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Cherry Picking for Kids

Of all of the many, many fruits that we love in the summertime, it’s hard to find one that’s universally more satisfying that a cherry. It’s a one-bite wonder: self-contained, juicy, sweet, easy to pack, and a treat to eat. That’s probably the reason why the California Cherry Board calls May 20 through June 30 [...]

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Hunger Is

If you’re a kid suffering from hunger, you can’t get much done. You’re probably lacking energy, maybe feeling a little woozy, and having a hard time thinking about anything else besides food. Just ask Academy Award nominated actress Viola Davis, who suffered from hunger as a child while growing up in “abject poverty” in Rhode [...]

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No-Bake Summer Watermelon Cake

Imagine a cake that has only two ingredients, requires no cooking, is gluten-free and sugar-free (if you want it that way), is ready in about 30 minutes, and makes an impressive “pow” of an appearance at any summer barbeque or picnic. Yes, it’s possible… in the form of this no-bake summer watermelon cake. If you’re [...]

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Cooking With Olive Oil

Olive oil: It’s one of the oldest and most widely used foods in the world, except most people’s knowledge of this flavorful oil probably only scratches the surface of its potential uses. Enter Cooking Techniques and Recipes With Olive Oil, the new gold-medal-winning cookbook by the “Two Extra Virgins,” Laura Bashar of Family Spice and [...]

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Dole Summer Kickoff #Giveaway

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means it’s time for swimsuits, healthy eats, and no-fuss cooking. We’re not even going to suggest that you turn on your oven this weekend, but do have a great treat for you anyway – some new healthy salads from our friends at Dole, and a summer fun package giveaway. First [...]

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Fresh Carrots and Easy Coconut Carrot Soup

Have you ever picked carrots? If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or a farm nearby where you can take the kids to pick carrots, it’s one of the most fun vegetables to harvest. Part of it is the mystery of what you’re going to pull up… Underneath the leafy green stalks, what kind [...]

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“Chef” Is A Tasty Treat

Do you love food, cooking, kids in the kitchen, and/or Twitter? Have we got a movie for you! We had a chance to check out an early screening of the new movie “Chef,” starring, written, and directed by Jon Favreau, and we were thoroughly entertained and positively famished by the end of the movie. It’s [...]

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