Posts Tagged "recipes"

Halloween Candy Corn Recipe Ideas

Did you bulk buy candy corn? This Halloween treat is a favorite. But there's only so much you can eat straight out of the package. If you're looking for a creative way to use candy corn, check out these fun, family-friendly ideas. Jack O'Lantern Cookies Start with large sugar or chocolate chip cookies. Use your own favorite recipe or ready-made store-bought treats. Coat each cookie with orange icing. Use the candy corn to create jack o'lantern faces! Candy Corn S'mores Sandwich white chocolate and a heated marshmallow between two graham crackers. Spread marshmallow fluff onto the top graham. Press candy...

Easy Halloween Party Treats

Are you planning a Halloween party for your kids? Celebrate this spooky holiday with a few easy to make treats! Not only are these Halloween goodies tasty options for a dessert buffet, your kiddos can help you to whip up the recipes. Rice Cereal Ghosts Turn a batch of plain rice cereal bars into ghastly ghosts. Melt half a stick of butter on the stove. As the butter melts, mix in one bag of regular or mini marshmallows. You should do the melting/cooking steps yourself. Never allow your child to use a heated kitchen appliances. Remove the melted mix from...

Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast Meal Ideas

How do you plan to break the Yom Kippur fast? If you're looking for family-friendly ways to create a post-holiday "break the fast" breakfast, check out these ideas. Even though your kiddos may not have fasted for the holiday, they can still help you to make this meal and enjoy the tasty treats! PB and Babka Whether your family prefers a cinnamon babka or the classic chocolate, you can dress up this beloved bread and turn it into a break-the-fast sandwich meal. Add peanut butter or another nut butter to thick slices of babka. Keep the sandwiches open-faced and dress...

Apple and Honey Dessert Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

Apples and honey are traditional symbols of the Jewish New Year. It's customary to dip apples into honey and eat these sweet foods on the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Help your family to learn more about this custom with a few fun apple and honey recipe ideas. These options are easy to make and fun for the kids to help create! Apple and Honey Yogurt Parfait Peel and slice your family's favorite type of apple. Use one apple per parfait. Line up clear plastic cups or glasses. Help your child to spoon plain or vanilla yogurt into the bottom of the...

Labor Day Backyard Party Buffet Ideas

Are you planning a Labor Day party? Celebrate this special day with a backyard bash! Instead of a catered event, ask the kids to help out and whip up a holiday meal. If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy barbecue and picnic recipe ideas. Salad Selections Start the party with a selection of sweet and savory salads. Create your own salad bar and let the kids help you to choose what your family will offer. These could include: Different types of lettuce- such as arugula, iceberg or RomaineBeans- such as kidney beans, black beans, or chick...

National Aviation Day Party Recipe Ideas

Celebrate National Aviation Day with airplane themed snacks! Mark this special day with a kid-created party. Your children can help to whip up flight-y treats for their friends and family. Start with some research—and help your children to learn more about the history of aviation. Read non-fiction books or look up info online. After you’ve researched the subject, create a buffet of these plane party treats and sweets. Airplane Hoagies Turn regular sub sandwich roles into cute airplane hoagies. Slice six-inch hoagie buns in half. Fill the sandwiches with anything your child wants. Add deli meat, sliced cheese, lettuce and...

July Fourth Pancakes for the Whole Family

Start your Fourth of July holiday off with a red, white and blue pancake breakfast. Bake your favorite pancake recipe or use a boxed mix—then check out these easy options to add a special holiday flare to your family’s meal! Food Coloring Separate the batter into three bowls. Drip a few drops of red food coloring into one bowl, blue into another and leave the third plain. Now you’ll have a stack of red, a stack of white/plain and a stack of blue pancakes. Use these as a base for other holiday-themed accents and additions. Red and Blue Berries Add...

July Fourth S’mores Dip Recipe

Celebrate July 4th with a sweet s’mores treat! Instead of the traditional chocolate, graham and marshmallow stacker, you’ll bake this special holiday dessert dip. S’mores dip is easy to make and the perfect pairing for your Fourth of July family barbecue or backyard bash. What You’ll Need MarshmallowsGrahams crackersWhite chocolate squares or barsA square or rectangle shaped baking or casserole dishRed, white and blue sprinkles How-To S’mores Dip Steps Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Line the bottom of the dish with a layer of graham crackers.Add a layer of marshmallows.Cover the marshmallows with a layer of white chocolate squares.Place...

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...