Vanilla Mixed Berry Popsicle
Popsicles are a big part of summer in our house. My Little Chefs go outside to play but then it seems almost immediately they come back in asking for a popsicle. I'm amazed at what they can do with a popsicle hanging out of their mouths! We found they molds one day while shopping and thought we could try making our own. The good part is the mixing of the ingredients is very quick. The bad part is they have a hard time waiting for four hours until they are sufficiently frozen to ...
My only memory of funnel cake is being at an amusement park with family and my sisters boyfriend. As I recall he loved funnel cakes and had to get one upon seeing them. My Little Chefs have never been in a location where funnel cakes were served. A friend gave us a funnel cake kit and we have had a great time using it and creating our own memories.
We describe funnel cake like a donut. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside with just enough sweetness from cinnamon and powdered sugar ...
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
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies
There is something about Butterscotch in an Oatmeal Cookie that is just delicious! The other night we needed to make a quick treat to take over to a neighbor's home. The Little Chefs were looking through all our recipes to try to find something new or something they had not made for a while. They came across this Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies recipe, and they all insisted that just had to make this recipe, even though we had just made a batch of them last week!! And yes, the entire batch was ...
Caramel Toffee Rice Krispie Treats
We LOVE anything Caramel and Toffee at our house. To be honest, I prefer that over chocolate!! That is why we decided to try out a new twist on one of our classic treats - and we came up with our Caramel Toffee Rice Kristpie Treats!!
My Little Chefs wanted to make our classic, favorite Rice Krispie Treat. However, instead of just boring marshmallows - we wanted to step them up a bit. I had my Little Chefs rummage through the pantry to find some other ingredients we could add-in. They came ...
Caramel Cinnamon Rolls
I had posted the review and GIVEAWAY (enter here, it ends TONIGHT!!) for the Chinet Bakeware Set a couple of weeks ago - and made my ever-so-famous (well, at least with my friends and family!) Caramel Cinnamon Rolls. I had quite a few of you requesting the recipe, and you would like to try them out. Your wish is my command!!!
We LOVE cinnamon rolls around our house. Yes, they are a bit time-consuming, but ohhh, so worth every minute! The nice thing about this recipe is that it makes two 9 ...
White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn
A good friend of mine owned a store that sold specialty popcorn. I loved all the popcorn there! We had some peppermint candies and thought white chocolate peppermint popcorn would be good.
The first thing we did was pulverize the candies. If this didn't work there was no need to go any farther without rethinking the idea. We got out our Stick Hand Blender with Chopper Attachments, put the unwrapped candies inside and literally gave it a whirl. Amazingly it worked! The candies turned into ...
Zesty Orange Bites
Zesty Orange Bites were created after a friend of mine introduced me to orange sugar. Last year we made Cinnamon Sugar Churros and loved them. In fact they were a hit for some friends of my Little Chefs. They all were able to make their own and had so much fun doing it. We merged two recipes together and came up with Zesty Orange Bites.
The process is still simple and easy for Little Chefs to do. First, let the puff pastry thaw for about 30 minutes on the counter. We usually cannot wait ...
Cinnamon Texas Sheet Cake
Cinnamon Texas Sheet Cake! Can you believe we have NEVER made a sheet cake before? We have been loving the cinnamon flavor and decided to take a twist on the regular chocolate cake. I must admit this cake was perfect for me. I am not a cake person, but the cake to frosting ratio was just the right for my liking. The simplicity of frosting this cake is better than a regular cake. It is so fast and easy! Why have I not tried making this type of cake before?
For this recipe it is easier to have ...
Homemade Granola Bars Recipe
At our house, the "go to" snack has always been the granola bar. Recently, as the price of a box of granola bars has sky rocketed. And also realizing the nutritional value of most granola bars are typically the same as a candy bar - I had to bust out the big guns and create a Homemade Granola Bars Recipe.
What we LOVE about this simple homemade granola bar recipe, is that the options are endless. You can pick and choose your own ingredients to your own liking. From peanut butter and ...
Oreo White Chocolate Cookie Recipe
Did you know that today is OREO Cookie Day?! For those who love Oreos as much as we do, we thought we would share some Oreo Fun Facts -
Oreo is the World's favorite cookie, and can be found in more than 100 countries.
71% to 29% is the cookie-to-creme ratio of the original Oreo cookie.
50% of all Oreo eaters pull apart their cookies before eating, with women twisting them more often than men.
To make an annual batch of Oreos you would need 18 million pounds of cocoa, and 47 ...
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 ...
Balsamic Strawberry Napoleons
Here at our house we love balsamic vinegar and we love strawberries! Today's Balsamic Strawberry Napoleons seemed like a quick dessert idea. With the various components of this dessert it took us longer to make then anticipated. But we learned some things, if I was making this dessert for a dinner party I would cut the strawberries and make the whipping cream ahead of time. Little Chef H was really wanting to help with this recipe. I'm pretty sure she just wanted to sneak as many strawb...
Happy National Pie Day!!!
To help us CELEBRATE one of our favorite desserts.......we would like to share with you one of our favorite pie recipes, our Caramel Apple Pie. We have been on a long journey to find an Apple Pie recipe that we love., and would pass the approval of Chef Dad who LOVES apple pie. With a few tweeks of many different recipes we have created one that is our favorite and our Little Chefs enjoy making, sharing and especially eating this wonderful dessert.
This recipe we made has a few twists to ...
Fake Betty Crocker Brownie Mix
I probably mentioned this before, but we love brownies! We are always trying different brownie recipes. We first tried a Fake Betty Crocker Brownie Mix and did not like it very much. It was very cakey and not what we liked. We decided to try this again with a little modification.
I love the idea of this recipe because it is basic ingredients we always have on hand. Little Chef D measured out the flour and sugar.
She then added the cocoa.
She cracked two eggs into a separate bowl just ...
Dutch Butter Cookies
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The first recipe we tried from my Grandma's cookbook was Caramel Rolls. It was a hit! The next recipe from her cookbook is Dutch Butter cookies. My Little Chefs are always excited about a new cookie recipe. I was intrigued because this recipe only has 3 ingredients; flour, sugar and butter. The best part was we had all those ingredients in our house and could make them right away!
Little Chef D first ...
Family Favorite Monkey Bread Recipe
When I was younger I remember my mom making this monkey bread recipe on Christmas morning and as an occasional treat for other mornings. This is one of those easy recipes because all you do is dump the ingredients in a bundt pan. Let it rise over night and then bake it in the morning. I love making this recipe for my house guests. It has a big impact with minimal effort.
Monkey Bread Recipe
20 frozen Rhodes rolls
1 cup brown sugar
1 small box cook and serve b...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.