Double Chocolate Mint Cookies:
Kidz In The Kitchen

So, yeah.. the first time I made this recipe I added double the sugar and then lost count and I’m pretty sure I added more.  Not so good.

The second (and third and fourth and fifth….) times I have made this recipe, you will be much relieved to know that I did not mess them up.

They… are AMAZING!

I’m a huge fan of Mint Chocolate anything (well, not really anything, but you know what I mean), but these are a sure-fire winner in my books.  My kids love them.  My husband loves them.  Every guest I have served them to has loved them, too.

Here you go…

2 cups butter or margarine, softened

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp peppermint extract

4 cups flour

1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 cups chocolate chips

1) Cream butter, sugar and eggs

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Kidz In The Kitchen

Paper Flowers: Crafting With Kids

Spring is in the air and buds are going to be visible soon!! If you want to get a little Spring in your house, try out this cool project… Paper Flowers! The inspiration behind this project was from here: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/06/how_to_make_paper_flowers.html   Thanks for sharing your work, Cristalee! GuestAs always, you and your ideas are wonderfully … Read more Paper Flowers: Crafting With Kids

Bath Time Fun: Been There Done That

This is the first in a new feature on KamloopsParents.Com “Been There Done That”

If you have something that you discovered while parenting that you think is genius… share it!!

E-mail your contributions to elizabeth@kamloopsparents.com

“I can’t possibly be the only one. There are 6.9 billion or so other people in the world and so I am guessing my kids are not the only ones who complain when it is bath time.

This in itself would be understandable if they really hated water, bubbles, and bath toys….. but they don’t.

Once my babes are in the tub it is all fun and games. In fact they have so much fun splashing and laughing that come the end of tub time I get an earful of “But we want to stay in the tub!!!!”

This happens every other night and is growing really incredibly sort of tiresome.

Then I got an idea…….

“Ok. It is time to get out of the bath and draw with your feet on the AQUA DOODLE!”


They were thrilled to get out of the tub so they could make footprints

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Orange Blueberry Muffins: Kids in the Kitchen

I love this recipe: it’s an old family favourite.

2 1/2 cups white flour

1/4 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup hard margarine or butter

1 cup plain yogurt

1 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 tsp grated orange rind

1 1/4 cup fresh or lightly thawed blueberries

In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients.  Cut the butter into the

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Magic Wand-ed: Crafting With Kids

All you need is a lot of ribbon and a stick or a dowel of some sort!

Glue or tape or tie the ribbon onto the end of the stick or dowel

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