Posts Tagged "recipes"

Memorial Day Picnic Recipes

Make your family’s Memorial Day picnic perfect with these holiday recipes. Not only are they tasty to eat, but they’re fun for the kids to help you make. Get the whole family in on the cooking action and check out these celebratory treats — in red, white and blue! Super Smoothies Along with a buffet of picnic food (such as burgers, hotdogs and salads), serve up a smoothie bar! Layer frozen summer smoothies to create a red, white and blue design. Blend strawberries, ice cream and ice for the red layer, Repeat this with coconut for the white later. And...

Mother’s Day Cupcake Bouquet Ideas

Make Mother’s Day even more special with a few kid-made treats. Even though your little chef can’t use the stove or oven yet, they can help you to measure and mix in the kitchen. A cupcake bouquet is a Mother’s Day gift that mom will enjoy, and the kids will enjoy making. Start with your favorite cake recipe or go with a boxed mix. Next comes decorating these tasty treats. If you’re not sure how to decorate mom’s cupcake bouquet, check out these artsy options. Sunny Sun Flowers Make a giant sunflower out of mini “suns.” Bake yellow cake cupcakes...

Easy Mother’s Day Breakfast ideas for Preschoolers

Your preschooler may not be ready for a stint on Top Chef, but they can help you to make a much-deserved Mother’s Day breakfast. Keep in mind, there are plenty of ways that young children can help out in the kitchen — without actually cooking. Never allow your child to use the stove, oven or any other heated cooking appliance. Ans always supervise your child in the kitchen at all times. Granola Mix Your child can whip up their own special Mother’s Day granola mix. Combine granola, chopped nuts, dried fruit or chocolate chips to make the perfect batch. Pour...

Go Green with Earth Day Recipes

Go green for Earth Day with a few fun family recipes! That’s right, it’s time to go green — literally. Even though you aren’t exactly recycling your food, these kid-friendly ideas all come with a green theme. Then again, if you have leftovers in the fridge maybe you can reuse what you already have and make it into something new! Salad Surprise Remember that green salad you made for dinner last night? Well, your family didn’t finish it and it’s currently doing absolutely nothing in the fridge. What better way to go green than by reusing a green salad? Toast...

Easter Candy Recipes for the Whole Family

You fill your child’s Easter basket with candy. But what happens when there are leftovers? While the kiddos would gladly eat all the sugary goodness, you’d prefer that they didn’t lay waste to it right away. Save some of that Easter candy and turn it into delicious desserts — that the whole family can help to make. Easter Peeps Sundae A scoop of ice cream, a circle of whipped cream and a few Easter Peeps can make for the perfect Sunday sundae. Before spooning the ice cream into a bowl, chop up a few Peeps into small-sized bits. Make sure...

Passover Matzah Recipes By the Meal

Matzah is a staple of the Passover Seder. Even though you might swap the unleavened bread for the yeast-raised stuff during this Jewish holiday, you don’t need to make this cracker-like snack plain. What can you do to dress up matzah? Take a look at these easy, and kid-friendly, ideas to transform matzah into something magical — by the meal. Breakfast Granola Instead of the typical granola your kiddo crunches on, try using matzah. Crunch the matzah into granola-sized pieces. Add raisins, shopped dates, shredded coconut or anything else your child enjoys eating to the mix. Serve it as is...

St. Patrick’s Day Mocktails for the Family

The kids have their green outfits ready for St. Patrick’s Day. They’ve crafted shamrock everything and have made green rice cereal treats, green s’mores and green cupcakes. Now what? Now it’s time to keep the holiday spirit going with a few great green mocktails. Mocktails may look like cocktails, but are far from the real thing. These completely non-alcoholic drinks are easy ways to brighten your family’s party or just treat your child to something special. And bonus — your creative kiddo can help you to mix up the holiday fun. Sparkling Soda Bubbly water with crisp, clean ice cubes...

Read Across America Day Recipes

March 2nd marks Read Across America Day. Along with reading, reading and more reading, you can celebrate this special day with a few book-themed treats. These easy recipe ideas are perfect for your child’s school party, a library event or an at-home post-story-time sweet. Story S’mores The two graham crackers of a traditional s’more make perfect bookends. Tell a story in sweets with a book-themed treat. Use colors from the book’s pages, a central theme or some other way to turn the s’more into a story. For example, use raspberry jelly or fresh strawberries along with white chocolate and marshmallows...

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Your child can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by helping you to make a sweet treat. Even though your kiddo can’t use the oven or the stove, they can mix, measure and decorate these delicious goodies for the holiday. Cookie Balls Use a food processor to grind your child’s favorite cream-filled sandwich cookies into a sand-like consistency. Mix them with two to three ounces of cream cheese and form them into balls. Freeze the spheres. When they’re firm, take them out and coat them with melted chocolate. But not just any melted chocolate. Melt white chocolate in the microwave (be careful,...

Chinese New Year Dumpling Ideas

Food plays a major role in celebrations across the world. And Chinese New Year is no different. While there are several different options for you to make as you create a new year’s dinner or brunch, dumplings are a favorite. Not only are they fun to make, but you can choose from a variety of different feelings — for everyone in the family. Bring the kids in to the activity, letting them measure and mix ingredients. Before you start cooking, check out these dumpling ideas for your Chinese New Year’s holiday celebration. Vegetarian Whether you don’t eat meat or your...