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Guest Post – Canning Tomato Jam with Kids

Guest Post – Canning Tomato Jam with Kids
As I venture into the world of canning for the first time, I am relieved to have some support from my experienced pals like Kathleen.  Many thanks for this awesome guest post on canning with kids.  (Yes, they can indeed make it a more efficient process!) Kathleen McDade is a writer, educator, mom, gardener and full-time bicycle commuter. She blogs about parenting, technology and sustainability at http://technoearthmama.com. High temperatures, sharp objects, breakable glass, potential for spread...

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Potato Gnocchi – A Fun Cooking Activity with K...

Potato Gnocchi – A Fun Cooking Activity with Kids
Full Belly Farm. Those three little words make my stomach rumble.  When I saw some of their beautiful golden potatoes the other day, I brought some home, even though I wasn't sure how I would use them.  The new issue of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food Magazine was in the kitchen, and my daughter pointed out a recipe for Simple Potato Gnocchi and suggested that we could make them together over the weekend. Ah-ha - problem solved! My daughter doesn't like lumpy potatoes and I wondered how I would get...

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Realistic Kid-Friendly Menu Plan for the Week

[caption id="attachment_5210" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Michelle Obama at the Chefs Move to Schools Launch in DC"][/caption] Last year, the Let’s Move campaign launched a new arm of the plan called Let’s Cook, with the intention of helping families across America select healthy recipes to cook for their families.  Chefs would share menu plans, and families could print the recipes and share them with their friends.  But these recipes are too time consuming and expensive for...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: Fun with Fri...

Thank you, Chris for this fantastic post! First, I want to thank Michelle for this fun opportunity to write for a blog other than my own!  I am a huge fan of Scholastic and all they do.  So, I am honored to be a guest on this site, especially as she is a finalist for the Scholastic Parent & Child Parent Blogger Awards in the Green category! As far as children go, I don’t have any, nor are children in my life plan.  So, why write about cooking with kids?  Because I can, of course.  *grin*. ...

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The Juice on my Tropicana Weekend

Before I left for my Chicago trip with Tropicana, I inundated you with blog posts about my upcoming experience.  I was worried that I was spending too much time away my regular posts about cooking with children.  I hope my recent posts about my summer cooking camps for kids reminded you that I am back in action. But before I write more about some fun food science and cooking with kids activities, I felt compelled to tell you a bit about what I learned in Chicago.  I have to say that I was...

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