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July Fourth Cupcake Fun for the Whole Family

Are you looking for a last-minute July Fourth dessert recipe? If you need one more idea to complete the holiday party spread, check out these cute cupcake Independence Day ideas! Flag Foundation Turn your cupcakes into holiday treats with a red, white and blue flag on top! Bake a batch of your favorite chocolate or vanilla cakes. Frost the top with white icing. Make your own mini flags to add to the cupcakes. Cut white card stock paper into rectangles. Use crayons or colored pencils to draw red stripes and a blue space on the left side. Glue each flag...

July 4th Mocktails for the Whole Family

Are you looking for a few fun mocktail recipes? Make your July Fourth party memorable with these kid-friendly drinks! Check out these refreshing red, white and blue ideas. Blueberry Blend Juice a handful of blueberries. Mix the blue juice with seltzer water to make the mocktail sparkle. Add sliced strawberries to the rim of the glass to complete the patriotic look. Cherry Mocktail Magic Blend cherry syrup and sparkling water to make a dazzling red drink. Add ice and top the cubes with blue sugar crystals. The kids will get a kick out of the color change magic as the...

Juky 4th S’more Bar Treat Ideas

How can you make your backyard July 4th bash even better? With a sweet s'mores bar! Whether you have a fire pit, camp fire or toast marshmallows on the grill, these summer s'mores recipes are red, white and blue-spectacular. Read on for the details on how to add to your Fourth of July party with a summer-time s'mores. Marshmallow Options Help your kiddo and pint-sized part guests to toast marshmallows. Given the heat needed to fully toast marshmallows, an adult should do the cooking part of the s'more-making. Even though plain marshmallows will work with the red, white and blue...

July 4th Red, White and Blue Desserts

Are you looking for a few easy dessert options that will fit perfectly into your red, white and blue July 4th party design? Celebrate the Fourth with these family-friendly options. Bonus—the kids can help make these party picks too! Holiday Popcorn Combine sweet and salty into one popcorn treat! Pop your favorite corn and add a red, white and blue drizzle on top. Melt white chocolate in three separate containers. You can use the double boiler method on the stove or microwave the chocolate (in a microwave-safe bowl) until it melts. Stir red food coloring into one batch, blue into...

Father’s Day Brunch Ideas for Kids to Cook

Your kids can help you to cook dad a special Father's Day brunch. Even though the littles can't use the stove or sharp knives, they can still help out in the kitchen. If you're short on menu ideas, check out the easy additions to make to your dad's day meal! Egg Sandwich Combine breakfast and lunch into the perfect brunch sandwich. Choose dad's favorite bread as a base. You can toast the breast and scramble or fry a few eggs for dad. Let the kiddos assemble the sandwich, adding cheese, lettuce, avocados and other veggies. Perfect Pancakes Use your fave...

Memorial Day Picnic Red, White and Blue Recipes for Families

Does your Memorial Day celebration include a red, white and blue family picnic or backyard party? If you're looking for easy recipe ideas for the whole family, read on for a few kid-friendly holiday ideas! Fruit Salad Sandwiches These sweet sandwiches are the perfect way to celebrate the day. Start with honey wheat bread and a smear of cream cheese. Add a rectangle of blue berries at the top left and make stripes with raspberry jelly and sliced bananas. Ice Cream Cones Give the kids a treat with red, white and blue ice cream cones. Dip the top half of...

Mother’s Day Breakfast Picks Kids Can Create

Give mom a bountiful breakfast in bed to start her Mother's Day off in the right way. Don't worry if you aren't a master chef—the kids can help to create a menu of delicious treats that mom will enjoy. Not only will mom love her special meal, but your children can explore math and science concepts in the kitchen. Whether they measure ingredients, watch the liquid to solid transformation or learn in another way, this activity is the perfect way to extend your kiddo's education at home. Egg Sandwich Even though your child can't cook eggs themselves, you can. But...

How To Make Natural Easter Egg Color

Your kids are ready to dye Easter eggs. But there's a problem. You don't have the colorful dye tablets you use every year—and your don't want to go out to a store to buy them. What can you do now? Even though the ready-made tablets and other egg dyes are easy options, you can still color eggs without them. Check out the everyday items that you can use as alternative Easter egg coloring and how to use them. What Can You Use to Color Easter Eggs? There are a variety of food, beverage and everyday items to try as Easter...

Easy Matzah Recipes for Passover

What can you make with matzah? Even though matzah ball soup is your family's Passover favorite, you're looking for a few new recipe ideas that the kids can help make. Check out these easy-to-create (and totally tasty) holiday ideas that will keep the kids in the kitchen all afternoon long! Matzah Pizzas With bread products out for the holiday, your kids' pizza craving doesn't have to go on the backburner. Your family can whip up a tasty pizza-like treat—made from matzah. Simply spread tomato sauce on a full sheet of matzah, sprinkle mozzarella, asiago or your favorite blend of cheese...

Easy Easter Sweet Treat Recipes for Kids

Cooking with kids is a great way to spend time together, get creative, learn about basic science principles and whip up something tasty for the whole family. With Easter on the horizon, check out these easy holiday treats to make with your children. Bird Nests Create "nests" with thin pretzel sticks on wax paper. Hold the bird homes together with melted white chocolate. Let the nests cool completely in the fridge. After the nests are cool to the touch, let your child decorate them for the Easter holiday. Add a marshmallow peep and jellybeans to each! Bunny Tail Cupcakes Bake...