School of Fish After School Snack

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How cute is this apricot pretzel snacks from Family Fun Magazine! They are so creative. Here is how to make them:

  • For the orange fish, use a knife to slit one end of several dried apricots and insert the bottom of a mini pretzel inside each one.
  • Pinch the apricot around the pretzel to hold it in place.
  • For a fish eye, add a small dot of cream cheese and then press on a mini chocolate chip.
  • Finish off the scene with a jellyfish: Use kitchen shears to slice in half a piece of dried pear and then cut up the bottom part to use as tentacles.

Peach Mango Cobbler Recipe

 

Peach Mango Cobbler

Peach Cobbler is a summer time favorite for many due to the freshness and quality of ripe peaches in season. There are many ways to make a Peach Cobbler, yet finding a great, easy recipe is hard to find. However, we found the perfect recipe. It’s from Seaspice’s Executive Pastry Chef Jill Montinola. She thinks outside the crust with her reinterpreted version in an easy to follow, and even easier to execute, recipe. Her twist to the classic dish? Add mangoes!

Peach Mango Cobbler Recipe

Topping
All purpose flour 2 cups
Sugar 1/3 cups
Baking powder 1 teaspoon
Baking soda ¼ teaspoon
Salt ½ teaspoon
Butter, frozen and cut small 8 tablespoon
Crème fraiche 1/2 cup
Egg 1 each
Mango chips, cut small ½ cup
Directions
Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then slowly add the butter. In a separate bowl, mix the crème fraiche and egg, then add to the dry ingredients and butter mix. Then add the mango chips. Gather the dough together into a disc, wrap and let it rest in the cooler for at least 30 minutes.

Filling

Peaches, peeled, no pit, sliced 8 each
Sugar ¼ cups
Brown sugar ¼ cups
Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
Cornstarch 2 teaspoon
Lavender, dried 1 pinch
Directions
Mix together.
Bake at 375F for 10 minutes.
Then drop the filling on top of the peaches, glaze with hea
vy cream and sugar.
Bake for 30 minutes

Weather Report Sandwich

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This is the cutest recipe for all of those curious little weather reporters out there! It simple and the kids can make it themselves if you pre-cut everything. Plus, Challah tastes amazing if you have never had it before.

Weather Report Sandwich

  • Cut a slice of braided challah bread from the middle of the loaf.
  • Using a cookie cutter, shape a slice of orange cheddar cheese into a circle. Place it partly under the bread. Cut the remaining cheese into small triangles, and place them around the circle as the sun’s rays.
  • Add blueberries as eyes and as rain falling from the cloud.
  • Slice off the side of a red apple, then use a straw to punch out two circles of its skin for the cheeks.
  • Add a small piece of fruit leather for the smile.

For more information visit Family Fun Magazine online.

5 Sparkling Desserts For 4th of July

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4th of July is one of my favorite holidays for so many reasons! I love that my family is always together and but mostly I love all the delicious food that is so colorful and patriotic. Desserts especially are a great way to get you kids involved in cooking. Here are 5 sparkling desserts that are perfect to serve on Independence Day.

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4th of July Strawberries  by The Sisters Cafe

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Virgin Sparkling Jello Shots by This silly girl’s life.

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4th of July Marshmellow Pops by Livng Locurto

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Sprinkle Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches by Pink Peppermint Prints

 

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Celebration Pretzel Sticks by Lady Behind The Curtain

Here are some more great 4th of July goodness for you to enjoy!

Chicken Parmesan Pizza Recipe

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Chicken Parmesan Pizza Recipe

If you love the taste of chicken parmesan you’ll love the unique twist of a chicken parmesan Pizza. It’s made with fresh mozzarella and basil!

ingredients:

  • 1 Italian herb pizza crust
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten in bowl
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup thinly sliced mozzarella
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/8 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/8 cup basil chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. To start set up your breading station, with one bowl of flour, one bowl of eggs, one bowl of panko bread crumbs
  3. Season with salt and pepper, then dredge the chicken in flour, beaten eggs, then panko. Fry the chicken in vegetable oil until golden brown and cooked through, remove from oil and blot fried chicken on paper towels
  4. To build the pizza, spread the tomato sauce evenly around pizza crust, sprinkle the Parmesan and mozzarella over the pizza, slice the chicken in ½ slices and place on top of the cheese.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
  6. Finish with fresh parsley and basil