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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Homemade Gummies Recipes

We tried a few variations on Fruit Gummies at our house this week. We've included our top three favorites with photos and a cooking video.

Some important items you'll need beyond the normal kitchen products are unflavored gelatin and a silcone or candy mold.


4 Ingredients Gummies 

Ingredients: 

3 Tablespoons or 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Cup fruit juice

Directions: 

In a saucepan, add fruit juice and lemon juice. Bring to boil. Let the mixture cool down slightly. Stir in honey. Slowly add-in gelatin and stir slowly crushing the lumps. Pour the mixture in gummy molds and chill for at least 1 hour. 
 


 Easy Jell-O Gummies

Ingredients 

1/3 Cup cold water
1 package flavored Jell-O gelatin
3 packets unflavored gelatin

Directions: 

Mix unflavored and flavored gelatin with cold water into a saucepan.  Place over medium-low heat. Stir continuously.  When mixture blends together as a liquid. Take off heat and pour into greased silicone molds. Chill for several hours or until solid.


Homemade Fresh Strawberry Gummies 

Ingredients 

1 Cup fresh strawberries, sliced 

1/4 Cup or 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin 

1/4 Cup lemon juice 

1/3 Cup club soda 

1 Tablespoon honey 
 


Directions: 

Drop strawberries in a saucepan and add juice. Cook the strawberries over medium heat until mostly cooked and mashed. 
 Turn heat up and let the mixture come to a boil. Let boil for 5 minutes. Bring down the heat and cook stirring continuously for 10 minutes. 
 Let the mixture cool down slightly. Stir in honey. Pour mixture into a blender. 
 Blend together and add-in gelatin. Finally, pour the soda in the blender and pulse. 
 Pour the mixture in gummy molds and chill for at least 1 hour.




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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A-Z kids cooking recipes

Do you need a fun way to introduce the alphabet and cooking to kids? A theme idea like cooking with the alphabet can teach kids not only their letters but help them learn some fun cooking techniques too.

This could be a fun activity to incorporate into your school year. How about Alphabet Cooking  Friday? Where you concentrate on a letter of the week and end the week with some cooking activities inspired by that letter. We can come up with a lot of fun letter activities but here we will concentrate on A-Z cooking recipes.


Letter A Cooking Ideas

Apple recipes are a kid friendly hit or try Alfredo for dinner. You'll be surprised at how quick you can whip up some Alfredo sauce to go with your cooked noodles or broccoli.
More A ideas:
Asparagus
Avocado

Letter B Cooking Ideas

The letter B has a wealth of great recipes for kids like Broccoli, Beans or Basil Pesto . However you can go for meals like Bubble Pizza or Homemade Bowtie Pasta as well.

Letter C Cooking Ideas

Corn Chowder or Chicken Casserole are great recipes that are full of the Letter C. But don't forget any recipe with cheese, chicken, carrots, cucumber or cabbage works too.

Letter D Cooking Ideas

Dirt Cups or Dip recipes can be a fun way to focus on the Letter D. Dessert, Doughnuts and Deviled eggs can work too.

Letter E Cooking Ideas

Letter E can focus a lot on Eggs! Egg Drop Soup or simply scrambled eggs are easy recipes even young children can create. If you want to incorporate a vegetable idea try a recipe with eggplant.

Letter F Cooking Ideas

The letter F is a good way to sneak in a new fruit that perhaps your kids haven't tried- Figs. For more traditional recipes trying making a fruit salad or homemade French fries. Tie in some geography and learn more about France and French cooking.

Letter G Cooking Ideas

G is filled will lots of great vegetable ideas, green beans, garlic, green peppers and green peas. Fruits with the Letter G could include grapes, guacamole or grapefruit.

Letter H Cooking Ideas 

Letter H ideas can include anything with ham, hamburger or herbs. Some main dish ideas could be Hawaiian Haystacks or Ham Soup.

Letter I Cooking Ideas

The first thing that comes to most kids, and perhaps adults, mind for the letter I is ice cream. Trying making homemade ice cream, ice cream cake or shaved ice.

Letter J Cooking Ideas

Homemade jam or Jambalaya can be unique ideas to use with your Letter J activities.


Letter K Cooking Ideas

It's a good time to introduce kids to Kale or kiwi with the Letter K.
You can add some geography lessons into your teaching with Kung Pao Chicken or Indian Kofta

Letter L Cooking Ideas

Letter L is great for getting your kids to make their own variation of salad with lettuce. Also try homemade lemonade or introduce lentils.

Letter M Cooking Ideas

Add some fun cooking activities for the letter M with making meatballs, minestrone or homemade macaroni and cheese.
Vegetables and fruits you could focus on for M are mushrooms, mashed potatoes, melons or mangoes.

Letter N Cooking Ideas

For your letter N activities try adding something with nuts if there isn't an allergy. Otherwise noodles, like this noodle casserole works well. Nachos is another fun and simple cooking idea for kids.

Letter O Cooking Ideas

Oranges, oatmeal, owl theme, onion rings, or olive salad all fit in well with the Letter O.


Letter P Cooking Ideas

So so many wonderful cooking ideas for the letter P. You might want to extend this letter for another week or more!
Pizza
Popcorn
Homemade Potato Chips
Potato Skins
Potato Salad
Pesto 
Popsicles
Pie pops
Push pops 
Pineapple 
Whew, that should keep you busy for awhile!

Letter Q Cooking Ideas

Although their aren't as many ideas as the last letter of the alphabet, you can still create a quiche or quesadillas. Or try introducing a new fruit like quince.

Letter R Cooking Ideas

A fun idea for the Letter R could be rainbow theme food.
However, you can go a little easier with roasted vegetables, Roast beef or ratatouille.
Vegetables for the letter R can be radishes, red peppers or romaine lettuce.

Letter S Cooking Ideas

Another great letter for cooking activities! Try soup, shepherds pie, stroganoff, Sloppy Joes, or stromboil for a main dish. Add some strawberries, spinach or salad on the side.

Letter T Cooking Ideas

A definite kid favorite for the Letter T is tacos. Try making homemade tortillas for a fun cooking activity. Tomato Soup and tuna salad sandwiches could go together nicely for Letter T day.

Letter U Cooking Ideas

Unfortunately, there isn't much cooking ideas for the letter U. But our favorite would be Upside down cake.

Letter V Cooking Ideas

This veggie layer dish with a Red Velvet cake for dessert fit the Letter V perfectly.

Letter W Cooking Ideas

Watermelon is one of our favorite things to eat in the summer!  Also try waffles for dinner or lettuce wraps.

Letter X Cooking Ideas

There isn't much to say about the letter X when it comes to food itself. However, you can certainly create homemade breadsticks and make your own letter X's.

Letter Y Cooking Ideas

Create a yogurt parfait or yogurt cup for your Letter Y day!

Letter Z Cooking Ideas

Letter Z is specializing in zucchini! Try zucchini fries, zucchini bread or zucchini pizza.

More Alphabet Theme Ideas for Kids

Try our Cooking with the Alphabet book for more recipes!


Alphabet Sentence Game- Printable games and worksheets

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Debbie-Madson/Category/Alphabet-learning-244944


Alphabet Picture Books for young readers



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Friday, August 12, 2016

Cooking Tip


Find this recipe for cinnamon rolls or try this other yummy Sticky Buns recipe.



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