We all know microwaveable popcorn is terrible for us...but it's so convenient. Did you know you can make your own homemade popcorn in the microwave, without the store bought package and all the bad-for-you ingredients? It's super easy, just as fast and will save you some dough, too. You only need two simple things to make this deliciously convenient snack! Turn an every day brown paper bag into a healthy snack by following these easy steps.
One of my family's favorite special occasion treats is afternoon tea. The combination of delicious sweets, fancy sandwiches, pretty china, and the tradition of an afternoon tea service is something we can all agree on. Despite the gentile settings, children are generally welcome at places that serve afternoon tea. But, when you're talking fancy schmancy eating experiences with kids, it's always good to know where children will be most welcome and which experiences will be the most fun for them. After all, a special occasion should be fun for everyone. We got out and tried a few of the best afternoon tea spots in Boston so we could share the inside scoop with you.
With its storied past with tea, there’s no better place, outside Britain itself, to celebrate with a traditional English afternoon tea than Boston. So, pinkies up! Here are five great places for afternoon tea in Boston.
We’re always up for an adventure and crave time outdoors (yes, even in the winter), so when the State of New Hampshire invited us to experience Mount Washington’s outdoor winter offerings, we bundled up and trekked two hours north of Boston to Lincoln, New Hampshire: Home of Loon Mountain and loads of snowy fun.
Here are suggestions for your White Mountains outdoor adventure itinerary, including recommendations for where to eat and stay:
Whether you’re looking for traditional music and dance, a parade, a big Chinese New Year festival complete with a Lion Dance, or simply a fun craft to celebrate the the Lunar New Year, Boston has it all. Check out these great picks for families to celebrate the Year of the Goat.
You’ll also find links for cooking traditional recipes for kids, children's books about the New Year, and visiting Boston’s Chinatown.
What makes a perfect snack? How about simple, healthy and done in three easy steps? The fact that these yogurt covered strawberry hearts are also cute as a button is just a plus. So pop a tray of these in your freezer. The hardest part will be waiting for them to freeze.
Sometimes a cold winter day calls for a special treat. These hot chocolate treats are easy to make and will definitely warm someone's heart as well as hands. They also make a great hostess or Valentine's Day gift. There's barely any cooking involved, so kids can make them on their own or with a little help.
Last Saturday we sponsored a stellar performance of Stella, Queen of the Snow at Symphony Space. Before the puppet show we met Mommy Poppins readers to make these adorable marshmallow snowman pops. The kids had a blast and so did we, so we thought we should share it with everyone. Here's how to make your own Frosty from the comfort of your home, in three easy steps.
Whether you're looking to warm up after swooshing down the local sledding hill or just hoping to satisfy your seasonal sweet tooth, nothing takes the chill off a winter afternoon like a really good cup of hot chocolate.
A steaming cup of cocoa not only helps you face winter's frosty air, but wrapping your hands around a warm cup of melted chocolate, steam rising before your eyes, can also bring you back to you own childhood memories of snowmen, Santa and rosy cheeks.
So, gather the family, pull off those mittens and sip on some sweetness at one of these places -- from Boston to the North Shore -- serving up the season's most delectable drink.
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