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About: Chantel Arsenault

Chantel Arsenault

Chantel has been with Safest Choice for two years and manages social media, digital communications and is the editor of this blog. Previous professional experience includes marketing and public relations. Chantel received a BS in Public Relations from Ball State University in 2007. She enjoys cooking, travel, being outdoors, and trying new restaurants in Chicago.

Recent Posts by Chantel Arsenault

Illustrated Recipe: Key Lime Pie

Bright, refreshing, and with just the right amount of tart, key lime pie is hard to resist. Enjoy this classic dessert any time with our simple recipe. Your family and friends will thank you!

More dessert recipes

Why stop with just key lime pie? Our recipe center features more than 100 dessert recipes—there’s something for every sweet tooth! Chocolate lover? Try our chocolate bourbon bundt cake recipe or chocolate tart with raspberries recipe. Obsessed with cupcakes? Our caffè mocha cupcakes with caramel buttercream frosting recipe is sure to hit the spot. Love all things ice cream? You’ll savor A Dozen Ways to Enjoy Ice Cream. Whatever your favorite, Davidson’s™ has a dessert recipe just for you—without the worry of Salmonella!

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DIY Homemade Paint

Did you know that you can make homemade paint with items you have in your kitchen? Best of all it’s nontoxic, edible, and completely kid-friendly! Our simple DIY homemade paint is the perfect craft to do with the little ones—and when you use Davidson’s™ eggs, it’s completely worry free.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Egg yolks (one for each color)
  • Multiple bottles of food coloring
  • Muffin tin or multiple small bowls
  • Paint brushes

Make your own DIY paint
  1. Separate egg yolk from egg white. Place yolk into cup of muffin tin.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of food coloring to egg yolk. Stir to combine.
  3. Repeat with as many colors as you
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Back-to-School: Lunch Recipe

It’s that time of year again—back-to-school season is here! Getting back into a routine can be a bit of a challenge, not only for kids but for parents, too. Don’t let back-to-school season cause meal planning anxiety. Try our hummus deviled eggs recipe for a lighter and healthier twist on the classic recipe. Did you know? Eggs are the perfect lunch box addition. They’re packed with 6 grams of protein per serving and only 70 calories—which means they provide staying power to keep kids well nourished and alert!

Bento Box Lunch Idea

Looking to try something a little different for your little learner’s lunch? Grab a bento box! It’s the perfect way to ensure kids get just the right portion

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How to Make Cheesecake Pops

Less than perfect cheesecake? Don’t fret. Turn that cheesecake flop into beautiful—and delicious—cheesecake pops! They’re easy to make and kid-friendly.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cheesecake
  • Cookie scoop
  • Chocolate wafers
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Toppings such as
    • Sprinkles
    • Mini chocolate chips
    • Chocolate sandwich cookies
    • Chopped almonds
    • Toasted shredded coconut
Assemble your cheesecake pops

This is where your little helpers come in!

  1. Line two cookie sheets with wax paper or parchment paper.
  2. Scoop and form 36 cheesecake balls. Place on cookie sheets and freeze for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt chocolate wafers and set
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A Dozen Ways to Enjoy Ice Cream

Smooth, creamy, and delicious. What’s not to love about ice cream? It’s the perfect treat on a hot summer’s day or any time you’re just in the mood for something sweet and refreshing. But choosing a flavor can be a challenge—there are just so many tasty options!

We’ve compiled 12 of our favorite safe homemade ice cream and gelato recipes—from honey-roasted pear ice cream to cappuccino gelato—to help make the choice a little less overwhelming. Or you could always just try them all. 

Even more homemade ice cream recipes

If a dozen wasn’t enough, explore more than 20 homemade ice cream and gelato recipes in our recipe center. Plus, download our free homemade ice cream and gelato recipe booklet for even more recipe

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