Thursday, July 24, 2014

Traffic Light - Letter "L"

This was a very simple, no-bake Letter "L" recipe.
The recipe comes from the book: Look 'n' Cook: Step-by Step Recipes for Young Chefs Preschool/ Kindergarten (The Mailbox)

1. Spread peanut butter on the graham cracker.
2. Red light - place a red m&m at the top
3. Yellow light - place a yellow m&m in the middle
4. Green light - place a green m&m at the bottom
5. Go! (eat)

3 simple ingredients:
1. 1 box of graham crackers
2. 1 jar of peanut butter
3. 1 pack of m&m's
*If you are a teacher please remember to check for peanut allergies prior to using this recipe.

Sawyer has already requested that we make these for his lunchbox for school, haha :)

Umbrella & Underwear Cookies - Letter "U"

The kids loved our Letter "U" recipe making cookies! As always the No Fail Sugar Cookies turned out delicious!! It makes A LOT so you can always half the recipe.

The kids thought it would be funny to have some underwear cookies ready for daddy when he got home! :)
I didn't have any umbrella or underwear shaped cookie cutters so I just used a knife and cut them myself. Then we used a bendy straw for the handle on the umbrella.


6 c. flour 
3 tsp. baking powder
2 c. butter 
2 c. sugar 
2 eggs 
2 tsp. vanilla extract 
1 tsp. salt 


1. Cream butter and sugar.
2. Add eggs and vanilla.
3. Mix dry ingredients and add to butter mixture.
4. Mix well.
5. Chill for 1 to 2 hours.
6. Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes.
7. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges.

Chilling the dough is an important step!

There are several funny underwear books that you can read before making the cookies:
Arthur's Underwear by: Marc Brown
Underwear Do's and Don'ts by: Todd Parr
Underwear! by: Mary Elise Monsell

And good umbrella books:
Umbrella by: Taro Yashima
The Umbrella Day by: Nancy Evans Cooney

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kite Rice Krispy Treats - Letter "K"


  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • (KICRecipeIngredient-65092)
  • 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies®
  • Canned frosting or decorating gel
  • Assorted candies


1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Using sharp knife cut into kite shapes. Decorate with frosting and/or candies. Best if served the same day.

In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.


For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.