The perfect weather for soup
Fri Oct 16
The only thing I want to do on rainy days like today is hole up in my apartment with a full DVR, my fuzzy slippers and a big ol' bowl of soup. I don't mean your standard Campbell's tomato; I'm talking about something heartier and homemade. I came across this super cool blog called A Thousand Soups , which offers recipes for hundreds of different kinds, from spicy enchilada to chicken gumbo. I'm planning on trying out the Ravioli, Pesto and Spinach Cream this weekend. The site even offers tips for toppings and sides, like croutons and these to-die-for Cheese Biscuits with Rice Krispies (scroll to the bottom). Round up your kiddos, break out the broth and start stirrin'!
Friday's pick of the day: Mario Lopez reading
Fri Oct 16
Though your kids probably won't understand your nostalgic Bayside High references, that's no reason not to introduce them to muscle-man AC Slater in the flesh. Today, he reads aloud from his children's book Mud Tacos , which he penned with his sister, Maria Lopez-Wong. Though the Extra! gossip monger is less beefy than he was back in '86, his still-goofy character comes through in his literary endeavors—even if they are for the preschool set.
Load up on Halloween candy!
Fri Oct 16
The 31st is just about two weeks away and if you haven't purchased Halloween goodies for your little ones—and the neighborhood trick-or-treaters—you better hurry up! Our roundup has tons of options for kids who love to get grossed out—everything from fruit-flavored gummy teeth to chocolate fingers and ears. Yum! Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castello
Creepy new iPhone app from R.L. Stine
Thu Oct 15
Halloween's still a couple of weeks away, but your tech-savvy kids can get a jump on the creepy and the kooky. A new iPhone app called R.L. Stine's Haunted House of Sound, which the mega-bestselling "Goosebumps" scribe emailed us personally about (really!), lets you insert more than 150 funny, gross or scary noises into five of the author's spine-tingling stories. So it's like " Mad Libs ," but with menacing growls and freaky tunes instead of non-sequitur nouns and verbs. Bonus: You'll find reviews of other new iPhone apps for restless fingers in the November issue of Time Out Kids.
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