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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

In the At Home With Martin & Sylvia story “Night Magic,” Daddy has borrowed Mr. Brown’s telescope with the intention of seeing the full moon. They all decide to stay up late that night, but Martin starts to worry he might get scared in the dark. When the sun finally sets, however, he is dazzled by the magic of the night....

sparkle kitchen: halloween treats round up

When I was young, my mom would tell me about her experience as kid going out on Halloween night in the 1950s. She told of how people would pass out homemade cookies and popcorn balls, candied apples, and full-size candy bars. These days, it's just not socially acceptable to pass out homemade cookies due to so many food allergies and dietary preferences. Trick-or-treaters expect to reach into that big bowl of store-bought candy. But this doesn't stop me from making my family and friends homemade treats on Halloween. They've now come to love and ask for these treats every year as Halloween...

sparkle kitchen: kids cook round up

This week we are encouraging both parents and kids to get offline and get into the kitchen. Did you know that all of these recipes have a printable recipe card? Just print out the recipes you want to try before going offline and you are all set. I've rounded up nine easy recipes that are perfect for kids to manage themselves with minimal help from an adult or older sibling. I chose a combo of breakfasts and snacks as those seem to be the easiest for children to make on their own....

sparkle kitchen - hardtack

Today we launched the newset Sparkle Collection — Windward Ho!. It's all about a group of female pirates and their adventures. In celebration of this new series, we are reposting our hardtack recipe so your little pirates can have something to eat while they're out on the open seas too....