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sparkle kitchen- raspberry shrub

In the By Thistle By Thimble story, “Onatah's Table”, the Duke’s son is very ill, and none of a long line of doctors seems to be of much help to the boy. One doctor, however, suggests they visit an unusual Inn called Onatah’s Table where he has heard that miraculous recoveries take place. The Duke is at first suspicious of the Inn's simple philosophy, but soon discovers that, not only does it help his son, it helps the Duke, as well....

sparkle kitchen- teeny the toadlet sandwich stacker

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sparkle kitchen- raspberry tarts

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Back to School Lunch Ideas Round Up

Summer vacation is almost over and the buzz of new things is in the air. Stores have stocked their school supply sections. There are pencils and notebooks, erasers and crayons. But if you are like me, you want to make sure that your little ones have something good to eat midday to fuel all that learning they are doing. Here at Sparkle we've got lots of ideas for healthy meals and snacks. I've picked a few for you to try out. They are far from your typical PB&J. I know food allergies can be a concern for many schools so I've picked some that are nut- and dairy-free. Many of them are gluten-free...

sparkle kitchen- tuna fish kitty cookies

In the Martin & Sylvia story, “The Drawing Contest”, it’s “Animal Week” at the library. In celebration, there is a children's drawing contest, to be judged by a real artist....