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Sparkle Kitchen

Explore a world of culinary delight with our Sparkle Kitchen category. Discover mouthwatering recipes, cooking tips, and kitchen adventures to satisfy your appetite and spark your creativity in the kitchen.

Fuel Your Super Self: Nine Healthy Sparkle Meals

Eating good food is one of the best ways to make your superpowers shine through. Let's dig in!

Sparkle Kitchen: Lavender and Sweet Orange Mask Spray

Wearing a mask can cause an anxiety for people of all ages. Lavender is a wonder herb that helps relax the nerves and calm the mind. This spray can be used on your mask just like you could spray it on your pillow.

Nine Naturally Sweet Treats for Halloween (or anytime!)

This round-up is all about naturally sweet treats. These morsels use honey or dried fruit to sweeten them and are a perfect way to have sweets at Halloween that are delicious and nutritious. Best of all, they don't have to be relegated to Halloween — they are great any time of the year!

Halloween Round Up Extravaganza!

Here at Sparkle we take Halloween very seriously — meaning we put on silly wigs, big glasses, Halloween capes, and magic crowns. We make delicious treats and fun decorations.

Sparkle Kitchen: Breakfast with Martin & Sylvia

This week we've been highlighting the Martin & Sylvia series and today I present you with four beautiful and "so so so good" breakfast recipes taken from the Martin & Sylvia* stories. All of these recipes are very healthy and easy to make. So come have breakfast with our favorite brother and sister duo.

Sparkle Kitchen: Tuna Cakes

Tuna cakes are our family’s ordinary-day substitute for fancy crab cakes. A can of tuna and an egg or two are pretty non-negotiable, but you can customize the rest depending on what you can scavenge from your own junkyard…er, refrigerator.

Sparkle Kitchen: Pastelitos

As Mr. Cortez says in the story, pastelitos hail from Cuba. A cousin to an empanada, they are made by enfolding sweet guava paste and cheese into fluffy pillows of puff pastry. These warm pockets of gooey goodness make a wonderful midday snack or dessert.

Sparkle Kitchen: Sparklers' Favorite Recipes

This week is all about eating new foods, trying new things, and enjoying these delicious treats! We asked Sparkle Kids what their favorite foods were and then searched the Sparkle Recipe Book to find recipes that would match up with some of their favorites.

Sparkle Kitchen: Strawberry Slushies Recipe

In the story, Martin and Sylvia have gone to their neighbors, the Browns, to help them pick strawberries. The day is a hot one, and Martin and Sylvia’s strawberry picking endeavors are slowed by the high temperatures. But that doesn’t stop the fun! They take a break and enjoy “Strawberry Slushies” in the shade.

I Love You Gifts for Father's Day: Craft and Recipe Ideas

For Father's Day, we've rounded up several recipes and crafts that the kids can plan in advance and either make with Dad or for him.

Easy Recipes for Kids to Make for Mother’s Day

We gathered four easy recipes that kids can make with minimal help from an older sibling or grown-up. These are practically no-cook recipes, but they will give the children confidence and allow them to present something lovely to their mama made all by themselves.

Sparkle Kitchen Round Up: Let's Make Fairy Food!

Last summer, we brought you a month of fairy foods. Each week, we rounded up different types of favorite delicacies as we considered the tastes of earth fairies, water fairies, fire fairies, and air fairies. Today, we're gathering all those round-ups together into one place so you can easily find them all.

Sparkle Kitchen: "Play with Your Food"

The recipes this week are all about getting tactile and creative with food. Here are nine Sparkle recipes to help you get more playful in the kitchen.

Sparkle Kitchen: Four Sparkly Cakes for Celebrations

We're so excited about our website launch, that we're in the mood for celebrating. We pulled together all of our best "cake" recipes. Now we just have to choose...

Sparkle Kitchen: Four Sparkly Valentines Treats

Valentine's Day is the best time to bring out all the red and pink foods. Think strawberries, cherries, and mixed berries. Valentine's Day is also a great day to make a sweet treat for anyone you love and appreciate. Here are four of our favorites.

Sparkle Kitchen: Our Nine Favorite Holiday Treats

Here at Sparkle we are helping your holiday season get off to a very happy start with stories, crafts, and advent calendars. Today we've rounded up of some very lovely Sparkle holiday treats to get your taste buds and tummy in the mood as well.

Sparkle Kitchen: Best of Thanksgiving Round Up

With communal eating in mind, we've rounded up nine fantastic recipes great for eating with lots of people. These recipes are easily doubled or tripled for a crowd too.

Sparkle Kitchen: Four Dishes for Giving

This week we are trying to inspire you all to do some good deeds like those featured in the upcoming "Libby & Dish's Good-Deed-a-Day Club." I've rounded up four great recipes for sharing. These recipes are great for bringing to a family who has had a new baby or is moving or just needs a little help with meals during a stressful time.

Sparkle Kitchen: Starry Night Chamomile Shortbreads

Cut into star shapes, these chamomile shortbread cookies would be perfect for your next star watching party. Chamomile's relaxing properties always make me think of it as a nighttime herb, and the cheery, yellow flowers are summery, too.

Sparkle Kitchen: Halloween Treats Round Up

We've rounded up a few of our favorite Sparkle recipes that would be great for a Halloween party or treat for your loved ones this autumn.

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