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Kid Friendly Dallas Resorts and “Dirt Cups”

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Besides finding amazing travel deals, insider secrets from Mom’s who’ve been there, and the best kid friendly tips about family vacations and travel ideas, these daily blurbs and interesting kid friendly posts from around the net are just a smidgen of what’s in store for you on BestKidFriendlyTravel.com. Read on to see a cute post I found perusing the net on SheIsDallas.com (formerly BurbMom.com) about dirt cups recipe from Jennifer G. that kids can actually eat…(no it’s not actually dirt, just a fun kids’ dessert), as well as great kid friendly Dallas hotels & resorts. Also be sure to check out our post on Kid Friendly Dallas-Ft.Worth, TX for tons of great info.

Anytime I find something cute, funny, or just plain kid friendly – I’ll be posting about it right here on our site, and this one is no exception…

I found this great recipe post by Jennifer G. on SheIsDallas.com (formerly BurbMom.com)

Dirt Cups

March 18, 2011 By JenniferG

Need a quick and fun snack or dessert idea for your kids?  This just might do the trick.

I can remember actually falling into a fit of giggles with my friend when we realized it was really just pudding and Oreo cookies.  Needless to say it was a big hit for us.

I decided to make this for my children recently.  This recipe is simple and delicious.

Click here to see the recipe for Dirt Cups.


Ok, for those feeling a bit put-off or guilty about giving your kids pudding and Oreos, you may want to check out this post of a great guidebook review:

Healthy Highways: The Travelers’ Guide to Healthy Eating

At first glance, I was expecting Healthy Highways: The Travelers’ Guide to Healthy Eating to be a list of roadside diners offering more than chicken-fried everything with a side of French fries.

Healthy Highways spotlights organic and vegetarian restaurant options with more than 2800 listings in all 50 states. The authors don’t stop there.  To make eating well on the road (or in your home city) as easy as possible, they include local directions, a unique feature that helps travelers anticipate upcoming locations and plan stops without worrying about getting lost.  The Goldbecks add that,

“ Not only does Healthy Highways help people eat better on the road, it also gives them an opportunity to see parts of the country that often whiz by.”


Since the recipe came from SheisDallas.com, I thought to throw in a few recommendations of kid friendly hotels in Dallas in case you want to make a fun family vacation in the Dallas area. Check these out:

Kid Friendly Dallas Resorts & Hotels :

2121 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201 US Map It
The Ritz-Carlton Dallas is located in vibrant Uptown Dallas, 30 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and 15 minutes from Dallas Love Field Airport. Set within a striking new Regency-style, the hotel occupies the first eight floors of the elegant 21-story structure. Its 70 Residences at The Ritz-Carlton are situated on floors nine through 21. The hotel is located within walking distance of myriad restaurants, clubs, galleries, shopping, the Dallas Arts District, Victory Park, and American Airlines Center.Renowned Chef Dean Fearing will be on site full-time as his multi-venue restaurant, Fearing’s, becomes reality. With seven dining locations providing a lively, convivial ambiance, plus spectacular outdoor seating and a lounge, Fearing’s will offer Elevated American Cuisine and rare wines.The 12,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa features 12 oversized treatment rooms, men’s and women’s Healing Waters (a complete hydrotherapy experience), full-service salon, state-of-the-art fitness center, exercise and movement classes, relaxation and refreshment areas, luxurious locker rooms, wellness counseling, the exclusive Prada Beauty skin care experience, and a menu of treatments.Additionally, the hotel’s high-tech meeting and event space features the largest luxury ballroom in central Dallas. The exclusive Ritz-Carlton Club Level occupies the hotel’s seventh floor, offering private access, a dedicated concierge team, and five complimentary food and beverage presentations per day in the luxurious Club Lounge. There is also an outdoor pool located atop its own private terrace.Hotel rooms and suites feature oversized bathrooms with separate tubs and showers, wireless and wired Internet access, flat-panel High-Def TVs, upscale Bulgari bath amenities, high thread-count European bed linens, refreshment and tea/coffee facilities, iPod chargers, and safes with laptop capacity and charger access.. … more
1530 Main Street
Dallas, TX US 75201-4804 Map It

The Joule, A Luxury Collection Hotels is the first true designer hotel in Dallas. The Joule embodies a new sense of energy sweeping through the revitalized historic center. The restoration of the 1920s Neo-Gothic facade is further enhanced by a new 10-story tower and striking lobby.  Nearby attractions include Victory Park and the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as shopping at the flagship original Neiman Marcus location, dining and entertainment in the West End historic district and the West Village.


2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75219 US Map It
Once the palatial home of a Texas cotton magnate, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts’ flagship property, has received such honors as the top US hotel by Zagat and the top hotel for service in the world. Situated in the fashionable Highland Park neighborhood, the Mansion retains the intimate ambience of a private residence while providing the highest levels of quality and service. Hotel amenities include: 24-hour in-room dining, Business Center, Fitness Studio complete with Universal machines, free weights, sauna, massage services, Outdoor heated swimming pool with poolside bar in the summer , Concierge services, complimentary shoe shines, laundry & dry-cleaning services, secretarial services. Complimentary newspapers, 24-hour pressing service ,Full housekeeping service twice daily including nightly turndown service, Extensive 24-hour security ,2-to-1 staff-to-guest ratio.Room amenities include: Fresh flowers, Seasonal arrival amenity ,Bottled water , terry robes , Custom bath products by Lady Primrose’s , minibar, and in room safes… more
2337 South International Parkway
Dallas, TX 75261-9045 US Map It
: Grapevine
You don’t even have to put your shoes back on after landing; Grand Hyatt DFW is a short walk from any DFW arrival. … more
1717 North Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75201 US Map It Downtown
Set amid soaring skyscrapers in the heart of the Arts District, The Fairmont Dallas is a monument of style and grace. The European-style, 25-story Fairmont Dallas is located in the Dallas Arts District. The West End Historic District of Dallas is a cluster of cultural offerings, unique shops, delicious Tex-Mex eateries, and exciting nightlife. An extensive array of parks and lakes offer refuge during the summer months. Easily accessible freeways offer quick access to the Dallas Market Center, major shopping centers, and Southfork Ranch, which is a stunning acreage with its own unique history. Within three miles of the hotel are Dallas Convention Center, Dallas Market Hall, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Zoo, Fair Park, Main Tower Building, Old City Park, and Texas University. Six Flags Over Texas is 17 miles away. Eat by the pool or in the elegantly appointed Pyramid Restaurant. To unwind, take an invigorating swim or relax with a full body massage across the street at Metropolitan Fitness Center, where guests of The Fairmont Dallas enjoy Health Club and Spa privileges. The hotel offers meeting facilities, laundry service, 24-hour room service, turndown service, a coffee shop, lobby bar, shops, a theater desk, and garage parking at a fee. Valet parking is 23.00 (inclusive of tax) including in-and-out privileges. This hotel also allows small pets.The guestrooms feature climate control, radios, cable TV, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, safes, and fax machines. Mini-refrigerators are available upon request at the front desk… more

And don’t miss our post on Kid Friendly Dallas-Ft.Worth, TX for tons of great kid friendly Dallas info.



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