Holiday Parties with Children

By Jennifer Shields on December 15, 2014   /   0 Comments

Here is a link to the Holiday segment we did for Good Day Atlanta along with a few of the recipes:

 

OREO TRUFFLE SNOWBALLS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package Oreos
  • 8 oz bock of Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • Dipping Chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Chop Oreos up finely in a food processor.
  • Mash softened cream cheese and crushed Oreos until well combined.
  • Roll into 1" balls and place on a wax covered cookie sheet. Put in freezer for 15 minutes.
  • While balls are in freezer, melt chocolate according to directions.
  • Pull the Oreo Truffles out of freezer, and dip into chocolate. Garnish with sprinkles, coconut, drizzled chocolate or anything else you can think of!
  • Let chocolate set, refrigerate and enjoy!

 

PEPPERMINT PRETZEL BITES

INGREDIENTS

  • 70 square pretzels (do NOT use butter snaps)
  • 1 package Hershey's candy cane chocolate kisses, unwrapped
  • M&M's or chocolate balls

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  • Align pretzels on cookie sheet in a single layer then top each pretzel with one Hershey's Kiss.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 4 - 5 minutes, until the chocolate is shiny and soft (but NOT melting, the chocolates should still hold their shape).
  • Remove from oven and carefully place one M&M in the center of each Kiss and press down on M&M to spread the chocolate.
  • Place in refrigerator and allow to rest until chocolate has set, about 5 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container.

 

PIZZA BREAD WREATH

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Cans of Pizza Dough or Biscuits
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • Cup olive oil
  • 1 – 8 oz package of pepperoni
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Cut pizza dough or biscuits into quarters
  • Cut the pepperoni into smaller pieces
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and toss so that the oil is spread evenly on each piece of dough
  • Bake for about 30 minutes (or until the top is brown and the center is thoroughly cooked) TIP: Be sure to check it in the middle before you pull it out. If the middle is still not cooked thoroughly be sure to leave it in another 5 minutes at a time until it’s done.
  • Flip over on to a plate while it’s still hot.
  • Serve with a side sauce and enjoy!

 

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Arika's First Ice Cream Social!

By Jennifer Shields on June 21, 2014   /   0 Comments

 

What could be sweeter than baby's first birthday? Celebrating with an ice cream themed soiree of course!

Ice cream bar Rice Krispy Treats, Cake Pops and Mini Cupcakes from Taste of Grace

Ice Cream Cone Cookies from Yummy Delicious Cookies

Styling: Jennifer Shields of Posh Tot Events

Cake pops, Rice Krispy Treats and Mini Cupcakes: Taste of Grace

Cookie Favors: Yummy Delicious Cookies

Venue: The Gilbert House

 

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Bunny Bait Recipe

By Jennifer Shields on April 18, 2014   /   0 Comments
The Easter Bunny is sure to stop by with treats if you leave out something sweet for him. Below is our recipe for Bunny Bait. The perfect combination of salty and sweet!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup un-popped popcorn kernels
  • 12 oz. white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cups broken pretzel squares
  • 1 12 oz. bag pastel M&Ms)
  • Multicolored Sprinkles 

Directions

  • Pop popcorn and remove any un-popped popcorn kernels. Toss in broken pretzel pieces and M&Ms.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl on HIGH power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Drizzle half of melted chips over popcorn mixture, then stir, tossing gently a few times with a rubber spatula. Then drizzle remaining half of melted chips over popcorn, and gently stir mixture until evenly coated (don't over stir though or your sprinkles wont stick if the white chips begin to set and harden). Pour mixture into a single layer onto wax paper. Sprinkle entire mixture evenly with sprinkles before vanilla chips set. Allow to cool and harden, then gently break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Photo and recipe courtesy of Cooking Classy

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DIY Easter Basket Segment on Good Day Atlanta

By Jennifer Shields on April 17, 2014   /   0 Comments
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Easy DIY Easter Baskets

By Jennifer Shields on April 16, 2014   /   0 Comments

Easter is just a few days away, but not to worry! We have compiled a list of our favorite DIY Easter basket projects. There is still time to make your basket Egg-stra special! Each of these fun ideas can be done with help from the kiddos.

1. Tutu Easter Basket

Easy and fun to make, this basket will be a favorite long after the Bunny is gone. Check out these easy peasy instructions to see how to make your own. Photo courtesy of The Ribbon Retreat

 

2. Personalized Beach Pail

WIth Summer right around the corner, why not use a beach pail for a basket? It is sure to be re-used as a sand toy all summer and can easily be personalized with felt or vinyl stickers. Pick up a plastic beach pail at Target or the craft store - usually under $5 and start embellishing!

 

3. Duck Tape Basket

Any mom knows that there is a Duck Tape craze going on out there. Kids are making everything from wallets and flowers to tote bags and iPhone cases. Check out these cool Duck Tape baskets!


4. No Sew Basket Liners

We have all seen those fancy baskets with the fabric liners. They can be pricy and are limited in fabric choices. Why not make your own with this no-sew method? Martha Stewart has a pretty easy method using oil cloth. Regular fabric can be used as well just use pinking shears to cut the edges. 

5. Fabric Garland Basket

This is perhaps our favorite one because it is not only simple to make and beautiful to look at, it can be personalized in a very special way by using scraps of fabric from outgrown Easter clothes and added to year after year.  You can make coordinating wreaths using the same method to decorate your home. Check out this pretty example from LiveLaughRowe.

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