John Fox’s Fruit Pizza

jul28006Serves 12


1 Cup Orange Juice
1/4 Cup Lemon juice
Dash of Salt
3/4 Cup Water
3 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1 Cup Sugar


8 Ounce Cream cheese
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla


1 Package of Sugar Cookie Dough


Mix ingredients of glaze, cook over medium heat until it boils and thickens, then cool. Spread cookie dough on buttered pizza pan. Bake 350F degrees for 10 minutes. Cool. Mix sauce and spread over cooled dough. Arrange fruit on top and pour glaze over. Refrigerate.
Your child will love being creative on arranging the fruit on the pizza.

Submitted by Karen Orteza

Natalie Raccoon’s Indoor S’mores

20160911_194837This is a quick simple recipe, great for those rainy days when you can’t build a fire but still want S’mores.


1 box Graham Crackers
1 Jar Marshmallow Creme
1 Jar Chocolate Spread



Break the graham crackers into two even halves.  Spread the chocolate spread on one half.  On the other half spread the marshmallow creme.  Take the two halves and place the one on to of the other with the creme and spread touching inside.

Pour a glass of milk and eat your S’more.  Enjoy.

Submitted by Carol Czarnecki

The Berenstain Bears’ Holiday Cookbook Cub-Friendly Cooking With an Adult By Mike Berenstain

bearcookBook Description

Be part of the fun and join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear as they cook up holiday favorites and some unique eats for friends and family with the all-new The Berenstain Bears Holiday Cookbook. Filled with traditional holiday favorites like Frosted Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Pie, Hot Apple Cider Punch, Cranberry Stuffing, and some unique and fun recipes like Papa Bear’s Paw-Licking Good Chicken Wings, this kid-friendly cookbook will help Bear Country families, and families and friends everywhere, have the most wonderful year of eating ever!

Young cooks and their adult assistants will find recipes for beverages, meals and sides, and sweets and treats.


My review:

40 recipes to make with your cub are in this book. Each recipe includes a color photo of the food. There is a section for each holiday with a one page introductory tale to the holiday featuring the bears.

The recipes are sorted by holiday and most are easy to make.  There are such recipes as pizza, mashed potatoes, smoothie, popcorn and more.  You will enjoy making these recipes with your cubs.

Over all I give this book a 4 out 5 stars because of the difficulty of some recipes.

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