Elegant and irresistible!Simple and sweet! These dainty monogrammed cookies are a great idea for weddings or baby showers - really, whenever you want to recognize guests of honor. They also work as the dessert centerpiece for a preppy-themed party.
Butter or sugar cookie dough
2 (1-lb) box confectioners sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 teaspoons powdered egg white
White pearl decorating candies
Round cookie cutter
16-inch pastry bag for piping the icing - fixed with 1/8" round writing tip.
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1. Preheat your oven according to your cookie dough recipe's instructions.
2. Roll out your cookie dough in batches and cut out circles.
3. Place your cookies on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
4. Bake your cookies according to your cookie dough recipe's instructions.
5. Working in batches, continue to roll and cut out your dough until all the dough is cut and
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Jul 25, 2013 2:01 PM EDT
Elegant and irresistible!Simple and sweet! These dainty monogrammed cookies are a great idea for weddings or baby showers - really, whenever you want to recognize guests of honor. They also work as the dessert centerpiece for a preppy-themed party.Read More »from Initial Here: Delish Monogrammed Cookies Say it All
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Jul 24, 2013 4:46 PM EDT
Only 153 shopping days left before Christmas...Santa's sleigh won't be taking flight anytime soon, but we'd welcome a little Christmas to help escape the summer heat. When I was a little girl, one of my favorite Christmas treats was pink peppermint ice cream. Now it's available all year round, but commercial ice cream is so full of additives, I almost always make my own. This recipe is easy to prepare, and because it isn't custard based, it can be churning in your ice cream machine in about five minutes.Read More »from Surf's Up, Santa! Celebrate Christmas in July with Peppermint Ice Cream
3 cups cold heavy cream
1 cup cold whole milk
1 cup super-fine sugar
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy, about 4 candy canes
1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
4-5 drop red food coloring, if desired
Ice cream machine
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1. Whisk cream, milk, sugar, peppermint extract, food coloring and peppermint candy together in a large bowl until sugar is completely dissolved.
2. Pour into the frozen bowl of an ice cream maker, and freeze according to
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Jul 24, 2013 3:49 PM EDT
Made in the comfort of your own home.Who doesn't love s'mores? Recently, a friend of mine introduced me to this method of making pudding after she brought it to a baby shower. Everyone (including me) was dying over how much better it was than regular pudding. It was thick and ultra-creamy, and it reminded me of the soft, melted insides of a toasted marshmallow. Which means it's a perfect way to get that marshmallow texture in a s'mores dessert without having to light-up a campfire. Plus, you don't have to worry about accidentally charring your marshmallow.
1 4-oz box instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup milk
1 8-oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 whole graham crackers
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings
(optional) additional chocolate and graham crackers for topping
1. With a whisk or an electric mixer, beat chocolate pudding mix and milk together untilRead More »from Jar for the Course: S'mores Pudding is the Perfect No-Mess Dessert
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Tue, Jul 23, 2013 5:26 PM EDT
Lunch just got interesting.We just made a few changes to our backyard (we called it a "transformation") and my kids can't get enough of it. They want to have picnics everyday, play for hours on end outside, and even I'm working on my porch more than ever before. This always called for a quick lunch so we could have more "outside time," but we got bored of the same options. One day I decided to make egg salad sandwiches, but discovered we were out of low-fat mayo. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because we used avocados instead of mayo, and added a few drops of lime juice. The result: An egg salad sandwich my kids devoured, and a nutritious recipe I want them to have again and again. This is definitely going to be on our school lunch menu this year!Read More »from It's No Yolk: Add Avocado for the Ultimate Egg Salad Sandwich
5 peeled hard boiled eggs
1 small ripe avocado
1/2 cup sliced grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper
Chopped green onions (optional)
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Tue, Jul 23, 2013 3:34 PM EDT
The most popular guest at the party.Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with these miniature frankfurters! They're delicious dipped in ketchup and mustard, and little hands can dunk them with ease. This recipe swaps croissant dough for homemade pretzel dough. We're pretty sure you'll agree it adds something extra!Read More »from It's National Hot Dog Day! Bite-sized Dippers Are Something to Bark About
4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon olive oil, to grease mixing bowl
Hot dogs, turkey dogs or tofu-pups
1 egg, beaten with 2 teaspoons water
Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, wheat germ
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1. In a small bowl or measuring cup, dissolve 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, and 4 teaspoons yeast in 1 1/4 cups warm water. Place the bowl or cup in a warm spot for 10 -15 minutes, or until the yeast has become foamy. Talk to kids about why the yeast is foaming. The yeast gobbles up the sugar
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Jul 22, 2013 4:20 PM EDT
The wait is over! It's a boy! The royal baby has arrived, and it's time to celebrate. You and your heirs can share in the excitement with these edible cup-and-saucer treat holders. What a great idea for your next tea party!Read More »from Heir We Go! Raise a Treat-filled Toast to the Little Prince
Cup-style wafer ice cream cone
Round sugar or shortbread cookie
2 gummy rings candies
assorted candies, popcorn, or trail mix to fill the teacup
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1. Use a serrated knife to carefully cut the cup portion of the ice cream cone from the handle (an adult's job). Discard the handle and set the cup aside for now.
