Cooking With Kids Thursday: Fruity Roll-ups

Would you believe it if I told you these were made out of Jello?  How cool is that?  This is going to be so much fun to make with the kids.  They don’t even really like Jello, but I have a feeling they are going to change their minds after this recipe. Thanks Joy of Jello!

Here is what you need to make these:

  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. jello
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Here’s how to make them -> Fruity Roll-ups Tutorial

Cooking With Kids Thursday: Mini Frittatas

These days we are trying really hard to eat healthier in our house.  As part of that, we have some sort of salad for dinner at least once a week.  Let’s just say my 2, 4 and 6 year old children were not that excited about the idea of dinner being lettuce, but I found a solution that works great.  Instead of mixing everything together in a big salad bowl, I place each ingredient in a spearate bowl and let the kids build their own salads.  They absolutely love it and actually look forward to salad night now.  It is because of this success that I now try to find as many meals as possible where the kids can “build” their own food.  These mini frittatas are perfect.  I can already tell this is going to become a family favorite.  Who says eggs can only be for breakfast?  Thanks Disney Family Fun!

Here is what you need to make these:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted mix-ins (such as shredded cheese, diced vegetables, and cooked and chopped bacon, ham, or sausage)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Here is how to make it -> Mini Frittatas Tutorial



Cooking With Kids Thursday: Non Toxic/Edible Glitter!

With three little girls in my house, glitter is an ever present part of our lives.  According to my girls, “It isn’t pretty unless it sparkles.”  Where do they even get this stuff from?  I personally hate the mess aspect of glitter and try to avoid it all all costs, but this recipe looks kind of fun so I just might be willing to ignore the mess for just one day.  I know my girls would think I was the coolest mom ever if I let them make their own glitter.  Thanks for the recipe Planet Pals!

Here’s what you need to make your own glitter:

  • Baking Pan
  • Tin Foil
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of LIQUID food coloring
  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees

Here’s how to make it -> Non Toxic/Edible Glitter Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: French Toast Kebabs

I am not a morning person so during the week breakfast consists of either cereal or cereal bars.  Saturdays are our special breakfast day.  We usually have pancakes.  A couple of times we have tried french toast but it hasn’t gone over very well with the kids, but I have a feeling that will all change once we put it on a stick.  Seriously, what is it about a stick that makes food suddenly taste better and seem cooler?  I am thinking we will let the kids assemble their own just to mkae it even more fun.  Thanks Pink Parsley!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 1 large loaf of bakery bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pint blueberries (or any other fruit you might like to use)
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • butter or cooking spray, to cook the bread cubes

Here’s how to make it -> French Toast Kebabs Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Homemade Lollipops

How to make homemade lollipops
The DIY lollipops are sort of a fun, quick acitvity to do in the kitchen with the kids.  They are sure to have a blast picking their own flavor combinations and then eating the results.  Thanks A Little Art Can’t Hurt!

Here is what you need to make these:

  • jolly ranchers
  • candy sticks
  • parchment paper
  • foil
  • a cookie sheet

Here’s how to make it -> Homemade Lollipops Tutorial