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Start of Summer Milkshakes!

It’s our final day on the farm and we can’t leave without visiting one of the most important animals on the farm — the cow! Memorial Day weekend not only marks the start of Summer, but the official end of school as well. We’re looking forward to sleeping in, extra ice cream, and (hopefully) pool time. And, since cows produce milk, which is used to make ice cream, we’re making MILKSHAKES!

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 Oreo cookies
  • Whipped cream to top!

Directions

  • Blend ice cream, milk, and cookies together in a blender until smooth.
  • Pour into 2 glasses. Top with whipped cream!

Posted by Kids Cook on Friday, May 22, 2020

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Haystack Snacks

Our trip to the farm took a little bit of a turn today, and we’re headed into the barn to visit with the horses! And what to horses love to snack on? Hay! So we’re making a easy, tasty treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup marshmallows
  • 1 cup Chow Mein Noodles
  • Wax paper

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the butter and marshmallows and microwave until melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Add noodles and stir until combined.
  • Place wax paper on a baking sheet and spoon the mixture onto the tray making little piles.
  • Let the haystacks cool and some of the stickiness will go away.

Posted by Kids Cook on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Fairy Bread

It’s time for our final stop on this week’s trip around the world. What a fun adventure we’ve had! We’ll definitely be headed off on a second trip around the world soon. Today, we’re making our final stop in the land down under — Australia. After spending the week getting dinner ready, it was definitely time for a sweeter treat and what better than the special occasion party treat in Australia: fairy bread!

Ingredients

  • White bread, trimmed of crust
  • Butter or margarine, softened
  • Colored Sprinkles

Directions

  • Spread slices of bread with butter or margarine.
  • Sprinkle with candy sprinkles.
  • Cut into triangles.
  • Arrange on serving plate.

Posted by Kids Cook on Friday, May 15, 2020

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Homemade Popsicles

We’re preparing for a warm weekend which will be full of outdoor fun and WATER! With temperatures finally hitting the 80s for a few days in a row, we’re planning to fill up our inflatable pool, play with our water table and even turn our jungle gym slide into a water slide! We need a tasty treat to enjoy and popsicles seem like the perfect choice! Use whatever combination of fruits you have on hand, add milk, water, yogurt or juice and blend. If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can easily use a plastic cup and a straw!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fruit (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • Liquid of choice (milk, water, yogurt, juice) to blend

Directions

  • Place all ingredients into a blender.
  • Turn blender on an slowly add enough liquid to mix.
  • Blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds.
  • Freeze until solid.
  • Use any extra popsicle mix for a smoothie treat!

Posted by Kids Cook on Friday, May 1, 2020

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No Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

Continuing birthday week, today we celebrate Uncle Jeff’s birthday! He requested some cookies and while the famous DoubleTree Chocolate Chip recipe was very tempting, this recipe seemed a little more palatable for a morning snack.

Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1⁄4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  • Place the butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder in a saucepan. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture comes to a boil, boil for one minute.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt. Stir until peanut butter is melted and smooth. Stir in the oats.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheets. Let sit at room temperature until cooled and hardened, about 30 minutes.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days on the counter or in the fridge.

Posted by Kids Cook on Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Geeny’s Chocolate Pie

A regular at holidays and special events, Geeny’s (as Brooklyn calls her grandma) chocolate pie is a family favorite. Occasionally, she’ll even surprise us randomly with a chocolate pie — and it’s a special treat when she does. So this year, since we can’t celebrate in person like we usually would for Mike and my birthdays, I asked Geeny if she would share her chocolate pie recipe so Brooklyn and I could make it in place of cake for Mike. I don’t think he’ll complain about the substitution this year!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz package of Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 3 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 8 oz container of Cool Whip, thawed
  • 8″ graham cracker crust

Directions

  • Heat chocolate and 2 tbsp milk in a double boiler over low heat, stirring until chocolate is melted.
  • Beat sugar into cream cheese and add remaining milk. Add in chocolate mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Fold in cool whip, blending until smooth.
  • Spoon into graham cracker crust and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

Posted by Kids Cook on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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Baked Biscuit Donuts

Ingredients

  • 1 can of Buttermilk biscuits
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter
  • Toppings of choice — cinnamon and sugar, melted chocolate, sprinkles, etc

Directions

  • Separate dough into separate biscuits.
  • Using a 1″ circle cookie cutter (or shot glass), cut a hole in the center of each biscuit.
  • Dip both sides of biscuit into melted butter. If using cinnamon and sugar as a topping dip into the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes.
  • Drizzle baked donuts with melted chocolate, glaze or sprinkles.

Posted by Kids Cook on Monday, April 13, 2020

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Chocolate “Nice” Cream

A healthy, sugar free treat, this ice cream can be made into any number of flavors. Use the bananas, salt and milk (if needed) as a base and blend or mix in your favorite flavors!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 very ripe, frozen bananas (sliced before freezing)
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • Salt (just a pinch)
  • Milk, optional if needed
  • Chocolate chips, optional

Directions

  • Start with browning bananas (or quickly brown them by piercing the skin a few times with a fork and microwaving for 1-2 minutes). Peel the bananas and cut them into slices. Freeze on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • To make the ice cream, add bananas and cocoa powder to the bowl of a food processor along with a pinch of salt. Blend until you reach soft serve texture, adding up to 4 Tbsp milk as needed.
  • Stir in chocolate chips (if using). Serve immediately, or scoop into a container and freeze for 30 minutes before serving.

Posted by Kids Cook on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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Coconut Snowballs

It’s Brooklyn’s birthday! In celebration of her special day, she has requested a Disney® Frozen® theme — so, what better treat than some snowballs for Olaf!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • Optional: chocolate chips, melted for coating.

Directions

  • Combine ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well mixed and the mixture sticks together.
  • Roll into 1″ balls.
  • Roll in additional coconut to look like snowballs
  • Chill on wax paper for at least an hour.
  • Optional: once chilled, dip into melted chocolate and let set.

Posted by Kids Cook on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients

  • 1 pint of Strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Ladyfingers, cut into four pieces (or use leftover cake, graham crackers, cookies)
  • Whipped cream

Directions

  • Slice strawberries and place in a bowl
  • Sprinkle with sugar and allow them to sit in the fridge for several hours.
  • When ready to serve, slice lady fingers into small pieces (or break up cookies/crackers)
  • Divide ladyfinger pieces into four bowls
  • Add strawberries and any accumulated juices
  • Top with whipped cream

Posted by Kids Cook on Friday, March 20, 2020

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