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Smaller Thanksgiving? Try These Starter, Side and Dessert Options

Will Thanksgiving 2020 look different than every other year's holiday? If your meal went from a buffet for dozens of family members to your immediate family, you won't need as many starters, sides and desserts. Even though you've cut your holiday menu in half, you can still make the meal special. Check out these easy ideas for a smaller Thanksgiving dinner. And bonus, the kids can help with the meal prep too! Thanksgiving Starter: The Cheese Ball The smaller meal means you won't need an array of apps. Instead of four or five choices, let the kiddos help you make...

Election Day Political Party Treats

Whether you're a democrat or a republican, you can celebrate Election Day with with blue and red themed treats! Spice up your "political party" with cookies, cupcakes, salads and more! Cookies and Cupcakes Dress up plain sugar cookies or vanilla cupcakes with a blue or red theme. Either buy already-colored frosting or make your own with a mix of white icing and a few drops of food coloring. Cover the tops of the cookies and cupcakes, add sprinkles or crystal sugar and serve the political party-themed desserts to your guests. Salads Turn a fresh green salad into a political party...

Halloween Treats for Kids to Help Make

Do your kiddos enjoy getting creative in the kitchen? Celebrate Halloween with a few easy treat (not trick) recipes for the whole family. These boo-tiful ideas are perfect for your holiday party or as trick-or-treat night snacks. Ghostly Pops Turn marshmallows into ghost-themed pops. Dab a dot of frosting on two candy eyes. Press each eye into the top front of a marshmallow. Spear the middle of the marshmallow with a popsicle stick and serve the ooey, gooey treats! Mummy Brownies Bake a batch of your favorite brownies. Even though your younger children can't help with the baking process, they...

How Can You Use Candy Corn In Halloween Recipes?

Did you buy candy corn in bulk this year? If you have too many sweets for your family to eat as-is, check out these fun-filled Halloween themed ways to use candy corn! Cakes and Cupcakes Don't worry if you aren't a Pinterest-worthy baker. You can still use candy corn to create cute holiday treats. Forget about the from-scratch recipes—unless you have a favorite and the extra time to bake it. Buy an undecorated ready-made frosted cake or cupcakes. Give your creative kiddo a bowl filled with candy corn and encourage them to get artsy with their cake or cupcake decoration....

Halloween Mocktails for Your Family’s Holiday Party

Spice up your Halloween party with these spooky mocktails. If you're on the hunt for non-alcoholic drinks that sparkle, shine and spooky your pint-sized guests, check out these easy family-friendly options. And bonus—your kiddos can help to mix, measure, pour and concoct this delish drinks. Slimy Seltzer This drink may sound ooey-gooey and gross. But it's a lemon lime-flavored glowing green treat! Mix your favorite lemon lime soda with equal parts tonic water and a few drops of green food coloring. Add a black light to the room and watch as the tonic water gives off a spooky glow! Vampire...

Break the Yom Kippur Fast with These Family-Friendly Foods

How do you break the Yom Kippur fast? Even though your young children may not join you in the fast, they can enjoy the meal that breaks it. If you're not sure what to add to your holiday meal menu, check out the simple options that everyone in your family will enjoy. Remember—after fasting your stomach may need some special TLC. Avoid heavy, fatty foods as part of your first meal. Even though you may want to eat everything in the fridge, hold back and go slowly at first. Select a variety of small bites or small plates to accommodate...

Rosh Hashanah Culinary Creations for Kids to Help Cook

Your kids can help you to plan and prepare a family meal for Rosh Hashanah. The seder is an important part of the holiday celebration. While you may need to cook the main part of the meal yourself, your kids can help you with some of the no-heat-required items. If you're not sure where to start, check out these family-friendly culinary creations for the holiday! Simanim Salad  Simanim are eaten on the Rosh Hashanah to symbolize hopes for a sweet New Year. These foods traditionally include items such as honey, pomegranate, apples, leeks, dates, carrots and cabbage. Create a simanim...

International Literacy Day Book Themed Cake

Are you searching for a creative culinary way to celebrate International Literacy Day? Even though this special day is all about books, you can mark it with a fun foody-friendly treat. Before you start cooking with your kids, choose a favorite book to re-create as a themed cake. Ingredients You'll Need Cake mix- If you're an expert baker, use your own recipe. But if you don't exactly make your own Pinterest-worthy cakes, a mix is fine. Icing- Choose the colors of the book's jacket or cover (if it's a paperback) and white for the pages. Cardboard- You'll use this is...

Grandparent’s Day Sandwich Recipe Ideas for Kids

How do you plan to celebrate Grandparents' Day? If you're not sure what to do for grandma and grandpa, help the kids to create a family-friendly sandwich-themed feast for everyone to enjoy. Sandwich Bar Set up a sandwich bar buffet for the grandparents to enjoy. Your child can interview grandma and grandpa, asking them to choose their favorite sandwiches. Use the answers to create the buffet. Plate loaves of bread, rolls or flatbread square. Add deli meat, cheese, sliced veggies and spreads (such as hummus) to the sandwich bar. Complete the buffet with ketchup, mustard or other condiments. Lettuce Roll...

Labor Day Treats Kids Can Help to Create

Get ready for your Labor Day picnic with a few patriotic red, white and blue treats! These easy ideas aren't just kid-friendly menu picks. Your kiddos can also help you to whip up the delish delights. Labor Day Ice Cream Cake Cover a round cake pan in wax paper and add a thick layer of blueberry or blue raspberry ice cream. But the cake pan and the ice cream in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Crumble vanilla wafers and spread the cookies across the hardened ice cream. But the half-cake back in the freezer for an hour...