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Lori Horton
Lori Horton is the owner of Celebrations by Lori in Pittsburg, Ks. With over 15 years experience in the bakery business, Lori opened Celebrations in 2000. She is always out front with the most unique ideas in cake and cookie decorating for all occasions. Celebrations is also on top of the industries' latest trends and products with the area's largest selection of baking and cake decorating supplies. Open Monday - Saturday, Celebrations can be reached at 620-231-5700 or at www.celebrationsbylori.com
Candy, Chocolate & Sweets
2012-08-02 10:31:22
What are some great summer treats?
A- Summer time always presents it own set of challenges for us all. As the kids get out of school, they still want to have a cool party with all the friends and you are supposed to make that magic happen! Depending on the age of the kids, this may be easier than you think. For younger kids (ages 5-10), the most important rule is always to keep it simple! As far as the actual party goes, be sure to keep plenty of games at the ready to keep boredom at bay. Simple yard games with sprinklers, water balloons or anything else that will keep them cool are a must, but let's talk treats! You need to avoid anything that will spoil of course, but don't be afraid of the classics. Rice crispy treats are fun and easy and you can add colored sprinkles to the mixture to add a festive touch to an old favorite. Fruit kabobs can be a unique dessert using a variety of fruits. Try using small cookie cutters to make your fruit slices into shapes instead plain old cubes. Smores just never go out of style and don't have to involve a campfire. When it's super summer hot, chocolate and marshmallows at outdoor temperatures are soft enough to make a gooey mess that any kid will love! These are just a few examples, and if you don't already have one, I'm including a yummy rice crispy treat recipe, enjoy! Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats Ingredients: • 3 Tbsp. butter • 1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows • 1/4 cup yellow cake mix (the dry cake mix, not prepared into a batter!) • 6 cups crispy rice cereal • 1 (1.75 oz.) container of sprinkles Method: Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in (dry) cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix. Press into a baking dish (any size will do) and top with remaining sprinkles. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting. I find spraying a knife with nonstick spray helps to cut them.
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