Holiday Recipes for Kids

5:42 PM, Dec 16, 2013   |    comments
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Laurie Aker from Earth Fare offers up these tasty treats you can prepare for the kids for the Holidays:

Holiday Pita Trees

  • 4 flavored or plain pita folds or pita (pocket) breads (about 6 inches in diameter)
  • 16 thin pretzel sticks
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley (or cilantro)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/4 cup very finely chopped red and yellow bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced sugar plum tomatoes


  • Cut each pita fold into 8 wedges. Insert pretzel stick into center of bottom of each wedge to form "tree trunk."
  • In small bowl, mix sour cream, guacamole, parsley and garlic. Spread about 1 teaspoon sour cream mixture on each pita wedge.
  • Sprinkle diced bell peppers onto each wedge, forming a garland pattern. Add sliced tomatoes for ornaments. If desired, cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours before serving.




1 pound cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese, grated

1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled

1 garlic clove, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Celery, clove, pumpernickel slice, black olives, thin pretzel sticks and carrot

Desired crackers


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese (reserve a spoonful for hat), 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, feta, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Freeze until firm, 30 minutes.
  • Shape mixture into 3 balls; roll balls in remaining Mozzarella until evenly coated. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Just before serving, stack balls; secure with toothpicks. Use vegetable peeler to shave celery scarf; pin with clove. Cut bread into 1- and 1 1/2-inch rounds; glue hat together with cream cheese, then secure with toothpick. Place sliced olives on as buttons and eyes. cut end off carrot; press in place as nose. Insert pretzels onto each side for arms. Serve with crackers. Enjoy!


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