Posts Tagged "recipes"

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...

Easy Valentine’s Day Treat Recipes

Valentine’s Day is filled with sweet treats. And this year you can have your child help you to whip up a few. Spend some together time with your little one, making Valentine’s Day goodies to share with the entire family. Serve your treats at a holiday party or send them to family members and friends. If you need a few simple Valentine’s Day recipes for your child to help you create, check out these holiday ideas. Valentine’s Sundae Crush your Valentine’s Day chocolates into a bowl of cherry red ice cream. Mix the candy into the ice cream and top...

4 Kid-Friendly New Year’s Mocktails

You celebrate New Year’s Eve with a champagne toast as the clock strikes midnight. But now that you’re a parent, you need to come up with creative ways to dial down your partying ways. That means replacing the midnight champagne toast with a noon New Year’s mocktail version. That is, for the kids. Instead of sticking with the same old bubbly grape juice, check out these non-alcoholic mocktails! Kid-Friendly Champagne This drink has absolutely no real champagne in it at all. Instead, mix ginger ale and white grape juice in equal parts. Dress the drink up by adding a splash...

4 Festive Christmas Eve Hot Cocoa Ideas

Your kids leave milk and cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve. But what about a special treat for them? Christmas Reve night is the perfect time to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa. Instead of the regular ol’ version that the kids have on every other winter afternoon, try something more festive. How can you perk up a cup of hot chocolate? Check out these holiday cocoa ideas! Candy Cane Cocoa Melt a candy cane completely into warmed milk, mix in cocoa powder and you have a minty, chocolatey holiday drink. Top the cocoa with whipped cream,...

5 Ways for the Family to Decorate Christmas Cookies

Ah, Christmas cookies. They’re a major part of your holiday celebration. They’re also an easy way to bring the whole family together. How can you use cookies to gather the gang and spend some quality family-time together? Bake a batch (or a few) of Christmas themed cookies and get everyone in on the décor. How can you turn cookie decorating from a time-consuming task to family fun? Check out these Christmas cookie design ideas! Winter Snow It’s a blizzard in the kitchen with this idea. Go for a winter white theme and give the kids an array of snowy options....

Easy Hanukkah Holiday Treats

Celebrate each of Hanukkah’s eight nights with a festive, and family-friendly, food. You don’t have to prep a full multi-course dinner for each night. Instead try these snacks, desserts and other holiday treats. And bonus, the kids can help you to make these super-simple recipes! Cut-Out Cookies Make a menorah — with cookies. Use cookie cutters to make rectangle and oval shapes. Whip up a batch of your favorite sugar cookies or use a mix. After baking the cookies, and letting them cool, frost them. The rectangles will be the menorah’s base and the candles, with the ovals as flames....

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe Ideas

It’s almost time for turkey! Thanksgiving is coming up and that means you’re getting ready to prepare your family’s feast. You spend weeks pouring over recipes, days planning a menu and plenty of time shopping. And then there’s the cooking. You spend an entire day (or a few) in the kitchen, and suddenly …it’s over. In hours your family has celebrated the holiday and the meal is done. But you still have plenty of food leftover. Obviously, you don’t want to waste any of it. What can you do? Check out these post-Thanksgiving leftover ideas. Turkey Salad This is a...

Yom Kippur Break the Fast Recipes

The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur is known as the holiest day of the year. Unlike other world holidays that include plenty of food and drink, people observing Yom Kippur fast (for 24 hours). If you’re fasting this holiday, breaking the fast doesn’t exactly mean indulging in a mega-meal. Overdoing it with too much heavy food can lead to digestive issues — especially after abstaining from food for a full day and night. Instead of making a meal to end all meals, check out these ‘break the fast’ ideas that are easy n your stomach and tasty too! Fruit Kugel While...

Rosh Hashanah Challah Sandwiches

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with an easy challah recipe. No, you don’t actually need to bake the challah yourself. Well, you can if you’re skilled in this area. But if you’re looking for a simple recipe that the kids will enjoy (and can even help to make), check these challah sandwich ideas out. Apples and Honey Dipping apples in honey is a popular Rosh Hashana holiday tradition. Along with dipping slices into a pool of honey, you can use this idea in a challah sandwich. Peel and thinly slice an apple. Smother sliced, toasted challah bread with a layer of honey...