Congratulations to the Circle of Moms Cookbook's first Food Challenge winner, Amanda Hardin of High Heels to Hot Wheels! Her imaginative chocolate covered cherry waffle sticks are a deliciously easy treat to make and enjoy with your family.
When the little ones start to get rowdy with cabin fever, start cooking! Since chilly Winter weather has everyone cooped up, we've come up with a few ways to have fun in the kitchen. Whether you decide to go all out and host an indoor picnic or keep it simple with no-bake desserts, there are several ways that your kids' inner chefs can shine through . . . and Mama can score some help at dinnertime!
December is sweet — seriously sweet! With all of the holiday cakes, cookies, and cake pops that show up throughout the season, it's no surprise we're on a bit of a sugar high this month. Rather than simply eat the goodies, this is a perfect opportunity to bring the kids into the kitchen and have them help create the tasty treats. With holiday baking in mind, we've rounded up six of our favorite kid-friendly kitchen finds so everyone can have fun whipping up sweets this month.
Kids love macaroni and cheese, pizza, and lasagna, but the same old recipe gets boring for kids and adults. Mix things up with reinvented recipes and spins on the traditional and try one of these dishes. Tried and tested by moms, these recipes are sure to become new family favorites — from 30-minute pasta recipes to slow-cooker dishes that take only minutes of prep work. Invite your child into the kitchen to help make one of these quick and easy kid-friendly recipes tonight.
Pumpkin is popping up everywhere these days — lattes, doughnuts, and more! But you don't have to head to Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts to taste the sweet gourd. We've found main dishes and delicious desserts loaded with real pumpkin, making them healthy options compared to everything else out there. Along with having a naturally sweet flavor, pumpkin is packed with antioxidants, vitamins C and A, and protein. Toss together a creamy pasta dish or bake a batch of pumpkin cupcakes that will have your family asking for more. Click through for our favorite pumpkin recipes perfect for Fall.
Pumpkin fun doesn't have to end once the carving is complete. Instead of tossing the piles of seeds in the trash or compost, try repurposing them to use in art projects or as a delicious snack.
Check out the following selection of fun pumpkin seed activities and let us know — what do you do with your leftover pumpkin seeds?
From faces to food coloring, it's easy to jazz up breakfast using pancakes as your platform! Your kiddo's favorite dish can be elevated to new heights (literally) and packed with nutrition the next time you pull out the breakfast griddle. Get the kids involved, and have fun experimenting with swaps and shapes that will leave any little diner wanting more.
Kids love pancakes, and who would say no to a chocolate-chip version shaped like a bunny? OnSugar blogger Hazelnutt House tells us how to make this adorable treat.
Hi hi friends of Hazelnutt House. I had some National Day fun with The Tod today. We made a simple bunny cake using pancake mix and chocolate. It is a fuss free and quick way to bake with The Tod. The baking time took about 5-7 mins and the pancake "cake" was ready.
Check out the link to the video that I made here.
I made the bunny cakes using these silicon molds from Daiso.
Later in the day, we made an egg sandwich using this plastic mold that I bought on GMarket. This nifty gadget encases two slices of bread and seals the sides to avoid content fallout. So, it comes in handy when preparing a snack for kids for school.
The trick is to pile the ingredients high up, in the middle of the bread. Avoid any stuffings on the side of the bread.
Slap on another slice of bread and lay the mold onto the top of the bread.
Press both pink and white parts downwards. This downward push seals the two slices of bread together and also removes the crusts. Here's a nice lil' pocketed sandwich.
Here's how it looks when sliced into half.
Here's how The Tod looks, happy with her lil' snack.
Just about every kid loves pizza — regardless of how it is served — and assembling it themselves is easier than you can imagine. This amazingly simple recipe for homemade pizza bites only requires three main ingredients and is wonderfully quick and easy. Your child can add his favorites to the mix, creating his own unique and super-tasty snack or lunch. Best of all, these homemade pizza bites are on the table in less than 20 minutes, making them your next go-to light lunch or snack for your tot.
Finding meals the whole family enjoys is often a challenge. Kids can be picky eaters — one day loving a meal and the next unable to even look at it. So spending hours in the kitchen tossing something together that they might not even eat is frustrating.
Make dinner fun with a Hawaiian-inspired meal the whole family will love — Pineapple Turkey Meatballs! Along with being a kid-friendly dish, it takes less than 30-minutes to toss together and is complemented with steamed broccoli and quick-cooking spaghetti. Pineapple offers a sweet-and-tangy flavor that coats the meatballs, making them anything other than boring. Bonus points if you can get the family to do a hula dance on their way to the table!