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Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes

Do you want to fill your holiday party with plenty of festive baked goods? Even though you want to cerate a buffet of red and green goodies, you might not have the time (or the baking skill) to whip up the Christmas treats from scratch. Don't worry. Check out these easy options that you can create with almost no effort. And the best part is—the kids can help too! Santa's Hat Cupcakes Bake a batch of boxed vanilla cupcakes or use your favorite recipe. Top the cupcakes with a cone of red icing. If you don't have red icing, or...

Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Ideas

The Thanksgiving feast doesn't end on the holiday. If you have leftover turkey, potatoes and other tasty treats, check out how you can turn the rest of your menu into after-the-day meals—for breakfast. So go ahead and treat your family to the best post-Thanksgiving breakfast they could dream of. Turkey Egg English Muffin Turn yesterday's turkey into a tasty breakfast sandwich. Pull apart pieces of turkey, shredding or dicing it. Toast an English muffin, layer turkey, an egg (choose your/your child's favorite style) and cheese on top. Sneak extra veggies into your kids' sandwiches and add a slice of tomato,...

Easy Thansgiving Treat Ideas

Do you need a dozen cute cupcakes, cookies or other baked goods for your kiddo's Thanksgiving party at school. Instead of spending the day in the kitchen by yourself, check out these easy ideas that the kids can help to make. Turkey Cupcake Cake Turn a box of cupcakes into a turkey-shaped cake for everyone to enjoy! Either bake your favorite recipe or use a ready-to-mix version. Arrange the bakes cupcakes into the shape of a turkey. Create a larger oval with a smaller circle at the top. Frost the cakes to look like one turkey. Add a beak and...

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for Kids

Are you already planning your Thanksgiving menu? Do the kids want to get in on the cooking action? Even though your young children aren't ready to use the stove or oven safely, they can help out with their own version of meal prep. Kitchen-time for kids can help them to develop key math, science and critical-thinking skills. Celebrate Thanksgiving with these easy-to-make, kid-friendly cooking ideas. Cranberry Sauce Let your kiddo pick their favorite ingredients to add to your own cranberry (or store-bought) recipe. Add in golden raisins, pine nuts, almond slivers, pineapple chunks, sliced and diced pears, orange slices, or...

Sweet Breakfast Noodle Kugel Recipr for Yom Kippur

Break the fast with this Yom Kippur breakfast kugel. This sweet, noodle-filled treat is the perfect way to start your day, break your fast or just snack! This pudding-like part of your holiday meal plan is easy to make—for the whole family. Cooking is an ideal activity if you want to bring everyone together and help your children to learn about traditions, science and so much more. Ask the kids to help you to measure and mix the ingredients, while you do the baking yourself. Ingredients You'll Need 1/2-pound egg noodles 1 cup cottage cheese 2 cups sour cream 1/2-cup...

Halloween No-Bake Ghost Marshmallow Lollipops

Your kiddo needs a tasty treat to bring to their classroom Halloween party. But you don't have time to bake a cake, cupcakes or cookies from scratch. How can you help your child to whip up a holiday dessert, without spending the entire day in the kitchen? Check out these no-bake Halloween treats! Ingredients You'll Need to Make Ghoulishly Good Marshmallow Pops Marshmallows White chocolate Food coloring Candy eyes Lollipop sticks Wax paper How To Steps Forget about a double boiler. You can melt chocolate in the microwave. Place white chocolate chunks into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 10-second increments...

World Food Day Recipe Activity Ideas for Kids

October 16 marks World Food Day. This special day sheds light on food scarcity and the need to solve the world-wide hunger epidemic. Along with activities such as donating to a food pantry or helping to serve a meal at a community kitchen, you can also help your child to better understand what eating looks (and tastes) like in other countries. Celebrate this global event with an international array of foodie finds—that your kiddos can help you to make. Croque Monsieur This French fave is an upgraded grilled cheese that comes with plenty of oeey, gooey goodness. Toast crusty bread...

Easy No-Bake Halloween Treats

Your child wants to whip up a kitchen-full of Halloween treats. But you aren't exactly the world's best baker. What can you do? If you aren't a from-scratch cook, don't stress. You can still get creative in the kitchen with the kiddos. Instead of digging up your grandma's intricate cake recipe, try these easy (and quick) holiday alternatives. Candy Corn Cookies Buy a dozen (or more) of your child's favorite flavored cookies. Use sugar cookies, chocolate chip, peanut butter or any other variety your family enjoys. Coat the top of each cookie with a thin layer of orange-colored frosting. Add...

Challah Sandwich Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

Your family baked their favorite challah bread recipe in celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Keep the Jewish New Year's fun going with a few easy-to-make challah sandwich ideas. These are perfect for your kids' lunches, an impromptu holiday gathering or an outdoor picnic adventure (provided the fall weather cooperates). Apples and Honey Apples and honey are a holiday staple for the Jewish New Year. Combine this sweet selection with your freshly-baked challah and make a completely kid-friendly sandwich. Remove the skins from the apples and slice them. If your young child doesn't enjoy the crunch of an apple slice (or you...

Halloween Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Recipe

You've stocked up on candy. But you're still looking for an easy-to-make treat to make for your Halloween party. If you don't want to spend the day slaving away over the stove, check out this simple chocolate-covered holiday pretzel recipe! Ingredients You'll Need Pretzels- Choose your favorite shape or combine rods, smaller twists and larger thick twists Chocolate Orange, yellow, and black sprinkles Wax paper Optional: Candy eyes How-To Steps Melt the chocolate. Break the chocolate into pieces. Place the pieces into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate in 10-second increments until it melts. Check the chocolate often to make...