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Family Advent Calendar : Bake ALL of the Christmas Cookies + The Lunchbox Season’s Top 10 Holiday Cookie & Bar Recipes

Today is the day when we bake ALL of the Christmas Cookies!  In addition to the world-famous Nestle Tollhouse Cookies recipe on the back of the bag and Better Homes & Gardens’ recipe for Gingerbread Cookie Cut-Outs, we’ve developed an immense list of ORIGINAL Christmas Cookie recipes that we love to bake each year. After six years […]

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Feel Good! High Iron Granola Bars [Gluten Free]

Since I need to incorporate more iron into my daily fare, I decided to revisit one of our most popular recipes, Chewy Granola Bars, and try to amp up the iron content while dialing down the refined sugar. The first step was to swap the traditional corn syrup with a mix of blackstrap molasses, which is […]

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Holiday Cookie Bake Off

Okay folks, today’s the day. Get out your sacks of flour, your butter blocks, your monster egg cartons, your pounds of chocolate, your sprinkles and your pastilles, your chopped nuts and your, your, your everything!   It’s our annual Holiday Cookie Bake Off! Today, we will be making: Cookie Meteors, Santa Baby Cookies, Pfeffernüsse, Reverse Chip Brookie […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Heart

January was a long month of colds, sniffles, dental work and self-restraint! Time to live a little! Get into the spirit of St. Valentine’s with this super awesome chocolate chip peanut-butter brownie heart.

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Throw-Back Thursday: Play Holiday Floor Scramble and Christmas Clue, Revive the Holiday Shadow-Puppet Theatre and Make Butterbeer Blondies

Throw-Back Thursday Play Holiday Floor Scramble and Christmas Clue, Revive the Holiday Shadow-Puppet Theatre and Make Butterbeer Blondies Today, we are revisiting ALL of the homemade classics. We’ll be playing with our Holiday Floor  Scramble and our Christmas Clue Board Games. We’ll get out our Holiday Shadow Puppet Theatre and Christmas Shadow Puppets and improvise a […]

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The Lunchbox Season's Spooktacular 13 Best of Everything Halloween

The Lunchbox Season’s Spooktacular 13: Best of Everything Halloween

Halloween is coming! Here are 12 of our best Halloween and Halloween-Friendly Posts and a bonus 13th contribution from our Sister Site!  Just click on the image and be transported!!! SNACKS: 1. Quick & Easy Mummy Cookies A Halloween Themed Lunchbox Treat! We make sugar cookies with our ginger-people cutters and ice them to look like mummies! […]

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Vampire Brownies: Red Velvet Brownies with a Cream Cheese “Bite”

The kids were after me to make some sort of Halloween themed weekly treat for their lunches. Last year’s Mummy Cookies were a sure-fire hit, but they wanted something new. So, I got to wondering, what was my spookiest, scariest Halloween memory? Aside from my friend Shawn’s dad jumping out at us from the tree […]

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Bakesale Bestsellers II: Wonder Bars, A Flexible Recipe

Last year’s Bakesale Bestsellers: Sugar Cookie Wands were a hit, raising tons of change for the kids’ school. Even so, I couldn’t just repeat myself again… This year, I needed somthing easy and quick. So, I fiddled with a recipe I think I must have cribbed from the back of either a box of graham […]

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Our Best Chewy Granola Bars, A Flexible Recipe

Welcome back to The Lunchbox Season! | We’re looking forward to another school year full of family fun, featuring art projects, writing workshops, math craziness, canning bliss, advent calendar and march break olympics, and recipes galore. Here’s a “weekly treat” to get things rolling. For the first full week of school, I sought to improve […]

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Cleaning Out The Lunchbox: Chewy M&M and Oreo Brownies

It’s the Last Week of School! There’s no better way to get the kids to “clean out” their Lunchboxes than to make an absolutely amazing Lunchbox Treat that will have them searching for the very last crumb…. Chewy M&M and Oreo Brownies Here’s a riff on our Cook’s Illustrated Inspired “Block Party Brownies” from the […]

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Paint, Party, Pack

September 10-11, 2011 This weekend, we used Paint, Pencil, and Chalk to transform the front porch floor into a virtual blackboard and to begin the design work for a logo to use on all of our canned goods. We also baked Block Party Brownies for a Saturday night street party and Go Big or Go […]

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