6 Coffee Recipes From Around the World

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

To read more about coffee culture around the world check out Van Houtte Coffee Blog

In honor of National Coffee Day we are going to take a look at 6 different coffee recipes from around the world. Explore the world from the comfort of your own kitchen!


Easy Homemade Christmas Playdough

Friday, November 28th, 2014

homemade christmas playdough
Gone are the days of fall & we are ready to ring in the Christmas season with some fun!
What better fun than some Christmas Scented Playdough! (more…)

Around the World in 7 Doughnuts

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

around the world in 7 doughnuts

In honor of National Doughnut Day I thought it would be fun to check out some of the different doughnuts around the world. Its a fun way to teach about and exploring other countries and cultures from home. Let the children locate the countries on a map and decide together which recipe you want to make or make several to host a doughnut tasting party!!! Happy Doughnut Frying!!!


Cherry Pepper Black Bean Hummus

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014


Cherry Pepper Black Bean Hummus

1 (15 oz) can black beans rinsed and drained

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup chopped onion  

1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic

1-2 tsp Hot Cherry Pepper Hoagie Spread to add spice or 1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper

If you want it to be thicker add 1/3 cup Tahini


Combine the black beans, tahini (optional), lemon juice, olive oil, white wine vinegar, onions, hot cherry peppers, and garlic cloves into a food processor and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Hummus pairs great with:

  • Raw Vegetables
  • Toasted Pita Chips
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Spread onto toasted baguette
  • Spread onto a sandwich in place of mustard and mayo
  • Spread onto flat bread or pizza crust in place of tomato sauce





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Patriotic 3 Sec Slushie

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

3 second slushes

Patriotic 3sec slushes

Found this Video on Instructables.com and thought it would make for fun Patriotic 3 Sec Slushes! The kids LOVED them and it made for such a quick & easy treat!!! Just use a red and blue pop ( 😉 I grew up on the East Coast) and follow the instructions in the video so fun!

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Memorial Day Slushes

3 sec slushes

I knew water could be turned to instant ice, but was amazed to see that soda could be supercooled as well.

Check out the 42 second version: QC#13 – Instant Slushy! 

Try this trick with water Waterbending In Real Life

Detailed Tips & Tricks for making “Instant Ice

WARNING: Leaving soda in the freezer too long can result in failure of the container, and a big mess. Glass bottles are not recommended, as the ice expands when freezing and can shatter the glass explosively. Use of video content is at own risk.

Kids Slushes For another great summer treat check out The Very Berry Strawberry Milk Shake.

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