2. Place a gummy ring candy on the center of the cookie, using decorator's icing to "glue" it in place.
3. Set the ice cream cone cup on top of the gummy ring. Again, use a thin line of decorator's icing to hold the cone in place, if needed.
4. For a teacup handle, slice the second gummy ring in half. Gently press the cut ends of one of the candy
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Jul 22, 2013 2:17 PM EDT
A sweet way to share in the celebration.Share in the fun and celebrate the new prince with these regal cupcakes. Patterned after British wedding cakes, these are baked with dried fruits and almonds and then decorated with marzipan, an almond paste candy that can be molded just like dough. Create your own fruitcake flavors with this simple, tasty recipe. Just dress up a boxed cake mix with dried cherries and almond extract, then top your cupcakes with British-inspired designs crafted from marzipan.Read More »from Straight from Bake-ingham Palace! Cupcakes to Celebrate the New Prince
1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup dried cherries
1 cup warm water
1 tsp almond extract
White fondant, store-bought (we used Wilton brand)
Food coloring -- red, yellow, blue
White whipped frosting, store bought
2.5" round cookie cutter
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1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, and prepare a cupcake pan with paper liners.
Pretty in pink.As ageless as it may seem, Clueless turns 18 today! It's been nearly two decades since we were introduced the Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone). For many of us, those days of brick-sized cell phones and color-coordinated outfits from Contempo Casuals don't feel all that far away (until we try to slip into our own Cher-inspired, circa 1995 yellow tartan blazer and skirt set. Ouch.) To honor the movie that's a touchstone for the pre-Mean Girls set, serve up some pink lemonade bars (in the same iconic shade as you'll find on Clueless' poster - Cher would be so proud!) They're a perfectly refreshing summer treat to boot. (To designer boot, of course.)Read More »from Forget Clueless' 18th Birthday? as If!
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter - softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
Pinch of salt
6 large eggs
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Several drops of red food coloring
Powdered sugar for dusting
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Jul 19, 2013 1:08 PM EDT
Lunch reaches new heights!On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on another world. Celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing with this kid-friendly turkey & swiss sandwich bento! For this moon landing theme, I set out to make a healthy lunch that is both fun, and that my picky eater might actually eat! We already know that the moon is made from swiss cheese, and this one is also made with turkey and whole-wheat sandwich thins. Fruits and veggies make up the galaxy, and the astronaut makes for a sweet marshmallow dessert.Read More »from Full Moon Fever: A Buzzworthy Bento for Apollo 11's Anniversary
Round, whole-wheat sandwich thins
Thinly sliced turkey deli meat
Sliced swiss cheese with holes
Dark lettuce leaves
Red or black grapes
Red delicious apple
Slices of cheddar cheese
Square bento box or plastic container
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1. Wash, clean and dry all fruits and veggies. Line the bottom and sides of
- Disney Spoonful | At Home – Thu, Jul 18, 2013 5:10 PM EDT
Super stylish!Are your kids comic book fans? Mine sure are. Filled with humor, adventure, and valuable lessons, what's not to love about the timeless tales of good vs. evil? We made these superhero-inspired cup cozies in honor of Comic-Con International®, now underway in San Diego. They're a playful nod to the caped superheroes of our favorite comics. And the best part is that kids can help design their very own cape.
Glue or Hot Glue
1. Fold felt in half. Measure 1 inch from top to make your first cut. Cut 5 inches toward the center of the felt. Stop. Cut a diagonal line 3.25 inches down. Stop. Turn scissors 90 degrees and cut to middle again. Unfold the felt and you should have a cape shape.
2. Now it's time to design your cape cozie. Choose shapes, symbols or letters. Affix them to the cape with glue. Sew a button on one endRead More »from Never Fear - DIY Man is Here! Celebrate Comic-Con with Cape Cup Cozies