100+ Halloween Recipes
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015, 01:50

"Looking for some fun Halloween recipes to make? 

We have collected more than 100 Halloween recipes that are perfect for a
Halloween party at home or school. From appetizers to cookies, and cakes to drinks – we have the perfect Halloween
recipe for your needs.

Look through all our Halloween Recipes

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Best things to do when the kids have gone to bed
Thu, Jul 3rd 2014, 15:41

As much as we love to have them running around it is always pleasant when the kids have finally gone to sleep. That is the time to relax and put up your feet, maybe watch something on TV, perhaps catch up with your favourite soap. Sometimes that can feel as though you are wasting you precious time, the time after the kids have gone to bed should be quality time rather than while away until your own bed time.

Reading a book seems to be a pastime that has gone out of favour. It is amazing that around a third of people who don’t go on to university never read another book in their lives, that over forty percent of college graduates never go on to read another book, and that 70% of adults have not purchased a book over the last five years. Reading books is one of the

Mother’s Day Recipes: Simple Enough Even Dad Can Prepare
Wed, May 7th 2014, 01:01


Mother’s Day is recognized each year by many families as Mom’s day off. To make Mother’s Day extra special, and to keep Mom out of the kitchen all day, try planning delicious meals for her at breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. The trick is to keep the meals tasty and fun, but also simple enough that even Dad can pull them off. With help from the kids of course!

Here are some Mom-pleasing breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes, courtesy of Kontos Foods. See photos below.

Omelet PitaBreakfast: Omelet Pita

Kontos Flatbread or Pita Bread

1 oz. diced ham

1 oz. diced peppers (red, yellow and/or green)


Homemade Whoopie Pies - What a Great Treat!
Tue, Apr 29th 2014, 12:30

Whoopie PiesRemember how yummy whoopie pies were as a kid? They are even yummier now! Thanks to
Batter & Cream  handmade Whoopie Pies - who have come up with so many delicious new flavors!

We were lucky enough to sample several of their mini whoopie pies - which were so fresh tasting and had such fun and unique flavors. These mini whoopie pies are perfect for treats and favors at birthday parties, showers, holidays and other parties that you put on.  They also sell larger size whoopie pies that are great for serving as a full dessert.

Our top two favorites were Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel and S'mores (because we are big chocolate lovers)  But all the others were so tasty too!

Enjoy the following special rec

Ho, Ho, Holiday Treats
Thu, Dec 19th 2013, 16:48

Make the Season Simple and Sweet

Festive Peppermint Twists
Cheery Cereal Tree Treats
Christmas Candy Swirl Cookies
Sweet Snowmen Cookies
Jolly Santa's Treat Cookies
Merry Marshmallow Sticks
Fast and Festive Christmas Cookies

(Family Features) Nothing says home for the holidays like the smell of treats baking in the oven and a crowded kitchen filled with loved ones. Whether making decades-old fa

Simple Tips for a Quick and Nutritious Breakfast
Mon, Sep 16th 2013, 11:37

(Family Features) It's easier than ever to provide great-tasting, nutritious, affordable and ready-to-eat breakfast options for you and your family. Try these convenient tips to make sure you have a nutritious breakfast before everyone rushes out the door.

"Cereal is a convenient way for busy families to start the morning," said Lisa Sanders, Ph.D., registered dietitian and director of Global Nutrition and Scientific Affairs at Kellogg. "In fact, nine out of ten moms agree that cereal is a convenient breakfast choice. In addition, research shows

Bite into Fall with Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Thu, Sep 12th 2013, 23:52

Mini Baked Pumpkin Pie Spiced Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

(Family Features) Autumn is here and along with those cool, crisp mornings comes a craving for something warm and delicious. Enter the Mini Pumpkin Pie Spiced Donut, a sweet morning treat baked with the quintessential flavor of fall.

"You won't believe how easy it is to make these donuts at home," said Mary Beth Harrington of the McCormick Kitchens. "They're perfect to mix together with your kids - no trip to the bakery required."

For the final touch, dip the donuts in a fall-inspired glaze. Flavors like vanilla, mocha or maple complement the pumpkin spice in the donut - the ultimate autumn indulgence.

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Fall in Love with Baking
Thu, Sep 12th 2013, 23:29

Fall in Love with Baking

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Pound Cake

(Family Features) With the chill of autumn setting in, now is the perfect time to preheat the oven and enjoy the pleasure of baking at home. Fall begins the official start of holiday baking season and Wilton has a wide selection of bakeware, decorating and party products to help you make delicious, comforting treats that will warm your home. Throughout the season of giving and sharing, home baked treats are perfect for expressing love and appreciation to family and friends.

Try these tips from Wilton and fall into the baking spirit:

  • Everything old is new. Bake a fluted tube cake to share; this iconic shaped treat embodies nos

This Weekend, Spend the Most Important Meal of the Day with the Most Important People in Your Life
Thu, Aug 1st 2013, 22:03

Upside-Down Breakfast Stacks

(Family Features)  Baseball practices, dance rehearsals, school work and other activities often make getting the family together for dinner seem impossible. Lunch usually finds kids at schools and their parents eating at the office. That leaves the most important meal of the day, breakfast, as the perfect time to gather everyone together for good nutrition and great conversation.

If you're looking for ways your family can spend more quality time together, consider bringing back breakfast this weekend.

Enjoying each other's company and a delicious breakfast is the perfect opportunity for your family to reconnect. Use the added time weekend mornings provide to prepare a wonderful, warm meal for your family

How to Improve your Skills as a Chef: Creating Healthy and Delicious Meals
Thu, Aug 1st 2013, 20:23

With the UK currently reported to have the highest levels of obesity in the whole of
Western Europe, it is clear that parents have a huge role to play in educating
the next generation of adults. Only America is burdened with higher rates of
adult and childhood obesity than Britain, and this remains a social issue that
requires urgent attention. While widespread government measures may be
required, however, parents can also make a positive contribution by learning
how to create healthy and delicious meals for their family. Consider the
following: -

1. Learn from Skilled and Experienced Relatives:
While learning the fundamental principles of
wholesome home cooking, you should take the time to tap into a close and
familiar knowledge base. If you have an older relative or close friend that
boasts significant culinary skills, for example, be proactive and ask

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