How adorable is this!!?? So simple. Slice your watermelon into quarters. Then add a thin slice and push in a wooden Popsicle stick and you’re DONE!
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This BBQ pulled pork sandwich is always a hit at my house! Check out the I Almost Cook episode 13 for this crowd please dish!
Set up a condiment station for your next cookout. All you need are Mason Jars of various sizes and chalkboard labels. Instant deco, while keeping all of your condiments nice and neat! This is great to do for hot dogs, baked potatoes or even for a taco bar!
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Check out the I Almost Cook episode 11 for the DELICIOUS corn salad recipe my friend Karen gave me!
Summer is coming so all month long I Almost Cook is going to be featuring awesome cookout ideas and recipes! I love this seasonal and super fun idea of using a wheelbarrow as a drink station. Just fill with ice (make sure it’s clean!) and add beverages!
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This is candle upgrade is too fun! Make your birthday girl (or boy) feel extra special by upgrading their candles. Lay candles flat and paint on rubber cement onto the face of the candle. Pour Glitter onto the candle (be sure to shake of the excess) and allow to dry. Don’t forget to do both side!
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One of my daughter’s birthdays is coming up in May and I love this tip from Real Simple about how to write with icing on a cake! All you need to do is to write on the cake first with a toothpick. Then follow trace your outlined words with icing! Genius!
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Keep your kiddos brains and bodies in top shape with good nutrition!
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1. Eggs. Eggs are filled with protein and vitamin D. Eating protein for breakfast is proven to help kiddos feel fuller longer.
2. Oatmeal. Oatmeal is a fiber-rich whole grain that takes a while to digest. It will keep their energy levels high.
3. Fruit. Almost all fruit is good in some way for your kiddos. It’s full of essential vitamins and minerals and is provides a great source of natural fiber to keep kiddos regular. Oranges, apples, pears, blueberries and strawberries are kiddo favorites!
4. Nuts.Nuts provide healthy fats that help kiddos grow and develop. Good fat also provides an energy burst that will get them throught the morning or afternoon slump.
5. Milk.Protein and calcium are essential for a healthy, high functioning brain and body. Calcium also keeps bones and teeth strong!
6. Tomatoes. Tomatoes are good for you because they are filled with lycopene. Cooking them and pairing them with a good fat like Olive Oil helps your body
Kick spring into high gear by planting a garden with your kiddos this month. It is a great way to get your kiddos excited about eating more fruits and vegetables. Here are some helpful tips to get you started!
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1. Get them involved! Kids love to dig in dirt & get there little hands dirty. Get them involved right from the start. Let them help you select what your going to grow and actually plant the seeds in the dirt. Lettuce, green beans, and tomatoes are all easy to grow and do not require a lot of maintenance. For flowers, marigolds are a good pick!
2. Think small. When gardening with kids think small. Use small tools, small jobs and small attention spans. It’s important to encourage your child to be involved in the entire process. Planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting. Make it doable for them. Your garden can grow a little bit each year as your children get older.
3. Life Lessons. Growing something will give your kiddos a sense of accomplishment. It will also help you spend some quality time outside together. More importantly, if you let them help you harvest the vegetables they might even be tempted to eat them! They did grow them themselves!