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Nine Light Summer Recipes

Summer is a great time to lighten up your meals. Fresh vegetables and fruit are abundant in farmers markets and backyard gardens. I've rounded up a bunch of light recipes you can make over and over again all throughout the summer....

sparkle kitchen: father's day recipe round up

In May, we celebrated our mothers — and now Father's Day is just around the corner. At Sparkle, we believe fathers are just as important in the daily lives of families as mothers. We want to honor that by giving you a few ideas for special treats your kids can make on their own to show Dad just how much he means to the family. I've rounded up breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and even dessert recipes so you have something to make at any point in the day — just in case you have an early-rising dad or one that likes to sleep in!...

Nine Favorite Outdoor Recipes Round Up

Whether it's going out for a hike, camping for a weekend, or just a barbeque in your backyard, we want to encourage you to get outside and explore nature. Exploring always makes me hungry, so I am constantly thinking about what to eat and what my kids will want to eat as we enjoy our time in nature. Here at Sparkle we have hundreds of great recipes, but we know that can be daunting to search through. So instead, we've picked nine great recipes that you can cook outside, take on the trail with you or just enjoy on the porch....

sparkle kitchen: superhero smoothies

In “The Enemy,”Part Six of How to be Super: The Bridge Between, Selena has a challenging, tiring day on campus. By midday she feels like she has already been through two full days. Luckily she encounters Mona, who gets her a renewing smoothie to drink. Selena needs it, because the rest of the day will be just as filled with adventure, revelation, and, unfortunately, some bad news....

sparkle kitchen: chapati bread, two ways

In the Willowbee Tree story “The End of the Season,” Clancy is lamenting the end of first grade and the prospect of starting a new grade. He likes the way things are and doesn't want them to change....