Hydration is important in the winter, and even though water is your body's favorite way to hydrate, there are other fun drinks you can include in your holiday celebrations to keep yourself hydrated and full of energy. Whether your drinks are hot or cold, be sure to have fun with them! Little kids love to… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Holiday Drinks
Captain Create is hitting the history books this week to learn about a cold weather favorite: HOT CHOCOLATE! Historians agree that the Maya, and later the Aztec, were the first groups of people to use chocolate in a drink, although their xocōlātl [Aztec word: xococ (bitter) and atl (water)]1 was very different from the hot… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Aztec Empire // Hot Chocolate
Let's face it, fun food just tastes better, even when you're a grown up. What are some easy ways to Create fun food? It can be as easy as arranging parts of a meal in a fun way, like silly faces from fruit on pancakes, or stacking slices of banana inside a strawberry to make… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Fun Shapes Taste Better // Christmas Tree Avocado Toast
Captain Create has gone to the mountains this week, as well as visiting a pretty city along the Danube river; She is in Austria, and getting a very famous lunch in Vienna! Austria has lots of mountains, and the Alps make up almost 3/4 of the country in the western portion. The Alps are steep… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Vienna, Austria
"Oh, bring us a Figgy Pudding, oh, bring us a Figgy Pudding, oh bring us a Figgy Pudding and a cup of good cheer!"... So the song says... but WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A FIGGY PUDDING?! Don't worry, Captain Create knows now, and has a recipe to share so you'll know too! Figs are… Continue reading Eat in Season: Figs
Sometimes we need tasty food fast, and using a box mix is a great way to save time, but sometimes its fun to make something from scratch for special days. Stuffing (or dressing) is an easy-to-make-from-scratch holiday food! Yes, it is a couple more steps than making a boxed stuffing, but its still easy to… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Stuffing NOT From a Box
Welcome to the northernmost country on the African continent: Tunisia! It is directly south of Italy, across the Mediterranean Sea, and is in between Algeria and Libya. People have lived here for a really really long time; since about the 10th century BC, but much of the information on the city then is only written… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Tunisia
Cooler weather means many garden harvests are through, but sturdier plants like swiss chard are still holding their own! These green leafy vegetables are a little tougher than delicate lettuces, so they'll grow outside a little bit later in the cold Utah autumn, and they taste great! Red stemmed chard is pretty common, but it… Continue reading Eat in Season: Swiss Chard
As the weather cools off, the veggies we have available to us change with the seasons too. This yummy veggie dish combines two of fall’s most famous foods into one tasty dish: Apples and Brussels Sprouts! There are many different kinds of apples, and you can read more on apples and where they come from… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Bacon
The big holiday season is coming up quickly, and that means lots of cooking, parties, and sharing food with friends and family! Serving safe food is an important goal to have all year, and especially during the holidays, so that everyone stays healthy. If you are not safe with your food, nasty little bacteria could… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Safe Cooking & How to Calibrate a Thermometer
Halloween is in a few short days, and its easy to add a little bit of fun and fright to the foods you are already eating! #myplatemyway means you can change up any part of your MyPlate meal for something spooky and still get in all your food groups for the day! Swap out an… Continue reading Add a Little Fright to Your Food: Halloween #myplatemyway!
Its the last week of October, and Halloween is nearly here! Be sure to spend the rest of this week getting in the spirit of things with a few themed snacks! These are quick and easy for after school, and can even be added to a snack tray to get you ready for walking around… Continue reading Easy Halloween After-School Snacks
October is one of the most colorful months of the year because of all the beautiful leaves changing colors all across the Utah mountains and valleys! If you get a chance to get outside and walk through the neighborhood, a park, or hike in the mountains, be sure to see how many different colors you… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Leaves & Tasty Dips!
Do you ever have a cookie emergency? And you need a cookie right then but you don't have any cookies! Well all you need is pumpkin and a cake mix and you have fresh, warm, cookies in minutes. Pumpkin Cookies 1 spice cake mix 1 15 oz. can pumpkin Chocolate chips (optional) Spray cookie sheet… Continue reading Pumpkin Cookies
Cooler weather outside means it is time for warmer meals inside! Potatoes are in season in the fall because they have been growing underground all summer and it's finally time to dig them up! Whether you dig them up with a shovel, or a specialized potato digger you pull with a big tractor, you're digging… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Top 5 Ways to Upgrade a Baked Potato!