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Mini PB&J Cups + 4 Things You Didn't Know About Milk

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I grew up drinking milk with every meal. In fact, I used to hold milk drinking contests in our school cafeteria putting back as many as 9 pints at a time (5th grade humble brag :) If I don’t have at least three types of milk (whole, skim and cream) in our fridge at all times, someone is going to end up not having their variety of choice. Today it's all about Mini PB&J Cups + 4 things you didn't know about milk!

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Fact #1: You may think cookies are the obvious pairing with a tall glass of milk, but in fact, there’s some science behind why milk works so well with such a wide variety of other food. For example, the casein in milk binds with the capsaicin oil in chilies, washing it away and making milk a perfect partner to all sorts of spicy dishes. Have you ever bitten into a chili that sets your mouth on fire and someone advises you to “drink milk!” to cool your palate down?

Fact #2: At an average of just 25 cents a glass, milk is one of the most affordable ways to give your kids nutritious protein. Penny for penny, other sources like fish or beef can’t compare.

Fact #3: It’s stressful when you feel like your kids are falling short on the nutrients they need. Milk is a nutritional powerhouse offering calcium, vitamin A and D as well as potassium.

Fact #4: Milk is one of the safest foods you can offer your family. All varieties of milk whether regular or organic, flavored or white are minimally processed, often delivered locally and since the pasteurization process is a simple one, make it safe to drink. Having peace of mind when you’re feeding your family is always key!

Mini PB&J Cups + 4 Things You Didn't Know about Milk from

When it comes to pairing a cold glass of milk with food nothing makes me more nostalgic than with peanut butter and jelly. These Mini PB&J Cups are a simple treat to prepare with your kids and only use a few key ingredients. You can also use any flavor of jelly, jam or preserves or even switch up the nut butter to make them your own. Serve with your favorite type of milk and you’ve got a real recipe for happiness.

Mini PB&J Cups  (makes 15 cups )

  • Prep Time: 10 mins,
  • Cook Time: 2 mins,
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I grew up drinking milk with every meal. In fact, I used to hold milk drinking contests in our school cafeteria putting back as many as 9 pints at a time (5th grade humble brag :) If I don’t have at least three types of milk (whole, skim and cream) in...


  • 15 phyllo dough cups (found in the frozen aisle of your local grocery)
  • 1/3 cup peanut or other nut butter
  • 3 tablespoons fruit preserves


  1. 1. Thaw the phyllo shells at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Fill each phyllo shell with 1 teaspoon of peanut butter and 1/2 teaspoon of preserves.
Mini PB&J Cups

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  1. outdoormama

    October 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    #1 & #2. Nutritional powerhouse!

  2. Erika Ellison

    October 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Wow! I had know idea milk was so awesome! I learned 4 new facts, but the fact I enjoyed he most was how as mom’s we worry if our kids get enough nutrients. Milk has four essential nutrients that can help us stress less about their eating and nutritional intake.. I’ve been a health teacher for 11 years and I have 2 biological children, but each new school year I get so many more kids;) this info helps me become a better mom and teacher. Thanks MILK!

  3. Joanna

    October 27, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Yay milk! I love milk with all types of dessert and definitely with peanut butter!

  4. Anna

    October 26, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    I knew milk was supposed to help with spicy food but I didn’t know it was the casein that made it work! Cool info.

  5. Yvette

    October 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Fact #1, Recommend milk on the side whenever we have New Mexico green chili, always thought the fat in milk alone removed the heat. Glad to pass this info on at our next get together.

  6. Liz Stark

    October 26, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Fact #1 surprised me the most. Very interesting.

  7. Angela

    October 26, 2015 at 1:59 am

    #4 pleasantly surprised me the most. So much controversy on parenting sites about whether to give our kids milk and the dangers of hormone enhancement can leave me second-guessing my choices for their nutrition as a parent, but this tip (along with #3) put my mind at ease that this is a very safe and nutritional choice to give my family, including picky toddler. Thanks!

  8. Wendy

    October 25, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Hosting a kiddie Halloween party next week and am envisioning these being a hit! I’ve definately got a sweet tooth because I’m imagining how delish it would be to sub the jam for Nutella! Mmmmmm

  9. erin

    October 25, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I always forget that milk is such a great source of protein

  10. tac

    October 25, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I am surprised by the low cost of a glass of milk.

