Fall Recipes For Kids
The crisp chill of autumn is in the air, the Harvest Moon has shown its face, and the beautiful season that is Fall is upon us, with all of the craziness that comes with it. Fall is a busy time for any family, especially ones with kids, thanks to the start of the new school year, Halloween costumes and parties, Thanksgiving dinner, family visiting, decorating for the season, and holiday shopping.
Cooking and baking for this time of year is in full swing, and there are thousands of recipes all over the ‘Net that work just perfectly for Mom to squeeze into her busy life. With the school routine pretty well established by now, moms also have to start thinking about school functions and parties that recognize some of the holidays that occur this time of year.
Kids have a great eye for color and style, and with a few seasonal touches these recipes can become the highlight of any classroom party or family dinner. They can all be easily doubled or tripled for more guests, and your kids will have a great time making and decorating these treats.
Here are a few recipes that you and your kids can quickly and easily put together to make your season more memorable.
These cute little treats are as simple as sugar cookies to make, and the easy decorating is great for little fingers. They are also non holiday specific, so they are great for classroom treats where you might be uncomfortable serving something more orthodox. If you find green candy leather hard to come by you can use Green Fruit Rollup, or, for the more advanced Mommy/Chef, green colored fondant.
If youre looking for an adorable snack that will impress every kid in the class, these cute little Spider cupcakes will definitely do the trick. Easily customizable and perfect for a batch of store bought cupcakes, you can whip these up in no time and still make it to soccer practice the night before the party. Try different types of candy and frosting for different effects, let your kids be as creative as they want, and serve them up with pride.
This messy and fun-to-eat cake is perfect for a smaller get together, like a Halloween party or family picnic, and I’ve never seen a kid turn down the opportunity to eat a little dirt. This recipe can also be served in individual dishes, like foil cupcake wrappers, for classrooms or take home snacks. Go wild with this one, turn it into a spooky cemetery with gray frosted vanilla wafers, or load up on gummy worms, candied grasshoppers, and chocolate sprinkle ants to please the little insect lover in your life. You can even use yellow cake mix, Golden Oreos, and buttercream frosting to give it a “beachy” theme for those end of the summer celebrations.
So you’re a little nervous for your kids’ teacher, because everyone is sending their kids to school with a big plate of sugary stuff… and you know all too well the chaos induced by a binge of cookies, cupcakes, and candy. These neat little snacks are perfect for the healthier side of dessert, made of yummy dried fruit, and you can frost them with a tasty cream-cheese spread if you’d like. You get an A+ and eternal gratitude from the teacher for this nifty snack.
Its not fall without this classic treat, and the kid-friendly experts at NickJr give you an easy and fun recipe that you and even your littlest helper can make. Just be sure to watch out when using hot caramel, and cover your working surfaces with wax paper to prevent a huge mess. Enjoy, and don’t forget to lick the spoon!
Microwave Apple Crisp
Even the most experienced mom can have a tough morning, and when the chill is in the air you need something quick and tasty to warm you up before a big day. Problem is, kids quickly get tired of the same old instant oatmeal or grits. This apple crisp is wholesome, filling, and so easy to make, you don’t even need your oven!
So you’ve made a practice Turkey to get ready for the big day… now what to do with all of those leftovers? You can easily send them to school in your kids lunchboxes with this finger food favorite. Crunchy sesame sticks and tasty turkey sliced very thin are perfect for little hands, and you can throw in a packet or two of honey mustard or mayonnaise to dip in. This is a healthy and nutritious snack that will please any picky eater.
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Funny Face Decorating Book
Learn all about the art of cake and cupcake decoration, and let your creativity guide you by experimenting with different and unique types of candies. Cooking.com offers this great book that will enhance any baker’s kitchen, and the big pictures and fun subject matter will be so much fun for your kids.
Cooking for Kids
Was your child’s first word, “Bam!” ? Do you find that instead of Nickelodeon they would rather watch the Food Network? Does every morning begin with a pancake battle of the mini-Iron Chefs? You might have a little chef on your hands, and what better way to cultivate that talent than with kid friendly recipes from William Sonoma. This collection of snacks, treats, and even full meals is perfect for younger kids as they learn there way around a kitchen. Just remember to always supervise when cutting with a scissors or sharp knife, or using a hot stove or oven. You could have your own Food Network Star in no time!
Make the most out of your Fall season, and let the blessings of close friends and family bring you together in the warmth of your home.