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Spaghetti Gelato

Spaghetti Gelato is so fun to make with Little Chefs! This idea came from Cafe Bella Rue. You can make this for a fun dessert or would even be great for April Fool's day! Actually, my Little Chefs LOVE planning Halloween parties. This would be a spooky dessert if we named it bloody brains! It would even be great for April Fool's Day. The key to this dessert is to freeze the rice strainer and the serving plate. I had to explain this to my Little Chefs. If the gelato or ice cream is cold ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Popcorn with Rosemary Infused Oil

  Little Chef A was looking for a fun dessert or snack to make. We ran across Popcorn with Rosemary Infused Oil from one of Giada De Laurentiis' shows and decided we need to try it. This recipe was different from other popcorn we make at home because of the infused oil. It was very simple and very quick to make. Just add a few sprigs of rosemary to a saucepan with some olive oil. Let cook for 5 minutes then let it cool to room temperature before storing it in the refrigerator for up to one ...

Andes Mint Cupcakes

Andes Mint Cupcakes A few weeks ago I was looking through a link party and saw these Andes Mint Cupcakes. I went to the Kurtz Corner and was reading the posting when Little Chef A came over and asked what I was doing. She saw them and thought they looked "soooo good!" I knew right then and there we were going to make these soon! The first part is very simple; make a batch of chocolate cupcakes according to the box directions. Little Chef A has learned so much she was able to do it by ...

Strawberry and Rosemary Scones

Five Little Chefs - Strawberry and Rosemary Scones Little Chef A watched a Giada episode we had saved. Strawberry and Rosemary Scones was one of the recipes featured. Little Chef A immediately wanted to make these scones. We had blueberry and grape jelly in our home, but she insisted we use strawberry jam "like Giada." How could I say no at that point? We immediately went to the store and got strawberry jam. The scone mix was easy to make. The ingredients were measured out and added to a ...

Frozen Yogurt Drops

Five Little Chefs - Frozen Yogurt Drops Frozen Yogurt Drops is not our idea. In fact I saw it on Pinterest and pinned it like many others. I wanted to see if Little Chefs could make these themselves. It does seem very simple. Only 4 steps! 1. Fill a ziploc bag with any type of yogurt, we used about 1 cup. Do you know the ziploc trick? Roll the top of the bag down so the new top edge is actually the inside of the bag. Now when you spill on the top part of the bag as you fill it you are ...

Too Much Chocolate Cake and Satiny Chocolate Glaze

Today's post really should be named Questions. What does this do? What does that do? It made me feel not very smart. I didn't have the answers. I think we need to become Alton Brown students  because he is so good at explaining the purpose of each ingredient. I have made this Too Much Chocolate Cake recipe once before with rave reviews. It is simple because it is made with a boxed cake mix and some extra additions. We were going up to Grandma and Grandpa's house for family dinner and one ...

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Churros

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Churros looked like a yummy recipe according to the Little Chefs! I LOVED this recipe because it took about 15 minutes to make! Oh how I wish a lot more recipes could be this quick! We have never worked with puff pastry before but I did know to look for it next to the frozen desserts at the grocery store. It comes as a 2 pack. This recipe only uses one sheet so we have enough for a quick dessert or afternoon snack when we have lots of friends over. Each Little Chef ...

Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

Five Little Chefs - Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn Another blog we visited was Our Best Bites where we found Peanut Butter Popcorn. We have movie night on Fridays so popcorn is a big hit at our house! We made this recipe in two half batches because we do not have a bowl big enough to stir 20 cups of popcorn without getting it all over the counter. Though the Little Chefs would have loved to eat the jumpers! We were all so excited to begin, all the Little Chefs were in the kitchen which not ...

Orange Creamsicle Buddies

Five Little Chefs - Orange Creamsicle Buddies This week I was reading food blogs and decided to choose a few I thought they would enjoy. I then showed the Little Chefs the pictures and asked if they wanted to make any they saw. One of the sites was Cooking Classy where we found Orange Creamsicle Buddies.  After explaining what they were to Little Chef D she was very intrigued how the orange got "into the cereal." No matter how many times and different ways I explained it she still was ...

Cream Puffs

  Can you believe these cream puffs were made and decorated by Little Chef A? We have never made these before. She did a wonderful job following directions and executing the frosting.  Little Chef A made these with Grandma which made the experience even more memorable. The ingredients are very basic for the puff; eggs, butter and water.    Water and margarine were added to a saucepan and heated to a rolling boil.    Little Chef A added the flour and stirred as hard and as fast ...

Homemade Caramel

Five Little Chefs - Homemade Caramel      I knew from the beginning this recipe was going to be difficult and could end in disaster! I was feeling brave and patient at the same time so I agreed to take the plunge and let Little Chef A make Homemade Caramel from My Baking Addiction.      She gathered the ingredients. We read the directions over and over again so we knew what came next. I thought this was a good idea. I thought this would prevent the disaster from happening. Sadly, I ...

Nutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies

Five Little Chefs - Nutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies Little Chef D was ready to make another recipe with nutella. This time the nutella was not inside the batter it was melted and poured on top of the cooked brownie. We LOVE brownies, so we have high expectations for each new recipe.     Little Chef D measured out and added flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in a bowl.   She whisked all these ingredients together. Little Chef D cannot make ANYTHING without ...

Chocolate Nutella Cookies

Five Little Chefs - Chocolate Nutella Cookies Little Chef A came home from school recently and said at school for a party they had apples dipped in Nutella. Since the rest of us have not tried Nutella we decided to find a recipe, or a couple, using it. The first is Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod. Little Chef D was originally going to make this recipe, but the other Little Chefs couldn't resist and had to join in! Little Chef D was gracious enough to let them help ...

Fabulous Fudge

   Little Chef 3 LOVES desserts! She chose Fabulous Fudge by Anne Thornton. This is a perfect recipe for little ones. It is easy and quick for those with short attention spans.  Make sure all everything is chopped and measured out ready to go. Once you start it goes quick and there isn't time to measure.  The ingredients were gathered.  A 9x9 glass pan was covered in foil, long enough to overhang to help in pulling it out later.  The only ingredient that needed to ...

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cupcakes

Five Little Chefs - Chocolate Chip Walnut Cupcakes   Little Chef A chose Chocolate Chip Walnut Cupcakes from Giada De Laurentiis. We thought it was funny that it is called cupcakes, but you actually use a brownie mix! The first thing was to gather the ingredients.  The 12-cup muffin pan was lined with cupcake liners and set aside.  The oven was turned on to 350 degrees.The walnuts needed to be chopped. This time I thought we would see how the chopper would work instead of a ...

Top Secret Chocolate Cookies

Some people choose recipes by their ingredients while others, like Little Chef D, choose recipes by their pictures. For her first recipe Little Chef D wanted a "brown cookie" and found Top Secret Chocolate Cookies by Christy Hyer. The first thing we always do is measure out all the ingredients. I have found this makes the mixing/cooking/baking process go a lot smoother. The prep time seems to be long and sometimes hard if there is cutting involved, but when we are really ready to start follow...