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Spinach, Feta & Garlic Pesto Flat Bread

Sunday, March 16, 2014

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Spinach, Feta & Garlic Pesto Flat Bread

Though a thin crust may seem like just a vehicle for the toppings, this flat bread {flavored with spinach, garlic and feta} is actually very tasty on its own or as a simple cheese and/or pesto breadstick. For my St. Patrick’s Day flat bread, I had fun using shamrock and other festive {green} toppings.

Owl Always Love You French Toast

Saturday, February 1, 2014

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Owl Always Love You French Toast

When I saw this “owl egg shaper” on Pinterest I couldn’t resist making a version of my own. My oldest son got a hoot out of his breakfast and I loved playing with food to create an easy, edible art snack that doesn’t involve sugary sweets.

Gingerbread Pancakes with Sugared Cranberries

Monday, December 9, 2013

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Gingerbread Pancakes with Sugared Cranberries

Though it wouldn’t be classified as a “snow” day in most places, my boys were excited nonetheless to see the first flakes of the season quietly dust their backyard the other day. The exciting occasion, ushering in a magical season, called for a special winter breakfast.

ABC Mac & Cheese

Monday, September 23, 2013

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ABC Mac & Cheese

As we transition into fall, this ABC pasta doubles as a comfort food and a fairly mess-free rainy-day project for kids of all ages.

Watermelon Cake

Monday, May 13, 2013

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Watermelon Cake

This watermelon {cake} is a fun twist on fruit salad and makes a great healthy dessert or snack and beautiful centerpiece for any party or function. Use your favorite fruits or whatever is in season to decorate the watermelon.

Happy Valentine’s Day Heart Rolls

Saturday, February 9, 2013

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Happy Valentine’s Day Heart Rolls

These naturally-dyed pink beet rolls are a festive Valentine’s Day treat. And they double as a fun activity because the vibrant-colored dough (reminiscent of playdough) should keep your kids entertained for a while. Happy Heart Day!

Mr. Baked Potato Heads

Friday, January 11, 2013

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Mr. Baked Potato Heads

Dress up your baked potato (or sweet potato/yam) with an assortment of veggies to make an edible Mr. {Baked} Potato Head. This edible art project is fun for all ages and allows kids to play with healthy foods.

Witch Hat Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Witch Hat Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

When I want to play with food but I don’t have time to really be creative, I pull out the cookie cutters and let my four-year old son do the creating. Simply cutting sandwiches (and quesadillas) into different shapes is a fun project for him and it’s an easy way to make a holiday (or any day’s) meal more festive. Happy Halloween!

Edible Train Landscape

Monday, September 10, 2012

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Edible Train Landscape

My son’s 1st train birthday party seems like so long ago now but the edible landscape idea is perfect for back to school and it makes eating healthy snacks fun for your kiddos all year. Depending on the age of your kids, they may even like to help create the scene before eating it!

Train Toast

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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Train Toast

One morning I was playing around with my son’s toast and the next thing I knew it had transformed itself into a train. Spread the train toast with your choice of jams, nut butters, Nutella, etc. Make the train as long as you’d like and fill the train cars with different fruits and other toppings.

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