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Seasonably Cute DIY Fall Button Tree

by Jennifer Wieland
Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree #DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Fall has definitely arrived. The temperatures are finally cooling off. It’s getting dark earlier and earlier. The leaves are changing colors and falling to create a colorful blanket over the ground. With the arrival of fall always comes great opportunities to decorate your home in the warm rich colors of the season.  If your anything like me though you want to be able to decorate on a budget and your kids want to help. That’s what makes this DIY fall button tree perfect! It’s inexpensive, your kids can do it and each one will be completely different. 

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One of the really great things about this craft project is that it can easily be made with items that many of us already have on hand at home. That makes this a great project for the kids to do on a day off school or a rainy afternoon.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Materials

Template 
8″ x 10″ picture frame
Hot glue
Buttons in various sizes and colors – I use Favorite Findings Buttons

Instructions

Using your printer, print out the template on card stock and cut to 8″ x 10″.

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Place your printed and cut template on a flat, protected surface.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Pick out and arrange the buttons to your liking. Use as many or as few as you like. You can even layer the buttons on each other.

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

Using a hot glue gun, glue buttons onto the tree template. 

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

When finished, take apart your frame and place the tree in front of the glass. Put the frame back together and you’re all set to enjoy!

Seasonably Cute Décor - DIY Fall Button Tree#DIY #Craft #KidFriendly #Fall #QuickandEasy

This is a very pretty fall decorating idea and can easily be done in under 30 minutes. A grouping of them on the wall each with different buttons and button patterns would be beautiful. 

 

Do you like to change out decorations in your home based on the holiday or season?

 

 

 


5 Reasons Fruit Shoot is a Must for Keeping Kids Hydrated

by Jennifer Wieland
5 Reasons Fruit Shoot is a Must for Keeping Kids Hydrated #ItsMyThing


I’m sure I’m not the only mom who’s summers are a flutter of constant activity. I plan things to do almost every single day to insure the kids get out of the house and off of the electronics. I want them to be unplugged as much as possible and enjoying all that sunshine, beautiful blue skies and gorgeous weather while they can. Back-to-school has a way of sneaking up on us quickly each year. All that go-go action and time outside in the sun means I need to keep the kids hydrated. In our house Fruit Shoot is an absolute must for keeping the kids hydrated during all of our summertime fun!

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5 Reasons Fruit Shoot is a Must for Keeping Kids Hydrated 

  1. The resealable cap allows children more independence and lets Fruit Shoot® go with you all day. I don’t have to worry about drinks spilling in the car or our pool bag. No bugs are also getting in with the resealable cap.
  2. The bottle is designed for on-the-go and is durable enough to withstand adventure. Whether we are on a nature hike, or the kids are hopping out of the pool for a quick drink the child size sports bottle design is meant to fit little hands perfectly.
  3. Pouches aren’t great for saving if unfinished but Fruit Shoot® is perfect for popping in the fridge for later consumption.
  4. Pouch or box drinks tend to shoot up through the straw if the kids grab them quickly and with a little too much force. Straws can also get lost easily. I’m sure we’ve all come across a pouch or box missing its straw.
  5. Fruit Shoot® has options I can get behind as a parent. The flavor options are favorites among my kids and I like that I can get sugar-free varieties as well as varieties made with real sugar, not corn syrup.

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Fruit Shoot® is produced by Robinsons. Robinsons has been a trusted company in the U.K. for more than a century. Now they are sharing their goal to make both parents and kids happy with parents and kids in the U.S. To find out where to buy Fruit Shoot® or more about the flavors head over HERE.

 

 

 

 

 


Sunning, Running, Funning Family Activities with Froot Shoot®

by Jennifer Wieland
5 Reasons Fruit Shoot is a Must for Keeping Kids Hydrated #ItsMyThing


 Living in the Chicago suburbs my family craves the arrival of spring and summer every single year! When the sunshine creeps out from behind the grey of a Chicago winter and you spot grass below slush are heaven! You want to throw caution to the wind and run outside for some outdoor family activities. Feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin is enough to bring out smiles in the whole family.

