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Snacks celebrating the number 100

Melissa Bastow

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Snacks celebrating the number 100

We took this snack to school on the 100the day of school, but it would be great anytime you want to highlight the number 100 in a yummy and fun way.  Our snacks were: 100 Skittles, 100 green grapes, 100 purple grapes and 100 curly herb breadsticks (recipe found here). I had the glass containers just hanging around, but I had to make the big box -it's one of those massive goldfish cracker boxes with the top cut off.  I just covered the outside in scrapbook paper.  It was amazingly easy and the kids thought it was fab. Then I...


things of Pinterest: snowflakes

Melissa Bastow

Tags inspiration, recipes

things of Pinterest: snowflakes

It's winter.  That's pretty much all that's going on now that the holidays are over.  And so, blech, winter.  But snow can be fun, I guess if you try really hard.  Personally, I think snow is evil, but that's no reason not to do some snow-y crafts - ideas thanks to the awesome that is Pinterest. http://deliacreates.blogspot.com/2011/01/snowman-pizza-and-dough-recipe.html We've already tried a snowman pizza like this.  I even took pictures, but then my dough went into super rise mode and it ended up being a very blobby/fluffy/crazy snowman, so you won't be seeing those pictures.  The kids really liked eating it...


Apple Party Recipes

Melissa Bastow

Tags inspiration, recipes, snacks

If you're having a party themed around apples then you better be serving some tasty apple-y foods.  Here are three suggestions for easy, healthy, and fun apple recipes. Mini Caramel Apples You can get the recipe and instructions for these mini caramel apples on the Disney Family Fun website.  They're great because everyone loves caramel apples, but who wants to make 30 full sized apples?  Not to mention, how many people can eat a big caramel apple in one sitting when other yummy goodies are to be had? I made these for a kindergarten party once and my only suggestion...


Apple Party Printables: Cupcakes

Melissa Bastow

Tags back to school, birthdays, printables, recipes

Apple Party Printables: Cupcakes

Pretty soon it will be harvest season and what better way to celebrate than with an apple themed party? First I think you should find a local apple orchard and take your family harvesting.  It's lots of fun to pick the apples together, plus you can get a lot for a killer deal.  And it helps local farmers, which is always awesome. Once you have all your apples, you can throw the sweetest apple party ever!  These party printables include three cupcake wrappers, twelve 2.5" circles, and a page of mini flags. Check back later this week to get more...


Things of Pinterest: Dessert

Melissa Bastow

Tags inspiration, recipes

Things of Pinterest: Dessert

I'm trying to force myself to be on a diet.  Pretty much, I'm starving.  So what else would pinterest tempt with than super delicious looking desserts?  It's torture, I tell you, TORTURE. http://www.kwestiasmaku.com/desery/torty/tort_pina_colada/przepis.html Pina colada cake?  Yes, please.  I think I'm getting fatter just looking at this picture.  You will need to use a translating program to get this recipe in English (unless you can read recipes in Polish, in which case good for you!) http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2012/07/no-bake-peanut-butter-chocolate-bars.html  Dear no bake peanut butter chocolate bars, why oh why can't you be low fat, low calorie, sugar free, and still delicious?  WHY?! http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/2012/06/red-velvet-crinkle-cookies/...