Posts Tagged "recipes"

The Best Hamantaschen Fillings for Your Purim Cookies

What should you fill your hamantaschen with? These Purim cookies come in a variety flavors—and if you make your own you can pick and choose what fillings you want to use. Even though the original treats were stuffed with poppy seed filling, you don't have to go with the tried and true version of the cookie. If you're looking for something different, check out these sweet, savory and sometimes creative filling ideas! Fruit Plenty of classic hamantaschen recipes include fruit filling. Unlike an apple pie or pear tart, these baked goods are stuffed with a jam or jelly-like fruit filling....

St. Patrick’s Day Sweet Treats the Whole Family Can Make Together

Are you looking for an easy, and sweet, St. Patrick's Day recipe? If you're not an expert baker, but you want to create a buffet of goodies for your family's holiday party, check out these tasty treats! And bonus, these ideas are easy enough for the kids to help make too. Shamrock Cookies Put your leftover Valentine's Day heart-shaped cookie cutters to use again. Choose your favorite sugar cookie recipe or use a boxed mix. Roll out the dough and cut out heart shapes. You'll need three for each cookie. Arrange the hearts in three's, with the points facing in...

Heart-Shaped Berry Valentine’s Day Cookies Recipe

Do you need a last-minute treat for your child's Valentine's Day party? Don't worry if you aren't a Pinterest-worthy baker or only have limit experience in food design. You can create cute sweetheart treats that everyone will enjoy—even if you're a novice baker. Check out the simple how-to steps needed to make easy-to-make heart-shaped cookies. Ingredients You'll Need Boxed sugar cookie mix- if you have a homemade recipe you prefer, you can use this instead Heart-shaped cookie cutters White frosting Strawberries and/or raspberries Red sprinkles or heart-shaped sprinkles How-To Cookie-Making Steps Prepare the mix according to the manufacturer's directions. This...

Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Recipes

Warm your heart (and your sweetie's too!) with a freshly brewed cup of Valentine's Day hot chocolate. With the winter weather still in full force, February is the perfect time for a toasty sweet treat. Instead of chocolate hearts or a box of candy, gift your kiddo, spouse, significant other or other sweetheart this marshmallow-spiked drink! Instead of the same hot chocolate everyone is used to, up your Valentine's Day game with these holiday-themed ideas. Strawberry Hot Chocolate Use the colors of the holiday to create a berry-filled hot chocolate drink. Instead of the brown chocolate color, use strawberry syrup...

Valentine’s Day Strawberry Shortcakes

Do you need a quick, easy to make Valentine's Day treat for child's school holiday party or your own at-home bash? If you don't have the time, or the baking skills, to whip up your own from-scratch goodies, check out this super-simple heart-themed strawberry shortcake. Not only is this an easy recipe (that you can complete in less time than you think), but it's also fun for the kids to help cook. What You'll Need: Ready-made small-sized shortcake cups (these are available from most major grocery retailers) Whipped topping Strawberries Optional: Ready-made chocolate dipped strawberries How-To Strawberry Shortcake Steps Chop...

New Year’s Day Family Brunch Ideas

How are you celebrating New Year's Day? If you have a family brunch planned, don't let yourself get stuck in the kitchen all morning long. Enlist the help of your kids and create a menu that they can whip up too! While young children can't use the stove or the oven, they can help with measuring, mixing, decorating and even some of the menu planning. If you're not sure what items to add to your holiday brunch menu, consider these tasty (and easy to make) picks. Egg Sandwiches You can handle making the eggs and the kiddos can out them...

New Year’s Foods for Good Luck

Start the New Year of right with a "good luck" meal! Some foods are symbols of good luck—especially when it comes to the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day holidays. If you're looking for a few good luck foods, check out these family-friendly options. Lentils With a shape that's believed to look like Roman coins, lentils are a symbol of wealth and prosperity for the New Year. Cook the lentils, let them cool and add them to a festive holiday day salad. Mix the lentils with greens (which are also a lucky New Year's food), add raisins or dried...

How To Make Hanukkah Dreidel Cookies

Make a dreidel—out of sugar cookies! This Hanukkah holiday treat is easy to make, even if you aren't an expert baker. Gather the family in the kitchen for a cookie-making activity that everyone can enjoy. Read on for the how-to steps and creative cookie gift ideas. What You'll Need You have a few different options when it comes to dreidel decorated cookies. If you have a favorite sugar cookie recipe, bake the treats from scratch. If not, or if you prefer something simple, start with refrigerated dough. After the dough is ready to go, you'll need two cookie cutters—a square...

Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes

Do you want to fill your holiday party with plenty of festive baked goods? Even though you want to cerate a buffet of red and green goodies, you might not have the time (or the baking skill) to whip up the Christmas treats from scratch. Don't worry. Check out these easy options that you can create with almost no effort. And the best part is—the kids can help too! Santa's Hat Cupcakes Bake a batch of boxed vanilla cupcakes or use your favorite recipe. Top the cupcakes with a cone of red icing. If you don't have red icing, or...

Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Ideas

The Thanksgiving feast doesn't end on the holiday. If you have leftover turkey, potatoes and other tasty treats, check out how you can turn the rest of your menu into after-the-day meals—for breakfast. So go ahead and treat your family to the best post-Thanksgiving breakfast they could dream of. Turkey Egg English Muffin Turn yesterday's turkey into a tasty breakfast sandwich. Pull apart pieces of turkey, shredding or dicing it. Toast an English muffin, layer turkey, an egg (choose your/your child's favorite style) and cheese on top. Sneak extra veggies into your kids' sandwiches and add a slice of tomato,...