Have some leftover Easter eggs? I know you do!
Delicious Egg Salad
Prep - 10 m Cook - 15 m Ready In - 35 m
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup chopped green onion
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Place egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
- Place the chopped eggs in a bowl, and stir in the mayonnaise, mustard and green onion. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. Stir and serve on your favorite bread or crackers.
I’ve gathered some links to some amazing sites with some very helpful tips that should make bed time easier on you and your toddler. Take a look…
- Stop Toddler Bedtime Battles – Parents – CLICK HERE!
- 9 Ways to Make a Child’s Bedtime Easy – WebMD – CLICK HERE!
- How to get your toddler to bed | BabyCenter – CLICK HERE!
- How to Get Your Child to Sleep (Really!) | Parenting – CLICK HERE!
- 10 Tips to Get Your Kids to Sleep – Healthline – CLICK HERE!
- Best Bedtime Routines for Toddlers | What to Expect – CLICK HERE!
- 7 Tips on Getting Your Toddler to Sleep Better | CafeMom – CLICK HERE!
I think the above tips are going to be helpful in getting your little one into bed with no fuss! Good luck!
Here’s an easy and delicious Spring or Summer recipe!
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Prep - 20 m Cook - 30 m Ready In - 50 m
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 5 eggs, beaten
- 3 cups shredded Muenster cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Stir in spinach and continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, salt and pepper. Add spinach mixture and stir to blend. Scoop into prepared pie pan.
- Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe By:ANY14TNS “I serve this in the summer for brunch with a side of sausage links and a fresh fruit bowl!”
Sometimes that pre-made, store-bought basket just looks weak, and the price isn’t exactly budget friendly. Unless you’re just super busy and have no time, otherwise you might feel as though you need to amp up your basket game this year. Here’s some links I’ve found to be very inspiring and creative! Take a look…
- 30 Easter Basket Ideas for Kids – Best Easter Gifts – CLICK HERE!
- 17 Best ideas about Easter Baskets on Pinterest – CLICK HERE!
- 20 Cute Homemade Easter Basket Ideas – Easter Gifts for Kids – CLICK HERE!
- 22 Clever, DIY Easter Basket Ideas | HGTV – CLICK HERE!
- 31 Awesome Easter Basket Ideas | Martha Stewart – CLICK HERE!
- Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas | POPSUGAR Moms – CLICK HERE!
- 27 Cheap But Cute Homemade Easter Basket Ideas – Living on a Dime – CLICK HERE!
- 35 DIY Easter Basket Ideas – Unique Homemade Easter Baskets – CLICK HERE!
- Eco-Friendly Easter Basket Tips and Ideas – Rhythms of Play – CLICK HERE!
Happy Easter from all of us at Dapper Snappers!
Want to bring something different and delicious to playgroup? This is it!
Playgroup Granola Bars
Prep – 15 m Cook – 35 m Ready In - 50 m
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup raisins (optional)
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, raisins and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well using your hands. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.
Recipe by: PREGOCOOK “My girlfriend brought these granola bars over for a playgroup one morning and ever since they’ve been a staple! My son requests them almost daily so I usually triple the recipe and make 2 trays so we have plenty on hand.”
These Toddler muffins, I call them “Sneaky Muffins”, they’re Sneakily healthy…. and are filled with bananas, carrots, and oats. They are healthy but…your toddler will never know! Take a look…
Prep - 15 m Cook - 15 m Ready In – 30 m
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, or to taste
- 2 large bananas, mashed
- 1 (4.5 ounce) jar baby food squash
- 2 carrots, grated
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 mini muffin cups or 12 standard muffin cups.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in the mashed bananas, squash, carrots, and eggs. Stir in the flour, oat bran, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt until just combined. Spoon the batter equally into the prepared muffin cups.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. Store at room temperature for up to two days, or freeze.
Recipe by: Lori “Mini muffins for finicky toddlers with the addition of fruit and veggies. My son is 2 and has been eating these for a year. I always keep a supply in the freezer, he loves them frozen especially when new teeth are coming in! Adults love them too. Great for play groups! Recipe makes 24 mini muffins or 12 regular-size muffins.”
Easter is just around the corner, Sunday, April 16 to be exact. Here’s a fun and super easy recipe for everyone to enjoy!
- 1 pound white confectioners’ coating
- 1 pound jellybeans
- Line a jelly roll pan with waxed paper and set aside.
- Melt the white confectioners’ coating in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Spread the melted white confectioners’ coating onto the prepared pan. Sprinkle the jellybeans over the top.
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces to serve.
Recipe By: Christina
“This is a delicious recipe reminiscent of the peppermint bark made at Christmastime that uses a favorite Easter treat. Fun and easy to make too! Everyone really enjoys the combination of creamy white chocolate and fruity jellybeans. Use your favorite, but I always go for the small pectin variety. Hope you enjoy!”
Last year we announced these two new designs… “Galaxy” and “Snowflake”. They were exclusive to all Once Upon a Child stores until April 1st, 2017. So today we announce the release of these two cool designs! Take a look:
Have a Dapper Day!
This is a great breakfast drink or after school snack!
- 1 large banana
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
- Combine banana, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract in a blender.
- blend until smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses; garnish with cinnamon.
Recipe by: icookfor3 “Bananas and milk come together in a delicious and easy on-the-go breakfast. Also great for a healthy after-school snack! If you chill the banana ahead of time your drink will be cool and refreshing.”
Take a moment to read some of our customer reviews from our Amazon customers…
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By: Marjorie Wirth
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5 out of 5 stars
“Wish I had invented these!”
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