Showing posts with label Kids Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kids Recipes. Show all posts

Spider Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo: Hungry Happenings
I am on a creepy Halloween food roll. I love these spider cookies and they are so easy to make. Learn How to Make Spider Cookies. My daughter loves chocolate chip cookies, it's her favorite guilty pleasure.  I can't wait to present these to her on Halloween.  Can't you image the reaction to your guests when you serve up these gross cookies. This site is full of fun ideas for Halloween Food.

Dracula Halloween Cookies

Love these super cute cookies. They are made with chocolate chip cookies, frosting dyed red, marshmallows and Almond slivers.  They are perfect for a Halloween party for kids or adults.  Cute, cute, cute!
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Ice Cream Sandwiches 4th of July Treat for Kids

Love this easy idea for the 4th of July festivities.   Kids will love  putting  red, white and blue sprinkles on Ice cream sandwiches.  Use a dish with sprinkles and put the ice cream side into the dish.  Cover all sides and stick a ice cream stick in the end.  Add fun and colorful cupcake liners.  For less sprinkles add them to sandwiches by sprinkling on the sides.


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Fake Daiquari Recipe for Kids

Sweet Strawberry daiquiri just for kids.  Let them join the 4th of July holiday festivities with these fun summer drinks


  • 6 ice cubes
  • 16 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen concentrated limeade
  • 1/2 cup water
Crush the ice cubes in a blender and then add the strawberries, limeade and water.  Pulse, pour into a decorative glass,  Add a sliced strawberry on the rim, and a straw and let the fun begin. When my kids were young I would buy the bottled mixes to make summer drinks.  This is a money saving recipe and much healthier.

**photo by acidman

Personal Size Lasagne Cupcakes

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 for the 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

Peep Pushups Easter Cupcakes

I never thought about beheading  a peep to make these cute  Love in the Oven 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. 
  I love this idea!!!!

Edible Pencils Using Cheese Sticks


 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 any kid can sink his teeth into.

4th of July Cake (Red,White, and Blue)

 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 4th of July cake decorations.  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.


Red, White and Blue Cake Recipe

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 cups cake flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 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.

Dad's Mustache Cookie

 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 think Dad would be surprised to find a plate of these unique cookies on his special day. The kids could walk in holding the cookies up to their lips. A smile inducer for sure.

Photo courtesy of 1 Fine Cookie

Kids Bunny Face Sandwich

 What child wouldn't enjoy this cute bunny for lunch?  I found this dish on Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons.

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.

How to Make Cookie Lambs (and Craft Fail)

This cute craft was featured in Southern Living (not sure when)
but looks simple enough to make. 
  •  Milano cookies.
  •  melted chocolate 
  •  marshmallows
  •  chocolate chips for the eyes
Well someone posted their finished product on Craft Fail.   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.

Pound Cake Looks Like Egg on Toast

   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!

Pound Cake Looks Like A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Everyone  loves grilled cheese sandwiches but this sandwich is not what it looks like. I found this on   Making Memories .   It's really pound cake with orange frosting in the center. This would be great for  April Fool's Day.  My daughter and I  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.

Cute Food for Kids

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 who are picky eaters, and hey, I like it too.Here is the how to instructions for these cute little creatures. 


    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                                                                                                         

Snake on a Plate Rigatonis

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.

Reindeer Shaped Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Here is a recipe the kids will enjoy as the Christmas Season gets nearer. These Rudolph Peanut Butter Sandwiches are a fun way to celebrate the holiday Season.

Rudolph Peanut Butter Sandwiches

  • 1/4 c. Peanut Butter, Creamy
  • 2 Slices Whole Wheat Bread
  • 16 Raisins
  • 4 Cherries
  • 16 Pretzels, twist style
Spread Peanut Butter on Bread Slices and cut each slice into 4 triangles. Turn Triangles so the point is down.  Place 2 Raisins in the center for eyes. Cut Cherry in half and place at bottom for nose. Break Twist Pretzels to make antlers.  Place at upper 2 corners.
Variation: Turn pretzel down near nose to make cats with whiskers.

Reindeer Graphic: Rainbow Coffi

Fun Celery Wagons Recipe For Kids

Printable recipe card with a fun recipe for kids. Your kids will be playing with their food, but it's ok, and this is a healthy recipe.

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