Creating A Visual Snack Menu

Creating A Visual Snack Menu

I want my son to be fully prepared for school every morning.

My three year old boy recently started public preschool. He goes there every morning from 7:30-11:00am and they have a snack time in the middle. I’ve been so anxious about sending my son off to school. I’m excited, yes, but also a bit nervous too.

You might think that creating a visual menu for packing snack is overkill but if it makes getting ready for school easier, I’m all in.

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Tropical Smoothie Pops

Tropical Frozen Smoothie Pops(1)

This recipe is so easy.

I’m sharing this recipe with you because making frozen pops is pretty much my three year old’s favorite thing to do these days. I think he might even like making them more than he likes eating them. I also have fun making them.

And did I mention that they’re healthy? Continue reading “Tropical Smoothie Pops”

Hide and Seek Letters

Hide and Seek Letters

Hunting for letters is perfect for acquiring and reinforcing early literacy skills; the rapidly-growing minds of toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarten-aged children can all benefit from it.

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Teach Your Child to Identify Letters the Fun Way!

Hide and Seek Letters

Do you have a child who is learning to identify letters?

Hunting for letters is perfect for acquiring and reinforcing early literacy skills. The rapidly-growing minds of toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarten-aged children can all benefit from engaging activity. Hide-and-Seek Letters is a fun way to teach young children to identify letters or a great review for older kids.

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Black Currant Jam

Black Currant Jam

Black currants are one of my favorite summertime berries. This jam will remind you of the long summer days long into the winter.

Similar to my recipe for Pickled Garlic Scapes, Black Currant Jam is a treat you will probably not find at your local farmer’s market, and you certainly won’t see it at a conventional grocery store. Sometimes, in order to eat well, you just have to make things yourself.

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Pickled Garlic Scapes

Pickled Garlic Scapes

Garlic scapes are the flower stock that garlic sends up in mid-summer. As they grow they curl once around. It is best to snap them off when this happens, before they get woody. They taste just like garlic and there is so many yummy things you can do with them. You can grill them and make pesto out of them. You can chop them up in salads and stirfrys. I like to make pickles out of them and enjoy them during the long, cold winter months. They make a nice treat especially for the holidays. Enjoy!

Harvest and wash garlic scapes. Trim off the tops above where the flower is forming.

In the bottom of clean, dry pint jars add 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper, 1/4 tsp whole peppercorns, 1 tbsp dill.

Pack raw garlic scapes into jars. Coil and push them in tightly, careful not to let them go above the level of where the brine will be in there jar (the fill line).

Boil together: 2 1/4 cup water, 2 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup kosher salt. (This is enough mixture to cover approximately three pint jars.)

Pour hot brine into jars up to fill line.

Use a clean paper towel to wipe around the mouth of the jars and insure no moisture is present. Cap and hot water process.

Enjoy in 2 or more months.

Quinoa, Corn, and Black Bean Salad

Quinoa, Corn, and Black Bean Salad

Quinoa, Corn, and Black Bean Salad

This salad screams, “Summer!” It is healthy and delicious and easy to make. It’s also a good way to use up extra corn on the cob.

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Cheddar Parmesan Biscuit Recipe

Cheddar Parmesan Biscuits

These biscuits are a favorite in our house. I love this recipe because it is really easy and quick to make.

Also, I like it because almost biscuits recipes require buttermilk and I never happen to have buttermilk when I decide I want to make biscuits. I know there is a trick where you can put lemon juice or something into regular milk and magically turn it into buttermilk, but I have yet to try that. Continue reading “Cheddar Parmesan Biscuit Recipe”