Fall is my favorite time of year. And of all the things I love most about fall—pumpkins, pumpkin carving, visiting farm stands and corn mazes, re-watching It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!—apple picking will forever remain at the top of my list.Most farms that offer … [Read more...] about Fall is for Apple Picking
In the Kitchen
The best way to raise healthy, conscious eaters is to bring them into the kitchen as early and often as possible.Not just allow them to be spectators (though that is of course fine and fun, too), but purposefully create opportunities for them to participate in cooking and … [Read more...] about Get Your Kids in the Kitchen: Celebrate Summer with Martha Stewart’s Sunshine Pops
Cooking is a really great activity that you can do with your child. Yes, it is fun and it lets them help you in the kitchen when it comes to making meals but there are also other reasons behind letting them cook with you.• Coordination. For an adult, pouring a cup of cream … [Read more...] about Budding Cooks: What Skills Do Kids Develop in Kitchen?
For both entry-level and experienced gardeners, herbs are a simple go-to each every season. Compact, easy to plant, and generally simple to maintain, they are a great teaching tool for young gardeners, too. Children can plant mint, cilantro, basil, and more in mason jars and pots … [Read more...] about Use Those Garden Herbs: Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies
Recently tacos have been my go-to meal; When prepared at home with fresh vegetables, beans, and rice, you have a delicious feast packed with protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. What better way to end a day?They're quick and easy to make, too, and this recipe, … [Read more...] about Quick & Delicious Weeknight Black Bean Tacos