Archive | February, 2013

Carrot King Cake

Carrot King Cake

I realize now that my first experience with King Cake wasn’t eating my first delicious slice with my friend Robin, but watching others “negotiating” with it in a movie. When we were dating, my husband and I went to go see The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at a rep theatre. There, we watched Madame Emery [Anne […]

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Toby’s Snow Day: Creating Checklists for Independent Play

It’s snowing today. It’s snowing hard. Of course, the schools in the city aren’t officially closed.  But, I’ve got one kid home sick already. [Poor Bea’s recovering from pneumonia.] There’s really no point in making the GROUP effort to get the other one off to school through a boot-rise of snow, especially with more coming. Hooray, […]

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Best of Snakes

Chinese New Year Special: Best of … Snakes

Chinese New Year is this Sunday, February 10, 2013 THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE So, here it is…. The Lunchbox Season’s BEST OF…SNAKES! and a Chinese New Year Feast   Snake Sock Puppets DIY Snake Puppets made from socks, googley eyes and ribbon.   Python Masks A free printable python mask with additional DIY/Instructions.   […]

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Valentine’s Treat: Cream-Cheese Sugar Cookie Conversation Hearts

I wanted to make a festive weekly treat for the kids a bit before the sugar rush of the actual holiday…so here they are, and a week early…our cookie Conversation Hearts! You’ll want to save this sugar cookie recipes. It’s one of the best I’ve ever come up with. And the icing…let’s not even get […]

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