If you heart Demi Lovato, then take a look at this sweet recipe! Did you forget? It's Demi Lovato's birthday! The 21-year-old "Heart Attack" singer is known for her love of ooey, gooey Rice Krispie Treats! These sweet treats are the perfect way to celebrate.
3 tablespoons margarine
6 cups mini (or 60 regular-size) marshmallows
Red food coloring
9 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Plastic bags, yarn
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1. To begin, lightly coat a 10- by 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray and set it aside.
2. Melt the margarine in a large pot over low heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring them continuously until they melt. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in drops of red food coloring until the color receives a thumbs-up from the chef.
3. Add the Rice Krispies, stirring until they are evenly coated with marshmallow. Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet.
4. With waxed paper (or lightly buttered hands), smooth out the mixture,
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Tue, Aug 20, 2013 1:45 PM EDT
If you heart Demi Lovato, then take a look at this sweet recipe! Did you forget? It's Demi Lovato's birthday! The 21-year-old "Heart Attack" singer is known for her love of ooey, gooey Rice Krispie Treats! These sweet treats are the perfect way to celebrate.Read More »from Give These Hearts a Break! Celebrate Demi Lovato’s Birthday with Sweet Krispie Treats
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Aug 19, 2013 4:47 PM EDT
A very happy birthday to President Clinton! This recipe is one of his favorites. President Clinton is a big fan of this sweet, delicious treat! The promise of freshly baked goodness will surely draw those sleepy heads out of bed and into the kitchen, especially once they catch a whiff. Because you make the dough the night before and allow it to rise slowly in the fridge overnight, in the morning, all you have to do is pop them in the oven. Though many are intimidated by making yeast dough, you'll find that this one is soft and yielding and so easy to handle. I enjoy the work of kneading dough by hand, but if you don't have the time or inclination, the "dough" setting on your bread machine will work just fine, as will a dough hook attachment on a stand mixer.Read More »from It’s Bill Clinton’s Birthday! Make His Favorite Cinnamon Rolls to Celebrate
4 cups bread flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup warm -- not hot -- milk
1/4 cup warm -- not hot -- water
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
1 extra large egg
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast, (1 envelope)
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Aug 19, 2013 1:38 PM EDT
Use some Disney inspiration for your cupcakes! It's National Cupcake Day! Inspired by a pair of mice who are sweet on each other, these frosting-filled treats are incredible. Today is the perfect excuse to indulge in a cute cupcake!
Cupcake frosting (blue and pink)
2 disposable pastry bags with wide tips
Batch of baked cupcakes
Serrated kitchen knife
2 round fondant cutters (1/2 inch wide and 1¼ inch wide)
1. Spoon each of the frosting colors into a pastry bag. Set the bags aside for now.
2. Slice the tops off the cupcakes. If the tops are overly round, lightly press down on them to flatten them a bit. Then use the fondant cutters to cut a mouse head-shaped opening in the center of each one, as shown.
3. Dust the cupcake tops with powdered sugar. Then pipe some frosting atop the cupcake bottoms, blue for Mickey and pink for Minnie.
4. Gently set the tops back on theRead More »from Celebrate National Cupcake Day with Ear-resistible Mickey & Minnie Treats
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Aug 16, 2013 2:15 PM EDT
Delicious and Nutritious! Pierogies remind me of Italian ravioli. Stuffed with cheese, boiled and browned, they are just as delicious. I just had to attempt to try to make my own because I knew this was something my son would love. After some careful planning, I decided to simplify the traditional pierogi recipe by using potsticker wrappings. The result was a success! I saved time an had dinner for my little one ready in less than half hour. Pierogies can also be stuffed with ground meat or made sweet with fruit.Read More »from Meal in Minutes! Try This Easy Italian Twist on Pierogies
2 cups mashed potatoes
1/2 cup goat cheese (or parmesan cheese) crumbled
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 packages (10oz. each) gyoza/potsticker wrappers
1 egg white, beaten
Butter for browning, approximately 3 tablespoons divided
1 small tomato, chopped (for garnish)
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
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1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. In a separate
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Aug 16, 2013 1:48 PM EDT
There's nothing cheesy about this! Joke's on you! You won't have to say "cheese" to make your kids smile once they sample this lunch look-alike.Read More »from Celebrate National Joke Day! Make "Grilled Cheese" with a Hidden Prank
1 cup buttercream or white frosting (canned is just fine)
Yellow and red food coloring
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1. Cut the pound cake into bread-like slices and toast them in a toaster oven just until they turn golden brown. Once they've cooled for a few minutes, stack two slices for each sandwich and cut the stack in half diagonally (slicing the sandwich before you fill it makes for fewer crumbs).
