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Kiddie Yogurt Parfait Cups!

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I used to make these for myself but Princess wanted some for herself and I came up with a kid friendly version and she loves it.  This is really rich in Fibre, Vitamin C, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup of child yogurt (your child’s favourite flavour)
  • 1/3 cup of assorted fruit (berries, bananas, grapes, any fruit your child likes)
  • 2 tbsp of granola
  • a drizzle of honey (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Dice up the fruit
  2. Mix with yogurt
  3. Sprinkle granola on top
  4. Drizzle with honey
  5. Enjoy!

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I’m going to make this for my daughter!

sally's baking addiction

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i also updated my about SBA page and added a 27 random odds & ends about sally to my about section, just in case you are entirely bored and need to waste some time. 😉

let’s get on with the peanut buttery goodness.despite the little m&m cracks, i’d like to crown these cookies the most perfect cookie i’ve ever made. perhaps not as pretty as my mini chocolate chip cookie sandwiches with cream cheese icing (you don’t want to miss those, by the way!), but these babies take the cake for tastiest, fluffiest, chewiest, and peanut buttery-est (i don’t even care. that’s totally a word in my book now) cookie i’ve ever baked.

look at how thick those are!

ever since i made my rainbow m&m cookies

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Cookie Ideas – Lego Cookies

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Lego Man Cookies care of Sugarbelle

Lego Man Cookies care of Sugarbelle

I am always looking for new fun, kid-friendly recipe ideas and I especially like ideas that can be used for a variety of events and festivities.  I stumbled across a website called The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle and saw these cookies.  In the shapes of Lego, these cookies can be used for birthday parties, BBQ’s, bake sales and baby showers.  Using bright colours, these cookies really pop.  For the recipe, please click here.

Sugarbelle has a variety of recipes and cookie ideas and also provides tutorials for all of us that may be baking-challenged.  Personally, I cook better than I bake, but that doesn’t stop me from trying.  My three year old can’t tell the difference between good cookies, and mommy’s mistake, half-burnt, baking mess up’s.  Cookies are cookies for her and she is a Cookie Monster.  I am definitely keeping tabs on this website, these cookie ideas are simply brilliant!

Shamrock Toasties

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One of my favourite holiday’s is St Patrick’s Day.  What started off as a university tradition of “Beer Quest” with my good friends, has now evolved into a fun holiday with the family.  I found this recipe for Shamrock Toasties on the Disney Family Fun website and not only is it simple to make, but it is a healthy after school/daycare snack.

INGREDIENTS

1 Bell Pepper

1 English Muffin

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

DIRECTIONS

1) To start, slice 1 green bell pepper crosswise near the pointed end to get a small, three-leafed shamrock shape.  (If the pepper has 4 leaves, you’ve got yourself a lucky clover!)  Cut a small slice for the stem.

2) Toast half an English muffin, then top it with the shredded Cheddar and the pepper shamrock.  Place the muffin on a tray, then broil it until the cheese is melted.

Shamrock Toasties

A Great Place to have a Child’s Birthday Party

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November 11th marked my daughter’s 3rd birthday, 11/11/11, and it was 3-11’sand she was turning 3, so it was a birthday we HAD to celebrate.  My hubby wanted a small family birthday but I wanted a big celebration and after much negotiating, I won.  It was also the first time that we would be inviting the other children from her daycare.  I wanted to look for an indoor playground that would fit the amount of people we were looking to invite as well as be fun for the kids and have seating for the parents.  We had taken her to Chuck-E-Cheese for her first birthday and I didn’t like that we had to share the entire place with a dozen other families.  I also wanted it for a good price.  After researching different places and locations, I remembered a place that I used to take my daughter while I was Maternity Leave.

Amazon Indoor Playground was a 10 minute drive from my home and had a 60 person capacity.    We ordered the Big Monkey Party Package which gave us private use of the playground for 2 hours, a party host helped set up and they supplied plates, cups, napkins & forks, as well as coffee for the adults.  A birthday balloon was given to the birthday child and they also used decorations in the same colours you were looking for.  With a group of 20 children, this only cost $299.00 plus taxes.

Deli Sliders

Now when it came to ordering food, I had one child that was allergic to dairy.  Now with Pizza out of the question, what was I going to feed 20 hungry, picky children.  I ended up ordering from a local Toronto catering company called Pumpernickel’s Deli & Catering.  We ordered a small platter of baby burgers for the kids and deli sliders for the adults.  They were a hit!  Some of the parents were actually substituting their deli sliders for their kids baby burgers.

Baby Burgers

Overall it was a fantastic party.  Some parents said their children kept telling them they now had to throw their children’s party there.  I didn’t have to worry about cleaning up, the kids could play while the adults chatted among themselves.  I had no dishes to do and the kids loved the bouncy castle!  Check out Pumpernickel’s Blog or their Twitter @Pumpernickels1 .

 

 

Let’s Get Buggy!

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I am always looking for new and fun recipes that will get my daughter excited to eat healthy food. These are great snacks and the kids will love that they are bugs!

LADYBUG APPLES

Recipe by Allrecipes.com

2 Red Apples                               8 Thin Pretzel Sticks

1/4 cup of chocolate chips        1 tbsp of peanut butter

DIRECTIONS

1) Slice apples in half from top to bottom & scoop out the cores using a knife or melon baller.  Please each apple half flat side down on a small plate

2) Dab peanut butter onto the back of the “ladybug” and then stick the chocolate chips for spots & eyes.  Stick one end of each pretzel stick into the apples for antennae and viola, you have lady bugs!

*for a healthier and nut-free version, use strawberry cream cheese and raisins.  Also, if you splash a lemon/water mixture onto the cut apples, it will keep them from browning.  These are best made the day of*

CATERPILLAR CHICKEN KEBABS

Recipe by “First Meals” by Annabel Karmel

4 Chicken Breasts, cubed                                               1 Red Bell Pepper, deseeded, cut into triangles

marinade

3 tbsp soy sauce                                                               3 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp lemon juice

to decorate

8 Cherry Tomatoes                                                          16 Whole Cloves

8 Green Onion Fans

DIRECTIONS

1) Mix together the marinade ingredients in a shallow dish.  Add the chicken & leave for 30 minutes.  Soak skewers in water to keep them from burning.

2) Thread the chicken onto the skewers, putting the red peppers in between each piece of chicken.  Arrange on a baking sheet & transfer to the preheated over at 350 *F for approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Baste kebabs with the marinade and turn them occassionally until cooked through.

3) To decorate, make a face for each caterpillar using a cherry tomato, studded with clove eyes.  Attach it to the tip of the skewer & thread on a green onion tail.

*To get the green onion tails to fan, place them in a cold water bath.  This is a great recipe and kebabs can be made for adults as well*

Ladybug Apples & Chicken Caterpillar Kebabs

Final Bugs

My daughter loved these snacks and her words exactly were, “These are delicious Mommy!”