- Disney Spoonful | Back To School | Mon, Aug 26, 2013 3:00 PM EDT | Comments
...Read More »Crescent rolls made with pre-made dough is one of our favorite treats to have for breakfast on weekends. Recently, I saw some recipes out there that added extras to the dough to make new dishes with them it, so I tried the most famous one: pigs in a blanket. They're perfect for the lunchboxes, and they were a hit! Working with the pre-made crescent roll dough is so easy that I am now trying out more recipes to make. I came up with these pockets that are similar to some pockets they sell in Venezuela where I was born and raised. Over there they usually are made with lots of ham, but I wanted to experiment using turkey and adding 2 cheeses. These pockets can be made easily for the lunchbox, for breakfast or for an after-school snack!
This turkey and cheese pocket is sure to get two thumbs up from your kids!
1 8 oz can of crescent roll dough
2 slices of Muenster cheese (or your favorite cheese)
4 small slices of turkey deli meat
4 teaspoons of cream cheese
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1. Preheat the oven to 35
- Redbook | Back To School | Mon, Aug 19, 2013 10:06 AM EDT | Comments
If both of you agree that ants on a log is getting a little old, add a fun new twist to snack time with this adorable, nutritious recipe. And, yes, it's fine to take some to the office for yourself. By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.Crispy apple-wiches
Sandwiches made with bread are so last year-and not just for those who have given up gluten. Add more crunch with this fruity, protein-rich snack or meal.
1 large apple
2 Tbsp peanut, tree nut, or seed butter
2 Tbsp granola
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Use an apple corer or melon baller to remove the apple's core. Cut half an inch off the top and bottom of the apple. Cut apple crosswise into four 1/2-inch-thick slices. They will look like bagels with holes in the center. Rub the cut side of the lemon over both sides of the apple slices to keep them from browning. Spread peanut butter on two of the apple slices. Sprinkle granola over the peanut butter. Top with remaining apple slices.
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- Mon, Aug 26, 2013 12:37 PM EDT | CommentsIt seems that summer is coming to a close, which means that its time to prepare for the onslaught - of homework, that is. When they come home from school each day and drop their things everywhere, getting to the homework (and keeping things organized once they do) can be a real challenge. One great trick is to make a homework space that your kid can use every day, one that's fun and helps keep all those school supplies straight. Luckily, many DIYers have already thought up some great ideas for your kids' work space. Keep your kids calm and organized with these simple homework stations and supplies. Click through for 7 genius homework station ideas! -By Nicole Balch
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- Babyzone | Back To School | Tue, Aug 20, 2013 12:19 PM EDT | CommentsAs my daughter approaches her third birthday, the question of preschool comes up. Is she ready? Is she going? When? Where? Ahh! First, I'm still trying to wrap my head around the thought of her as a preschooler rather than a toddler. Second, she doesn't make the age cut off this year (nor is she potty trained yet). And third? Well, I don't think we're going to go that route. After doing some research and talking it over with my husband we don't feel it's necessary. I know, now I'm totally screwing up her chance to get into Harvard or Yale, right?
To preschool or not to preschool?
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It's not that I don't appreciate what preschools offer; after all, I attended Head Start which is a government funded preschool program for low income children. Head Start is not an option for my kids. We make too much money and there aren't any public Pre-K schools that I can find in our area. Private preschool is the only way to go and it's not cheap, which is getting tougher for middle...Read More »
- Mon, Aug 26, 2013 12:35 PM EDT | Comments
Go ahead, add one more tick mark to the bad mom column: I refuse to take my kids back-to-school shopping. Of course, I would have died a slow, OMG-worthy death if my mother would have made the same decision with me. Back-to-school shopping was the only thing that made going back to school worth living for. New Guess jeans paired with L.A. Gears and a few new tops from Contempo Casuals? Yes, please! But unlike my youthful passion for fashion, my boys don't care what they wear. Considering the fact that they're dreading their return to academia with the fiery passion that burns like a thousand suns, no amount of fresh denim is going to make a bit of difference. So for this reason and so many others, I refuse to go back-to-school shopping. -By Lori Garcia
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