Posts Tagged "recipes"

Mother’s Day Pizza Buffet Ideas

Make mom’s day special with a fun-filled family pizza party! Celebrate Mother’s Day at home this year, whipping up a pizza-themed feast that’s all for mom. Instead of ordering in, the kids can help to hand-craft a buffet of pizza treats for mom to try. If you’re not sure where to start, or aren’t an expert pizza maker, use a refrigerated or frozen crust. Check out these topping ideas that will turn plain cheese and sauce pies into fab foodie finds. Chicken and Pesto Forget about tomato sauce and replace the old standard with pesto. Slather on the pesto, add...

Easy Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Are you looking for a way to celebrate mom on her special day? Instead of a busy brunch at a crowded restaurant, try an at-home family-only event this year! Check out these easy ideas for planning your very own home-based Mother’s Day brunch. Create a Buffet Set up a Mother’s Day brunch buffet in the kitchen or dining room. Start with a long table or push several smaller ones together. Select a variety of family-friendly foods mom will love. You can create a theme, add both breakfast and lunch favorites, or create an array of mom’s top picks. Stack enough...

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes for Kids

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a cute cupcake kids’ cooking activity! Your kiddo can explore science, math and art—all while whipping up a batch of tasty holiday rainbow themed treats! Ingredients You’ll Need Your favorite cupcake recipe or boxed white cake mixFood coloringWhite frostingGreen sprinkles How-To Steps Mix the cake better. Let your child measure the ingredients. This helps them to better understand basic math concepts, such as numbers and quantities.Separate the batter into equal parts. Again, this also helps your child to explore math. Pour the batter into bowls. Add one to two drops of food coloring into each...

Hamantaschen Galette Ideas for Purim

You’ve already baked hamantaschen cookies for Purim. Now you’re ready to expand your holiday baking repertoire. Instead of a dozen or so small triangle-shaped cookies, make one larger galette. Choose a sweet or savory galette—and serve the tasty treat to your family as part of a holiday meal or as dessert. If you’re not sure what to fill your hamantaschen galette with, check out these flavorful ideas! Fruit Galette Fruit adds a sweetness to this Purim treat. When it comes to fruit filling, you have an array of awesome options to choose from. These include, but are certainly not limited...

St. Patrick’s Day Baking Ideas for the Whole Family

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a holiday themed treat! Your kids can help you to whip up these cute cupcakes, cookies and more. Share the sweets at a St. Patrick’s Day party, gift your BFF’s and family with the goodies or save for your holiday dinner dessert. Shamrock Cupcakes Draw a shamrock shape onto a piece of wax paper. Size the shamrock to make it fit perfectly on the top of a frosted cupcake. Cut the shamrock out. Frost your favorite flavor of cupcakes in white icing. Place the wax paper on top. Spoon green sprinkles onto the top. Remove...

Groundhog Day Cupcake Recipe

Bake a batch of cute cupcakes to celebrate Groundhog Day! Your creative kiddo can help you to whip up these chocolatey treats in honor of Punxsutawney Phil. Don't worry if you aren't an expert baker. You can use a boxed mix for this easy, and kid-friendly, recipe. Serve up these sweets at a holiday party or while you wait and watch for Phil to see his shadow. Ingredients You'll Need Chocolate cake mix or your favorite chocolate cake recipe Cupcake baking tin/pan Solid-colored cupcake tin liners Chocolate frosting Chocolate sprinkles Mini marshmallows Candy eyes Chocolate chips How-To Baking Steps Mix...

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a heartfelt, and heart-themed, breakfast. The kids can help you to create this family morning meal—with a sweet holiday style! From pancakes to breakfast sandwiches, these ideas are easy to make and tasty to eat. Mini Heart-Shaped Pancakes Making heart-shaped pancakes is an art. But that doesn't mean you need to practice creating perfect hearts from raw batter. Instead, simply make the traditional type of circle-shaped breakfast treats. Use a heart cookie cutter to make mini Valentine's Day pancakes. Cover the cakes with a layer of sweet syrup and red, white and pink sprinkles. Valentine's Breakfast...

Inauguration Day Dessert Recipe Ideas

Celebrate the new president with an Inauguration Day meal! Even though your at-home buffet may not look like the spread at the White House, your family can whip up a few few foods to mark this special day in America's history. And bonus—the kids can help you to put together some of these easy dessert recipes. White Chocolate House Cupcakes Bake a batch of your favorite white cake cupcakes. Top the cakes with white frosting and white chocolate shavings. Ask your kiddo to arrange the cupcakes in a White Shape on a large serving tray or your dining room/kitchen table....

Easy Christmas Meal Ideas the Kids Can Help With

How can the kids help you to prep or cook Christmas dinner? Even though your littles can't chop vegetables or use the stove, you can still find plenty of ways for them to pitch in. Check out the easy holiday recipe ideas children can help with. Christmas Salad Get in the holiday spirit with a green (and red) salad. Not only will this festive starter add cheer to your Christmas dinner table, it's also a healthy menu option. Choose your family's favorite greens and help your child to wash and dry them thoroughly. Put the greens in a large salad...

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...