Cinnamon and Pumpkin Spaghetti Squash Carbonara with Parmesan Sage Breadcrumbs

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Just looking at this Cinnamon and Pumpkin Spaghetti Squash Carbonara with Parmesan Sage Breadcrumbs by cookingforkeeps makes my belly happy!

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Image courtesy of cookingforkeeps

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Mentos & Diet Coke: Time for some messy fun!

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Making a diet soda and mentos geyser is one of those fun and surprising moments of childhood. You don’t expect it to be as explosive as it turns out to be and that’s the fun of it! Kids will love this simple, fun, and messy experiment, courtesy of Inside Out Motherhood ūüôā

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(Images via insideoutmotherhood)

And here’s the way to bring the fun into Science! According to Wikipedia, “The potassium benzoate, aspartame, and carbon dioxide gas contained in Diet Coke, in combination with the gelatin and gum arabic ingredients of the Mentos contribute to the formation of the foam.” Here’s some more info to teach your kids the Whys and Hows of the experiment.
Have fun!

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Check out this Flower Science Experiment for Kids: Glowing Flowers!

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I checked out a link in a homeschool group I was in (and then clicked another link, and another, and another…) and happened upon this super cool and simple experiment to try with kids! You don’t have to homeschool to try this. This would be so much fun at a party or a sleepover, or just for the heck of it!
Thanks to Fun At Home With Kids for sharing such a fun idea! A simple way to make glowing flowers that will blow your kids’ minds! This is a great jumping off point to teach how plants gets their nutrients, photosynthesis, etc…
Check out their results:

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(Images courtesy of funathomewithkids)

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A week of quick and cozy fall lunch recipes

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Here’s a week’s worth of some tasty, warm fall lunch recipes that won’t take forever to make!
Each recipe link is below the photo ūüôā

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Broccoli Quesadillas

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Turkey and Bean Chili

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Pizzadillas

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Hearty Mac N Cheese

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End of Summer Vegetable Soup

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Chicken and Tortellini Soup

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BLT Pasta

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Amazing Enchiladas With Cream Sauce Recipe

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So, I’ve made this before:

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and made them again tonight with amazing results. Even my pickiest eater finished his entire plate!  This is huge, considering he refuses to eat most meals!

These can be filled with anything you like: sautéed veggies, ground beef or ground turkey, shredded or diced chicken, or just cheese. Just be sure any meat is precooked.

Ingredients:

Medium flour tortillas (you can also use corn!)
2 c of the filling of your choice
2 c shredded cheddar or cheddarjack cheese (1 cup reserved)
3 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
2 c chicken or vegetable broth
1 c sour cream
3-4 Tbsp diced jalape√Īos (If that’s too spicy for you, substitute diced green chiles. They aren’t spicy at all)

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350¬į
-Mix your filling choice and 1 cup cheese together in a bowl. Spin the mixture into tortillas and put them, seam side down, in a 9√ó13 pan
-In a small pot, melt butter/margarine, then stir in flour and cook together on medium high for about 2 minutes
-Slowly add broth to the butter/flour mix and whisk until it’s smooth. Reduce heat to medium and continue stirring constantly until the sauce gets thick and starts bubbling
-Stir in the sour cream and diced peppers. Keep stirring but don’t boil. That’ll make it gross. You just want to warm it up at this point
-Pour/spoon over the rolled enchiladas and be sure the tortillas are completely covered
-Bake 30 minutes until the cheese just begins to brown

So here’s the photo from today of these. They’re filled with ground turkey and cheese

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Don’t forget to share on Facebook or Pinterest to save the recipe to your wall/board!
Thanks and enjoy!

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Visit Historic Sauder Village on Sundays. Kids get in free!

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I’m planning on taking the kids to check out Historic Sauder Village in NW Ohio and thought I’d share the info. It’s Ohio’s largest living-history village. You can visit with costumed guides and working craftsmen in more than¬†40 historic homes, community shops, farms and gardens. They also have great shopping and special events. Via their website: “For unique shipping year round, Sauder Village offers our¬†Gift Shop, Lauber’s General Store,¬†and the Quilt Shop. Also during the Historic Village’s open season the Village Trader¬†&¬†Herb Shop features unique items for purchase. Plenty of delicious food & treats options at the¬†Barn Restaurant, Doughbox Bakery,¬†Sweet Shoppe and¬†Ice Cream Parlor.” They even have an Inn and Campground with great packages!

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When we go, I’ll review our experience and link it to this post! Here’s their info:

Address:
Sauder Village
22611 State Route 2
PO Box 235
Archbold, Ohio 43502

Phone numbers:
Toll-Free: (800) 590-9755

Open April 29 – October 26, 2014

Hours:
April 29 – May 23, 2014
РTuesday РFriday, 10:00 a.m. Р3:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Р5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 Р4:00 p.m.- Closed Mondays (except Memorial Day and Labor Day, which are open 10:00 a.m. Р5:00 p.m.)

May 24 – September 1, 2014
– Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00-4:00 p.m.
–¬†Closed Mondays¬†(except Memorial Day and Labor Day, which are open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

September 2 – October 26, 2014
РTuesday РFriday, 10:00 a.m. Р3:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Р5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 Р4:00 p.m.- Closed Mondays (except Memorial Day and Labor Day, which are open 10:00 a.m.

Admission:
Adult: $16.00
6-16: $10.00
ages 5 and under: Free

Seniors: $2.00 discount

Military:
Active Duty: Free
Active Reserves: Free
Inactive and Retired: $2.00 discount
Inactive Reserves: $2.00 discount

Group Rates for the military family:
$12.00 for Adults, $7.00 for Kids

Military Veterans & Family Members:
Adults $2.00  Discount
Students $1.00 Discount

AAA Members: 
Adults $2.00  Discount
Students $1.00 Discount

Sunday Special…
Free admission for children on Sunday! (ages 16 and under) with adult paid admission.

New! 2-Day Special Admission Rate
Adults: $25.00
(Valid for only 2 consecutive days in the Historic Village. Non transferable.)

Parking: FREE
Images courtesy of the Sauder Village website.

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