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Steak Challenge: Marinade vs Dry Rub

Summer BBQ's are in full swing!!! And Sunday night dinners, for most families have the traditional post roast and potatoes, not at our house - We prefer STEAK! We have seasoned and prepared our steaks all different ways, some turned out better than others. We wanted to find out for ourselves which way we prefer our stakes. That is when the Steak Challenge: Marinade vs Dry Rub began! The Little Chefs started out with 2 identical steaks - well as close as identical as you can get, they ...

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 Recipe Type: Dessert Author: Five Little ...

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 ...

Dutch Oven Baked Beans

Cooking in the dutch oven is something that has been Grandma and Grandpa's job. Recently we decided to let our Little Chefs help in the process. Today we are sharing Dutch Oven Baked Beans. We were all at their cabin for the weekend and let the Little Chefs each take a turn contributing to the entire menu. It was much easier having one Little Chef help at a time instead of all the Little Chefs in the kitchen doing their task all at the same time. I call this controlled chaos! Or...semi ...

Easy Appetizer Skewers

It seems when we grill my Little Chefs are starving! I don't think it is because it takes longer to cook on a grill but because we are starting to cook later then usual. If we are past our regular dinner time my Little Chefs get a little unpleasant. Instead of making them wait why not make appetizer skewers that can be eaten while everything else is still cooking. The key is to only make enough to for the kids to be happy, not enough to fill them up. We still want them to eat all their ...

Orange Fruit Dip

Summer is here, which means many BBQ's, family reunions and picnics. In needing a side dish for a family picnic, we decided to make up one of the Little Chefs favorite fruit dips. Our Orange Fruit Dip is so delicious and perfect for picnics on  the hot summer days. It is very refreshing, and you can make it up to 2 days ahead of time - which is great when some summer days are all play and no work (including cooking!). This Orange Fruit Dip also is so incredibly easy, the Little Chefs ...

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 ...

Breakfast Pizza

With school out and Summer is here - We have more time in the mornings to make lots of fun things for breakfast. We LOVE breakfast, and we needed some more ideas to mix things up from the typical pancakes, waffles, and french toast. I asked what the Little Chefs wanted for breakfast, on the first day out of school - and their response - pizza. The Little Chefs were so surprised when I agreed that pizza would be a great idea.....that is Breakfast Pizza. To make our Breakfast Pizza, we ...

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 ...

Yogurt Fruit Dip

My Little Chefs love to dip anything and everything, especially Little Chef H! I can get her to eat anything if there is a dip to go with it. Today we are sharing with you a Yogurt Fruit Dip with only 4 ingredients. Little Chef A and C worked together for this recipe. They are realizing with a little team work recipes can be made even faster! I like that too! Little Chef A measured out the yogurt then passed the measuring of the sour cream to Little Chef C.   Little Chef A sprayed ...

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 ...

Smoked Gouda Sliders

Memorial Day is all about grilling! To our family usually it is the beginning of a warm summer and school coming to an end. This year it still means the beginning of summer and grilling season, school however is another matter. This is a great hands on recipe for Little Chefs. Little Chef A was able to prepare the patties ALL by herself! Combine all the ingredients; ground chuck, kosher salt, pepper, onion powder, grated smoked gouda and worchestershire sauce.   Form the patties ...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!! To celebrate the awesomeness of the Chocolate Chip......we of course wanted to make some Chocolate Chip cookies. But, instead of actually cooking them, we wanted to try something even better!!! Check out this easy recipe we have for you today. Are you like us and eat and eat most of the Cookie Dough batter before the cookies hit the oven? If so, then you gotta try this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake!! What a better combo - our favorite chocolate ...

Grandma’s Potato Salad

Summer picnic season is just around the corner. Outdoor BBQ's, hamburgers and hot dogs, kids playing in the sprinklers, and plenty of Potato Salad. We made this Potato Salad from our Grandma's recipe. She pretty much makes the perfect Potato Salad (Wow, that was a lot of "P" words!). Grandma uses good old russet potatoes in her Potato Salad. We however, had red potatoes on hand, so that is what we used in our recipe this time - and we liked it just as much!! Little Chef K rinsed all the ...

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 ...

Mother’s Day Menu Ideas

We all know Mom's deserve a break at least once a year on Mother's Day. To help out those husbands and Little Chefs who want to take over the cooking for the day I've compiled some of our easiest recipes. Mom's it might be best to send this link as a not so subtle hint hint. In my experience subtle doesn't always work. Beef Stroganoff - A crockpot meal. Just dump everything in and wait. Serve on top of rice or noodles. Fettuccine Alfredo - a great cook the noodles then dump everything ...

Pork Carnitas

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. While this recipe was not designed for that purpose, because I forgot, it is good timing though that I finally found a recipe I love for pork carnitas! The best thing I love about this recipe is everything goes into the slow cooker at night and by morning it is done. I can shred the pork before the day really gets crazy. It makes dinner super fast which is necessary on some nights! A pork shoulder (or pork butt roast) is necessary to use. Yes it has ...

Fast & Fantastic Chicken Salad

This is a family recipe that's great to use up your left over chicken. We will purposely cook a couple extra pieces of chicken for a dinner earlier in the week so we will already have my chicken ready to make this Fast & Fantastic Chicken Salad! Or some days, if you are like us - it is 4pm and we are at the store wondering what to make for dinner, we will just pick up a cooked rotisserie chicken - it also makes a delicious chicken salad.  For this recipe, we had a couple extra leftover ...

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 ...

Bite Sized Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls are so good, but they can be time consuming to make. Today we are sharing a very easy recipe Little Chefs can make with minimal supervision. Some of you have been asking about the Caramel Cinnamon Roll recipe that is featured on our Chinet Giveaway. (If you haven't entered go now before it closes!) Jenny will post that recipe on Monday so come back and check it out. Anything bite sized is cute to look at, but also very easy for Little Chefs to eat. I find myself making a lot ...

Strawberry Muffins

We are HUGE strawberry fans! When they start showing up in the grocery store we get so excited. We purchased a big package, but after a couple days they seemed to be not as firm. Strawberry Muffins is a great recipe to use up those softer strawberries you are still wanting to consume. This recipe is easy for Little Chefs. The first step is to cut the strawberries into small pieces. The softness of the strawberries makes it easy for even Little Chef D to cut successfully. Strawberries are ...

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 ...

Kahula Pork

Spring has come and we are starting to get very involved in after school activities. Kahula Pork is a good meal option because you prepare it the night before. When we come home from the activity of the night the house smells good. The rice is started right away and dinner can be on the table in the time it takes for everyone to wash up, set the table and cut some fruits and veggies. The first step is to poke holes in your 6 pound pork shoulder or pork butt roast. Don't worry about ...

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 ...