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Fantastic Thursday #34

Welcome to Fantastic Thursday! To continue with our many, many, many changes that we have had the past couple months......our linky party will now be starting Wednesday evenings at 10:00 pm (MST)!! Can you all believe tomorrow is the LAST day of February?!! Time flies when you're having fun!!!! By the way, have you checked out our giveaway which is going on right now? If not, enter here for a chance to win a CuteZcute Cutter. We will be announcing the winner at next weeks Fantastic ...

Tempura-Continuing Our Culinary Journey

Tempura was made on the same day we also made Japanese Gyoza. Tempura is something I have made for my Little Chefs however this was the first time they helped make it.  This afternoon of cooking was like musical chairs. Each time I turned around one Little Chef was off playing and another one was at my side wanting to help. First the vegetables and protein were prepared. Cut them in thin slices or "matchstick" size. We used green beans, onion, sweet potato and shrimp. The sweet potato ...

Dr Seuss Craft – “There’s a Wocket in my Pocket”

Dr Seuss Day is this Saturday! My Little Chefs LOVE Dr Seuss books. We celebrate each year with fun crafts, treats, and read our favorite books. One of our favorite books is There's a Wocket in My Pocket! And who doesn't just love this book of ridiculous rhymes! Strange creatures with even stranger names, living on ordinary pieces of furniture and areas around a little boy's home.  After reading this book, my Little Chefs decided they wanted to create their very own strange creature! They ...

Japanese Gyoza – Our staycation through food

Gyoza is a food my Little Chefs know pretty well. They love talking about places they want to go visit. When I was young we would make Gyoza every so often. I remember it taking a LONG time to make. We had many hands in the kitchen helping, but it still took forever. In our old neighborhood our next door neighbor made these as a family and then sold them to help pay for their kids activities. We would buy some which they made and froze so that we could have them whenever we wanted. That is ...

Sponsored Post: CuteZcute

I have seen the bento box excitement over the last year or two but I have not participated in that...until now...partly. I was approached by CuteZcute to review their product. They said this product was launched just a few months ago. When I went to their website I KNEW my Little Chefs would fall in love with this product immediately and I was right! I have spent more time creating with my youngest two Little Chefs who are not in school. Little Chef D thinks she is a master at making her own ...

Fantastic Thursday #33

Welcome to Fantastic Thursday! First, let's find out who the lucky winner is for the Family Favorites Cookbook - And the WINNER is - WHITNEY from Five Minutes For Mommy!! Tomorrow we have another fun GIVEAWAY, so be sure to check back! Our Favorite from last week's party is Raspberry Sweet Rolls from I Knead To Bake!! I can't wait to try these with my home grown raspberries! Congrats and be sure to grab a Featured button! Let's get our PARTY on.......and Link up!! Remember our ...

Spicy Fry Sauce. Great to dip or sauce your bun!

Fry Sauce is something we love to make with one of our quick go to meals; hamburgers and homemade steak fries.  This time we thought we could kick up the flavor and add some spice! What is nice about this recipe is that if you want to make the ketchup part and stop there you can. If you want to keep going and make the Spicy Fry Sauce you can do that as well. So, in essence this is two recipes in one! This recipe is easy for any Little Chef to complete. It is quick which means even the ...

Butterfly Melted Crayon Art

What do you do with all your broken crayon pieces? We make crayon melting art. It is an easy craft that is fun to do for a family night or when friends come to play. It seems every time my Little Chefs get out the box of crayons they are not fully picked up and either I step on one and break it in two, or Little Chef H thinks it is fun to break the crayons in two. She thinks she is so strong to be able to do this! I have a hard time throwing them out because I know there HAS to be ...

Chocolate Cake Anyone…..?!

Yes please!!! And what recipe do you ask is our favorite chocolate cake recipe?  It is the "Our Version of Nothing Bundt Chocolate Chip Cake" from the cookbook Favorite Family Recipes. It is simply delicious, and simply......simple!! We first added the cake mix, chocolate pudding, sour cream, eggs, water and oil and beat till well combined. My Little Chef B is so proud of himself that he is now able to crack and add the eggs with no help (and no shells)!       We stirred in ...

Sponsored Post: Glade Expressions

I am a Bzz Agent. I was given the opportunity to try out and review the Glade Expressions® Collection - both the Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist and the Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser. I really liked the Oil Diffuser because of the look and how long the scent lasted; just over a month. I tried the Lavender & Juniper Berry. The funny thing is Little Chef D and H helped me pick out the scents. Actually they didn't let me choose, they chose! At home they helped me open the package ...

