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Have Fun with Watermelon Carving

Do you love having fun with watermelon carving? We’ve got more ideas for this delicious and creative summer pastime than you can probably count. Check out our Summer Watermelon Carving post for a full rundown on ideas from Olaf to Shrek to a Minecraft creeper. Of course some of these designs are meant to stand […]

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Grilled Veggie Platter

Go Grill Crazy with a Grilled Veggie Platter

Who wants to turn on the oven in the summertime? Summer days are meant for grilling, and a grilled veggie platter is your favorite summer dish. If it’s too hot to even contemplate being outside during the day, you can grill these vegetables in the morning or in the cooler night temperatures. Plus the vegetables […]

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Kids' Kitchen Jobs

Kids’ Kitchen Jobs for the Summer

Got the mid-summer doldrums? Kids complaining about being bored? This is a sign that you need to assign some kids’ kitchen jobs for the summer. That’ll teach ’em. Oh, and maybe they’ll have fun and sample something healthy too. Without further ado, we present the Top 5 Kids’ Kitchen Jobs for the Summertime: 1. Husk […]

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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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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

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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