Strawberry Lemonade Muffins
I love strawberry season! Do you love it as much as I do? I can find one pound of strawberries for 1.25! This is the time to make Strawberry Lemonade Muffins or Balsamic Strawberry Napoleons, Strawberry Rocky Road, Chocolate Filled Strawberries, Cream Filled Strawberries, Strawberry Rosemary Scones or many other delicious strawberry recipes. Now is also a great time to freeze strawberries for a refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie.
This delicious strawberry lemonade muffin recipe is ...
St. Patrick’s Day Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels
Do you love celebrating fun holidays like St. Patrick's Day with food?! This Cinnamon Sugar SOFT PRETZELS recipe is amazing!
These pretzels smell and taste just like the mall pretzels.
Every now and then we invite a bunch of kids over for a late night. They ALWAYS want something to eat. Instead of having food available for them we make it fun and let them create their own pretzels. Not only is it a fun activity but kids love it because they can make their own and then eat it ...
Copycat Cinnaburst Bread
We love this Copycat Cinnaburst Bread recipe Great Harvest style. It is soft and delicious, perfect for breakfast or a snack. I love making bread, both yeast and quick breads. Maybe this is because it took me a long time to get it right. I would try again and again because I just couldn't get the yeast right. When I finally figured that out I didn't know how much flour to add because many recipes give a range. After much trial and error, and thrown out bricks that were supposed to be my dinner ...
This Refrigerator Rolls recipe came from my Grandmother. It was in the same book my mother put together for me and my siblings last christmas which also included Swedish Meatballs and Moist Lemon Cake. I love homemade bread fresh out of the oven. Nothing is better then that!
What makes this an easy recipe is that the dough can be made and then placed in a greased bowl in the refrigerator for up to 4 days! When you want a few rolls just pull off the dough you need and leave the rest for ...
When you have a great soup or chili on a cold, rainy day all that is missing is a great slice of bread or a fluffy, moist cornbread. This is an easy recipe because it takes 35 minutes from start to finish. The ingredients are common, perhaps already in your pantry. Try out our Ham and Cheese Potato Soup, Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup, or Fresh Pea or Cauliflower Soup.
Just a few tips:
I love using a cast iron skillet for this recipe. Preheat the skillet as you preheat the oven. The ...
Raspberry Cream Cheese French Toast
We are having raspberry everything in my house right now and I love it! I have been picking about 2 cups from my raspberry bushes each day. We have more on the vines but those end up in my kids mouths before we make it to the kitchen! Our Homemade Raspberry Syrup as well as this Raspberry Cream Cheese French Toast are easy recipes. This is an overnight french toast recipe or if you love breakfast for dinner just prepare this early in the morning.
Before you start making this Raspberry ...
Do you remember our Soft Pretzel recipe from Alton Brown? We are still in love with it and we make it quite frequently. One night we used that easy recipe to make pretzel dogs. Now, there is no turning back. This recipe is so good.
soft pretzel recipe
your favorite hot dog
Follow the directions for the soft pretzel recipe.
Instead of shaping the pretzel after forming a dough rope, wrap the dough around your favorite hot dog.
Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls
Do you do anything special for breakfast in the fall or for Halloween? We seem to do a lot of fun things for dinner and desserts but often forget about breakfast. We wanted to share a fun pumpkin shaped cinnamon roll that would be perfect for breakfast.
Purchase a refrigerated tube of cinnamon rolls. My tube came with the cinnamon rolls already in circles we just needed to separate them and put them on a cookie sheet. Instead of doing as the directions say, cut the circle in half one ...
Cheesy Pull Apart Sourdough Bread
To continue on with our Pirate theme, yesterday we had Sun Roasted Broccoli and today we are sharing our Cheesy Pull Apart Sourdough Bread. I'm sure the bread the pirates had was not freshly made but that isn't stopping us from making something delicious today. What I love about this recipe is you are not making the bread, you get to buy a round loaf of sourdough. That saves a lot of time!
The cutting of the bread is a little tricky, your Little Chefs might need some assistance. When ...
Homemade Soft Pretzels
I'm so glad you are here to get this amazing SOFT PRETZELS easy recipe that you can easily make at home.
