Friday, March 30, 2012

Fun Finds Friday...15 April Fools food ideas!

We LOVE April Fools food so we are sharing 15 fun ideas today on our Fun Finds Friday for you to make on April 1st!  Here are a few of our favorites that we found and a few of our own...

Party Pinching makes awesome April Fools food like these Chicken and Wings...


and Shrimp Coctail...


Love these Mashed Potato and Veggie Cupcakes from Our Best Bites...


Family Fun always has awesome April Fools ideas and we love this Grilled Cheese Sandwich!


Here is our KFC Chicken and Sides Dinner (Dessert) that we made a few weeks ago...


Check out these fun April Fools Day Cookies from Munchkin Munchies!


Love this Candy Sushi ideas that we spotted on the Food Network...


Love these Pizza Slice Cookies from Sugar Belle!


We  made this April Fools Dinner (Dessert)  last week and my kids loved it! Chicken Nuggets, Peas & Carrots, and Mac & Cheese turned into sweets...


Check out this fun Mashed Potato Sundae from Bake at 350...


Love this Mini Food made with vanilla wafers from Dollhouse Bake Shoppe...


We made these Banachos last year and they were really fun to make.  We used bananas and pudding...


Check out this Faken and Eggs Breakfast from Family Fun...

Love this Taco Salad that we spotted on Cake Central...



Check out this Meatloaf Cake from Taste of Home....

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party #7


It's time for our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and we spotted lots of fun food and crafts to feature from last weeks party! Here are a few of our favorites...

Check out these adorable Chick Cupcakes from Bird on a Cake!


Here is a really cute Lemonade Stand made from pallets from I Know the Plans I Have for You!


Love this Peeps Party by Dixie Delights!


I love potato soup and this Baked Potato Soup looks like a great recipe!  Made by Four Marrs and One Venus...

LOVE these adorable Peanut Butter filled Fudge Chubby Bunnies from Hungry Happenings...


Check out these awesome Rolled Paper Flowers by Inspired by Family Mag...


This most viewed link were these Easter Bunny Butt Cupcakes by Desire Empire...


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Thanks a whole bunch and we can not wait to see what you have been up to!



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Peeping Pancake Breakfast


We made this fun Peeping Pancake Breakfast a few weeks ago and it's SO easy to make!  We poured our pancake mix in a heated pan into a egg shape.  We cut around the edges with kitchen scissors to clean it up a bit.  Cut it in half and make a zig zag pattern.  Place the bottom half on the plate.  Make some scrambled eggs and place on top of the pancake for the chicks head.  Place the top of the pancake egg on the plate.  We used 2 chocolate chips for the eyes and a small piece of a orange for the face. 

This is easy enough for the kids to help with and I am sure they will love it as much as my boys did!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

April Fools Dinner (Dessert)

 We had some left over rice krispie treats and pudding from making our April Fools KFC so we decided to make this fun April Fools Chicken Nuggets, Peas & Carrots, and Macaroni & Cheese Dinner as well!  It's very easy to make!  For the Mac & Cheese we cut vanilla Tootsie Rolls in 4 strips.  We shaped them into the noodle shapes by just rolling and pressing with our fingers.  We used a toothpick to make a hole...



They will look like this...



We used a vanilla pudding cup to make the "Cheese Sauce".  We colored it with a little bit of red and yellow food coloring.  Mix it with the Tootsie Roll "noodles" and save a few to press on top and around the sides.

We made the "Chicken Nuggets" by shaping them with rice krispie treats.  We used our left over peanutbutter/white chocolate from the KFC Dinner (you could also use any frosting). We melted that again and spread around the outside.  We dipped them in crushed bran flakes (you could also use reg. corn flaks..or crushed graham crackers). Set aside to dry.

For the Peas and Carrots we cut pieces off of green and orange Starburst with kitchen scissors and just shaped them with our fingers.  Very easy! A fun dessert to serve the kids on April Fools or the kids will also have a lot of fun making this one themselves!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Cinnamon Bunny Buns


We made these fun and easy Cinnamon Bunny Buns! We made this fun bunny using one Pillsbury Grands cinnamon roll. All you do is pull out the rolls from any canned cinnamon rolls.  Pull off 1 roll and unroll it.  Cut it in half.  Roll one half back up and lay the other half on top
with it hanging off of the sides.  Cut the ends into a point.  Bake as directed.

