A Quick Snack Idea : Stuffed Raspberries

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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My mind is always churning on trying to find ideas for snacks for the boys that create interest and get them to sit down and eat a bite in between running in and out of the house  and up and down the stairs. This idea has been a hit with the boys  and they always come running when they see me stuffing these things! It  really isn't a recipe , so I will not actually write one for it. All you have to do is wash and pat dry a pint of fresh (preferably organic) raspberries and stuff them with white chocolate chips! How easy is that?  My kiddos prefer the white chocolate chips, but when I make these for my husband and I , or for a special treat for a friend, I use dark chocolate chips. I love the dark chocolate/ raspberry combo! And as a bonus, these are great for lunchboxes and picnics!

Kidtastic Grilled Chicken Legs

Monday, July 8, 2013

My boys are in love with these chicken legs. And I am in love with the ease of preperation, cost (chicken legs are cheap!) and taste. I double the recipe for 8 pieces. There is a sweetness to them from the sugar that kids love!

Kidtastic Grilled Chicken Legs
8 chicken legs
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp seasoning salt
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
2-3 T olive oil

In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients except the chicken. Place the chicken in a glass dish and pour the marinade over top. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Take out of refrigerator about 30 minutes before grilling to come to room temperature. Grill chicken until done.

Chili Lime Chicken Skewers

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Yet another recipe for the grill. I told you we grill often in the warmer months. This chicken is so good. I was so impatient  while they were cooking.The smell alone made me swoon. I threaded the chicken on skewers without  veggies, which is rare for me. I usually add a pepper or onion. But honestly, I didn't want to bother, knowing the chicken would be flavorful. I served them with grilled herbed potatoes and a fresh salad using greens from the garden. *note - I  marinated the chicken for about 5 hours and it was perfect.

Chili Lime Chicken Skewers
adapted from


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • skewers


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, and lime juice. Season with chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Place the chicken in a shallow baking dish with the sauce, and stir to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill skewers for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken juices run clear.