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Cottage Pie

Cottage pie is a classic comfort food recipe from the UK and Ireland made with ground beef and vegetables topped with white cheddar mashed potatoes. It is a great budget main dish dinner for a crowd that is easy to make ahead. I love the versatility of a dish that can be made with whatever…

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Chinese Lunar New Year Virtual Field Trip For Kids

Come and take a virtual tour of Chinese New Year for kids! Learn about the history and symbolism on this virtual field trip and be inspired with ways your family can celebrate the Lunar New Year– perfect for global education at home or for a homeschooling unit. Note for parents: Before you share with your children, listen to the podcast episode Celebrating Chinese New…

About Jade

Hi, I’m Jade!

My blog is inspired by my mixed heritage and the many places my family has lived so far (4 states and 2 countries).

I help families learn about new people and places from around the world through food, travel, and education. I empower families to look beyond their comfort zone and embrace the diverse world around them.

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welcome world explorers

One way we can help the next generation be conscientious world explorers is to teach them cultural awareness and respect.

As we explore the world, we teach our children to be more understanding of different ideas, more compassionate towards those from other cultures, and prepared to interact with a diverse set of people.

Happy adventuring!

Families Exploring Culture Podcast

Learn about new cultures and how to respectfully explore them with your family.

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Fun Forest Rotterdam Review

Spending a few hours in the Fun Forest Climbpark in Rotterdam at the Kralingse Bos is a fun outing for the family. With a variety of courses to climb there is something for every skill level. We’ve spent so much time walking around the Kralingse Bos and playing at the beach. When there without fail,…

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35 Minute Roasted Asparagus Carbonara with Bacon

Carbonara is a traditional Italian dish that is quick and easy to make. This carbonara recipe is topped with roasted asparagus and bacon for a little twist on the classic. This carbonara recipe is definitely not traditional but the base pasta is one that I know my kids will always eat. It’s simple, cheesy and…

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Homemade Pumpkin Gnocchi with Parmesan Cream Sauce

Learn how to make Pumpkin Gnocchi at home. It’s a fun meal to make with the kids that channels the delicious flavors of fall. Pair the pumpkin gnocchi with a quick and simple Parmesan cream sauce for a comforting fancy dinner in. My family loves traditional gnocchi so I am always looking for new versions…

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Slow Cooker Vanilla Custard Bread Pudding

This slow cooker bread pudding is a fantastic way to use up leftover bread and turn it into an easy delicious dessert that is super quick to prepare. Bread pudding is an incredibly easy mix and dump dessert that is perfect for summer or winter. It’s just one of those simple comforting homemade treats that…

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