Homeschool Science Crossword Puzzles with the Critical Thinking Co

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The Critical Thinking Co.™ sent us their  Science Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles, and we have really enjoyed doing these together! We found the puzzles were perfectly on grade level, and challenging enough to be fun- not too easy, and not too hard.

Critical Thinking Co- Science Crossword Puzzles

The topics covered include:

  • Living Things
  • Earth’s Land, Water, and Resources
  • Weather
  • Our Solar System
  • Matter, Energy, and Forces
  • The Human Body
  • Science and Scientists
  • Inventions and Discoveries

In the back of the book there is also the vocabulary list, which is great when students come across a word they’re unfamiliar with or have forgotten. The answers to each puzzle can be found in the back, this is a great help to parents checking work. We have really enjoyed doing these puzzles as a family. Sometimes after dinner with daddy, or after lunch while coloring, I will read the clues and the kids will take turns answering.

Critical Thinking Co- Science Crossword Puzzles

I also had my 2 oldest (3rd and 5th grade) take turns doing puzzles on their own for school. I especially love crossword puzzles because spelling is essential to getting them correct. At the top of each page is a word bank to help fill in the puzzle; of course when we do these orally my kids don’t have the word bank so they are using what they know. Sometimes I will have to direct them towards a specific word, using the answers they give me. It’s a lot of fun doing them this way!

The Science Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles is a 62 page book, with 25 crossword puzzles. The cover is thick and glossy, with nice crisp white pages. The pages are thick enough to not bleed through and really don’t shadow either.

I think most kids who enjoy doing puzzles, madlibs, and other logic games will definitely enjoy doing this book of crosswords. The topics are so much fun, educational, and cover everything across the board- from all the types of animals, to the branches of science- the puzzles vary in difficulty. I’d say it is definitely appropriate for the suggest grades, but my littles (5 and 7yo) are able to join in just fine when we do these aloud.

Science Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles

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3 Fall Family Favorite Recipes

With colder months ahead, it’s time to start building up a repertoire of wholesome, hearty, and healthy meals to keep the family fed and happy through the fall and winter seasons.

With the spring and summer growing seasons out of the way, we often assume there will be a shortage of local produce to work with, but in fact, many fruits and vegetables such as apples, sweet potato and pumpkins flourish in the fall. So there are bountiful ingredients to work with and plenty of delicious flavor combinations to explore.

Here are three tasty fall recipes which are all easily adaptable for many dietary needs. These are great for using up any excess home grown produce, emptying the veggies from the freezer, or simply using up whatever canned goods you have available in your pantry that day.


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Fall vegetable soup

When thinking of the transition into the fall season and deciding which recipes to try, the one that immediately springs to mind is a warm bowl of rich and nutritious vegetable soup – and for good reason! Vegetable soup is versatile, delicious, healthy and affordable, making it a great recipe to feed the family without breaking the bank.

Although a vegetable soup can be made from practically any vegetables, this time of year it’s great to try and use seasonal ingredients such as carrots, squash, potatoes, and kale- then spice these up with comforting fall favorites such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and garlic.

Soup is very forgiving so don’t be afraid to try new vegetables and flavor combinations if you have certain ingredients that need using up. To make the soup more hearty or to replace the addition of bread, try adding some baby potatoes, lentils, or butter beans for some bulk.

Here’s a quick recipe for a healthy fall vegetable soup that will serve a family of four as a main course and can even be made ahead and reheated later for convenience. If you like your soup chunky then leave your veg pieces larger, if you like it smooth then chop them more finely or blitz them with a blender after cooking and before serving.

