Keep the lights on after the sun goes down on your 4th of July cookout with these tin can luminaries. Paint a clean, empty tin can red, white, and blue. Carefully punch a fireworks design through the can. Toss a tea candle in the bottom, and you're ready to go!
We've all seen buffets at receptions, but this one takes the cake... or at least the dessert. Instead of a normal dessert spread, why not include a s'mores bar to add a nice, sweet surprise for your guests?
Bring the campground into your kitchen with this S'mores milkshake recipe. In a blender, add vanilla ice cream, some chopped graham crackers, and 4 or 5 marshmallows. Blend them up, and add chocolate to the top. Sit back and enjoy the taste of s'mores, without the mosquitoes!
Here's something new to try out on your grill! Slice some large jalapenos in half. Fill the halves with cream and cheddar cheeses, a little green onion, and garlic. Get creative if you want, and add finely chopped tomato or crumbled bacon. Throw them on the grill until the skin is roasted and the cheese is bubbly and brown. Serve hot. Bon appetit!
Here's another Mother's Day Breakfast idea that the kids can put together, and Dad can handle the baking. Have the kids line a muffin tin with frozen hash browns. Add Bacon pieces, and top it off with an egg. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until the egg is done. Another option is to scramble the eggs, add some cheese and mushrooms, and you've got muffin tin omelets!
Here's an easy breakfast-in-bed idea that even the youngest of chefs can get in on. Have the kids layer yogurt, fruits, granola, and nuts in a sundae glass. Put it on a tray, and wake Mom up with a colorful and healthy breakfast!
Save up your pickle jars to make great containers for your bathroom items. Just wash out an empty jar, spraypaint the cap whatever color you'd like, and glue a handle on the top. Great for holding cotton balls, bobby pins, and Q-tips!
If you're outdoor barbecue goes past dusk, you can count on mosquitos to crash the party. Just break out some limes, and dot them liberally with cloves. The mixture is fragrant... and the mosquitos can't stand it! It's a neat trick, and 100% non-tosic!
Here's a way to bring science to your backyard sandbox! Use a pringles can or a bucket and build a volcano shape around it. Fill your core (the can or bucket) about halfway up with sand. Add baking soda to fill the rest nearly full. Throw in some food coloring to add some color to your "lava." Let the kids pour vinegar in to the top of the volcano and let the eruptions begin!