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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cooking around the world

A great way to teach your kids about geography and cooking is through our World Studies Unit.
Over 20 countries included in this large learning ebook. Each country includes: 
  • Fun facts about the county
  • Facts on what the country is famous for
  • A printable dinner menu invitation designed for each country
  • Kid friendly International recipes unique to that country
  • Photos of attractions, scenery or areas of interest in the particular region

See more details on our world studies unit

 

 

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Food Group Activities and Worksheets

 
Introduce your kids to healthy eating through out food group activities and worksheets. You'll find this product and a whole lot more food, cooking and healthy eating worksheets in our store!



















Food group activities and worksheets

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Orange Smoothie

1 Cup water
1 (6 oz.) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (6 oz.) carton vanilla yogurt
1/2 Cup frozen strawberries
1/2 Cup cold milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
10 ice cubes

How to Make It:
Pour the water in the blender.
Add the juice and yogurt to the water.
Carefully stir in the sugar, milk and vanilla.
Cover the blend until the mixture is smooth.
While blending add in 3 to 4 ice cubes at a time and blend after each addition.
Continue to add the ice cubes until you have reached the thickness you desire.
Makes 4 servings

See more smoothie recipes in our two Smoothie Cookbooks

 Easy Smoothies for Kids
Green Smoothies



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Friday, May 9, 2014

7 Great Mother’s Day Cooking Gifts

Mother’s Day is a day to show your mother your love and appreciation. One way you can show your mother how much you care about her is by presenting her with a thoughtful gift.


Think of the things your mom has talked about over the past year and take steps to make her cooking thoughts become culinary reality.

Gourmet Cook

If your mom is a gourmet cook then perhaps you could select an item that she has been dying to get her hands on. Chances are you have heard about this item over and over but if you do not have any idea where to begin looking rest assured there are many, many choices to be found for the cooking connoisseur. Some ideas might be a gourmet knife set; those new pots and pans she has had her eye on; a new set of spices or unusual spices she has in mind for a special recipe; a gift certificate for companies like Pampered Chef, Taste of Home or other direct sales food company fan so she can get her favorite new product.

Learn How to Cook

You say your mom doesn’t cook or she has been wanting to learn something new? Well, then the perfect gift might just cooking lessons and that is something you could even take together. There are all sorts of cooking lessons from learning the most basic to more advanced or specific culinary techniques.


Cookbooks for Mom

Is your mom a fanatic for a Italian, German, or French food? Perhaps a cook book with mom’s favorite cuisine or by her favorite chef would be an ideal gift.

Mom's Favorite Meal

How about an evening of mother-daughter cooking? Put together the ingredients for your mother’s favorite meal and spend time together making memories.


Kitchen Tools

A basket filled with kitchen gadgets is a useful idea for any mom. Think of things that your mom does over and over in the kitchen. Is there a doodad that would help her save some time in meal preparation? What about a tool that she might only use a few times a year but she would love to have for those special recipes.


Dessert for Mom

Mom’s favorite dessert is always the right way to go. You can make it for her and deliver it in a nicely decorated box or have her favorite local bakery make her favorite confection and surprise her. If your mom’s sweet tooth bends more toward chocolate or candy then get a bunch of her favorites and give it to her in a multi-purpose container. Every time she takes a bite she will think of you and your kindheartedness.
 

More Help on making Mother's Day Special

 Find recipes for breakfast in bed, a Mother's Day Tea Party and/or a Mother's Day Spa here.
7 great Mother's Day Cooking Gift Ideas
Tea Party Theme Ideas

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cheesy Rainbow Peppers

What You Need: 
1/2 of a large green pepper
1/2 of a large sweet red pepper
1/2 of a large yellow pepper
1/2 of a large orange pepper
1 C of Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2 T ripe olive, chopped

How to Make It: 
Allow the broiler to preheat while preparing the appetizers. Cut each pepper half into 9 strips making 36 strips in all.

Place the peppers skin side down on an ungreased rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle the cheese over the all the peppers.

Place the olives over the cheese on each pepper strip. Sprinkle on the red pepper flakes. Broil 6 inches from the heat for 5 minutes or until the peppers are crisp tender and the cheese has melted.

Makes 36 appetizers


You can add this to a rainbow theme dinner!



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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mother's Day Tea Party

With Mother’s Day fast approaching now is the time to start planning your special activities for the day. If you’ve never considered holding a Mother Daughter Tea for family, friends or even the ladies in your church group, here are a few ideas to consider you started.

Usually, simple is better, easier and more elegant. After deciding on your theme just add tea bags, hot water, lemonade and a few finger foods and you are ready to host a well planned tea party.

If you don’t have a full tea set sitting around, you can find some very nice cups, saucers and tea pots in places like Goodwill or other thrift stores for very little money.

You could also borrow them from your friends or, should you decide to make this an annual tradition, everyone could bring their own special cup just for the occasion.

Here are three tea themes perfect for moms and daughters of all ages. Choose one of these or create one of your own to make this Mother’s Day even more special.

Mother/Daughter – This can be a special time for moms with grown up daughters. Simple decorations with a simple flower arrangement to grace the table alongside tea cups and saucers can be pleasing to the eye as well the heart. Finger sandwiches, cookies and scones finish the menu. For a special treat, have the mothers and daughters write a note or letter to each other sharing how much they are appreciated.

Mommy & Me – For moms of younger girls this theme would be really cute if the moms came elegantly dressed and the girls were able to rummage through a trunk with donated dresses, shoes, gloves and jewelry so they could look just like mom. Include cookies or simple finger foods along with lemonade, punch or hot chocolate for those that prefer it over tea. Have the invitations ask the children to bring a stuffed animal guest to share the table. Think about the tea parties you hosted as a child and let your imagination run wild.

Beach Time Tea – With Mother’s Day being celebrated in May, just prior to the official summer season, why not take the opportunity to serve flavored iced tea instead? Use iced tea glasses instead of tea cups and serve typical summer appetizers. Have everyone dress in straw hats, sunglasses and flip-flops or sandals in anticipation of the warmer weather.

More Help on making Mother's Day Special

 Find recipes for breakfast in bed, a Mother's Day Tea Party and/or a Mother's Day Spa here.
Make a Paper Tulip Bouquet
Tea Party Theme Ideas




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