For the soup you will need:

  • 2 tbsp of butter or coconut oil, whichever your preference
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 large carrots, washed and roughly chopped, no need to peel them
  • 2 cups of diced squash or pumpkin
  • 2 cups of fresh greens (kale or cabbage works great, as does spinach)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (or use fresh if you like, simply chop)
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, grated or finely minced
  • 1tsp of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of chilli powder, (or more if you like it a little spicier)
  • A sprig of fresh thyme or 1tsp of dried thyme
  • 4-5 cups of chicken broth (or vegetable broth if you will be making it for a vegetarian)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • (I double this recipe for our family)

Method:

  1. Add the butter or oil, whichever you are using, to a heavy based saucepan that is large enough to fit in all of the soup ingredients.
  2. Once the butter is melted, cook the onions and carrots until they start to soften and brown, this will take a couple of minutes.
  3. Next add the squash or pumpkin to the pot alongside the crushed garlic and stir for a few minutes until fragrant.
  4. Then add the grated ginger, thyme, and spices. stir to combine, before adding in the chicken or vegetable broth, and your tomatoes.
  5. Bring the soup to a boil, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Next add the canned chickpeas and your greens and simmer for a further 10 minutes until all the vegetables are cooked. This may take longer for very chunky soups and may take less time if you have diced everything finely.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with a slice of chunky bread to sop up all the juices.

This recipe is tremendously versatile, healthy. You can add a scoop of collagen peptides to any soup or meal to make it even more beneficial to skin, hair, and nails! Classic Pumpkin Risotto

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As the days get colder and the nights draw in, we are naturally drawn to more comforting food options that make us feel full and warm from the inside out. A family favorite, and great alternative to traditional pasta dishes, is the classic risotto. Delicious creamy rice served hot and packed full of seasonal vegetables is a winner with the whole family. Once again it can be made in advance and easily reheated.

This recipe will also serve a family of four as a main course or six as a starter.

Fall Family Risotto

Ingredients:

  • 1tbsp of butter
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • A handful of sliced mushrooms, approximately a cup
  • 1.5 cups of risotto rice such as Arborio
  • 1 cup of diced pumpkin
  • 3-4 cups of stock (veg or chicken)
  • ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley to garnish

Method:

  1. Add the butter and oil to a heavy based saucepan and melt together, then cook the onion and garlic until fragrant. Keep the heat low to avoid too much browning, or the garlic will become bitter
  2. Add the raw rice to the onion and garlic mix and stir to coat in the fragrant butter and oil mixture and cook for about one minute until the rice begins to go slightly translucent at the edges.
  3. Now add the mushrooms and pumpkin and cook for another 30 seconds so that they start to soften.
  4. Next add in 1 cup of your chosen broth and stir often until the liquid is almost absorbed.
  5. Continue stirring and adding stock a little at a time until all the stock is absorbed and the rice is cooked through and tender. No need to stir continuously, you just want to stop the rice from burning to the bottom of the pan.
  6. Finally stir through the parmesan cheese (or a little goat cheese if you can’t do cow dairy) and season with salt and pepper to taste, remember that the stock and parmesan are both quite salty, so check the risotto before adding any additional salt to the recipe.
  7. If using, garnish with fresh parsley and serve straight away.

This risotto dish is fantastically easy and can be customized with different vegetables and seasoning to suit your palate. Why not try making it with other seasonal ingredients  such as kale, sweet potato, beetroot or using different cheeses to add a subtle difference to the flavor.

Cinnamon spiced oatmeal cookies

Fall isn’t just a fantastic time of year for savory dishes but for sweet treats too. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to ordinary cookies, then give these cinnamon spiced oatmeal cookies a try – they’re gooey and soft, and great served straight from the oven.

This recipe produces between 12-18 cookies depending how big you make them. If you’re not a fan of fruit in your cookies then you can always substitute in chocolate chips (yum!), chopped nuts or even leave them plain.