Sunning, Running, Funning Family Activities with Froot Shoot®

#ItsMyThing – How My Kids Find Happy

Those first few days of sun also bring about sign ups for all of the spring and summer sports leagues, summer camps, pool pass memberships along with the need to break out bikes, scooters, bubbles, chalk and other outdoor must have items to entertain the kids. Ellie is active with swimming and soccer. Jackson is all about baseball and Cub Scouts while Luke enjoys competing in Special Olympics and computer programming. All those activities keep my kids very active and always on the go. Most importantly, it keeps them active and cuts down time on video games and electronics.

Sunning, Running, Funning Family Activities with Froot Shoot®

My life quickly becomes nothing more than a taxi service and I’m left running kids from practice to practice, game to game and event to event. Keeping kids hydrated while on the go and during practices, games and play is a must. With a no-mess, on-the-go format, Fruit Shoot® can be at your kid’s side to give them the freedom to do their thing’and parents can feel good about giving it to them. Fruit Shoot® is made with no artificial flavors, real fruit juice, no high fructose corn syrup, and offers great options like varieties made with real sugar, as well as no sugar added. All of this definitely puts Fruit Shoot® ahead of the competition but what really sold me was the durable, resealable bottle. I can’t tell you how happy I am now that I no longer have spilled juice boxes and pouches left in my minivan or sports gear bags!

Sunning, Running, Funning Family Activities with Froot Shoot®

Fruit Shoot® comes in seven flavors, including the new Fruit Punch. Fruit Shoot® has already been a very popular juice drink for kids in the U.K. since 2000. Froot Shoot® is a proven favorite in the U.K. with two bottles of Fruit Shoot® sold every second! Now Fruit Shoot® is sharing the love and great taste with U.S. families!

Sunning, Running, Funning Family Activities with Froot Shoot®

Fruit Shoot® Wants Kids to Find Their Thing!

Fruit Shoot® wants to encourage all kids to find their thing and celebrate it! Whether its sports, arts, tech or anything else that clicks for a kid and takes them to their happy place! You can join them and learn more about their #ItsMyThing campaign on the Froot Shoot® WEBSITE. You can also head HERE to locate stores in your area that carry this great, family friendly drink option!


Festive Fun at Santa HQ at Fashion Outlets of Chicago

by Jennifer Wieland
Santa HQ at Fashion Outlets of Chicago takes your typical Santa visit at the mall to a whole new interactive level. #SantaHQ #lovehgtv #fashionoutletsofchicago
Thank you to Fashion Outlets of Chicago for sponsoring today’s post!
Santa HQ at Fashion Outlets of Chicago takes your typical Santa visit at the mall to a whole new interactive level. #SantaHQ #lovehgtv #fashionoutletsofchicago

Fashion Outlets of Chicago is always the go to outlet mall for me. It’s packed with high-end and everyday stores and so many delish candy shops that any chocoholic will get their fix. This Christmas Fashion Outlets of Chicago is offering a top of the line Santa experience for you and your family. Santa HQ at Fashion Outlets of Chicago takes your typical Santa visit at the mall to a whole new interactive level.

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Santa HQ was designed and created by HGTV and just like all HGTV makeovers Santa’s house has been modernized. Visitors can download the Elf-Ray Vision app on their smartphones. You can then locate the gears around Santa’s house and workshop and see what those mischievous little elves are up to in the workshop. You can also get a 3-D view of all of Santa’s toy blueprints.

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Kids can also get scanned to find out if they are the naughty or nice list with the big guy. After they are scanned their name will appear on either the naughty or nice list. You’ll have to work hard and hurry to get on the nice list though if you are on the naughty list because Christmas is just around the corner.

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The whole family can also take pictures of themselves with the Elfie Selfie app. The whole family will then be elfed and put into a cute little dance video you can email to yourself. It’s adorable!

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What’s even better is that all of these fun activities above are free to do at Fashion Outlets of Chicago. You can make reservations for your family in advance at http://santa-hq.com/

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Just like all mall Santas you can have your picture taken with the big guy and purchase a photo package. They have a special right now through December 8th where you can get a photo package for $34.99 now through Dec. 8. This package includes one 5×7, two 4x6s and 8 wallet-sized photos and digital downloads. This package increase to $39.99 from Dec. 9 through Dec. 24.

