Thursday, January 31, 2013

Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party #51



It's time for our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party!  We have seen so many great ideas this week and  we are excited to see what you link up and share with us!  

My boys made there first "how to" video tutorial!  I am shocked they agreed to do it.  Lots of giggles and noise, but they got through it! I am proud of them for doing it in the first place.  They show you how to make our Valentine Yogurt Pops!


We also have a quick favor to ask of you before we get this party started!  We entered our Cherry Cupcakes in cupcake contest over at Celebrations.  It started a couple of days ago and our voting button had issues so we are far behind.  We would love for you to give us a boost!  

Click HERE and then click "Sign in with Facebook" (They can not see your page, photos, etc..). Then you click the vote button. You can also sign up through email to vote as well. Thanks so much! 

Here are the Cherry Cupcakes we entered...



Here are some of our favorites from last weeks party!





Check out these adorable Valentine Love Bug Cake Pops from Pint Sized Baker!


Here is a really cute Construction Party from VixenMade...


These are the cutest little Love Letter Treats from Hoopla Palooza!






This Conversation Valentine Fudge from Hungry Happenings is a fantastic idea!




The most viewed link were these adorable Groundhog Pudding Cups from Simple Girl...


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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 above or a text link is fine if that fits better. You are more likely to get featured this way.

*We would also LOVE for you to follow our blog on RSS Feed ,  Facebook, and/or Email Subscription (located on the top right). This way you can be updated on our parties AND you will get to see lots of fun food!

*Link up any 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.

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

Valentine Babybel Cheese Snacks on a Stick!


We made these fun Valentine Babybel Cheese Snacks and they take just minutes to make!  These would be great to put in school lunches or just a fun after school snack for your little Valentine!:)

Valentine Babybel Cheese Snacks

Babybel Cheese
Popsicle Sticks
Red Marker

All you do is cut a heart shape out the cheese using a knife. Color a few hearts on the popsicle sticks using the red marker. Push the sticks in the bottom of the Babybel cheese and that is it!  

Here are my little Valentine's with their Babybel Heart Snacks!


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Monday, January 28, 2013

Groundhog Day S'mores Pops


We love Groundhog Day and we love S'mores so why not put them together...right?!  We had fun making these Groundhog S'mores Pops the other day and they are pretty easy to make!  My boys loved them!

Groundhog S'mores Pops
(makes 2)

4 Graham Crackers
4 Chocolate Graham Crackers
2 Chocolate Chips
2 Mini Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Cookie Frosting (Betty Crocker)
2 Jumbo Marshmallows (Jet-Puffed)
3 Mini Marshmallows
2 Lollipop Sticks

Start out by cutting the chocolate graham crackers into circles using a round cookie cutter or kitchen scissors.  Then poke your lollipop stick in the middle making the hole.  Take a regular graham crackers and cut out the Groundhog head using kitchen scissors. Cut little feet from the scraps.  Use that as a guide to make 3 more.  Cut the jumbo marshmallows in half. Cut the mini marshmallows in half. We decorated the Groundhog faces first using the chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, & marshmallows. We attached with the chocolate frosting.  We attached the marshmallow halves to the chocolate graham crackers using the frosting. Then we pushed our stick through like this....


Attach the other chocolate graham on top. We attached the Groundhog heads the same way and then pushed the stick through.  We attached the feet with frosting. 

Here is a side view....


Here is a view of the top...


My 2 older boys with their Groundhog S'mores Pops!


Here are some of our other Groundhog Day Creations from the past!









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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentine Yogurt Pops with Video Tutorial!


We wanted to make something easy and a healthier treat for Valentine's Day so we came up with these easy Valentine Yogurt Pops!  These are easy enough for the kids to make themselves and my boys will show you how to make them in the video below.  This was their first time making a "how to"  video. They had lots of giggles and our quality is not the best, but I am shocked that they got it done in one take!  I thought that filming 3 little boys including a 2 year old would be impossible, but I am very proud of them for getting through it!:)

Valentine Yogurt Pops

Strawberry Yogurt (we like Chobani)
Valentine's Sprinkles (you can also leave these out for less sugar)
Edible Marker
Plastic Baggies
Popsicle Sticks
Heart Cookie Cutter

Start out by lining a cookie sheet with wax paper.  Take a heart shaped cookie cutter and trace around it on the wax paper using a edible marker.  Make 6 heart shapes on the wax paper.  Then flip the paper over.  Put the strawberry yogurt in the baggie and then snip off the corner.  Pipe the yogurt inside the heart shapes. Add your popsicle sticks and spread around to cover.  We used sprinkles on top. Pop them in the freezer and that is it!  Super easy and the kids will have so much fun making (and eating) them!


Here are my 3 little boys showing you how to make their Valentine Yogurt Pops!


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party #50 & Kizmo Giveaway Winner!



It's time for our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party!  We have seen so many great ideas this week and  we are excited to see what you link up and share with us!  

