Spooky Halloween Snack

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Halloween is almost here! I am not patient enough to wait until the end of the month to make these fun snacks that I saw on Family Fun. How cute are these?

Monster Toes


See the recipe

Apple Bites


See the recipe (I replaced the almonds with mini marshmallows)

Fun and Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

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Looking for new snack varieties for your kids? Try these simple snack ideas that make snack time healthy and fun for every kid. I listed the ingredients that I used below every picture, but feel free to be creative with your own food choices. You can also ask your child to help make their own snacks and let them create their own edible art.

{You will need: grapes, pineapples, strawberries, bamboo skewers}

{You will need: Ritz crackers, fresh strawberries, strawberry cream cheese}

{You will need: Ritz crackers, sliced cheese, sliced bologna}

{You will need: carrots, broccoli, ranch dressing, celery stalks, turkey bites, grape tomatoes}


Happy snacking! :)

Quick and Easy Fruit Salad

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My 3-year-old twins love, love, love fruits. This easy fruit salad takes only a few minutes to put together, and my kids can't get enough of it.



Ingredients:

fresh strawberries (washed thoroughly, and cut up into bite-size pieces)
fresh raspberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries (washed and rinsed)
1 or 2 cans of mandarin oranges (do not drain)

Instructions:
Mix all of the fresh fruits in a salad bowl, and add the mandarin oranges. Pour the juice from the can over the mixture and toss well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more, and serve.

That's it!

Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Craving for something sweet and delicious, I searched for and found this classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe at bettycrocker.com and decided to try it. It was VERY easy to make and was so delicious!



I'm reposting the recipe below {source: bettycrocker.com}

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices in juice, drained, juice reserved
1 jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries without stems, drained
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In 13x9-inch pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Arrange pineapple slices on brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice, and arrange remaining cherries around slices; press gently into brown sugar.
2. Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to measure 1 1/4 cups. Make cake batter as directed on box, substituting pineapple juice mixture for the water. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes (42 to 48 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down onto pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake 5 minutes so brown sugar topping can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Store covered in refrigerator.
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