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Gluten free chocolate “dirt”

Ingredient 1 handful dark chocolate chips Directions Place chips in a coffee grinder Grind until the texture of  coarse sand Serve over cream, berries or cupcakes


Dirt Cake with “worms”

Ingredients 2 (20 oz.) pkgs. Oreo cookies 1 (8 oz.) pkg. low fat cream cheese, softened 1 c. powdered sugar 1/2 stick butter, softened 2 pkgs. instant French vanilla pudding 3 1/2 c. milk 1 (12 oz.) Cool whip Gummy worms   Directions Crush the cookies. Mix the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix the pudding and milk to directions and add cream
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Garden Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Raspberry Dressing ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup raspberry vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon salt Put vinegar, honey and salt in blender. Close the lid and turn it on. Open the top part of the lid and SLOWLY add the olive oil until it is all added in (In class we used a tuber ware with a tight lid and the kids took
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Octopus and Seaweed (Hot dogs and Ramen Noodles)

 Ingredients 1 (3 ounce) packages beef-flavor ramen noodles 4 hot dogs 5 drops green food coloring mustard ketchup Directions   In saucepan, bring 1 – 1 1/2 cups water to boil. Add noodles and contents of package. Boil 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, add 4 inches of water to a large saucepan, bring to boil. Cut each hot dog into 8 strips to within 2 inches
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Pumpkin Pizza Crust

Ingredients ½ cup barely warm water 1 teaspoon honey 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 cup canned pumpkin, (Not pumpkin pie filling) 2 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the bowl 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder Instructions 1. Measure water in a wet measuring cup and stir in the honey and yeast. Set
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Cloudy Meatball Soup – by Chef Toni Girard

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 small red onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/3 cup basil leaves, finely chopped 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 3/4 cups tomato pasta sauce with basil 4 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup pasta 2 zucchini, diced 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed, cut into thirds crusty Italian bread, to serve 1/3 cup
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Steamed Chicken Dumplings

Ingredients:         2 spring onions, finely chopped                                        1 ½ tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped         8 oz ground chicken         1 tbsp cornstarch         1 tbsp light soy sauce         1 tbsp Chinese rice wine         2 tsp roasted sesame oil         20 dumpling wrappers Mix filling together
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Having your preschooler help you in the kitchen is a good way to get your child to try new foods

Kids feel good about doing something “grown up”. Give them small jobs to do. Praise their efforts. Children are much less likely to reject foods that they helped make. As preschoolers grow, they are able to help out with different tasks in the kitchen. While the following suggestions are typical, children may develop these skills at different ages. At 2 years:  wipe tables  hand
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