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Flirty Aprons Flash Sale!!!

Today through Thursday Flirty Aprons is having a Flash Sale!!! Three of their most popular styles are on sale; Sassy Black, Sugar n' Spice and Frosted Cupcake. These 3 styles are 50% off with the code FLASH. This sale is while supplies last so order yours now!  Go here and order one for you or for a gift now!  

Dessert Quesadillas

  My Little Chefs have been desperately wanting to make their own recipes! We came up with the idea to make Dessert Quesadillas. Somehow it turned into we are doing Chopped at our home and the secret ingredient is tortillas. They wanted me to get out ingredients and then call them into the kitchen to amaze them with their choices. Little Chef C even wanted me to put them under a box! They were each overly excited to make their own and taste everyone's recipes. We decided to grill the ...

Guest Posting at Create.Craft.Love

I'm so excited today to do my first guest post over at Create.Craft.Love. Jill asked me to do a post about a side my Little Chefs would bring to a summer cookout. Hop on over there to see a great make ahead recipe! While you are there check out some of her fun ideas. If you are visiting for the first time from Create.Craft.Love WELCOME! We are so glad you are here! We hope you will stick around a bit and discover some of the fun we have been up to.

Garlic-Balsamic Asparagus

  Over the past couple of years when we ate at our friends house in the summer time they always grilled asparagus. Last summer we tried it on the grill ourselves and liked it. This time the Little Chefs could help in the preparation but not in the grilling.  We knew we would like Garlic-Balsamic Asparagus because we LOVE balsamic vinegar! The first step is to snap the ends off the asparagus. This is easy for Little Chefs to do. If you bend the last few inches it will naturally snap.  The ...

Rhapsody for Red Meat

  We are starting a grilling series the entire month of July. Summer is a great time to grill. I thought my Little Chefs could learn a few skills in preparing the foods for the grill without actually using the grill. They are not tall enough to safely grill. However at most grilling parties I have been to one person prepares the food and another actually does the grilling. My Little Chefs can learn the first part now and the second part in a few years. Rhapsody for Red Meat is a marinade ...

Potato Slabs

  I found this Potato Slabs recipe a couple years ago. We have loved it ever since our first bites! If you like potato skins you will like this as well. What makes this a great recipe for kids is it requires much less effort! The first thing to do is crisp up the bacon. I like to cut the bacon into small pieces then it is easier to cook and you do not need to handle the bacon afterward. Your Little Chefs might need help with the slicing. When the bacon is done transfer it to a paper towel ...

Ginger Snaps

This easy recipe has always been a hit wherever we have taken these.  The spices are so strong which is why in my opinion makes them great! Over the last few months we have had the great pleasure of bringing these Ginger Snaps to a friend. Our friend has a rare form of cancer and has been amazingly strong while going through very aggressive treatments.  Apparently going through all these treatments has left our friend not being able to taste anything.  It took one bite for our friend to ...

Baked Potato Bake

Don't forget to enter the Flirty Aprons giveaway! Today is the last day to enter!  Come back tomorrow for Fantastic Thursday Linky Party #2!! Potatoes to me says Sunday dinner with the family.  Potatoes are easy to work with and cheap to buy. Kids can peel and cut potatoes fairly easily. A few might slip out of their hands while peeling, but that is what makes cooking fun...all the silly mistakes that occur! Those silly mistakes create memories! This time we used potatoes with a thin ...

No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies are our all time favorite family favorite cookie! I remember growing up going on a vacation to Grandma's house and watching her make these cookies. When they were being placed on the wax paper Grandpa always seemed to time it right and come into the kitchen at that time. He took a knife and carefully hit each cookie HE was going to eat to flatten it. I still don't know why he did that, but apparently he preferred them flat. The first step is to melt the butter, sugar and milk ...

Cheddar Chicken and Potatoes

Thanks to all who linked up to Fantastic Thursday #1. The party is still open if you want to join. Don't forget to enter my Flirty Aprons giveaway. The prize is cute matching aprons for mom and child. Another one of our Family Favorites is Cheddar Chicken and Potatoes. We like it because it is a one dish meal and it is fairly simple and has common ingredients. We add a lot of cheese and bacon because that is what we love! Little Chef A is improving her knife skills. She finely diced the ...

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Have you ever been invited to a dinner party or had unexpected guests? I love this Chocolate Pudding Cake because the ingredients are in my pantry ALL the time. It is such an easy recipe to put together. The only hard part is waiting for an hour to cook.  If you are having fun with family or friends an hour goes by quickly! This recipe requires two bowls; one for the cake portion and one for the pudding portion. Starting off with the cake mix together flour, baking powder, vanilla, cocoa, ...

Flirty Aprons Irregular Sale!

  Flirty Aprons is having a great Irregular Sale, While Supplies Last. The sale includes 30 different aprons varying in price from 54% to 81% off.  Prices start as low at $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for children.    "Flirty aprons go through rigorous quality inspection - most flaws are minimal and difficult to notice. Some common irregularities include: restitching, loose seams & pockets, and minor print flaws."     Remember this sale is While Supplies Last.  If you see ...