  11. Amy Messer

    October 25, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I can barely keep up with the milk consumption!

  12. Christine

    October 24, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I was surprised by number 4…I thought it went through a lot of processing.

  13. Shana

    October 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Son can’t get enough milk…..he loves it!!!

  14. gary

    October 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm


  15. gary

    October 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm

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    October 24, 2015 at 3:12 pm

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  17. gary

    October 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm


  18. gary

    October 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I was surprised by #1

  19. bill

    October 24, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I was surprised that it is affordable

  20. miranda

    October 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm


  21. miranda

    October 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm


  22. miranda

    October 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

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  23. miranda

    October 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

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  24. miranda

    October 24, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    #2 – I didn’t realize what a bargain milk is

  25. Lori

    October 24, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    #4. I thought it was processed more.

  26. Karla

    October 24, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I was aware of all of your pointers. However it’s a good reminder/refresher. I love milk with rich foods. Pastas, desserts, etc.

  27. Abigail

    October 24, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Fact #2: we love milk around here, but I really haven’t thought about the per glass cost PLUS all those nutrients. Woo hoo! Yet another reason to keep drinking milk :-)

  28. Christine

    October 24, 2015 at 8:24 am

    #1 I knew that milk was my go-to beverage when enjoying spicy foods, but I didn’t know the actual science behind it (I just went with the vague: it neutralizes the spicyness, lol).
    With 5 kids and us all being milk lovers, we go through a lot of milk! :-)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. molly g

    October 24, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I was surprised that milk is *so* nutritious.. i live in Los Angeles, where it seems that milk is not hip. Everyone is drinking almond milk, but I just love cow’s milk!

  30. Kerri Herman

    October 23, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    #4… I didn’t know milk was one of the safest things to give kids. My twins love milk!!

  31. Tiffany

    October 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    This would be a great prize! I have three kids and we go through a lot of milk.

  32. Adrienne G.

    October 23, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Fact #2 – I buy organic so I always feel like milk is an expensive item at the grocery store.

  33. Allyson F.

    October 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Fact #2 –milk’s price per cup surprised me!

  34. Theresa

    October 22, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    #4 – I have a son who will only drink flavored milk right now. We do buy organic, but it’s nice to know whatever form he gets it’s better than nothing!

  35. Leah

    October 22, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    These look delicious! I love peanut butter. I make it “nothing but nuts” in the blender for the kids.

  36. Dimple

    October 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Fact #4. I didn’t realize there is very little processing. I am looking forward to using these pbnj cups for kiddy appetizers!

  37. Ashley C

    October 22, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I think my kids will love these PB&J cups! Thanks!

  38. Jessica

    October 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    #2.. I would have thought milk cost more with how much I’m buying every week for my two little ones!

  39. Katie

    October 22, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Fun fact #2 surprised me! I had no idea how affordable milk is when you break it down per glass.

  40. Gina

    October 22, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Awesome recipe!! My 4 year son drinks milk like crazy!

  41. Amy McCullough

    October 22, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Fact #2 surprised me, I knew how nutritional milk was but I didn’t realize it was so cheap compared to other nutritional foods.

  42. Samantha G

    October 22, 2015 at 8:36 am

    #2. Although I’ve recently read a bit on raw milk. If you could do some kind of post about raw milk I’d love to read it!

  43. Samantha G

    October 22, 2015 at 8:35 am

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  44. Samantha G

    October 22, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I love milk with almond butter! It’s delicious and a healthy way to add protein to my diet.

  45. Rebecca

    October 22, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Fact #2 surprised me. The cost of organic milk seems to high to me, I always assumed milk was expensive. I have been corrected! :o)

  46. Cindy T

    October 22, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I love milk! We recently switched back to whole milk and I’m in heaven. Cookies, here I come…

  47. Amanda R.

    October 22, 2015 at 6:53 am

    I am conflicted about all of the dairy versus non-dairy (i.e. vegan) information available. It is confusing to know who funds and promotes these articles and studies. Because I am on the fence, we consume a combination of cow’s milk and nut milk. We do eat cow’s milk cheeses and yogurts. What are your thoughts on this Catherine?

    • C. McCord

      October 23, 2015 at 9:56 am

      We eat and drink a wide variety of foods in our home! The most important thing for me is balance and moderation!

