Monthly Archives: April 2012

Dirt – April Recipes

In honor of Earth Day, I made Dirt for dessert the other day. I  believe we should celebrate Earth Day every day, which is why we were having this three days after the “official” Earth Day. That, and this was the first time I had to make the dish.

You will need chocolate pudding, some oreo cookies, and some gummi worms. I had some instant pudding and milk lying around so I made mine but pudding cups work just as well.

For this dish, you need oreo cookie crumbs. This is where you get to take out some aggressions:) Place two cookies in a plastic baggie and whack the heck out of them. Or you could use the rolling pin and just grind them up.

Whichever way you choose, your final product should look like this – dirt.

Spoon chocolate pudding into a dish,

add a few gummi worms,

and cover with your oreo “dirt”.

This did not come out as well as I had hoped. The scent and taste of the worms was very strong and it overpowered the pudding. I got them out as soon as I could but a slight taste remained. Next time, I think I’ll just use licorice strings.

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We May Be Biased, But We Visited The Cutest Baby In The World Yesterday

One of the perks of owning your own store, is every so often you can close, putting a sign in the window “OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD!”.  The wizard in this particular case is our nephew and we irresponsibly closed the store yesterday, drove to Delaware and spent the day with this:

We don’t regret a minute!

Butterflies – April Recipes

You can add these to the apple fish we made yesterday for a surf/sky snack:)

Start with 1/2 an apple, some peanut butter, and a slice of cheese.

Cut four thin slices from the apple and spread two of them with peanut butter. We like our peanut butter chunky here at Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals – as a matter of fact, the chunkier, the better!

Put the remaining two slices on top of the peanut butter and cut each apple “sandwich” in half.

Slice a few thin strips from the cheese.

Arrange your apples & cheese to look like a butterfly. With some, you may need a little more imagination than others:)

Enjoy!

Recipe found at familyfun.go.com

Apple & Cheese Fish – April Recipes

Continuing our search for fun recipes for kids, we found this fruit/cheese snack that’s just so cute!

With 1/2 an apple, some slices of cheese, and 1 chocolate chip, let’s make a fish, shall we?

Cut the apple in half. You now have it in quarters.

On one piece, cut out a small triangle. This will be the mouth.

From the other piece, cut out a tail.

Cut the cheese into small rectangles. I took 4 slices and stacked them before cutting the shapes for a thicker piece of cheese.

Arrange your pieces on a plate. Hollow out a small hole in the head and anchor a chocolate chip point side down.

Wouldn’t you love to have that as a snack? AND it’s good for you!

Recipe found on cutefoodforkids.com

Marshmallow Candy Necklaces

Today we discovered the great website Cute Food For Kids and found this fun idea of making Marshmallow Candy Necklaces.

All you need are some marshmallows, licorice whips, non pareils, gel icing and straws.

First push the straw through the middle of the marshmallow.

Cut the ends off the straw.  Leaving the piece in the middle of the marshmallow makes stringing the licorice whip much easier and neater.

String the licorice whip through the straw.

Using the icing and non pareils make the decoration of your choice.  I chose my initial (that’s an H, my artistic deficiencies are showing).

This is such a fun craft to do with your kids.  Who doesn’t love candy jewelry?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!

It’s official!! Our store in Red Bank, NJ is 1 year old.  In honor of our “birthday” we are offering 10% off your total purchase.  Online customers, please enter the promo code birthday1 to receive the 10% discount at www.feplush.com.

Deviled Egg Boats – April Recipes

These deviled egg boats are perfect for snack or a quick lunch.

This is a great way to use up some of those left over Easter eggs! You will also need a bell pepper and mayonnaise (not shown). I like paprika on my deviled eggs so I’m including that too.

Peel your eggs and cut them in half lengthwise.

Scoop out the yolks and put them in a bowl.

Add mayonnaise and mix well. If you like your deviled eggs creamy, add a bit more mayonnaise.

Put the mixture back into the egg halves and sprinkle with paprika.

Slice a pepper and cut the slices into triangles for the sails.

Carefully slide the pepper sails onto toothpicks.

Add the pepper sails to the eggs and set them afloat on your child’s plate for snack.

We actually used these for lunch today and they were delicious. We found the recipe at familyfun.go.com.