5/07/2014

Cinco de Mayo Party

Asher was very excited for Cinco de Mayo.
He is too young to understand what it is about... but the kids sure do love the food and bright colors.
I hope to look up more info about The Battle of Puebla so that I can tell him more about it next year.

We had yummy citrus grilled chicken, refried beans, and restaurant style tortilla chips.
Then the kids asked me to make Peeps ice cream- which was totally in-congruent with the other food:)

Homemade Maracas that got shaken every two minutes during dinner.
They are put away until next year;)



4/25/2013

{Recipe} Baked Cinnamon Sugar Wonton Crisps

Four ingredients and thirty minutes are all it takes to make this easy and delicious dessert.
Asher brought some of these for Preschool treat...
We also made these for Family Night.
One package of wonton wrappers goes a long way.
Though these definitely get eaten quickly:)


Baked Cinnamon Sugar Wonton Crisps

Ingredients
1 package Wonton Wrappers
Cinnamon Sugar
Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, optional yet desirable:)

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Place tinfoil on a cookie sheet.
Take 10 wonton wrappers and cut in half diagonally.
Place the cut halves on the prepared cookie sheet.
Brush each wonton wrapper with a light layer of olive oil.
Sprinkle on a little sea salt and a lot of cinnamon sugar.
Bake in the oven to desired crispness.  I leave mine in for at least 10 minutes.
Take out of the oven and allow the crisps to cool.
Eat plain, or with any desired ice cream or sweet dip.
Enjoy:)



4/11/2013

{Recipe} Spicy Potato Roast

I was in charge of a vegetable for Easter Sunday.
I wanted to try something new and delicious.
When I saw a recipe for Crispy Potato Roast over at Smitten Kitchen...
That was the recipe I just had to make.

This was such an easy recipe to execute.
It would also be really easy to eat the entire pan.
I can't wait to play with different flavor combinations!


Spicy Potato Roast
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Ingredients
5lbs Gold Yukon Potatoes, peeled and sliced
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil, divided
4 Tablespoons melted Unsalted Butter, divided
2 Shallots, sliced
Sea Salt
Red Pepper Flakes
Cayenne Pepper (optional)
8 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
After peeling and washing the potatoes, slice them with a mandolin 1/8" thick.
Peel the shallots and slice them with a mandolin 1/16" thick.
Melt the butter and mix with the olive oil.
Pour half of the mixture into a 9x13 glass dish.
Sprinkle some sea salt, a light layer of red pepper flakes, and the faintest dash of cayenne in the dish.
Place all of the potatoes vertically in the dish... there should be three rows.
Separate all of the shallot rings and randomly push them in between each of the potatoes.
Sprinkle any leftover shallots on top of the potato dish.
Pour the rest of the oil/butter mixture on top of the potatoes.
Sprinkle with more sea salt, red pepper flakes, and a dash more of cayenne.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, them place the sprigs of Thyme on top.
Bake for another 15-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
If the potatoes brown too quickly, cover with foil to prevent burning this delicious dish.
Remove from the oven and serve immediately.



3/15/2013

{Recipe} Lucky Charms Krispie Treats

This easy, yummy treat was the first thing to go at Abbie's birthday party.
I got the idea HERE.
The empty plate was proof to me that this was a hit!


Lucky Charms Krispie Treats

Ingredients-
1 box Lucky Charms Cereal
10.5 oz. bag Mini Marshmallows
1/2 stick of Butter
Lime Green Wilton Candy Melts, optional

Directions-
Pour cereal into large bowl.
Melt butter over medium-high heat.
Add mini mallows and stir constantly until melted and smooth.
Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 9x13 pan.
Melt a small amount of the candy melts in a ziplock bag according to directions, in the microwave.
Snip off the corner of the plastic bag and drizzle the candy melts across the top.
Cut into squares and serve after the mallows have had a chance to set for about 10 minutes.

Notes~
When I make these again, I plan on adding more mallows.  I like my krispie treats to by extra gooey.
These were drier than I like, which can be solved by taking out some of the cereal or adding more mallows.

Linked to- Whipperberry

3/13/2013

{Recipe} "End of the Rainbow" Treats


This "recipe" is so simple and quick to make.
I made this treat for Abbie's cousins and Asher's preschool friends.
It only cost $10 for this project...
Especially when using coupons at the craft stores.
I was able to get approx. 9-10 cones with this "recipe"

Supplies-
41 oz. bag of Original Skittles
1 large bag of Rolos Caramels
25 count package Cone Shaped Treat Bags (Hobby Lobby)
Gold Grosgrain Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Foam Glitter Shamrock Stickers Package (Joann's)
White Cardstock
2" Scallop Circle Punch
Hole Punch
Lime Green Ink Pad

"End of the Rainbow" Treats
Total Time- 60 minutes or less

Ingredients Per Cone-
2/3 cup Skittles
10 Rolos
1 Cone Treat Bag
6" Gold Ribbon
1 Shamrock Tag

Directions-
Take one cone bag and pour the Skittles in followed by the Rolos.
Punch out the white cardstock with the circle punch.
Ink the edges of the tag and affix the shamrock sticker toward the lower part of the tag.
Use the hole punch in the upper part of the tag.
Take the candy filled cone and do an initial tie with the ribbon.
Before tying the bow, slide the tag into place and complete the bow.
Trim the ribbon to desired look.
Give away to happy kids:)