In the Kitchen

Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough

What better project than one you can not only play with, but also eat? This is a multi-sensory project that kids of all ages enjoy. Bring out the cookie cutters, scissors, a garlic press, spoons and bread knives. Your child can make pretend pancakes or cookies laid on a cookie sheet. What you will need: […]

“I’m Hungry!” 10 Great After School Snacks

By Paula Solis Krock Back to school means kids coming home hungry! Here are some easy after school snack ideas, packed full of protein to keep your student fueled and read to conquer anything after school activities demand! Bean and cheese burrito Chopped carrots and hummus Celery stick, Peanut or Sunflower butter, raisins (AKA: Frogs […]

Recipes for Summer Fun

  Summer is here! To encourage your “No Bummer Summer” I am going to offer up some recipes for summer fun to kick off the season. Frugal Dad had some great ideas on his website, and here are three fabulous summer fun activities we use over at The Lake Washington Toddler Group: Sidewalk paint Use ½ […]

Summer Berry Muffins

The summer is packed full of fresh produce here in the Pacific Northwest, and berries are plentiful! In my house it is a crime to let one single berry go to waste. To come up with a no-fool plan to save every last berry, I use this wonderful Summer Berry Muffin recipe. This recipe is […]

Wiggly Jiggly Jello Eggs

“What are those?!” My son asked when he beheld the emerald green eggs we had made. These are beautiful, bright as a rainbow, and fun to eat. What you will need: 1 small package of fruit flavored gelatin 2 packets unflavored gelatin 1 and 1/2 cups water 6 blown out egg shells (carefully tap a […]

Kids in the Kitchen: 5 Minute Acorn Cookies

By Rebecca Lemar These adorable cookies are incredibly easy to make with only three ingredients. A great activity to do with grandparents, babysitters, or on a slow day when there’s nothing to do. What you will need: 1 Bag of Hershey kisses 1 box of mini Nutter Butter cookies ½ cup chocolate chips ¼ cup […]

Spice It Up! Exploring the Sense of Smell and Taste

By Rebecca Lemar Recently I read a Helen Keller book to my 1st graders where we learned of the quiet, dark world in which she lived. It struck up a conversation about all our senses when a child suddenly asked, “What is your favorite sound, Miss Rebecca?” My favorite sound? Well gosh, I don’t know!   […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Cook Up an Easy Thanksgiving Treat

Thanksgiving festivities are for kids too! Mudpie Mama Paula is in the kitchen making a Thanksgiving treat the kids can create and enjoy in just 20 minutes. Watch the video now!  

Sit Down You Are One of the Family

I was at one of my three sons’ weddings when I got one of the best compliments ever. A childhood friend of my son’s introduced me to his wife. “This is Nancy, and she had the best food. We always tried to come over on grocery day to help unload the car because we got […]

Pumpkin Bread

By Paula Solis Krock Pumpkin bread to my family is akin to cozying up with a warm blanket on a cold day. We are all fans of pumpkin cuisine, but pumpkin bread, hot out of the oven, filling the house with pumpkin pie fragrance draws every family member to the kitchen. A cup of warm […]

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