It may officially be fall, but here in LA it still feels like summer. The heat doesn’t seem to be letting up, so here in the McDermott household we’ve been doing all we can to stay cool, which includes eating tons of fresh fruit. And leave it to my hubby to create this refreshing, tasty creation that the kids absolutely love – the Strawberry Cream Cheese Tower. This bite sized treat is great to make for your kids’ parties or as an afternoon snack to make with the kids. Dean recently shared this yummy recipe on his website, and I had to make sure that all of you momistas out there saw it!

Here’s what you’ll need to make


  • 1 seedless watermelon
  • 1 quart basket of strawberries
  • 1 small container cream cheese
  • Pinch of salt
  • Wood or plastic skewers. I like to use the ones that Starbucks “gives’ me.
  • 1 small bag of shredded coconut (optional)
  • Green food coloring (optional)

For step-by-step instructions on how to make these bite sized treats head over to Dean’s website, The Gourmet Dad.

What fun after-school snacks do you make for (or with!) your kids?



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