    • Jennifer

      October 22, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      I’m with you Amanda. I am curious to hear what she has to say. I know she uses coconut and almond milks as well… That’s a whole lot of milks to have on hand!

  48. Joanne

    October 22, 2015 at 6:15 am

    I’m surprised at #2. I didn’t realize that milk costs so little per serving! Interesting!

  49. Callie Flack

    October 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

    #2 b/c I feel like the price of milk just keeps going up and up so it’s nice to know it is still a good price per cup in comparrison

  50. Katy brodbeck

    October 22, 2015 at 4:44 am

    WOW! #2. I just can’t believe milk is that much per glass/serving. #2 really surprised me. I never gave it much thought before.

  51. Prya

    October 22, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Fact #4, I keep reading about how much processing is done, the chemicals being added to extend shelf life are a concern to me. But a bigger picture of not having a nutritious food makes Milk of any sorts a great resource of nutrition.

  52. Liwen

    October 22, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Fact #4!

  53. Carolyn Moore

    October 21, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Fact #2 – never thought of it that way!

  54. Lynn

    October 21, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Jalapeños and milk— the perfect pairing!!!!

  55. Kristine Lewis

    October 21, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Price per cup was interesting!

  56. Irene

    October 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Surprised at the price per glass. Never thought of it that way….

  57. Chrissy Tirpack

    October 21, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I felt much better about giving my kids milk after reading these tips, especially the last one.

  58. Carrie

    October 21, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Fact #2 – I never broke it down to realize how inexpensive a glass of milk would be! We love milk in my house and drink it every morning and most nights!

  59. GERI

    October 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm


  60. Carla

    October 21, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I always suffer with spicy food, but I go to water to fix it, I’ll go for milk now 😉

  61. Amy G

    October 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    So excited my youngest will drink plain milk without added sugar! First child will only drink chocolate.

  62. Marcia

    October 21, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    My family loves milk products such as cheese and yogurt even more than milk itself

  63. Brooke Amaden

    October 21, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    #4 I always thought organic was a must with milk.

  64. Lea

    October 21, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Fact #4 was the one for me! All 4 facts were excellent reminders!

  65. Tanna Smith

    October 21, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    We never run out of milk at our house. If it’s low someone has to make a special trip just to get more!

  66. Crystal B

    October 21, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    I didn’t know milk had so many vitamins. I knew it had D and calcium, but not the others.

  67. sofia kaouny

    October 21, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Fact 2 was suprisingly to me. I didn’t know a glass of milk is so cheap. Maybe because I buy organic

  68. Elisa

    October 21, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Milk and spicy foods…now I understand the pairing

  69. Stacy

    October 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I always wondered why people offered milk with spicy foods, good to know!

  70. Julie R

    October 21, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I didn’t know milk was so full of protein. This is all the more reason to encourage my daughter to drink it!

  71. NicoleV

    October 21, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Fact number 4 was a good reminder!

  72. Jeannie

    October 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    These points are very interesting. Especially #4. I always heard milk was very processed. I still love milk.
    My granddaughters would love the Mini PB&J Cups! Have to make those with them!!!

  73. Bryn

    October 21, 2015 at 11:57 am

    We are a three milk house too

  74. Laura

    October 21, 2015 at 11:53 am

    None of the comments were surprising. All great reasons!

  75. Celeste O

    October 21, 2015 at 11:49 am

    These look delicious. I love peanut butter and especially with some milk.

  76. BellTag

    October 21, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Fact #4 as my daughter only drinks chocolate milk and I used to feel bad but then I realized that I did the same my whole childhood at school for lunch and I turned out fine and this reinforces my decision as any milk is better than none! Thanks :-)

  77. cheryl

    October 21, 2015 at 11:34 am

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    October 21, 2015 at 11:34 am

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  79. cheryl

    October 21, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Fact #4. Why am I trying to wean the toddlers for milk when it’s so good for them? Bring it on!

  80. Elizabeth S

    October 21, 2015 at 11:30 am

    We love milk! Me and my son each go through about a gallon a week!

  81. Maggie

    October 21, 2015 at 11:12 am

    We love organic milk!!!!

  82. Donelle

    October 21, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Fact 4….
    My son drinks milk and orange juice concoction and it is hilarious when he orders it when we eat out. Server’s face expressions…haha!

