Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Egg Rice Treats Recipe (Disney Parks)

These rice treats are just like the ones sold in Disney Parks!!
Your going to love how easy it is to make these
edible eggs for your family and friends!
Happy Easter!!


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Easter Egg Rice Treats

Rice Krispy Treats Ingredients:
*makes 1 (9x13") sheet

3 tablespoons butter
40 large marshmallows
6 cups rice cereal

Directions:

Place butter into a large pot and heat on medium-high until melted. Add in marshmallows and continue to stir until they're completely melted and there are no more lumps. Remove from heat. Stir in rice cereal, 1 cup at a time.

Grease a 9x13" casserole dish or cake pan. Also, grease or spray a rubber spatula. Pour the rice mixture into the dish and spread with the greased spatula, smoothing the top. Set in a cool place to harden or set in fridge for 20 minutes.


Easter Egg Ingredients:
*makes 8-12 (depending on size and shape of cookie cutters)

Ingredients:

egg or bunny-shaped cookie cutters
1 lb. vanilla almond bark or Wilton Candy Melts
Easter-themed (or pastel) sprinkles
assorted tubes of cake decorator icing and tips (I used a Wilton star tip #18)

Directions:

Turn out sheet of rice krispies onto a clean surface or wax paper. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Set aside.

Place almond bark/candy melts in a microwave-safe container and heat in microwave at 50% or low power in 30 second increments until completely melted. Stir well. 

Take a rice treat and dip the top-side only into the melted candy coating. Set on wax paper. (Watch the above video to see how this is done.) Immediately dust with sprinkles. Do this for all treats. Let cool completely. You can set them in fridge or freezer for a few minutes to speed up this process.

Draw lines, swags or dots onto the hardened eggs with the tubes of decorator icing. The kids can help with this part. Display on a platter with edible Easter grass (recipe below).


Easter Grass:

Ingredients:

1 (7 ounce) bag sweetened coconut flakes
4 drops green food coloring
1 gallon-size freezer/plastic bag

Directions:

Dump coconut into freezer bag. Add drops of food coloring. Seal bag and shake until coconut is coated. You can add more food coloring if you'd like the grass to be a darker shade of green. Pour out onto your serving platter.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Strawberry Soup Recipe from 1900 Park Fare (Disney's Grand Floridian)

This sweet and delicious cold soup from Disney's 1900 Park Fare
is sure to be a hit at your next breakfast or brunch.
Enjoy!!!



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Strawberry Soup
*makes 48 ounces

Ingredients:

32 ounces frozen strawberries, with sugar (thawed)
16 ounces heavy whipping cream
3 ounces plain yogurt
2 ounces sour cream
fresh strawberries for garnish (optional)
chocolate wafer cookies for garnish (optional)


Directions:

Pour thawed strawberries and heavy whipping cream into blender pitcher. Add yogurt and sour cream. Blend on low until well combined and creamy. Place in refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.

Pour into serving bowls and garnish with fresh berries and/or cookies. Drop a few dollops of leftover yogurt onto surface of soup. Run through center of dollops with a wooden skewer or toothpick to make heart shapes (optional). Serve immediately.







Monday, April 14, 2014

Pepper Pot Pork Recipe from Boma (Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge)

Pork tenderloin is marinated 
and then drowned in a succulent sauce 
in this easy and delicious dish from Boma.


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Pepper Pot Pork
*serves 6-8

Marinade Ingredients:

2 1/2 lb. boneless pork tenderloin
1 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

Directions:

Place tenderloin into gallon-size freezer bag. Pour in soy sauce. Add brown sugar, pepper and salt. Squeeze out excess air and seal baggie. Gently mix ingredients with hands from outside bag (watch above video to see how this is done). Place in fridge to marinate for 2-3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350(F) degrees.

Remove tenderloin from baggie and place into roasting pan. Bake in oven for 1 hour at 350(F) degrees until internal temperature reaches 145(F) degrees. Remove from oven and let rest on counter for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2-inch thick medallions and serve with a side of rice or couscous. Don't forget to top it off with the sauce (recipe below).



Sauce Ingredients:

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup canned chicken broth
1 cup canned beef broth
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
dash of cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced

Pour the soy sauce, chicken and beef broths into a medium-size saucepan. Add sugar, cayenne and ginger. Stir well. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low.

In a small cup or bowl, mix water with cornstarch to create a thickening agent. Add this mixture to the sauce. Whisk until it becomes a medium-thick consistency.

Stir in the bell pepper and onion slices. Cook on low for 5-7 minutes until vegetables are tender.

Pour generously over your pork medallions and rice/couscous. Enjoy!!






Saturday, April 5, 2014

"Frozen" Inspired Cupcakes with Snowball Centers

Moist, blue velvet cake is topped with
fluffy, marshmallow buttercream
to make these cut cupcakes
inspired by Disney's "Frozen".
Each cupcake also has a surprise
snowball (candy) center adding to the magic.


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"Frozen" Cupcakes
*makes 16 standard-size cupcakes

Ingredients:

16 blue cupcakes (baked and cooled)
blue and white edible pearls (assorted sizes)
blue and white sugar sprinkles


Directions:

Mix blue velvet cake mix according to package directions (or make a white cake mix and add blue food coloring until you reach the desired color). Pour into cupcake pan with paper or foil liners. Bake according to time indicated on cake mix box. Remove from oven and let cool completely, preferably overnight.


Marshmallow Buttercream

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 tub marshmallow cream/fluff (about 7-8 ounces)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (OR mint extract if you want icing to have a cool, minty flavor)
4 cups powdered sugar
4-6 tablespoons milk

Directions:

Cream butter, marshmallow cream and vanilla together with electric mixer. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each. Frosting will be thick and crumbly. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until frosting is light and fluffy. Fill a cake decorating bag with icing -OR- fill a gallon-size baggie with icing and cut off tip of one corner. Squeeze icing into the cut corner and twist to create a homemade decorating bag.


Assembly:

Insert a small, sharp knife 1/2 inch away from the edge of the cooled cupcake. Cut a circle 1 1/2-inches deep out of the center of the cupcake. Remove the divot. (Watch the above video to see how this is done.) Set the piece aside. Fill the hole with an assortment of edible pearls. Replace the divot on top of the hole upside-down, with the point facing upward.

Starting at the outside edge of the cupcake, squeeze icing bag in a circle around the divot, building up until the peak is completely covered. 

Immediately place a large edible pearl on top of the peak and gently press down. Now sprinkle with an assortment of colored sugar sprinkles. That's it!! 


Friday, March 28, 2014

"Frozen" Inspired Ice Blue Milkshake Recipe

Here's another fun beverage inspired by Disney's animated film: Frozen. 
This Ice Blue Milkshake is topped with whipped cream and cotton candy 
making it a sure hit with your family.
Enjoy!!

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"Ice Blue Milkshake"
*makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup blue Hawaiian Punch (or other blue-tinted beverage)
1 cup lemon-lime soda (the clear kind)
6 scoops vanilla ice cream
10 drops blue food coloring (optional)
whipped cream
pre-packaged blue cotton candy (found at Walmart and Dollar Tree)


Directions:

Pour punch and soda into blender pitcher. Add ice cream and food coloring. Secure lid and blend on high or milkshake setting. Pour into 2 (16 ounce) serving glasses. Top with whipped cream and a tuft of cotton candy. Drink while watching Disney's "Frozen". ;)





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