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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup all purpose flour (or gluten free flour)
  • ½ cup of wholemeal flour (if not using then add an additional ½ cup of plain all purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • ⅓ cup of vegetable or coconut oil
  • ⅔ cup of dark brown sugar or coocnut sugar
  • 1tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup of dried fruit such as cranberries, sultanas or raisins
  • ½ cup of rolled oats
  • 1 large egg

Method:

This recipe really does have a ‘throw it all in the bowl’ method and is a great one to try with your kids. Before you start have all your ingredients weighed out, this will make things easier or alternatively weigh them directly into the bowl.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line two baking trays with parchment
  2. In a bowl mix together all of your dry ingredients
  3. In another bowl mix together you wet ingredients (you may need to melt the coconut oil)
  4. Combine the two mixtures to create your cookie dough
  5. Roll the cookie dough into balls and place on the trays leaving ample space for them to spread a little as they cook
  6. Bake until browned which will take roughly 15 minutes
  7. Allow to cool on the baking tray and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely or alternatively eat them whilst they’re still warm and gooey!

Fall is such a magical time of year, the trees begin to change color from green to gold, the temperature drops, and the days get shorter. It’s the perfect time to be creative in the kitchen and use up delicious seasonal produce.

Which one of these recipes will you try?

 

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Just in case

This isn’t really a meaningful blog post, more of a public service announcement.

As I’ve been going through my blog, I have found some really weird links a hacker put in some of my posts. They’re all different and link to products. If you read something that isn’t normal for my writing or there’s an obvious link that doesn’t belong, feel free to let me know via comment or email.

I am working to find all the links, and I’m pretty sure the hacker no longer has access.  But there were a lot of links stuck in my posts. And I apologize if there’s anything super inappropriate… haven’t come across anything yet, but wouldn’t put it past them!

—- have a blessed day!

 

 

Roar Like a Lion Family Devotional- enter to win!

You know our family loves a good devotional- every night at bedtime we read from the Bible, and/or a devotional, and often we read a from a book as well. The last few weeks we have been using Roar Like a Lion, from Tommy Nelson.

Roar like a Lion 90 Day Family Devotional

This 90 day devotional features eye catching art that isn’t too crazy or busy, with fascinating stories, Bible verses, and prayers to read aloud. Of course children can read it to themselves too, but it is so sweet to read as a family. =) Each devotion offers simple action steps for dealing with a problem with God’s help. Families will find prayers and idea that help them talk to God, grow a stronger  relationship with Him, and learn to walk closer with the Lord.

My children have enjoyed reading from this so far, and I find them talking about it later, even days later they will mention something we read or  prayed for together. I love that each devotional shows children of God’s faithfulness and love for his children.

What I really like? The topics are relevant to today’s kids in a BIG way. Manny of the popular phrases children see and hear are debunked as worldly sayings that don’t really fit in a Christian’s life- ex: you do you- They authors have taken that phrase and shown how that’s not how we are called to live as Christians. Just because it is popular doesn’t make it right.

Truth! I love that the truths are relevant to things children today deal with, but it’s done Biblically with everything pointing back to scripture and God.

Topics covered include:

  • facing fears in life
  • dealing with peer pressure
  • bullying
  • handling new challenges
  • dealing with disappointments
  • moving through grief
  • trying new things
  • courage
  • understanding that we do fit into God’s story, and how

This devotional is simple and sweet, but impactful. It has blessed our family and hopefully it will bless yours as well! Order yours now!

Many thanks to Thomas Nelson for providing this product/product information for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive the product in exchange for this review and post.

If you would like to enter to win a physical copy for your family, or a family you love, leave a comment below with your family’s favorite times spent together! This giveaway is limited to US winners only

 

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Vindication Season 2, Streaming on Pure Flix Now!

Vindication Season 2 is now streaming on Pure Flix! If you haven’t already checked it out, Vindication is the fan favorite, faith based police drama starring Sergeant Travis. I really enjoyed season 1, and season 2 is turning out to be just as binge worthy.

Vindication is a great show for adults and teens. Each episode focuses on a storyline that always points back to God; a real life struggle leads right back to the Lord, and having a relationship with Him. I love that the police in this show are able to show God’s love though their job and how they relate to the victims and offenders. We see those struggling with their faith, those without faith at all come to the Lord, and Christians who grow further in their faith.

