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Merry Christmas Neighbor!: 10 Neighbor Christmas Gifts

Since the dawn of man, neighbors have wished each other a “Merry Christmas!” with fruit cake, cookies and various forms of Chex mix. After years of throwing away stale cookies 3 days after Christmas, I decided to give my neighbors something different. Here are some ideas of what to give to neighbors that may be a refreshing change from the usual.

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Treat Bouquet

Last weekend my son had his first piano recital. He worked hard all year on his song, so I wanted to give him a reward similar to a bouquet. I imagined giving my son a bouquet of flowers and knew he’d say, “Mom! This is too girly!” To avoid the argument I decided to get […]

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Children’s Book Giveaway! : New “Bosley the Language Bear” book

Our friend Tim Johnson, author of the “Bosley the Language Bear” books is offering a free copy of his new book, “Bosley Builds a Treehouse” to a Pink Apron Blog reader. The Bosley books are not only fun stories but are a GREAT way to help kids learn a new language. Each story is written in English with translations in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Russian or Japanese.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

This Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. I love this holiday because there are no¬†obligatory¬†traditions except to wear green, but it’s a fun excuse to celebrate. Here are a few ideas of how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Every year for breakfast, we have Lucky Charms. We don’t often eat sugary cereal in our house, so […]

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Sesame Street Cupcakes

My daughter loves Sesame Street, so for her birthday party, I made Elmo and Cookie Monster cupcakes. I decided, since they are fuzzy monsters, I couldn’t really go wrong.

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Christmas Gifts for Grandpa and Grandma

My kids wanted to make presents for their grandparents for Christmas. Rather than buy a craft, we decided to use what we had and make them something meaningful and something they can use.

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Surprise Filling Cupcake pan

My sweet husband bought me the COOLEST cupcake pan! Instead of putting candy in the center of the batter, hoping it won’t sink to the bottom but discovering in the end… it has, this pan has a skewer in the center, designed to hold candy, fruit, etc. WOAH!

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Favorite BBQ chicken

I use this BBQ sauce for everything! It’s so much better than anything you can buy in a bottle and is pretty easy to put together. I’ve also bottled this sauce and given it away as gifts. It’s great to use on chicken, pork or even hamburgers!

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The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

Use this cookbook to make recipes right out of the Harry Potter books!

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How to Make a Superhero Cape

Step-by-step instructions to make your child a superhero cape!

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