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PB & J Truffle

PB & J Truffle

These turned out to be a fun lunch when my grandkids visited. They were easy to make and no cooking. We rolled then in crushed Rice Krispies. I also divided the recipe in half because we didn't need 24. . You will need: 6 slices whole-wheat bread 1 ½ cups peanut...

Frozen Banana Pops

Frozen Banana Pops

Kids of all ages will love these. Frozen Banana Pops You will need: ¼ banana for each child ¾ c. chocolate chips 3 T. margarine Optional - coconut, crushed nuts, graham crackers or sprinkles 1. Cover a cookie sheet with waxed paper. 2. Peel each banana and cut into...

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...