  83. Lauren

    October 21, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Fact #2 surprises me. We drink a ton of milk and at times it seems it would be cheaper to just have a cow but if 25 cents is correct I might be wrong

  84. Emily

    October 21, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Fact number 1 suprised me the most!

  85. Kristen

    October 21, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Fact #2.!

  86. Deb

    October 21, 2015 at 10:56 am

    yum. it does a body good.

  87. Rita

    October 21, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Fact 4 surprised me – I love that it’s more local than we realize.

  88. Amber Bond

    October 21, 2015 at 10:36 am

    25 cents a glass…surprising! I never did the math!

  89. michelle

    October 21, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Fact 2 most surprised me. But I’m assuming that’s not the price per serving for organic milk.

  90. Katy

    October 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Fact #4 surprised me, I didn’t realize it was so local.

  91. Evie

    October 21, 2015 at 10:32 am

    My son says he wants to drink all the milk in the whole market!!!

  92. Vanessa

    October 21, 2015 at 10:31 am

    fact # 1 was very interesting

  93. Gail P

    October 21, 2015 at 10:24 am

    #2! I had never really thought about it like that!

  94. Barbara Muller

    October 21, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Fact #2 was a surprise. I did not know that milk averaged 25 cents a glass.

  95. Bdel

    October 21, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Truth be told. Not ALL milk varieties are the safest. For example, milk from grain fed cows is actually very inflammatory amongst other things and can do more harm than good to growing bodies (or any body). I agree that children should intake milk. But saying that “all varieties of milk are safe to drink” is quite a bold statement and instead educating about different milk options may be more empowering as people may then feel equipped to take control of what sort of milk they intake because it does matter. Otherwise, the peanut butter cups sound amazing and I always appriciate your creativity!! Blessings.

    • Shana

      October 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

      I would love some actual scientific evidence to back this up. Otherwise, I consider it fear mongering.

      • Bdel

        October 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

        Exactly why I said education about this is key and why I didn’t list as many facts as I could of. This is not the time or place and I was merely making an observation. With the world at the click of a key nowadays it is very easy for people to do their own research instead of being told and taking this or anything I say as truth. Milk truly is amazing, but unfortunately the way cows are raised isn’t, and we essentially intake what the cow intakes. I am not here to tell anyone what to do, just sharing my knowledge and experience and giving people something to think about. If I had to recommend a book.. “The Untold Story of Milk by Dr. Ron Schmid”. Thanks so much for your response.

        • Bdel

          October 21, 2015 at 1:42 pm

          And a documentary… Foster Gable, Thrive: What on Earth Will It Take.

  96. Amber Aragon

    October 21, 2015 at 9:56 am

    The safety and local fact surprised me the most

  97. Andrea James

    October 21, 2015 at 9:52 am

    My kids are huge milk drinkers, thanks for this recipe!

  98. Jodi Z

    October 21, 2015 at 9:50 am

    As I was reading the mini PB&J cups recipe my son announced that we are down to one gallon of milk. We drink a gallon a day with four boys and a daddy who loves milk.

  99. Nancy K.

    October 21, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Pinning right now!

  100. Nancy K.

    October 21, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Number 1 surprised me the most:

    “For example, the casein in milk binds with the capsaicin oil in chilies, washing it away and making milk a perfect partner to all sorts of spicy dishes.”

    Good to know why that works, after all these years!

  101. ANNA

    October 21, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Fact #2. 25 cents a glass is pretty good! No wonder my mom always pushed it on me as a kid

  102. Laura C

    October 21, 2015 at 9:45 am

    #2. We are a big milk-drinking family. It seems milk is a large part of our budget; interesting to learn about the affordability of milk!

  103. Heather

    October 21, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I think the one thing I never really think about is the minimal processing and how it’s often local. We love milk in our house and have been thinking about getting local milk deliveries to help further support local dairies.

  104. Emily

    October 21, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Fact #2 surprised me the most! I didn’t realize that it only costs 25 cents a glass!

  105. monet

    October 21, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I like the tip on the casein in the milk! Always a good thing to remember when your mouth is on fire from some hot sauce.

  106. Vickie

    October 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I am really surprised that milk is more economical than I thought. My family drinks milk everday and they love my homemade ice cream made, of course, with milk!

  107. Sharon White

    October 21, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I think milk is great.

