Posts Tagged "recipes"

Easy Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas

It's almost Valentine's Day and you're in charge of bringing the treats for your child's school party. But you don't exactly have the time to spend an entire day in the kitchen baking. And buying ready-made goodies isn't an option either. What can you do? Try an in-between alternative, adding your own homemade touch to a store-bought Valentine's Day sweet! Heart Cookies The local bakery is sold out of heart-shaped cookies. Instead of baking your own, buy your child's favorite flavor of cookie. Don't worry about the fact that the cookies are round. Make sure to choose semi-soft to soft baked...

Chocolate-Covered Valentine’s Day Strawberries

Nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day!" like chocolate. Instead of the traditional box of chocolates you can create your own holiday sweet treats. Chocolate-covered strawberries are easy to make, fun to decorate and delicious to eat. And bonus, your kiddos can help you to whip up these tasty Valentine's treats. What You'll Need Strawberries Chocolate (try a variety of types, such as milk, dark and white) Sprinkles, colorful crustal sugar or another favorite candy decor Wax paper How-To Steps Wash and dry the strawberries thoroughly. Any remaining moisture may make it tricky for the chocolate to stick to the surface. Leave...

Tu B’Shevat Tree Treats for Kids

Celebrate the "New Year for Trees" with a tree-themed treat! The Jewish holiday Tu B'Shevat is a time to appreciate nature. If you're looking for a way to mark the day with your child. check out these easy-to-make foodie favorites — and they're all shaped like trees! Fruit Tree Make your own fruit tree. Instead of growing one from a seed, piece together your own tree on a plate. Slice fruit into different sizes and shapes. Line up thin strawberry slices vertically to make a tree trunk and add kiwi cubes as leaves. Or make rows of blueberries (as a...

Christmas Holiday Mocktails

Celebrate Christmas with a few fun, fruit-filled and fabulous drinks that the whole family can enjoy! Non-alcoholic holiday mocktails provide everyone from tots to teens (and adults too) with a tasty treat that has a Christmas-time theme. If you're planning a holiday party, or just have an evening of together-time with the family, these winter mocktails are easy alternatives. Cranberry Punch The Christmas red of cranberry juice brings a holiday theme to your dinner table. Mix three-fourths cranberry juice with one-fourth fizzy seltzer water to a bubbly look. If you want to mix things up, skip the seltzer and use...

Christmas S’Mores for Kids

The Christmas cookies are baking. Or are they? The holidays are a busy time of year. And that means you may not have a few hours free to bake holiday cookies. Don't stress about giving your family sweet treats. If you need desserts for a holiday party or something special at the end of a family meal, these Christmas s'mores are no-bake goodies that won't disappoint. Red and Green Even though traditional s'mores are made from brown chocolate bars, these use colors to create a holiday theme. Melt white chocolate on the stove or in the microwave (an adult should...

Christmas Cookie and Cupcake Decor for Kids

You're busy in the kitchen, baking all kinds of Christmas goodies. Now it's time for the kids to take over. After the baking is done, your mini chef can get the icing out and start decorating. If you're looking for a few easy ideas, check these Christmas cookie and cupcake decorating options out! Red and Green Your toddler isn't exactly a master with the icing. And that's frustrating — to them. You want your tot to enjoy the baking process, minus the temper tantrum. Give your kiddo green and red icing, along with a spatula or spoon. Invite your little...

Fun Holiday Kids’ Recipes for Hanukkah

Cooking activities for kids provide an easy way for your little learner to develop new skills, explore kitchen science and celebrate special days. You have eight nights of Hanukkah to get into the kitchen with your kiddos, create sweet and savory treats, snacks and meals for the whole family. If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy children's Hanukkah recipes. Keep in mind, you always need to supervise your child in the kitchen. Never allow a child to use a stove, oven, sharp cooking tool or anything that could pose a safety risk. Hanukkah Cereal Mix Mix...

Cooking with Kids on Thanksgiving: Easy Ideas

Thanksgiving meal prep doesn't have to mean that you're stuck in the kitchen alone. This year, let the kiddos help you to create a pint-sized Thanksgiving menu. Check out these easy, no-bake turkey day recipes that your guests will enjoy! Deconstructed Pumpkin Pie Instead of baking, this kid-friendly recipes gives your child the chance to create a delicious dessert that doesn't require the use of a stove. Mix a batch of pumpkin-flavored pudding — let your child do the measuring to add in a math activity. Crumble graham crackers into a small-sized bowl or cup. Spoon the pudding on top....

Easy Ways to Break the Yom Kippur Fast

Breaking the Yom Kippur fast is an important part of the holiday. Instead of cooking all day, it's likely that you'll need to plan and prep this meal ahead of time. That means choosing recipes that easily reheat or don't require heating at all. You'll also need recipe ideas that easy on the stomach. Feasting on heavy foods after not eating won't make you feel your best. When in doubt, go for lighter fare and gradually build back up to your typical diet. Before the holiday is here, check out these easy break-the-fast options. Sandwich Buffet This couldn't be easier...

Rosh Hashanah Apple S’more Recipe

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with an easy recipe that the kids can help you to create. With the fall weather in the air, making roasty, toasty s’mores are an easy option that fits the season. What do s’mores have to do with Rosh Hashanah recipes? This kid-friendly idea swaps out the traditional campfire treat for a holiday-centered one. Ingredients Graham crackers Marshmallows (you can also choose Kosher marshmallows) Honey Apples White chocolate How-to Steps Slice the apples into thin strips. This step should be done by an adult or a teen. Choose one color or use a variety of different colored-apples....