Friday, June 29, 2012

Red, White, & Blueberry Apple Snack!


We made this Apple Flag Snack and it's very easy to make!  All you do is cut a red apple in half.  Take a knife and cut some lines across the apple.  Peel off every other strip with your knife so the white will show.  Place blueberries on the top left corner.  Cut a line of apple from the inside and cut that into small squares.  Place on the blueberries on top with the corners on the top to look like stars.  You can attach the blueberries on with peanut butter if they are sliding off..that will make them stick.

Here is my youngest with his Oma diving into his Apple Flag Snack. He got to the blueberries before I took this....

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party #20




It's time for our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and we always look forward to seeing all of your creations!  Here are some of our favorite links from last weeks party....

Love these Cherry Pies 'n Cream Sandwiches from The Creative Orchard...





Check out these super cute Apple Dish Cloths from Sew Incredibly Crazy...


Learn how to make Chalk Pots from The DIY Dreamer...




The most viewed link was Upcycled Shirt Dresses from Rae Gun Ramblings...




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July 4th Marshmallow Pops...no frosting!


Need a super easy 4th of July treat to make for the kids?  This is a good one and most kids love the combination of marshmallows and fruit roll ups!  The best part about these pops is that you can make them with out using any messy frosting!

4th of July Marshmallow Pops...

Jumbo Marshmallows
Red Fruit Roll Ups
Blue Fruit Roll Ups
White Star Sprinkles
Lollipop Sticks 

All you do is take a jumbo marshmallow and push it on a lollipop stick.  You take the red fruit roll up and cut it down the middle with kitchen scissors.  Leave it on the paper..it's easier that way.  Wrap the red strips around the bottom and middle of the marshmallow.  Take the blue fruit roll up and wrap around the top. Press together in the back to secure...it will stick.  Press on white star sprinkles around the blue fruit roll up.

We like to use Target brand fruit roll ups because they are sparkly and really easy to work with.

We made these Firecracker Marshmallow Patriotic Pops last year using fruit roll ups and yellow Starburst...


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cowboy Boot Burger...Yee Haw!


We made Cowboy Boot Burgers and they are so easy to make!  We used Kroger brand Dinner Rolls, Boca Veggie Burgers, & Provolone Cheese.

We cut the top off of the roll and used that for the bottom bun.  We flipped the roll over to make it look like a cowboy hat.  We cut a slice of provolone cheese to wrap around the hat.  We cut a star out of a piece of American cheese or you could color with yellow edible marker.  Place on the front of the hat.  Cook any type of burger and let cool just a bit.  Cut out a boot shape with kitchen scissors.


Such a easy dinner or lunch! Your little cowboys & cowgirls will love it!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sugar Free Flag Jello Dessert for July 4th!


We made this simple Flag Jell-O Dessert using sugar free Jell-O and sugar free whipped cream spray.  This would be great to make for people watching their weight or diabetics if you are having a 4th of July party.  It's so simple to make and this way everyone can dive into some fun treats for the holiday!

All you do is make sugar free strawberry jello for 8 servings (big box) and blueberry jello (small box) for 4 servings. We followed the package directions and poured into bowls to set.  Scoop the jello out with a spoon into a 9x13 pan making stripes with the red and the blue in the top left corner.  Spray on the sugar free whipped cream spray (we used Land o Lakes) in stripes between the red jello and spray on the top of the blue jello for stars.

It's that easy and your dieting or diabetic friends will love you for it! You can also make this with regular jello and regular whipped cream spray..the kids will love it as well!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

July 4th Babybel Cheese Appetizer or Snack!


We thought it would be cute to make Babybel Cheese Snacks for the 4th of July!  These are so easy to make and would be great for a July 4th party.  

All we did was cut a star shape out of a Babybel using a star cookie cutter. It would be easy to cut with a knife as well if you do not have a star cookie cutter. Just push it in and pop out the star.  Push them on a lollipop stick and that is it!  We wrapped a blue ribbon around our sticks for a festive look.

