Thank you to Shriners Hospitals for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
With December here, many of you are setting up your home with holiday decorations, weekend family and friend gatherings and so much more.
What this also means is that you will more than likely have small children running around or little hands capable of reaching any and everything you place within reach.
Shriners Be Burn Aware campaign wants to remind families of the simple safety tips that could save lives and prevent fires. A survey by Shriners revealed shocking information from families such as:
•Forgetting to pot handles to the back of the stove and out of a child’s reach.
Serious injuries and unintentional deaths can occur from even the smallest items among children. By educating families and children about the dangers of open fires, cooking unattended and even dry Christmas trees, Shriners Hospitals for Children hopes to reduce the risk of accidents and prevent injuries this holiday season.
Shriners Hospitals for Children urges parents and caregivers to continually remind children of simple precautions that can hopefully keep them safe and injury free over the holidays.
•Don’t leave lit candles unattended. 27% of U.S. adults surveyed admit to leaving lit candles within reach of children.
•Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove to keep them out of a child’s reach. 25% of Americans surveyed reported that they don’t take this simple action.
•When you’re cooking, keep a lid or cookie sheet nearby to put out a potential fire. 47% of the people who took the survey skip this simple tip.
When cooking never leave your stove unattended. We had an unfortunate incident 10 years ago at a family gathering where my daughter was burned because she reached up on the stove. It was literally one of the most heartbreaking moments to watch as a parent. Even though it’s been several years, I have learned to be more diligent about making sure I am using appropriate precautions when my children are in the kitchen.
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children specializing in burn care provide critical, surgical and rehabilitated care to children with varying degrees of new and healed burns. Shriners Hospitals for Children is an international health care system of 22 hospitals throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Shriners Hospitals for Children goes beyond traditional medical care to provide social and emotional support programs that encourage children to reach their dreams.
Looking for a fun holiday treat! Try this Christmas Eve favorite of ours! Be sure to tag #gritsngraceeats on Instagram!
|Peppermint Vanilla Brownie Cups|
|Total Time 1.5 hours|
- Brownies (it doesn’t matter if it’s from a box or you can try this amazing homemade brownie recipe)
- Cool Whip
- Vanilla pudding (here is my favorite homemade vanilla pudding recipe, although you can use boxed as well)
- Crushed Candy Canes
- 1 4oz package of Philadephia Cream Cheese
- ¼ cup butter (softened)
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1½ cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- red, pink or green food coloring if desired
- Make brownies and cut into small squares.
- Carefully beat cream cheese and butter until smooth in a separate bowl. Then mix in powdered sugar and Cool Whip.
- Mix pudding, milk vanilla, food coloring (color of choice). Add to cream cheese mixture and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
- Layer brownies and cream mixture and serve!
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