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sparkle kitchen- hard boiled egg mice snacks

In the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now story, “Now That's A Camp!” Ben wants to create a summer camp for the mice, but he isn't sure how to do it....

sparkle craft- bird nest baskets

In the By Thistle, By Thimble story, “The Sweet Grass Basket”, a hard working family is given a vacation on an island along the Carolina coast. Despite the fact that their small business is having hard times, they decide to take a risk and go....

sparkle kitchen- sour cherry and whipped goat cheese tart

In the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now story, “A Taste of the Wild”, it's a beautiful summer day, and Spiro decides to try something he has always wanted to do: taste a junebug grub. He knows that wild skunks who live in the forest and meadow eat grubs all the time, but he, himself, has never tried one. When he finally makes it to the meadow and tastes his first grub, he sets himself up to learn a valuable lesson about what it is to be wild....

sparkle kitchen- homemade german sausage

In the Dry Gables story, “Johann Bauer—Blacksmith,” Johann Bauer is not only the Dry Gables blacksmith — he is also the town's protector. He looks out for everyone who lives there and is quick to anger when his town is threatened....

Nine Sparkle Summer Recipe Round-Up

Summer is almost here and that means lots of fresh food eaten outside! Summer is the perfect time for big gatherings that include food. Martin & Sylvia's family really enjoys having their friends over for a summer cookout or going on picnics. This week at Sparkle we are making plans for summer and we wanted to share a few of our favorite summertime recipes with you....