Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pizza Cake Pops!


These pepperoni and veggie Pizza Cake Pops have to be one of the funnest things that we have made. The boys got such a kick out of these and they are so easy to make!

We made the pepperoni pizzas using pre packaged mini short cakes (Kroger brand 4 for $1), red frosting (we made ours, but you could use pre made), 1 white chocolate bar or white chocolate bark, 1 red fruit roll up, and lollipop sticks.

We made the veggie pizzas using the mini short cakes, red frosting, white chocolate, red & green gum drops, black Tizzlers, and lollipop sticks.

Spread the red frosting onto the middle of the shortcakes leaving the edges. Take a sharp knife and shave off some white chocolate to look like cheese. Sprinkle that onto the frosting. We used a very small round cookie cutter to cut out our pepperonis from the fruit roll up. Cut small pieces off of the red and green gum drops to look like peppers. Cut small pieces from the black Twizzler to look like olives. There is a whole in the middle so this works well. Make sure to poke in your lollipop stick towards the back where most of the cake is. My boys were running around with these and they stayed put!




You could also get creative and make Hawaiin pizza using candy to make canadian bacon with pineapple or maybe sausage using cut up tootsie rolls!

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Beaver Burgers & Baked Beans


We made this Beaver Burger mostly to get my now 5 year old to eat some baked beans. It's not his favorite thing, but he definitely ate them all with this silly beaver!

We used Morning Star veggie burgers, whole wheat hamburger buns, provolone cheese, & baked beans.

We made our burger and placed it on the bottom bun. We cut out a beaver tail from the top bun and saved the scraps to make ears, a nose, feet, and hands. We made his body out of baked beans. We made his teeth and eyes by cutting them out of provolone cheese.

This is SO easy! The kids will get a kick out of it & possibly eat some beans!

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Football Quarterback Snack!



We made this football lunch now that the season has kicked off. NFL football is a big deal in this house and we are big Atlanta Falcons fans!

This football sandwich and apple helmet were made using dark german wheat bread, turkey, provolone cheese, 1 apple, Twizzler strings, and strawberry cream cheese.

We cut 2 pieces of bread into football shapes. Cut the turkey and cheese to fit and put on the inside. Cut the stripes and laces out of the cheese scraps and add on top of the football. Tilt the apple just a bit and cut off a small piece from the bottom so the apple will stay on the plate. Cut out part of the apple to resemble a helmet. Take a toothpick and poke 3 holes down each side of the cut out part of the apple. Pull off a few Twizzler strips and pinch off 3 pieces to go across that helmet. Pinch off 2 smaller pieces to go down the front of face mask. Poke the longer pieces into the holes...they will pop right in. We glued our shorter pieces on with strawberry cream cheese, but you could use regular, peanut butter, or whatever!

The boys loved it and we are ready for some football! GO FALCONS!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Charlie Brown Breakfast!


We made this Charlie Brown breakfast using pancakes, 2 scrambled eggs, dark grapes, and nutella.

We shaped a head and two arms in the pan with our pancake mix. Cut out fingers with kitchen scissors. Place the round pancake on the plate for the head. Scramble 2 eggs and place that under the pancake for his shirt. Put on the arms. Cut a handful of dark grapes in half and make a zig zag pattern across the shirt.

We put nutella in a squeeze bottle to make his face and hair, but you could use chocolate syrup or mini chocolate chips for that.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Giraffe Egg Salad Lunch

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Little Levi Turns 1!


We had a small little party this weekend for my youngest that just turned 1. I can't believe that he is 1 already...they grow way too fast! Where has the time gone??

His favorite toy is a whale so I decided to make him a small whale cake. I made the whale body in a small round cake pan. I used the rest of the cake mix to make cupcakes. The fin is made by cutting mini packaged shortcakes in half and gluing them together with frosting (used what we had on hand). The water spraying out of the top is just white chocolate piped onto wax paper. Very simple, but he loved it!

His big brother's helped him blow out his candle...


I wonder if he liked making a mess more than the cake, but he had a blast! Happy Birthday my little Levi...we love you!






Tuesday, August 16, 2011

S'mores Flower Pot Pops


The kids really loved the s'mores ice cream pops that we made so we thought it would be cute to make s'mores flower pots.

To make a flower pot you need 1 large graham cracker, 1 square marshmallow, chocolate and white cookie frosting, 2 large marshmallows, green fruit roll up, colored sprinkles, and a long lollipop stick.

Break the graham cracker in half to make 2 squares. Cut the sides of the square slanted down to look like a flower pot. Squeeze chocolate frosting on both of the inside graham cracker squares. Top one of them with a square marshmallow and press the other graham cracker on top. Set aside to dry.

When dry poke the lollipop stick through the marshmallow and let a couple of inches or so of the stick pop out of the top (leave enough for the flower and stem). Cut a small strip from the green fruit roll up and wrap around the stick. Cut a couple of other small pieces to make the 2 leaves...they will stick. Cut each large marshmallow into 4 slices then cut 3 of those pieces in half with your kitchen scissors....a total of 7 pieces. Use one of the dry sides for the middle of the flower and use the sticky sides of the other marshmallow pieces to dip in whatever colored sprinkles you want to use. Press the middle marshmallow on the top of the stick and glue on the other colored marshmallow slices with white cookie frosting. Set aside and let dry.


The kids really had fun with these!

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Angry Bird Lunch


My boys love playing angry birds so we thought it would be cute to make a angry bird lunch. We made this using 2 pieces of whole wheat bread, peanut butter, strawberry jelly, 1 clementine slice, 1 large marshmallow, and raisins.

