month : 03/2012 17 results

Chicken Fajitas

Five Little Chefs - Chicken Fajitas     We bought a lot of fresh vegetables at the store. In our house that usually means Chicken Fajitas for dinner. Little Chef A wanted to help. This recipe has a lot of slicing which is why in the past I've made this alone.This is her day to learn how to slice! The first step for Chicken Fajitas is to make the marinate. She needed to squeeze a lime. Little Chef A immediately took the lime and started rolling it on the counter. I asked her ...

Rosemary Chicken with Orange Maple Glaze

Five Little Chefs - Rosemary Chicken with Orange Maple Glaze We frequently eat chicken, but are always looking for an even better recipe. Little Chef C wanted to try this Rosemary Chicken with Orange Maple Glaze recipe.   We had a chance to talk about substitutes for wine. We do not drink wine, but I don't want my Little Chefs to be afraid of recipes where wine is included. There are substitutes we do not need to throw the recipe out. This time we used chicken broth. Before the ...

Basil Chive Red Potato Mash

Five Little Chefs - Basil Chive Red Potato Mash   We were SO excited to find out we were featured today at The Lady Behind The Curtain for our Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn experience! The Little Chefs were watching a cooking show and saw red potatoes. They were very curious about them.They have eaten them before, but then I realized I was doing the cooking and they did not realize what they were eating. We went shopping and brought home some red potatoes. We found Basil Chive Red ...

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 ...

Little Chefs Cook Better Then Big Chefs!

Our theme is Little Chefs CAN cook! Well...sometimes Little Chefs can cook better then Big Chefs. The other day we were busy with Little Chef extracurricular activities. Little Chef Dad was in charge of dinner. He chose Browned Butter Mizithra and Popovers. Seems pretty simple, but the popovers take time to cook. We came back from our activities ready to eat.  Little Chef Dad decided NOT to follow the recipe and use up the rest of the Mizithra because "there is no such thing as too much ...

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. ...

Citrus-Braised Chicken Breast with Sweet Roasted Garlic

Five Little Chefs - Citrus-Braised Chicken Breast with Sweet Roasted Garlic   It was Little Chef C's turn to cook a Chef Robert recipe from his cookbook, Impossible to Easy. She chose Citrus-Braised Chicken Breast with Sweet Roasted Garlic. The first step was to cut the root end off of the garlic head. Which is the root end? We thought we were right. We thought it was the end with all the little hairs on it. It was VERY hard for Little Chef C to cut through. She wanted me to finish and I ...

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 ...

Dessert Quesadilla

Five Little Chefs - Dessert Quesadilla   Little Chef D was excited to make HER recipe today. Recently we were shopping and saw Paula Deen's aprons. Little Chef A said, this is YOUR chef look!  This Dessert Quesadilla looked so good on the Food Network site we just had to make it. Little Chef D cut the banana with a butter knife. That is the safest for her to use and it was fine because bananas are so soft. I showed her what size to cut them and instructed her to cut them thin, ...

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 ...

Pommes Anna

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. ...

Product Review: Curious Chef Knives

Five Little Chefs - A review of Curious Chef Knives    Curious Chef is a company that has products for kids in the kitchen. I was looking for something that my Little Chefs could use without me wincing each time they cut! There were mixed reviews for these knives, but I decided to go for it anyway. When we first received the package my Little Chefs were so excited to "have a knife of their own." They wanted to make a recipe everyday where they had to cut something. We have been using them ...
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