If you are like me, when you go to the mall you, and perhaps your kids, can SMELL the pretzels before you SEE them.
Do you extend your stay and buy one of those buttery breads to dunk in cheese?
Do you think -- I wish I knew how to make these at home where it is more work but cheaper?
With 5 kids in tow when I walked through the mall I was always thinking pretzels ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Have you ever needed some bread at the last minute to go with a meal? We do, all the time! Every recipe I have needs more then an hour from start to finish. I had the opportunity to watch the Food Nanny in person make her French Baguettes and thought, "My Little Chefs can do that!" This recipe from start to finish can be done in one hour or less! When the Food Nanny demonstrated this recipe she did not use any machine. She said when she goes into the homes of families she always teaches ...
Herbed Garlic Bread
Sometimes we are looking for a quick and easy recipe. Herbed Garlic Bread from the Food Network Magazine promised to be just that. For once we didn't need to make the bread! Little Chef D and H went shopping with me today to get a loaf of French Bread. After school Little Chef C melted the butter in a saucepan with olive oil and salt.
After a few minutes the chopped parsley was added.
The recipe says to pour some of the butter mixture in between each slice. We tried that with ...
Sweet Orange Rolls
We love to make cinnamon rolls for Christmas. When we saw Kelsey Nixon make Orange Rolls we knew we had to make them. We are confident in our bread making skills that was going to be the easy part. The Little Chefs are always surprised at how big the dough rises and how fluffy and beautiful it looks.
We did have one problem that turned into a major problem. We mixed twice the amount of zest and I'm certain we counted the right amount of juice. However, the filling was SO runny! It ...
French Bread Rolls
We LOVE a good homemade roll! I prefer to cook rolls in the morning because the smell that comes from the oven when bread cooks lingers all day. The Little Chefs come home from school excited for dinner because of the smell that hits them as they walk through the door. We thought it was time the Little Chefs tried their hand in bread/rolls. We found a French Bread Roll recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe which she describes as her no fail recipe. That is the perfect type of recipe we need ...
Five Little Chefs - Pretzel Bites We saw the recipe for Pretzel Bites on Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake. The Little Chefs thought the name of that blog was hilarious! They liked the idea of making two different flavors of pretzel bites at once.
Little Chef D cut the dough. The recipe calls for texas size, but we used the dinner size and still cut it in 4ths because we have small mouths and wanted them to be one bite. The pizza cutter was a great idea! It cut very well even though she ...
King Arthur Flour Very Berry Scones
Five Little Chefs - King Arthur Flour Very Berry Scones
Little Chef D received some cooking supplies from Grandma and Grandpa for her birthday. This gift might seem unusual for someone this young, but she really does love to cook. She has been SO excited and wanted to make HER recipes every day! The first one she made was Very Berry Scones from King Arthur Flour. We made a small adaptation. Instead of doing it by hand I thought it would be easier if she pulsed the dough in a food processor. ...
Amish White Bread
Five Little Chefs - Amish White Bread
We LOVE warm homemade rolls! I make them quite often; dinner rolls, French Dip rolls, whole wheat rolls. We needed to bring rolls to Grandma and Grandpa's house so I thought it was time to let my Little Chefs tackle this recipe., Amish White Bread.
The first instruction I gave was about yeast and the temperature of water. Little Chef A didn't seem so interested in the complexity of having just the right temperature of water, instead she wanted ...
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 - Divine Breadsticks
It was spaghetti and meatballs night. The Little Chefs wanted something else so they decided breadsticks would be a great new recipe to try. We found Divine Breadsticks from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. Luckily we had the ingredients on hand. That is what I love about bread, the ingredients are staples right in your pantry. While we were making these, Little Chef A made a GREAT observation. She said, "Mom, we just COPY recipes. I want my own book with my ...
Crostini Alla Romana
Little Chef A absolutely loves Giada De Laurentiis! Whenever we are watching the Food Network and Giada comes on the excitement level goes through the roof! I quickly hear, "Ooooh I love Giada, she is my favorite!" What surprises me is the conviction and true passion she has for this show and cooking. It would not come as a surprise to hear that Little Chef A's recipes will all come from her favorite chef, Giada. The first recipe that was chosen was Crostini Alla Romana. We saw ...