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Brown Sugar Funfetti Spritz

weekly trEAT: Brown Sugar Funfetti Spritz

It’s our first new weekly trEAT of the 2013-14 school year!  We wanted to make something simple and snack-sized for the small containers the kids have been throwing into their new, soft lunch bags, so we opted for a holiday classic, the Spritz cookie. But we “schooled up” our spritz by giving them a fun, confetti […]

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cream cheese sugar cookie conversation hearts

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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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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Kale Chips: Basic + 4 Flavours, Sweet to Spicy

This weekend,we found ourselves with two very large bunches of Kale. Having already prepared a very large drawer full of salad greens, we thought that the best idea would be to make kale chips for the pantry. Since we had so much kale on our hands, we were able to mess around and come up […]

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chocolate chip toffee bit cookies

Advent Shadowbox: Day 1, Baking Cookies

November 27, 2011 First Day of Advent  28 Days ‘til Christmas No Time to Sit Around & Wait! It’s Time to Test New Recipes For Santa’s Cookie Plate! This is what the kids will see on the hallway table when they come down the steps this morning: And this is what they’ll read on the […]

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Vanilla Yoda and Chocolate Darth Vader Cookies

A few weeks ago, I splurged on a boxed set of Star Wars themed cookie cutters at Williams Sonoma. This set of Star Wars™ Heroes & Villains Cookie Cutters includes the heads of Boba Fett, Yoda, a Stormtrooper, and Darth Vader. Ever since, the kids have been demanding cookie cut-outs in their lunches. So far, […]

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Bakery Knock-Offs for Beginners: Cookie Meteors (No Nuts)

September 18, 2011 We’re paying homage to a favourite (unnamed) local bakery with this week’s lunchbox treat: COOKIE METEORS Insert yourself into the little tale below. Then, try the recipe! ____________________________________ It’s the kind of treat you’d empty your pockets for. There’s this bakery downtown that sells a certain chocolate chocolate chip cookie. This cookie’s […]

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2 x 2 Ways To Resuscitate Those “Lunchboxed” Bananas

September 15, 2011 I guess the kids don’t like to peel their own bananas. What goes to school fresh and lively in the lunchbox comes back home bruised and blackened. Towards the middle of the week, there’s nothing left to do but cut your losses, cope, …oh, and vow never to buy bananas again. Or, maybe […]

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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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Fruit Leather 101

We just couldn’t begin The Lunchbox Season without an experiment in the kitchen! Welcome to FRUIT LEATHER 101! I try to put something homemade into our school lunches each week. Over the long weekend, I looked into the possibility of making oven-dried “fruit leather,” that is, the natural, low sugar, corn-syrup-free version of the prepackaged […]

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