month : 06/2013 18 results

German Chocolate Cake Frosting

While the cakes cooked, the Little Chefs made up the frosting. This was a different frosting then they had ever made before - it required cooking, whisking and adding other ingredients they were not used to in a regular cake frosting. They were not sure about it as they were adding in the ingredients, but in the end - they could not keep their fingers out of the mixing bowl!! They loved it!!          German Chocolate Cake Frosting Recipe Type: Dessert Author: Five Little ...

German Chocolate Cake

This is one of Chef Dad's and Chef Grandpa's favorite kind of cake. That being said, we needed to come up with a really good recipe that would "take the cake" with Chef Grandpa and Chef Dad. This German Chocolate Cake recipe has a rich chocolate cake, with a creamy oh-so-delicious frosting. The trick to this cake, it to make it at least one day before you will be eating, wait...lets not kid ourselves....devouring this cake! This recipe is, and we quote from Chef Grandpa, "the BEST German ...

Dutch Oven Baked Beans

Cooking in the dutch oven is something that has been Grandma and Grandpa's job. Recently we decided to let our Little Chefs help in the process. Today we are sharing Dutch Oven Baked Beans. We were all at their cabin for the weekend and let the Little Chefs each take a turn contributing to the entire menu. It was much easier having one Little Chef help at a time instead of all the Little Chefs in the kitchen doing their task all at the same time. I call this controlled chaos! Or...semi ...

Red, White and Blue DIY Necklace

If you step foot in almost any store in June you will see an abundance of red, white, and blue decorations, clothes and accessories. We love necklaces for any occasion in our home. In fact it doesn't seem you can ever have enough can you? We decided to combine our love of necklaces and the patriotic colors to make our own festive red, white and blue DIY necklace. We bought 3 rectangular tablecloths, one in each color, for $3 total. I layered all 3 colors together without unraveling ...

Easy Appetizer Skewers

It seems when we grill my Little Chefs are starving! I don't think it is because it takes longer to cook on a grill but because we are starting to cook later then usual. If we are past our regular dinner time my Little Chefs get a little unpleasant. Instead of making them wait why not make appetizer skewers that can be eaten while everything else is still cooking. The key is to only make enough to for the kids to be happy, not enough to fill them up. We still want them to eat all their ...

4th of July Uncle Sam Craft

What is the 4th of July without Uncle Sam and lots of red, white and blue decorations?! Today we have a an Uncle Sam Craft that can be adapted in many different ways for whatever items you have on hand. Little Chef D was so excited she could do this easy craft all by herself! Ingredients: 6 regular size cotton balls 2 googly eyes red, white, blue, light tan/flesh, pink construction paper or cardstock or foam 1 pink pom pom hot glue gun Uncle Sam printable pattern Direc...

Orange Fruit Dip

Summer is here, which means many BBQ's, family reunions and picnics. In needing a side dish for a family picnic, we decided to make up one of the Little Chefs favorite fruit dips. Our Orange Fruit Dip is so delicious and perfect for picnics on  the hot summer days. It is very refreshing, and you can make it up to 2 days ahead of time - which is great when some summer days are all play and no work (including cooking!). This Orange Fruit Dip also is so incredibly easy, the Little Chefs ...

4th of July Easy Star Button Wreath

If your Little Chefs are like mine they love to decorate for the holidays. This 4th of July Easy Star Button Wreath is a great craft because it is quick, requires minimal supervision and the supplies are basic. I love being able to tell my Little Chefs sure we can do that craft today you just found because we have everything on hand! Ingredients low temperature hot glue gun or white glue cardboard circle, your choice of size OR a paper plate with the center circle cut out stars ...

Patriotic Old Fashioned Candied Popcorn

This recipe came from my Grandma. I remember helping her make this popcorn when I was young, and she teaching me how to get the candy coating to "soft ball stage". I then remember this being the best popcorn ever made. I have never made this popcorn since I was was young, which seems like forever ago. And I was thinking about her the other day, and all the memories I had spending time with her.  So I wanted to share a memory I have of my grandma with my Little Chefs, and make with them this ...

