Cooking With Kids Thursday: St. Patrick’s Day Style!


I am really getting into St. Patrick’s Day this year and I am so excited to share the fun with my kids.  Here are some of the recipes I am looking at making with them.  (I think I am going to need more green food coloring!)

sharmrockfiveShamrock Cupcakes 

DSC_3834Rainbow Waffles

pretzelfinalTwisted Shamrocks

St Patricks DayRainbow Fruit Platter

irish_videos_043_standardShamrock Quesadillas

St-Patricks-Day-Rainbow-Pudding-TutoRainbow Pudding

dsc_0614_standardSt.Patrick’s Day Pretzels

2012-09-03-rainbow-spaghetti-7-580Rainbow Pasta

end-of-the-rainbow-crunch-st-patricks-day-treatEnd of the Rainbow Crunch

1150636St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

Cooking With Kids Thursday: Apple Peanut Butter Snack Bars

applepbsnackbar2-878x1024We eat a lot of granola bars in our house.  A couple of my kids are not big breakfast eaters and granola bars are about all that I can get in them in the mornings.  I have always had a little guilt about this, knowing that it isn’t the healthiest option out there.  This recipe for apple peanut butter snack bars has changed my world!  Now I can feed the kids what they want and I can still feel like a good mom, knowing the kids are eating something healthy.  Thanks Happy Healthy Mama!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded apple (one medium apple)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Here’s how to make them -> Apple Peanut Butter Snack Bars Tutorial

Cooking With Kids Thursday: Pizza Monkey Bread!

pizza monkey breadOver a year ago I did a post for monkey bread and is was a huge hit with all of you.   Due to the popularity of that recipe, I thought I would share this super easy and super yummy variation with you.  Pizza Monkey Bread is one of those dishes that your children will get excited about and beg you to make over and over again.  In fact it is so easy to make, your kiddos will be able to do most of it themselves.  Yay for a night off in the kitchen!  Thanks Copy Kat Recipes!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • 3 cans refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces pepperoni
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese or Italian three cheese blend
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • any toppings that you wish

Here’s how to make it -> Pizza Monkey Bread Tutorial

Cooking With Kids Thursday: Valentine’s Snack Mix

Valentines snack mixLast year, I made this yummy Valentine’s Confetti for Valentine’s gifts and it was a huge hit with my kiddos teachers and classmates.  I had several people ask me for the recipe.  My kids want to make it again this year, but I wanted to see if there was a way to make it even better.  Well, I think I did with this Valentine’s snack mix from Glorious Treats!  Be careful though, it is extrememly difficult to simply have just a little taste of this stuff.  You might want to double batch it so there is still enough for gifts.

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • mini pretzels
  • popcorn (air-popped)
  • cereal (chex, cherrios, or your choice)
  • peanuts (or a nut of your choice)
  • M&Ms or other candies
  • sprinkles
  • candy melts (pink or white), or white chocolate

Here’s how to make it -> Valentine’s Snack Mix Tutorial

Cooking With Kids Thursday: Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow PopsThese Valentine’s Marshmallow Pops would make such cute gifts for classmates!  The thing I love the most about it is that my kiddos can make these all on their own.  There are so many super cute valentine’s ideas out there, but most of them involve me doing all the work.  I know that the classmates appreciate the end result, but I want my kids to have more ownership in the gifts this year.  We are going to have a blast making these!  I just won’t think about the mess… at least not until we are done with all the fun.  Thanks Mommy Gaga!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • Large Marshamllows
  • White Chocolate Chips or Wilton Candy Melts
  • Toppings (coconut, sprinkles, crushed graham crackers, etc)
  • Red food coloring
  • Popsicle sticks or paper straws

Here’s how to make them -> Valentine’s Day Marshmallow Pops Tutorial