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Backyard Fall Festival

Build Your Own Backyard Fall Festival! Who doesn’t love the fall? Everything from cooler weather, the return of many professional sports, to the sounds and tastes of the season – think apples, cider donuts, and crinkly piles of leaves that demand to be jumped in! One of the Kookist family’s most favorite pastimes during this […]

Recipes

Quick Meal Ideas for a Family

Fresh Basil, Mozzarella, and Tomato Sandwiches While Summer may be coming to a close, bring those fresh flavors back and remember the warmer, slower months that summer tends to bring. For my daughter and I, nothing screams hot weather and lazy days like our favorite BMT (or Margarita) Sandwiches.  Bonus points for sourcing the basil […]

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Food

Level Up Your S’More Game

4 Top Tips to Make your S’mores Next Level! Nothing beats huddling up around the campfire with family, friends all while watching imaginations come to life while you roast marshmallows and make S’mores! We here at Kookist are big believers in what the outdoors and related experiences can teach kids so when you get a […]

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Resources

Kookist at the Beach – Kids Activities

The Kookist team ended up spending an entire week together this summer at the Outer Banks in NC. We then decided to invite another family, which made a total of 6 adults and 6 kids. Even in a large house; it’s imperative to have activities for kids so they feel engaged during vacation (we didn’t […]

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Resources

Kookist at the Beach!

A guide for multiple families sharing a house together. Vacations are great, and friends can make them that much better!  For the Kookist family we set out to discover what makes a great trip and along the way provide some tips, recipes and inspiration to help take the fun to the next level.  When we […]

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Recipes

Its Popsicle Time

Summer is just getting started here in the Carolinas and it’s time to slow things down and enjoy a cold treat. This is the perfect time of the year to help get kids acclimated to the kitchen and practice simple tasks like measuring, pouring, and safety.  My wife and our 4 year old decided to […]

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Kitchen

8 Ways to Get Your Kids Helping in the Kitchen

The kitchen can be a dangerous place, with appliances, sharp knives, and hot pans all around. But with your help, your kids can start to learn how to cook and bake as early as age 4—and as they get older, they’ll gain skills that will help them survive in the real world! And if you’re […]

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Safety

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe in the Kitchen

How safe are your kids in the kitchen? If you’re like most parents, you probably don’t know where to start when it comes to keeping them safe around hot stoves and sharp knives. But with these simple kitchen safety tips, you can keep your kids safe in the kitchen while still preparing meals with them […]

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Recipes

Fun and Easy Fathers Day Recipe For Kids

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re planning on showing your dad how much you care by making him something delicious, you might find yourself scrambling to put together an appetizing meal on short notice with very little help from your kids. But it doesn’t have to be that way! With these fun and […]

gardening
Classic-Kookist

Top 2022 Gardening Trends to Try in Your Backyard

Using your yard as an outdoor space to grow vegetables, herbs, and plants can be fun and rewarding in so many ways. But if you’re not careful, your garden can end up looking and feeling like just another weed-filled part of your yard that no one ever notices. Pay close attention to these top trends […]

spring activities
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7 Fun Spring Activities to Do Together as a Family

When the weather turns nice, it’s time to bring the kids outside! Here are some fun spring activities you can do together as a family, indoors or out. With just some simple materials and some time, you can create memories that will last all year long.  1) Play a classic game of Tag! There’s nothing […]

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Easy Easter Ideas for a Great Meal at Home

With Easter on the horizon, you might be wondering what to serve at your dinner table this year. The Easter dinner table should be festive and fun, but it also needs to satisfy everyone with the right balance of colors, tastes, and textures. Here are eight easy Easter dinner ideas that will have your family […]

tomatoes
Classic-Kookist

Finger Salads – A Guide to Finger Salads

Finger salads are so named because you eat them with your fingers (no utensils needed!). They can be made in large batches and stored in the refrigerator, so they’re an excellent choice for potlucks or casual gatherings where you don’t know how many people will show up, and they’re healthy because they’re not fried like […]

coffee
Classic-Kookist

The Ultimate Guide to European Coffee Makers

European coffee makers are more and more popular these days, which means there’s even more to choose from on the market! From drip coffee machines to espresso makers, European coffee makers give you the freedom to create your perfect cup of coffee. Here’s our ultimate guide to European coffee makers, so you can make the […]