Rite Aid Tugaboos

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers. Are you like me and need to try out every brand of diapers until you find one you like? Maybe I'm a little strange, but I've had kids in diapers for years now and I have been through quite a few diapers and brands of diapers. My favorite place to shop for diapers is Rite Aid because it is right around the corner and because they have some great diaper sales. Did you know Rite Aid has their own brand of ...

4th of July Printables

We Love Celebrating the 4th of July! It is a time for BBQ's, parties, family and friends, playing out in the summer sun, yummy food, and fireworks.  To help out with your party planning - we put together a few 4th of July Printables - to add a bit of fun to your 4th of July Celebrations! The kiddos will LOVE them!! We have ideas for all ages! The Sparklers Printable - for the "Kids at Heart" - of the adults!  4th of July Sparklers   A 4th of July Bag Topper , goodie ...

Breakfast Pizza

With school out and Summer is here - We have more time in the mornings to make lots of fun things for breakfast. We LOVE breakfast, and we needed some more ideas to mix things up from the typical pancakes, waffles, and french toast. I asked what the Little Chefs wanted for breakfast, on the first day out of school - and their response - pizza. The Little Chefs were so surprised when I agreed that pizza would be a great idea.....that is Breakfast Pizza. To make our Breakfast Pizza, we ...

Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids {FREE Printable}

For families, like us, who LOVE the outdoors - our Nature Scavenger Hunt is a perfect way to turn nature and the outdoors into a fun activity for the kids. Whether you are camping, hiking, or just taking a walk - this would be a fun way to turn a simple outing  into a fun adventure! We have made it an easy craft for you with a free printable! I LOVED watching the Little Chefs observe nature and the little things that make the outdoors so wonderful! It was interesting to see what the ...

Father’s Day Crafts: Best Dressed Printable

Have you seen the Woven Tie Fathers Day Craft we created last week? Today I have for you a printable to add to the top of the gift to make it complete. I have created it in a rectangle and also a square. You can choose your favorite layout to print. Square Printable 4 to a page Square Printable Rectangle Printable 4 to a page Rectangle Printable Have fun creating all your father's day crafts! Need another idea? Check out our word art project. My Little Chefs LOVED collaborating on ...

Fathers Day Text Art Gift

Have you ever heard of wordle? It is a site that helps you make word art fairly easy. For Fathers Day we created this custom text art as a gift. It takes a little time to create the word art on the the computer but my Little Chefs LOVED coming up with adjectives or phrases that describe their Dad. They all gave input which makes this gift so special. I instructed my Little Chefs to come up with one or two words that describe Dad. They followed directions for a while, then came up with ...

For Fathers Day

Fathers Day is right around the corner, and we have the best Fathers anyone could ask for. Fathers LOVE to feel special - so For Fathers Day we are going to give you a round-up of delicious food ideas and gift ideas that will let your Father know just how much he means to you!! And to add a little more love, we also included a Fathers Day Printable! Fathers Day Printable Here are some of our Delicious recipes that will sure give a BIG smile to any Dad on Fathers Day!  German ...

Woven Tie Father’s Day Crafts

June is here already! I am relieved because that means we have a new Little Chef in our family and I'm feeling so much better! June also means Father's Day is coming very soon. We love father's day crafts. Today we are going to share with you an easy one, the Woven Tie Father's Day Craft. I love this craft because the supplies are minimal as well as the cost! Ingredients: 1 - 12x12 double sided piece of patterned/solid cardstock 1 - piece of white cardstock tape 1- 2 liter soda ...

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

My Little Chefs LOVE to camp and to also spend time with Grandma and Grandpa up at their cabin. There is nothing quite like the outdoors - playing (REAL playing - with rocks, sticks and A LOT of dirt), roasting marshmallows on the fire, taking hikes, spending quality time with friends and family!! One of our favorite things to do while at the cabin and while camping is cook with our Dutch Ovens. What makes the food amazing is not only the taste, and the simplicity, but the experience in ...