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Got a picky eater? Try these easy and yummy kid-friendly and kid-tested recipes — plus easy beginner birthday cakes!

Quick and easy breadsticks recipe from scratch

Here’s an easy, same-day breadsticks recipe for bakers like me who prefer instant gratification. This quick and easy breadsticks recipe uses instant dried yeast and a bit of honey to speed the baking process. In less than 2 hours, you’ll have a pan filled with warm, pull-apart crusty breadsticks ready for dipping! Add oregano, garlic …

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Easy Minecraft birthday cake – Steve in Diamond Armor

This easy Minecraft birthday cake idea is super simple and fun to make. Liam wanted a Diamond Armor themed Minecraft birthday party, so we decided that Steve could wear his Diamond Armor on his birthday cake. This Minecraft cake idea is an easy and cute design for boys and girls that you can “craft” all …

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Tombstone Printable Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Looking for easy Halloween cupcake ideas for kids? Make simple tombstone Halloween cupcakes with my free printable Halloween cupcake toppers. These Halloween cupcakes featuring funny tombstone sayings from Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride are easy and quick to make last-minute for Halloween parties. The Haunted Mansion is one of my all-time favorite Disney rides. And I …

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Easy LEGO Friends Cake Idea for Girls

This easy LEGO Friends cake idea is a cheery way to celebrate a LEGO Friends birthday. I didn’t want to make the expected stick-some-plastic-LEGO-Friends-characters-on-a-cake version of a LEGO Friends cake, so instead I made a LEGO Friends cake that celebrates the sunshine and rainbows in Heartlake City. The cake is shaped in a number 8 …

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How to make edible LEGO® fondant bricks for a LEGO cake (no special mold needed)

Wanna make a LEGO® birthday cake? Here’s an easy way to make fondant LEGO bricks — both thick and thin fondant LEGO blocks — with no special LEGO mold required. It’s fast and easy to crank out a whole bunch of fondant LEGO bricks in a couple hours (and even faster if you purchase colored …

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Snow Day Scones easy berry scone recipe

Ooh, it’s cold outside! It’s -9 degrees F in Chicago, too cold to head down the street for scones so Shane baked us a handmade batch of berry scones from scratch. Make this easy berry scone recipe for fresh, warm blueberry scones and raspberry scones at home. Cold weather is the best baking weather. There’s …

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St. Patrick’s Day Green Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

Make these easy green peanut butter cups recipe for St. Patrick’s Day that uses only 5 ingredients: dark green candy melts, dark chocolate, peanut butter, honey, and a little coconut oil. It’s a sweet green dessert idea for St. Patrick’s Day for kids with a hidden layer of peanut butter gold. And I added some …

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Easy Magic Tree House birthday cake DIY for a Magic Tree House party

Want to make a cute and easy Magic Tree House birthday cake? Here’s the Magic Tree House birthday cake that I made for Elise’s Magic Tree House party. It’s a number 7 cake (no special cake pan needed!) that looks like the tree house from the popular Magic Tree House book series by Mary Pope …

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Hearts – Valentine’s Day Dessert

This easy chocolate-covered strawberry hearts recipe is a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day that you can make with kids. These heart-shaped chocolate strawberries look pretty yummy, right? We already ate them all! We also made some more traditional super easy chocolate-covered strawberries that were a big hit, too. Easy Valentine’s dessert to make with kids …

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Easy and Tasty Thanksgiving Dinner Menu, Recipes and Grocery Shopping List

Here’s an easy and tasty complete Thanksgiving dinner menu with recipes, grocery shopping list, and daily preparation schedule for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner that combines traditional favorites with fresh modern twists. This is Thanksgiving menu planning made easy!

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Easy airplane cake with free printable cake toppers for an airport birthday party

Make my easy airplane birthday cake to make for your little pilot. This cute airplane cake is part of my Modern Airplane birthday party theme, and it’s super fast to make at home using my free printable airplane and cloud cake toppers. I made this easy airplane birthday cake for Liam’s 3rd birthday party. I …

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Make an Easy Disney Princess Birthday Cake Using Stickers (yes, stickers)

Want to make an easy DIY princess birthday cake? Use princess stickers! Call it a cop-out or a moment of pure genius, using princess stickers is hands-down the easiest way to decorate a DIY Disney princess birthday cake …and really any other character cake too. Elise wanted an “All The Disney Princesses” birthday cake including …

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe with Brussels Sprouts (and no dairy)

This healthy, creamy cauliflower soup recipe is super delicious and takes just 30 minutes to make. It’s full of veggies and dairy-free. Yum This pureed cauliflower soup recipe needs just a handful of ingredients so it’s just my style. It’s made with vegetable stock instead of dairy, then topped with caramelized Brussels sprouts and some …

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Here’s a pork carnitas recipe that’s not only kid-friendly but also foodie-friendly. This pork carnitas recipe works for my picky toddler, my adventurous five-year-old, and my foodie husband and I tell you, finding a meal that pleases them all is like finding a tiny unicorn ? Our Chicago home is within walking distance to Antique …

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Easy super hero birthday cake with printable cake toppers

Want an easy super hero birthday cake for your little superhero? Print my free superhero printable cake toppers to decorate a DIY superhero birthday faster than a speeding bullet! Download my free printable super hero cake toppers below. Even though I swore long ago that I’d make my own kids’ birthday cakes, I still like …

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Easy Construction Birthday Cake

Make this easy construction birthday cake for your little construction worker’s birthday party! This construction cake is easy to make for beginner cake decorators, and the birthday boy can play with the plastic construction truck cake toppers when the party’s over. Diggers, go! This construction birthday cake is cute on the outside and tastes awesome …

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Swedish Tea Ring Recipe for Christmas morning breakfast

I’m not really sure how a Swedish Tea Ring recipe became a holiday tradition in a German/Irish/English household but my mom has been making it for Christmas morning breakfast since I was a kid. Swedish Tea Rings tastes sort of like cinnamon rolls but even better. Like many breads, it’s a make-ahead project that you …

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