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Recipes for Kids: Rustic Mini Pizzas

If you have a little time in the afternoon, you can ask your child if they want to make pizza for dinner. It’s easy clean up for mom, and all you need is to have the topping ingredients on hand and a 1 pound package of store-bought puff pastry. Help them out by beginning to roll out the dough for them and let them do the rest. The topping variations and combinations are endless, use whatever your family likes best. At home, we like a basic pizza so we used tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham and fresh basil for ours. Let your children pile on as much or as little of the toppings as they want, and after 15-20 minutes in the oven your little rustic pizzas will be ready.

Have fun!

 Helga & Kitty

Safety Alert! 

  • Be sure the adult takes the pizzas in and out of the oven. Depending on their age, the adult should cut the pastry squares.

Recipes for Kids: Rustic Mini Pizzas

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Easter Bunny Tails Popcorn

We tried another sweet popcorn recipe! This bunny tails popcorn is definitely for the kids. Since Easter is around the corner, I wanted to share an easy recipe you can make for your kids, or use as spring time party favors; you can put some of this popcorn into cellophane bags with a cute decoration. Most of all, I wanted something easy for Easter, and that children could help prepare. Mine had a lot of fun mixing in the sprinkles and candy.

All you need is popcorn, white chocolate (the baking kind), sprinkles, mini marshmallows (these are the bunny tails), any small candy of your choice. I used candy coated peanut bits I found at the supermarket, but you can use M&M’s, for example. If you want an extra pop of color, you can also drizzle colored Candy Melts at the end. When you finish preparing this recipe and you’re letting it set on the baking sheet, drizzle  evenly with melted candy melts as a finishing touch.

As for the amount of candies and sprinkles, it’s up to you. I used the whole 35 gram bottle of sprinkles, and about ½ a cup of the mini candies. These aren’t excessively sweet, considering the amount on candy you’re putting in. The popcorn helps balance the sweetness.

Helga

Easter Bunny Tails Popcorn
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Jello Hearts

This post comes to you entirely on behalf of my kid.  We were grocery shopping a couple of weeks ago, and she asked if I could buy her some cherry flavored gelatin packs.  We don’t really eat gelatine at home, but I thought… what the heck. She explained that there was a recipe she wanted us to try, she got it from one of her favorite apps: ABC Food.

This is a very easy recipe you can make with your kids at home.  Just dissolve the jello packs in boiling water and let it set (be careful that the kids don’t get burned with the hot water).  When they are done and you cut out the shapes and they can eat them with their hands, which makes it a great idea for birthday parties, or an after school activity.

We tried to cut out star shapes, but the mold I used was probably too small and it did not turn out well. If you want to use a star shape, choose a 2 inch mold. Another tip, is that when using your mold, wiggle it as you push down to cut through the jello completely.  Dipping it in hot water before cutting would probably help… I just thought of that as I write.

On lifting the shapes, I have an offset spatula at home, so it was easy for me to get them out.  You don’t have to go out to buy one, you can use a butter knife or try to lift them out with your fingers.

Have fun!

Helga

Jello Hearts

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