Cooking & Nutrition

Sweet Sensation: Grilling Fruit Turns the Everyday into Awesome

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Move over, burgers and hot dogs—it’s time to share the grill with summer’s abundant fresh fruit! Grilling caramelizes fruit’s natural sugars, giving your produce decadent flavor and a unique flair that will delight wee ones and grown-up gourmands alike. Use grilled fruit to add a sweet and healthy sizzle to sunny-season salads, side dishes, and

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Get Your Veg On: Basil-Almond Pesto Is a Great Way to Go Green

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With summer in full swing, supermarkets, farmers markets, and at-home container gardens are bursting with fresh, fragrant basil. Toss these verdant greens in the blender with a handful of other ingredients and you’ll have an aren’t-you-fancy pesto in five minutes max. Even better? Most kids love pesto’s cheesy, nutty flavor, so go ahead and layer

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Be a Picnic Pro With These Yummy Pinwheel Roll-Ups

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Want an easy way to blow your child’s mind? Have a picnic! Dining outdoors on a blanket or at a picnic table in this-isn’t-my-house-or-school! settings like a park, by the lake, or your own backyard can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary for the kid set. From classic PB&J sammies to leftover casserole, any cuisine will

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Chill Out: Super-Easy Frozen Red, White, & Blueberry Shortcake

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It’s America’s birthday again! This year, give your patriotic party a sweet spark with a color-coordinated dessert. We always love a fancy flag cake or star-spangled take, but making something special doesn’t have to include complicated elements like elaborate cut-outs and dyeing cake batter: Our charming red, white & blueberry shortcake only requires four ingredients

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Get Your Grill On: Delicious Kid-Approved Burgers

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There’s probably no food more American than the humble hamburger. In honor of the upcoming Fourth-of-July-weekend barbecue bonanza, we thought we’d share one of our favorite burger recipes: flavorful and juicy, it’s kid-tested and gets two thumbs way up. Our patties aren’t for purists, who typically want a burger that’s nothing more than lightly-seasoned-at-the-very-last-minute meat.

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Container Gardening: Easy Summer Fun for Little Urban Farm Hands

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Love the idea of growing veggies, fruit, and herbs but lacking garden-space? No problem! If you have a small porch, patio, balcony, rooftop, or even a light-filled window, you’ve got a situation that’s ripe for container crops, from crunchy carrots to crisp lettuce, sweet watermelon (yes, really), fragrant basil, and so much more. Include your

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Oh Honey! 5 Fresh Recipes to Sweeten Your Summer Menu

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It’s hard to imagine summer without the cheerful soundtrack of buzzing bees—these busy winged workers visit flowers here, there, and everywhere to gather the nectar needed for making that tasty toast topper and smoothie sweetener: honey. The bees themselves are essentially mini honey manufacturing plants (more on that later), and the blooms they visit to

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So Cool! Healthier Popsicles for Hot Days

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We love the whole homemade popsicle craze. Thanks to a cornucopia of popsicle molds on the market, serving up some frozen treats on a hot day no longer means you have to grab a sugar-laden pint of ice cream or artificially colored popsicle from the freezer. Homemade popsicles can be made with natural ingredients—and they

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