Any tasty treat can be turned into an art project for the kiddies. Take cupcakes, for example. With a little creative thinking, you can turn them into mini Easter baskets, perfect for the spring season. It's so simple that a two-year-old can help, yet so yummy that an older child will want to get in on the fun, too.
Now, I am not suggesting that you out and out lie to your children. I am a parent and know that lying is, um, wrong. I do, however, highly recommend allowing them to think they are hitting the jackpot when you serve up any of these options:
1. Sliced apples with fat-free caramel or organic almond butter (or both). There is nothing wrong with this dessert . In fact, it is uber-healthy and gets some extra fiber and protein into their diet.
Hoping not to forget any of my favorite lemon desserts, I've compiled a list of my must-have yellow treats.
In fact, you could practice for your SAT’s with PB. Spam is to steak like peanut butter is to ___________. Folgers instant is to Starbucks like peanut butter is to _________. Sorry, got sidetracked. Here are 5 desserts made with peanut butter that are out of this world.
OK, I am the first to admit that I love homemade pound cake, especially when there is just the slightest hint of lemon. So. Yummy. Now, you could make a few extra loaves and store them in the freezer or you could buy the frozen version from your local grocer.
Neither is as good as fresh-out-of-the-oven, but you can’t have everything. Besides, pound cake stashed in the freezer is a lifesaver when unexpected company stops by or when insatiable carvings for sweets hit in the middle of the night. Not that I would know anything about that.