Carrot, Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash Soup

Pumpkin soup is the symbol of fall. Flavorful and bright, it also gets to be boring, if made repeatedly. There are 11 ways to make pumpkin soup better. Adding different spices and different ingredients makes the same basic soup taste … Read more

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Few vegetables taste better than roasted butternut squash. With its creamy sweetness, this autumn vegetable makes most veggie dishes taste incredible. Combined with purple cabbage it makes for a pretty dish, too.

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During the fall, the bounty of colorful squashes and multi-colored pumpkins pleases the eye. Wouldn’t it be nice to put all of this colorful abundance into a delicious soup? Fall Bounty Soup has carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin and sweet potato. Slightly … Read more

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My children love the sensory play that slime provides. They also love making slime. I didn’t want them dealing with toxic Borax, so I gave them an easy Borax-Free Pumpkin Slime recipe to try. Borax-Free Pumpkin Slime Clear Glue and Liquid … Read more

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Leek Casserole is an easy vegetarian dish, filled with buttery and cheesy goodness. Mild and slightly onion-like, leeks are known to enhance dishes. Leeks are an excellent source of vitamins A, B6, E and K,  as well as manganese, copper, iron, … Read more

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Instead of the usual arts, crafts and projects, try making butter with children. This activity is fun, produces something useful and helps the kids with excessive energy and anxiety. Making butter is easy: pour some heavy cream into a jar … Read more

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We went to the apple orchard a couple of weeks ago, and ended up gathering too many apples. These were blended into simple applesauce. Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins came as a natural result. The muffins are wonderful for breakfast or as a … Read more

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Fall Salad with Roasted Vegetables has all the colorful bounty of the season: beets, squash, carrots and of course, pumpkin! rich in vitamins and minerals, this salad is also very filling. The vegetables can be prepared ahead of time and … Read more

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Smoothie adds vitamins, minerals and flavor to the cooler fall mornings. Filling and full of fiber, this smoothie is better made overnight to be quickly blended in the morning. Child-approved, Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Smoothie can be made … Read more

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Cloud dough is a helpful and engaging sensory material. The kids use it to mold, spread and decorate. Sensory Fall Cloud Dough has all the smell, the loo and the feel of the fall with just three ingredients. Sensory Fall Cloud … Read more

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Humble toothpicks can be used as an excellent creative tool. As the children learn how to build, using toothpicks, they learn early geometry and develop spatial intelligence. They also think creatively. You can build in a one D or in … Read more

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Brown sugar is the component of many wonderful recipes: cookies, cakes, baked apples. If you are trying to cut down on sugar, there is still hope. Brown sugar can be made almost entirely sugar-free with about 12 calories per cup! … Read more

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