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How clever is this is....personal size lasagne. I've had puff pastry in my freezer for months. I keep looking at the box and thinking, what can I make with you. There are a lot of easy, fast recipes at Tablespoon.Com. I love easy recipes with few ingredients. Nothing turns me off faster than a list of 20 ingredients, or even 10 ingredients. If you are like me, you want easy and you want it fast. Check out the website forthe recipe. I can't wait to try it. We just had homemade lasagna yesterday. These would be great for a potluck dinner. I can't see a single one of them coming back home....lol
I never thought about beheading a peep to make these cute cupcakes....lol Tip Junkie made cupcake pushups, but I think they would be adorable with just the bunny heads cupcakes. These would be perfect for a children's Easter Party.
How cool is this snack on the go? I found a site that gives you several snacks that are very portable and they are made from jars and containers we all have laying around. Honestly, this picture made me want to eat peanut butter and celery, which I don't even like. This site, Choose to Thrive has some frugal tips for the family on the go... carrots and dip, apples and dip....so now I'm off to cut those those celery sticks and find a peanut butter jar....my husband will love this idea for his lunch, and the good part is he's going to think I'm so smart.
Here is a unique pencil that you can enjoy as an afternoon snack. Teachers can use it as an ice breaker for the first day of school. This idea comes from Oh Sweet Babies website. Here are her instructions for these really cool snacks.
For each pencil, cut off one end of a cheese stick so that it's flat. Use a paring knife or apple corer to cut a 3/4-inch circle out of the bologna.
Dab one end of the circle into the mustard, then attach it to the flat end of the cheese stick.
Snap off the end of a Bugle so that its edges are even, and gently press it onto the other end of the cheese stick. Slide half a raisin onto the Bugle for the pencil tip.
This is a cool idea that anykid can sink his teeth into.
What a gorgeous cake this is. The perfect cake for a Fourth of July celebration or a birthday. The recipe is below, but you can visit Recipe Girl to get more tips on the frosting for the cake. Love the sprinkles and I know kids will. That was one thing that my children loved when they were growing up. Their cakes and cupcakes had to have sprinkles. I have to admit, they add a festive flair to any dessert.
What a sweet mom, she set up a website for her 10 year old son. Be sure to visit Recipe Boy too.
Here is her recipe for this beautiful cake.
Red, White and Blue Cake
Yield:10 to 12 servings
Prep Time:20 min
Cook Time:20 min
A festive cake for a red, white and blue holiday celebration...
2 1/2 cupscake flour 1 Tablespoonbaking powder 1/2 teaspoonsalt 1 1/4 cupsbuttermilk 4 largeegg whites 1 1/2 cupsgranulated white sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick)unsalted butter 1 teaspoonvanilla extract
red and blue gel paste coloring
1. Center two racks in the oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Spray three 8 or 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick spray. Add a spoonful of flour to each, shake it around and tap out the excess.
2. To Make Cake: Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together buttermilk and egg whites in a medium bowl. In a large separate, large bowl, use an electric mixer to blend together butter and sugar; beat at medium speed for a full 3 minutes, until the mixture is very light. Beat in the extract, then add one third of the flour mixture, still beating on medium speed. Beat in half of the buttermilk-egg mixture, then beat in half of the remaining dry ingredients until incorporated. Add the rest of the buttermilk and eggs, then add the last of the dry ingredients. Finally, give the batter a good 2 minute beating to ensure that it is thoroughly mixed and well aerated. Divide the batter evenly between three glass bowls. Color two of the bowls of batter- one dark red and one dark blue. Just add the color a little at a time until you reach the hue you'd like. Scoop each of the batters into their own prepared pan.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes for 8-inch rounds (15 to 20 for 9-inch), or until the cakes have risen and are springy to the touch- a toothpick inserted into the centers should come out clean. Transfer cakes to cooling racks and cool for about 5 minutes, then run a knife around the sides of the cakes. Invert and cool to room temperature right side up on wire racks. When cooled, frost the cake as you would a 3-layer cake, frosting each layer before adding the next, and then covering the whole cake with frosting too.
