Friday, May 7, 2010

Cook for Mom; Kid-Friendly Recipes

In our never-ending effort to show Mom our appreciation, it seems that we have the most success as kids. I guess seeing a child trash a kitchen just to get their mommy a glass of water is so touching to them that mommy would then clean that kitchen with pride because their baby-doll of a child wanted to do something nice. Well being that I am in my late thirties, trashing my mom's kitchen would just get me removed from the will; after my mom gives me her patented microscopic pinch in the back of my tricep muscle that takes the breath right out of me and brings me to my knees (seriously).

Here are some easy recipes to hint to kids who want to do something nice for mommy like breakfast in bed, a picnic, or just spoiling mommy. (Please be sure an adult supervises & assists children attempting these recipes for safety)

Deluxe Waffles (Serves 6)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Make a well in the center of the bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the egg yolks, milk, and oil. Pour into well of flour mixture and stir well. Stir just until ingredients are moistened.
  • In a small bowl beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter.
  • Cook batter in waffle iron.

Easy Snack Wrap (Serves 60)

Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • 12 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 (6 ounce) package sliced deli-style turkey
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups minced tomato


Spread cream cheese evenly over the tortillas. Top the cream cheese with lettuce leaves. Arrange the turkey slices in even layers on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle the carrots and tomato over the turkey slices. Roll the tortillas into wraps. Cut the wraps diagonally into bite-sized pieces. Secure with toothpicks.

Strawberry Trifle


  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 (9 inch) angel food cake, cut in cubes
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


Prepare pudding with milk according to package directions. In a trifle bowl or other glass serving dish, layer half the cake pieces, half the pudding, half the bananas, half the strawberries and half the whipped topping. Repeat layers. Cover and chill in refrigerator 4 hours before serving.

All these recipes were found at and each recipe has a calculator that recalculates the recipe based on how many servings you wish to make. Hope this helps your Mother's Day.

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