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sparkle kitchen: what water fairies eat

Water fairies govern the sprout and stem of a plant — lots of water moving up and down, breathing, like maple sap....

sparkle kitchen: what air fairies eat

Air fairies govern the leaves and flowers of plants. They are the sanguine temperament- changeable, distracted, happy, curious, flighty, talkative, bright, and shiny....

Nine Easy Sparkle Game Time Snacks

If your kiddos are anything like mine, they don't pay much attention to hunger cues when they get deep into play. It's almost impossible to get them out to eat something until one of them realizes they are starving. They come running to me ten minutes before a meal, begging for food because they are ravenous. Then you have to tell them to wait a few more minutes and the complaining begins. The best way to avoid all this and keep your active players' tummies happy: make a few of these snacks and put them out on the table so they can grab them whenever they pass by. It's an easy way to have...

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!...