Easy Recipes

Easy Recipes
Dec19

Kids Cooking | Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

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Kids Cooking | Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

gingerbread house

How to Make Gingerbread Ornaments, Cookies & Houses

One amazing winter tradition is making gingerbread with your friends and family. You can make gingerbread cookies, gingerbread houses and more. Depending on what you want to do you can make gingerbread that is great for eating, or make structural gingerbread which will make your gingerbread house last for a long time in a nice dry environment. When you make your gingerbread make sure to bring along your fun loving and creative spirit and you will be sure to have an amazing gingerbread experience.

Nov12

Recipes | Thanksgiving Recipes

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Recipes | Thanksgiving Recipes

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes for KidsCooking is a wonderful activity for families during Thanksgiving. My family always spends the majority of Thanksgiving day cooking. Here are a few recipes that are great for children to take the lead on and participate in the family cooking tradition.
Jan07

Easy Fun Recipes for Camping Kids

Categories // Easy Recipes

The kid in your life will love these easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly camping recipes..  These are super simple and fun to prepare - perfect for even the the littlest camp cooks in your family.  These are perfect for your next camping trip, cook-out, or even for a fun-filled winter evening at home. 
 
Tomato Potato Soup (say that 3 times fast - guaranteed to get the whole gang laughing)
Yummy Mac and Cheese (the kind that IS NOT from a box!) 
 
Jan07

Pooh-Bear Sandwiches

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Pooh-Bear Sandwiches


Ingredients
Graham crackers
Peanut butter
Honey

In a bowl, mix together peanut butter and honey until your mixture is smooth and easy to spread.  Spread it onto a square of graham crackers and place another square on top to make a sandwich.
Jan07

Tomato Potato Soup

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Tomato Potato Soup


Ingredients
Tomato soup mix or concentrate
Two large potatoes
1 can corn
pepper and other spices

Start by peeling the potatoes and cutting them into cubes.  Prepare the tomato soup by following the directions.  Add the potato cubes right away and cook the soup, simmering gently, until the potatoes are soft.  Serve with pepper.
Jan07

Individual Mini Pizzas

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Individual Mini Pizzas


Ingredients
English muffins
1 jar pizza sauce
shredded mozzarella cheese
garlic salt
toppings (black olives, pepperoni, sausage, pineapple, peppers, sun-dried tomatoes)

Spread your muffin with a spoonful or two of pizza sauce and sprinkle on the cheese.  Using a spatula, place it on a grill or in a pan over a hot fire.  When the cheese starts to melt, add your toppings and sprinkle on some garlic salt.  The pizza is ready when the cheese is completely melted.
Aug08

Orange Half Muffins

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Orange Half Muffins


Ingredients
oranges
instant muffin mix (your favorite flavor)
tin foil

Cut an orange in half and scoop out the insides. Using a spoon, put prepared muffin mix in one half of the orange. Put the other half back on the orange and wrap foil around the whole thing. Put in hot coals to bake the muffin inside of the orange shell. Enjoy your orange-flavored muffin!
Jan28

How to Make Caramel Apples

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A fun and delicious recipe for a family favorite treat - caramel apples

One way to enjoy the delicious flavors of apples and caramel while also enjoying a fun activity is to make some caramel apples. Caramel apples are simply apples on a stick, dipped in caramel. They are easy and fun to make, and delicious to eat. Get a few of your friends together, and with some adult help and supervision and have a great time making and eating caramel apples.

Jul13

Kids Cooking | Sugaring Flowers

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Learn How to Make Sugared Flowers - Yes you can eat them!

Summertime is a great opportunity to practice some new flower crafts. It's amazing how many different crafts use fresh flowers. You can press flowers, but if you have access to edible flowers, you can enjoy a much sweeter flower craft. Sugaring flowers is a simple, delicious, and fun way to preserve and enjoy edible flowers. Once you have perfected your skills, you can use them to decorate delicious cakes and other food items.

Jan07

Nutty Monkey Fruit Salad

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Nutty Monkey Fruit Salad


Ingredients
Apples
Oranges
Bananas
Shredded coconut
Grapes

Cut the apples, oranges, and bananas into bite-sized pieces.  Peel the apples if you like and discard the cores and other tough areas.  Combine in a large bowl. Add the grapes and stir in 1/4 to a 1/2 cup of shredded coconut.
Jan07

Ants on a Log

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Ants on a Log


Ingredients
Celery stalks
Peanut butter
Raisins or chocolate chips

Wash the celery stalks and cut them into two or three-inch long segments.  Spread with peanut butter and dot each one with black or golden raisins (the “ants”) or chocolate chips.  This is a yummy and filling snack!
Jan07

Yummy Mac and Cheese

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Yummy Mac and Cheese

Ingredients
5 cups cooked elbow macaroni (8 ounces raw)
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
pepper to taste

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir flour into the butter until the mixture is smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring continuously until the mixture thickens.  Add the cheese and keep on the heat, stirring until the cheese is completely melted. In an 8x10-inch baking dish, alternate layers of macaroni and cheese sauce. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Serves 6.
Aug08

Pizza Mountain Pie

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Pizza Mountain Pie


Ingredients
two pieces of bread
pizza sauce
mozzarella cheese
pizza toppings
Over-the-fire sandwich iron

Butter each piece of bread on one side. Place one piece of bread in one half of the sandwich iron with the buttered side out. Place the sauce, cheese, and other goodies in the middle of the bread and place the second piece of bread over the top, buttered side out. Now clamp the cooker together and lock it. Place the sandwich iron in the hot coals and rotate when you think one side is done.

If you'd rather have a different treat, you can change the filling in your hot sandwich.  Try using ham and cheese to make a hot Ham and Cheese Mountain Pie. Jam or jelly makes an amazing fruit pie.  You can also put peanut butter, marshmallow (cut up in pieces or whole), and a section of a Hershey Bar for a tasty dessert.
Aug08

Dough Boys

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Dough Boys


(These old-fashioned treats can be made as a biscuit-like side dish, as a main course, or as dessert.)

Ingredients
hot dog (for a main course), butter (for a side dish), or jelly (for a dessert)
biscuit mix
water

Make up the biscuit dough mix according to the directions on the box or a recipe. 

For a side dish or dessert dough boy, peel the end of a stick and wrap the dough around the peeled end.  Toast the dough over the coals until it's golden brown and cooked all the way through.  Slide it off the stick and fill the cavity with butter or jelly.  Enjoy!

For a main course, peel the end of a stick and skewer a hot dog on it the long way.  Wrap the dough around the hot dog.  Be careful not to put too much dough on or your hot dog will not cook. Toast it over the coals until it's golden brown and cooked all the way through. Enjoy it with ketchup or mustard.