Get your kids cooking and baking with Daisy Cupcakes, Peep Ice Cream Sandwiches, and fun fake-out foods

Food Network Magazine’s latest cookbook has a recipe every day that will have kids begging to be cooked. #newdaynw

Here at New Day, getting kids in the kitchen is of the utmost importance!

Food Network Magazine Founding Editor-in-Chief Maile Carpenter spoke to us about Food Network Magazine’s newest cookbook, The Recipe-A-Day Kids Cookbook: 365 Fun, Easy Treats. This cookbook is packed with fun, kid-friendly recipes that are perfect for getting kids excited about food!

  1. Using kitchen scissors, cut a thin strip from the long side of a marshmallow to create a petal.
  2. Work your way around the marshmallow to cut off more petals; You will need 10 to 12 petals per cupcake.
  3. Cut a thin round from the top and bottom of a marshmallow; Press the cut sides into yellow nonpareilles to coat.
  4. Arrange the petals on vanilla frosted cupcakes, then place a Nonpareil-covered marshmallow in each center.

Peep Ice Cream Sandwiches

  1. Remove the peeps from two 3-ounce packets, but don’t separate them (you’ll have four rows).
  2. Turn a 1½ liter rectangular container of vanilla ice cream on its side and cut into a 1¼ inch thick sheet.
  3. Peel off the cardboard and cut the sheet in half lengthwise.
  4. Place each half between two rows of peeps and trim off excess ice.
  5. Freeze, then cut into individual treats.

Fake tea sandwiches

Set out a dessert tray that looks like a platter of classic tea sandwiches:

  • For “cucumber” tea sandwiches (left):

Mix room temperature cream cheese with finely chopped fresh mint. Sandwich between angel cake squares with thinly sliced ​​green apple.

  • For “Smoked Salmon” (middle):

Sandwich cream cheese frosting and thinly sliced ​​papaya between rectangles of chocolate pound cake.

  • For “Egg Salad” (right):

Mix French custard with mini marshmallows, diced pineapple, grated coconut and finely chopped green apple liquorice. Sandwich between triangles of vanilla pancakes.

  1. Mix ⅓ cup powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons matcha (green tea powder) and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, heat ¼ cup vegetable oil with 3 popcorn kernels until they pop.
  3. Add ½ cup of popcorn kernels, cover and cook, shaking the pot occasionally, until it pops.
  4. Add the matcha sugar; cover and shake the pot to coat it.
  1. Microwave Melt 1½ cups of orange candies in a microwavable liquid measuring cup at 30-second intervals, stirring, until smooth.
  2. Stir in 1 tbsp coconut oil.
  3. Dip 18 to 24 strawberries (rinsed and dried) in the candy, then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle some of the remaining melted candy over the strawberries to form horizontal lines.
  5. Leave on for about 1 hour. Serve on a bed of chocolate sprinkles.

Add a squirt of grenadine to lemon-lime soda or ginger ale for a classic Shirley Temple—or make your own pink soda:

  1. Combine 1 cup tart cherry juice, ¾ cup sugar, and ½ cup water in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook until syrupy, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir a spoonful into seltzer.

Learn more about this groundbreaking cookbook here, and follow Food Network Magazine on Instagram and Facebook for more fun recipes.

mail carpenter is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Food Network Magazine, the top-selling monthly magazine in the US, and The Pioneer Woman Magazine, featuring cookbook author, Food Network star and social media phenom Ree Drummond. Before joining Hearst Magazines, Carpenter was Editor-in-Chief of Every Day with Rachael Ray. She began her career in newspapers, with the Wilmington Morning Star and Raleigh News & Observer in North Carolina, followed by FYI Magazine and San Francisco Magazine, and Time Out New York. Maile is an expert in children’s kitchens and spends her free time in the kitchen with her two daughters.

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