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I Love You Gifts for Father's Day: Craft and Recipe Ideas

Father's Day is usually relegated to the backyard bbq and hardware store sale. Although I'm sure Dads love buying tools on sale, this day should really be about showing appreciation for them. We've rounded up several recipes and crafts that the kids can plan in advance and either make with Dad or for him. This round up is all about creating a fun experience with Dad on Father's Day....

sparkle kitchen: “Easy Recipes for Kids to Make for Mother’s Day”

Moms are always cooking or fixing food: first breakfast, second breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, and sometimes a bedtime snack or drink. That’s a lot of food. With that in mind, we know most mamas would like a short break from making food for their families and, instead, to have food made for them. We gathered four easy recipes that kids can make with minimal help from an older sibling or grown-up. These are practically no-cook recipes, but they will give the children confidence and allow them to present something lovely to their mama made all by themselves....

sparkle kitchen round up: let's make fairy food!

Last summer, we brought you a month of fairy foods. Each week, we rounded up different types of favorite delicacies as we considered the tastes of earth fairies, water fairies, fire fairies, and air fairies. Today, we're gathering all those round-ups together into one place so you can easily find them all. We encourage you to explore one different fairy food a day this week if you can....

sparkle kitchen: "play with your food"

Do you remember the scene from A Christmas Story where the little brother makes a mountain out of his mashed potatoes and then the mother encourages him to eat the food like a little piggy? I'm not suggesting you ask your kids that they smash their faces in their dinner plates — but I am inviting you to play with your food. The recipes this week are all about getting tactile and creative with food. Here are nine Sparkle recipes to help you get more playful in the kitchen....

sparkle kitchen: four sparkly cakes for celebrations

We’re so excited about our website launch that we’re in the mood for celebrating. We pulled together all of our best “cake” recipes. We've got every kind of cake you can imagine. Cheesecakes, cupcakes, gluten-free cakes and more. Now we just have to choose....