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Better Gelatin

Here’s a tip for decreasing sugar and artificial flavorings in your kids’ treats (if you care about such things): Adding natural fruit juice to plain gelatin takes about the same amount of time as adding plain water to pre-flavored gelatin dessert powders, which are typically artificially flavored and highly sweetened. Plain gelatin can usually be […]

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Transforming Education: Wikis, Laptops, and Learning

I’ve posted a long entry on my Salty Snack: Science and Technology Munchies blog titled Transforming Education: Wikis, Laptops, and Learning, about some of the ways electronic books and online access are transforming classroom resources and traditional textbook publishing. Hop on over if you’re interested.

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Essential Tool: A Rubber Mallet

One in an occasional series of essential household tools: A white (non-marking) rubber mallet. Whether it’s assembling a rocking horse, fitting shelves into a bookcase, or flattening chicken breasts for Poached Chicken Breast Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Spinach (cover the chicken in plastic wrap first), this is a tool you never knew you needed […]

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How Kids Can Help in the Kitchen

Managing meal preparation and toddler(s) simultaneously can be a daunting task. You can make it easier by having your little ones help in the kitchen. Instead of having to cut playtime short so you can go cook (the cause of much toddler angst), start cooking a little earlier and call it playtime. Here are a […]

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LGBT Family News, Good and Bad

Ontario Christian School in California has expelled a 14-year-old student because her parents are lesbians, the Associated Press reports via Yahoo! News. School policy dictates that at least one parent must avoid actions “immoral or inconsistent with a positive Christian life style, such as cohabitating without marriage or in a homosexual relationship.” The parents should […]

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