Monthly Archives: August 2014

  • Top Seven Essentials to Keep in Your Pantry

    Top Seven Essentials to Keep in Your Pantry

    Everyone has those extremely busy days when you just don’t have time to go to the grocery store. Those days make you feel like throwing in the towel and saying, "We’re going out!" Sometimes life gets in the way, and you aren't able to stick to your weekly meal plan, but before you make that fast food run or order that pizza, take a look at the top seven essentials you should keep in your pantry. Besides being much healthier than a fast food burger, these items make for quick and easy meals when you just don’t have time to run to the store.

  • Kids Fest Success!

    Kids Fest Success!

    Curious Chef® took part in the 20th anniversary of Kids Fest on August 19th. This free community event in Oconomowoc, WI, sponsored by local businesses, is an opportunity to give back to the local community through a day of kids’ focused activities. Held at Roosevelt Park, Kids Fest featured games, musical performances, rock walls, crafts, inflatables, zip lines, and more.

  • Structure vs No-Structured Schedules for Kids

    Structure vs No-Structured Schedules for Kids

    We all know that being a parent isn't an easy job. In order to be a "good" parent, we may want to monitor our child’s every move and make sure they stick to a strict schedule—because that’s how life is once you become an adult—but it may not be beneficial to kids' mental development to have their daily lives be overly structured. Some activities that fall under the "structured" category are soccer practice, piano lessons and homework, and while all of those things are very important for different reasons, there may be benefits to having a less-structured schedule for your kids, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder.

  • Curious Chef Roll-Out Sugar Cookies

    Curious Chef Roll-Out Sugar Cookies

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    Curious Chef roll-out sugar cookies are a great, classic recipe and a fun way to spend the afternoon with your kids in the kitchen! Use this cookie recipe as a base and make it your own by experimenting with different flavored-frostings and toppings. Let them help in each step of the process to make them feel like a superstar chef showing off the finished products and their delicious creations!

  • Drum Up Some Laughs for National Tell a Joke Day!

    Drum Up Some Laughs for National Tell a Joke Day!

    Knock, knock. Who’s there? National. National who? National Tell a Joke Day! (Ah, we crack ourselves up.) Aug. 16th is National Tell a Joke Day, and we’re not joking that it can be a blast to celebrate it with your family. And, no, you don’t need to take a family outing to the comedy club downtown – unless your kids are over 21. There are plenty of family-friendly ways to celebrate this holiday, including writing jokes on your kids’ lunch box napkins, hosting a comedy show in your own living room or coming up with some funny jokes together.