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Weekend Project: Make Granola

Granola is a healthy and delicious snack. Depending on the brand that you purchase in the store, it can be filled with preservatives and extra sugar. That’s why it can be a fun family activity to make at home. Granola tastes great when sprinkled on plain or vanilla yogurt. It can also be packaged in a pretty sack with [...]

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The Story of Breakfast Cereal

Breakfast cereal is a wildly popular food, with millions of people—especially kids—eating it every day. Almost everyone likes a crunchy bowl of cereal with cold milk. Believe it or not, there was actually a time when almost no one enjoyed eating cereal. It was very different than it is today: heavy, hard to chew, and really like eating grains [...]

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Grilling Safety

Now that it is summer time, more families are enjoying grilling food on barbecues.Grills are just like the stove in the kitchen. A grill is a cooking tool that gets very hot and can cause burns.Adults should grill. Kids should not!Keep away from a grill when it is in use. Play at least 10 feet [...]

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​Passover Fun

Passover begins next week, and if you have never attended a Passover Seder, you might not know that it is a ceremonial dinner made long with many rituals and customs, including reading the story of Exodus.For families with small children, reinterpreting the rituals in a fun way helps kids stay interested and engaged with the meal. Before Passover, kids can [...]

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Eight Layer Breakfast Parfait

Picking berries is a fun family activity. The last few weeks of summer are the perfect time to pick fresh blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. High in antioxidants and naturally sweet, these gems are sure to be a family favorite. From muffins to pancakes, even savory salads, there are many ways to cook with berries. Get the family involved in [...]

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School Lunches

Is this a familiar scenario in your house: the school bus will arrive at the corner any minute, your first grader can’t find her shoe, your sixth grader needs a permission slip signed, the phone is ringing, the dog is barking, you realize that you haven’t packed lunches, and that you have no cash in your purse to give [...]

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All About Pumpkins

There are telltale signs that summer is officially gone in most places in the United States, and that fall is definitely here to stay awhile. The leaves have turned pretty shades of red and gold, it’s definitely much chillier, and pumpkins are practically everywhere.In honor of one of our favorite seasons, share these fun facts with your child. He or [...]

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Oktoberfest for Families

Who says Oktoberfest celebrations are only for adults? Taking time out to observe this Bavarian tradition can be as simple as creating a recipe together. Baking up our brezeln (pretzels), and taking a few minutes to look up the origins of Oktoberfest as a family, could make for an afternoon of fun.If you’re feeling creative, throw a fall-themed Oktoberfest party. [...]

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It's Apple Time

Whether you prefer the tartness of a Granny Smith, or the sweet juiciness of an Empire, now is the perfect time for fresh, in-season apples. Heading to a pick-your-own orchard makes for a fun family day trip, and a great opportunity to enjoy the fall colors on the trees as you drive through the country.For a great resource on [...]

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Ask Jill: How Do Non-Stick Pans Work?

Why doesn’t food stick to black pans? My mom cooks eggs in a pan that looks black so they don’t stick. Why don’t they stick?Asked by Alexis, 10 from New YorkDear Alexis,I am guessing that you are describing what is called a non-stick pan or skillet. The pan is metal, and it is coated with [...]

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