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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mandarin Orange Jello with Lemon Pudding

This family recipe comes from my mom! Growning up Mandarin Orange Jello with Lemon Pudding was a frequent side dish for our holiday and birthday dinners. Still to this day, I request my mom to make it for family dinner on my birthday. This recipe has now become one of my Little Chefs favorites. Along with the colored eggs and baskets filled with candy, Easter also means a Honey Baked Ham for dinner.  As we thought about what to go along with our ham, this childhood recipe popped into my ...

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 Cake Anyone…..?!

Yes please!!! And what recipe do you ask is our favorite chocolate cake recipe?  It is the "Our Version of Nothing Bundt Chocolate Chip Cake" from the cookbook Favorite Family Recipes. It is simply delicious, and simply......simple!! We first added the cake mix, chocolate pudding, sour cream, eggs, water and oil and beat till well combined. My Little Chef B is so proud of himself that he is now able to crack and add the eggs with no help (and no shells)!       We stirred in ...

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 ...

Raspberry Filled Pastries

We had a really fun time using phyllo dough for the first time with our Balsamic Strawberry Napoleons we decided to give another recipe a try! This time we thought it would be fun to roll up some of our favorite jam in the middle and top it with chocolate! I must admit phyllo dough is not the easiest for Little Chefs to work with. Ours cracked and broke a lot, the butter was not as easy to brush on as we thought, but it was still fun. The fun is really what matters for us! The first step ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...