About Carrien Cheney

Carrian Cheney blogs at “Oh, Sweet Basil” about her unique recipes and promotes her philosophy that spending time together in the kitchen is about more than eating a meal. She and her husband are parents to three children who learned very early that they all had roles in the kitchen and learning about food and meal prep was important to their family. While sometimes cooking with kids can be slower and certainly messier, the memories created and the skills learned will last a lifetime. @ohsweetbasil

Three perfect baked potatoes coated in flaked salt and squeezed open with a pat of butter in the center.

Perfect Baked Potatoes

A frugal dinnertime staple that can be dressed up or down. And yes, you do need a recipe to get it just right. What results are fluffy, tender spuds.

A bowl of cinnamon roll oatmeal with brown sugar swirl and yogurt drizzled over the top.

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Seeming more indulgent than they actually are, these sweetly cinnamony oats will get everyone up and at ’em. Even the most morning resistant among us.