Food

In The Kitchen: Homemade Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

In The Kitchen: Homemade Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

Homemade Pumpkin Puree Next time you’re at the pumpkin patch with your kids, pick up a small sugar pumpkin to make your own pumpkin puree for pies, soups, oatmeal, or our Pumpkin Spiced Doughnut Holes.   Making fresh pumpkin puree can be done in just 3 easy steps. And the best part is that there’s no […]

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Recipe: Chunky Monkey Hazelnut Granola

Recipe: Chunky Monkey Hazelnut Granola

Chunky Monkey Hazelnut Granola Your kids will be excited to learn that here in Oregon, we are the proud producers of 99% of the U.S. hazelnut crop. With the fall harvest just around the corner, it is the perfect time to get your kids in the kitchen and cooking with local hazelnuts. They’ll love the […]

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Holidays

Recipe: Witches Brew

Recipe: Witches Brew

Having a Halloween party or want to try something fun with the kids on Halloween? Try this festive homemade root beer recipe from the folks at holidash.com. The dry ice creates an eerie effect, perfect for a hallowed eve.   What you’ll need: 10 pounds dry ice Thick rubber dish washing gloves or oven mitts […]

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Craft: HalloweenTreat Bowls

Craft: HalloweenTreat Bowls

The ancient art of decoupage is fun and easy for all ages! We love using painted, handmade, or even photocopied paper in new ways. These “Trick or Treat” bowls are the perfect way to create a fall family heirloom that will be used year after year to hold treats or even fall apples.   What […]

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Performances

NWCT’s Sherlock Holmes: A Review

NWCT’s Sherlock Holmes: A Review

by Maya Barbon, age 15   Northwest Children’s Theater’s premiere adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, which opened this weekend to an enthusiastic audience of young detectives-to-be, leads right to 221B… Baker Hall that is. As the lights go down on this original NWCT show, the audience is transported to the beautiful halls of Criterion Academy, where […]

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OCT’s Fancy Nancy: A Review

OCT’s Fancy Nancy: A Review

By Maya Barbon The moment I walked into the Portland Center for Performing Arts to see Fancy Nancy, I knew this would be, by far, the fanciest Oregon Children’s Theatre show I’d seen. In the lobby, I was surrounded by little girls, all dressed up in beautiful pink dresses and tutus. They sang princess songs and danced around. […]

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Books

Halloween Book Reviews by Cat Wiese of Green Bean Books 

Halloween Book Reviews by Cat Wiese of Green Bean Books 

Here are our Halloween book picks for kids! What are your favorites?   Wickle Woo Has a Halloween Party (Tiny Tab Book) By Nosy Crow (Board Book $7.99) Wickle Woo the Owl is having a Halloween party! But what’s a party without all your friends? Wickle Woo’s friends are hiding, and he must find them […]

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Pacific Northwest Kid Book Reviews by Green Bean Books

Pacific Northwest Kid Book Reviews by Green Bean Books

Northwest publisher, Sasquatch Books, has a new children’s imprint called Little Bigfoot which has recently published a bounty of books perfect for the Pacific Northwest! Here are just a few:   Portland ABC: A Larry Gets Lost Book By John Skewes (Hardcover $14.99)   If you enjoyed Larry Gets Lost in Portland, you better not pass […]

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November 2014

November 2014

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

THE GIFTS OF OPEN ADOPTION, ADOPTION & SURROGACY RESOURCE GUIDE, KIDS IN THE COMMUNITY: GIVING BACK, HOLIDAY OUTINGS

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Recipe: Witches Brew

Recipe: Witches Brew

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Having a Halloween party or want to try something fun with the kids on Halloween? Try this festive homemade root beer recipe from the folks at holidash.com. The dry ice creates an eerie effect, perfect for a hallowed eve.   What you’ll need: 10 pounds dry ice Thick rubber dish washing gloves or oven mitts […]

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Craft: HalloweenTreat Bowls

Craft: HalloweenTreat Bowls

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ancient art of decoupage is fun and easy for all ages! We love using painted, handmade, or even photocopied paper in new ways. These “Trick or Treat” bowls are the perfect way to create a fall family heirloom that will be used year after year to hold treats or even fall apples.   What […]

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