Red, White & Blue Fruit Kabobs or “Sparklers”!

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Looking for a fun treat to bring to a Memorial Day or  4th of July cookout?  These 4th of July Fruit “Sparklers” are easy, cheap and yummy!   Once you’ve eaten/used up most of your watermelon – use the bottom of the melon for a sparkler holder.  Just shove it in a bowl/bucket of ice to keep it cold and sitting upright!

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Recipe: 4th of July Fruit Sparklers
dessert, party, appetizer
 
You can substitute other red fruits in place of the watermelon - Strawberries, Raspberries, even Cherries!
Ingredients
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Marshmallows
  • Bamboo Skewers
Instructions
  1. Cut your watermelon into chunks, balls or triangles. If you don't have mini-marshmallows, just use scissors to cut the large ones into 4 even pieces. Slide the fruits and marshmallows onto the skewers creating a red, white and blue pattern.
  2. You can either set your fruit sparklers on a platter - or present them by sticking the skewers in the leftover half of your watermelon!

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Homemade Cheez-Its: Only 6 Ingredients {healthier version}

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Homemade Cheez-its {pin it} for Later!

During our recent 24-day healthy eating challenge,I was surprised to discover that my biggest craving was Cheez-Its.  I knew however, with our new determination to eat healthier we were not going back to snacking on processed foods after we completed our 24 days.  I was determined to figure out a way to make Homemade Cheez-Its healthier than the original version.   I replaced white flour with whole wheat flour and regular cheese with reduced fat cheese. I thought they would be much harder to make, without the seasoning there are only 4 ingredients!  Although you can use a mixer, a food processor makes this recipe even more simple, easy peasy.  You can vary the final taste by experimenting with different spices.  Next time I’m going to see if I can duplicate the taste of the Chili Con Queso Cheez-Its that were discontinued several years ago.  I will warn you ahead of time that these are very addicting!  Both my husband and my kids loved them. [Read more...]

Valentine Cupcakes: Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

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It’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day recipes!!  How fun it is to bake Valentine cupcakes, especially if your kiddos are old enough to help!  It’s so easy to make your kids feel super special as we countdown to Valentine’s Day by making Valentine’s themed desserts, dinners, snacks etc.  Stay tuned, as we have lots of fun Valentine’s Day ideas to share with you!!

Y’all are going to love this yummy Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe guest post from my friend Sadie!! She is an amazing baker if only she lived closer to me I’d love to have one of these Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcakes right now!!!  There is just something about scrumptious cupcakes – the perfect balance of cake and frosting that makes them irresistible.


Sadie is a blogger that loves to cook. Her Kid-Friendly Tofu Nuggets are always a hit. For more recipes, you can follow her on Pinterest!

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Kid-Friendly Finger Foods | Sausage Balls & Smokies in a Blanket

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New Years Eve Appetizers for Kids

Jamie here!  Whether you’re throwing a little family New Years Eve party or a bigger gathering – you’ll always need to have some “Kid-friendly” finger foods on hand – here are my two favorite recipes for quick and easy party food that my kids love to eat (and I’ll admit, I love these too!)

Sausage Balls:

Now let me start by saying that these are NOT the sausage balls that are super-greasy and brownish – but a more biscuity version that works well for parties or for an easy Christmas Morning finger-food breakfast!  Basically – the BEST version. ;)

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Cookie Wednesday: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Delights!

Let me preface this post by saying Barbie got my address so she can send me some “Treats” and I have NEVER been so excited about a package in the mail. Ever.

This Post Was Shared by Barbie of Couponing Made Simple!

Over the weekend I am taking part in a cookie bake-off (wish me luck!) as well as delivering treat plates to my neighbors, which means I am going to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen.  Today’s Cookie Wednesday is the first in a series of three.  Today for Cookie Wednesday I am making:  Chocolate-Covered Cherry Delights.  I am also making Cherry-Chocolate Christmas Mice and Snowman Cake Pops over at Couponing Made Simple.

Please join me tomorrow at Couponing Made Simple for my candy section with my Grandma’s Homemade Caramels, my grandpa’s favorite Old Fashioned Fudge, Chocolate Dipped Pretzels and Candy Oranges and I am even going to try my first batch of Divintiy.  As well as some cute Chocolate Reindeer Suckers, and Marshmallow Snowmen that sparkle.
Then come back on Friday for MORE Cookies!  Sugar Cookies, Snickerdoodles, and of course Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies.  (And, if I have any energy left over, I may do some Pumpkin Whoopie Pies as well.)
If anyone would like to volunteer to come and clean my kitchen that would be great!  :)

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Delights

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