Crispy Rice Easter Egg Treats

Crispy Rice Easter Treats

Last week we made edible play dough out of a favorite Easter candy which got me to thinking that they could be a fun substitution for crispy rice treats! One of our very favorite sponsors is back with us today with the basic recipe I am adapting.  It is Imperial Sugar…yum!  You can find all […]

easy lasagna recipe

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This very easy lasagna recipe was so yummy that I didn’t even get a picture of the finished dish before we ate it! But let’s get started at the very beginning. This recipe for Beef, Arugula and Spinach Lasagna was suggested to me as part of a sponsored program through the Texas Beef Council.  My family […]

{Yummy} Very Good Chance of Meatballs Sandwich Recipe

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In celebration of the video release of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital, Kids Activities Blog is thrilled to be working to get the word out! We thought an event like this deserved something special.  And since creating food to drop from the sky was out of our […]

Kinda Lemon Pancake Recipe {for Dinner}

Yummy Lemon Pancakes Recipe

We eat breakfast for dinner around here frequently. I am just a breakfast girl. I think it might be genetic because the boys seem to favor the first meal of the day as well.  The cool thing is that if you make extra for dinner, you can have the left-overs for breakfast the next day…see […]

Breakfast Cookies – Yep!

Breakfast Cookies

Here at Kids Activities Blog, we are big eaters of breakfast for dinner. *don’t judge* So, why not mix it up a little with cookies for breakfast? We are just a wild and crazy bunch. This recipe is from my grandmother who didn’t like many sweets.  It was one of the rare desserts she made […]

Easy Peasy Sweet Roll Recipe & BIG Giveaway

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I love sweet rolls.  A good sweet roll can literally change the course of a day! Today I am sharing my family’s go-to sweet roll recipe and at the end of this post is a giveaway that can change the course of YOUR day! We have teamed up with some other bloggers to giveaway three […]

12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

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Oh pumpkin, how I love thee! I am always searching for healthy pumpkin recipes. It’s always my goal this time of year to NOT put on dreaded Holiday weight eating all the yummies we are surrounded by.   Healthy Pumpkin Recipes I have put together this roundup of several healthy pumpkin recipes for you to […]

2 Minute Hot Chocolate Cake Recipe

hot chocolate cake recipe - takes only 2 min to make!

My mother surprised me with a handcrafted tea set from Poland. I have teacups from around the world, this was such a special gift to me and my girls! What a better way to celebrate a warm afternoon (love Texas weather) than by having a hot chocolate party to christen in our tea set, together. […]

Curb Your Coffee Shop Habit: Favorite Homemade Latte Recipes

Homemade Latte Recipes

I’ll confess. I have a latte habit. However, I don’t have a coffee shop latte budget. So I’ve taken to making homemade lattes. Whether you like seasonal lattes, coffee lattes, or even tea lattes, they are super simple to make at home. There is no special equipment required. However, if you enjoy your lattes at […]

{Oh So Yummy} Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

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This peanut butter smoothie recipe has become my 7 y/o’s favorite snack.  In fact, we just made another batch not more than 25 minutes ago!   Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe This is really simple, hardly a recipe at all…but aren’t those the BEST? This will make two good-size servings: 3 cups of frozen soy milk […]

Grandma’s Meatless Ball Recipe {One of My Favorites}

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I come from several generations of vegetarians.  Until the last15 years that was REALLY weird. Yep, I was the teenage girl at Wendy’s ordering a burger without the burger. Even though my family and I do eat meat, nostalgic comfort food remains meatless for me.  Today I am sharing one of my very favorite recipes. […]

Fresh Tomato & Mozzarella Salad {What I Eat All Summer}

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I don’t cook very well, but I love eating well.  That is one of the reasons I am a bit obsessed with finding the EASIEST way to make yummy foods. So easy that it is almost embarrassing to call it a recipe. This is one of those things.  I eat it almost daily all summer […]

Peanut Butter, Grape and Dark Chocolate Snack Bites

Everyone will fall in love with these sweet bites! Loaded with good-for-you ingredients like dark chocolate, peanut butter, Welch’s 100% Grape Juice made with Concord grapes, oats and flax seed, these bites are a perfect snack,a tiny indulgence or even a quick, on-the-go breakfast.  I created this recipe specifically using ingredients I had on hand […]

3 Great Appetizers to Wow Your Guests

Looking for an easy appetizer for a party? Here are my top three favorite recipes that always get the most compliments. Enjoy! Baked Brie (Looks difficult, but is super easy!) Antipasto Bake (You might eat this entire pan yourself… yes, it’s that good!) Hot Wings Chicken Dip (Men love this!)