  108. Patty B.

    October 21, 2015 at 9:34 am

    #2! Thanks for doing this – I feel like milk (espeically cow’s) gets a bad wrap these days, so I loved reading these great facts..

  109. Lindsay

    October 21, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I really hadn’t thought about milk being minimally processed and local. Of course, it makes total sense, but I guess the milk label isn’t something I scour — for good reason!

  110. Rubydog

    October 21, 2015 at 9:34 am

    The tip about cost surprises me the most. Makes me feel better about spending what seems like a lot for a gallon of it. I love milk!!

  111. Staci

    October 21, 2015 at 9:33 am

    #4 surprised me the most

  112. Jennifer W.

    October 21, 2015 at 9:32 am

    #1 surprised me.

  113. holly

    October 21, 2015 at 9:31 am

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  114. Rebecca

    October 21, 2015 at 9:31 am

    #4 surprised me the most! I can’t wait to try these with my 5 1/2 year old when she gets home from school! Thanks so much!

    BTW, I purchased your Weelicious Lunches (to go along with the 20 copies of Weelicious One Family One Meal book that I gave to family and friends a couple of Christmases ago) and I LOVE it! I cannot wait to try every single idea in there! Thank you!!!

  115. holly

    October 21, 2015 at 9:30 am

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  116. holly

    October 21, 2015 at 9:30 am

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  117. holly

    October 21, 2015 at 9:29 am

    We are big milk drinkers in my house. We love our dairy

  118. Shashi

    October 21, 2015 at 9:29 am

    None of them surprised me as we grew up drinking milk.. but the recent articles about how cow’s milk is not required for humans, giving up dairy etc. is really confusing :(

    • Rubydog

      October 21, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Of course milk isn’t required for humans, neither are bell peppers, or eggs, for ex. But that doesn’t mean those things are not good for us!!

  119. Ciara Locklear

    October 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

    #2 surprised me

  120. Jaymee Houser

    October 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

    #4 was surprising

  121. Jennifer H

    October 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Can’t tell you how this reassures me, my son is SUCH a picky eater!

  122. Jamie K.

    October 21, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I wasn’t surprised by any of the 4 statements. My hubby is from WI so we are big milk drinkers!

  123. Hadley

    October 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I never did the math and was surprised that one glass amounts to only about 25 cents (fact #2). Couldn’t and wouldn’t want my family to live without our beloved milk!

  124. Betty W

    October 21, 2015 at 9:20 am

    It was a toss up between 1 & 4 but #4 was the one that surprised me the most. So #4 wins out.

  125. kristin

    October 21, 2015 at 9:16 am

    can’t wait to try these, I think my kids will love them!!

  126. Jean

    October 21, 2015 at 9:16 am

    #2 was most surprising.

  127. Maryanne W.

    October 21, 2015 at 9:15 am

    #2 surprised me the most…..that it’s so affordable!

  128. Deb S

    October 21, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I was surprised by how inexpensive milk really is . . . we go through 3 gallons a week!

  129. Elisheva Dorfman

    October 21, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Never calculated how adorable it actually is!

    • Elisheva Dorfman

      October 21, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Meant affordable!

  130. Kat

    October 21, 2015 at 9:13 am


    These are a great idea. Are the cups ready to serve when they thaw or do you bake them a bit? Do you have any tricks for filling then neatly?

    • C. McCord

      October 23, 2015 at 10:01 am

      The cups are ready to serve as soon as they thaw! I just used a small spoon to fill the cups!

  131. Katie F.

    October 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Fact #4 surprised me the most!

  132. Lynn

    October 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Milk is great with spicy Cajun food. I had no idea how nutritious it is to boot! Sweetness. Shoot now I am craving a glass. Can’t wait to make the peanut butter cups with my 3 year old. She loves to help in the kitchen. What temperature do I bake them at?

    • C. McCord

      October 23, 2015 at 10:02 am

      The phyllo dough cups are already baked and just need to be thawed!

  133. Amy Hegwood

    October 21, 2015 at 9:11 am

    #2 surprised me. I guess it’s true though that although milk seems expensive compared to meat it really is not

  134. suzanne

    October 21, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Adorable idea!

  135. Sonia D

    October 21, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Got Milk?

  136. Jennifer S

    October 21, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I love a glass of milk to “wash down” so many different dishes. My kids have always loved milk too.