Community Blogger's focus is 'The Kitchen and the Kids'

Skye Kinkade
Mount Shasta’s Brandi Kobseff shares recipes, tips and other stuff of interest to moms in her community blog “The Kitchen and the Kids,” which can be seen at She is shown with her husband Mike and their daughters: Kaylie, age 7; Kelsie, 5; and Kindyl, 2.

Last week, Brandi Kobseff’s oldest daughter turned 7. To celebrate, she threw a Frozen-themed birthday party that included chilled delights like frozen chocolate covered strawberry hearts, “ice glass hard candy,” Olaf noses (carrots) and snow dip (ranch), and a cake with snowdrifts of marshmallow cream frosting.

Brandi shared all her Frozen recipes and ideas on her new community blog, “The Kitchen and the Kids,” which is featured on the website.

“I am addicted to Pinterest and love food and health blogs,” Brandi said. “People are always asking for recipes and how I stay organized with three kids, so I thought I would share some of my ideas with a blog.”

Brandi said The Kitchen and the Kids has already gone further than her original intentions since it debuted at the beginning of March.

Other recent Kitchen and the Kids posts include recipes for simple chicken fried rice, egg salad sandwiches, sweet hot chili sauce, red wine beef stew in the slow cooker, and a simple morning smoothie.

Around-the-house posts include a recipe for homemade laundry soap and dryer sock balls, and all-natural coffee cup cleaner.

For the kids, Brandi has an easy playdough recipe, a do-it-yourself pinata and other fun crafts.

Brandi grew up in Ashland, Ore., and worked in escrow for almost nine years with Lawyers Title in Medford before moving to Mount Shasta in 2007. She and her husband, Mike, have three daughters: Kaylie, age 7, Kelsie who is 5, and Kindyl, 2.

Brandi’s Kitchen and the Kids posts are located in the right hand column of the home page, in the Community Blogs section, under Latest Blogs. Click the “Community” link.

Another new community blog you’ll find there is “Getting Dirty: A Gardening Blog,” by Mount Shasta resident Jane Seeley.