Mommy discovered this little trick last year: if you cut into a bell pepper, you may find a Mickey Mouse! But, sometimes the shapes look like other things: a flower, a camel, Crater Lake, etc. That's the surprise! Finding the Hidden Mickey in a bell pepper!
I had a recipe book for kids when I was young. I have since lost that book but I remember this recipe well as it was one of my favorites. For kids too young to use a knife they can just use a plastic apple corer and then stuff the toppings inside the apple.
Although there are several recipes for Cajun flavored popcorn posted, this fiery blend has a unique combination of spices. Use this on your favorite popcorn popped in a microwave, on the stove or using popcorn popper. You will need a little moisture to get the spices to adhere, the choice (butter, margarine or a low calorie butter substitute) is yours. Store the spice in a air-tight container as you would other spice blends.
It's just not fair for kids who hate some of those "adult" appetizers that have fancy stuff on them like olives and Brie and other stuff they've never tasted or even heard of. This will suit their taste buds and even be "fancy" enough to make them feel all grown up. It's cheap and easy enough for Mom to throw together for play dates or when a friend drops by with their kids in tow. Also easy enough to substitute diabetic jam for a sweet treat for those who have to go sugarless.
My children and their friends ask for my homemade popsicles morning, noon and night. I never turn them down; who am I to tell them that they are good for them! For variety I substitute different flavours of frozen juice - grape, fruit punch, tropical etc.
You will have a hard time believing that this frozen treat is not really ice cream, but is a good-for-you all fruit dessert. I serve this to the kids in the family and they love to build their own sundaes. It melt fast, so serve it right away or stick it in the freezer.
Peanut-butter-cup flavor in a protein- and vitamin-packed bonbon
This chocolaty take on classic milk-and-honey balls is a dead ringer for peanut-butter cups. Made with natural, creamy peanut butter and vitamin-enriched Ovaltine, these nibbles will stay on your easy-to-make snack list all year around.
I just discovered Kiwi and bananas go together very well. This is pretty versatile-the banana can be adjusted for how thick you like your shakes. I'm still experimenting, so let me know how to improve this.
I love sharing these two ingredient recipes, though this one may sound a little odd. I must admit when I heard a chef on TV say that freshly ground black pepper on sweet cantaloupe is exceptional, I was thinking more like- bizarre! But once you taste this, especially you cantaloupe lovers, you may never eat it any other way.