month : 03/2013 14 results

Melted Crayon Eggs – Coloring Easter Eggs

Melted Crayon Eggs is a PERFECT way of coloring easter eggs quickly. In fact its a great way to color a lot of eggs at once. I just love easy crafts! Remember when Little Chef D enjoyed making her Butterfly Melted Crayon Art?  We learned from that experience that grating crayons is a hard and long task if you do it by hand, but the result of melting the crayons is beautiful. We wanted to apply that technique to eggs. Ingredients: Hot hard boiled eggs Variety of crayons Grater ...

Cinnamon Texas Sheet Cake

Cinnamon Texas Sheet Cake! Can you believe we have NEVER made a sheet cake before? We have been loving the cinnamon flavor and decided to take a twist on the regular chocolate cake. I must admit this cake was perfect for me. I am not a cake person, but the cake to frosting ratio was just the right for my liking. The simplicity of frosting this cake is better than a regular cake. It is so fast and easy! Why have I not tried making this type of cake before? For this recipe it is easier to have ...

April Fool’s Free Printable

My Little Chefs LOVE April Fool's Day which is why I created this April Fool's Free Printable. The problem I have is they remember everything I do so somehow I need to do it bigger and better the next year. One of Little Chef A's favorite's was when I switched what was in her cookies package with nuts. She said she was confused for a moment and then remembered it was April Fool's Day. What I learned from that experience was the fact that I should have put a message in the package so that she ...

Cinnamon Syrup

Happy International Waffle Day! We decided to share with you our Cinnamon Syrup that you can put over your favorite waffle recipe! If you don't have a favorite waffle recipe I highly suggest you try Almost Famous Pecan Waffles they are filling and wonderful! It seems almost once a week we have breakfast for dinner. Maybe it is because I am becoming more and more exhausted at dinner time or most likely because we just like breakfast foods. Not only are they quick to make, we have the ingredi...

Easter Bunny Pancakes

  Did your mom always tell you to not play with your food?! Well, for this Easter Breakfast, we wanted to get the kids involved. What better way to have our Easter breakfast than with pancakes. And to make it even better,  let the Little Chefs make them into Easter Bunnies! My Little Chefs LOVE pancakes. We eat pancakes not just for breakfast, but for lunch and dinner as well. This is why I needed to make a homemade pancake recipe that we loved. For this recipe I like to add and change ...

Stitched Easter Egg

Where did the idea of a Stitched Easter Egg come from? I was taught how to cross stitch by my Mom when I was young. I started with small easy projects and progressed to large ballet themed pictures with MANY colors and details. I thought my Little Chefs were ready to begin learning this skill. Easter Eggs are so fun to decorate because there are no limitations. We decided to learn how to do a few simple stitches on egg shaped plastic canvas'. Ingredients plastic canvas plastic canvas ...

Mandarin Orange Jello with Lemon Pudding

This family recipe comes from my mom! Growning up Mandarin Orange Jello with Lemon Pudding was a frequent side dish for our holiday and birthday dinners. Still to this day, I request my mom to make it for family dinner on my birthday. This recipe has now become one of my Little Chefs favorites. Along with the colored eggs and baskets filled with candy, Easter also means a Honey Baked Ham for dinner.  As we thought about what to go along with our ham, this childhood recipe popped into my ...

Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

At our house, the "go to" snack has always been the granola bar.  Recently, as the price of a box of granola bars has sky rocketed. And also realizing the nutritional value of most granola bars are typically the same as a candy bar - I had to bust out the big guns and create a Homemade Granola Bars Recipe. What we LOVE about this simple homemade granola bar recipe, is that the options are endless.  You can pick and choose your own ingredients to your own liking.  From peanut butter and ...

Countdown to Easter

Countdown to Easter with some fun activities! The excitement and anticipation my Little Chefs have the week leading up to any holiday seems uncontainable! They NEED to decorate the house even more, do more easter crafts, plan more activities....they love celebrating anything really. This Easter Countdown is a fun way to contain all that energy, at least a bit of it! If they know I will be doing something Easter related each day they will be super excited for that one activity and then use ...

Orb Factory Review and Giveaway – Sticky Mosaics Twinkle Tiaras & Robots

Sponsored Post: Orb Factory, Sticky Mosaics Twinkle Tiaras & Robots     The Orb Factory sent us these fun Sticky Mosaics Kits for our Little Chefs to try. It was a Robot Riot! And Tiara Princess Party! We had so much fun! These were an easy-to-do activity, which was similar to a "color by numbers" craft.  We followed a simple number legend to peel and stick foam and jeweled tiles to create our mosaic masterpieces.         Each kit contained multiple Robots and Tiaras, so ...

Oreo White Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Did you know that today is OREO Cookie Day?! For those who love Oreos as much as we do, we thought we would share some Oreo Fun Facts - Oreo is the World's favorite cookie, and can be found in more than 100 countries. 71% to 29% is the cookie-to-creme ratio of the original Oreo cookie. 50% of all Oreo eaters pull apart their cookies before eating, with women twisting them more often than men. To make an annual batch of Oreos you would need 18 million pounds of cocoa, and 47 ...

St Patrick Day Scavenger Hunt

A St Patrick Day Scavenger Hunt is always a hit with my Little Chefs! On that special day the leprechauns will be out roaming your homes and schools for the fun and enjoyment of all the little ones. St. Patrick's Day to my family is all about leprechauns, rainbows, gold coins and clovers. All day long they want to see decorations, food and have activities with this theme. Why not? It makes the day fun! That is what is so great about this St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt. To make things a ...

Saint Patrick Day Personal Pizza

I try to get my Little Chefs to eat new things all the time, but when it comes to Celebrations and Parties, they hardly expect to eat  Corned Beef or Cabbage, maybe we will try that next year! So, for this Saint Patricks Day, they wanted PIZZA! I had to think, how can we put a St Patrick twist on Pizza?  As my Little Chefs pulled out all their favorite toppings to create their own personal pizza, out came the green pepper....and there was my answer -  how cute would a green pepper four leaf ...

Dr. Seuss Board Games Review

To continue with Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day, we have found another way to interact with the stories and books in a whole different way......board games related to the classic Dr Seuss books that we've all grown to love. Cat in the Hat I Can Do That! Board Game Can you spin around 4 times with the fish bowl between your knees? Or jump over the trick-a-ma-stick with the cake under your chin? In this game we were challenged to do crazy things with crazy props .          The Little ...