Yes it is slightly green. No it hasn’t spoiled. It’s green tea, silly 🙂 Don’t you think that Starbucks, Oren’s or even the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf should be serving slices of this along with their coffees and teas?
My son turned 6 on Friday. How on earth is that even possible?
Anyone that knows me well, knows that I have a thing for themed birthday parties…and that I try (in a somewhat obsessive way) to make cakes that go along with the theme. So, when I planned a science birthday party for my kiddo, I scratched my head for a while to think of a cake with a science theme…and, in a Eureka moment, realized that I just HAD to make an erupting volcano. In a seriously funny coincidence, when I started googling to figure out exactly how I was going to accomplish this ridiculous feat of cake, I came up with a post by my good friend Sheri Gurock about her own Erupting Volcano Cake experience from 5 years ago and discovered that we had even both hired Mad Science to entertain the kids–even though we are in different states!
I must admit, I have never had a problem getting my kids to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. I know, though, that I am in the minority (don’t call it luck–it’s at least 95% training!) and that parents sometimes resort to all sorts of subterfuge to get their children to eat healthy. Ick. Please don’t hide spinach in your children’s brownies–it’s doesn’t pack that much of a nutritional punch and definitely doesn’t teach them to eat healthy.
Clare Crespo, along with Country Crock, has come up with a whole bunch of really fun recipes (kind of like food crafts) which could probably coax even the pickiest eater to take at least a tiny bite.
Ch-ch-ch-chia…almost no child of the 80’s can’t sing that theme song (in fact, I bet you’re thinking about googling it right now 😉
It turns out that those little chia seeds, also known as salvia hispanica, are also an incredibly healthy and ridiculously fun food. They are high in protein, omega-3s, antioxidants and a whole host of other nutrients and super high in fiber. Better yet, they absorb whatever liquid you mix into them and form a gel or pudding, which make a great filling snack. (If you’re a mom, and you never forget to eat, then I want to know your trick!)
Making cookie cutter sugar cookies with kids is a great activity…but the process of rolling it out, cutting cute shapes, scraping it up and rolling it out yet again is sometimes just too many steps.
Not one to use mixes or pre-made cookie dough (too many additives, way too expensive and never as yummy as homemade!), I’ve been looking for a simple recipe for plain, delicious cookies that my kids could have fun decorating.
I picked up one of those Taste of Home magazines at the checkout counter the other day for some cookie inspiration, and found a great recipe to play with, changed it up a little and hear you have it.