Fantastic Thursday #32

Welcome to Fantastic Thursday! Happy Valentines Day! We hope that your day is full of LOVE, good food, and FUN! And by the way, have you checked out our giveaway that is going on right now? If not, enter here for a chance to win a Family Favorites Cookbook. We will be announcing with winner of the cookbook at next weeks Fantastic Thursday, so be sure to check back! Please show us some LOVE on this Valentine's Day....... and Link up to get our Party started!!! //

Grilling on the BBQ in the Winter…..Sure Why Not!

We thought we would mix things up a bit and make a dish that is usually prepared for summer barbeques in the WINTER! And yes, we broke out the BBQ Grill in the winter, with snow on the ground! My Little Chefs thought it was so much fun. We came across this delicious Chicken recipe when a good neighbor of mine brought us dinner one night. Our Chef Dad was out-of-town for work, and she knew that when he is out-of-town, us Chefs take a break from the kitchen and pretty much eat cereal for ...

“DOH” You you want to be my Valentine?

With all the candy around at Valentine's Day (and don't get us wrong, we LOVE conversation hearts and cinnamon bears) we try to give a little more love than just candy. This year we decided to give a homemade playdough Valentine gift to all the Little Chef's friends. This playdough recipe we created by combining a couple different recipes.  We LOVE this recipe because  it is so smooth and not crumbly, it will last forever (I think I just threw away a batch from last October!),  and the ...

Chocolate Filled Strawberries

For Valentine's Day we have a yummy tradition that the Little Chefs help make, EAT and share chocolate covered strawberries. This year, however, we decided to mix things up a bit and try a new take on the delicious chocolate dipped strawberry....to turn it inside out and have the chocolate on the inside, Chocolate Filled Strawberries! We thought of this idea after making our Cream Filled Strawberries.    We first had to think of a way to get the strawberries to stand up, and to be able to ...

Favorite Family Recipes Cookbook Giveaway

I am very excited about this giveaway!!! My Little Chefs and I have been big fans of the Favorite Family Recipes blog for quite some time.  So, when their cookbook came out, we knew we had to try it. It has become one of our go-to recipe cookbooks. Why do we love the Favorite Family Recipes cookbook?........ Great everyday recipes Recipes have ingredients that are easy to find Variety of recipes - breakfast to lunch to dinner, desserts, and even some of our favorite restaurant ...

Fantastic Thursday #31

Welcome to Fantastic Thursday! We would first like to announce the 5 WINNERS for the Twist Me Pretty eBook. CONGRATS to -  Allison Wiltse Mary Van Every Rose Santuci-Sofranko Maegan Morin Robin Abrams And come back tomorrow because.......we have another GIVEAWAY! I hope everyone has had a fun week full of cooking and creating. We would love to see what you have been up to! If you could help spread the word of the linky party by posting to twitter or facebook we would ...

Chocolate Dipped Hearts

Celebrating holiday's is so much fun! My Little Chefs wanted to make something that they could be creative with. We decided to make rice krispie treats, dip them in chocolate and then decorate them in their own way. The first step is to make rice krispie treats in a jelly roll pan because we didn't want them to be too thick. One trick we have is when pressing the rice krispie treats into the jelly roll pan place a piece of wax paper over the top and press on that. Using a heart cookie cutter ...

Fold-Out Heart Card

We have been having fun with origami and paper lately. Some attempts have been successful, while others have failed miserably. If I can't figure out the directions to teach it to my Little Chefs quickly they get bored and distracted and move on to something else. This fold-out heart card was one of our successful attempts. It was also fun because Little Chef C was immediately able to write a valentine for Grandma and Grandpa. Not only was she able to show them her creative work, but she was ...

Raspberry Filled Pastries

We had a really fun time using phyllo dough for the first time with our Balsamic Strawberry Napoleons we decided to give another recipe a try! This time we thought it would be fun to roll up some of our favorite jam in the middle and top it with chocolate! I must admit phyllo dough is not the easiest for Little Chefs to work with. Ours cracked and broke a lot, the butter was not as easy to brush on as we thought, but it was still fun. The fun is really what matters for us! The first step ...

Sponsored Post: Hoo-Rag

Have you ever heard of a Hoo-Rag? I hadn't either until I was contacted by the company to do a product review. A Hoo-Rag is a tubular bandana made from spandex. Because it is so stretchy it can be worn in many different ways. It can be a pony tail holder, a headband, a face mask and more. It is designed for indoor and outdoor sports activities for men and women. The fabric designs vary so don't worry men you won't be wearing anything girly...unless you really want to! I have found the ...