Last Minute Turkey Craft Perfect for the Kids

Need an easy last minute Turkey Craft project that the kids will love.  These darling turkeys are perfect for pudding cups or treat cups.  If you are leaving them out for a while use the shelf stable pudding or fill small cups with trail mix to snack on.  The pattern images below are are click to print. So this project is super simple just grab some tape and scissors.   You can use any small container for these. A paper roll cut to about 2 … Read more Last Minute Turkey Craft Perfect for the Kids

Stunning Holiday Desssert Simplified Aunties Angel Food Cakes

I am always on the hunt for holiday deserts that is super easy to make but looks Stunning.   I am loving this trifle with the white and red contrasting colors it is  beautiful on its own or in a dessert buffet with pies and cookies.   Trifles are great for self service, I do like to sprinkle a few pecans on top so  people know steer clear, if nuts are not their thing.    This recipe is the type I love to make because you can get … Read more Stunning Holiday Desssert Simplified Aunties Angel Food Cakes

Scarecrows Outstanding in the Fields Play Date Planner

Scarecrows are one of my favorite fall icons. They are just a fun addition to all the pumpkins and can be up for the whole fall season.  There are a few cute crows that made there way in to these projects too.  Most of the studio crafts are for the preschool and early elementary crowd.  The  kitchen section is perfect for a bit older kids and upper elementary  kids will have fun building a scarecrow.   Kitchen  We had a lot of fun making these scarecrows. … Read more Scarecrows Outstanding in the Fields Play Date Planner

Spotlight on Physics with Candy. . .Geometry Revisited

How Big is It? I love to find out the space things take up or the volume of products. Candy is perfect for this. The item you are testing cannot be water soluble since we use water displacement as one of the methods of measurement. One of the awesome properties of water 1 ml of water is equal to  1 cm cubed in volume. We used tootsie rolls for this since they are relatively box shaped. Starburst work well to I would just make a stack … Read more Spotlight on Physics with Candy. . .Geometry Revisited

Filling Daddy’s Boots the importance of Family Memories

Today marks a very special day.   My father was born today, and 20 years ago he celebrated his last birthday. My dad battled cancer for 3 years.  It was a tough battle, but one I am so thankful that he fought.  It gave us the opportunity to become much closer and for him to know me as an adult.  I am not so sure he would like all my choices, but I do not think this blog would be surprising to him.    I … Read more Filling Daddy’s Boots the importance of Family Memories

Freaky Things Candy Experiments

Now that you are stocked up on candy. Let’s do some easy experiments, that use a bit of chemistry and physics too. The will use some of it up and the family will have some fun seeing what happens. WILL IT MELT? The first test will take some time to see the results so pick a candy that you have 6-8 pieces of that is sugary or gummy not chocolate.   You will need lots of cups for this one.  First we will make the solutions … Read more Freaky Things Candy Experiments

pH testing 2.0- beyond Cabbage Juice

When we did the cabbage juice experiment  there were a couple more test that we did that I wanted to share. These are great extenders or great for a second round of this experiment.  Remember these are complex topics that kids will enjoy a few times and continue to deepen there understanding. Go back to this post for the general set up. Adding some  hydrogen peroxide to some of the solutions to see the color change from the addition.   Then we added vinegar. Remember you … Read more pH testing 2.0- beyond Cabbage Juice

Snow Days are Coming are You Ready

Growing up Halloween meant that snow was just around the corner or that we already had a few inches on the ground.  Finding costumes that worked well with coats or long- johns were the normal plan. It had to be a big storm for our schools to get cancelled. But I know now that winter is coming  Moms and Dad are starting to think of ways to fill those snow days and I have a couple of solutions. I have taken all the chemistry experiments from … Read more Snow Days are Coming are You Ready

5 Ways to Mummify Your Meals #FunFoodFriday

One more week until Halloween weekend. I am loving all the great Halloween foods Instagram. Today for Fun Food Friday I decided to show you  5 techniques to mummify your meals.  Some of these Mummy Foods  are from few of my favorite blogs. I hope you can take these ideas and make a Yummy Mummy meal for your kiddos. “Frosting” with a ribbon tip Saturday breakfasts seem to be a great time to have a little family fun.  Weekend  mornings seem to be a perfect time to make something a … Read more 5 Ways to Mummify Your Meals #FunFoodFriday

Tasty Science Tips for Setting up fun Taste Tests

I mentioned doing a taste test yesterday but then I realized that I should take a little time to tell you about taste testing.  As a Food Scientist, I use taste panels often to determine if a product is just right before we make it for sale.  Some times it is just informal take some home see what your family thinks.    Doing taste tests is a great way to add some more science and math to your kitchen. It is best to compare similar products … Read more Tasty Science Tips for Setting up fun Taste Tests