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 ...
Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas
Five Little Chefs - Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas
At one of my regular sites I visit there has been a buzz about these Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas for over a year now, probably two. I always come across it and think we should make these, but then we don't. Finally we did it! I don't know why it took us to long because this is a super easy recipe.
Little Chef A and C made the marinade. They are so careful with measuring now they are getting to be very independent. ...
Vegetarian Skillet Chili
Five Little Chefs - Vegetarian Skillet Chili
After reading the ingredients I thought this was going to be an interesting meal. I wasn't sure how this could be a chili, but we were soon to find out.
Little Chef C peeled the sweet potato. It never fails, every time we peel a potato something drops in the garbage! This time it was the peeler! That was a first!
Little Chef D used the chopper for the onions and zucchini. My first thought was go ahead but I don't think you will ...
Southwestern Black Bean Salad
Five Little Chefs - Southwestern Black Bean Salad
We have been browsing other food blogs and came across Skinnytaste.com. We love food blogs because they have pictures of the final product which is how my Little Chefs choose their recipes like Southwestern Black Bean Salad. The ingredients are very familiar so I knew we would not have a problem that way.
It was pretty difficult for Little Chef C to use this juicer for the lime. She tried squeezing the two handles together ...
Fruit Salad and Star Anise
Five Little Chefs - Fruit Salad and Star Anise
We chose a cookbook, Easy Menus for Dining In (Better Homes & Gardens), and decided to make a few recipes from it. This book was great for the Little Chefs because it had a lot of pictures. They want to SEE what they will be making before they start. This was quite an enjoyable recipe to make. It was simple. All that was required was to make a simple syrup and cut some fruit. It was very evident my Little Chefs skills have ...
Seared Rib Eye, Salsa Verde, Dirty Rice
Five Little Chefs - Seared Rib Eye, Salsa Verde, Dirty Rice
Before starting this recipe Little Chef Dad said, "So what kind of pain and suffering are you doing tonight?" He knows first hand how much patience this requires and how close to breaking I sometimes get. That and the dishes, oh the dishes! How many loads in the dishwasher will we do today is another common question. Little Chef A is very good at drying all the dishes I wash by hand. She sticks with it until they are done which I ...
We found a recipe for Potatoes Anna, but the potatoes had to be boiled first, then sliced, then layered in a skillet to cook again. It seemed like a lot of steps so I looked for a different recipe for the same name. I found this recipe by Emeril.
The ingredients were easy to get together. Little Chef C knew which potato peeler to choose. She used the "Y" peeler last time and realized it was difficult. She did well peeling the potatoes even though there were peels all over the ...
Beef Skewers with Cherry Tomatoes and Parsley Sauce
Five Little Chefs - Beef Skewers with Cherry Tomatoes and Parsley Sauce
Little Chef A looked through her Giada At Home cookbook and marked some recipes she wanted to try including Beef Skewers with Cherry Tomatoes and Parsley Sauce. Little Chef C was the one who went shopping with me. She was so excited to mark things off the list when they were put in our cart!
The first ingredient that went into the food processor was the parsley. Little Chef A twisted and pulled it apart. ...
Five Little Chefs - Taco Soup
Taco Soup is a favorite of Little Chef A. It is so easy to make, or basically put together. Most of the ingredients are from a can which makes it an easy pantry meal, or last minute meal.
We LOVE the Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners. It makes clean up so quick and easy. Little Chef A is able to put the liner in herself and spray it with nonstick spray.
With her newly aquired knife skills she washed and cut the celery and the carrots into bite ...
Five Little Chefs - Cauliflower Soup
The Pea Soup went over so well Little Chef C decided to make Cauliflower Soup slso from Chef Robert. The final product should have been the soup with lobster in the middle and an herb-lemon oil drizzle. We had the cauliflower head, but not the lobster. Instead of packing everyone up and going to the store we decided to make it without the lobster. We had the intention of making the herb-lemon oil drizzle, but we completely forgot until ...
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 ...
Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta
Five Little Chefs - Mizithra Browned Butter Pasta
I love recipes with very little ingredients, especially when we are pressed for time and need to eat and run. I really believed this time I would be right and it would not take very long to complete this recipe. Amazingly because of how this recipe is put together we did it!
Little Chef D was so excited to make this recipe she stopped participating in the 'show' she was putting on with her sisters and grated the cheese in her ...
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 ...
