When the kids are at school, lunch is the one meal I often neglect to plan and often wind up rushing to whip something together or simply slap together a (boring) sandwich. It gets the job done, but who likes having a yawn-fest on their lunch plate?
I'd much rather have a fresh gourmet option, like those I crave from my favorite deli shop that serves up crazy-good subs and melts. It's really not that they do anything spectacular, they are using the same deli-style meats I prefer, it's all in the way it's seasoned and dressed up.
Every year, I look for something fun for Easter that also has an educational aspect. This year, I was tickled to learn about Lollipop Seeds That Sprout for Kind Deeds, a new interactive activity for parents and kids that encompasses some of the values I hold dear.
Lollipop Seeds That Sprout for Kind Deeds teaches kids about the importance of kindness while getting in the spring holiday spirit (kind of like Elf on Shelf, but with seeds!)
If there's one thing that can beckon everyone to the kitchen and instantly fill a home with delightful aromas, it's fresh-baked cookies in the oven. The second I pull out the first batch, my crew gravitates quickly to find out when they can take the first bite!
To help get the word out and to celebrate the 47th Pillsbury Bake Bake-Off® Contest, I received a box chock full of baking inspiration from from Plateful Co-op and the a few of the Pillsbury Bake-Off sponsors.
Though I lived in Minnesota at the time the Mall of America (MOA) was built, it had been about 10 years since I last visit and wow... things have certainly changed!
What was once big, is simply now bigger and better with the renovated Nickelodeon Universe, an amusement park housed in the center of the mall sporting rides like the Avatar Airbender and Fairy Odd Coaster. Truly a cartoon-loving kid's play house.