Carsten and Kellan have fun in the kitchen making their very own slime.
Summer has arrived, and that means kids need things to do. My boys are thoroughly enjoying summertime, and so am I. I don't miss the hurried schedule of the school year and my hectic commute. Instead we are able to relax and make our own schedule each day.
There’s only one week left to scare up some good treats for your little
ghosts and goblins. Surprise them with sweet, salty and spooky snacks
that are almost too cute to eat.
Fall is the ideal time to cook up a batch of chili for a tailgate or
dinner at home. There are so many options to suit any mood. Bring a
little spice to the table with chicken chili.
Scare the daylights out of kids of all ages with a frightfully fabulous
Halloween-inspired meal. Whether Beggars Night or any night in October,
you can serve up food that is ghoulishly good.
This past weekend I came across a few recipes for Magic Pumpkin Cake. I
had never heard of this dessert, but wanted to try something different
than pumpkin bars. The directions sounded simple enough, but I had my
doubts if this recipe would really work. I decided to put this recipe to
the test with the help of my 5-year-old son, Carsten. He loves to help
me bake while standing on his stepstool, and this was his first time
cracking the eggs. He was so proud of himself as he cracked all six of
them and didn’t drop a single one.
On a recent neighborhood walk with my two sons, we passed by a couple of
apple trees. The boys wanted to pick apples from the tree to bring
home. We plucked a few to bring home and cut into them right away. The
apples were tart, but good.
My family and I love to attend cultural festivals. We love the sights
and sounds, but we especially love the food. One of the Latin delicacies
I’ve tried and loved is tacos al pastor, spiced pork and pineapple
cooked slowly to perfection, thinly sliced and then topped with chopped
onion and cilantro.
Tempt those with a sweet tooth with desserts made with seasonal
ingredients. Zucchini bread and pumpkin bars are a real treat. It’s the
perfect time to try both as we are at the tail end of zucchini season
and the very beginning of pumpkin season.
Lessen the stress of a new school year with timesaving recipes. With new
teachers, new classes, and a new routine you can use all the help you
Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Think outside the box
and cook up a batch of creamy and cheesy homemade mac ’n’ cheese that
can be served as the main or side dish.
For me the ultimate taste of summer is Iowa sweet corn. My favorite way
to enjoy sweet corn is roasted on the cob, but there are so many other
ways to eat fresh, nutritious corn. Add it to a dip or soup for a
There’s nothing that tastes better than pairing a grilled burger, brat
or pulled pork sandwich with a cold pasta salad. Pasta salads are great
for picnics and upcoming tailgates. They taste best when they’re allowed
to sit overnight in your fridge so plan ahead.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the 2016 Summer Olympics Aug. 5-21.
Over the course of 17 days, Olympic fans will cheer on world athletes
Enchilada casserole always hits the spot. It’s cheesy and spicy and
feeds a crowd. Why limit yourself to chicken enchiladas? Next time try
adding pork and black beans for a little variety.
In the summertime berries are bountiful whether they come from the
farmers’ market, local grocery store or your own garden. This season
take full advantage of the berries’ juicy sweetness and serve up summery
This Fourth of July dazzle your friends and family with a stunning
showcase of red, white and blue recipes. These three recipes can be made
in advance allowing you to join in all of the patriotic fun on
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