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Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies This is a fun and easy recipe you can do with your grandchildren. They will love making and filling the thumbprint. Thumbprint Cookies                                                                                                                   ...

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...

Twinkie Berry Trifles

Eveyone can join in making this tasty dessert. You'll need: 2 cups diced fresh strawberries, plus more for garnish 1 tsp sugar 2 Twinkies 2 biscotti, any flavor 1 cup Cool Whip, thawed Directions: 1. Place diced strawberries in a glass bowl and sprinkle with sugar....

Cranberry Fluff

You will need: 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 3 cups miniature marshmallows 3/4 cup sugar 2 cups finely chopped, peeled tart apples 1/2 cup halved green grapes 1/8 tsp salt 1 cup low-fat whipped topping Directions: Place cranberries in a food processor; cover and...

Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids It seems with every new year people make resolutions to get more exercise and eat healthier. This website is great for everyone but it's especially geared toward 8 - 18 year olds. You can play games, watch the short videos and find lots of information...

Potatoe Latkes

Each December, in my school class we talk about many celebrations. When we learn about Hanukkah we always play the dreidel game. The kids love it. We also make potatoe latke (potatoe pancakes). I've included a recipe that I have used so you can try it with your...

No Bake Truffles

I know my photography isn't great but these are easy and good! No-Bake Truffles 1 cup smooth peanut butter ½ cup dark corn syrup 1 cup crisped-rice cereal 8 ounces milk chocolate, broken into pieces ¼ cup finely chopped peanuts, coconut or sprinkles 1. Beat peanut...

Easy Turkey Pizzas

My grandchildren had so much fun making their own pizza. Most of them didn't look like a turkey when they were done but they enjoyed eating their own creations, whatever they were! You'll need: Rhodes Dinner Rolls or Texas Rolls, thawed to room temperature pizza or...

No Bake Peanut Butter Candy

This is easy and fun to make with your grandchildren. Peanut Butter Candy You will need:  3/8 C. peanut butter ½ C. margarine 2 C. powdered sugar 1 T. vanilla flavoring 1. Blend together peanut butter, margarine, sugar and vanilla. 2. Roll with hands and make into any...