Posts Tagged "recipes"

July 4th Berry Treats

What better to make a red, white and blue treat than berries? Celebrating July 4th often means making patriotic themed dishes. Instead of loading up on fake food coloring, go natural and create a buffet of berry-infused beverages, tasty treats and other assorted Fourth of July snacks! Berry Cubes Ice isn’t exactly exciting. That said, you can dress up your drinks with berries. Drop a few blueberries and raspberries into your ice cube tray. Fill with water, and freeze. Put the frozen berry cubes into a water pitcher or add them to seltzer. Rice Cereal Treats Make the standard recipe...

Shavuot Ice Cream Recipe

Celebrate the Jewish holiday Shavuot with a dairy delight! It’s customary to eat dairy-containing foods on this holiday that marks the Jewish people receiving the Torah. That said, your kiddos may not always enjoy the typical holiday fare. With that in mind, you can still keep the dairy-filled celebration up while putting a smile on your child’s face. How? By making ice cream! It’s a dairy delight that kids can have fun whipping up (with a little help from you, of course). So, you don’t have a fancy ice cream maker. Don’t worry. You can whip up a frosty treat...

Father’s Day Pizza Recipe Ideas

Pizza? For Father’s Day? That’s right! Instead of taking dad out for a not-so-personal dinner, whip up your own homemade pie. Go plain or get creative with your holiday feast. What kinds of daddy’s day pizzas can your child help you make for the father of the year? A Sweet Treat Not every pizza needs to be savory. After making a traditional red sauce pizza, add pineapple chunks on top. Looking for another exotic option? Swap in a diced mango. A Meat Feat Cover the pizza with dad’s favorite meats. Go classic and add on sausage and pepperoni or try...

Shavuot Dairy Dessert Ideas

The Jewish holiday Shavuot is known as the “Feats of Weeks.” It’s origins are tied to ancient grain harvest festivals, but the holiday is now celebrated as marking the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. It’s tradition to dine on dairy-based foods during this celebration. Whether you’re having the whole family over or are just feeding your kids, these dairy delights are perfect ideas for the Shavuot holiday. Blintzes These cream cheese pancakes are tasty, and not too terribly tough to make. You’ll find loads of batter varieties out there. Basically, you’re making crepes. You can mix it raisons,...

Chocolate-Covered Matzah Recipe

Celebrate Passover with a sweet treat! Sure, you already eat matzah during this Jewish holiday. But, what else can you do with it? You can add a few eggs and fry it. Or, you can turn it into a dessert. If matzah and dessert don’t seem to go together, think again. Get the family together for this easy-to-make holiday recipe! Chocolate matzah is a fun way to dress up the (sometimes) blank food, without having to do any serious cooking. Ingredients: Matzah (the more you use, the thinner the chocolate will be) ¾ cup of chocolate chips or broken apart...

Easy Easter Egg Cupcakes

You’re looking for a fun Easter treat, but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. What’s the answer? Turn boxed mix cupcakes into festively decorated holiday desserts. With a few simple steps you can create Easter-themed cupcakes that look like you’re a master baker. These tasty treats mimic an Easter egg hunt, with faux grass and mock eggs to hide! Ingredients: Vanilla or white cake mix White frosting Green food coloring Green licorice twists Easter egg jelly beans How-to Steps: Bake the cupcakes, following the mix’s directions. If you have a favorite super-simple recipe, swap that in instead....

St. Patrick’s Day Treat Tips and Tricks

You’re not a whiz in the kitchen or you just don’t have time to whip up a holiday feast. That doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a festively fun treat or two! How? Check out these oh-so-simple ways to add some St. Patty’s Day flare to everyday snacks, sweets and meals. You’ve got white or vanilla cake, cupcake or cookie batter: Add a drop of green food coloring in. Split the batter into a few bowls, and add a drop of food coloring (a different color in each bowl). Layer the batter or make individual cakes to...

Valentine’s Day Love Bug Candy

You want to make some super-special sweets for Valentine’s Day. But, you aren’t exactly a baker. Don’t worry. While those adorable heart-shaped cupcakes and layered red and pink confetti cakes may look nice, your family will appreciate even a simple treat. Grab a handful or chocolate candy kisses, a few holiday-themed sprinkles and get ready to try out this no-bake Valentine’s Day dessert. Not only is this easy enough for even the novice chef to put together, but the kids can get in on the action and make a few of their own too! Ingredients: Chocolate candy kisses Marshmallow fluff...

Colorful Christmas Hot Chocolate

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! There’s a chill (or more than a chill) in the air, a few flakes are falling from the sky and the kids are clamoring for something warm and toasty to snack on. If you don’t have time to bake a treat or need a quick fix in a pinch (after a pre-Christmas Day sled riding session), a colorful cup of hot cocoa will do the trick. Colorful cocoa? Instead of using regular hot cocoa mix, swap it out for a homemade white hot chocolate mix. Add in Christmas colors and a few...

Thanksgiving Marshmallow Rice Cereal Treats

Rice cereal treats are much more than a childhood favorite! You can dress these cute little squares up for a holiday (or two). If you’re looking for an easy Thanksgiving dessert to make for your turkey-day dinner, whip up a batch of these themed cereal treats. This recipe is simple enough for the kids to help you make, while being completely versatile. Serve them at home, take them to a friend’s for dinner or bring them to your child’s Thanksgiving party at school. Ingredients: 6 cups rice cereal 4 cups mini marshmallows 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups butterscotch chips 1...