month : 10/2012 14 results

Butter and Sage Sauce

One of our new favorite flavors is sage. We love it on pork chops and we love the sage in Crostini Alla Romana. This Butter and Sage pasta sauce recipe sounded promising so we were excited to try it. Quick sauces are wonderful! The butter was melted in a saucepan. After the butter changes color to a light brown color the sage leaves were added and the heat was turned off. Next the lemon juice was added and the sauce was set aside until the pasta was ready. Super quick and easy! After ...

Neely’s Pigs in a Blanket

    Pigs in a Blanket is not a new recipe but we have never made them.  This recipe perfect for my Little Chefs. Store bought crescent rolls were cut into thirds.  Little Chef A cut them in all different shapes and sizes trying her hardest to make thirds. Each third were brushed with dijon mustard then rolled in a cocktail frank. Some were rolled tighter then others but none of them unrolled so we were good. We decided it would be easier to brush the dough right after rolling out ...

Herbed Garlic Bread

  Sometimes we are looking for a quick and easy recipe. Herbed Garlic Bread from the Food Network Magazine promised to be just that. For once we didn't need to make the bread! Little Chef D and H went shopping with me today to get a loaf of French Bread. After school Little Chef C melted the butter in a saucepan with olive oil and salt. After a few minutes the chopped parsley was added. The recipe says to pour some of the butter mixture in between each slice. We tried that with ...

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

  The key to this recipe is in the heavy cream.  About 30 minutes before you are ready to start the recipe put a bowl and your beaters in the refrigerator to cool. I have even put them in the freezer. The key to getting the heavy whipping cream to properly form peaks is to keep it as cold as you can. This means start with everything cold and work quickly.  We poured the heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl, used the chilled beaters and began. Its amazing how quickly the peaks ...

Perfect Cupcake

  A while ago I saw a post on Tidy Mom about the perfect cupcake from a box mix. Our Tea Party was a perfect time to try out the recipe. We chose one of our favorite box mixes and ignored the directions on the box. Instead you will need 1/2 cup butter, 3 eggs and 1 cup water. In a large bowl we melted the butter in the microwave. Then we added the cake mix, water and eggs. With a hand mixer mix on low for 1 minute then on high for 1 minute. I was very surprised at how thick the ...

Flirty Aprons Flash Sale!!!

  Here at Five Little Chefs we LOVE Flirty Aprons. For the next three days, Flirty Aprons has 6 aprons available at 40% off.  The sale includes: Marilyn Sugar n' Spice; Original Pink Chocolate; Original Blue Chocolate; Original Cocoa Lime; Original Sassy Red and Original Frosted Cupcake.  These are some of their best sellers of all time.  Visit the Flirty Aprons to see what is still available. These will sell out FAST! CODE: flash40 Christmas is right around the corner. ...

Sweet Orange Rolls

  We love to make cinnamon rolls for Christmas. When we saw Kelsey Nixon make Orange Rolls we knew we had to make them. We are confident in our bread making skills that was going to be the easy part. The Little Chefs are always surprised at how big the dough rises and how fluffy and beautiful it looks. We did have one problem that turned into a major problem. We mixed twice the amount of zest and I'm certain we counted the right amount of juice. However, the filling was SO runny! It ...

Cream Filled Strawberries

We wanted to serve a fruit for our tea party. Little Chef A requested that all the food be fancy so cut up fruit would not do. Luckily we were able to find Cream Filled Strawberries which were perfectly fancy for her, and perfectly easy for us to make. The first step is to wash your strawberries. Choose about 15 that stand up the best on the green leaves. Sometimes the stem was long but it was easily cut off. With a small knife cut an "X" in each strawberry. You need to cut down far enough ...

Restaurant Review: Cafe Bella Rue

This past Monday we went to Mangia Mangia Monday (pizza and soda night) at Cafe Bella Rue located in Daybreak, Utah. Thin crust pizza's are discounted and fountain drinks are $0.50! What a great deal for a family outing! We tried the Margehrita, Three Meat, and Mediterranean Pizzas. There are a lot of us, but there was not one piece left uneaten. We were especially intrigued by the Mediterranean Pizza; Roasted Red Peppers, Artichoke Hearts, Onions, Green Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Black Olives ...

Lemon Tea Cake

  Little Chef A wanted to have a tea party. We searched and searched and found this Lemon Tea Cake recipe. I have been reminded ever since we printed it off that we needed to make it! The tea party was a month away, but the planning had begun and it just "had to be the part of her dreams." She was so excited when we finally were able to make this! The first thing we did was zest and juice one lemon. Since the cake and the glaze each required half we split it into two bowls. The ...

Chicken Enchiladas

    We have one recipe for enchiladas we have been using since I was little, well I added some beans to it over the years. I found this Chicken Enchilada recipe and had to give it a try. I already had my shredded chicken so putting this together wasn't very difficult. I did adapt this recipe quite a bit so that the prep work wouldn't be as time consuming. The onion and garlic was sauteed. Then all the spices were added in to toast for a quick minute. The corn and chilis were added and ...

Enchilada Sauce

Often times I want to make enchiladas and I do not have enchilada sauce in my pantry. I  tried once before to make my own sauce but did NOT like the results. I thought we should give it a try. We were making Tyler Florence's enchiladas (spoiler alert!) and thought it was the perfect time. In the comments of his recipe someone posted an enchilada sauce recipe. I used that as a base and changed it to our liking. The ingredients are easy. Everything was measured out and put in the same bowl. ...

Chicken and White Bean Chili

  After roasting two whole chickens and peeling the yummy meat off of it we had to figure out what to make with it all. I knew that wasn't going to be a hard task. We came across Chicken and White Bean Chili from Good Housekeeping.  I made a few adaptations to fit our lifestyle. When we have busy days, soccer is what is keeping us busy right now, I need a slow cooker meal to start in the morning and forget about. Whenever we get home dinner is ready to go! Usually at that time my ...

Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style

It seems a lot of the recipes we have in reserve to try require shredded chicken. I thought we could try to make our own from a whole chicken. I was hoping if we roasted two chickens the time and effort would be worth it and we would have enough shredded chicken for multiple meals. We found Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style. It had great reviews and everything I have made from allrecipes with great reviews has been great. I was confident this one would be just as wonderful. We started ...