Archive for Category: Kids in the Kitchen


Squash: A Funny Name for a Vegetable

“Squash” comes from the Narragansett Native American word askutasquash, which means “eaten raw or uncooked.” Squashes are one of the oldest known crops–10,000 years by some estimates of sites in Mexico. Since squashes are gourds, they were often also used as containers or utensils because of their hard shells....

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Kids in the Kitchen: Wacky for Apples

Here are some fun snacks you can make using the best fruit of fall… apples! Apple chips Ingredients • 2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and thinly sliced • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions 1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. 2. Arrange...

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Kids in the Kitchen: Niños en la Cocina

In this month’s kids in the kitchen feature, we are teaching you how to make some traditional hispanic dishes using tasty ingredients in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Here are a few of our favorites! Polvorones (Mexican sugar cookies) Ingredients • 2 cups flour • 3/4 cup...

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Throw Your Dog a Birthday Paw-ty

Does your dog know when it’s their birthday? Probably not, but they’ll enjoy a party anyway. If you don’t know your dog’s birthday, celebrate the day they came to live with you. Or choose a day to celebrate! Either way, it will be tail-wagging fun!! Here are some ideas:...

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Kids in the Kitchen: Tasting a Rainbow

Rainbow Jell-O Jars Ingredients: • 6 small boxes of Jell-O® in many flavors and colors • 2 cups of sour cream or Greek yogurt • Boiling water and cold water • Whipped cream • Colored sprinkles • 12 4-ounce wide mouth jelly jars or other clear glass container Directions:...

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Kids in the Kitchen: Making a Pretzel Butterfly

Celebrate your home planet with these fun and easy-to-make goodies! Kids, are you ready to eat dirt (pudding)? How about crunching on a birds nest? Or maybe swallowing a butterfly? We’ve got some things to keep you busy in the kitchen, making some easy, “down-to-earth” recipes! Pretzel Butterflies Ingredients • 2 cups...

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Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Valentine’s Hearts

The month of February has a lot to do with hearts, and not just for Valentines Day. February is Healthy Heart month, and Official Kids Mag wants to celebrate you taking good care of your heart.  The American Heart Association has a cool chart you can use to make sure...

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Let’s Eat! National Popcorn Day is January 19!

National Popcorn Day is celebrated in January, although its exact date is a matter of debate. Various sources report it as January 19; others claim it takes place on whatever day the “big game” falls on.  Everybody loves popcorn — the granddaddy of all snack foods. Discovered in the...

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