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Feeding the kids: Creamy tomato-basil soup

The 10-Minute Creamy Tomato-Basil soup recipe can be

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In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a quick and easy tomato soup. I found the recipe in "The Picky Palate Cookbook: 133 Recipes for Even Your Pickiest Eaters," by Jenny Flake (Wiley; $24.99).

10-Minute Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup

Ingredients -2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes -1/4 cup finely chopped white onion...

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January events at the Long Island Children's Museum

Trout Fishing in America is scheduled to play

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What’s coming up at the Long Island Children’s Museum in January?

Two family bands take the stage at the museum's theater. A bass player and a guitar/banjo player team up as “Trout Fishing in America” to play country and folk music for families. The group has had four Grammy Award nominations; performance is at noon on Jan. 12. And Los-Angeles based “kindie-rocker” Mista Cookie Jar (aka C.J....

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Kids' New Year's resolutions for 2013

Good grades tops an Everloop.com survey of 22,000

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It looks like you're not the only one making New Year's resolutions this year.  According to Everloop.com, a monitored social networking site for kids 13 and under, about 20 percent of kids said their New Year's resolution was to get good grades in school.

And that's not all: The site collected resolutions from 22,000 children and all of the data revealed that kids are focused on bettering...

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