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Be a Christmas elf and help others in need!

Bring a new, unwrapped, unopened toy for Toys For Tots to Fashion Outlets of Chicago this season and help local children in need.

You’ll find the toy drop bin at the Concierge Services to donate your unopened and unwrapped gift benefiting Toys For Tots.

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.

PLUS as a thank you:

You will receive a complimentary general admission ticket to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago when you donate a toy!

 

 

 


Hard Rock World Burger Tour

by Jennifer Wieland
Hard Rock World Burger Tour
This information has been provided to me by Hard Rock International

Hard Rock World Burger Tour

I am an all American girl and love a great burger! There are sad burgers, then there are decent burgers and then you have the over the top, knock your socks off, mouth-watering creations that make you moan when you bite into it! Could you imagine a whole burger menu of that level of crazy goodness? Guess what? You don’t have to imagine it. Nope, all you need to do is visit your local Hard Rock Cafe and order from their special, limited edition Hard Rock World Burger Tour menu. 

Hard Rock World Burger Tour

·         Hard Rock Cafe locations in North America are celebrating the start of burger season with a menu showcasing international Local Legendary™ Burgers

·         The limited-time World Burger Tour menu is available Sunday, May 1 through Thursday, June 30, 2016

·         This year, Hard Rock is also offering a literal World Burger Tour, a travel package that takes the most adventurous burger enthusiasts on the road (and the skies) to sample offerings from the World Burger Tour menu at Hard Rock Cafe locations in London, Athens, Buenos Aires and Seattle!

·      Hard Rock World Burger Tour

Backstage Burger Pass

Hard Rock gives chefs at their cafes the freedom to create a unique Local Legendary Burger that captures the flavors of their city. This year more than 160 local burgers were evaluated by Hard Rock’s culinary team with fan favorites selected to headline the World Burger Tour menu. Throughout May and June, Hard Rock Cafe menus* will feature the following World Burger Tour offerings:

·         English Breakfast Burger (London, England) – a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with sliced ham, a sausage patty, a fried egg, a Portobello mushroom, arugula and garlic aioli and served with a side of baked beans

·         Java Lava Burger (Seattle, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty grilled and dressed in a house-made espresso rub and topped with lava sauce, crunchy java onions, bacon, melted Cheddar cheese and garnished with a fried jalapeño

·         Tandoori Chicken Burger (Mumbai, India) – a dark meat chicken patty seasoned with aromatic spices and fresh herbs, topped with mint mayonnaise and served with a side of cucumber

·         Jamaican Jerk Burger (Montego Bay, Jamaica) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with banana pepper rings, mango jalapeño cream cheese and jerk mayonnaise

·         ATOMIC! Burger (Las Vegas, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Atomic beer-battered peppers, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, garlic chipotle ketchup and chipotle mayonnaise

·         Tango Salsa Burger (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with andouille sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, chips de batata, a fried egg, salsa criolla and garlic aioli

·         Greek Burger (Athens, Greece) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with arugula, feta cheese and a tomato slice

·         Aloha Burger (Honolulu, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with SPAM, Monterey Jack cheese, a grilled pineapple ring with sweet soy glaze, guacamole and pico de gallo

 

 Kicked Up Cocktails to Pair with Your Burger

Hard Rock Cafe has created cocktails that perfectly compliment World Burger Tour offerings. Served in Hard Rock’s iconic mason jars, adult guests can order with the suggested pairing or mix it up with any other burger from the limited-time menu. New cocktails include: 

·         All Jacked Up – created to balance the Jamaican Jerk Burger’s spicy flair, this cocktail features a mix of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, PJ, Orgeat and lime juice, garnished with orange and pineapple wedges and a cherry

·         Crisp Sipper – inspired by the Aloha Burger’s sweet and savory taste, this cocktail features a mix of Hendrick’s gin, Monin Cucumber, lemon, orange and raspberry, topped with tonic and garnished with rosemary and thyme

·         MelonPalooza – designed to complement the fresh flavors of the Greek Burger, this cocktail features a mix of Midori Melon Liqueur, Malibu Rum, Hard Rock’s house-made sour mix and PJ, garnished with slices of pineapple and strawberry

