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4th of July Treats & Patriotic Desserts

It’s no secret that I’ll take just about any excuse to bake. A baby on the way, surprising my husband’s coworkers, a thank-you gift, a holiday…. Speaking of, when holidays boasting their own color schemes roll around, I’m in my glory. It’s a lot of fun to bake color-coded treats, but not only that. I also love going to the grocery store or the craft store to check out their selection of holiday themed sprinkles and baking decorations. With all of this in mind, I’m happy to share some of our favorite ideas for 4th of July treats and patriotic desserts.

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Frozen Birthday Party Food Ideas

How is she four already?! But she is. And I’m finally getting around to posting some pictures and ideas from the party. This year had Natalie wavering between a “daisy birthday” and an Elsa birthday party. I tried to figure out if Daisy = the duck or the flower, and since we had a Minnie party last year, I sort of steered her in the direction of a Frozen birthday party theme.

Blue punch, snowflake cookies, blue rock candy party favors—my mind was already going a mile a minute without even clicking over to Pinterest. From Frozen Birthday Party Food Ideas to games, activities, and party bags, I couldn’t wait to start planning! Shopping! Baking!
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St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

As March 17 approaches, it can be a lot of fun to make yummy St. Patrick’s Day food for your family and friends. Whether you have a St. Patty’s Day party or simply want to keep you meals and snacks festive, this is a fun time of year to try some Irish food and desserts. In case you were wondering, many St. Patrick’s Day Food ideas can be quite toddler-friendly. At least my little girl loves them! Here are some fun ideas to try at home.

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Instant Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for a Chipwich, and it’s certainly no secret that my toddler is practically my mini-me when it comes to food preferences among other things. At such a young age, she’s already discovered that if a dessert doesn’t have chocolate in it, it’s most likely not worth it. (I have no idea where she got this idea! 🙂 Disclaimer: I actually do love a lot of other desserts, particularly apple or cinnamon or cookie based!) We often have dessert in our home, as I am someone who feels the need for even just a taste of something sweet after a meal. (This is a thing, right?) Our latest favorite quick, easy, and delicious treat is the instant ice cream sandwich.

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Minnie Mouse Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

What started out as Valentine Rice Krispie Treats soon—with the help of my three-year-old—evolved into a Minnie Mouse themed Rice Krispie treat recipe. These treats were so simple—we didn’t even dirty a big soup pot to make them. Instead, we just melted our butter and marshmallows in a Pyrex pan in the microwave and voila, we simply had to mix the sticky mixture together with the cereal. Rice Krispie treats are a classic dessert and childhood baking activity. Making these Minnie Mouse treats was fun and memorable with my little girl. She was so excited to make Minnie treats as well as heart-shaped treats.

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