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4 Marshmallow Treats for July Fourth

Nothing says summer like toasting marshmallows over an open campfire. But if you don't have a way to roast the sweet little gems during your Fourth of July party, you can still include the sugary treats in your family's backyard bash. Check out these easy to make, and patriotic marshmallow recipes for your Fourth fete! Marshmallow Dip Mix eight ounces of cream cheese, one package of completely thawed frozen whipped topping and one jar of marshmallow fluff until smooth. Spread the dip out across a deep square baking pan. Add blueberries, raspberries and mini marshmallows to create a red, white...

Fourth of July Backyard Buffet Ideas

What should your July 4th party menu include? Along with the usual suspects, such as burgers and dogs, you can add a festive touch with a red, white and blue bar. Set up the buffet in the backyard, ask the kids to help prep the awesome items and give your guests a patriotic treat! Check out these different 'bar' ideas for your big holiday bash. Sandwich Bar Give your party guests the chance to make their own sandwiches, using red, white and blue ingredients. Include bread (white bread and other light-colored choices), raspberry jelly, strawberry jam and blueberry preserves. Another...

Father’s Day Tie Cookies

Celebrate dad on his special day with these cute, and easy to make, Father's Day cookies. Even though your child is too young to bake on their own, they can help mix, measure and decorate the sweet treats for their proud papa. This children's baking idea also doubles as a STEM activity! Turn your kitchen into a science lab, letting your little learner explore the ingredients or ask them to add and subtract quantities of each item. After the science and math fun is done, it's time start making dad his Father's Day surprise! Ingredients You'll Need Dad's favorite cookie...

Flag Day Treats to Make with Your Child

Your child can get creative in the kitchen, helping you to whip up a few Flag Day themed treats. Celebrate the red, white and blue with these easy to make desserts! Red, White and Blue Layer Cake With a little food coloring and a lot of imagination, your child can help you to create this multi-layer (and multi-hued) treat. Choose your favorite vanilla cake recipe or use a boxed mix. You'll need enough batter to make three full circle-shaped cakes. Add a few drops of blue food coloring to one batch of batter and red to another. Keep the third...

Fun Father’s Day Breakfast Recipes for Kids to Make

Give the special guy in your life a true treat with breakfast in bed! Celebrate Father's Day with these easy-to-make kid-created recipes. These super-simple ideas are perfect for preschoolers, but still fun for older kids and teens to try too. Breakfast Bowl Whip up a healthy treat for dad on his day. Smoothie bowls are growing in popularity. Instead of simply blending a smoothie, pour the delish drink into a bowl, add fruit, oats or another topping. Pick dad's favorite fresh fruits to start. Mix these with yogurt in the blender. Top with shredded coconut, sliced bananas or anything else...

Vegetarian Menu Picks for Your Memorial Day Picnic

Are you celebrating Memorial Day with a picnic or backyard get-together? Creating a menu of tasty holiday treats is easy—that is, until you realize your guests have different dietary needs. If your guestlist includes one or more vegetarians, you'll need at least one meat-free option. Check out these easy veggie-filled picks that the whole family will enjoy making and eating! Vegetarian Hoagie This easy-to-make option is perfect picnic fare. Simply slice a few hoagie rolls or a baguette open and added roasted veggies. Slice eggplant, green or red peppers, beets or any other fresh vegetable. Grill the veggies until they...

Passover Matzo Cooking No-Bake Cooking Ideas for Kids

Cooking with kids is a fun way to involve your little chef in themed activities that teach lessons in science, math and so much more. Prepare for Passover with a few easy matzo recipes that your child can help to make. These no-bake ideas are perfect for children who are preschool age and up. PB and Matzo Start this kids' cooking activity with a math lesson. Give your child a full sheet of matzo and ask them to divide it into two equal halves. Older kids can divide the sheet into other fractions, such as thirds or quarters. Help your...

Easy Bunny-Themed Easter Bread Recipes

Make your Easter feast even better with these bunny-themed menu picks. Add a family-friendly flare to your holiday treat list, creating a few extra items that the kids can help you to make. Instead of serving regular rolls, try these imaginative rabbit alternatives! Cute Cornbread Bake a batch of cornbread, using a favorite recipe or store-bought mix. Use a muffin tin to make individual cakes. After baking the cornbread cakes, have the kids decorate them like bunnies. Chop celery and carrots to use as ears, add raisins as eyes or draw on facial features with peanut butter and jelly (use...

St. Patrick’s Day Green Mocktails

Go green on St. Patrick's Day with a holiday-themed mocktail. Whether you're planning a child-friendly party, want to celebrate with your kids or are just looking for fun, non-alcoholic St. Patty's Day beverage picks, these delicious drinks are easy, tasty treats for the whole family. Lemon Lime Delight Share the luck o' the Irish with this green citrus drink. Mix your favorite clear lemon-lime soda with a few drops of green food coloring. That's it! Add a lime wedge to the edge of the glass as a festive garnish. Green Drink Green drinks (veggie smoothies) are popular picks for energizing...

Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

You've made dozens of dip and dye eggs for Easter. Now what? Provided you used food coloring (meaning that the color is completely safe and edible) to add the hues and have kept the eggs cold (in the fridge), you can turn these holiday items into a delicious meal. Check out these awesome Easter egg recipes to try with your kiddo's creations. Avocado Egg Toast Take the popular toast creation up a notch with the addition of hard-boiled eggs. Toast multi-grain bread, spread a creamy avocado across it and top the bread with a sliced egg. Sprinkle cheese over the...