Tulips are my favorite flower, so when I came across this tulip cookie cutter I just had to get it! With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you might be looking for a sweet treat to spoil a mom in your life with. Here is a pretty simple, but pretty way to do so.
I have three kids and I try my best to cook recipes that they can make. They are still little so the shorter the project the better. This Simple Easter Recipes for Kids was created by my children. They told me what they wanted to make for dessert and well we made it. I feel like cooking should be self directed and finding recipes that allow for creativity is key. This allows your child to problem solve and apply logical thinking strategies. This recipe is easily adapted for children of all abilities since it involves gathering the materials and combining them as the child sees fit.
We started out with as many peep options as possible I mean you need options right?
I think we were successful in our creation. I know that my daughter had a wonderful time using the items we had gathered to make her special dessert. I have to say she had a heavy hand with the sprinkle but who could blame her it sprinkles.
I encourage you to get in the kitchen with your children and get cooking. You can make up your own simple easter recipes for kids or any theme really. I find that the best memories I have with my children are the ones involving allowing them to be creative. Check out our cooking with kids series and cook up some love!
I love peeps and was so excited that you can practically find them all year long. They are a little treat I allow myself every once in a while because who can eat just one. I was having company over and wanted to make a kid friendly snack that looked and tasted good. I knew all kids love smores but February in Michigan is a little to cold to be outside over a fire. I decided to add a twist and use Pink Bunny Peeps in place of the marshmallows. I put them on a baking sheet and presto-chango, we had Peeps Smores in just 10 minutes. The best part there were no sticky forks or fingers to clean up when we were done.
Peeps Smores Ingredients
1 package of Peep Bunnies
4 chocolate bars
1 box of graham crackers
Break graham crackers in half and place 12 halves on baking sheet.
Break chocolate bars in pieces and place on top of graham crackers.
Top with a peep
Top with remaining graham cracker halves.
Bake on 275* for 10 mintues or until chocolate is melted.
(Note-Peeps will Fluff up but once you smoosh down the top as you are eating it will ooze out ooey-gooey goodness)
Topic: Peeps Smores
The best thing about being a mom is finding things to do with your kids that create memories. We find recipes kids can make with a little bit of parental support. I find the easier the recipe the better. I also try to teach math and reading while making recipes in the kitchen. It is important to me that my kids eat healthy. It is also important that they learn to listen, work together, and try something new. When you chose to find recipes that kids can make you teach them more than a recipe and sometimes you can even get them to try something new.
Waffles are easy to make. I was in a hurry so I grabbed my waffle maker and then we sprayed it with olive oil. We allowed it to heat up. When it was heating up we made waffle mix.
You will need
1 cup of flour
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt
1 cup of milk
and some melted butter, I use 2 1/2 tablespoons
I mix the dry ingredients first then I add in the egg, milk, and butter. I mix them until blended. DO not over mix. I leave my mixture sitting for about two minutes then I pour it in the waffle maker.
****If you want to make the recipe festive for St. Patrick’s Day simple add in some food coloring prior to cooking.
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I can still remember growing up and my mom making Rice Krispie Treats. I would make them at but my kids do not share the same enthusiasm I do. I think it is because they get all kinds of sugary treats, I did not have growing up. My daughter loves the cereal bars but unless I get a great sale they are not a good cost option for lunch snacks. We decided that in honor of St. Patrick’s Day we would embrace the Irish in us and make Lucky Charm Marshmallow Treats.
6 cups Lucky Charm Cereal
4 cups miniature Marshmallows
3 Tbsp Butter or margarine
I have three children and I thought about how I could create Valentine Recipes For Kids. I am a teacher by trade and a mom by choice and a cook because you have to feed your children. I found out very early on that taking them out to eat was not as much fun as one would think and it isn’t frugal. I decided I would do my best to involve my children in the kitchen as often as possible. It is with their imagination, love, and sense of adventure that week seek to remake the original versions of our favorite treats for less money than you think. I believe the value is the experience and not on how much you spent to create one.
These recipes need to be simple. They need to have a limited amount of preparation time, shopping time, and allow for flexibility. I rarely have anything I plan actually happen the way I plan it to do so. The recipes have to be forgiving in case your children aren’t able to read the measuring cup or inadvertently pour something when you are picking up the last thing they spilled. This experience needs to be about making the memory as much as it is about the final product. I will say the only item that looks like the picture is my example. I allow my children to build their treat however they see fit. our Valentine Recipes For Kids are amazing to make and taste.
This easy to make Cheap Fondue will please everyone. It is yummy!
You can also try our Strawberry Short Cake
Or how about chocolate dipped pretzels! I mean the salt and the sweet is amazing.
If that wasn’t enough try this quick and easy Valentine’s day drink Pink Milk.
You will need something to dip in your milk and may I suggest Valentine Day Cookies.
If you want to have a special day with your children check out our Tips for 5 Tips for Valentine ideas for Children.