Halloween conjures up images of gobblins and skeletons and of course…..candy! We all know that too much candy is no good for our kids so this Halloween let’s give the Trick-or-Treaters a delicious, healthy snack! Pop Chips has come out with some new delicous flavors that kids (as well as parents) will love.
Pop Chips are now available in a variety of flavors including spooky tortilla nacho cheese and ghoulish salt and pepper, popchips are a huge hit with snackers of all ages as they provide a delicious snack, without the guilt!
I have tried some of these new flavors and I have to say they were great. You have a child with a sweet tooth….no problem! Pop Chips comes in delicious Sweet Potato flavor too:)
These tasty new chips are only 100 calories per single-serve bag and contain no preservatives, trans fats, fake colors or fake flavors.
This Halloween let’s try to give out kids a treat that they enjoy eating and we can feel good about giving them!
What better way to get into the Halloween spirit then to catch the new Disney movie Frankenweenie. A new 3D creation done in black and white by the creative mind of Tim Burton. This film opens this Friday, October 5th!
To get you in the SPOOKY mood try some of these fun Halloween themed recipe ideas! Enjoy and have a Spooktacular time at the movie:)
What to do with the kids when the weather is blistering hot and you just don’t want to go to the pool or beach one more time….How about a cooking class! Recently my daughter participated in a cooking class and she loved it! It was a fun, indoor activity and as an added bonus it was a drop off activity for a couple of hours. It gave me a chance to go do some errands and she had the opportunity to create some delicious treats. She made homemade pasta and cookies. The kids loved working in the kitchen and they were more than happy to eat the food that they made!
Check your local paper to find a cooking school near you….
Who doesn’t love a piece of cake! Usually cake is associated with a party or a celebration of some sort but…..a typical Thursday night is good enough reason for us. It is nice to just make a cake for no reason and fun to bake together. My daughter loves being in the kitchen with me. I am no great chef, nor do I cook very regularly, but she is willing to help and hang out with me whenever I do. Baking is really great to do with kids. There are many steps they can help with, from adding ingredients, mixing, and as you see below, putting the batter in the pans.
I can smell it baking now….the hardest part is waiting for it to cool long enough to ice! Unfortunately Lauryn will be in bed by the time this cake is done, but we promised her a piece for breakfast…along with a piece of fruit…that will balance it out, right? LOL!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and setting the table sets the mood for the day. In my house we set the table ahead of time to make sure we have everything we need. This year my daughter helped with the set up. Below is how it turned out!
How do you prepare to host a holiday at your house?
My daughter always wants to help in the kitchen and there are many times that she can be a big help! She enjoys learning to make new foods and always seems to eat the foods that she helped prepare. I will share simple recipes that have worked well for us. Not only are they easy but really quite delicious!
“Homemade” French Bread Pizza
1 Loaf Italian/French Bread
1/3 lb Cooked Crumbled Sausage
1 Jar Classico Four Cheese Tomato Sauce
1 Bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
First cut the bread the long way in half. I then had my daughter work on scooping out a lot of the bread inside. You want to leave some, but get rid of much of the soft bread.
Next spoon the Four Cheese Tomato sauce down both lengths of the bread. Then sprinkle the cooked crumbled sweet sausage along the bread. Lastly, top with the mozzarella cheese. Place the pizza bread on a baking sheet and cook for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy!