Posts Tagged "recipes"

Easy Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas for Kids

Are you looking for an easy Valentine's Day recipe? Your kiddos want to get creative in the kitchen. But you aren't exactly an expert baker. Now what? Instead of skipping a holiday baking session, check out these easy recipe ideas! Cut, Bake and Decorate Cookies Forget about complicated cookie dough recipes. If you don't have the time or energy to whip up a batch of your favorite cookies completely from scratch, you can always start with pre-made or refrigerated dough. Roll out the dough and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create Valentine's treats. Follow the dough's instructions for baking....

New Year’s Buffet Ideas for Your Family

Start the year of right with a stand-out homemade New Year's Day breakfast or brunch! Your kiddos can help out in the kitchen, mixing, measuring, decorating and putting together creative treats. If you're not sure what to make or where to start, check out these easy ideas for your fam's holiday breakfast/brunch-time buffet. Pancakes with Toppings Mix up a batch of your favorite pancake recipe or buy a boxed option. Even though your littles can't actually cook the cakes, they can measure the different ingredients and mix them up in a big ol' bowl! Add a special surprise and sprinkle...

Toast New Year’s Eve With These Family-Friendly Mocktails

The colorful cocktails you favor just won't due when it comes to your family's New Year's Eve celebration. Instead alcoholic beverages, mix up a batch of kid-friendly mocktails! These holiday-themed sips are perfect for everyone in your fam and easy enough for your kiddo's to help you make. Choose one recipe, create a few or check out the mocktail buffet bar idea. Fizzy Berry Blitz Start with sparkling seltzer. Mix in your family's favorite berry juice. You can use bottled juice or make your own. Choose cranberry, cheery, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry or a mix of a few. Instead of a...

Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas for the Whole Family

Are Christmas cupcakes on your baking agenda? If you're looking for a few fun-filled ways to jazz up your cupcakes, read on for ideas, inspirations and tips to create cute holiday-themed cupcakes with your kiddos! Santa Claus Hat Cupcakes You've baked a batch of your favorite chocolate, vanilla or other flavor cupcakes. Now what? Instead of a splash of frosting, turn the treats into Santa hat-themed desserts. Bake a batch of sugar cookies. Instead of traditional circle shapes, use a cookie cutter to create triangles. After the cookies cool, frost them with red icing. Frost the top of the cupcakes...

Thanksgiving Cookies for Kids to Decorate

You don't need to wait until Christmas to bake holiday cookies. Your kids can get creative in the kitchen and help you to bake a batch of Thanksgiving treats. Start with your favorite sugar cookie recipe or use a boxed mix. After the cookies are completely cool, you're ready to decorate! Check out a few fun-filled decoration ideas for your fam's Thanksgiving desserts. Turkey Cookies How can you use the rest of your candy corn from Halloween? Transform the tri-colored corn into turkey feathers! Frost the cookies with chocolate icing. Draw a turkey face onto the center of each treat....

3 Pumpkin Pie Alternatives for Thanksgiving

Forget about the same plain old pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. Your kiddos can help you in the kitchen and create pumpkin-themed treats. Instead of the traditional pie, try out these pumpkin-y picks. The whole family can get in on the cooking, and eating, action! Pumpkin Pudding Pies Make individual pumpkin pies with mini crusts and pudding. Start with ready-made mini crusts. Whip up a batch of boxed pumpkin flavored pudding. The kids can help to measure and mix the ingredients. Spoon the pudding into the pie crusts and refrigerate for two to three hours, or until firm. Top the pies...

3 Ideas for Leftover Halloween Candy

What should you do with leftover Halloween candy? Whether you bought more treats than you had trick-or-treaters or your kiddos just couldn't eat their whole haul, you need to find a way to use up the candy. If you're not sure what to do with the sugary stash, check out these ideas! Donate the Halloween Candy Do you want or need to get the treats out of the house? Ask local food pantries, your child's school or other community organizations about the possibility of donation. If these places won't take candy donations, talk to a friend or host a second...

Spooky and Sweet Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Are you looking for a special treat that's easy to make? You're in Halloween party planning mode. And, this means you're on the hunt for tasty goodies to add to your dessert buffet. Forget about the tricks and focus on this marshmallow treat! You can customize these sweet pops to meet your needs or let your kiddo design their own themed party desserts. What You'll Need Marshmallows Thin Wooden skewers with flat/blunt endsChocolate- Choose a variety, including dark, milk and whiteOrange and black sprinklesOptional: Halloween themed sprinkles, such as pumpkins or ghostsCandy eyesCherry sauceWax paper How-To Marshmallow Pop Steps Push...

Halloween Candy Corn Recipe Ideas

Did you bulk buy candy corn? This Halloween treat is a favorite. But there's only so much you can eat straight out of the package. If you're looking for a creative way to use candy corn, check out these fun, family-friendly ideas. Jack O'Lantern Cookies Start with large sugar or chocolate chip cookies. Use your own favorite recipe or ready-made store-bought treats. Coat each cookie with orange icing. Use the candy corn to create jack o'lantern faces! Candy Corn S'mores Sandwich white chocolate and a heated marshmallow between two graham crackers. Spread marshmallow fluff onto the top graham. Press candy...

Easy Halloween Party Treats

Are you planning a Halloween party for your kids? Celebrate this spooky holiday with a few easy to make treats! Not only are these Halloween goodies tasty options for a dessert buffet, your kiddos can help you to whip up the recipes. Rice Cereal Ghosts Turn a batch of plain rice cereal bars into ghastly ghosts. Melt half a stick of butter on the stove. As the butter melts, mix in one bag of regular or mini marshmallows. You should do the melting/cooking steps yourself. Never allow your child to use a heated kitchen appliances. Remove the melted mix from...