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    8 Great Cookbooks for Kids
    If you are looking for cookbooks for kids who love to cook or hoping to instill a lifelong love of cooking, you've come to the right place! You've heard the saying "give a man a fish and he eats for a day; teach a man to fish and he eats for a li...
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    Healthy Lunchbox Builder
    */ Oh, no! This page is temporarily down for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Meanwhile, check out our related content while we work on getting it back up and running. 10 Easy Ideas for Better Bag Lunches Printable Lunch Box Lov...
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    8 Breakfasts Kids Can "Cook" Themselves
    Even the littlest hands can help out in the kitchen, and involving your child in meal preparation is an important lesson in responsibility and self-sufficiency. With just a little prep ahead of time from you, these simple ideas allow your child t...
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    Canning Foods with Care
    Canning Foods with Care In Grandma's day, this canning process was called “putting up” food. Before freezers, the best way to capture the bounty of each season was to preserve foods at home. Although the process is called canning, it's done ...
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    Slow Cooking Seafood
    Slow Cooking Seafood When using the slow cooker for seafood dishes, the actual star of the show is a late-comer. The trick is to cook the background ingredients—the vegetables or sauces—for hours so they are tender. Then the fish gets added...
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    Eggs and Slow Cookers
    Eggs and Slow Cookers The slow cooker is very successful with egg dishes because eggs need to cook at a low temperature to remain tender. The protein in an egg becomes hard at 165°F, which is just about what the slow cooker heats to on Low. Egg...
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    Best Meats for Slow Cookers
    Best Meats for Slow Cookers Ellen on Edibles Marbling has nothing to do with stone, but the patterns that swirl through some polished sheets of marble are echoed by the fat patterns in cuts of meat. Although marbling is not wanted in lean cuts ...
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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    Steps to Success with Slow Cookers
    Steps to Success with Slow Cookers Many of the recipes are easy to prepare if you're going to be gone for the whole day because all the ingredients cook at the same rate in the same time. But there are some others that need a bit more tending t...
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    Cheaper Meat for Slow Cookers
    Cheaper Meat for Slow Cookers Even if you know nothing about beef and what the various parts are called, you can pick the right ones. Just look at the price tags. There are many more cuts on a cow that require long, slow cooking than there are ...
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    Correct Amounts for Slow Cookers
    Correct Amounts for Slow Cookers When you're cooking conventionally, it's important to remember that white meat cooks a bit faster than dark meat. When you're using a slow cooker, the difference between the parts is so negligible that they are n...
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    Beans and Pulses in Slow Cookers
    Beans and Pulses in Slow Cookers Slow cookers are perfect for cooking beans and pulses. After all, today's slow cookers evolved from a bean pot. There is no end to the list of delicious slow cooked dishes made with healthful, inexpensive dried b...
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    Party Pleasers
    Party Pleasers A great advantage of serving stews at buffet parties is that your guests don't have to grow extra arms to eat their meals. The pieces of meat in stews are bite-size, so a fork is all that's needed. I suggest serving stews in shall...
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    Jump-Start Dinner
    Jump-Start Dinner Cooker Caveats Bacteria have a better chance of growing if food has been partially cooked and then re-refrigerated That's why it's okay to cook onions but not brown meat. Slow Savvy You can easily make salad dressings at home i...
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    Ingredient Substitution
    Personalizing Dishes
    Personalizing Dishes Soup recipes are always open to improvisation. If you like one vegetable more than another or if you have a lot of one vegetable around, changing the proportion will not change the delicious outcome. When making soups in the...
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    10 Simple Ways to Involve Your Kids in the Kitchen
    Is your child an aspiring chef? Most kids love to help out in the kitchen, but it isn't always easy to find age-appropriate tasks for them to do. We've got some fun, simple, and safe ways to let your little one help with the cooking, without wrea...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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    Glorious Garnishes
    Glorious Garnishes Slow Savvy If you have problems separating strips of bacon, pull off the total number of strips you want and place the whole block in the skillet. Within a few minutes, the slices will soften, and they'll be easy to pull apart...