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Bat Pencil Topper

CRAFT: Bat Pencil Topper

Bat Pencil Topper Pencil top eraser Black and white paint Black construction paper or cardstock Scissors Glue Cut a triangle from the top of the eraser with scissors, creating two pointed ears. Paint the eraser black and let dry. Cut bat wings from paper or cardstock and glue to back of eraser. Use a toothpick […]

Pumpkin Notepad

CRAFT: Pumpkin Notepad

Pumpkin Notepad Orange and black craft foam Plain white paper Paper punch Green pipe cleaners Scissors Glue Cut two circles from orange craft foam. Cut circles from several sheets of white paper. Punch holes in the top of all circles. Stack the white paper between the two orange circles and line up all holes. Push […]

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Cinnamon & Spice Pumpkin Cupcakes

Cinnamon & Spice Pumpkin Cupcakes 1 (18.25 oz) spice cake mix 1 (15 oz) can solid pack pumpkin 3 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil or unsweetened applesauce 1/3 cup water 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 can (16 oz) cream cheese or vanilla frosting Preheat oven to 350°. Spray muffin/cupcake pans or […]

CRAFT: LADYBUG TOSS

CRAFT: LADYBUG TOSS

What you need: 5 round, flat rocks Red, black, and white paint Paint brush Instructions: Wash and dry rocks. Cover rocks with two coats of red paint and allow to dry. Paint a black head on one end of each stone and a black line down the center of the back. Paint a different number […]

Baked Greek Chicken

Baked Greek Chicken

By Meredith Holt Baked Greek Chicken This baked chicken recipe from celebrity chef Rachael Ray puts to good use the spinach and feta cheese left over from The Great Greek Pizza. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/2 medium onion, chopped 3 large cloves garlic, chopped, divided 10 ounces spinach, chopped Salt and pepper Freshly […]

Spicy Thai Noodles

Spicy Thai Noodles

By Meredith Holt Spicy Thai Noodles Kids and spicy food don’t always mix, but this fun noodle dish is a great introduction. They’ll likely enjoy the flavors the peanut butter and brown sugar lend to the sauce. Try serving it with glasses of milk to help counteract the spice. Spicy foods get their heat from […]

Frozen Fruit Cups

Frozen Fruit Cups

  Frozen Fruit Cups 14 oz. pkg. frozen sliced strawberries, thawed 20 oz. can crushed pineapple 11 oz. can mandarin oranges ½ of a 12 oz. can frozen orange juice, thawed 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 3 sliced bananas Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Do not drain fruit. Spoon into small plastic serving cups and […]

Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves

Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves

Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves By Meredith Holt This loaf-less meatloaf is a twist on the American dinner staple, prepared in a muffin pan. Each mini meatloaf is juicy, cheesy, and delicious. I paired this recipe with steamed mixed vegetables to round out the meal. Makes 12 “muffin-sized” meatloaves. Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup […]

Cheap and Easy: Great Greek Pizza

Cheap and Easy: Great Greek Pizza

By Meredith Holt One of the easiest ways to limit meal costs is to cut out the meat. This one features two nutritional powerhouses: spinach and canned tomatoes. Spinach is packed with vitamins C and K, iron and magnesium, and canned tomatoes contain more of the antioxidant lycopene than their fresh counterparts. The inspiration for […]

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

By Meredith Holt Baked Chicken Nuggets I think every kids’ menu in town includes chicken fingers and fries, and for good reason—it’s a kid favorite. This homemade version uses a better-for-you breading mixture and opts for baking instead of frying. I made pear “fries” by cutting an Anjou pear into thin slices, sprinkling them with […]