Whether you’ll be having a barbeque or take out pizza for Dad’s big day, homemade desserts are always a great way for kids to show dad their love. Here is a recipe for Cream Cheese Cupcakes that will be a hit.
CREAM CHEESE CUPCAKES
2 8oz. packages of cream cheese ( I used Neufchatel)
2/3 C sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1. Line muffin tins with paper liners. Set a vanilla wafer in the bottom of each.
2. Mix all other ingredients until smooth.
3. Fill cups and bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
4. Chill overnight. You can eat them like this, or top with a variety of fruits such as crushed pineapple, strawberries, cherries. And, speaking of strawberries, it is peak season for these delicious bits of heaven. Make a few chocolate covered ones by: 1. Melting morsels in a microwave-safe dish for 60 seconds. 2. Stir and repeat for 30 second intervals until smooth. 3. Stir in 1/2 tsp of vegetable oil to make the mixture thin enough for dipping the berries into. 4. Hold the strawberry by the green cap and dip it into the chocolate mixture. 5. Set onto waxed paper and refrigerate until set.
Want some NO COST gifts? Try making some “coupons” with jobs the kids will do for dad such as, back massage, car wash, weeding flower beds, etc. Any time your child can pitch in and help Dad it will be appreciated.
There are also some great websites that have crafts kids can make for Dad on his special day. Here are a few:
Better Homes and Gardens: http://www.bhg.com/holidays/fathers-day/crafts/fathers-day-crafts-for-kids/
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!