The winner of our Kizmos Giveaway from last week is Sarakenobi! Yay Sara!!!  


Here are some of our favorite links from last weeks party....



Learn how to make this fun Heart Pizza from Jodie Fitz...


Check out these Tiger Tails from Chatting Over Chocolate!  These would be fun & easy for a Winnie the Pooh party!


Learn how to make easy Valentine's Day Decor from Kathe With a E...


Here is another fantastic football treat from Munchkin Munchies. Kick Off mini football Bites...


The most viewed link were these Angry Bird Pizzas from The Joys of Boys...


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 above or a text link is fine if that fits better. You are more likely to get featured this way.

*We would also LOVE for you to follow our blog on RSS Feed ,  Facebook, and/or Email Subscription (located on the top right). This way you can be updated on our parties AND you will get to see lots of fun food!

*Link up any 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.

If you like our silly food we would love for you to follow along on our RSS feed , Facebook , & Twitter!

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






Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine's Day Chicken Pot Pie


We love making fun chicken pot pies and we have made a lot of them!  I love chicken pot pie, but my boys are not fans.  Making them look fun really helps getting them to eat it.  We decided to make these Love Pot Pies for Valentine's Day and these are fun for the kids to decorate themselves!

Valentine's Day Chicken Pot Pie
(makes 4 individual pot pies)

Ingredients 

 1 pound bag of frozen cubed chicken, thawed 
 1 1/2 cups carrots (we used mini carrots & cut into heart shapes)
 1/2 cup frozen green peas, with a hand full set aside 
 1/2 cup sliced celery 
 1/3 cup butter 
 1/3 cup chopped onion 
 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 
 1/2 teaspoon salt 
 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 
 1 can of chicken broth 
 2/3 cup milk 
 2 (9 inch) unbaked Pillsbury pie crusts 

 Directions... 

 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.) 

 Chop up your celery. Cut a triangle out of the top of the carrots. Then cut to a point on the sides. When you slice them they will look like little hearts.  Cut  Put your chopped veggies, peas, and diced chicken in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Save some peas and carrot hearts to decorate.

 Roll out your pie crust. We used 4 (6oz) souffle dishes. Place the souffle dish on the crust and cut a circle with a inch or so beyond the dish.Place the bottom crust in the dish and press on the bottom and sides. There should be some of it sticking out around the top. Save the pie dough scraps to make the face and ears. In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat. 

 Place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crusts and pour the flour/milk mixture over the top. 

 Cover with the top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Press down on the sides a bit to prevent any of the mixture from coming out. We made 2 small holes in the top to allow steam to escape. Seal the edges. Here is what the filled pot pie should look like with the top on and off...


 Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. We did cover ours with foil in the middle of baking to prevent over browning.

We decorated ours using the peas and heart carrots.  We wrote Peas Be Mine on one and made a Pea Heart on the other.:)

XOXO

Here are some more fun Pot Pies that we have made in the past...

Piggy Pot Pies...






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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Rainbow Snack


We came up with this Rainbow Snack (or lunch) and this takes just minutes to make! This is a such a fun and easy after school snack for the kids...they will love it!  Kellogg's has been so kind to us and they have sent us lots of their snacks since I started contributing to their site Snackpicks.com.  My boys always get so excited to see the big box of Kellogg's snack products and they do not last long in this house!  

Rainbow Snack

Fruit Salad
Townhouse Crackers (Keebler)
Cream Cheese
Chips Deluxe Rainbow Cookies (Keebler)

Place the fruit salad in a rainbow shape on a plate.  Spread cream cheese on the Townhouse crackers and place on the ends for clouds.  Serve with the mini rainbow cookies. How easy is that?!!

This would also be a great lunch to pack the kids for school and put a big smile on their face! 


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Monday, January 21, 2013

Groundhog Day Donuts


Groundhog Day is coming up and we love making fun Groundhog treats! We made these Groundhog Mini Donuts the other day and we love how cute they turned out!  These are very easy to make and would be perfect for the kids to bring to for their class at school!

Groundhog Day Donuts

Mini Powdered & Chocolate Donuts (we like Tastykake)
Scooby-Doo Graham Snacks (Keebler)
Mallow Bits (Jet-Puffed)
Mini Chocolate Chips Toppers (Nestle)
Chocolate Cookie Frosting (Betty Crocker)
Chocolate Spinkles


We started out by breakfast the Scooby-Doo snacks in half.  We attached 2 marshmallow bits on for eyes using the frosting.  We also attached the mini chocolate chip on for the nose & the sprinkles for the pupils. We broke a marshmallow bit in half for the teeth and attached with frosting.  We pressed the top of the heads of half of our Groundhogs in a little bit of powdered sugar from the donut.  We pressed our little Groundhogs in the mini donuts...that's it!  Super easy!

Chocolate Groundhog Donuts...


Close up...


Powdered Groundhog Donuts...


Close up....


Check out our other fun Groundhog Day Fun Food ideas!







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