2. Now tint the frosting by stirring in a few drops of yellow and red food coloring (more yellow than red) to get a shade of orange that resembles American cheese.
3. Carefully spread frosting between the slices of each half sandwich. If you mound the frosting on one slice, then top it with the other and gently press down, the frosting will ooze out a bit and look all the more like melted cheese. Makes
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Aug 15, 2013 3:20 PM EDT
The best slow cooker dinner!When the school year hits, we all want good food fast. Lasagna is one of those complete meals that's usually a hit with everyone. Its only flaw is that it can take so long to prepare. Enter your slow-cooker. This recipe requires just 20 minutes to get this lasagna on its way to pleasing everyone at the table.Read More »from Mangia! Make the Best Slow-Cooker Lasagna ... Ever
1 lb lean ground beef
2 jars (each 24 oz.) spaghetti sauce (homemade or store-bought)
2 cups water
1 lb. whole-milk ricotta cheese
2 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
18 ruffle-edged lasagna noodles (not no-boil noodles)
1 1/2 lb. mozzarella cheese, grated
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1. Brown ground beef on medium heat (about 10-12 minutes). Add your favorite spaghetti sauce (store bought or homemade) add water and bring to a simmer. Set aside on low heat stirring occasionally.
2. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta, parsley, salt and pepper to
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Aug 15, 2013 3:05 PM EDT
Happy Birthday Julia Child!It's time to celebrate the legendary Julia Child! This classic French stew gets its deep flavor from long cooking and (shhh) red wine. But the kids will be too distracted by its savory tenderness to realize that you were using up the dregs from a few different bottles. Serve over egg noodles for the ultimate in comfort food.Read More »from It's Julia Child's Birthday! Make Coq Au Vin in Her Honor
1/4 pound bacon, diced
a 4- or 5-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces, or 4 bone-in, skin-on breast-halves, halved crosswise kosher salt
1/2 cup flour
3 tablespoons butter
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoons brandy (optional)
3 cups dry red wine
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1 cup chicken broth
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Aug 14, 2013 2:42 PM EDT
The perfect sweet-and-salty dish.I threw a birthday party for my mom last August, and since she wanted to have a luau-themed party, I tried to plan the menu accordingly. I quickly decided to make pineapple-coconut cake balls with a white chocolate shell, a salad and tropical fruit smoothies for our guests. However, deciding on a main course took a little more time. I wanted to use up the mangoes my mom had grown in her garden since it was right at the end of the season, and thought of adding it to our menu. I specifically wanted to incorporate of our favorite dishes, a pork stew. And that's what we did. After scouring the Internet for ideas and adding our own flavor, we came up with this. All of our guests were fascinated by the dish. The recipe of the savory pork mixed with tangy mango was one that many wanted to take home. My only regret? I should have made recipe cards!Read More »from A Sweet and Savory Pork Stew Your Family Will "Mango" Nuts Over!
1 1/2 lb. boneless pork cubed
1 large onion, cut in large chunks
8 cloves of garlic
1 cup orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons ground
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Aug 14, 2013 2:19 PM EDT
The easiest bread recipe around!Yes, you read that right! You can make bread in a slow-cooker! I was pretty skeptical when I first saw a recipe for a loaf of bread baked in a slow-cooker. I mean really, how good could it be? The answer is...pretty good! I enjoy making my own bread and have for years, but I've always used a high-fired oven -- not something I want do in the dreadfully hot summers. So, when I saw this concept I jumped on it! Using my favorite dinner roll recipe, I fired up the slow-cooker and crossed my fingers. I found my large 6 quart slow-cooker worked better than my 4-quart slow-cooker. It evenly baked the rolls as the 4-quart tended to cook the rolls on the outside faster resulting in a crispier harder roll. The small 4-quart still produced a good dinner roll. With very little work, 2 hours later I had soft homemade delicious dinner rolls...from a slow-cooker! Needless to say, my mind was blown.Read More »from Make Irresistible Rosemary Dinner Rolls … in a Slow-Cooker!
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons extra
A family favorite! These meatballs are a family favorite! Before my second baby was born, I made a double batch and froze them with rice - I can't tell you how fantastic it was to pull them out of the freezer and have dinner on the table in ten minutes. And if you like things with a lot of sauce (as our family does), pour a little barbecue sauce over the top after they come out of the oven. Yum!Read More »from Must-Try Meatballs with a Barbecue Kick!
1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
3/4 cup quick oats
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix all meatball ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Shape into balls (I usually use a cookie scoop) and place in a baking dish, with the meatballs just barely not touching. Bake for 20