Did the picture freak you out? It shouldn’t. My kids beg me to make this juice and my potato chip loving husband that won’t get near kale in it’s original form sheepishly asks me to make him some juice (like it’s not manly to drink healthy juice). Fire up that juicer, I’m serious you will LOVE it.
Here is an easy way to add some fun to a party or baby shower for your little one! We love these cute ideas and they are easy for anyone to make.
Use your favorite Deviled Egg recipe and add green food coloring to the mix.
Pop desired amount of Popcorn and separate into 4 bowls. Over the stovetop melt 1/4 stick of butter, 1/2 cup light corn syrup and 1 tsp. vanilla. Bring to a boil and let boil for 5 min. Turn off heat and add 1st color of food coloring. Working quickly pour the colored syrup over the popcorn of one of the bowls and toss to coat. Repeat with each remaining color. Once popcorn has cooled and hardened a bit, combine colors together in a large bowl.
Cat’s Hat Cupcakes:
Using a box cake mix of your choice bake cupcakes according to package directions. Once they are cooled frost cupcakes with blue and red frosting. Cut a marshmallow in half and place on top of a blue cupcake. Put red frosting on top of the marshmallow and add the other half of the marshmallow on top.
How fun are these? I have a few picky eaters at my house, but if I make the food fun to look at it magically gets eaten. This fish food feast was easy to make and fun to eat. I simply used a cookie cutter on the ham, with fruit leather strips for the stripes and a blueberry for the eye.
Bento boxes (the red case) can be purchased on Amazon.com or other sites and can even be used as a lunch box for older kids.
If you have a picky eater too, try introducing new foods in a fun way and you might be surprised at what gets eaten!
What’s more fun than playing with dough and then eating your creation? Not much. My kids sure loved rolling the dough into snakes and making pretzel letters.
Here’s our unbaked finished creations!
Pretzel Dough Recipe
Makes 1 dozen pretzel
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/8 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons coarse kosher salt
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast, brown sugar and salt in 1 1/2 cups warm water. Stir in flour, and knead dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover, and let rise for one hour.
Combine 2 cups warm water and baking soda in an 8 inch square pan. Line 6 baking sheets with parchment paper.
After dough has risen, cut into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 3 foot rope, pencil thin or thinner. Twist into a pretzel shape, and dip into the baking soda solution. Place onto parchment covered baking sheets, and let rise 15 to 20 minutes.
Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with coarse salt, garlic salt or cinnamon sugar.
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup crushed garlic croutons
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 large tomatoes
3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
2 garlic cloves, minced (appox. 1 teaspoon)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9×13 baking dish. Place flour & beaten eggs in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken into flour, then into eggs. Place into baking dish. Combine parmesan cheese, crushed croutons, & melted butter then sprinkle on chicken. Loosely cover with foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until top is browned and chicken is cooked through. Chop tomatoes and combine with last ingredients. Spoon mixture over chicken, and return to oven for 5-7 minutes or until tomato mixture is heated through.
*note: bruschetta (tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil) can also be made in blender.
You may have heard that microwave popcorn isn’t so good for you. It’s not the actual popcorn per se, it’s the chemicals that are released when it’s zapped in your microwave that are living inside the bag.
A few years ago I bought an inexpensive air-popper and some kernels and started making my own. It wasn’t until my husband stepped in that the popcorn became good…really good. I’d like to say it was a team effort though. He brought the butter, I brought the coconut oil.
Best Ever Home-popped Popcorn
1- Pop 1/2 cup popcorn kernels.
2- While popcorn is popping, melt 1 Tbl. salted butter and 1 Tbl. Coconut oil in the microwave.
3- When popcorn has popped drizzle butter and coconut oil over popcorn. Shake or stir to coat.
Are you getting any snow? We’ve gotten a few storms, but everything keeps melting. If you live in a place that is cold enough for snow you should really try this fun recipe your kids will think is a blast to make! Just make sure you stay away from the yellow snow
Ever have those days where you are desperately craving some sort of chocolate fix, but the last thing you want to do is make something? I sure do. This recipe is not only easy it’s delish! Plus, you can make it in a pinch.
3 tablespoons spelt flour (or white, or Arrowhead Mills)
1/2 tsp instant coffee granules (optional)
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp evaporated cane juice, or sugar (edit: xylitol works)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 stevia packet (or 1 more tablespoon sugar)
1 tablespoon coconut or veg oil
3 tablespoons milk of choice (I used almond milk)
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Combine dry ingredients and mix very, very well. Add liquid, stir, then transfer to a little dish, ramekin, or even a coffee mug. Microwave 45-50 seconds (or more, depending on how powerful your microwave is). If you don’t want to eat it straight out of the dish, be sure to spray your dish first (and then wait for the cake to cool before trying to remove it).