Make sure you tell the little ones to pull off the wax before eating them!  Here is my youngest taking a big bite with the wax on.  The crazy thing is... he wanted to eat the wax and seemed to like it before I put a stop to it. However, he likes to eat paper, stickers, etc...so this is not unusual for him!


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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pool Party Jell-O Dessert!


My boys have been in the pool a lot this summer.  They have been taking private swim lessons so I am trying to keep them swimming as much as possible.  It's hard enough going to the pool with 3 little boys and the last thing I want to do is worry about keeping all of them out of the deep end!

We went to our friends pool yesterday and we came up with this Pool Jell-O Dessert to bring for all the kids.  This was so fun to make and it's a great dessert to get the kids to help with!  It's very easy to make and we used candy we had on hand.  I am trying to get rid of it! My boys really loved this and the other kids did as well!

Pool Dessert...

4 Boxes of Blue Berry Jell-O
Mini Vanilla Wafers
Pretzel Sticks & 1 Large Pretzel Stick
Mini Chocolate Chips
White & Red Betty Crocker Cookie Frosting
Candy (we used...Starburst, Tootsie Rolls, White Candy Sticks, Sour Punch Straws)

We made our Jello according to package directions and poured it in a large bowl to set.  We glued our people together with white cookie frosting.  Place a pretzel stick with a little bit of frosting on top of the another stick to make the arms.  Squeeze frosting on the back of the mini vanilla wafer and place the pretzel stick on that.  Let them dry for about 10 minutes.  Shape the floaties, balls, and bathing suits with tootles rolls.  Shape the hair as well. You can cut designs with kitchen scissors. Attach by pressing on the top of the mini vanilla wafer or secure with cookie frosting.  Make the face by squeezing white cookie frosting on for the eyes and press 2 mini chocolate chips on for the pupils.  Use red cookie frosting to make the mouth.  

We glued white candy sticks together with white cookie frosting to make the ladder.  We broke a large pretzel stick in half and flattened a vanilla Tootsie Roll to make the diving board.  We pressed pretzel sticks under the flattened vanilla Tootsie Roll to make sure it didn't fall.  Secure with white frosting. Place all of the suits and floaties on the people before you put them in the pan except the tube.  Take a Starburst candy and pull it out just a bit.  You will then wrap this around the bottom of the stick people and press on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.  This will make the people stand up and it sticks well. Do the same for the diving board.  You can just rest the ladder on the side. 

Take the bowl of Blue Berry Jell-O and spoon it into the pan around the people.  Then wrap the tube around and press  together in the back.  We used Sour Punch Straws for pool noodles (you could use Twizzlers) and  round candies for balls. We also flattened out a orange Tootsie Roll for the big float and placed a regular orange Tootsie Roll for the pillow.  Here is a close up of the girl and boy....


Here is a close up of another boy and the diving board....


If you make this ahead of time make sure that you leave the people and candy toys separate from the jello.  If this is left out for a long time and in the heat...it will melt the candy.

Check out some of these other fun ways to make faces with Vanilla Wafers...

Dad Cookie Pops from Dollhouse Bake Shoppe
Heavenly Cupcakes from Hello, Cupcake
Baby Shower Cupcakes from Lanies Cakes
Classroom Kids from Hoosier Homemade
Princess Cupcakes from Insanknitty
Sleeping Babies from Just Jenn


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Friday, June 22, 2012

Fun Finds Friday!

It's time for our Fun Finds Friday!  We gathered up some of our favorite goodies and crafts that we spotted this week and here they are...

I spotted this Stars & Stripes Pie last year and I just think it's so pretty and looks simple to make!  From Women's Day...


Make little Summer Strawberry Baskits from Favecrafts.  Looks easy to do and so cute!


I love these Pinocchio Pops from Candiquik...adorable!


Make Star S'mores for July 4th from Domestically Speaking...


Love these Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies from Party Pinching.  You can check out all of her other creative July 4th goodies from the link...