Season 2, episode 1 Precincts and Prisoners, is no exception to the great story lines and we saw in Season 1. Pure Flix released installments of the 10-episode season week by week, as this season dives a little deeper into the personal lives of our favorite characters, while introducing new storylines each episode. In this 31 minute first episode of Season 2, Srgt. Travis and his wife adapt to new roles in life as he investigates strange circumstances on a single mother’s property. We watch as the Sergeant and his team work to prove this young mother isn’t crazy, while showing the love of Christ when others only judge and ridicule her.

I love that we see the Lord working in real life situation through those who love Him.

Vindication stars Todd Terry as Gary Travis, Venus Monique as Detective Kris Tanner, and Peggy Schott as Becky Travis. There are a few other familiar faces in the episodes as well. New to the series for season 2 is T.C. Stallings, from films such as “War Room” and “Courageous.” Stallings portrays Detective Tre Millwood!

If you don’t already have Pure Flix, look into it so you can start streaming family- friendly shows, today!

There’s something for everyone in the family- No more searching for something everyone will enjoy.

Giveaway- enter for a chance to win 6 months of Pure Flix FREE! Simply leave a comment of a time the Lord showed up in an every day situation in your life, or the life of a loved on. Or feel free to leave the name of your favorite worship song right now.

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Homeschool Math-All Grades-with CTCMath

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CTCMath Homeschool Online Math Parent Dashboard

Many homeschool families are looking for an easy to use, online math program for their children. CTCMath is a full online math program, covering all grades, kindergarten through 12th, including calculus. We know there will come a day when my children may need more help than their math books and I can give them, and CTCMath will be a great option at that time. (I have blurred out names and email address in the images below).

CTCMath Homeschool Online Math Parent Dashboard

After logging in, families will find pre-recorded video tutorials with directions explaining step by step each math concept. They are easily accessed any time, anywhere via your account. I found these lessons to be clear and easy to follow along, making it like sitting in class listening to a teacher.

In the parent dashboard, parents can add each student, selecting their grade level and where to begin on lessons. From there, students can login, complete their lesson, and take a quiz over what they just learned. A lesson summary can also be downloaded for each lesson. I love this because we enjoy making math notebooks with concepts my children may need to revisit. It helps make it hands on, too.

CTCMath Homeschool Online Math Parent Dashboard

CTCMath Homeschool Online Math program

Topics may have multiple lessons, which are all in order for the student to follow. The quiz questions on each lesson can be read to the student by clicking the speak button next to the questions; this is a great option for early readers, or students who better comprehend by listening. Weekly revision sets help consolidate learning and identify areas of struggle. In the CTCMath parent dashboard, you can find extensive reports making tracking easy for parents and record keeping.

Parents can set tasks, view results, and see the history of what students have been working on.

There are also some really fun games found at the bottom of the screen: speed skills, times tables, and swap pieces. I have to be honest and say these are a lot of fun, and will definitely help your kids find motivation to do some extra math learning. These are a great rewards for having completed math lessons for the day or week.

CTCMath Homeschool Online Math Parent Dashboard

CTCMath Quiz grade 5 Homeschool Online Math program

Maybe one of the best parts- CTCMath offers a 12 month guarantee- I don’t know any math curriculum that backs their program with such confidence! Overall, this program is definitely going to help improve math learning for students. If you family is looking for an online, video based learning option, CTCMath is where it’s at! Between the easy to follow lessons, simple tracking, and fun games, kids and parents will both enjoy this math.

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Friday on the Farm {LGD getting comfortable}

LGD on the Farm

After losing Huck, we decided to bring Bear out of the goat pen and into the yard with the family and chickens. At first he just hung around the gate to the goats, and slept under the chicken coop.

