Impress your friends around the grill by coming up with your own secret, knock-your-socks-off barbecue recipe. For most barbecue recipes, the great taste lies in the sauce or spice rub that is used to season the meat. When concocting the sauce, you want to make sure you have the flavors balanced just right. Too much tomato sauce, and your guests will think you simply poured ketchup on the meat. Too much spice and only a brave few will enjoy the sauce.
Bewitch the food in your pantry and refrigerator, and perk up your family with a spooky and creative Halloween breakfast. Pep up their favorite foods with holiday-inspired names and special ingredients from hidden chambers in the pantry. Delight even the groggiest of kids and husbands with enchanting dishes and drinks. Plan a pre-festivity breakfast on Halloween day, or use these easy recipes for a brunch-style Halloween party for kids and adults. Your family and friends with think you're simply magical.
Vegetarianism isn't just an occasional hippie decision anymore. Many families are turning to this option for moral, cultural or nutritional reasons. If you are raising a vegetarian family, rest assured that there are many recipes available to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Give your kids some personal responsibility over the meal and help them embrace your vegetarian lifestyle.
If your daughter wears a Girl Scout uniform or if you just have a certain love for Samoas or Tagalongs, you may have an overabundance of the medium-sized, rectangular boxes lying around the house. Instead of sending them to the recycling bin, use them for crafts around the house. Your kids will love the new toys they can create.
You preach healthy eating to your family all the time. Why shouldn't that apply to Halloween, too? You don't have to give into the temptations of eating unhealthy treats until your stomach aches. Here are some healthier Halloween treat alternatives that you'll actually feel good about feeding to your kids.
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Whether you are packing a snack for your child's daycare group or are watching a daycare full of kids yourself, you can put together a snack that will be healthy and sustaining for everyone. Although the kids would love a sweet junk food snack, teachers and volunteers would probably appreciate a low-sugar snack that will fill kids without spinning them up.
Infuse meat, cheese and vegetables with the tasty flavors of smoke by building your own barbecue smoker. Alton Brown, cookbook author, debuted his own homemade smoker on his Food Network show, "Good Eats." His smoker was made from a terra-cotta flower pot. If you are worried that a terra-cotta pot will break, you can use a clean, aluminum garbage can instead. Work outside when building and using your smoker, so that you don't fill your house up with smoke or start a fire.
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