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4th of july cupcakes

Festive Cupcakes with Filling for the 4th of July + New Summer Activity Sheets

Be prepared for lots of compliments, if you bring these adorable red, white, and blue cupcakes to your 4th of July party. They’re easy to make, and the kids can help! Kelly shows us how in this video:  Distract the kids until the cupcakes are ready with these 4th of July and summer-themed activity sheets, or […]

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fast fried rice recipe lunch idea

Fast Fried Rice Recipe for Weekday Lunches

My daughter Ilse dislikes sandwiches for lunch. They’re not filling enough for my voracious eater, so she prefers rice or noodle dishes that are heartier. One of her standard lunchbox entrees is fried rice with meat and vegetables. Fried rice is an easy dish to make for a weekday lunch. I make fried rice at least […]

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margarita

Mamacita Needs a Margarita!

San Francisco is well known for being heavily influenced by Mexican culture. Today is National Margarita Day and I’m here to give you some ideas on how to celebrate this tequila-fueled day in a family friendly way! Homemade “Margarita” Playdough One of the main ingredients in both homemade playdough and margaritas is salt. Take this recipe up a […]

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easy watermelon salad recipe

Restaurant-Inspired Easy Watermelon Salad Recipe

Every summer, I look forward to the abundance of melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew) that appear at my local grocery store. Their syrupy, sweet aroma smells like summer to me. On a hot summer day, there’s nothing as refreshing as a cold slice of melon sprinkled with sea salt. When I’ve had my fill of sliced […]

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