Category Archives: Family Yum

Banana Ice Cream

Banana “Ice Cream”

Banana Ice CreamIf it tasted as good as ice cream but didn’t have all the fat and sugar– that would be a good thing, right?

Banana “Ice Cream” With Sweet-and-Salty Roasted Almonds: Recipes:

This is for sure worth a try with the kids this summer. A hot day treat without the added sugar and calories.

Even better- let them make it, it’s so simple they can. The hard part will be waiting for the bananas to freeze- but anticipation always makes things taste even better.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Ice Cream Sandwich CakeWhat group of kids wouldn’t think this was a ‘way cool’ birthday cake? None that I can think of! Everybody knows how to partially soften and then spread the ice cream ‘filling’, but those soft cookies are another matter. Here’s how:

Sprinkle Bakes: Giant Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwich

Picture tutorial and recipe included. use whatever flavor ice cream your birthday child wants.


Fruit Popsicles

Homemade Fruit Popsicles

Fruit PopsiclesNobody needs all the sugar added to store bought popsicles. Fruit has plenty of sugar all on it’s own- that’s why it all tastes so good! Capture that goodness in you own-made fruit popsicles.

Homemade Fruit Popsicles Recipe

All it takes is your favorite fruit or fruits in a delicious combo, your blender and water.  Use any suitably shaped container, but investing in one specifically made for popsicles is probably a good idea since the kids are going to be wanting these all summer long.


Batali Brothers Cookbook

The Batali Brothers Cookbook

Batali Brothers CookbookHaving had the VERY great pleasure of eating in their dad’s restaurant, I’m sure his two sons have some great ideas here to get other kids involved in the wonderful craft of cooking.

The Batali Brothers Cookbook: Leo Batali, Benno Batali: 9780062269348: Books

We all keep reading that cooking is an important part of a healthy life style, to get us all away from all the processed foods and their unhealthy ingredients, so we do need to teach our kids how and that it can be fun. What better way than with a book put together by kids just like our kids- and an inspiration to ‘achieve’ to boot!

Muffin Tin Snacks

15 Kid Friendly Muffin Tin Snacks

Muffin Tin Snacks15 recipes made in muffin tins– there’s something to be said for not overwhelming a young child with a large portion, so these might be just the right size.

That being said, these recipes run the gamut from super kid friendly to serve ’em at your next adult party, and the kids will eat those too! One looks better than the next.

Kid-Friendly Muffin Tin Recipes

Not just adult parties either– several of these would work really well at kids parties, like at night or in the morning of a sleepover party.

Bananas On A Stick

M&M Pretzel Peanut Butter Bananas

Bananas On A StickI doubt there’s a kid out there that wouldn’t flash you a smile when you hand him or her one of these! Definitely a ‘sweet treat’, but better for them than just handing them a bag of M&M’s.

M&M Pretzel Peanut Butter Bananas | The Sweet Spot

And the protein in the peanut butter makes this a snack that keeps them full for a while.