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Girl Scouts Cookie Recipes

9 Feb

  Are you wondering what to do with all those Girl Scouts cookies? Make a tasty dessert with these delicious Girl Scouts cookie recipes.   THIN MINT BROWNIES Ingredients ½ box of crushed Thin Mint Cookies 1 box of brownie mix 2 eggs (3 eggs for cake-like brownies) ¼ cup of water ½ cup of vegetable oil Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Treats & Recipes

2 Feb

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Make a special Valentine’s Day treat for your family with one of the Valentine’s Day recipes below.   RED VELVET BROWNIES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM FROSTING Brownie Ingredients 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 oz. red food coloring 2 tsp. pure vanilla extra ½ cup unsalted butter, Continue Reading

Snow Day Indoor Activities

27 Jan

  By Kathleen Rudnicki, M.Ed. The snow is falling fast and hard. You know what might happen. You watch the early morning news and sure enough, your child’s school is closed for the day. The Snow Day is a kid’s best friend, but what’s a parent to do with a little one cooped up inside Continue Reading

Cookie Recipes for Allergies

20 Jan

Having a food allergy when there are so many desserts and treats at parties is very difficult, especially for children.  If you are looking for a great allergy friendly cookie recipe for kids (and adults!), try one of the recipes below: Sugar Cookies (Dairy, Egg Free) Ingredients ¾ cup dairy free shortening 1 cup unsweetened Continue Reading

Decorate Cookies Sans Sugar

18 Dec

Quick Baking Tip! For a change of pace from cookie icing recipes calling for confectioner’s sugar, try an icing that just uses a quarter cup of evaporated milk mixed with a couple of drops of food coloring. Paint the dough after the cookies are cut out but before they are baked. The cookies will come Continue Reading

Hanukkah Latkes

10 Dec

Try this recipe for delicious, homemade Hanukkah latkes!   Enjoy this delicious recipe for latkes during the Festival of Lights. 3 large Russet potatoes, peeled and shredded ½ small onion, finely chopped (optional) 2 eggs, beaten 3 tbsp. flour Vegetable oil for frying Preheat oven to 200 degrees. After shredding potatoes, combine onion, eggs and Continue Reading

For Family-Friendly Meals Just Click ‘N Cook

10 Dec

Harried parents, there is an answer to the age old question: What’s for dinner? Click ‘N Cook, a free online platform, provides simple, healthy recipes based on the ingredients you have on hand. With hundreds of recipes to choose from, Click ‘N Cook features tasty options for breakfast (French Toast Sticks), lunch (Tuna Melts), dinner Continue Reading

Homemade “Play Dough”

16 Oct

Ingredients 1 cup water 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup salt 1 tablespoon cream of tartar Food coloring 1 cup flour Directions Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm. Remove from heat and add flour. Stir with a wooden spoon, then knead the dough until Continue Reading

Apple Recipes

26 Sep

Fall is the season for everything apple. If you’re looking for something to do with all of the apples you picked from your local apple orchard, look no further! From applesauce to apple crisp, you can’t go wrong with a delicious apple dessert on a crisp, fall afternoon. Take a look at a few delicious Continue Reading

How to Roast Your Pumpkin Seeds

22 Sep

Rather than throwing out your pumpkin seeds after carving your jack-o-lantern, you might try roasting them. Pumpkin seeds have antioxidants and make a nutritious snack. Give the seeds a thorough rinse, but don’t pat the seeds dry with a paper towel because they’ll stick. Place the seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking Continue Reading