Check out this Berry Patriotic post from Blossomege!  Shows you how to get the berries to stand up straight and looks very easy!  Spotted on Craftgossip...


I shared this fun and healthy Sesame Street snack idea for a party on our Facebook page, but wanted to share it here as well...so cute!  Featured on Catch my Party...



Make these easy Firecracker Favors from It Is What It Is...


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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party #19


It's time for our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and we can't wait to see what you have been up to this week! I wanted to also mention that I noticed our RSS Feed link was messed up for who knows how long. I fixed it the other day and here is the link. We would love for you to follow along!

Here are some of our favorites from last weeks party...

Love these Watermelon Cake Pops from Pint Sized Baker...



Check out this fun Very Busy Spider Sandwich from Creative Food...


Love these BBQ Cookies from Munchkin Munchies...

Learn how to make Rice Krispie Treats using Sand Molds from Hungry Happenings...


This Smokehouse Chicken looks yummy from What's Cooking Love...



These Watermelon Cake Push Pops are super cute from Lady Behind the Curtain...


The most viewed link was this fabulous Fireworks Cake from Bird on a Cake...


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Broccoli Swamp Soup


My boys are not the biggest broccoli fans. I am sure most kids are not either.  We had a lot of broccoli here that we needed to use so I wanted to make broccoli soup.  I am always trying to come up with creative ways to get them to eat things they do not like. From the looks that were thrown my way when just mentioning that I might make broccoli soup I knew it would be a good idea to create something fun with the soup. My goal was to get them to at least try it..which they did and ate half of it! I used this Broccoli Soup recipe from foodnetwork.com (it's very good)!

The only fun thing I could think of was making Swamp Soup.  It helps having the kids involved when making this.  We shaped a Alligator, Frog, Lilly Pads and Trees with a kitchen knife. We scattered around other pieces of broccoli and used 1 green onion for make the Snake.  We cut a raisin in half to make the eyes on the Frog, Alligator, and Snake. They will just stick on. The Snake tongue is a piece of a red pepper.

Here is a closer shot of the Snake..


the Frog...



the Alligator...


Here 6 year old with his Broccoli Swamp Soup and a Cheesy Swamp Boat!


This at least got them to try it and they did eat half of the bowl.  I will admit that there were some gags involved and at one point they mixed in apple sauce.ha  Thinking of that part makes me gag!  Broccoli soup is a tuff dinner to get the kids to eat. However,  give this a try for your picky eaters....It just might work!

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Monday, June 18, 2012

4th of July Flag Lunch


We made this super easy Flag Lunch using a Sandwich (with crusts removed), 1 Red Fruit Roll Up, 1 Pretzel Stick, 8 Blueberries, & 1 piece of Provolone Cheese (or any other white cheese).

Make any sandwich that the kids want.  Cut off the crust.  Pull off your fruit roll up and cut to the length of the sandwich. Lay the strips on top. Place the blueberries in the top left corner. Cut a strip of cheese with a knife and then cut in small squares.  Place them on the blueberries with points at the top.  Place the pretzel stick on the side and that is it!  

This is a fun and easy lunch to celebrate 4th of July, Flag Day, or Memorial Day that the kids can help make themselves!

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Apple Grill Snack for Father's Day!


We made this fun Grill Snack today for my husband.  He likes to manage the grill.  At least I think he does since I refuse to do it.  This is a fun and super easy snack to make for dad tomorrow on Father's Day. Takes about 10-15 minutes to make with the kids.

Grill Snack...

1 Red Apple
Pretzel Sticks
Nutella
Candy (Starburst & Caramels)
Edible Marker
1 Toothpick

Take a red apple, flip it over, and cut off the top. Like this...



Take a knife and poke 3 holes in the bottom.  We poked a lollipop stick in the holes to open them up a bit. We then pushed in 3 pretzel sticks.  We spread Nutella on the top and layed pretzel sticks on top of that.  We cut off pieces of candy and wrapped around a toothpick for the kabob and hot dogs.  We used edible black marker to make the grill marks.

It's so easy and dad will love it!

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