·         Sweet & Fiery – inspired by the ATOMIC! Burger’s spicy flavor, this cocktail features a mix of Absolut Peppar Vodka, Canton Ginger Liquor, Blue Curacao, lemonade and ginger beer, garnished with a red pepper

·         Black Cherry Melonade (non-alcoholic) – created to complement the rich espresso of the Java Lava Burger, this mocktail features a mix of Black Cherry Real and Monin Cucumber, topped with ginger beer, garnished with a cucumber slice and a cherry

Hard Rock World Burger Tour

Burger Tour for the Roadie

·         For those a little more hungry, Hard Rock will bring its menu to life and offer a unique burger experience that takes guests’ taste buds on an international journey

·         Hard Rock, in conjunction with global experience agency RPMC, is offering a World Burger Tour travel package that includes stops at iconic cities includingLondon, England; Athens, Greece; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Seattle, United States. This four-stop, once-in-a-lifetime excursion celebrates the cities that inspired Hard Rock’s World Burger Tour

·         The World Burger Tour travel package is a private, 10-night trip that includes flights, first class hotel accommodations, ground transportation and exclusive dining and music experiences at Hard Rock Cafe locations in each city not typically available to the public

For more information on the Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour or for info on the trip check out the official World Burger Tour website. To find your local Hard Rock Cafe head HERE and for up to the minute info follow them on Twitter

 

 

 


ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Save 55%

by Jennifer Wieland
ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling - Save 55% #robots4u
Thank you to ROBOTS-4-U and US Family Guide for sponsoring today’s post.

 

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I don’t know about you but I am always on the lookout for things to keep the kiddos busy during the summer months. I like to find things that are a mix of fun and educational. After all, I don’t want them to lose all of that hard earned knowledge it took them all year to get. ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps is now enrolling and it offers the fun they want with the educational aspect I like.  A day camp that employs S.T.E.A.M. education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

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Robot camp not your child’s thing. Don’t worry they also offer a Dynamic Art Camp. 

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ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Where Fun, Thinking & Learning comes to Life!

  • Campers having a BLAST, while learning and playing in a dynamic environment.
  • Learning about Robotics and Science, in an independent and exciting way!
  • Visit www.ROBOTS-4-U.com to see dates and locations for these day camps.

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WHAT MAKES ROBOTS-4-U SUMMER CAMPS STANDOUT

  • Robot / Science / Engineering / Day Camp / Challenges
  • Camps for both Girls and Boys – Aged 7 to 14
  • Robot Camps and Dynamic Art Camps offered during June, July and August
  • Hands on Learning, Self-Paced. Beginners to Expert!

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KEY INFORMATION

  • 1 week (5 days) long
  • Days: Monday to Friday Times: 9:00-11:30a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m.
  • CAMPERS RATIO: 1 Instructor to 16 participants
  • Register early as camps do fill up quickly!
  • Each Camper Individually uses a ROBOTICS or DYNAMIC ART Kit. Robot kits do not go home with campers but are available for purchase!

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For more information head to the ROBOTS-4-U website, follow them on Twitter – @Robots4U or on Facebook.
 

 


Sick Just Got Real

by Jennifer Wieland
Sick Just Got Real - Pfizer Products to the rescue!
Thank you to Pfizer for sponsoring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 

Living in the Chicago area the spring can be really tricky season. One day it can be sunny and 65º and the next day you can have snow and 30º degrees. Last week we were plagued with snow, hail, freezing wind and cold but today we are supposed to hit 70º and be able to back in some sunshine. The problem with weather like this though is that kids in school seem to end up really sick. Every time one of my babies wakes up with a cold or cough and I have to keep them home from school I realize that Sick Just Got Real™ and it’s time to gather up my sick kid supplies and get to work. 

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Luckily I always keep a good stock of supplies on hand from Target to help out in these situations. My go to medicine choices for my group that I like to have on hand are products from the Pfizer Pediatric family. Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, and Children’s Dimetapp® always get the job done in our house. I also like that Chldren’s Dimetapp® is alcohol free and that Children’s Advil® is a great way to get those fevers, aches and pains you get when sick to go away. Of course your going to need tissue and hand sanitizer to help keep the kids from passing their sick on to their siblings.

