Cooking & Nutrition

Make Your Own Tropical Frozen Yogurt—Without a Machine!

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Creamy, dreamy tropical frozen yogurt made without a bulky, expensive ice cream machine?! It’s true! All you need are four ingredients: fresh pineapple, bananas, coconut-flavored yogurt, and honey (plus a blender). The result is a tangy, fabulously refreshing, and healthy summer treat reminiscent of the cultishly-popular pineapple Dole Whip you find at Disneyland. Kids will

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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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Serious Summer Yum! S’mores Bites, Two Ways: Classic and PB&J

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S’mores—just reading that word will likely conjure visions of laughter-filled evenings around a campfire with your friends and family. A simple combination of graham crackers, chocolate, and the all-important roasted marshmallow, s’mores are virtually a childhood rite of passage. Of course, campfires aren’t always easy to come by (or toddler-friendly), and while roasting marshmallows over

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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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