We cut up a piece of turkey bacon for the whiskers. We cut 1 strawberry for the nose and squeezed on the frosting for the eyes and teeth.  We also used raisins for the eyes. This was a lot of fun to make and the kids won' t even notice that you used less than half of the frosting!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Guest Post from Meaghan Mountford and the winner of our Sugarlicious Giveaway!!

This is our very first guest and we are so happy that Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie is sharing one of her fun creations today with all of our followers! She makes the cutest stuff and just came out with her new cookbook Sugarlicious! Such a great book...I absolutely love mine! Adorable recipes and lots of awesome tips and tricks on how to make fun goodies! You can purchase here and I have also seen it at Target and other book stores. If you see it...get it!

We had a Sugarlicious Giveaway last week during our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and Kayla Gerard of Kayla's Kreations is the lucky winner of this wonderful book! Please email me Kayla and we will get that sent right out to you!

Thanks Meaghan for sharing these super cute Marhsmallow Bug Pops with us!




Hello everybody! Thanks so much to Jill for having me visit today!


This is me in a nutshell: I write the blog the decorated cookie. And I'm the Edible Crafts editor over at Craft Gossip. And my book was just published, Sugarlicious (woo hoo!). I live in Washington DC with my husband, 4-year old daughter and our three kitties. Clearly, I'm a big fan and follower of all food crafts, so I'm super crazy impressed by all the clever, cute, and doable treats, snacks, breakfasts, lunches and dinners Jill cooks up for her kiddos. She never exhausts her ideas for tricking her boys into eating vegetables and fruits through food art! Though I'm partial to all the brilliant s'mores pops she creates. Simply amazing.


I tend to stick with just the sweet stuff. One of my favorite all-time go-tos for decorating sweets: Drawing on marshmallows with food coloring pens. And then adding a lollipop stick of course (when in doubt, add a stick is my credo). You an create edible art in seconds, and as a bonus, my daughter looooooves to draw on marshmallows, too.





To make butterfly and dragonfly marshmallow pops:


You will need:

marshmallows

lollipop sticks

food coloring pens

food coloring (green or any other color)

wax paper

paint brush


*Find the lollipop sticks, food coloring and paint brush at the craft store. You may also find food coloring pens there, though I recommend Americolor Gourmet Writers or the FooDoodler Fine Line pack of ten, both available in specialty stores or online. I have a whole post all about food coloring pens HERE.


What to do:

First, paint your lollipop sticks. Mix a few drops of green food coloring (or any color you like) with a couple drops of water on a piece of wax paper. Paint the lollipop sticks and let them rest on the wax paper until dry. Use the food coloring pens to draw your butterflies and dragonflies (or anything!). Skewer the marshmallow with a lollipop stick and that's it!

Thank you to Jill and all the fans of Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons for hosting me today!!

meaghan





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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party #6


It's time for our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and we just loved everything that was linked up to last weeks party! We had our Sugarlicious contest last week so don't forget to check with us tomorrow to find out the winner! Here are a few of our favorites linked up to last weeks party...

Check out these adorable Ravenous Rabbit Cupcakes made by Hungry Happenings!


Crochet Rain Boots..how cute! From Repeat Crafter Me...


LOVE these Bunny Tail Cookies from Lizy B...


Super cute Coconut Macaroon Easter Egg Cookies from Candiquick!


This Southwestern Chicken Pizza looks so good from Crumbs and Chaos...


Another fun creation by Repeat Crafter Me...Love these Monster Party Hats!




This Candy Sushi by Susie QT Pies was the most visited link from last week!


Feel free to grab our Featured button here if you have been featured today!

Lets move on to the Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party! We would love for you to stop back by next week and you just might be featured!

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Here are just a few things to follow...

*Please link back to Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. Please put a link somewhere on your post or sidebar. You can grab our party button or a text link is fine if that fits better.

*We would also LOVE for you to follow our blog on Google Friend Connect and/or Facebook. This way you can be updated on our parties AND you will get to see lots of fun food!

*Link up Crafts, Goodies, any DIY Projects, Printables, Recipes, etc... You get the point! Keep it fresh and try not link up the same thing every week.

*Please do not link to giveaways or stores. We love them, but this is not the place for that.

*Please visit some other links and try to comment on them...everyone LOVES comments!

