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Brooklyn Allergy Mom's Mac and Cheese Recipe

Brooklyn Allergy Mom's Mac and Cheese Recipe

Heidi Bayer, aka Brooklyn Allergy Mom, shares her allergy-friendly and vegan macaroni and cheese recipe.

Fiery Tomato-Basil Mac and Cheese Recipe

Fiery Tomato-Basil Mac and Cheese Recipe

Food Network host and Brooklyn father George Duran shares his recipe for tomato basil mac and cheese.

Cheese Drawer Mac and Cheese Recipe

Cheese Drawer Mac and Cheese Recipe

Maggy Keet, who blogs with her mother and sister at threemanycooks.com and co-write 'Three Many Cooks', shares her cheese drawer mac and cheese recipe.

Baked Ham and Cheese Macaroni Recipe

Baked Ham and Cheese Macaroni Recipe

Ray Gruenfelder, founder of theguycornernyc.com, shares his recipe for baked ham mac and cheese.

Avocado, Zucchini, and Green Bean Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Avocado, Zucchini, and Green Bean Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Jennifer Gensterblum, head chef at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, shares her recipe for Avocado, Zucchini, and Green Bean Macaroni and Cheese.

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Let's face it, Halloween just isn't Halloween without jack-o'-lanterns. But with little kids in the house, carving pumpkins might be on your "to avoid" list. We've gathered our favorite no-carve pumpkin ideas that kids can do or help with to make your own Halloween decorations.

Marshmallow Recipes for Halloween

Marshmallow Recipes for Halloween

Katie Wyllie, author of Kids' Treats: 50 Easy, Extra-Special Snacks to Make with Your Little Ones, gives us the treat of three delicious recipes to make with marshmallows this Halloween.

Halloween Crafts to Do with Kids

Halloween Crafts to Do with Kids

Halloween is quickly approaching, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than by making your own Halloween decorations, and accessories for your costumes? Here, a roundup of our favorite Halloween DIYs.

The Ace of Cakes' Favorite Bake Sale Recipe

The Ace of Cakes' Favorite Bake Sale Recipe

Need a homerun for your next bake sale? Try Duff Goldman's go-to recipe for Maple Pecan Blondies, and get his tips for hosting a successful bake sale to help hungry kids.

Red, White & Blue Watermelon 'Cake'

Red, White & Blue Watermelon 'Cake'

This gorgeous "cake" is actually made from heart-healthy watermelon decorated with yogurt and berries. It's a refreshing, gluten-free twist on dessert that's perfect for Fourth of July festivities or a summer birthday.

Grilled Watermelon and Pork Kabobs

Grilled Watermelon and Pork Kabobs

Savor some grilled goodness (and a healthy dose of antioxidants) with these colorful fruit and veggie kabobs. Healthy, hydrating watermelon is the star ingredient of these colorful skewers, along with marinated chunks of pork.

Red, White & Blue Cheese Sliders

Red, White & Blue Cheese Sliders

Slices of watermelon add a cool juiciness to these turkey burger sliders, while adding a hefty dose of antioxidants like vitamin C and lycopene. Add blue cheese and you've got a triple threat on a bun!

Spicy Watermelon Hummus

Spicy Watermelon Hummus

While a great partner to pita chips or raw veggies, this hummus also makes a great sandwich spread or topping for bruschetta. The heat of the spices is balanced by the cooling addition of watermelon juice.

Vegan, Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

Vegan, Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

Try these recipes for gluten-free, vegan Girl Scout-style cookies at home, including Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs. You won't believe how close the taste comes to the real deal!

Morning Fuel: Easy, Healthy Breakfasts from a Manhattan School Chef

Morning Fuel: Easy, Healthy Breakfasts from a Manhattan School Chef

From a Manhattan school chef who is no stranger to picky eaters, these easy from-scratch breakfast recipes help keep kids focused at school by fueling them up with the nutrients they need for their growing minds and bodies.

Easy Holiday Dessert: Frozen Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Easy Holiday Dessert: Frozen Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Want to change up your dessert routine this holiday season? Try this frozen version of classic pumpkin pie. It's a welcome twist on the traditional dessert and, bonus: It's super easy to make ahead! Just pull it out of the freezer a few minutes before serving.

DIY Alien Monster Egg Halloween Decoration

DIY Alien Monster Egg Halloween Decoration

Liz Heinecke, author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, shares easy-to-follow directions to make Alien Monster Eggs for a Halloween decoration for your ghoolish party. Bonus: It's a science experiment for kids!

Witches Brew Recipe for Halloween by MOMables

Witches Brew Recipe for Halloween by MOMables

Laura Fuentes of MOMables created this fun witches brew recipe for her child's lunchbox. It's a fun and healthy Halloween drink for kids that doesn't use soda or powdered drink mixes.

Halloween Treats: Eyeball Cake Pops, Monster 'Toes,' and 'Rotten' Apple Punch

Halloween Treats: Eyeball Cake Pops, Monster 'Toes,' and 'Rotten' Apple Punch

Get step-by-step directions on how to make three cool treats for Halloween, including creepy cake pops that look like eyeballs, pigs in a blanket that look like monster toes, and "rotten" apple cider punch.

Easy Recipe for New Cooks: Creamy Tomato and Rice Basil Soup

Easy Recipe for New Cooks: Creamy Tomato and Rice Basil Soup

This easy recipe for creamy tomato soup with rice and basil was developed by a special education teacher and is featured in her cookbook, "Special Day Cooking: A Life Skills Cookbook," which is geared for those with developmental challenges as well as young people learning to cook.

Three Birthday Cakes That Look Like Other Treats

Three Birthday Cakes That Look Like Other Treats

Looking for a unique birthday cake to make for your child's celebration this year? We've got three recipes for cakes that look like other sweet treats, including a giant cupcake, a giant donut, and ice cream cones.

Carve A Watermelon For Halloween This Year

Carve A Watermelon For Halloween This Year

This Halloween, why not put a fun twist on pumpkin carving by making some Jack O’Melons? Watermelons carve up boo-tifully, and you can eat the fruit right away, making it easy to scare up some delicious Halloween fun.

Get Crafty with Halloween Ghosts

Get Crafty with Halloween Ghosts

These simple Halloween decorations will haunt your holiday table. Kids can help make the classic ghost motif with tissue paper, white chocolate, marshmallows, or eggs.

Stuff We Like: Martha Stewart's Blackberries and Oregano Pie
Recipes and Creative Ideas for Summer Picnics, BBQs, and Parties

Recipes and Creative Ideas for Summer Picnics, BBQs, and Parties

One of the best things about summer is eating outside, whether it's at a picnic, BBQ, street festival, or even a restaurant. Here are more than a dozen creative and fun ways to eat outside this season, including tons of summer-inspired recipes.




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