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Strawberry Rocky Road

Strawberry Rocky Road is one of my favorite desserts as a kid...ok, I still really like it! I remember my mom making angel food cake from scratch so many times. Baking it in the oven and then flipping it over on top of an empty glass soda bottle that was kept under the kitchen sink for this purpose only-according to my recollection. When it was cooled for some reason mom always carefully broke off the more browned crunchy parts and passed those out to eat before dessert time. Those crunchy ...

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken has been a great recipe for my Little Chefs to help make. This is a perfect BBQ recipe for your family or for entertaining. We always get recipe requests from this one! The ingredients are simple and probably already in your pantry and refrigerator. All you do is blend everything together then throw it in a zip top bag with your raw chicken. Let it marinade overnight and it is ready to grill. I like to reserve some of the sauce the night before in a small ...

Welcome 2013!

Welcome to the new design of Five Little Chefs! I was hoping to get everything set by today, but sadly that did not happen. Hopefully little changes here and there will not affect the performance of the site. My Little Chefs have enjoyed learning to cook this past year and would now like to expand their learning adventures. We will still be cooking once or twice a week as they do not want to stop that completely. We will be adding a day or two of crafts. Just as they like to create things by ...

Special Announcement!

  I have exciting news! We are moving to WordPress!     I will be saying farewell to my Google Friends Connect widget but hope that if you are following me via GFC that you will find a new way to connect {i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, etc}.  We will also be taking a break until the beginning of the year. My Little Chefs are out of school this entire month and have been looking forward to some extended quality time together.   Don't worry, we will be back ...

Lessons Learned from Cooking with Kids and My Favorites

  Upon reflecting this year cooking with my Little Chefs here are a few things I have learned: Never have a set time for dinner, you will ALWAYS run late. Measure all ingredients out into separate bowls BEFORE adding to the main bowl. Review, review, review. For each skill taught review and reteach over and over again. When Little Chefs choose the recipes they are more excited to make them and eat them. Explore different flavors and tastes, especially those YOU do not like. Let the ...

Little Chef D’s 2012 Favorites

It has been fun to see which recipes are the favorites of each of my Little Chef's. I could have guessed Little Chef D's list. I knew it would mostly consist of desserts, and I was not disappointed! Little Chef D's 2012 Favorites Mom's Banana Dessert Fabulous Fudge Pizza Rolls Brazilian Lemonade Cream Puffs Dessert Quesadilla Broccoli Florets with Olive Oil ...

Little Chef C’s 2012 Favorites

In Little Chef C's original favorite list she had over 50 items and some were repeats of her sisters. Since they each had to have their own top 8 that were not chosen by someone else I thought it would be difficult. It was not. We had so many good recipes to choose from some of the good ones were left out. Little Chef C's 2012 Favorites Lemon Spaghetti Chocolate Nutella Cookies Yummy Wake Up Smoothie Strawberry ...

Little Chef A’s 2012 Favorites

We have been reflecting on our culinary journey this year. I asked each of the Little Chef's to tell me their top 8 favorites of the year. We all sat down and looked through each post. While it took quite some time they LOVED seeing what they made earlier and told stories for almost each recipe. Remember when .... happened. Remember this one didn't work. Remember when I spilled my lemonade on the chicken. It was so much fun. Each of their lists started out with about 50 items. I kept telling ...

Guest Posting at Blue Skies Ahead

  Hi everyone! Today I'm guest posting over at Blue Skies Ahead sharing a Butterscotch Sauce recipe.  I'd love for you all to come check it out and while you are there see some of the great things Tonii has been up to.   Don't forget to enter our 8x10 canvas print giveaway from Printcopia. Christmas is just around the corner and it would be a great gift!  Enter here!  

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Off On Vacation

The Little Chefs are off track so we have been doing some traveling. We have had a rough few months and have needed to take a break and just have fun away from home! Denver was last week which was a work and play trip. We are on our way home from Southern California today which was a play trip. I'm hoping to stop by the M&M; store in Vegas today. I told the Little Chefs about it weeks ago when we were planning the details, but then plans were drastically changed. I'm still hoping we can ...

To Die For Blueberry Muffins

   We saw some fresh blueberries and wanted to do something with them. We looked through one of our favorite recipes books and found To Die For Blueberry Muffins. Little Chef A and Little Chef D were working together this time on this recipe. Little Chef A measured out the flour, salt and baking powder.  I helped her measure out 1/3 cup vegetable oil in a 1 cup measuring cup. She then cracked an egg to add to it and then filled the measuring cup the rest of the way with milk. It was an ...

Caprese Tartlets

  When Little Chef A first made Crostini Alla Romana it was successful except the bread was too thick.  Caprese Tartlets by Melissa D' Arabian have pretty much the same ingredients. Tarlets are small and that is what my Little Chefs love to eat; anything small. Little Chef A used one of our favorite tools, a pizza wheel, to cut off the crust. She then used a rolling pin and rolled it as flat as she could. The now squashed bread was passed to Little Chef D who brushed both sides with olive ...

Hammond’s Candy Factory

We have been on vacation in Denver, CO for the past few days. Hamond's Candy Factory is one of the places we visited. We were able to go on a 30 minute tour to see how the candy is made. The Little Chef's eyes were opened and they were very excited to see anything they could. All the candy here is made by hand. They were making candy trees the afternoon we visited. We were able to watch part of the process.  The man in the orange made the candy from 3 basic ingredients. He is responsible for ...

Homemade Frozen PB&J Sandwiches

  Pre-made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are very convenient. We were at Costco a while ago and Little Chef Dad wanted to buy some from the freezer section. I understand they are great to take for a last minute outing or drive through the canyon, but I have a hard time paying that much for something I can make at home for MUCH less. We have used these molds before for Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers. This time we made our own pre-made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It was very ...

Perfect Omelet

Earlier this summer our family went on vacation...more like a family reunion hop. We were bouncing from one to the other not spending the entire time with either family. For some strange reason two reunions on different sides of the family were scheduled for the exact same days. Super inconvenient for us, but we worked it out as best we could while attending both. In our travels we stayed at a hotel that served breakfast. This was not just the limited choices of cold cereal and muffins ...

Zucchini Carpachio

  With the abundant zucchini being produced in the gardens we searched for a different zucchini recipe. We found Zucchini Carpachio which intrigued us because it was very quick,easy and required minimal ingredients! Requiring the zucchini to marinate for a while before serving was a bonus! One less last minute part of the meal to make! The first step was to make the marinade. One half of a lemon was squeezed - still a hard task for Little Chefs. They were able to measure out the olive oil, ...

Incredible Punch

Incredible Punch lives up to its name. It is very tasty! We all raved about this recipe and loved every sip! The key to this punch is to make it the night before serving.  Most of the ingredients are mixed together then put in a container (we used an ice cream tub) to freeze overnight. We found it best to break up the big piece of punch with a knife before putting it in a punch bowl and adding the ginger ale and raspberry soda. When everyone is serving their own they will be able to get ...

Chicken Parmigiana

  I always like tried and true recipes. One of my favorite places to find recipes is allrecipes.com. I love to read the reviews and make some adaptations to the recipes. Chicken Parmigiana was one of those recipes. It was my turn to choose the recipe and I knew Little Chef C would be able to execute it easily. It is very simple. Only dipping the chicken in egg then breadcrumbs, pouring sauce over everything, mounding cheese on top. She didn't think it was that much fun because she didn't get ...