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Kids’ Story Book Cooking Projects

Do your kids get buried in a favorite book? When they’re ready for a break, why not do some story book cooking projects?  Every now and then a book inspires a super-fun cooking project. Lucky for us, both of our boys had summer books that inspired these treats. The Pineapple Sofa Our four-year-old loves, loves, […]

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white peach salsa

Knife Skills for Kids

Kids with knives – It doesn’t sound like a great combination, right? Most parents spend time looking for the best way to keep the knives away from the kids. But if you can teach good knife skills for kids (including a proper respect for sharp knives) at an early age, they’ll be less likely to […]

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grow-your-own mushroom kits

Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Kits

When we first saw these grow-your-own mushroom kits from Back to the Roots at Camp Blogaway, our initial reaction was, “No way.” You can’t grow mushrooms out of a box with coffee grounds. Er…can you? The answer is, apparently, yes you can. Ten days after we got our mushroom box started, we had an enormous […]

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Naturally Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day

Green food coloring? Skip it! We want to show you how to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with naturally green foods. You already know how we feel about cake (yum!) and about artificial food colorings (boo!), and about how we made it through Halloween without food coloring. So you can imagine how we feel as St. […]

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trainfood

Will the Kids Eat the Leftovers?

You’ve hosted a household of people; now you’ve got a house full of food. Everyone liked the meal the first time around, but will they be willing to give it another try…and another…and another? Unless you have extremely open-minded kids, they are likely to turn up their noses at a re-heated (and slightly less tasty) […]

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kids' drawer

The Kids’ Drawer

Next time you hear the words, “Mom, I’m hungry; will you make me a snack?” we have a proposal for you. Send them to the “kids’ drawer.” Oh sure, there’s nothing wrong with making your kid a snack, but it gets old. Not to mention that if you’re solely in charge of the food, the […]

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