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Cook for a Day, Eat for a Week: Chicken

We all like convenience, but it’s tough to value it over having tasty, fresh food. Real convenience is having what you want to eat ready when it’s dinner time. Because of this, it can be helpful to cook for a day and eat for a week.Our favorite tool for cooking in advance is the slow cooker. Use it to [...]

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Be Amazed: Make Your Own Pita

Are your kids out of school for the summer and lunchtime is starting to get boring? Getting them involved in cooking pita will make lunch fun again. The best part is pita can be made ahead of time, so it might be easier to prepare the night before. Watching the pita puff as it bakes will amaze and [...]

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Snack Time: Hummus & Pita Chips

HummusThis makes enough for 4-6 people to share. Try eating hummus with pita chips or fresh slices of cucumber.Equipment: blender or food processor rubber spatula small bowlIngredients1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained ¼ cup tahini 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 clove garlic, crushed ½ teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoons olive oil1.Place all ingredients except olive oil in blender or food processor and blend or process until [...]

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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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