Strawberry Rocky Road
Strawberry Rocky Road is one of my favorite desserts as a kid...ok, I still really like it! I remember my mom making angel food cake from scratch so many times. Baking it in the oven and then flipping it over on top of an empty glass soda bottle that was kept under the kitchen sink for this purpose only-according to my recollection. When it was cooled for some reason mom always carefully broke off the more browned crunchy parts and passed those out to eat before dessert time. Those crunchy ...
Coconut Macaroons are one of my favorite occasional treats. The coconut is toasted on the outside making a crunchy crust while the inside is still soft and chewy. This recipe has only 5 ingredients, including sweetened condensed milk, which you probably already have in your pantry. Coconut macaroons is truly an easy recipe.
Just a few tips:
I like to use a small cookie scoop to help shape the cookies.
Silpat or parchment will both work fine for the cookies to slide ...
Kids Valentines – Bow Tie
Kids valentines is only one thing that makes Valentine's Day in elementary school something kids look forward to each February. Special school activities and parties are planned and classroom valentines are given out to all the classmates. This Bow Tie Kids Valentines has a hidden treat in the middle! Boys and girls will love receiving these and your kids will love making these valentine crafts.
Bow Tie Kids Valentines
This is my oldest daughters last year in elementary school and ...
Hair Ties Valentine
This hair ties valentine idea for kids (and adults) are cute, cheap and easy. Use the printable then add a DIY no crease hair tie. It is a great Valentine's day idea for friends and family. Looking for a fun no candy option? This is it! Check out more easy crafts and Valentine's Day ideas.
Hair Ties Valentine
Do you ever get tired of too much candy for each holiday? This valentine is useful and practical plus it gets your girls crafting. My kids love to give something they ...
Valentine Jello Hearts
Valentine Jello Hearts is a kid friendly dessert. If your family is anything like mine Valentine's Day dinner is special. We either have their favorite easy recipes or try some new recipes. There are so many great red and pink desserts and heart shaped treats. We always have heart pancakes for breakfast because hearts must be abundant on this special day.
Valentine Jello Hearts
This Valentine's Day recipe is simple enough kids will have fun assisting and showing off their creation. Now ...
Valentine’s Day Punch
Don't forget a special Valentine's Day Punch to go along with your Valentine's Day meal. This red drink needs to be put together the night before to freeze. An hour before your special dinner thaw the frozen part and then combine it with soda.
Valentine's Day Punch
The red color makes this a fun valentine's day punch. It actually is a slushy punch. Part of the recipe is combined the night before and then frozen. The trick is to allow the frozen part to thaw just enough to make a slush ...
Love Bug Valentine Crafts
Love bug valentine crafts is a perfect Valentine's Day gift for kids or for a family member. My kids love holidays! They love decorating the house and they love doing things for each other almost more then receiving presents themselves.
This love bug valentine crafts is cheap and easy. For the past couple of years Walmart has had the same heart chocolate boxes for $1. I love taking an inexpensive item and adding something to make it better or more personal. These valentines for kids will let ...
Fudge is great for any occasion according to my family. Peppermint Fudge is an easy recipe perfect for Valentine's Day. It is a festive pink color and quick to make when you are busy with other Valentine's preparations. It can be made early in the morning or even a couple days ahead. Package some up in a small box to send with your family members to school or work for a special treat.
Chocolate Filled Strawberries is another easy recipe like Peppermint Fudge perfect for Valentine's Day. If ...
3 Ingredient Strawberry Ice cream
Growing up I remember the sound the ice cream maker made sitting in the bathtub while churning. I remember the sound it makes when it is almost done. My dad continues to make good homemade ice cream at some family dinners. I occasionally still hear that sound. I do not have an ice cream maker. Perhaps one day I will aquire one myself.
This strawberry ice cream is very strawberry! When it is strawberry season this recipe is easy to whip up but it does take some time to set up. It is ...
Kendama Classroom Valentine
At my kids school Kendama's are a hit! They are constantly talking about different styles we could buy and different tricks. Some kids play with it so much some teachers have had to take away these toys during class time! We thought it would be fun to make a Kendama Classroom Valentine.
hot glue gun
These are pretty simple to make. Aluminum foil is easy to wrap and mold ...
Valentine Advent Calendar – Scratch Off Style
Sometimes my kids need a little extra push to do something nice for their family members. We still have up our easy crafts love tree and that is working well. But I have discovered sometimes they like doing nice things for the same person over and over. My kids absolutely love advent calendars so why not create a Valentine Advent Calendar. Any way to countdown to their fun activity or holiday is very exciting. We have our countdown plaque which is fun to use with candy. The Valentine ...
Free Printable Tags: A Treat For Your Feet
Gifts are fun when they remind us of something else. When my Little Chefs were making their lists for Christmas one of them wanted to get mini tootsie rolls for our Little Man because he really likes them. I was quite impressed that she took the time to think about what each sibling liked. She came up with some very unique ideas. You do not need to like tootsie rolls to use these free printable tags.
pair of socks
DOH You Want To Be My Valentine Printable
Do you remember the super soft playdough we previously shared for Valentine's Day? We showed a picture with a tag that said Doh you want to be my Valentine. I have created a printable for you so you don't need to make your own tag. We know that kids of all ages love to play with play doh. We had a party here with a lot of family members and kids ranging from college age to babies. The 4 year olds started playing first but by the end of the night it was a huge mess even though everyone had ...
Valentine’s Day Love Tree
We love celebrating holidays in our home. In fact, we love celebrating holidays for weeks prior to the actual holiday. This year we have created a valentines day love tree. We create the leaves on the tree by doing nice things for each other.
The first thing we did was find a wall that was empty and big. Next, we bought some brown butcher paper and made a tree trunk with a few branches. It doesn't seem like much but it will in a couple weeks!
The girls helped me cut out a bunch ...
Printable Valentines Day Cards – You’re The BALM!
It seems that most holiday's are filled with a lot of yummy food. Sometimes we get tired of the food and want something just a little different. This year I was able to get a bunch of lip balm on clearance after christmas. It seems like we go through that stuff like crazy. Either my "little man" is using it and ruining it or it is left in a pants pocket and goes through the wash! Let's create fun printable valentines day cards that say "You're the BALM!"
Printable Valentine's - ...
7 DeliciousValentine’s Day Chocolate Recipes
Valentine's Day has a lot to do with chocolate. We thought we'd share some of our favorite chocolate recipes. These are easy recipes and you might even have all the ingredients in your pantry already. If you need a quick chocolate dessert we have one sure to fit your needs.
Chocolate Filled Strawberries
Too Much Chocolate Cake with Satiny Glaze
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake
German Chocolate Cake
Oreo White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Bundt Cake
Simple Chocolate ...
Chocolate Filled Strawberries
For Valentine's Day we have a yummy tradition that the Little Chefs help make, EAT and share chocolate covered strawberries. This year, however, we decided to mix things up a bit and try a new take on the delicious chocolate dipped strawberry....to turn it inside out and have the chocolate on the inside, Chocolate Filled Strawberries! We thought of this idea after making our Cream Filled Strawberries.
We first had to think of a way to get the strawberries to stand up, and to be able to ...
Stitched Heart Garland
I made this super cute Stitched Heart Garland with my girls because it is an easy craft for our Valentine's Day decor and for one more very important purpose.
This craft has two objectives:
Valentine's Day is coming soon and my Little Chefs LOVE holidays! They love the food, the surprise, and especially love decorating! They find any boxes of decorations that I have and decorate the house themselves. If I do not have enough to make our home or their rooms festive enough they MAKE ...