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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Category: Treats & Drinks

How to Make Healthy Gummy Bears

How to Make Healthy Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are super fun to eat and also enjoyable to make. You can infuse your homemade gummy bears with healthy juices, honey and fresh squeezed citrus. See how we made orange and cranberry gummy bears!

Gorgeous Easter Buffet Snack Ideas

Gorgeous Easter Buffet Snack Ideas

The coming of spring brings warmer weather, new growth, colorful flowers and the celebration of Easter. Here are some pretty snack ideas for your Easter celebrations or spring parties!

Yummy Treats With Strawberries

Yummy Treats With Strawberries

Strawberries are a delicious treat you can often find in some form year round. We enjoy fresh strawberries in the summer and we’ve even gone strawberry picking as a fun family activity! In off-season months I buy a bag of frozen strawberries to put in smoothies or cut up as a yummy snack. Here are a few tasty treats and ideas to show off your love for strawberries.

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Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

I love making our Christmas morning breakfast extra special while keeping preparations low-key. My mom’s Christmas breakfast casserole is PERFECT for mornings like this. Add some bell peppers or green onions for a pop of flavor and festive color!

Make Bite-Sized Mini Apple Pies in a Muffin Tin

Make Bite-Sized Mini Apple Pies in a Muffin Tin

Bite-sized mini apple pies are tasty, a gorgeous addition to a dessert buffet table and the perfect size for kids too! These mini apple pies are just as easy to make as a regular apple pie!

Autumn Mornings & Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Autumn Mornings & Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is my favorite season and October my favorite month. I love the crisp cool air, the feeling of change, fiery colors and all the fun family activities. It’s also a busy month so I love savoring the chilly quiet mornings before the kids wake up and this homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe is perfect for these beautiful Autumn mornings!

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Easy Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples

Easy Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples

There’s something intriguing about a crisp fall day, when the temperatures get colder and the trees begin to transform into a landscape of color. Fall is a great time to celebrate with fun family activities and tasty treats!

Mudpies ~ Easy No-Bake Cookies Recipe

Mudpies ~ Easy No-Bake Cookies Recipe

I am a firm believer in hands-on play time and letting kids get dirty. Around here we spend as much time outdoors as possible exploring and imagining. We also love making these healthier, easy no-bake cookies that we like to call “Mudpies” for a fun dirt-themed treat that is refined sugar-free and dairy-free!

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Without a Machine

Did you know you can make ice cream without using an ice cream maker? My kids love doing craft projects and helping cook in the kitchen, so of course they love making homemade ice cream too! We tried out an ice cream mix from the Curious Creamery that allows you to make all kinds of ice cream combinations using mix-ins you have in your kitchen!

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DIY Candy Sushi & Brilliant Summer Treats

DIY Candy Sushi & Brilliant Summer Treats

I love coming up with creative ideas for kids’ parties and dinner with friends. Unique treats are a fun creative outlet for a mom that friends and kids will enjoy. This easy candy sushi is easy to make using fruit roll-ups, marshmallows, and assorted gummy candy!

Easy Creative Kids Party Treats

Easy Creative Kids Party Treats

Are you planning a party? You don’t have to break the bank to host a memorable party. All you need is a few creative kids party treats and an open afternoon to whip up some fun party ideas!

Strawberry Custard Tarts For Any Party

Strawberry Custard Tarts For Any Party

These yummy custard tarts are perfect to serve at any party! You can enjoy them with fresh berries on top of the fresh homemade custard.

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Shamrock Kid’s Party & Treats

Shamrock Kid’s Party & Treats

Everyone loves a party! St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate by hosting a cute kid’s party and play date with friends! I love hosting friends especially when it allows my kids to play with their friends too. St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a […]

Easy Maple Syrup Candy

Easy Maple Syrup Candy

My kids love playing in the snow and enjoying winter-inspired treats when they come in from the snow! This yummy DIY Maple Syrup Candy is a fun afternoon project with lots of natural maple sweetness. Katie WallaceHi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and […]

Christmas Baking and Holiday Treats

Christmas Baking and Holiday Treats

Baking Christmas cookies and holiday treats is a tradition for most families. My girls are old enough now that they can help in the kitchen! This week we made gingerbread cookies cut into hearts, stars, snowflakes, and gingerbread men. My girls incidentally don’t like the taste of gingerbread (or most other cookies other than chocolate) but they had a lot of fun baking holiday cookies for our friends and neighbors! All you need to make gingerbread cookies is a good gingerbread recipe. I rescued our cookie cutters from the play dough box and let the girls cut out their own shapes!

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