Create a Mini Garden With Your Kids!

by Michelle White on April 23, 2014

In honor of Earth Day yesterday, we have a great project idea for you and your little loves! Create a mini herb or flower garden in terra-cotta pots to be placed on your front or back porch. This is a great way for your child to experience the responsibility of caring for a garden for the first time, in a way that will ensure low-maitenance and easy, effortless cleanup. Not only does gardening provide an excellent way for children to experiment with new smells and textures to strenghten their senses; but they also will, for the first time, have the opportunity to observe the miraculous beauty of a seed becoming a plant!

Things You’ll Need:

Terra-Cotta pots with drainage holes

A small shovel
Potting Soil
Seeds of various forms
Gardening gloves for you and the kids
Sunlight

Be sure to plant your seeds during mid-morning, when the sun is the least harsh; and make sure your soil is moist — neither too wet or too dry. Keep your potted plants under a covering when outdoors, sheilding them from too much sun or too much rain. Also, do some research based on the type of seed you plant — germination time varies per type of seed. Finally, water daily, and be prepared for your children to be surprised when the first sign of growth emerges!

Happy Gardening!

- Michelle

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Springtime Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

by Michelle White on April 21, 2014

eastercookiebars Springtime Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe

I hope you all had a very Happy Easter celebrating the season with your families and loved ones! In keeping with the Springtime festivities, we have an awesome recipe for Sugar Cookie Bars! They’re a perfect, easy cooking activity for you and your little loves.

1 Egg
1 Egg White
1 Cup Sugar
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Butter (Melted)
1 1/2 tbsp. Sour Cream
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Almond Extract
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
11 oz. bag Ghiradelli White Chocolate Chips
1 bag of Easter M&M’s
Sprinkles (In Easter colors!)

Step 1: Heat your oven to 375 and line a 9 x 13 dish with foil, and coat with a non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2: Add the butter and sugar to a mixer and stir until creamy.

Step 3: Add egg, egg white, sour cream, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Mix well.

Step 4: Add in flour, salt and baking powder and mix well.

Step 5: Add in white chocolate chips and mix well.

Step 6: Pour mixture onto 9 x 13 dish and smooth out. Cover the top with M&M’s and Sprinkles, then bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes.

Step 7: Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for 1 hour. Cut into bars and serve.

I hope you enjoy making these!

- Michelle

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