Posts Tagged "recipes"

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...

Easy Mardi Gras Treats

The king cake is a Mardi Gras staple. The New Orleans tradition is a frosted holiday treat with a special surprise inside—a plastic toy baby! If your kiddos want to try out this recipe, but your baking skills fall below what is needed to bake this brioche dough goodie from scratch, these king cake-inspired recipes are perfect alternatives. King Cupcake This holiday baking idea is ideal for larger groups of kids, making it an easy activity for your family's Mardi Gras party or a playdate. Pick your favorite vanilla or golden cake recipe or use a boxed mix. Instead of...

Easy Hamantaschen for the Busy Parent

Hamantaschen are part of the Purim celebration. These triangle-shaped holiday cookies are perfect for your kiddo's Purim carnival, family dinner or any other holiday celebration. If you're not exactly the best baker, don't worry. You can still make these holiday treats with ease. Take a look at the simple ways to cut the complication factor. Doughy Shortcut  Making the dough is the most challenging part of a hamantaschen recipe. Getting that perfect blend of lightness, yet solid structure (to create the triangle shape), isn't always easy for the novice baker. Instead of struggling with a homemade recipe, substitute the lengthy...

Easy Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas

It's almost Valentine's Day and you're in charge of bringing the treats for your child's school party. But you don't exactly have the time to spend an entire day in the kitchen baking. And buying ready-made goodies isn't an option either. What can you do? Try an in-between alternative, adding your own homemade touch to a store-bought Valentine's Day sweet! Heart Cookies The local bakery is sold out of heart-shaped cookies. Instead of baking your own, buy your child's favorite flavor of cookie. Don't worry about the fact that the cookies are round. Make sure to choose semi-soft to soft baked...

Chocolate-Covered Valentine’s Day Strawberries

Nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day!" like chocolate. Instead of the traditional box of chocolates you can create your own holiday sweet treats. Chocolate-covered strawberries are easy to make, fun to decorate and delicious to eat. And bonus, your kiddos can help you to whip up these tasty Valentine's treats. What You'll Need Strawberries Chocolate (try a variety of types, such as milk, dark and white) Sprinkles, colorful crustal sugar or another favorite candy decor Wax paper How-To Steps Wash and dry the strawberries thoroughly. Any remaining moisture may make it tricky for the chocolate to stick to the surface. Leave...

Tu B’Shevat Tree Treats for Kids

Celebrate the "New Year for Trees" with a tree-themed treat! The Jewish holiday Tu B'Shevat is a time to appreciate nature. If you're looking for a way to mark the day with your child. check out these easy-to-make foodie favorites — and they're all shaped like trees! Fruit Tree Make your own fruit tree. Instead of growing one from a seed, piece together your own tree on a plate. Slice fruit into different sizes and shapes. Line up thin strawberry slices vertically to make a tree trunk and add kiwi cubes as leaves. Or make rows of blueberries (as a...

Christmas Holiday Mocktails

Celebrate Christmas with a few fun, fruit-filled and fabulous drinks that the whole family can enjoy! Non-alcoholic holiday mocktails provide everyone from tots to teens (and adults too) with a tasty treat that has a Christmas-time theme. If you're planning a holiday party, or just have an evening of together-time with the family, these winter mocktails are easy alternatives. Cranberry Punch The Christmas red of cranberry juice brings a holiday theme to your dinner table. Mix three-fourths cranberry juice with one-fourth fizzy seltzer water to a bubbly look. If you want to mix things up, skip the seltzer and use...