How To Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn

A couple years ago, I was looking for a way to make my own microwave popcorn since I don’t care for the taste of pre packaged microwave popcorn.  Here is a blog post about some of the ingredients in microwave popcorn. Making your own microwave popcorn bags is easy and a money saver. You could also…
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How To Make Granola Bars

One way to save money on snacks and control the ingredients is to make your own.  It may take longer than stopping at the store and buying a box of granola bars but you can control the ingredients and they will be fresher tasting.  Some people set aside time (i.e. Sunday afternoon) to prep some…
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Cooking Birthday Parties

I recently did a birthday party for fifteen 9-10 year old girls.  They made chicken strips, French fries and yogurt dip with veggies. The chicken strips and fries were seasoned enough that they did not need any sauces or ketchup.  One girl said the chicken strips were so good, she could have them for dessert…
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Chop Chop Magazine

There are a number of magazines geared to teaching kids how to cook.  Over the next few days I will be sharing a few of them.  One is Chop Chop, which is a quarterly magazine filled with nutritious, great-tasting, inexpensive recipes.  Each issue also contains fun food facts, games, puzzles and more. There is a…
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Pizza Bagel Bites

An easy DIY instead of buying frozen is Pizza Bagel Bites.  It also easy enough that kids can do most of the process. Slice the bagels in half and arrange on a baking sheet.  Top with pizza sauce, toppings and cheese.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 7 minutes. I make a batch…
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