2011
Oct 02

Spooky Chips

by Hannah Holt »

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I have lots of spooky projects planned this month. Let’s start with a bite-worthy snack that will have you howling with delight.

Prep time = 30 minutes
Bake time = 7 minutes

Print these directions.

What you’ll need: 

  • 2-4 tortillas
  • 1 potato
  • 1 pkt unsweetened drink mix (0.15 oz)
  • sharp knife
  • 1 paper towel
  • 1 bowl
  • nonstick baking spray
  • baking sheets

Step 1: Make a spooky potato stamp. For detailed directions on making potato stamps, click here.

Step 2: Pour drink mix into bowl and add 1/8 cup water (we used black cherry flavor). Stir and place a paper towel over the mixture.

Step 3: Press the spooky potato stamp into the paper towel and then onto the tortillas.

(We used a combination of white flour and spinach tortillas.)

Step 4: Spritz both sides of each tortilla with baking spray, and then cut into quarters.

Step 5: Place tortilla quarters in a single layer on baking sheets, and bake in an oven preheated to 400 F for 6 to 7 minutes (watch closely after five minutes to prevent burning).

Step 6: Serve plain, with fruity salsa, or your favorite sweet dip.

The chips will have a slight sweet/sour taste from the unsweetened drink mix.


2011
Sep 20

Circles and Squares Snack

by Hannah Holt »

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Practice shapes while making this tasty treat.

Print these directions.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 graham cracker squares
  • peanut butter
  • a butter knife

Step 1: Slice the bananas into circles, like this… (little ones will need help)

Step 2: Put the banana circles and a dollop of peanut butter onto your plate. Then spread the peanut butter onto the crackers (little ones will also need help with spreading).

Step 3: Place one to three banana slices onto each graham cracker square.

Step 4: Great work! Enjoy eating your circles and squares snack.

Just for fun… What other shapes and colors can you find around the kitchen?


2011
Sep 06

Martian Munch

by Hannah Holt »

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In this easy kitchen craft, vegetables become Martians and then Martians disappear…

Print these directions.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • dollop cream cheese or peanut butter

Step 1: Have an adult cut the vegetables into pieces, like this…

Step 2: Put the vegetable pieces on your plate. Use the cucumber cuts to form the Martian’s head and body. Carrots for arms and legs. Raisins for ears, eyes, and mouth.

Step 3: Add a dollop of cream cheese or peanut butter to your plate.

Step 4: Dip your vegetable pieces into the cream cheese or peanut butter and gobble up your Martian. YUM!

Just for fun… What else can you make?