Fun Valentines Day Breakfast – Homemade Heart Shaped Jelly Doughnuts

 I love finding new ways to make Valentines Day special for my kids.  Each meal on February 14th leaves me with an opportunity to make them something special that feeds their souls and shows them my love too.  On special occasions I usually don’t mind feeding their sweet tooth as well.  Here is a simple way to start your kid’s valentines day off on a sweet note!  Little bite sized and jelly filled sugar doughnuts are a special treat for the kids and simple to make using canned biscuits cut into heart shapes.  All you will need is strawberry jam, a roll of refrigerated biscuits, white sugar, and oil to make these for an extra special breakfast this Valentines Day.

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Cherry Cheesecake Dip – Fun Family Valentines Day Dessert

I love making Valentines Day just a little bit out of the ordinary for my kids.  Things like a special packed lunch at school, heart shaped doughnuts for breakfast, an afterschool scarvenger hunt or a special dessert are just a few of the things that I have done to make their Valentine’s day special.  It doesn’t take a lot of extra time, or money to make their day exciting.  Here is a great recipe that is perfect for any get together where you need to feed a crowd, or a special after dinner treat for your family that is made with love.  We will be enjoying this on Valentine’s day as a special treat.   It is super simple, fast, tasty, and festive topped with red cherry pie filling that your family is sure to love.

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Easy Valentines Day Fudge That Is Fun For Kids – Brazilian Brigadeiros

Here is a simple fudge recipe that your kids will adore!  In just a few easy steps with a few common ingredients you have a chocolaty treat that is fit for any special occasion!  These Brazilian Brigadeiros are fun and easy to make with the kiddos and are totally tempting all covered in colorful sprinkles.  They are very common in Brazil at kid’s parties and festivities that involve children.  Try these covered in heart shaped sprinkles for a Valentines Day treat, or anytime you need a kid friendly dessert!  They are as fun to make as they are to eat!  make them for a special snack time treat at school or party to celebrate just about anything.

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Lemon Gumdrop Cookie Recipe

These simple lemon gumdrop cookies are easy to make and are a staple in our house, especially during the holidays.  They are not a particularly festive holiday cookie, but my family loves them so we make them as a special treat throughout the year and during the holidays too.  Everyone loves their light lemony flavor and they are perfect to make and share.  A boxed lemon cake mix and a few other simple ingredients are all you need to make a batch that the whole family will love.  Even though my mouth won’t be meeting any of these cookies in the next few weeks, I hope yours do, because you will love them.

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Candy Cane Cookies

Here is one last Holiday treat idea for you all.  We will be making our Christmas cookies this weekend and here is a never favorite on our families list of cookies to bake for Christmas time.  Mint creme and special red holiday oroes turn from good to amazing after they are dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with candy cane pieces.  These are easy to make and taste great too!  They are super fun and festive to make during the holidays and will be a hit at any holiday gathering.  We have made three batches of these so far this year and let’s just say they are a new favorite.

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Holiday Fun For Kids – Gingerbread Christmas Trees

I am so excited for the kids to be on Christmas break.  A week of family time, fun, lots of pj wearing and activities with the kids.  Here is a great preschool friendly activity to do with the kids while they are home on break that will really get them in the holiday spirit.  Gingerbread Christmas trees made from sugar cones take seconds to set up and frost so the kids can decorate them however they want.  An assortment of candies and sprinkles make this a simple, and ultra kid friendly, gingerbread project that will keep there attention just long enough for them to finish the job.  If you have little ones – try these fun gingerbread Christmas trees.

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Reindeer Sandwiches – Kid Friendly Holiday Lunch

Here is a fun way to spice up the kid’s packed lunch at school for the holidays that takes little extra time, but will be extra fun for them.  Reindeer sandwiches are the perfect way to make a lunch with a little holiday magic for the kiddos.  A heart shaped cookie cutter turns a regular old Pb&J sandwich into an adorable little reindeer sandwich.  Pretzels for antlers ,chocolate chip eyes, and a red M&M nose make this reindeer as cute as they are tasty.  The kids will love them and request them every day until Christmas arrives!  Make them for school, for a fun lunch at home, or for a kid friendly dish to pass at any holiday party.

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Cinnamon French Toast Bake – Feeding A Crowd For The Holidays

The holidays get hectic, their is no doubt about it, and if you are in charge of feeding the family, or entertaining – planning ahead is key to you enjoying your holiday.  One of the things that I love most about Christmas morning is our leisurely morning in our pajamas huddled around the Christmas tree.  Here is a great way to avoid spending those precious moments in the kitchen and still serve your family a warm and tasty breakfast on Christmas morning.  This quick, easy recipe for cinnamon french toast bakes up in the oven so you don’t have to stand flipping toast on the griddle.  Throw it together, and get back to your family while it bakes.

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Fun Christmas Gift For Kids To Give Classmates – Reindeer Noses Treat Bag

I officially have two kids and school, and I love the idea of them helping make little gifts to give the kids in their class during the holiday season.  I like the idea of them making something that they can give that is simple, and inexpensive, and most importantly gives them the experience of giving!  These little Reindeer noses treat bags are as adorable as can be and are not only fun to make, but fun for the kids to give as well.  Some free printables, small gift bags and whoppers candies make this gift kid friendly and fun!

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A Pretty Way To Give Homemade Canned Goods As A Gift

Hope Everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday with their families!  Now that Christmas is just around the corner it is time to think about gift giving and holiday festivities.  When it comes to giving gifts I love to give things that are homemade with love.  One of the gifts that I have given in the past is canned goods made from things that we grew in our garden our apple trees.  Here is a beautiful way to package those homemade canned goods so that they look as good as they taste!  What a great gift to give the people that you love most this holiday.

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