Posts Tagged "recipes"

Red, White and Blue July 4th Sundae Bar

How can you make your family’s July 4th celebration even more exciting? Add an ice cream sundae bat to your family’s BBQ! Instead of the same chocolate chip and rainbow sprinkle sundaes your kids usually eat, make patriotic ice cream treats instead. To create your own red, white, and blue sundae bar for the Fourth of July: Start with Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Fill holiday-themed bowls with red cherry, white vanilla and blue blueberry or blue raspberry ice cream. Use a coordinating color-coded scoop for each flavor, creating a patriotic accent for the ice cream buffet. Provide Patriotic...

Father’s Day Colorful Cupcake Recipe for Kids

Give dad a treat this Father’s Day! More specifically, bake dad a treat. The kids can help you to bake a batch of cupcakes to celebrate a special guy on his special day. Check out this easy to follow recipe idea that’s fun for the whole family. Not only will dad get a delish dessert, but the kids will get the chance to learn about math, science, and art in this kitchen activity. Ingredients You’ll Need: Vanilla or white cake mix—or your favorite recipeWhite icingFood coloringSprinkle-in dad’s favorite color How-To Steps: Let your child help you to measure the ingredients...

Flag Day Red, White and Blue Berry Cake

Your kids have crafted Flag Day art already. But what about a holiday snack? Celebrate the American flag with this red, white and blue dessert idea! Your children can help you to make a berry-filled flag-themed cake that’s perfect for a family picnic or backyard barbecue. Ingredients You’ll Need: Vanilla or white cake mix—Use your favorite recipe or a boxed mix.White frostingStrawberriesRaspberriesBlueberriesA popsicle stick How-To Cake-Making Steps: Bake a rectangle-shaped cake. Use your family’s own recipe or mix a ready-to-use boxed version. This is the perfect opportunity to involve your kids in the baking process. Not only will your kids...

Father’s Day Foodie Family Celebration Ideas

Is dad a serious foodie? Celebrate the special guy in your family with a fun-filled Father’s Day food fest. If you’re not sure where to start with the full-day party prep, check out these easy ideas! Create a Menu of Father’s Day Faves More specifically, create a menu of dad’s favorite foods. If the kiddos don’t know exactly what dad likes, kick off the celebration with a Q and A. The kids can ask dad what foods he enjoys and get more info on why these specific picks are his faves. After the question and answer session, the kids can...

Father’s Day Dinner Ideas for Kids

Celebrate dad this Father’s Day with a special dinner—made mostly by the kids! Even though your young child can’t use the stove or other heat source, they can help to make dad’s dinner in other ways. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these easy ideas. Papa’s Pasta Salad Cook dad’s favorite pasta shape. Put the pasta in the fridge to cool. After the pasta is chilled, your kiddos can take over. They can mix in a ready-made dressing, add veggies, and sprinkle pepper or another spice on top. Super-Dad Sandwiches Sandwiches aren’t just for lunch. Ask dad...

Memorial Day Desserts for the Whole Family

Are you planning a Memorial Day picnic or backyard bash? Celebrate this holiday in a patriotic way with a red, white and blue desserts, treats and more! Check out these easy ideas that the whole family will enjoy. Gelatin Patriotic Parfait Chill blocks of red and blue gelatin. Use strawberry, cherry, raspberry or blue raspberry flavors. Choose one of each color or combine a few flavors for a mixed berry treat! After the gelatin is firm, layer the red blocks on the bottom of a clear glass. Add a thin layer of whipped topping. Spoon blue gelatin blocks onto the...

Arbor Day Party Snacks and Treats

Are you looking for a tasty treat to add to an Arbor Day celebration? Help your kids to learn more about this special day with an event at home. Along with crafts, games, and educational activities, you can also help your child to create a few tree-themed recipes. If you’re not sure where to start, read on for a few fun-filled ideas. Fruit Tree Pie What’s your family’s favorite fruit? Choose apples, pears, plums, or another fruit from a tree to use as the centerpiece of an Arbor Day pie. If you don’t have time to bake a pie from...

Mother’s Day Pizza Buffet Ideas

Make mom’s day special with a fun-filled family pizza party! Celebrate Mother’s Day at home this year, whipping up a pizza-themed feast that’s all for mom. Instead of ordering in, the kids can help to hand-craft a buffet of pizza treats for mom to try. If you’re not sure where to start, or aren’t an expert pizza maker, use a refrigerated or frozen crust. Check out these topping ideas that will turn plain cheese and sauce pies into fab foodie finds. Chicken and Pesto Forget about tomato sauce and replace the old standard with pesto. Slather on the pesto, add...

Easy Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Are you looking for a way to celebrate mom on her special day? Instead of a busy brunch at a crowded restaurant, try an at-home family-only event this year! Check out these easy ideas for planning your very own home-based Mother’s Day brunch. Create a Buffet Set up a Mother’s Day brunch buffet in the kitchen or dining room. Start with a long table or push several smaller ones together. Select a variety of family-friendly foods mom will love. You can create a theme, add both breakfast and lunch favorites, or create an array of mom’s top picks. Stack enough...

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes for Kids

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a cute cupcake kids’ cooking activity! Your kiddo can explore science, math and art—all while whipping up a batch of tasty holiday rainbow themed treats! Ingredients You’ll Need Your favorite cupcake recipe or boxed white cake mixFood coloringWhite frostingGreen sprinkles How-To Steps Mix the cake better. Let your child measure the ingredients. This helps them to better understand basic math concepts, such as numbers and quantities.Separate the batter into equal parts. Again, this also helps your child to explore math. Pour the batter into bowls. Add one to two drops of food coloring into each...