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PB&J

Are you are a “choosy mom” who has an even choosier child who thinks Sushi is Yucki? Jif has a three ingredient, three step, and three minute recipe she will find yummi.

This week’s Recipe For Fun is brought to you by, you guessed it – Jif.  We had so much fun making our own kid pleasing Sushi.  Who likes crusts anyway?  The chopsticks though, they will take a while to master.  Hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons jam, jelly or preserves of your choice
  • 2 slices bread


Directions:

  1. REMOVE crusts from bread. With a rolling pin or large soup can, completely flatten bread.
  2. SPREAD 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 tablespoon fruit spread on each slice of bread
  3. ROLL each slice into a tight spiral. Cut each spiral into 4 pieces.

Give this a try and please share with us your opinion. So, okay then, you still think Sushi is Yucki?.

Ready to have some cook together fun with your family this weekend? Try these classic Turkey Handprint Cookies, this week’s recipe for fun. Gather up the small hands at your house. Your little ones will surely get a kick out of watching their handprints turn into edible turkeys. This is a fun group activity allowing kids to not only make their own creations, but eat them too!

Family Corner has the recipe, so go ahead and gobble up a few cookies.

Kitchens at Totally Kids fun furniture and toys

Kids love the pretend kitchens at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys.

It’s Earth Day today, so why not go eat some ooey gooey Earthworms to celebrate? Family Bites has the dirt on this dish that you know will be a hit with your family.

Dirt Dessert

  • Small terracotta flower pots, washed well with soap and hot water or run through your dishwasher
  • Ice cream, any flavor will do
  • Oreo cookies crumbs
  • Gummy worms

After washing and drying your flower pot well, fill to the top with the ice cream of your choice.  Cover the ice cream with Oreo cookies crumbs and stuff with ooey gooey gummy worms.

We hope that you will enjoy constructing our traditional Earth Day treat with your kiddos and add it as a recipe for fun at your house.

Happy World Smile Day 2015!

Friday, October 2nd will be World Smile Day so get your pearly whites ready and start practicing. Harvey Ball of Worcester, Massachusetts, who, in 1963, designed the original smiley face logo is credited with creating this special day set aside for happy smiles everywhere.

He thought that we all should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world, regardless of politics, geography and religion.

World Smile Day® is the first Friday in October each year, people all around the planet perform acts of kindness and help others smile.

Here is a healthy treat from family go that’s sure to put a “smile” on anyone’s face. Even the youngest kiddos can help create these; an excellent cook together.

This week’s Recipe for Fun: False Teeth aka Apple Smiles.

Ingredients

  • smooth peanut butter
  • 1 red apple, cored and sliced into eighths
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • miniature marshmallows

Directions

  1. Spread peanut butter on one side of each apple slice (squeeze a little lemon juice over the apple if not serving immediately).
  2. Place four miniature marshmallows on one apple slice and then lay another apple slice, peanut butter side down, on top.

What makes you smile?

 

Dog Days

Let’s celebrate National Dog Day today with these simple and is a fun cook togethers.  For a tasty dog in a dog, you simply bake a hot dog inside a dog shaped portion of dough. If you’re kinda feeling the Dog Days of Summer, give this a try. Watch the instructions on video that walks you through the recipe.

Dog Biscuits

And…please do not forget your pooch.  Kids will have a grand time preparing these biscuits for their favorite dogs.  Gather round and watch this how to do it video put on by kids having fun at Highlights.

Woof, woof!  Higgins, the Totally Kids Shop Dog approved.

Have a happy Father’s Day at your house.

Imagine the surprise on your father’s face when he is served these special Pancake Pops on Father’s Day morning.

This week’s Recipe for Fun looks like a true win win for pancake lov’n Dad and the kids. Melissa from Number-2 Pencil blog, will show you in a colorful pictorial how to make these bite size pancakes from scratch using creamy Greek yogurt, cooked on a lollipop stick. We know these Pancake Pops for Pops will be a favorite at your house, and not reserved just for Father’s Day breakfast.

Vegie Lodge

Move over gingerbread, look what’s moving into our neighborhood.

Bring back your old Lincoln Log skills and you can easily build one too.

Materials List:
Six 8″- carrot logs -one for the front, five for back
Eight 5″- carrot logs – for the sides of lodge
Eight 3″- carrot logs – for the front
Eight 1 1/4″ – short spacer logs – by front door
Four 1 1/2″ – carrot logs – for creating side window opening
Three 7″ -carrot log rafters – the foundation
Sixteen 6″ – 7″ long stalks of celery – for the roof
The foam core board gable ends measure 8″x 6″ x 6″
The foam core board floor/base measures 8″ x 5″ – plus an extra on the back for chimney if so desired
The window is made out of a slice of turnip.
Toothpicks are recommenced, in addition to cream cheese mortar to fasten cucumbers and celery.
Bamboo skewers will be handy for stacking the chimney (mushroom) stones.

Photo credit and inspiration: Green Giant.

Happy Holidays!

innocent plantsWink, wink Betsy.

Here's Looking at You

If you are one of the guilty ones, here’s looking at you!  Go right ahead and enjoy this vegetarian recipe for Eyeball Caprese.

vegie skeleton

Scare up some veggies and concoct a skeleton to enjoy on World Vegetarian Day 2013.

You can make a difference by participating tomorrow, October 1st, in  World Vegetarian Day 2013. If you take the time you can  learn the health benefits of a vegetarian diet, as well as how it can save the lives of animals and help to preserve the Earth.

Fruits

Boo! It’s not all about veggies.

 

PB&J

Are you are a “choosy mom” who has an even choosier child who thinks Sushi is Yucki? Jif has a three ingredient, three step, and three minute recipe she will find yummi.

This week’s Recipe For Fun is brought to you by, you guessed it – Jif.  We had so much fun making our own kid pleasing Sushi.  Who likes crusts anyway?  The chopsticks though, they will take a while to master.  Hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons jam, jelly or pPreserves of your choice
  • 2 slices bread


Directions:

  1. REMOVE crusts from bread. With a rolling pin or large soup can, completely flatten bread.
  2. SPREAD 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 tablespoon fruit spread on each slice of bread
  3. ROLL each slice into a tight spiral. Cut each spiral into 4 pieces.

Dog Days

This week’s Recipe for Fun features a dog in a dog. The idea is simple and is a fun cook together with young children. You simply bake a hot dog inside a dog shaped portion of dough.

If you’re kinda feeling the Dog Days of Summer, give this a try. Watch the instructions on video that walks you through the recipe.

Dog Biscuits

And…please do not forget your pooch.  Kids will have a grand time preparing these biscuits for their favorite dogs.  Gather round and watch this how to do it video put on by kids having fun at Highlights.

Woof, woof!  Higgins, the Totally Kids Shop Dog approved.