Friday, March 19, 2010

Get Started Now On This DIY Easter Table

Start planning for this DIY Kid friendly Easter table now.  I found this idea in my favorite magazine Southern Living and plan to have my kids help me with the growing details.  My family spends Easter in Memphis, Tennessee so being outdoors is a big part of the day. Planning for Easter is always fun for my three Sisters and two Sister In Laws.  We all love to entertain which is part of our Southern Belle upbringing. This year I am going, with this Spring colored Easter DIY theme.  Keeping a budget in mind, this is a great color splash table for a large Easter Family get together.  I recommend you check your local dollar stores for much of the Easter supplies. In Southern California we have 99cent stores, so I was lucky enough to find cute colored buckets there. I also found the plastic egg halves there as well. Next you need to purchase wheat grass, which you can find at your local Nursery or anywhere that sells seeds.  Purchase sugar molds, which I researched online and found easily.  

Place the eggs in the sugar mold holes. Place a few spoons of top soil into the plastic egg halves. Plant a few seeds of the Wheat Grass in the soil, and allow 7 to 10 days for germination. The day of the Easter party tuck in fresh daisies, daffodils and bright tulips for a spectacular spring display. Finish the table setting by filling the color buckets with pastel Easter egg candies, and cereals for the kids.

Supply List:

Colored Buckets
Top Soil
Wheat Grass
Plastic Easter Eggs
Easter Candy
Cereal -Cherrios
Fresh Spring Flowers 
Sugar Molds

Photo Credit: SouthernLiving 

Saturday, February 13, 2010

We Have To Act On Improving The Health Of Our Children!

The number of overweight kids has tripled in the last 30 years, and an alarming number of American children have high blood pressure, high cholesterol,  and diabetes. We must take action! Pass on cooking to your kids.  Teach your children a few simple recipes for survival in case they have to survive on their own.  It is up to us to teach our children, schools, and to put preassure on business to teach change in our country when it comes to food.  We need to support Mrs. Obama at what she is trying to do; improved school nutrition, better labeling of high-calorie foods and drinks, support for farmers’ markets, and a coordinated education campaign to help moms and dads instill good eating habits.

Friday, February 5, 2010

How About Party Ribs For Super Bowl Sunday?

Kids Recipe is in Miami for the Super Bowl. Besides the game, the commercials, the fun at Fan Jam, food is the most important part of the day otherwise known as "National Snack Day!"  My family loves ribs, so at kids recipes we could not think of not serving party ribs for this Sundays Super Bowl.  Watch Greg and Les show how to make Party Ribs for Super Bowl.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Peppermint Fudge Holiday Cookies You Will Love

The holidays always are a fun time to bring the kids into the kitchen and carry out family traditions. This recipe is a new holiday cookie recipe we learned about from a Chicago friend.  I made them and everyone loved them!  So try them it's fun, easy, and a very special holiday cookie to put out this holiday season. 



1/4 c butter
1/2 c sugar
1 egg
3/4 semi-sweet chocolate morsels
3/4 c flour
2 crushed candy canes
1/4 c white chocolate morsels
10-12 peppermint patties

1. Preheat to 375. Line cookie sheet w/ parchment. Microwave swmi sweet chocolate morsels and butter on high 60 seconds,stirring after each 20 second interval. Add sugar and egg to bowl. Mix until l blended. Add flour and mix until all dry ingredients are mixed. Using a small scoop, drop level scoops of batter onto pan. Bake 10 min or until edges done.

2. Prepare white chocolate for melting in microwave and have crushed candy canes and peppermint patties ready. Prepare but do not microwave yet!

3. Remove cookie pan from oven. Immediately turn half of the cookies over and top with peppermint patty and remaining cookies to form sandwiches.

4. Put Candy Canes in plastic bag and smash with meat tenderizer hammer or similar kitchen tool.

5. While the hot cookies and patties are molding and cooling, melt white chocolate morsels for 30 secs. or until smooth. You will use this chocolate for drizzling. Inverted a plastic baggie over your hand, scooping the melted white chocolate into the inverted baggie, turn baggie right side out, the twist tightly with tie, then snip a little corner off the baggie to use as a piping bag. Squeeze the baggie and use for piping white chocolate over cookie sandwiches.  Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy canes.  Place on serving platter.

Serve warm or cold both ways they are marvelous!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Why Not Serve Up Some Hot Apple Cider?

Enjoy as a delicious spirit for a Halloween party or enjoy this warm good for you drink in the afternoon with the kids.

Hot Apple Cider


Dried orange or lemon slices
4 cinnamon sticks
1 Tablespoon cloves
1 Tablespoon whole allspice berries
1 nutmeg, to be grated on as garnish

Put a small amount of each of these ingredients into a small muslin bag or cheesecloth, bundle ingredients together with kitchen string. In a large saucepan, place the bundle of spices into pan with cider. Stir cider occasionally, until heated all the way through, about 12 minutes. Be sure to heat, do not boil cider. Serve at once, and garnish with grated nutmeg, whole cinnamon stick, and slice of fresh orange in you wish.

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