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I like to keep a stash of busy stuff for the kids when they are sick. Coloring books, notebooks to draw or write in, some simple card games all work out really well when the medicine kicks in and they feel better and want to do something but you know that they still need rest and don’t want them over doing it. You can usually find a great selection of this stuff in the Target Dollar Spot. 

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Our go to sick meal is some chicken noodle soup. It’s a classic for a reason. Something about it just makes you feel better. Add in some fun shaped crackers to help with any upset tummies and orange juice to up their vitamin C and your kids will be on the mend in no time flat. 

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How do you help your kids feel better when they are sick?

 

 


How to Make 30 Minute Chicken Flautas

by Jennifer Wieland
How to Make 30 Minute Chicken Flautas #HERDEZkids #Herdez #DiadelNiño

 

Each April 30th, Día del Niño, or Day of the Child is celebrated throughout Mexico to honor and appreciate children. It’s a time for families to come together and enjoy some time together cooking in the kitchen. Together with HERDEZ® Brand I’m going to show you how you and your niños can make a quick, easy and kid-friendly meal of 30 minute chicken flautas.

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I think it’s pretty clear just from the blog here that I love to cook and bake with my kids. When you cook with your kids you don’t need big elaborate meals with everything from scratch and hours of work. Nope, simple ingredients and shortcuts can make meal prep a breeze and make cooking with the kids a snap! 

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HERDEZ® Salsa Verde provides a delicious and flavorful base for these chicken flautas. The salsa verde also compliments the chicken wonderfully. A sprinkling of additional seasonings and you’ve got the makings of a delicious meal. All you need now is the meat.

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One of the greatest things you will ever find in your local grocery store is rotisserie chicken. It’s already cooked, inexpensive and more versatile than you can imagine. 

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Shred the rotisserie chicken, mix in the flavorful Herdez Salsa Verde and spices and your filling is all ready for your flautas.

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Grab some corn tortillas, fill and roll. 

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30 Minute Chicken Flautas
Serves 16
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
158 calories
11 g
57 g
4 g
20 g
1 g
96 g
304 g
0 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
96g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158
Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 57mg
19%
Sodium 304mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 11g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
5%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Vegetable or canola oil for cooking
  2. 3 c. rotisserie chicken, shredded
  3. 1 tsp. onion powder
  4. 1 tsp. garlic powder
  5. 1/2 tsp. cumin
  6. 2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  7. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  8. 1/4 tsp. salt
  9. 1/2 c. HERDEZ® Brand Salsa Verde
  10. 12-16 corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine the chicken, seasonings, spices and salsa verde. Place a heaping spoonful of meat onto a tortilla. Roll the tortilla and use a toothpick to hold it closed.
  2. Fill a large pot with enough oil so that it's 2" deep. Heat the oil to 375°.
  3. Using tongs, carefully place one of the rolled flautas into the oil. Continue to hold the flauta with the tongs for a minute. Finish frying and then move the flautas to a paper towel lined plate.
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protein
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carbs
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As the No. 1 selling salsa in Mexico, HERDEZ® Brand cares about authenticity in both food and culture. In honor of the authentic holiday, Día del Niño, the HERDEZ® Brand encourages family and friends to celebrate their youngest family members by passing down beloved traditions where the heart of each celebration starts: in the kitchen.

Who’s ready for some Día del Niño giveaway fun?

You can enter the Celebrate Your Chef Giveaway on the HERDEZ® Brand Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win one of the following prizes:

– Grand Prize: 2 cooking classes for 2 (parent & child) plus $1000
– 2nd Place: 1 cooking classes for 2 (parent & child) plus $300
– 3rd Place: Child cooking gift basket
– Weekly prizes/honorable mentions: Child size Día del Niño apron.
Additionally, there will also be Weekly Día del Niño Trivia questions on the HERDEZ® brand Facebook giving fans another opportunity to win a child size Día del Niño apron.

