Why Not Make Quesadilla For Your Kids Dinner?

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A easy recipe kids love are Quesadilla. Queso” is cheese in Spanish.  And a quesadilla is a toasted tortilla with melted cheese inside.  Not only is this a meal the whole family can enjoy, it also easy on the  family grocery budget.

Heat a large cast iron frying pan to medium high heat.

Add a small amount of oil (about 1/2 teaspoon) or butter and spread it around the bottom of the pan with a spatula .

Place one large flour tortilla in the pan. Flip the tortilla over a few times, 10 seconds between flips.  Pockets of Air should begin to form within the tortilla.

Add a handful of grated cheese, sprinkle over the top of the tortilla, making sure that the cheese does not land on the pan itself.

Add whatever additional ingredients you choose – grilled diced chicken, onion, sliced mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, etc.  Do not  layer on the ingredients to thickly, this is a quesadilla, not a quiche.

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Reduce the heat to low and cover he cast iron pan, to melt the cheese and brown the tortilla.

After a minute, check to see if the cheese is melted. If not, return the cover until the cheese is melted.

When the cheese is melted, use a spatula to lift up one side of the quesadilla and flip over the other side.   The tortilla should by now be browned slightly. If not flip every 10 seconds until it gets browned. Remove from pan and cut into wedges.

Quesadilla are delicious served with thinly slice some iceberg lettuce, sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

What Was Michael Jackson’s Favorite Food?

Michael Jackson favorites food was Mexican food.  His favorite number was 7.  At Kids Recipes Kids Love, we instantly thought of  7 layer dig.   An easy family favorite recipe to make and one of Michael Jackson’s favorite dips.  In honor of the Michael’s music, play his music in the background, while your kids descend around you.  Let everyone add one layer of the ingredient of the 7 layer dip. Each layer is representation for Michael’s great, salsa dance, cheesy jokes, etc.  Make this a family fun experience and tribute to Michael Jackson.

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7 Layer Bean Dip

Mexican Seven Layer Bean Dip

1 can (16 oz) refried beans
1 package (1 oz) taco seasoning mix
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
1 cup Chunky salsa (any variety)
2 cups shredded lettuce
2 cups shredded Cheddar or Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
1 can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained (1/2 cup)
1 medium tomato, diced (3/4 cup)
Tortilla chips, if desired

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1. In medium bowl, mix refried beans and taco seasoning mix. Spread mixture on large platter.
2. In another medium bowl, mix cream cheese and chiles. Carefully spread over bean mixture.
3. Top with salsa, lettuce, cheese, olives and tomato. Refrigerate until serving time. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Pizza Kids Love It

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Kids love Pizza and so do adults!  As a Parent midweek can be a bit of a challenge or perhaps another word could be stress full.  Then why not order a Pizza for dinner tonight.  Not only do kids love pizza, it is a fun way to teach kids about different types of toppings to pick from.  You can ask who want Sausage, Peperoni, pineapple, anchovies, spinach, and then play the game of them naming more.  When the pizza arrives, you can make it a big family project to open the box and count how many slices there are.

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Cool Off With Yummy Frozen Treats

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1 to 2 containers(6 oz each) Thick & Creamy yogurt (any flavor)
3to 4 cups cheeries cereal
4 firm ripe medium bananas

Line cookie sheet with foil. Spoon yogurt into shallow dish. Pour cereal into another shallow dish. Peel bananas; cut each into 6 pieces.
Roll each banana piece in yogurt, then in cereal to coat. Place coated banana pieces on cookie sheet. Freeze uncovered about 1 hour or until firm. (The bites are best when eaten the same day they’re made.)

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Why Not Serve Up Strawberries To Your Kids?

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Schools out and your little kids and growing kids will need healthy snacks and desserts this summer.  Why not send them off with this seasons fresh strawberries?  Cut fresh strawberries in a covered bowl and send them off with your kids to day camp and put in your teens beach bag.  Strawberries are a great kids source of nutrition.

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (166 grams)

Calories 50
Protein 1 gram
Carbohydrates 11.65 grams
Dietary Fiber 3.81 grams
Calcium 23.24 mg
Iron 0.63 mg
Magnesium 16.60 mg
Phosphorus 31.54 mg
Potassium 44.82 mg
Selenium 1.16 mg
Vitamin C 94.12 mg
Folate 29.38 mcg
Vitamin A 44.82 IU

Source: University of Illinois, Strawberries & More

How to make an inchworm cake

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1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor)
  Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
8 drops green food color
1 1/2 containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
  Tray or cardboard, 19×14 inches, covered with foil
5 candy-coated chocolate candies
2 vanilla wafer cookies
2 small pretzel sticks
24 gumdrops

     
     
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1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Bake and cool cake as directed on box for 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.
2. Cut cake as shown in diagram A. Freeze pieces uncovered 1 hour for easier frosting. Stir food color into frosting. Arrange cake pieces on tray to form inchworm as shown in diagram B. Frost cake, attaching pieces with frosting.
3. Attach 1 chocolate candy to each vanilla wafer with frosting; attach to end of cake for eyes. Press 3 candies into frosting for mouth. Gently push 1 pretzel stick into flat end of gumdrop; repeat. Insert pretzels stick into cake for antennae. Arrange remaining gumdrops along edge for feet. Store loosely covered

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Kids Marshmallow Cones

Ingredients

  • 24 small flat-based ice-cream cones
  • 4 cups mixed lollies
  • Colored sprinkles, to decorate
  • Marshmallow
  • 2 1 / 2 tblsps gelatine
  • 1 1 / 2 cups water
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 / 2 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 / 4 tsp strawberry essence

1. Stand cones upright in a deep tray lined with a paper towel. Divide lollies among cones.
2. To make marshmallow, sprinkle gelatine over water in a medium saucepan. Add sugar. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil, then boil gently for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool at room temperature until lukewarm. Stir in food colouring and essence.
3. Beat marshmallow mixture in a large bowl with an electric mixer for about 4 minutes, or until thick and of piping consistency. Spoon mixture into a large piping bag fitted with a 1cm-round tube.
4. Working quickly, pipe marshmallow rosettes on top of cones. Dip rosettes in sprinkles. Leave at room temperature to set.

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