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Tuesday
May192015

Jell-O Rain, Marshmallow Fluff Clouds, and Marshmallow Rainbows~ Birthday Party Ideas

Hello!  Today, we are going to share with you a fun idea that is easy for the kids to help make!  The Marshmallow Rainbows have a lot of wow-factor and the kids LOVE to make and eat them!  YOU CAN WATCH US IN ACTION MAKING THESE OVER ON OUR YOU TUBE CHANNEL (we would love for you to subscribe to our channel, too!!).

To make this treat, you will need...

Blue Jell-O to make into "rain",

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue,colors of Jell-O powder,

Marshmallow Fluff

Mini Marshmallows

Water

Clear Cups

Ziploc Bags (snack size)

Skewers or Cake Wire

Sprinkles (optional)

 

1.  Make blue Jell-O according to the directions on the box.  Divide into individual, clear cups.  While the Jell-O is setting, it is a great time to make the Marshmallow Rainbows!

2.  MARSHMALLOW RAINBOWS- these are fun and easy!! You will need...

Jell-O Powder in all the colors of the rainbow each color poured separately into Ziplocs bags. (We made purple by mixing red and blue.)

Mini Marshmallows

Bowl of Water for dipping marshmallows

Ziploc Baggies

Spoon

Skewers (easiest) or Cake Wire (to shape the cake wire like a rainbow, an adult will have to cut the wire and bend it like an arc to fit the bowl or cup that you use.) 

You will need to first pour the marshmallows in the water and stir to get marshmallows wet.

Spoon the marshmallows into the first color of Jell-O powder that you want to make.  Close the bag tightly and shake to coat the marshmallow.  Tip- don't spoon water into the bag- use a slotted spoon if that helps!

Take colored marshmallows out of the bag and place on waxed paper to let dry for about 2 hours

Repeat with each color.

When marshmallows are coated and dried, assemble them on the skewer or cake wire in the colors of the rainbow.


3.  When the blue Jell-O is set in the cups or bowls, add a dollop of Marshmallow Fluff for the cloud.

4.  Place Marshmallow Rainbow over the top of the cloud.  If you use a cake wire, gently slide the rainbow down the sides of the cup.  Be careful not to let it pop out on you!  Flying rainbows make for big laughs, though, that is for sure!  An adult should help with this part to be safest.   

ENJOY!!  It really is a perfect way to brighten any day!!  We love these for rainy days!

Friday
May012015

Flower Cookies for Mother's Day or Any Day!

Hello Friends,

 I hope you are all doing well!  My blog has been on "pause" for  awhile mainly due to time contraints.  I am hoping to be back here a little more often and to bring you a few new things along the way.  My kids and I have been playing around with the idea of doing a video for you all.  I must admit, we can only improve from here!! We laugh at our first attempt, but you have to start somewhere...

 We make these marshmallow flowers every year in different versions.  I used to have my classes make these for their moms on Mother's Day (we would invite the moms to a Mother's Day Tea) when I taught school.  They have been a big hit for so many years, and so we thought we would start with something "tried and true" to bring you our first ever video.  Remember, we can only get better from here!! :)  It has been fun and funny to make the video- the kids love the bloopers at the end.  We hope you learn a little something that you can use- and we hope that your kids can learn from it, too!  We would love for it to be a video that they can follow along with and make something fun with minimal help from their parents.  Here goes...please watch our video below (and you can be our very first subscriber- we have 0!)...

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Flower Cookies- Quick and Easy
You will need…
Sugar Cookies
Marshmallows
Skittles (or other round candy)
Sprinkles
White Icing
Food Coloring
1.  Combine the white icing with one or two drops of food coloring to make the colors that you want.  Make in small batches.
2.  Spread the icing on a sugar cookie.
3.  Use kitchen scissors (adults only) and cut a marshmallow into five "petals".
4.  Put marshmallow petals on the icing on the cookie.
5.  Add a candy center.
6.  Sprinkle sprinkles on marshmallow petals
7.  Serve and enjoy!

 

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Tuesday
Jul152014

LEMON CREAM PIE

TODAY WE ARE WELCOMING SHAUNA KRANTZ, OF CUPCAKE WITH CHARACTER, BACK WITH US TO SHARE ANOTHER FAMILY FAVORITE RECIPE.  SHAUNA MADE THIS LEMON CREAM PIE FOR HER HUSBAND ON FATHER'S DAY, AND NOW SHE IS SHARING IT WITH US!  Thank you for adding a little extra sweetness to summer for us, Shauna!

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Monday
Jun162014

BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP CUPCAKES

Yum!!  Isn't it great to have a recipe on-hand to use when those bananas that get ripe too quickly?  We love to freeze them and use them for smoothies~ and now, here is another great and delicious idea!  SHAUNA KRANTZ. of CUPCAKE WITH CHARACTER, is back again this week with another fabulous guest blogging post for us!  I love seeing what Shauna sends over for us~ and these CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA CUPCAKES are definitely on my list to make with my kids this summer!  They would also be perfect birthday party ideas for food at a Monkey or Curious George themed party!

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Thursday
Jun052014

A (BERRY SWEET) GRADUATION TREAT

Sweet and Simple!  Whip up a fun and easy surprise for your little graduates to enjoy before (or after) they head off to walk on stage to receive their diplomas!  Preschool and kindergarten graduations are that much sweeter with this little berry served-up celebration style!

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