Volunteering for Common Threads was a terrific experience for me. I think I got more out of it than the kids. I learned that kids can do a lot in the kitchen, including use knives appropriately, and I learned how to cook some new recipes I probably would not have attempted at home. Do you volunteer? If so where and what do you do?
With respect to the recipes and why I didn’t post them — they aren’t mine so I can’t share them. However, the Common Threads cookbook is available for purchase (I’m not sure what recipes are in it).