Cooking With Kids Thursday: Easy Calzone Rolls

I can already tell that my kids are going to love this dinner.  These calzones look so yummy and kid friendly.  I love finding recipes that the kids can help with and I don’t have to worry about huge messes.  Once again Disney Family comes to the rescue!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 2 loafs frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 pound sliced ham
  • 1/2 pound sliced hard salami
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup jarred marinara sauce

Here’s how to make them -> Easy Calzone Rolls Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Jello Worms!

How cool/creepy is this?!  These Jello worms look so real.  My girls are going to think this is the coolest thing ever.  I can already tell it is going be the most requested treat of the summer.  I think that instead of going for a realistic look, I am going to make mine fun/multicolored worms.  Thanks Instructables!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 2 packs (3 oz) Raspberry jello (or whatever color/flavor you prefer)
  • 1 pkg unflavored gelatin (for extra firmness)
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 15 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • 100 flexible straws (or enough to fill your container)
  • Tall container (1 quart or 1 liter carton of milk)

Here’s how to make them -> Jello Worms Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Peanut Butter Banana Bites!

Who needs ice cream this summer when you can eat these delicious peanut butter banana bites, dipped in chocolate and then frozen?  This is a great treat to get the kids involved in making.  They can practice cutting skills while slicing the banana an spreading skills with the peanut butter.  Thanks for the idea Nom! Nom! Nom!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • 2 large bananas
  • 1/4 cup peanut but­ter
  • 1/2 cup choco­late chips
  • 2 tbsp-1/4 cup milk

Here’s how to make it -> Peanut Butter Banana Bites Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Sand Pudding!

I will admit that when I first saw this, I was a bit skeptical.  I mean, how could something that looks so much like real sand actually taste good?  Well, I am happy to say that I was totally wrong.  This stuff is delicious!  Your kids will get a kick out of making edible sand and then layering it between pudding.  This is the perfect picnic dessert.  Thanks for the recipe Ma Nouvelle Mode!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • 1 pkg Vanilla Wafers
  • 3 or 4 Oreos
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 2/3 C powdered sugar
  • 2 small pkgs French Vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 3/4 C Milk
  • 12 oz Cool Whip

Here’s how to make it -> Sand Pudding Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Lollipop Cookies

These lollipop cookies would be so much fun to make with the kiddos.  My kids love to roll out snakes with playdough so this is the perfect activity for them.  This would also be a great end of year gift to hand out to classmates.  Thanks to The Idea Room for the recipe!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  • assorted colors of paste food coloring
  • 24 lollipop sticks

Here’s how to make them -> Lollipop Cookies Tutorial