Veggie Parmesan Nests

I love getting the little ones in the kitchen to help me. Not only is it fun for them but, it allows them to get excited about food they may never of tried before if they did not make it.

I got my two-year old to eat summer squash and zucchini with this fun and easy recipe.

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The Gateway Announces Holiday Spectacular On Ice

Capture the magic of the season as The Gateway magically transforms Patchogue Theatre’s stage into an ice rink for The Gateway’s Holiday Spectacular On Ice.

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This enchanting musical celebration opens Thursday, December 15 and runs through January 1

Kids’ tickets are half price! 

Presented within the intimate environment of Patchogue Theatre, The Gateway’s Holiday Spectacular On Ice brings beloved holiday songs to life while emphasizing the beauty, grace, and artistry of figure skating.  Featuring show-stopping singers and dancers, astonishing performance artistry, and even a few canine capers, this family-friendly musical celebration is literally the “coolest” show for all ages this season.
 
The Gateway’s Holiday Spectacular On Ice stars championship figure skaters Rohene Ward and Ricky Dornbush and features Big Apple Circus‘ long-time animal trainer and presenter Jenny Vidbel with her performing dogs. 

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Gingerbread Play Dough

What are your favorite smells during the holiday season?

One of our favorite scents is Gingerbread.

We decided to make a play dough recipe that is a no-bake recipe so the kids can help make it, too.

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Popcorn and Kix Husks Harvest Party Favors

How cute are these for your fall party? They look just like corn husks.

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Using Kix cereal or popcorn these can be used as a favor or a treat for your harvest party.

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Mummy and Skeleton Sugar Cookies

Feeling festive? Need a sweet dessert idea that is not too spooky for Halloween?

Make these sugar cookie Mummies and Skeletons that will make any child or adult smile.

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Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse

Do you love to be scared?

If you love a haunted house during the Halloween season then, you have to check out the Haunted Playhouse at the Gateway Theatre in Bellport.

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The Haunt continues Sept 30-Oct 1, Oct 7-9, Oct 13-16, Oct 19-23 , Oct 25-31.  Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door.  Hours are 7pm-11:30pm on Fridays & Saturdays and 7pm-10pm on weeknights & Sundays. While you wait to enter, enjoy our beer garden, take a coffin ride, or shoot some zombies in our latest midway attraction. Patrons are encouraged to purchase online at gatewayshauntedplayhouse.com to receive the best price.

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9 Ways to Help Kids Fall in Love with Being Outside

Unstructured and free play helps children learn out how to interact, behave, and enjoy being outside. Below are nine tips that will turn any child from a couch potato to a nature lover.

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Sleep Outside

Several kids cannot resist building tents and forts out of their blankets and sheets. Turn it up a notch by allowing them to sleep outdoors. Make it fun. Bring out lots of blankets and sleeping bags. Point out different constellations in the night sky. However, do not forget the bug spray or flashlights.

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