We cut the 2 pieces of bread in a circle. We spread our peanut butter on one piece of bread and put the other slice on top. Put the strawberry jelly on the outside. Cut 2 feathers out of your scrap bread and spread jelly on it for the feathers. Cut a clementine slice to make his beak. Cut a large marshmallow in half to make his eyes. We cut out a bit from the top and the bottom. Add raisins for the eye brows, pupils, and tail.

This was so quick and easy to make. Little fans of the angry birds game will love it!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Turtle Burger


We made this silly turtle burger using Morning Star veggie burgers, 1 burger bun, lettuce, cheese, ketchup, pickle, and edible eyes.

We made our veggie burgers and put it on the bun. Put ketchup, cheese, or whatever else you like then add the top bun. Put lettuce on top of that. Cut pieces off of the pickle for the head and legs. Slice 1 pickle and add that to the top of the lettuce. We added edible eyes, but you could use a cut up raisin.

Such a easy burger to make and this actually got my then 4 year old to eat lettuce on his burger for the first time. He thought it was cool to eat the shell!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Pooh Pancakes!



We thought it would be cute to make Winnie the Pooh out of pancakes. To make this adorable Pooh you need pancake mix, strawberries, 1 dark grape, & mini chocolate chips (or raisins).

We shaped the main part of the face in the pan with our pancake mix. We made other pancakes out of different shapes to stack on top of the face for the nose, etc... You do not have to be exact at all. Ours were actually pretty sloppy. Just use kitchen scissors to cut around the edges to shape the other pancakes. My 11 month old loves to eat the pancake scraps and I do too!:) Use our picture for a guide when cutting out the shapes.

Slice up some strawberries and shape under the face to look like Pooh's shirt. We used mini chocolate chips for this eyes and mouth. We also used a tiny piece of strawberry for his tongue. We sliced a dark grape in half for the nose.

This probably looks more difficult and time consuming than what it really is. It's actually pretty easy and we made it in no time at all!

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Shark Attack Snack!


Discovery Channel is wrapping up their shark week and my boys have been talking sharks non stop! My 7 year old thought we could make a shark out of fruit and this is what we came up with. They thought this was just the coolest snack ever!

Shark Attack Snack

We used 1 red apple, mini marshmallows, 1 chocolate chip, blue jello, 1 gummy Swedish Fish, goldfish crackers, & peanut butter.

We picked a good rounded side for the top of our shark from the apple. Cut a piece of the bottom so it will stand and not roll over. Cut the sides angled to the back to shape the body. Cut out a slit for the mouth. Save the scraps to make the fin. Cut the mini marshmallows diagonally to look like teeth. Attach them with peanut butter. Attach a chocolate chip with peanut butter for the eye. Cut out a fin from the apple scraps and also attach it with peanut butter.

Spoon the blue jello around the shark and add the gold fish. We had gummy Swedish Goldfish so we put one of those in his mouth.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Elmo and Big Bird Fruit Snacks


We thought it would be cut to make Elmo and Big Bird out of fruit since our Ernie and Bert turned out so cute. We made these using 1 red apple, 1 clementine, Nutella, 1 large marshmallow, 1 mini marshmallow, 2 chocolate chips, 2 mini chocolate chips, 2 slices of canned pineapple.

For Elmo we cut our apple in half. We cut the large marshmallow in half for the eyes and put our chocolate chips for the pupils. Attach the eyes with nutella or peanut butter. We used spread on some Nutella for the mouth, but you could use raisins for that. We used a couple of clementine slices for the nose.

For Big Bird we put 1 pineapple slice on the plate. We cut a couple of small pieces out of the other pineapple slice so there wouldn't be a hole in the middle. Put on top of the full pineapple slice. We saved the cut out pieces for the top feathers and beak. We cut a mini marshmallow in half for the eyes and cut a raisin for the pupils.


Maybe my big brothers will not see me take their totally awesome Sesame Street snacks! heehee

A tip...
If we did this again I would cut out Elmo's mouth and then add the Nutella or raisins. I think that would look better.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fun Cinnamon Chips with Watermelon Salsa


It seems like everything you can think of has it's own day and today happens to be National Watermelon Day! We thought it would be fitting to share this fun watermelon snack. We called this watermelon salsa, but it's really just chopped watermelon. That is what the kids preferred. There are lots of great watermelon salsa recipes out there if kids do not mind eating onions,etc... For this we used whole wheat tortillas, cinnamon and sugar, cooking spray, and chopped up watermelon.

Preheat the oven to 350.

Cut your tortillas out with any fun cookie cutter that you have. The boys and neighbor kids picked out dinosaur shapes so we used those. After you cut out your shapes place them on cookie sheets. Spray the tortilla shapes with cooking spray and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Do this on both sides. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Place the chopped watermelon in the bowl and serve with the cinnamon chips. The kids gobbled this up within seconds!

Give this fruit salsa a try as well...it's great!

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Penguin Pancakes


I asked the boys the other morning what they wanted for breakfast and my 7 year old asked for a penguin. We came up with these penguin pancakes and the boys thought it was so cool! Beyond the cuteness I am sure any kid would love it seeing how we made them with chocolate and whipped cream!

We used regular pancake mix and mixed in some cocoa to give it a dark color. Shape the body in the pan. It doesn't have to be perfect...just trim it. Shape the wings and trim off the edges to fit. We used 2 pieces of clementine for the feet and cut another clementine piece in half for the beak. We sprayed on our whipped cream for the belly, eyes, and on the bottom for snow/ice. We used two mini chocolate chips for the eyes.

Such a quick and easy breakfast!

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