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Easy Red, White and Blue July 4th Desserts

Your Fourth of July party isn’t complete without a red, white and blue dessert. Don’t stress if you aren’t exactly a culinary genius. You can whip up any of these family-friendly ideas without much fuss. Get the kids to help, letting them measure and mix or do the prep work.   Gelatin Parfaits Make two batches of gelatin – one red (raspberry, cherry or strawberry) and one blue (blue raspberry). Instead of pouring the liquid gelatin into some sort of pan or mold, fill fancy wine glasses part of the way up. Chill the gelatin. When it’s set, top each...

4 Father’s Day Breakfast In Bed Recipes

Start dad’s day off with a sweet surprise. That’s right, make him breakfast on Father’s Day. Okay, so kids aren’t exactly known for their culinary skills. That’s okay. These recipes are easy to make, but still pack a tasty punch that dad will adore. Smothered Pancakes Dad typically covers his pancakes with a generous coating of maple syrup. Why not try something different for Father’s Day. Instead of the traditional syrup topping, smother dad’s breakfast cakes with a layer of peanut butter (or make a PB and J sandwich with two pancakes), chocolate sauce or flavored cream cheese. Sundae Breakfast...

Easy Dessert Recipes for Flag Day

Your kids are ready to celebrate America’s symbol. That’s because it’s Flag Day! June 14th marks this patriotic holiday. Gather the family together and create a red, white and blue treat that the kids can help to make – and help to eat too. Check out these easy-to-make desserts that are totally fir for Flag Day. Red, White and Blue Cereal Treats These are the regular rice cereal treats that you know and love. But with a twist. Before you get started, separate the cereal into three piles. Drip a few drops of red food coloring into one pile and...

Memorial Day Dessert Recipes

With Memorial Day coming up you may be looking for a few holiday-themed treats. Don’t stress about spending the day stuck in the kitchen. These sweets are easy enough for even a novice cook to make. Get the whole family in on the action, and have the kids help you out. Younger children can measure and mix or line up ingredients, while older kids can take on a bigger role. Patriotic Cookies Use either your favorite sugar cookie recipe or grab a box of ready-made mix. Roll out the dough and use a star-shaped cookie cutter to create a holiday...

Cinco de Mayo Party Recipes

Happy Cinco de Mayo! You’ve decided to throw a last minute party. The kids have helped with the decorations, but you still have a menu to plan. Yikes! Don’t stress. You can create a family-friendly buffet of treats. Instead of staying in the kitchen yourself, ask your kids to help you out. Younger children can measure and mix, while tweens and teens take on more central roles in the cooking process. Of course, always closely supervise your child in the kitchen. Before ordering out for your party, check out these Cinco de Mayo recipe ideas! Quick Quesadilla This easy dish...

4 Fun Mother’s Day Pancake Ideas

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with breakfast in bed? And, what’s mom’s breakfast of choice? Pancakes! This is a special day. And, that means mom deserves more than the same ol’ pancakes. Spice up her typical breakfast, and check out these Mother’s Day pancake options! Fun with Fruit Mix mom’s favorite fruit into the pancake batter and cook up a festive treat. Blueberries, raspberries, peach slices and strawberries all work well in pancakes. Add to the sweet effect and top the breakfast dish with other types of fruit and a dab of whipped cream. Sundae Sunday Celebrate...

3 Recipes to Use Your Easter Eggs In

You spent an entire afternoon coloring those Easter eggs. They look super-pretty. But, now Easter day is over and you’re stuck with a fridge that’s filled with hardboiled eggs. What can you do with those eggs? Check out these easy holiday recipes that you use on the day of or the day after. And, the kids can even help you with these family-friendly ideas. Keep in mind, only use eggs that have edible colors on them. If you’ve tried a silk dye activity, used paint or used anything else that is toxic, do not eat the eggs. Egg Salad Forget...

Easy Purim Recipes for the Whole Family

Get creative in the kitchen, celebrating Purim with your family. Cooking and baking holiday treats doesn’t have to mean that you’re stranded alone, in front of the oven, doing all the work yourself. Make the food prep into a family activity, having the kids help you out. Even though young children can’t use the stove or oven, they can mix and measure. So, what foods can try out this holiday? Check out these Purim goodies! Hamantaschen These triangle-shaped cookies are staples of Purim festivals everywhere. If you’re not a big-time baker, you can use ready-made dough for this one. Fill...

President’s Day Cherry Pie Recipe for Kids

Celebrate President’s Day with a myth surrounding George Washington. Our nation’s first president is known for many things, one of which is chopping down a cherry tree. As the story goes, the then-6-year-old George Washington took a brand new hatchet and chopped down his father’s beloved cherry tree. When asked by his father if he was the one who cut down the tree, he famously said, “I cannot tell a lie.” The historical truth of the story has never been proven. But, it’s still a fun tale to tell. After talking about the mythology of George and the cherry tree,...

Tu B’Shevat Vegetarian Recipes for the Whole Family

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat is the “New Year for the Trees.” Given that this special day celebrates things that grow, it’s only fitting that you set a table filled with fresh produce. So, put the meats aside (for the day at least) and try one of these vegetarian ideas. These are super-simple, making them easy enough for your child to help you with. Make this a family activity, working together to create a Tu B’Shevat table that the adults and the children will enjoy! Salad with Fruit No, not a fruit salad. This is a fresh green salad...