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Best Frozen Pizzas You Can Buy

Pizza is a favorite food of many people. Frozen pizza is a convenient, easy meal choice for busy families and small groups alike. Its a popular meal which can be prepared in less than half an hour and with little effort.  By providing something akin to a ‘blank canvas’, frozen pizza allows you to customize […]

Sour Candy
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Best Sour Candy 2022

Sour Candy has gained a lot of attention in recent times. These delicious candies may be a little cruel, but they’re also a lovely treat! Therefore, people both love and hate sour candy.  Despite these extreme opposing reactions everyone should give their taste buds a thrill ride and try the most sour candies at least […]

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Classic-Kookist

A Beginner’s Guide to Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Courtesy: https://platedcravings.com/ Introduction to Air Frying An air fryer is a small piece of equipment that can be used to cook a variety of foods safer and without the large amount of oil required for traditional fryers. In most home kitchens, you’ll find standard or convection ovens.  In a standard, non-convection oven air is heated […]

Horseradish and cream sauce
Classic-Kookist

Best Horseradish

There is nothing quite like the taste of freshly prepared horseradish sauce. It is simple to prepare and an essential ingredient in many dishes, but the fresh flavor that it adds makes all the difference. Horseradish is a spicy, bitter root that is often used in condiments. It has been used for centuries as a […]

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2022 Top Personal Air Fryers for Small Space Kitchens

Inadvertently filling up space in your kitchen with kitchen equipment/tools can be easy to do when you have a small-sized kitchen. However, there is certain equipment that you should consider adding to your kitchen regardless of your arrangement.  One of them is an air fryer. Although air fryers are similar to deep fryers, in that […]

Tupperware
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Can I Microwave Tupperware?

Is it safe to microwave Tupperware? The straightforward answer to this question is: Yes, if only it has a Microwave safe symbol. Fortunately, most Tupperware containers are BPA-free and considered microwavable. Yet, is only a Microwave safe symbol enough to certify a plastic container as harmless? Let’s try to find out more in detail. Image […]

Protein Powder
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Top 5 Protein Powders

Are you trying to add muscle for your summer beach body? Or maybe trying to lean up? Or maybe you just want to start eating healthier? Regardless of the reason – protein powders can help with all of the above. Protein is vital for your bodies basic abilities: cell production, muscle growth, and fuel. I […]

california sushi roll
Classic-Kookist

California Sushi Roll Recipe | A Detailed Guide

If you are a sushi lover and want to try out a new variety of sushi, then you should consider trying the California Sushi roll. It has an excellent mouth-feel, texture, and taste to satisfy your sushi craving. Like most other sushi rolls, such as the Boston Roll Sushi, the ingredients of the California Sushi […]

Sandwich Cutters
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Top 3 Sandwich Cutters 

No child wants to bring a boring, plain sandwich to school for lunch. If you want to be sure that your child is not laughed at. Instead, you need to make lunch fun for them when they pull out the delicious sandwich. To make this easy you need to get your hands on a set […]

Mango Juice
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Top 3 Store-Bought Mango Juice

Fruit juice is one of the most popular ways of getting the health benefits of the fruit. This is because most of the time people don’t want to carry around a piece of fruit. Fruit juice the other hand can easily carry in a bag. When you are ready to drink it just twist open […]

Summer Sausage
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Top 3 Summer Sausage

Summer Sausage is a unique type of sausage that is designed to be eaten directly from the package. It can be served either cold out of the fridge or at room temperature. It can be put on bread as a sandwich for lunch or put on crackers with cheese as a summertime snack. Due to […]