Posts Tagged "recipes"

3 Recipes to Use Your Easter Eggs In

You spent an entire afternoon coloring those Easter eggs. They look super-pretty. But, now Easter day is over and you’re stuck with a fridge that’s filled with hardboiled eggs. What can you do with those eggs? Check out these easy holiday recipes that you use on the day of or the day after. And, the kids can even help you with these family-friendly ideas. Keep in mind, only use eggs that have edible colors on them. If you’ve tried a silk dye activity, used paint or used anything else that is toxic, do not eat the eggs. Egg Salad Forget...

Easy Purim Recipes for the Whole Family

Get creative in the kitchen, celebrating Purim with your family. Cooking and baking holiday treats doesn’t have to mean that you’re stranded alone, in front of the oven, doing all the work yourself. Make the food prep into a family activity, having the kids help you out. Even though young children can’t use the stove or oven, they can mix and measure. So, what foods can try out this holiday? Check out these Purim goodies! Hamantaschen These triangle-shaped cookies are staples of Purim festivals everywhere. If you’re not a big-time baker, you can use ready-made dough for this one. Fill...

President’s Day Cherry Pie Recipe for Kids

Celebrate President’s Day with a myth surrounding George Washington. Our nation’s first president is known for many things, one of which is chopping down a cherry tree. As the story goes, the then-6-year-old George Washington took a brand new hatchet and chopped down his father’s beloved cherry tree. When asked by his father if he was the one who cut down the tree, he famously said, “I cannot tell a lie.” The historical truth of the story has never been proven. But, it’s still a fun tale to tell. After talking about the mythology of George and the cherry tree,...

Tu B’Shevat Vegetarian Recipes for the Whole Family

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat is the “New Year for the Trees.” Given that this special day celebrates things that grow, it’s only fitting that you set a table filled with fresh produce. So, put the meats aside (for the day at least) and try one of these vegetarian ideas. These are super-simple, making them easy enough for your child to help you with. Make this a family activity, working together to create a Tu B’Shevat table that the adults and the children will enjoy! Salad with Fruit No, not a fruit salad. This is a fresh green salad...

Valentine’s Day Cookies and Cream Pie Recipe

Chocolate and candy hearts. Those are the Valentine’s Day treat staples, right? Of course! But, holiday desserts don’t stop there. If you’re looking for an easy Valentine’s dessert, that the kids can help you to whip up, check out this cookie and ice cream super-sweet treat. It’s perfect for your holiday party or just to split with the ones you love the most – your family! Ingredients: Frosted animal cookies (they already come in Valentine’s colors – pink and white) Vanilla ice cream (you can also add in strawberry too) Mini graham cracker crusts (use ready-made crusts or crush the...

Chinese New Year Family Meal Ideas

In celebration of Chinese New Year have a family feast! Not sure what to cook? That’s okay. There are plenty of options. If you want to go the homemade route (versus ordering from a restaurant), you can cook a holiday meal based on some of the traditional favorites. These are easy enough for even your kids to help you with! Fish Dinner It’s thought that a New Year’s fish dish will bring prosperity in the next year. And, who doesn’t want that? Start with a whole fish (the whole fish symbolizes unity), and prepare it by steaming it with ginger...

Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Recipes

You already celebrate Valentine’s Day by handing out those cute little candy conversation hearts to your honey. Take the hearts a step farther and use them to dress up a few fun holiday recipes. Don’t worry if you’re not a world-class cook or the beat baker on the block. These Valentine’s Day recipes are easy enough for even your child to try out (or at least, help out with). No-Bake Candy Layer Pie This “pie” is really a mini version, minus the full-on crust. Crumble graham crackers or grind them into a sand-like consistency in a food processor. Spoon a...

Orthodox Christmas Dinner Ideas

Christmas has come and gone. But, Orthodox Christmas Day is still on the horizon. Celebrated on January 7th, this date comes from the use of the Julian calendar (which pre-dates our modern day Gregorian calendar). While this is mainly a holiday celebrated in eastern European countries, you can mark the day with festivities for your entire family too! A family meal is a major way to celebrate this holiday. So, what goes on the menu? Many of the teats come from different countries where Orthodox Christmas Day is celebrated. Not only can you eat as a family, but you can...

New Year’s Day Kids’ Kitchen Science

It’s New Year’s Day and you’ve volunteered to whip up a special holiday brunch – for the entire family! Get the kids in on the act and turn some of your meal prep into super science activities. How? Check out these kitchen science ideas that also help you to prep for your holiday meal. Grand Glittering Gelatin Help your child to learn about states of matter, while transforming liquid into wiggly gelatin. Start by asking your child what she thinks will happen when you add the water to the powder. Then ask her to predict what will happen when you...

New Year’s Eve Kids’ Mocktail Drinks

While the adults are supping on champagne for New Year’s Eve, what delicious drink are the kids getting? Celebrate the New Year’s holiday with a “mocktail” or two! These are kid-friendly drinks that are completely non-alcoholic. They’re more festive than the typical glass of water or cup of juice, but tasty enough for your child to love. Shirley Temple Ah, the old childhood favorite. You can’t get more classic than this one when it comes to mocktails. Add 1 ½ tablespoons of grenadine syrup to ¼ cup of your child’ favorite lemon-lime soda (multiple the recipe to make more). You...