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Playing Safely With Children

Playing Safely With Children

Great tips about safe ways to play with your children/grandchildren from Parent’s Magazine. 1. Don’t toss your baby in the air. Instead hold him/her close against your chest and jump up and down. It’s still exciting but there’s no risk of hurting baby. 2. Never tickle...

Star Pastry Treats

Star Pastry Treats

Children will have fun making this special treat for a family party and they can practice their measurement skills too. Star Pastry Treat You will need: 2 sheets of ready-rolled puff pastry 1/3 C jam (any flavor) 1 C whipped cream Confectioner’s sugar Colored...

Fruit Smoothies

Fruit Smoothies

Nothing like an ice cold smoothie to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. They're easy to make and healthy too. Sunny Surprise Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup low-fat milk 8 ounces frozen strawberries 3 ounces orange juice concentrate 1 frozen banana (cut into chunks...

Pretzel Turtles

Pretzel Turtles

These are an easy and fun treat that all ages of grandkids can help make. You need: pretzels Rollo candies pecans decorative sprinkles Directions: 1. Place the pretzels on a microwave safe dish. 2. Set a Rollo candy on top of each pretzel. 3. Microwave just long...

Butterfly Sandwiches

Butterfly Sandwiches

Butterfly sandwiches are great fun to make with children. They can create their own using peanut butter, jam, raisins, carrots, celery, grapes. The possibilities are endless and they're so much fun to eat. While you're making the sandwiches you can make up poems or...

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

This is a fun and easy recipe you can make with children. They will love making and filling the thumbprint. Thumbprint Cookies i teaspoon vanila 1 cup butter or margarine 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Any berry, jam or chocolate chips...

Valentine Breakfast Ideas

Valentine Breakfast Ideas

Everything in the shape of a heart including the napkin. Well, it worked out to be easy for the toast and the fruit in a heart bowl, but the egg was another story. I put a cookie cutter in the frying pan and poured in the egg. I pressed the cookie cutter down hard...