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A Cooking Birthday Party for Kids

A Cooking Birthday Party for Kids

Imagine throwing a birthday party for your little one, where little elves come and do all the work… well sort of.  That is the idea of the cooking birthday party for kids. You’ve got the cooking and entertainment all in one and you’re not doing the work! #winning Well there is a little bit more to […]

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Best Picnic Spots in Kansas City

Best Picnic Spots in Kansas City

Picnics are the best with kids! While restaurants can be super fun… or a recipe for crayon and french fry fueled walks of shame, picnics are a savvy parent’s best friend. What’s so special? Food you know you and your kid will both eat? Check. Room to run and play with abandon? Check. Something ordinary […]

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What's in Season in July?

What is in Season in July?

Well now we are really in the thick of things! Summer is here, its way too hot to turn the oven on, and I’m sweating my pretty makeup right off every Saturday morning at my farmers market stand. This is the time when you just can’t get away from the farmers market without 27 extra […]

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What is in Season in JUNE?

June oh my goodness how I love the produce in June! Finally, we’re rocking with greens, peas, berries. The farmers markets are overflowing with wonderful piles of delicious things to take home and eat. They’re all so wonderful you hardly have to cook at all just plop them on the plate and get excited! So […]

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CLEAN is crossed off the list!

(Note: Kansas City Moms Blog received services in exchange for this review; however, all opinions shared are those of the contributor who wrote them.) You know the deal moms, we bring these wonderful little people into the world and they wow us with their lightning speed growth, they entertain us with their crazy antics and super […]

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Organize Your Kitchen Like a Chef

Organize your Kitchen Like a Chef

I’d like to introduce you to the motto that organizes my kitchen, actually it is more than that it’s probably what organizes my life: Mise En Place. It’s a French phrase that professional kitchens use, and basically translates to: “putting in place.” Otherwise known as getting ready or setting yourself up for success. In a professional kitchen, […]

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Cook From Your CSA

Have you signed up for a CSA? Not sure what that is? I’ll start with that: Community Supported Agriculture or a CSA means signing up to support to a farm throughout a growing season. Typically, members or “share-holders” of the farm agree to pay a certain amount each week or month to the farm. In return, they […]

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Raising a Multicultural Family

My husband grew up on the other side of the world. We met during a summer job at Yellowstone National Park during college, and while our backgrounds and life experience were as different as they could be, we were like two peas in a pod. We connected almost instantly and through thick and thin, happy […]

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Veggies Families Love

I was originally going to call this “Veggies Kids Love” but then I thought about all of the adults I know who aren’t shall we say, as open or accepting of vegetables as they could be. Kids can claim ignorance, but we adults know we need a variety of color on our plate but somehow […]

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7 Tips for Better Meal Planning

Some people plan their meals a month in advance, freezing neatly-labeled packets of soup and stew. (I did this recently in anticipation of our second child’s birth.) Others wing it, shopping for that evening’s meal. What works for one family may not work for another but one thing is for sure, being organized and having a […]

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Povitica – A Kansas City Tradition

Povitica, mmmm… Kansas Citians take this lovely rolled pastry “bread” for granted as a staple of the culinary landscape, but really, in the U.S. it’s pretty unique to find this delicacy! Povitica came to the area with Croatian immigrants via Kansas City Kansas, so the Croatian name and tradition is what we’re used to here. […]

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