Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Cooking with Your Little Ones

As everyone might suspect summer time is great but also extremely hot. Here are a few treats to help you cool down with your little ones.
 
Popsicles

Ingredients:
Pineapple juice
Grape juice (or any juice of your choice)
Craft sticks
Small paper cups

Directions: If frozen juice is used, mix according to the directions on the can. Fill the paper cups 3/4 full of juice. Place the cups in the freezer. When the juice begins to freeze, insert a craft stick in the middle of each cup. When frozen, peel away the paper cup and serve.



Watermelon Popsicles

Ingredients:
Watermelon
Crafts sticks
Small paper cups

Directions: Remove the seeds and the rind from the watermelon. Puree the melon in a blender. Fill the paper cups 3/4 full of juice. Place the cups in the freezer. When the juice begins to freeze, insert a craft stick in the middle of each cup. When frozen, peel away the paper cup and serve.


Zippy Drink

Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
2 cups orange juice
2 cups orange sherbet
Ice cubes
Orange slices

Directions: Peel the bananas, place in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add orange juice and sherbet and beat with a hand mixer or whisk until smooth. Pour into a pitcher; add ice cubes, and orange slices. Serve and enjoy!


Sand Dollar Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup butter
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4-1/4 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Dried fruit bits or sunflower seeds


Directions: Cream butter, oil, sugar, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar. Add in eggs. Slowly add in flour. Make balls and press into cookies. Place 5 sunflower seeds and/or pieces of dried fruit in middle of cookie to resemble a sand dollar. Bake 8-10 minutes in 350 degree oven.

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