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Eat in Season: Figs

"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

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Recipe of the Week: Stuffing NOT From a Box

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

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Eat in Season: Swiss Chard

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

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Recipe of the Week: Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Bacon

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

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Tip of the Week: Safe Cooking & How to Calibrate a Thermometer

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

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Recipe of the Week: Cinnamon Leaves & Tasty Dips!

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!

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Pumpkin Cookies

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

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Try it out: #MyPlateMyWay

There are as many ways to create a MyPlate meal as there are people on Earth! Just like when you create a no- rules recipe with Captain Create's handouts on other blog posts, you can create a my plate meal using what you have learned to be sure you're getting all the food groups you… Continue reading Try it out: #MyPlateMyWay

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Around the World in 80 Plates: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Haiti is a small island country in the Caribbean, and has its own unique cuisine that has been influenced by the island's wide variety of people who moved to, or were forcibly brought, to the island over the course of the last 500 or so years. This island used to be called Hispaniola, and it… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Recipe of the Week: Vegetable Farro Soup

Autumn has officially begun, and that means the beginning of one of Captain Create's favorite seasons: SOUP SEASON! Warm days, pretty leaves, and crisp evenings make autumn ideal for serving soup for dinner. Not only can all cooks take advantage of all the harvest has to offer, cooks can also cook once and eat twice!… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Vegetable Farro Soup

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Around the World in 80 Plates: Harare, Zimbabwe

Welcome to Zimbabwe, in the southern part of the African continent! The capitol city, where Captain Create is visiting, is called Harare, and is home to many people, including professors, researchers, accountants, restaurant cooks, and bus drivers (just like we have here in Utah). These folks have to get up and attend school or work… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Harare, Zimbabwe

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Recipe of the Week: Autumn Sweet Potato & Kale Salad

Today marks the first day of Autumn! What does this mean for all you cooks and eaters out there? Autumn is the season for tasty lunches and warm, hearty dinners to fight off the chill as the leaves change and the wind picks up. Be sure to take advantage of all this season has to… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Autumn Sweet Potato & Kale Salad

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Create Family Mealtime: Quick Bread

Creating a quick bread is a fun way to get the whole family involved in the kitchen. Quick breads are an easy and tasty way to combine the grains group with fruit or veggies (or both!). Quick breads are just like the name implies: quick to make! Unlike the yeast-risen breads we are used to… Continue reading Create Family Mealtime: Quick Bread

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Around the World in 80 Plates: Quito, Ecuador // Locro de Papa

Captain Create is south of the equator this week in a tiny, but very cool country called Ecuador. Its located high in the Andes Mountains, near Peru and Colombia. The capital city of Quito is the second highest city in the world at 9350 feet (that's almost two miles up!). There have been people living… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Quito, Ecuador // Locro de Papa

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Recipe of the Week: Roasted Beet & Bean Dip

This week Captain Create has a tasty snack recipe for you that is bright pink and packed with nutrition! Family Mealtime Month is a great time to try out new fun recipes, and help build healthy habits for the whole family. This tasty Roasted Beet & Bean dip recipe will help everyone (even the grown… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Roasted Beet & Bean Dip