 

 


Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

by Jennifer Wieland
Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

 

 

Does anyone else or their kids have an addiction to those cake-like sugar cookies that are frosted with seasonally colored buttercream and topped with sprinkles? Yeah, my 11-year-old is obsessed with them and while they are delicious did you know that it’s ridiculously easy to make them yourself? Even better though is that they are even tastier than the store-bought ones https://cialisfr..a-in-uk/! Score big points in your house with these Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies!

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

The cakey cookie dough comes together easily and bakes up to pale perfection in just minutes. 

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

No chemical, preservative filled cookies and frosting in these soft frosted sugar cookies. Basic buttercream can be flavored how you want to amp up the flavor of the finished cookies. Tint the frosting with a seasonal color of your choice or leave the frosting in its dye free, natural state. Add the sprinkles of your choosing to really make these yummy bites of happiness into some kid-friendly eye candy. 

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies
Serves 36
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139 calories
20 g
25 g
6 g
2 g
4 g
36 g
57 g
12 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
36g
Servings
36
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139
Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 4g
18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 25mg
8%
Sodium 57mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Cookies
  1. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  2. 1 c. sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 3/4 tsp. vanilla
  5. 6 tbsp. milk + 1 tbsp. white vinegar, combined
  6. 3 c. all-purpose flour
  7. 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  8. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  9. 1/2 tsp. salt
For the Frosting
  1. 1/2 c. butter , softened
  2. 1 tsp. vanilla or other extract of choice
  3. 2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
  4. 1-2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  5. food coloring (optional)
For the Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheets.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla on medium-high speed for a minute or two. Add in the soured milk mixture and beat on medium until well combined. This will take a few minutes and may still be a little lumpy. In another bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients in three batches and scrape down the bowl as needed. Mix until just combined.
  3. Scoop dough onto lined baking pans and using the bottom of a cup dipped in flour press the dough down until it is about 1/4 of an inch thick. Bake for 8-10 minutes. The cookies will not even have started browning, don’t worry though they are ready to come out. Let cool for 2-3 minutes on pan and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Frost when completely cooled.
For the Frosting
  1. Cream the butter and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the powdered sugar in three batches and be sure to thoroughly scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl between each addition. Once combined add 1 tbsp. of the cream and mix. Add the second one if necessary. Add any food coloring at this point. Beat the finished frosting on high for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Use to frost cookies or cakes.
Notes
  1. These cookies are perfect for parties and holidays!
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Valentine’s Day Finger Laser Cards Printable for Kids

by Jennifer Wieland
Valentine's Day Finger Laser Cards Printable for Kids

 

 

I am all about classroom parties! I am that mom that totally gets into it and wants to be a part of all of them for each of her kids. For my 3rd grade son’s Valentine’s Day party I wanted to do something fun for him and that he would love. Him being a complete and total boy, I knew he would absolutely love, love, love a comic book theme and what goes awesome with a comic book theme? Why, finger lasers of course! That my friends is how I came up with this freaking cute Valentine’s Day finger laser cards printable!

Valentine's Day Finger Laser Cards Printable for Kids

The inspiration for these came while wandering around Target and stalking the clearance sections. I found these four packs of finger lasers on clearance and just knew these would make a great Valentine’s Day handout for one of my boys. 

Valentine's Day Finger Laser Cards Printable for Kids

Then the fun began. I tried creating numerous cards to go with these but none of them really grabbed me as being the perfect fit for the finger lasers. That is until I made these comic book themed cards. I mean after all, don’t comic book villains and lasers often go hand in hand? Once i settled on the design I was then able to get the cards printed up, I cut them out, punched holes in them and took some twine and tide on the finger lasers. These cards would also work great with glow sticks or mini flashlights if you can’t find finger lasers. 

Valentine's Day Finger Laser Cards Printable for Kids

Ready to make these for your favorite comic book fan’s class party? Simply click on the picture below and you can print out the cards for your own personal use. 

Comic Book Light

Want even more fun Valentine’s Day ideas for your kid’s classroom parties? Then check these out!

FREE PRINTABLE - Classroom Valentine's Day Card Gift Idea - Watercolor Art

Valentine’s Day Printable – Watercolor Art

Star Wars Valentine's Day Printable Cards

Star Wars Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

Valentine's Day Glow Stick Printable

Valentine’s Day Glow Stick Printable

 

 


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