Here's a great cookie idea from 1 Fine Cookie.
What a fun cookie for Father's Day. Check out this site for a step by step tutorial. I love ideas like this that are just so unexpected. I thinkDad would be surprised to find a plate of these unique cookies on his special day. The kidscould walk in holding the cookies up to their lips. A smile inducer for sure.
This smart mom made this bunny sandwich using bread, turkey, cheese, cantaloupe, 2 marshmallows, and 1 grape.
She cut the bread in a circle and made a turkey/cheese sandwich. Use the scrap crust to cut out the whiskers. Then cut 3 pieces of cantaloupe in the shape of ears. Cut a marshmallow and a grape in half for the eyes. Cut the other marshmallow in half for the teeth. Cut a extra piece of cantaloupe for the nose and carrot. Cute site with some fun ideas for kids.
This cute craft was featured in Southern Living (not sure when)
but looks simple enough to make. You use Milano cookies.
melted chocolate, marshmallows, and chocolate chips for the eyes
Well someone posted their finished product on Craft Fail. I laughed so
hard, it looks like some of my craft attempts.
The site of full of funny craft boo boos. So when your craft flops,
there is a special place for them.
See the finished product below that one hard working crafter posted....
And the winner is.......
I love these fake food Ideas. Here is a egg on toast that makes April Fools Day prank but also fun anytime. Check this site for other ideas.
What you need:
1 slice pound cake
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 apricot (from can)
What you do: Toast the pound cake so the edges turn brown. Then, take a tablespoon of vanilla yogurt and spread it slightly on the pound cake, to make it look like egg white. Next, cut an apricot in half and place in the middle of the vanilla yogurt. And, voila, it’s time to serve the kids Fake Fried Eggs On Toast for breakfast!
I can't get enough of this cool site. Visit Making Memories for some of the neatest ideas ever. Check out this fake grilled cheese sandwich.....Looks like the real thing but it is pound cake with orange frosting in the center.This site has loads of April Fool's Day Tricks. I told my daughter about this site while she was home this weekend. She loved it and book marked it. We were talking some time back about a craft show we used to watch when she and her brother were young. It was called Donna's Day and we never missed a show. We had fun, but it would have been great to find all the great ideas available on the internet now..then again my house probably would never have been cleaned, the clothes not washed, and the meals not cooked, but the time we spend with our children we can never revisit when they are grown. I'm so glad I took the time to do crafts with my kids. They are in their twenties but they have never forgotten all the fun things we did when they were young.
Being a mom of picky eaters, I wish I had found this site sooner. My kids absolutely love cute food and will eat it 3 times faster than normal food. This site is full of cute, cute food that appeals to children, and hey, I like it too.Here is the how to for these cute little creatures. Instructions
I'm not particularly fond of salads, but this one gets my attention for sure. Visit this site for some food inspiration. Cute Food For Kids
Here is a recipe kids will enjoy, especially the boys, but some girls love snakes too. A little gross if you hate snakes but still fun for the kids.
Snakes on a Plate
1 Package rigatoni pasta -- (10oz) 2 Cans squirtable cheese spread 1 Small Jar barbecue sauce 16 Whole black peppercorns -- (16 to 20) 1 carrot
Cook pasta according to directions on package. Rinse the pasta in cold water. To make snakes: Covering one end of the rigatoni with your finger (to prevent leakage), carefully fill each piece of pasta with cheese spread. Place six to eight cheese-filled rigatonis end to end on a serving platter, in a realistically curvy snake shape. Using a toothpick, spread lines of barbecue sauce along the top of each snake for markings. To form heads, use barbecue sauce to glue two black peppercorn eyes onto the end opposite the tail of each snake. Peel a carrot and use peeler to make a thin triangle. These are your snakes forked tongues. Position tongues.