*By entering, you give us permission to feature your projects.

Thanks a whole bunch and we can not wait to see what you have been up to!



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

KFC Fried Chicken Bucket and Sides...APRIL FOOLS!

April Fools KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken Bucket and Sides Dessert

We always have a blast making April Fools food! I guess most of the food that we make could be considered a April Fools kind of thing to begin with since we make fun things out of our food. However, this is what we consider April Fools to be when making something with food.

We live in Marietta, GA ...the home of the KFC Big Chicken! When people visit Atlanta or you just need to find a location here...I can pretty much guarantee that someone will direct you with the words....when you get to the big chicken turn left...or keep on going past the big chicken...etc... It's our landmark here in Marietta and people just love it! What is not to love about a giant moving chicken!


My 2 older boys actually have their own big chicken made out of wood that they keep in their room. Here are my boys with their smaller version of the Marietta big chicken...


We thought it would be fun to recreate a Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner with a dessert. This is how we made it.

Bucket of Chicken...

8 c. Kelloggs Rice Krispies
1 Bag Mini Marshmallows
4 T. Butter
White Candy Coating
Peanut Butter
Bran Flaks (we used flaks from Kelloggs Raisin Bran)
Large Pretzel Sticks

We first made our leg bones by attaching 2 small marshmallows on the ends with cookie frosting. Let that dry on wax paper. It will look like this...


Melt the white candy coating (use package directions) and dip the rods to cover. Don't bother dipping the ends that you are holding...that is going to be covered up anyways. Let that dry on the wax paper.

Now make the rice krispie treats. Place the butter and mini marshmallows in a large bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir... then add the cereal to coat. Let that cool just a bit. Spray your hands with cooking spray and mound on some of the krispie treats on top of the bones. Press it firmly and shape. Let that cool just a bit more. Flip it over and press on more of the cereal treats on the other side. Press firmly and let that set on the wax paper. They will look like this...

Rice Krispies Treats Chicken or Turkey Legs for a fun April Fools or Thanksgiving Dessert

These would also make great turkey legs for a fun Thanksgiving dessert!

Keep the bran flakes ready in a bowl. We crushed some and left some of them. You could also use regular corn flakes, but my kids love Raisin Bran and that just looked more realistic to me. Take the left over candy coating and melt for 20 seconds in microwave...or until melted. Stir in just a little bit of peanut butter to that for a off white color. I am always trying to find excuses to add peanut butter into everything!;) Spread the candy coating on the outside. This will also help set the chicken legs so they don't fall apart. Sprinkle the crushed flakes on the outside. Dip the larger flakes in the coating and press on the outside. That's it for the legs.


You could also make other chicken pieces instead of all legs. We made ours kind of big to fit in the KFC bucket, but I would make them smaller for kids. I wouldn't let my kids eat a whole leg...they would be bouncing off the walls!

Corn on the Cobb...

Twinkies
Yellow and White Gourmet Jelly Beans
White Cookie Frosting
1 Yellow Starburst

I have seen Corn on the Cobb cupcakes before made with jelly beans, so we just changed that up a bit and used Twinkies. Looks a bit more realistic that way...and a lot easier! We also cut our jelly beans in half to save on some sugar here. Adding jelly beans to Twinkies seems crazy right?ha My kids would think it was more of a April Fools joke that I would let them eat a whole one of these (which I wouldn't..just half). We cut off the ends of the Twinkies. We squeezed a little cookie frosting on the jelly bean half and lined them up on the Twinkie. Melt a Starburst in the microwave for 5 seconds and press that to look like butter melting. We did sprinkle some decorating white sugar on top to look like salt.


Baked Beans...

Sugar Babies (in any candy isle)
A Chocolate Pudding Cup
A Vanilla Pudding Cup (you could also use butterscotch instead of both)
A Dab of Red and Orange Food Coloring

These baked beans looked the most realistic to me and it was so easy to do. Just mix the puddings together until you get a med. brown color. Just put a tiny bit of red and orange coloring to get the right color. Don't even put a drop...just add with a toothpick. Poor the Sugar Daddies in a bowl and add the pudding.


This was so fun to make and perfect to pull out for dessert on April Fools! The fake fried chicken legs turned out so tasty that I could have eaten a whole bucket full of them myself!


Hmmm....is this really corn on the cobb? I love me some good ol' fried chicken!


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