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UltimateMama’s children created an incredibly easy and delicious dessert this weekend using 3 ingredients:  marshmallows, one chocolate bar (milk or dark), colored sprinkles!  To do:

Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second intervals

Put sprinkles in a shallow dish

Take a marshmallow and dip it in the melted chocolate then quickly dip it in the sprinkles.

Set on a plate and enjoy!

UltimateMama wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! And easy way to get in the Thanksgiving spirit (not to mention a great centerpiece for your table or buffet) is by decorating cupcakes with Thanksgiving colors! Red, orange, and yellow frosting make for a beautiful and delicious fall treat to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy!

UltimateMama knows summertime is just as chaotic as the rest of the year so she’s happy when she can involve her kids in creating a meal with “leftovers”.  Soft tacos are an easy, appetizing meal to make with leftover kebobs!  All you need is the following:

– Corn or flour tortillas

– Leftover vegetables, meat, or seafood from kebobs (cut into strips or bite size pieces from the kebobs)

– Cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or monterey jack)

– Olives and/or salsa (if desired)

To do:  Heat up your vegetables, seafood, and meat.  Have your child grab a tortilla and fill it with the heated vegetables, seafood, and meat. Sprinkle some cheese.  Add olives or salsa if desired!  Also, if you want to melt the contents of your tortilla it is easy to do just that on a stovetop, in an oven, or on a grill but be careful it doesn’t  burn!

UltimateMama loves to involve her two kids in making dinner.  Not only is it good for kids to learn the importance of healthy cooking at a young age but also it offers immediate gratification.  Now that we are in the thick of summer, UltimateMama wanted to share her quick, easy kabob creation with you.  Steps are as follows:

– Preheat your grill (UltimateMama uses charcoal as the taste can’t be beat — always remember to be careful with kids around grills)

– Grab a bunch of wooden skewers (Roland Foods Bamboo skewers work well)

– Precut vegetables into cubes (green zucchini, yellow zucchini), square pieces (red peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers, orange peppers, onions), or remove stems (mushrooms)

– For Chicken Kabobs:  Dice the chicken

– For Shrimp Kabobs:  peel and devein the shrimp

** (always tell your children to be careful with handling uncooked meat and seafood–wash hands thoroughly both before and after)

– Create an assembly line and have each child grab a skewer and assemble it as they wish

– Grill until thoroughly cooked!

– Enjoy!