Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thoma's Club Car Sandwhich


8 slices whole wheat bread
Low fat cooking spray
1 tomato (sliced)
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
4 iceberg lettuce leaves
4 1-oz slices low fat Swiss cheese
4 oz lean ham or turkey – thinly sliced
Thin pretzel sticks
Radishes, cleaned and sliced into circles


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray cookie sheet with low fat cooking spray.
Toast 8 slices of bread and place on cookie sheet.
On four slice of bread, place 1-2 slices of tomato, and 1 oz. ham or turkey. Add 1 slice of cheese on top.
Place cookie sheet in oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.
Remove cookie sheet from oven and add 1 lettuce leaf to each sandwich.
Place remaining 4 slices of bread on top of each sandwich.
Cut sandwiches into quarters and stack one on another to create double-decker sandwiches.
Skewer with thin pretzel stick (Will likely need to first poke the hole with something sharp and then insert pretzel stick to hold together).
On each plate, create train tracks by placing 2 pretzel sticks in parallel line and then places others across them as tracks and surrounding with alfalfa or bean sprouts as grass.
Place 1 "club car" on each track and serve.
Add radish slices for the wheels if you’d like!

Elmo's Funny Faced Pizza


1 - 4oz whole wheat bagel, cut in half
Tomato sauce
1/3 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
Sliced black olives and an orange pepper to decorate Elmo’s face

Preheat oven to low heat (250 degrees).
Spread tomato sauce onto each half of the bagel and place on cookie sheet.
Encourage children to help sprinkle the mozzarella cheese onto the bagel to make two eyes and the cheddar cheese to make a mouth.
Place two sliced olives in the mozzarella cheese to complete the eyes. Place a nose onto each bagel using thin slices of an orange pepper.
Bake for 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven when the cheese is bubbly.

Nina's Nighttime Cinnamon Stars

I did not have blueberries at the time so I used banana's :)


4 slices whole-wheat bread
1 tsp. cinnamon and 2 tsp. sugar, combined
2 tsp. transfat-free margarine
8 blueberries
4 slices of red apple


Toast bread.
Cut out star using cookie cutter.
Spread ½ tsp. margarine on each star.
Sprinkle each with a pinch of cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Place 2 blueberries for eyes and 1 apple slice for mouth.
*Parents should toast the bread, but kids can cut out star shapes and decorate with cinnamon-sugar, berries, and apple slice.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sweet Heart Krispie Treats

IngredientsCooking spray
3 tablespoons margarine
6 cups mini (or 60 regular-size) marshmallows
Red food coloring
9 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Plastic bags, yarn

To begin, lightly coat a 10- by 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray and set it aside.
Melt the margarine in a large pot over low heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring them continuously until they melt. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in drops of red food coloring until the color receives a thumbs-up from the chef.
Add the Rice Krispies, stirring until they are evenly coated with marshmallow. Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet.
With waxed paper (or lightly buttered hands), smooth out the mixture, spreading it to an even thickness.
Cut out hearts with the cookie cutter. Place each heart in a clear plastic bag, tie on a yarn bow, and they're ready for giving. Makes seven 5-inch hearts.

Sweet Cupid Cupcake

A cupcake (baked from your favorite recipe)
Pink- or peach-tinted frosting
Large marshmallow
Thin pretzel stick
Crisped rice cereal (a handful)
Decorators' gel
Candy heart

Frost a cupcake (baked from your favorite recipe) with pink- or peach-tinted frosting.
For wings, use kitchen shears to cut a large marshmallow in half vertically, then snip each half widthwise a few times for a feathery look. Press a thin pretzel stick against the sticky side of each marshmallow half, then stick the pretzels into the cupcake.
Press a handful of crisped rice cereal along the top of the cupcake for Cupid's curly locks, then add a decorators' gel mouth and eyes. Finally, set a candy heart in place and pipe on frosting fingers, if you like.

Crayon Hearts


Crayon pieces
Heart-shaped metal cookie or muffin tin (our hearts are about 1 1/2 inches across)
Scrap paper
Double-sided foam mounting tape
Colored card stock

Heat the oven to 250°.
Fill each mold with crayon pieces and bake until the crayons melt, about 10 to 15 minutes. Tip: Place a sheet pan under the crayons to catch any drips.
Once they're cool, remove the hearts from the molds and smooth any rough edges by rubbing them on a piece of scrap paper.

Use small pieces of foam tape to stick each heart to a 3-inch circle cut from card stock -- or use our template, then add your message.

Beading Hearts


20-gauge wire (available at bead stores)

Snip a length of wire (a parent's job) and bend it into a V shape.
String on the beads (tape the wire's cut ends first to protect smaller children).
Finish by bending the beaded wire into a heart, then twisting the ends together with the pliers.

Sweet Necklace


Plastic wrap
Unwrapped candies

Cut a strip of plastic wrap 36 inches long and 4 inches wide. Starting in the middle of the strip and working toward the ends, lay unwrapped candies 1 inch apart along the strip's center. Make your row of candies about 20 inches long.
Fold the plastic wrap around the candies and roll it up to make a long tube. Tie 3- to 4-inch lengths of ribbon between the candies and at the ends.
To form the necklace, tie together the ends of the plastic wrap and trim the excess.

Holiday Treats