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Lunch Munch Bunnies

LUNCH MUNCH BUNNY

1 Small pita, focaccia, or flat sourdough bread round
1 Small round roll
Butter or mayonnaise
Ham or peanut butter or sandwich filling of your choice
Red and green lettuce leaves or radicchio
1 Cucumber
1 Orange or red pepper
2 Small black olives
1 Radish
Peanut butter or cream cheese or cheese spread to glue parts onto face

Cut bread in half horizontally. Wash the vegetables. Garnish the sandwich, buttering it first (or use mayonnaise or mustard), with a layer of green lettuce, topped with a layer of ham, and scatter pieces of red lettuce leaves for garnish.

Put the second half of bread on top to make a sandwich. Add crunchy details to shape the bunny; a small roll for the muzzle, two cucumber slices and olives for eyes, pepper strips for whiskers, a radish slice for the mouth, several leaves of red lettuce or radicchio for the long ears. Use your imagination to make the bunny appetizing and attractive!

Yield: 1 bunny

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LYDIA’S DATE NUT KRISPIES BARS

LYDIA’S DATE NUT KRISPIES BARS

3 Tablespoons Butter (do not substitute)
10 oz. Marshmallows
8 oz. *Dates, pitted and chopped (can use the pre-chopped version for ease in preparation)
Optional: ½ cup Almonds sliced or pecans chopped small
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
4 cups Rice cereal (Kellogg’s Rice Krispies is the brand I use)
¼ cup Wheat germ (honey toasted is best, but can use either kind)

Spray baking pan with cooking spray. 9”x13”x2”

In a large kettle, melt together the butter, marshmallows and dates, stirring often. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Add cereal, wheat germ and nuts, mix until all are coated. Remove from heat and spread in prepared pan. Tip: if you spray your hands and/or plastic spatula, generously with cooking spray, the mixture does not stick to your hands or spatula.

Cool in the refrigerator until set. Cut and enjoy. These bars can be stored at room temperature once set. They are easier to cut at room temperature.

I created this to make a healthier and more flavorful version of the standard Rice Krispie’s Bar, with the added dates, nuts and wheat germ.

* You could also use chopped pitted prunes or raisins. Other dried fruits can be used, as desired. I prefer raisins over the dates – have made it both ways.

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Irish Ginger Snaps

IRISH GINGER SNAPS
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 6 minutes

1 cup Granulated sugar
1 Egg
¼ teaspoon Salt
¾ cup Shortening or butter
2 cups All-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Ground cloves
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cream sugar, egg, salt and shortening together. Add flour, baking soda, soda and spices. Mix well.

Roll teaspoons of dough into balls and roll the balls in sugar.

Bake at 350°F for 5 to 6 minutes.

Yield: 2-3 dozen (10 servings)

Nutritional information per serving
Calories 87; total fat 4.5g
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Easy Holiday Cooking by Kids

Date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2009 – 04:0005:30

Be ready to help prepare holiday meals by making Holiday Surprise Salad, Cheesy Potatoes, Chocolate Pizza Dessert and more that are simple and tasty. You will practice making and tasting these goodies to serve your family for the holidays.

Food, supplies and equipment are provided. Just bring your appetite. Classes are hands-on. Participants will receive a folder of recipes and other information to take home. No experience is necessary.
Grades 3-6
price $18.00 class number 340740-D
Location Warner Park Community Recreation Center-Madison, WI
To register call: 608-245-3669
Scheduled by Madison School & Community Recreation
Grants are available for anyone on limited income or have a handicap.
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Favorite Kid Foods – Homemade by Kids

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 – 07:3009:00

Surprise your family by making your very own kinds of pizza, tasty macaroni and cheese,easy desserts and more. Make everything by hand and you won't need any more box mixes!

Food, supplies and equipment are provided. Just bring your appetite. Classes are hands-on. Participants will receive a folder of recipes and other information to take home. No experience is necessary.
Grades 3-6
price $18.00 class number 340740-A
Location Warner Park Community Recreation Center-Madison, WI
To register call: 608-245-3669
Scheduled by Madison School & Community Recreation
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Berry-Poppy Seed Salad simple for kids to make for the holidays

BERRY-POPPY SEED SALAD

2 SERVINGS 4 SERVINGS
4 1/2 tsp. 3 Tbl. Vegetable (salad) oil
4 1/2 tsp. 3 Tbl Honey
1 1/2 tsp. 1 Tbl. Vinegar
1/2 tsp. 1 tsp. Poppy seed
1/4 tsp. 1/2 tsp. Prepared mustard

2 cups 4 cups Torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
1 cup 2 cups *Sliced strawberries or strawberries and blueberries
1/2 small 1 small Onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

For dressing, in a small bowl combine salad oil, honey, vinegar, poppy seed, and mustard.  Mix well

In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce, berries and onion.  Toss with dressing.

*When strawberries aren't available, refreshing green kiwi fruit is a delightful substitute in this salad.  For 2 cups, peel and slice 4 kiwi fruit.

Yield: 2 or 4 servings

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 188
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates: 24g
Fat: 11g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 12mg
Potassium: 316mg

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Hot Dog Pizza

KIDS' HOT DOG PIZZA

CRUST
1 3/4 cups Pancake or waffle mix
1/3 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Milk
2 Tablespoons Cooking oil (canola or your choice)
1 Egg
15×10″ jelly roll pan (cookie pan with sides) or 12-inch pizza pan

TOPPING
10-oz. (1 1/2 cups) Prepared pizza sauce
1/4 cup Chopped onion
1/4 cup Chopped green pepper
6 Wieners, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
8 oz. (2 cups) Shredded mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 400 ?. 

Grease 15×10-inch jelly roll pan or 12-inch pizza pan. 

In medium bowl, combine pancake mix, cheese, milk, oil and egg; mix well.  (Dough should form ball.  If too dry, add 1 to 2 teaspoons milk; if too moist, add 1 to 2 teaspoons pancake mix.) 

With lightly greased fingers, pat out dough in prepared pan, forming 1/4-inch rim around edges. 

Bake at 450? for 5 to 8 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Yield: 8 servings

Nutrition information per serving:
Serving size: 1/8 of recipe
Calories 170; protein 17g; carbohydrate 27g; fat 22g; sodium 1150mg; potassium 140mg.
Percent U.S.RDA per serving: protein 25%; vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 25%; Thiamine 15%; Niacin 10%; Calcium 35%; Iron 15%.

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Edible Jewelry

EDIBLE JEWELRY

4 cups Variety of donut-shaped cereals, (Trix, Cap?n Crunch, Cinnamon Cheerios, etc.)
8 Thin licorice whips

Small bowls – 1 for each cereal

Pour cereals into individual bowls and set on table. Tie one end of each licorice whip into a knot to keep the cereal from falling off, and give each child a length of thin licorice. String cereals onto the licorice any way they like to make necklace or bracelet. Tie the ends of licorice whip together in a double knot to form necklace.

Variations: Use donut shaped candies, such as Life Savers or substitute with popped corn for cereal.

Tip: Have a bowl of cereal handy for the kids to munch on while making their jewelry.

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