Cinnamon Pancakes

Pancakes are without doubt a fun breakfast creation.  I think part of loving them so much is that they are always served as a special treat; sleep-overs, weekend fun and holidays or maybe even part of brinner.  Once in a while, I love taking just a little bit of batter, changing the color and creating designs in the pancakes; below … Read More

Slithering Snake Dinner

I am re-posting the kid-friendly dinner fun, because it’s almost Chinese New Year!  What does this recipe have to do with Chinese New Year? It’s the year of the snake! _____________________________ Last week my daughter came home with a note in her agenda that said, Eat Snake for Dinner!  She said the teacher was being silly.  Or, was it her … Read More

Cheese Ball Recipe Turned Snowman

Cooking with Kids - cheese ball gone snowman

Check out this Cheese Ball recipe that’s been re-purposed into a Snowman :)!  This recipe is great for birthday parties, classroom parties and/or any upcoming gathering.  It’s easy to make, tasty, kid-friendly and festive.  What’s not to love about an edible snowman? Snowy the Cheese Ball by Jodie Fitz 8 oz. Price Chopper cream cheese 1 teaspoon dry ranch dressing* … Read More

Rain Forest Muffins Double as Place Cards for Thanksgiving!

Fresh baked bread is always delicious at the Thanksgiving table.  You can have a little kid fun by baking it in muffin tins & then turning them into personalized place cards for your festive dinner table! Rain Forest Muffins by Jodie Fitz ½ cup Price Chopper sugar ½ cup Price Chopper applesauce ¼ cup Price Chopper butter, softened 2 Price … Read More

Kids in the Kitchen – Gobble Up Dessert Recipe

I wish I could say it wasn’t true, but the math equation that comes to mind when I turn the calendar and see Thanksgiving circled is holidays = desserts.  It’s a time when all of those scrumptious, sweet treats associated with fall, Thanksgiving and family traditions are brought to the table in one fell swoop. It’s never about the ‘one’ … Read More

Squash Monsters for Dinner

When my youngest was much littler than she is now, we used to play a game in the produce aisles throughout the fall.   Every week she would select one new squash, because there are so many unique and colorful options to try that caught her eye.  It was FANTASTIC; it encouraged taste testing and trying new foods and even … Read More

Five Turkeys at my Counter

turkey handprints

There are five turkeys that reside at my counter.  Actually the five turkeys I’m referring to reside at the coutner in more ways than one & that includes moi! I love these photo’s…my flawlessly clean countertops looking so festive.  The truth?!?!?!  You remember (if you read one of my previous posts), they are actually in continuous flux…breakfast, snacks, homework, dinner … Read More

Excess Candy? Left Over’s? Bake JUNK COOKIES!

Here it comes – Halloween.  The kids are excited about their costumes and even more, the candy!   It’s funny how the kids just LOVEtheir candy carrying contraptions no matter what the device.  Plastic bag or fancy plastic pumpkin face, it’s the function that enamors them; to carry the prized possession of pounds of candy that they normally aren’t allowed to … Read More

Pumpkin Pizza for Dinner….easy, quick & festive!

Cheesy Bacon Pumpkin Pizza by Jodie Fitz 1pizza dough 1/2 cup turkey bacon, cooked and chopped 8 oz. Monterrey Jack Cheese (use the low fat) 1/8 cup light olive oil 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon onion salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup chopped olives Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Stir the garlic powder, onion salt and pepper together … Read More

Ghost Popping Cupcakes

My kids, like millions of others, love cupcakes.  However, two out of three of them don’t like frosting and that has forced me to get a little bit on the creative side of things.  As a result, I am always trying to find alternative toppings and fillings to share. I was very excited about sharing these boo-tiful cupcakes, as my … Read More