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grill cupcakes, perfect for summer, summer desserts, grill, fathers day desserts, quick desserts, thrifty food ideas‘Grilled’ Cupcakes for Father’s Day

Red White and Blue Pudding Pops, quick and easy 4th of July Recipe or just as a treat on a hot summer day #Recipe, #PuddingPop, #CoolTreat,  #July4thRed, White and Blue Pudding Pops

Healthy Lunch or Snack ideas Crisp Apple Pizza Bites, cool recipes for summer, apples peanut butter nuts berry and honey all naturalCrisp Apple Pizza Bites

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I am sure you are like me in that making food for my family to eat has become the chore of my world!
The hard part is the decision for something delicious and appealing to the multiple senses.
I know I am not alone in this daily struggle.
Here are a collection of ideas for us all

Breakfast

Blueberry Baked French Toast bake

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pancakes, a yummy twist on your standard pancake.  Easy Breakfast recipe sure to make your family smilke #Pancakes #PeanutButter #ChocolatePeanut butter and Chocolate chip pancakes

Dinner/Main Dish/Entree

Healthy Lunch or Snack ideas Crisp Apple Pizza Bites, cool recipes for summer, apples peanut butter nuts berry and honey all natural goodnessCrisp Apple Pizza bites

7 Quick and Easy Tips How to Cook the Perfect Steak with baked potatoes and tossed salad

sweet corn and black bean salsa recipeChicken Fajita’s in a Crockpot  (save or cook extra meat for Chicken Enchiladas) with Corn and Bean salsa

Chicken Enchiladas with tomato and lettuce salad

Fruity Pasta Salad

12 Hour Salad

Grilled Chicken and Cabbage saladGrilled Chicken with Cabbage salad

Dessert

grill cupcakes, perfect for summer, summer desserts, grill, fathers day desserts, quick desserts, thrifty food ideas‘Grilled’ cupcakes

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Dr Who Party ideas, Tardis easy DIY chocolate made from chocolate melts and a mold SO EASY

 

Dr Who Party Ideas ~ Tardis Chocolates

 

Are you having a Dr Who party anytime soon…. did you know they make Tardis Molds  so you can make fun desserts or party favors for your guests.  They are easy to make and budget friendly too.   If you wanted to turn this into a craft project instead you could fill the mold with plaster of paris  and let your kids paint them once they dry.  So many options :)

Dr Who Party ideas, Tardis mold easy DIY chocolate made from chocolate melts and a mold SO EASY

Tardis Chocolate

Supplies needed:
• Doctor Who Tardis Molds  Silicone Gelatin Mold
Royal Blue Candy Melts
• Microwave Safe Bowl
• Mixing Spoon

Dr Who Party ideas, Tardis mold easy DIY chocolate made from chocolate melts and a mold SO EASYDirections:
1. Pour the candy melts into your microwave safe bowl. (one entire bag will fill one silicone cavity)
2. Microwave for 30 seconds then remove from microwave and stir. Repeat process until all the candy melts are melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate.
3. Pour the chocolate into the Tardis silicone mold until full.
4. Gently tap the mold on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
5. Place silicone mold into refrigerator up at least 2 hours.
6. Remove from fridge and gently pull away at the sides to release the airlock of the mold.
7. Remove chocolate from mold and allow it to reach room temperature before serving.

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Doctor Who Tardis Tumbling Tower On Sale #DoctorWho #GiftIdea #GamesDoctor Who Tardis Tumbling Tower – 36 Pieces Included – Plays like Jenga

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Grill Cupcakes, Perfect For Summer (or Father’s Day!)

This recipe is something the kids can help with.  Mine did it on their own! Definitely not perfect, but they are cute and fun and something the kids and I enjoyed doing together.

You will need

Cupcakes (whichever flavor you like) baked, iced and cooled

Red gel icing

Black writing icing

red mike and ikes or hot tamales

We just used a box mix cupcake, nothing special along with some homemade chocolate frosting.  Darker icing would probably look better for the grill, but we like the flavor if this one a lot.

Once your cupcakes are frosted (no need to get fancy) you will use the red gel icing and put a small dot of it in the middle. Gently spread it around. This will be your hot coals. I couldn’t find any orange, but the two together would look great I think!

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grill cupcakes, perfect for summer,  fathers day desserts, grill, summer desserts,  thrifty food ideas, quick desserts

Then use black frosting to draw grill lines across your cupcakes. Add a couple of mike and ikes to the top. Then use the black icing to make grill lines across the hot dog.

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grill cupcakes, perfect for summer, grill,  summer desserts,fathers day desserts, quick desserts, thrifty food ideas

This was so fun to do! I loved letting the kids do the work and just guiding the process along! Getting the kids involved in the kitchen can be hard some times, but it is a great way for them to learn and help them be more self sufficient.

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Here are some other Father’s Day Gift Ideas:

World’s Greatest Father

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Easy, Thrifty Gift Idea ~ Customized Mason Jar Drinking Glass

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Quick, Easy, Custom Photo Case For Your IPhone

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Red White and Blue Pudding Pops, quick and easy 4th of July Recipe or just as a treat on a hot summer day #Recipe, #PuddingPop, #CoolTreat, #July4thRed White and Blue Pudding Pop

The 4th of July tends to be a HOT day here in Idaho and we are always looking for a cool treat to make the day special.  These Red, White and Blue Pudding Pops are quick and easy and just make you feel patriotic looking at them.  You can make them ahead of time too, so you’re not stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is having fun.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 3 oz. Pkg. Vanilla or White Chocolate Pudding
  • 1 3 oz. Pkg. Red Gelatin
  • 1 3 oz. Pkg. Blue Gelatin
  • 1 1/3 Cups Boiling Water

pop ingredient
Instructions
In separate bowls combine 2/3 cup boiling water with each gelatin. Stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved.
Pour Gelatins into 2 separate containers approximately 8 inches by 4 inches. You can use rectangle resealable container or a loaf pan. Be sure to lightly oil or spray to ease the unmolding process.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Cut gelatins into ¼ inch cubes.
In a large bowl whisk the milk and Pudding mix together.
Gently stir in the gelatin cubes. Don’t over mix or the gelatin color will start to run.
Spoon into freezing container of your choice. Popsicle molds, 3-5 oz. Paper cups, Ice cube tray. If you use plastic I recommend lightly oiling or spraying to help remove from the mold.
Insert a handle of your choice. You can buy Popsicle sticks. You can also use a plastic spoon or fork or several tooth picks bunched together.
Freeze a minimum of 4 hours.

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More 4th of July Recipes and DIY ideas you might want to check out…

Red, White and Blue Layered Fruit Dessert

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Healthy Lunch or Snack ideas Crisp Apple Pizza Bites, cool recipes for summer, apples peanut butter nuts berry and honey all natural

Crisp Apple Pizza Bites ~ Healthy Lunch Ideas

I am always looking for new healthy lunch ideas that are both easy and taste good.  My kids love anything to do with pizza, and these Crisp Apple Pizza Bites are one of their favorite snacks. Perfect for little hands and fun for them to make too. You can change the recipe to fit your families personal favorites but here is what we like to put on ours.

  • 1 Pink Lady apple, cored and cut into slices
  • peanut butter
  • granola
  • craisins
  • pumpkin seeds (without the shell)
  • chocolate chips
  • Honey (optional)
Spread the peanut butter (also amazing with Almond butter) on each slice then sprinkle the toppings. Drizzle some honey for extra sweetness!  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!

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