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Creative Kids Cooking Challenge

For kids, helping in the kitchen builds confidence and encourages independence, plus it’s a valuable contribution to the family. Not only do I want my kids to learn cooking and safety skills, I want them to enjoy creating and experimenting… Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadillas

Many of the first things my girls learned to cook are things made on a flat griddle pan – from pancakes to french toast, grilled cheese to quesadillas. A little flipping practice with mom and they are set to make… Continue Reading →

Cherry Banana Smoothies

If your kids are smoothie-lovers like mine, here is a must-try flavor to add to your blender repertoire. My toddler, tween and teen are all in love with this pretty-in-pink cherry banana smoothie. With just 4 ingredients, this smoothie is… Continue Reading →

Mini Blueberry Tarts in a Muffin Tin

We’ve been busy with blueberries this summer season, taking a recent trip east of Seattle for a u-pick blueberry day! It was something that was on our summer bucket list this year and we all loved it. For only $1.50… Continue Reading →

Beat the Heat with a Breakfast Picnic

We’re in the middle of a streak of 100°+ days. I even saw 115° in our upcoming forecast – phew! While we love eating outside in the summer, it’s way too hot for a picnic by the time lunch rolls… Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Parmesan Pita Chips

Like many of you, I’m always on the lookout for filling, healthy snack ideas. Bonus points if the kids can make the snack themselves! Our whole family loves these whole wheat Parmesan pita chips, and they are so simple to… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Parmesan Whole Wheat Croutons

My kids love croutons – do yours? Sometimes, I think they only agree to eat salad so they can load their bowls with crunchy croutons! I couldn’t believe we had never made our own croutons before. These Parmesan whole wheat… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Peanut Butter Apples Slices

You are definitely going to want to work this tasty treat into your after-school snack rotation soon. These chocolate peanut butter apple slices are so yummy, and pretty healthy too, especially if you use a good quality dark chocolate. Plus,… Continue Reading →

Fizzy Fruit Slushies

We’ve been having our fair share of 100º+ days this summer. Phew, it’s hot! We like icy, fruity drinks on a hot day, but I don’t love my kids consuming high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors on a regular basis…. Continue Reading →

Mini Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I admit it – we’ve been indulging in some delicious treats so far this summer. Strawberry shortcake, a marshmallow roast and s’mores bar, and now these tasty cookie and ice cream morsels. My girls were quite smitten with these cute… Continue Reading →

Lazy Summer Lunch Ideas

This post could have been called ‘Encouraging Independence in the Kitchen’ or ‘Lunches Young Kids Can Make’, but let’s be honest – I am simply feeling lazy about fixing lunches now that summer vacation has hit our house! Here are… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Made-to-Order Pizza Pasta Bowls

My girls love make-your-own-meals, like taco night, oatmeal and toppings breakfast, or salad bar. Do your kids enjoy making personalized meals, too? Here’s a fun twist on pizza night that we have been enjoying at our house – made-to-order pizza… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes

When I was pregnant last year, my oldest daughter (age 10 at the time) decided she wanted to learn how to cook some meals on her own. She figured with a new baby in the house, I might need some… Continue Reading →

Cookie Cutter Toast Stamping

Toast is a breakfast staple around our house – the kids can make it themselves and choose their favorite toppings and spreads. How about an easy and kid-pleasing way to dress-up your morning toast? Just grab some cookie cutters and… Continue Reading →

Fancy Layered Drinks for Kids

It’s almost time to ring in 2014! We’ll be spending the evening at home, eating our traditional nacho dinner, playing board games, and watching a slideshow of the year’s photos. The kids will have no trouble staying awake till midnight… Continue Reading →

Gingerbread Granola

I like to have a few easy and festive meal ideas up my sleeve for the month of December – something to make an ordinary breakfast, lunch, or dinner a little special. We might make gingerbread boy and girl pizzas,… Continue Reading →

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese

My Pinterest feed has been filled with all kinds of foods you can make in a waffle iron – from hash browns to cookies to French toast. We decided to try some creative waffle iron cooking with one of my… Continue Reading →

10 Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

My girls love cooking and doing experiments, so food science experiments are like the best of both worlds for them. It’s amazing how many different experiments you can do with a few simple pantry items and foods from the fridge…. Continue Reading →

Creamy Tropical Smoothie, Sunshine in a Glass

Is it back-to-school time in your house? We’re still trying to hang on to that summer feeling around here for a few more weeks. And, what goes better with summer than a cold, tropical drink? My girls love smoothies, and… Continue Reading →

3 Easy Ways to Sneak Math into Snack Time

Are your kids on summer break yet? We want to keep those little brains learning and growing, even during the lazy days of summer. Numbers and food go hand-in-hand perfectly and, with very little extra prep, your kids can be… Continue Reading →

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