Welcome, to Ketchup with Lucas!

Hi all,

And welcome to my new site, Ketchup with Lucas! I started a YouTube channel featuring my son a few weeks ago, and this seems like a natural extension of that.


When I was first starting to cook for a toddler, I was so clueless. I would look up recipes on Pinterest, other blogs, cookbooks. I wouldn’t say I’m a bad cook – I can generally make whatever you ask of me, but without any crazy sauces. But cooking for Lucas is different. He is starting to develop his toddler tastebuds, and it’s not always clear what will work. Tonight he demanded to eat one of my husband’s mussels. Earlier this morning he refused to even try the broccoli. Why did a weird bug-like food look more appetizing than a food that looks similar to things he is fond of? Unclear.

Lucas likes a lot of what I cook, but there’s always something that I expect will be a huge hit, and then it flops hopelessly.

On his YouTube channel, I post videos of the recipes that I try, and his reaction. Hopefully he will end up liking more than he spits out. I’d love for you to subscribe, using the link above.

I’d also love to get all of your thoughts, and suggestions for what you’d like to see more of. I’m making this up as I go along, and any opinions would be very greatly appreciated.