Family Friendly Recipes

Microwave SmoresBy Ginny's TeamSometimes a campfire is beyond our reach. For example, sometimes it is winter, or we don’t have any wooden furniture that we can break into pieces for firewood. When this happens, we recommend turning to this microwave s’mores recipe. That way, happiness will be within reach in the form of delicious microwave s’mores.
Hot CocoaBy Ginny's TeamThis homemade hot cocoa recipe is perfect to put together for a last minute. Or, even better, to enjoy with family and friends around the Christmas tree.
Chocolate Egg CreamBy Ginny's TeamFun fact: despite its name, chocolate egg cream contains no eggs or cream. Even more fun? This delicious, chocolately drink only has three basic ingredients and can be made in approximately sixty seconds. We love chocolate egg cream because it's rich, refreshing, and very easy to make. When warmer weather hits, it's good to keep a few bottles of seltzer water chilling in the fridge so that you can make a chocolate egg cream whenever the mood strikes!
Bacon Hazelnut Hot ChocolateBy Ginny's TeamWhile you may have never thought about adding bacon to your hot cocoa before, this bacon hazelnut hot chocolate recipe will have you thinking differently! Make this delectable drink in a slow cooker for an even, well-heated beverage made with silky sweet chocolate. Bacon adds a flavor that is both sweet, salty, savory, and a little bit caramelized at the same time. While you can serve chopped bacon on the side or use full pieces of bacon as a way to stir the hot chocolate, you'll actually only be using the bacon grease to make the drink itself. However, that grease is just enough to infuse the hot chocolate with a delicious hint of bacon. Hazelnut spread adds the final layer of flavor to this unique bacon hazelnut hot chocolate treat!
Football Cake PopsBy Ginny's TeamWe've caught the Cake Pop bug! They're not only delicious, but also cute and fun to make. Plus, it's a chance to unleash your creativity: the shape, color and design possibilities are endless. Since we're thinking about the Superbowl, we decided to make Football-themed cakes. Follow along to learn how to make them--but of course, feel free to personalize them to make them your very own!
Make S’mores Indoors AnytimeBy Ginny's TeamIs there a better way to celebrate “National Toasted Marshmallow Day” than with a delicious s’mores indoors dessert? Eating a gooey s’more doesn’t always require a campfire. We put together a s’mores in a skillet recipe that captures the chocolatey, marshmallowy goodness without the firewood and flame. This Campfire Skillet S’mores recipe gives you the campfire experience, indoors. You could say, it’s “s’mores indoors!”
Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake HeartsBy Ginny's TeamNothing says "Happy Valentine's Day" like chocolate raspberry cheesecake hearts! Cheesecake and fresh raspberries combine for a sweet mixture that will make Valentine's Day delicious for friends and family alike. All you need is a heart shaped cookie cutter and a few basic pantry ingredients. Chocolate raspberry cheesecake hearts are perfect for small Valentine's Day parties or even a date night with your valentine!
Red Velvet CakeBy Ginny's TeamA red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting is surprisingly easy to make from scratch! Our secret ingredients for this moist yet crumbly recipe? Applesauce, buttermilk, and vinegar! Buttermilk keeps the batter a little tangy and very creamy, which is perfect for a red velvet cake, while the applesauce also works to keep the cake moist. The vinegar activates the baking soda, which gives this cake a better texture; plus, the vinegar brightens the red color! Homemade cream cheese frosting pairs best with the rich taste of the cake, but you can also use vanilla or chocolate if you prefer. Friends and family will be obsessed with this red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting; there's no need to tell them how simple the recipe is!
Chocolate Covered StrawberriesBy Ginny's TeamChocolate covered strawberries are the classic Valentine's Day treat. The best part of this recipe? All you need to make delicious, hardening chocolate is a bag of chocolate chips and a tablespoon of butter. A double boiler can make melting the chocolate even easier, but the microwave can work just as well. Just let the chocolate covered strawberries sit in the refrigerator until the chocolate sets for the best finish.