But after about 2 weeks he really started feeling at home. And by week 3, Bear is a pro at protecting all things chicken and child. His bark at night is so reassuring, and he loves the kids. He follows along on my walks each day, and is such a sweet boy.

We are thankful for having kept 2 of Huck’s puppies, and it sure has me wanting to have some more!

 

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Retained Placenta in Cows Wordless Wednesday {with a few words}

You may have seen the picture on our social media- This is what homeschooling with 5 kids on a farm looks like some days. This is Dolly, headed to the vet for a retained placenta. This was my first time driving a trailer, but it went okay, since I didn’t have to back up. ? I did come home and practice after we unloaded Dolly.

Retained Placenta in Cows

 

The vet cleaned her out, which was really crazy. Cows have a *lot* of placenta, and goo that comes along with it. Much more than people or goats. Anyway, because Dolly’s cervix had begun losing, the vet could only get her fingers in to hook around the tissue, she couldn’t reach in. But, with constant pressure and time, she got everything out. Then she bolused Dolly, and we came home.

She is doing good, enjoying the pasture with her calf, Huey.

There are several different schools of thought on retained placenta- the most common is that it is caused by a lack of minerals needed during pregnancy. We didn’t have these cows then, so we don’t know exactly what access they had to minerals. But they were very well cared for, so I’m sure minerals were offered.

The vet suggested this as well, after day 3 you can tie a jug about 1/4 way full of water to the hanging placenta tissue. This creates constant pressure/pulling, which helps the placenta eventually all come out. When you find the jug on the ground you can tell if it has the whole placenta, or if cleaning out is needed. This is essentially what the vet did with her hand-a constant, gentler, slow pressure. The difference is your risk introducing infection every time you go into the cow, but that is also a low risk if you sanitize properly.

hopefully we will have a head gate set up soon, so we can do more of this on our own on the farm. I did enjoy learning from our vet, she is really great. We are blessed to have her and her team so close by.

 

 

 

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Simple Benefits to Homesteading

We love our homesteading lifestyle; it is a *lot* of work, and during certain seasons (shun, right after having a baby) we are a little less self reliant than others. A popular belief is that homesteading means living without the luxuries of modern day … This isn’t really true; living on a farm is not always the same as going totally off-grid.  You still find plenty of modern home comforts on a homestead!

With this in mind, I thought I’d write a short post about the wonderful benefits of living on a farm. Who knows, it might convince you to ditch city life, or invest in the homesteading lifestyle.

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More self-sufficient

I love living on a farm because it allows our family to be more self-sufficient. This can be cost efficient, saving lots of money, when you’re willing to put in the work. Instead grocery shopping every few days, or even every week, we are able to grow a lot of our produce. Add some hens to lay eggs, plant different vegetables in the garden, and you’re well in your way to being more self sufficient. It’s amazing how much food you can provide for a family on a farm. It lowers our monthly food bill and also ensures we  have fresh food free from harmful chemicals.

 

The farm animals can contribute to the garden via composting. Make sure to grow plenty of extra veggies for the chickens and goats (check the poisonous plants list first).

We use our goat milk for yogurt, keifer, and giving back to the animals. We can, freeze, and eat our produce. We buy ingredients in bulk so we don’t have to go to  town as often for other groceries; this saves time and gas.

Usually more affordable

Depending on what part of the country you live in, buying a home in the country can cost less than in a suburb-and you get more space outdoors. Starting out it may even be best to just buy land and live off grid for a while (click here to calculate a mortgage, and see the difference between the country and city homes in your area). But typically you can get more land for your money than house- land with a modest home is a great way to start homesteading. 

A lot quieter

Living on a farm means you won’t have a lot of noise around. (Well, depending on how many cows and goats you have ?) All the people in town create a lot of noise- cars moving past your window, train tracks, people walking outside. In the country, you only have the noises of your farm – and a few distant neighbors. You’re not entirely cut off from the world, but you do have more peace and quiet.