{Recipe} 12 Dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies

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We love homemade Christmas gifts and this recipe for chocolate chip cookies.  Every year we try to make a plate of cookies for neighbors. This year we created a cookie tub – made from the same spread container we used to help make our batch.  Thank you Country Crock for inspiring this activity and for […]

Fudge, Fudge, Fudge!! {Yummy}

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Just the word fudge makes me hyperventilate: fudge, fudge, fudge! We love chocolate at Kids Activities Blog and fudge is the chocolate of all chocolates! Fudge Fudge Fudge My family loves sweets during the holidays.(Actually we love them all year around! ) There are certain sweets that we made only once a year during the […]

{Kid-Made} Chocolate Factory

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It’s a kid chocolate factory day!  This morning we had a kid-made fudgy batch of fudge.  There isn’t a recipe more loved at Kids Activities Blog than one that involves chocolate so let’s bring it on! I’ve heard it said that some people don’t have a sweet tooth, but they’re certainly not members of my […]

Quick Meal Ideas

Aunt Peggy’s Quick Meal Ideas I wish everyone had an Aunt Peggy!  She’s my mom’s youngest sister.  She was always the first one down on the floor with all the kids, a huge sheet of paper and a bazillion crayons!  She’s the one who knows the perfect amount of dish soap to make just the right slip n’ […]

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

homemade peanut butter cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups I love to cook and bake as much as possible, and I love that Rory enjoys doing it with me!  The only problem… is that it’s hard to bake with a toddler. I have quickly learned that Rory is just like her mom and her aunts; she loves to pick at […]

easy oatmeal

How to make oatmeal has become an art form at my house. Every morning I make Quaker Oatmeal for breakfast. Every morning. I like the REAL Old Fashioned Oats…none of the quick stuff for me. Years of oatmeal making have been efficiency-ized to the point where it is now a few simple steps that takes […]

Avocado Summer Salad

My family was invited to a Memorial Day b-b-que and it was there that I had the pleasure of eating one of the best salads I’ve ever tasted.  And I’m totally not exagerating- it was that good! When I asked my friend to email me the recipe she emailed me back an ingredient list.  No […]

Gazpacho Recipe

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Gazpacho is the perfect no cook soup. This Gazpacho recipe is served cold, so you don’t have to heat up your kitchen making it. Plus, gazpacho is an excellent thing to make to use up the leftovers tomatoes from your garden! I’ve tried a couple different gazpacho recipes, but this particular one is my VERY favorite.  […]

Easy Snack/Dessert for Kids

blueberry and banana smoothie

This is hands down my kids favorite snack, dessert or meal drink. Mom, can you make us a smoothie? YES! This is what I do… Basic Fruit and Yogurt Shake Recipe 1 cup of vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup of milk {may need more if the yogurt is thick} 3 bananas 1/2 – 1 cup of […]

Ham and Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Cooking for a crowd? This yummy ham and egg breakfast casserole recipe is super quick and easy to make. This breakfast casserole is simple enough for teenagers to tackle on their own, and fun enough to involve little ones as well. Ham and Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe Ingredients: 1 can (8oz) refrigerated crescent rolls 1 pkg […]

Let’s Make a Fruit Mural

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Drawing and painting pictures is something that is ongoing at my house.  There is art on every table in various stages of genius. I thought it would be fun to harness that creativity with a new medium. Fruit! We created cookie sheet size edible works of art.  They were as delicious as they were fun […]

Hardtack Recipe

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As part of our American History lesson a few weeks ago, we visited the Texas Civil War Museum.  One of the things that impressed my kids more than anything was that there were hardtack {and sea biscuits} in the display cases FROM THE CIVIL WAR. Yes, this food was so non-perishable that it has lasted […]

salad for dinner?

Yes. Salad IS for dinner.  Especially when it packs a nutritional punch. Today we are looking at three salad recipes that can do that trick. Beef Tenderloin, Cranberry and Pear Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing This salad SOUNDS so delicious that when given the chance, 7/10 bloggers make it! The recipe is super simple and […]

the pan that came with the oven

There is a pan that comes with the oven. I first noticed it in our first apartment together.  We were moving wedding gifts and my furniture in.  I opened the oven and said, “someone left a pan in the oven”.  My dear husband rolled his eyes {behind my back…we were newlyweds afterall} and replied that […]

supper ideas

Let’s chat about realistic, healthy suppers that the whole family will eat. I have this little problem that most of the time I don’t cook.  And then when I do, it is met with {at best} a lukewarm response which is a bit discouraging.  It is a goal of mine this year to create a […]

beef bolognese with porcini mushrooms

I cooked again…so ya know I will want to share! This is one of those recipes that I have been looking for.  It is family-friendly and a bit out of the ordinary for us.  The complete bonus is that it is healthy. Whew.  That is a lot for one dish to do.  It is taken […]