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Posts from the ‘Kids’ Baking/Cooking’ Category

Vanilla Simple Syrup Hostess Gift

I don’t know about you, but I often find myself visiting friends or neighbours’ homes and wishing that I had something a little more interesting than wine to offer as a hostess gift. Don’t get me wrong – wine is a wonderful gift. But it’s sometimes nice to show up with something a little different.  And who doesn’t love receiving something sweet (and oh so pretty)?

Although it’s great in cocktails, over ice cream, and with summer berries, vanilla-infused simple syrup also pairs nicely with hot cocoa, coffee and pancakes so this is also a lovely gift leading into Fall and the holidays beyond. Just change up your labels to something festive and you’re set!

By: Ryan Lockhart Read more

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Stained glass heart sugar cookies

There are so many amazing Valentine’s Day crafts and ideas out there but, to be honest, it just feels like I was in the thick of the Christmas holidays. Any crafty ideas this time of year need to be satisfying, simple, and pretty speedy to do. These adorable stained glass window cookies not only look cute, but make a great Valentine’s gift or addition to a February lunchbox.

By: Jessica Read more

Wacky Cake | Easy Cake Recipe for Kids

I did not set out to share this as a blog post. However, once we got going, I realized that this was definitely a recipe that other parents should know about! If you’re looking for a quick, easy recipe that yields a cake appropriate for a family or small group, try out the “wacky cake.”

By: Kimberly Read more

Best Tested Pinterest ideas

Ah Pinterest, how would I survive without you?  Pinterest is now my go-to site when I’m looking for creative inspiration, a recipe or how to D.I.Y almost anything.  Unfortunately, with the popularity of Pinterest and the sheer number of pins out there, it’s hard to know whether some of those pretty pictures lead to quality information, or pipe dreams.  Here’s a round-up of ideas I found on Pinterest that I have actually tried and would recommend.

By: Julia Madill Read more