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sparkle kitchen: kids cook round up

This week we are encouraging both parents and kids to get offline and get into the kitchen. Did you know that all of these recipes have a printable recipe card? Just print out the recipes you want to try before going offline and you are all set. I've rounded up nine easy recipes that are perfect for kids to manage themselves with minimal help from an adult or older sibling. I chose a combo of breakfasts and snacks as those seem to be the easiest for children to make on their own....

sparkle kitchen - hardtack

Today we launched the newset Sparkle Collection — Windward Ho!. It's all about a group of female pirates and their adventures. In celebration of this new series, we are reposting our hardtack recipe so your little pirates can have something to eat while they're out on the open seas too....

Four Autumn Apple Recipes

Dear apple, on your branch, please fall into my hat. For if I take you off the tree, they'll not be pleased with that!...

sparkle kitchen — Momma B's Tea Cakes

I have only a few memories of my maternal great-grandmother, Momma B. I remember she was lovely, kind, and gentle. I remember that she smelled wonderful. And I remember that she made the most beautiful, sizeable tea cakes....

sparkle kitchen: car snacks round up!

When I think car trips, my first thoughts are how long with it take? and what will we eat? I live in the west and often cities are few and far between. When we do find a place to stop, they usually don't offer the healthiest food — mostly gas station fare. So I like to bring my own food. I try to bring a mixture of fresh and dried foods as well as a few treats. I pack cut-up veggies and hummus, seasonal fruit that doesn't bruise easily, crackers or pretzels, a baked good of some kind, mixed nuts and dried fruit, and some sort of sweet treat....