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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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Hello, September!

Savor the end of summer and get back to school with these foods!National Ice Cream Sandwich MonthNational Mushroom MonthNational Chicken MonthNational Rice MonthFood Allergy Awareness MonthLike our posts? Hungry for more? Sign up for our free email newsletter filled with lots of ideas and recipes to inspire family, food and fun. 

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Savor Summer with a Staycation

Sometimes there is no time or money for a vacation. While some may be accustomed to multiple course breakfasts on cruise ships or decadent meals at bed and breakfasts, one sure way to make a staycation special is by taking the time to make a luxurious breakfast. This recipe for crepes is easy and [...]

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