Sundays with Samantha: Berry-licious Lemonade

We Hazards are so incredibly lucky to live in California, where many of our friends and family have lemon trees. This means, bags of beautiful juicy lemons are graciously passed down to us.  Upon receiving them, my mind immediately wanders into lemon dessert land (see Lemon Ricotta Cookies) while Samantha's goes straight to lemonade. Fresh …

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Sundays with Samantha: Ice Cream in a Bag

A few years ago, my kids and I did a 3 day summer "adventure" class together.  Mondays we went to a local park, Wednesdays we went on a field trip and Fridays we went to a local beach.  It was awesome. On one of the "park" days, our teacher taught us how to make ice …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Dutch Baby

Dutch babies hold a special place in my heart ♥.  My mom used to make them for us as a kid and any day that started with a Dutch baby was a good day.  These fluffy, souffle-like pancakes are so simple to make (kids can do it), require few ingredients, 1 bowl, and a whisk.  …

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Sundays with Samantha: Nerdy Nummies

One of the best ways to get kids to be more adventurous eaters is to let them help you in the kitchen.  And while sometimes you just want to get it done and on the table, it's fun to set aside some time on the weekends to cook together.  You could make something as simple …

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Sundays with Samantha: Samantha’s Soda

We are big bubbly water (seltzer and club soda) drinkers in our house so it was only a matter of time that Samantha started creating her own "fancy" drinks. AND, she gets SO excited to prepare her sodas for friends when they come over for dinner. They really AREN'T anything fancy.  They are simple to …

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Sundays with Samantha: Bento Box

For a long time, my kids lived on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with a side of fruit for lunch.  I was astonished they could eat the Same. Thing. Every. Day. But, they didn't seem to mind and frankly, I didn't either.  But eventually, they went off to school where nuts are not allowed so …

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Sundays with Samantha: 10 ways to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies

Fruit salad made by Samantha. No doubt about it, it's challenging to get kids to eat enough fruits and veggies.  But, in order to keep our kids healthy and strong, we must provide them a variety of healthy foods, especially fruits and veggies. They contain a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and more …

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