Fried Rice

  I'm Co-Hosting The Cure for the Common Monday. Link up here. Come back on Thursday for Five Little Chef's very own first linky party and a fabulous giveaway! Many times I plan the meat but not the sides for dinner. Fried Rice is one of our favorite go to sides. We always have the ingredients and the Little Chefs eat it without complaints. The recipe is better if you cook the rice earlier in the day so it has time to cool in the refrigerator. But often times I am not that ahead of ...

The Cure for the Common Monday Co-hosting!

The Cure for the Common Monday We are SUPER excited to co-host the party today! We LOVE seeing what everyone has been up to! We will be sharing some of our favorites on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!   To our new readers, WELCOME!  To all readers we will have our very first party this Thursday! Come back to link up again!   Let's get the party started! Everyone is welcome to join this link party. Share something crafty or creative. Share a recipe or a household tip. ...

Father’s Day Gift Idea from Flirty Aprons

Did you know Flirty Aprons is not just for females? They have some great Men's Aprons. Here is a coupon code for 30% off any purchase for Father's Day!   Go to Flirty Aprons. Enter code Father30 This deal is good until June 30, 2012

Product Review: Fun Bites

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fun Bites. All opinions are 100% mine. We had a great opportunity to try Fun Bites! My Little Chefs were SUPER excited when I showed them the Fun Bites website with a short video of 2 kids using the product. There are two different shapes, squares and hearts. (You can make the hearts into sail boats!) When our Fun Bites came in the mail they were anxious to try it right away. The Technique:  Fun Bites has two parts; the Cutter (which has ...

Beef Stroganoff

  Who doesn't like crock pot recipes? You throw everything in at breakfast, go throughout your day and when you are hungry for dinner it is waiting for you! When things get busy around my house I always think I should ONLY cook crock pot meals. No matter what happens at least part of the dinner is made. If we don't have time to make the sides at least there is something instead of a drive through window! Still, it seems easier to push through to completion when the main part is done. ...

Cinnamon Waffles

   Next up in our family favorites series is Cinnamon Waffles. We have tried a few waffle recipes. What I love about this one is the cinnamon. If you are ambitious you can separate the egg. Mix the yolk in with the mix then whip the whites and fold in at the end. The waffles are fluffy when you do this, but a lot of times I have hungry kids and omit the extra step. They turn out great either way! A couple years ago I needed to buy a new waffle iron. I love how crispy our waffles turn out with ...

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Today is the first day of June! This month we are starting a family favorites series! Most of the recipes we have made so far have been a first run at a recipe chosen by my Little Chefs. They have been LOVING cooking and trying new foods, but are wanting some of our tried and true recipes. We decided they could make our family favorites for the first time. Baked Parmesan Tilapia has been loved by my family for a long time now! I always have the ingredients on hand. It is easy to prepare. It ...

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

School is almost out and summer is right around the corner. Fun smoothies is a great way for kids to 'cook' in the kitchen. Smoothies are quick and easy! Strawberry Lemonade has only 5 familiar ingredients; strawberries, banana, lemonade, a squeeze of fresh lemon and ice. Little Chef C combined everything in a blender. Juicing the lemon was the hardest part. She needed help from Little Chef Dad to squeeze it hard enough to produce any juice! She  also needed help pouring the lemonade because ...

The Chewy

Have you ever found the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie? Have you found one you like then stopped looking or trying others? We haven't. At some point someone will say their recipe is the best and then you will feel inclined to try it. At least that happens here. I don't think this qwest will ever end!  So when we stumbled on The Chewy, we knew we had to try it. We have been watching Alton Brown lately in the Next Food Network Star and Good Eats (yes, reruns). He is great for Little Chef A ...

Flirty Aprons

Have you ever heard of Flirty Aprons?! Look for a feature soon with my Little Chefs wearing some of their very cute patterns and designs! They have Women's, Men's, and Children's Aprons. Wouldn't you love to have a matching apron for your child and yourself!   Just this morning I was telling Little Chef D the apron she chose out will be coming in the mail soon. She was very confused and thought it was going to be on paper. I'm still not sure why she thought that?! I explained she will be able ...

French Bread Rolls

  We LOVE a good homemade roll! I prefer to cook rolls in the morning because the smell that comes from the oven when bread cooks lingers all day. The Little Chefs come home from school excited for dinner because of the smell that hits them as they walk through the door. We thought it was time the Little Chefs tried their hand in bread/rolls. We found a French Bread Roll recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe which she describes as her no fail recipe. That is the perfect type of recipe we need ...

Southern Baked Beans

    Last summer we went to my Aunt's ranch for a mini family reunion. One night we had a catered dinner where we ate some very delicious beans. My mom has tried duplicating the recipe. Paula Deen's Southern Baked Beans does not have all the same elements as the ones we loved, but we thought it looked great to give a try. The ingredients are very simple. Little Chef D diced the onion with our Vidalia Chop Wizard. I love how fast this tool is, but it is not very easy for her to use. I ...