Posts Tagged "recipes"

Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Recipes

You already celebrate Valentine’s Day by handing out those cute little candy conversation hearts to your honey. Take the hearts a step farther and use them to dress up a few fun holiday recipes. Don’t worry if you’re not a world-class cook or the beat baker on the block. These Valentine’s Day recipes are easy enough for even your child to try out (or at least, help out with). No-Bake Candy Layer Pie This “pie” is really a mini version, minus the full-on crust. Crumble graham crackers or grind them into a sand-like consistency in a food processor. Spoon a...

Orthodox Christmas Dinner Ideas

Christmas has come and gone. But, Orthodox Christmas Day is still on the horizon. Celebrated on January 7th, this date comes from the use of the Julian calendar (which pre-dates our modern day Gregorian calendar). While this is mainly a holiday celebrated in eastern European countries, you can mark the day with festivities for your entire family too! A family meal is a major way to celebrate this holiday. So, what goes on the menu? Many of the teats come from different countries where Orthodox Christmas Day is celebrated. Not only can you eat as a family, but you can...

New Year’s Day Kids’ Kitchen Science

It’s New Year’s Day and you’ve volunteered to whip up a special holiday brunch – for the entire family! Get the kids in on the act and turn some of your meal prep into super science activities. How? Check out these kitchen science ideas that also help you to prep for your holiday meal. Grand Glittering Gelatin Help your child to learn about states of matter, while transforming liquid into wiggly gelatin. Start by asking your child what she thinks will happen when you add the water to the powder. Then ask her to predict what will happen when you...

New Year’s Eve Kids’ Mocktail Drinks

While the adults are supping on champagne for New Year’s Eve, what delicious drink are the kids getting? Celebrate the New Year’s holiday with a “mocktail” or two! These are kid-friendly drinks that are completely non-alcoholic. They’re more festive than the typical glass of water or cup of juice, but tasty enough for your child to love. Shirley Temple Ah, the old childhood favorite. You can’t get more classic than this one when it comes to mocktails. Add 1 ½ tablespoons of grenadine syrup to ¼ cup of your child’ favorite lemon-lime soda (multiple the recipe to make more). You...

Christmas Holiday Breakfast Tradition

What’s your Christmas holiday tradition? Is it a special breakfast celebration? Whether you already have an existing breakfast plan or are looking for something new, check out these Christmas Day buffet ideas! Not only are they tasty, but they also get the whole gang together. That’s right, these are completely kid-friendly. Along with enjoying the buffet, your child can also help you to prep the meal too. DIY Donuts If you’re a baker (or happen to have a donut maker on hand), go ahead and make your own donuts. If not, buy plain ready-made ones. Set out a buffet of...

Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet potato casserole, sweet potato hash and mashed sweet potatoes. Oh, so many ways to prepare these tasty little treats for Thanksgiving. Along with some of the more complex recipes, you can also create a basic (and completely custom-made) sweet potato side that is perfect for the kids. What is it? Sweet potato toast! If you’re saying, “Sweet potato toast? Really?” you aren’t alone. It does sound sort of strange. But, it’s entirely easy. And, the best part is that the kiddos can top it with whatever they want. This cuts out some of the, “Mommy, I don’t like that”...

Election Day Cupcakes

Are you inviting your Republican and Democrat friends over for an Election Day party? Bring both sides together with a red, white and blue cupcake-making activity. This is a great way to keep the kids entertained during your family event. Not only will it keep the kids busy, but it also doubles as a sweet treat to eat while you’re waiting for the election results. Start your patriotic party by baking a bunch of blank cupcakes! Cupcake Baking If you have a favorite recipe, go ahead and use it. But, if not (or you don’t have time—as Election Day is...

Candy Corn Recipes for Halloween

What says, “Halloween” more than candy corn? The super-sweet fall treat is a holiday staple that kids know and love. Sure, you could serve a bowl of the white, orange and yellow treats for your next Halloween party. Or, you could use the goodies as part of a completely creative holiday recipe. Check out these easy-to-make desserts that all use candy corn! S’mores As if s’mores aren’t ooey and gooey enough on their own, imagine adding candy corn. Sandwich toasted marshmallows (you can warm them in the microwave if you don’t have a campfire handy) and white chocolate in between...

Breaking the Fast with Yom Kippur Meals

As one of the Jewish High Holy Days, Yom Kippur is a fall holiday that is majorly important. Known as the Day of Atonement, this holiday is also a fasting day. While children aren’t encouraged to fast, adults often do. To break the fast, it’s advisable to eat an easy-on-the-stomach meal. Even though the kids aren’t fasting, they can still enjoy this meal too. What types of meals can you make for Yom Kippur, and how can your child help to prepare them? Breakfast for Dinner Literally break-the-fast with breakfast. A heavy meal (such as chocolate chip pancakes or blueberry...

National Aviation Day Recipe Ideas

Celebrate National Aviation Day with a recipe! A recipe? That’s right. When you think of this aircraft themed holiday, food probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your mind. Making paper airplanes, visiting an airport or taking a tour of a historic airfield museum might all seem like activities that are more connected to this day than cooking. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t get into the kitchen (with your kids!) and create a few National Aviation Day themed treats. In-Flight Meal Create a bento box style mini meal that looks like what you’d get on a plain. Pick...