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"Mush It" – Amish Friendship Bread: Kidz in the Kitchen

We’ve been baking every ten days, for a while now.  Why?  Well, I was given a starter bag of Amish Friendship Bread and we are really enjoying it.  Have you ever heard of Amish Friendship Bread?  Well, it’s basically a few ingredients in a bag (yeast, sugar, milk and flour) that you leave on the counter for a number of days.  Most days you just mush the bag… or you get your kids to.  However, my advice is that you encourage your kids to do it only while you are watching, otherwise they might throw it down the stairs…. just sayin’… *ahem*

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

A Perfect Un-Birth-Tea Party: Wild About Party Packs Review

I’m a detail girl.  I like all the little finishing touches, all the little extras.  It sometimes can cause added stress, I will admit it.  I like having things “just right”.  I’m sure that some of you are like that, too.  I like planning birthday parties for my kids and enjoy the little things that get put together.  However, I find that after the party is over I am simply exhausted.  A few weeks ago, I was given a sample party pack to review, from Wild About Party Packs and was very excited when I got it.  It was like a treasure chest – a treasure chest of little details!  The kids were climbing over my shoulders trying to peek inside, as though they knew there was something in it for them.  We don’t have any birthdays coming up in our family until June, so we decided to use a regular-any-old day and plan an Un-Birth-Tea Party!

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Quesadillas: Kidz in the Kitchen

My kids love quesadillas.  We also make them when we are camping as they are nice and easy to prepare and don’t take a lot of ingredients.  We make them with just cheese and we make them with extras (avocado, chicken, etc…)  Need a great and reliable quick and simple lunch or even a snack?

You’ll need four tortillas, cream cheese and grated cheese.  If you want to add other ingredients, you can grab that as well.

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Pudding Fingerpaint: Crafting With Kids

Ms. Marlene from Bumblebees Family Centre (Next Tuesday’s the vision screening day for your thee-year-old, by the way) has offered up a few of her secret recipes!!  Ms. Marlene is an Early Childhood Educator and mama to three wonderful kids.  We tried it out, at home.  Yummm…

This instant pudding artwork is finger-lickin’ good!

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Easy and Delicious Cinnamon Buns: Kidz in the Kitchen

I recently discovered that Superstore sells frozen loaves of white bread.  All you have to do is thaw them and then bake them.  Easy peasy (if you like white bread), right?  Now, we have a favourite family recipe for Monkeybread (sorry, I am going to keep some of my favourites a secret) and it calls for that bread.  In order to make that delicious special-occasion treat for my kids, I bought a package and tossed it in the freezer.  It’s been there for over three months, I think… maybe it’s time for a special occasion you say?  Well.. maybe.  The other day, while I was flipping through my favourite cookbook (Crazy Plates) looking for things that I still hadn’t tried, I came across a recipe for low fat cinnamon buns (yeah right, you say) that called for a loaf of frozen bread dough.  What?  How easy is that?  So, I gave it a whirl, they were delicious and while I’m not going to toss my bread machine (my normal cinnamon bun assistant and bread-making essential) anytime soon, I did want to share it.

My kids enjoyed rolling out the bread dough and mixing (spilling – oh, shucks, someone has to clean that up, right?) the sugar and spreading it onto the dough.  They did a pretty good job, I think.  Plus, my floor got a good kid-cleaning, too (as it was kid-spot-mopped after the mess).

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.