Honey-Balsamic Lamb Chops
It's another Giada recipe day! Little Chef A likes pork chops. She found this recipe in her cookbook she received for Christmas, Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California. We have never tried lamb chops, but decided we could switch out the protein and it would still work.
I got out the food processor for her to use. I really should teach her how to put all the parts together so she can do it by herself. She put in the balsamic vinegar, garlic and honey.
Five Little Chefs - Brazilian Lemonade
The first thing I need to say is, why is this drink called Brazilian Lemonade? Can't we just call it Limeade? I've seen different versions of this recipe and they all have the same name. WE don't understand why when the recipe clearly is using limes not lemons. That being said, this is one of OUR favorite all time drinks. Thank you Our Best Bites!
All the Little Chefs helped with a part of the cutting of the limes. One cut off the ends, another ...
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 ...
Fresh Pea Soup
Five Little Chefs - Fresh Pea Soup
Little Chef C has been reminding me everyday "we need to make Pea Soup." For Christmas she received Impossible to Easy: 111 Delicious Recipes to Help You Put Great Meals on the Table Every Day, which is where she found this recipe. She likes peas, but I think she was more excited about making a Chef Robert recipe.
I am seeing a trend. Chef Robert cooks with shallots and grapeseed oil. This recipe has a shallot which is becoming more familiar to ...
Five Little Chefs - Fettuccine Alfredo
It is Giada day again. We were talking about taking a vacation somewhere. The conversation turned to talking about going somewhere that has something to do with cooking. Little Chef A said "Giada lives in California, we could go there!" I'm pretty sure her thought was let's go to Giada's house, meet her and my dream will be fulfilled. I had to tell her that was not possible.
Little Chef A is chose to make Fettuccine Alfredo. If we made the recipe as ...
Yummy Wake-Up Smoothie
Five Little Chefs - Yummy Wake-Up Smoothie
Last weekend Little Chef A was with a group of girls her age. They decided to make smoothies together. She was super excited because they did not follow a recipe. They made up their own! This is why smoothies are the easiest thing kids can make. We did follow a recipe, Yummy Wake-Up Smoothie. What an interesting name we thought!
After the ingredients were measured out it was time to dump it all in.
I taught my Little Chefs a ...
Parker House Rolls
Five Little Chefs - Parker House Rolls
We LOVE fresh rolls at home. When we all saw Parker House Rolls from Alex Guarnaschelli we had to make them. Alex had a pony tail on the Next Iron Chef. Each time we watched the show Little Chef D said she wanted the girl with the pony tail to win.
We buy yeast in a large container, so Little Chef A measured out 2 1/4 teaspoons and combined it with the warm water using a whisk. After one minute she measured out and added one cup ...
Five Little Chefs - Parmesan Peas
Today's side dish was Parmesan Peas by Robert Irvine. This was a pretty simple recipe to prepare. Little Chef C wasn't very excited about this recipe, but we have needed a side dish so she agreed. The ingredients were gathered. Nothing to unfamiliar. We haven't use shallots before, but they are similar to an onion so I didn't think it would be a problem.
The shallot was chopped. We opted to only cut one shallot because it seemed like a ...
Rumbi Island Easy Mango Chicken and Rice
Five Little Chefs - Rumbi Island Easy Mango Chicken and Rice
Little Chef C wanted to make Rumbi Island Easy Mango Chicken and Rice for dinner. I told her this one was a little different because she would be able to put the chicken and spices in the crockpot then she didn't need to do anything until dinner time. At lunch time she said, "My chicken takes a long time to cook."
The recipe said cumin and lemon pepper to taste. My Little Chefs do not like recipes that say that. ...
Almost Famous Pecan Waffles
Little Chef D was reading the Food Network magazine and wanted to make Almost Famous Pecan Waffles.
The pecans were placed on a cookie sheet and baked until toasted.
After they were toasted, Little Chef D used the hand chopper and easily chopped them into smaller pieces.
While the pecans were toasting she measured the ingredients.
The butter and shortening were added to a bowl then put in the microwave to melt. Afterward, the bowl was set on the counter to ...
Five Little Chefs - Pizza Rolls
Once a week we have movie night. Frequently pizza goes along with it. Tonight we decided to make Stuffed Pizza Rolls from Our Best Bites. Everyone wanted to help. I made the pizza dough earlier in the day. Little Chef A used her new rolling pin to roll it out into a rectangle. The rolling pin worked amazingly well. She completed this task very easily and quickly.
The pepperoni needed to be cut. The Little Chefs were so excited to use their new ...