The Easter bunny has come and gone, but you have more eggs than you care to count! We asked around Kolcraft what people do with their leftover eggs & these are a few of the responses:Read More
We love special desserts to sweeten celebrations. With Passover around the corner, we thought this Matzo Toffee recipe would be perfect for any celebration! Today’s yummy family recipe was given to us by Andy Newmark, our Senior VP of Sales & Marketing.Read More
In a few weeks we will be kicking off our community fundraising week for the charity Kolcraft supports called KIDS. KIDS is an amazing organization that helps kids in distressed situations all across the globe. Part of our fundraising efforts is our Kolcraft Cookbook containing yummy recipes from Kolcraft employees.Read More
Sometimes mealtimes with kids means a lot of half eaten food. We decided to see what leftovers would freeze into “snack drops”. We took half eaten food pouches and leftover veggies that we blended. We placed them on wax paper (just like if you were making your own yogurt drops) and froze them for a few hours.Read More
Dessert is usually a kid’s favorite part of dinner. Even if they say they can’t eat any more dinner, they always seem to have room for dessert! Of course having dessert too often is never a good idea, but Sunday is National Dessert Day so it’s the perfect opportunity to splurge!Read More
Today is National Angel Food Cake Day. We think the perfect way to celebrate is by teaching your toddler colors while making a rainbow angel food cake. Cooking and eating can be fun opportunities for learning!
What yummy angel food cake recipes do you have to share?
Frankenstein Pops in the summer?
It may surprise you, but we get to celebrate Frankenstein more than just at Halloween. Tomorrow, August 30, is National Frankenstein Day. The author of Frankenstein, Mary Wollenstone Shelley, was born on this day in 1797. While celebrating Frankenstein, may not spark the interest of all generations, we know these Frankenstein pops surely will get the attention of your kids’ taste buds.
- Large Marshmallows
- Candy eyes (we purchased candy eyes at the store, but chocolate chips will do!)
- Green food dye, or frosting (we bought edible green spray)
- Popsicle sticks (we used candy sticks)
- Optional: You could also make Frankenstein’s hair out of dark sprinkles
What to do:
- Dye the marshmallows green
- After they dry, attach them to your stick
- Add the eyes
- Add the hair
- Ready, set, go…. ENJOY!
While you are enjoying the tasty Frankenstein treat, enjoy a few of these Frankenstein facts:
- Frankenstein is a German name meaning “stone of the Franks”
- Television character Herman Munster’s appearance is based on Frankenstein
- Frankenstein the movie is the first film to use the famous Castle Thunder sound effect
Usually our Tuesday posts are dedicated to a Tip Tuesday but since today is National Creamsicle Day, our tip is to enjoy this last bit of summer making a tasty treat with your kids!
What you need:
- 2 cups orange juice
- Up to 1/3 cup honey
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 cups fresh cream
- 2 cups fresh whole milk
- 4 to 6 drops organic sweet orange essential oil (or 1/4 tsp orange extract)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Stir 1/3 cup honey into 2 cups orange juice.
- Pour the mixture of juice and honey into a heavy-bottomed sauce pan and heat it over a medium flame until reduced by half.
- Once the mixture of honey and orange juice has been reduced by half to viscous syrup, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.
- Whisk four egg yolks, two cups fresh cream and two cups fresh whole milk with organic sweet orange essential oil or orange extract and one teaspoon vanilla extract. Continue whisking until all the ingredients are very well combined.
- Whisk the mixture of honey and orange juice into the mixture of eggs, cream and milk.
- Pour the Creamsicle mixture into your Popsicle molds and freeze until solid, at least twelve hours.
Recipe submitted by A. Koltun, daughter of Kolcraft’s President, Tom Koltun
*If you are concerned about using raw eggs, you can also try the recipe without them, but there will be a bit of a different texture.