 

Out here, we can enjoy the peacefulness of outside-the breeze, the chickens clucking about, birds chirping, and the trees rustling. In the evenings, after all the chores are done (emu, the animals have been fed) it is so peaceful.

Beautiful scenery

Finally, living on a farm means you have loads of beautiful scenery every single day. You can become one with nature and marvel at the gorgeous fields, trees, and animals nearby. It’s a stark contrast to city dwellings where the only view is the road and the houses opposite your own!

Getting outside barefoot, even in the cold weather, has proven to have health benefits. Walking into the woods and just breathing provides a huge boost of energy and sense of calm.

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that farm life is boring. It really isn’t, and it can be highly beneficial. The next time you move house, perhaps it’s time to consider some of the countryside properties with space for a little homesteading farm. 

 

 

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Easy Kid Approved Pasta Meals {food allergy friendly}

Kid approved pasta meals (allergy friendly)(Photo by sheri silver on Unsplash)

 

When it comes to feeding hungry families, pasta never goes out of style or favor. I think kids eat more when summer is in full swing, than other seasons. As families with full lives, keeping the dinner rotation fresh can be hard–especially on a budget. Beyond that, balancing nutritional needs can be challenging.

Fortunately, pasta is one of the most versatile dishes you can cook up and serve to loved ones. Mix and match different shapes of noodles, add meat, veggies, and various cheeses into the rotation and voila–you have dinner. Today, I’m going to share some of our favorite pasta dishes that will make your kids’ tummies happy, and your weekly grocery budget.

Ramen noodles with miso pesto

Who knew that a college kid staple would ever make it your dinner table? Despite the exotic name, this dish is simple to make and approved by my family’s tummies. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 cups of baby spinach
  • 2 cups of cilantro (I skip cilantro because I’m a super taster)
  • 1 tbsp. White miso (I sometimes don’t have this on hand and it still turns our wonderfully)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup of sunflower, grapeseed, or olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • Dash of kosher salt
  • 2 (5 oz.) packages of ramen noodles- I like to use konjac noodles because they’re low in carbs, full of protein, and easy to make. Plus they’re gluten free for our family’s needs
  • 1 tbsp. Unsalted butter, diced
  • (bone broth to stretch)

While bringing a medium pot of water to a boil, blend the garlic, cilantro, spinach, oils, miso and lemon juice until uniformly smooth and very, very green—season with salt after blending. Once the noodles are done, drain them and add the pesto sauce. Mix in the butter and gently toss until smooth and melted. After that, serve up the noodles and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top to taste.  Add some italian chicken meatballs to give this dish a protein boost.

If you need to stretch this meal for a large family like ours, add in some bone broth to thin the sauce/make a soup.

Pizza pasta salad

The best of three worlds come together in this easy-to-make summer dish. Their portability makes them perfect for barbecues and picnics, and the recipe is a lovely nutritional upgrade of the traditional pasta salad (despite having ‘pizza’ in the title).  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 9 oz. uncooked pasta- we go gluten free
  • ½ cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 oz. of cheese- we use goat cheese due to allergies
  • 2 oz. of pepperoni or salami- salami is our fav
  • 20 oz. of pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 green onion
  • ½ tbsp. of olive oil (more to taste)
  • ½ tbsp. of red wine vinegar (more to taste)
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook and drain the pasta as usual-chill in the fridge so the pasta doesn’t absorb all the dressing. once chilled (about 2 hours) toss in the oil, white wine vinegar, and oregano for a nice punch of flavor. After that, you can pretty much “decorate” your pizza pasta salad however you want. While the ingredients listed above are the standard measurements, you can add, omit, or adjust certain ingredients to create the pizza pasta salad of your dreams. Opt for local summer veggies, like zucchini and cucumber, for added nutritional value.

Pool season is the perfect time to give these kid-approved pasta recipes a try–they’re guaranteed home runs.

Thanks for reading and bon appetit!

 

 

 

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