Food/Recipes

Star Wars Hot Chocolate

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , |

It’s cold outside!  This Star Wars Hot Chocolate is just the thing to make while snuggling under a blanket and watching your favorite Star Wars episode. Star Wars Hot Chocolate We just returned from visiting our family “up North” and freezing in the process.  We desert rats don’t really do cold. Much of the country is buried in snow, and while we are enjoying slightly warmer temps outside, it still feels cold! And what do my boys want when it is cold? Cup after cup of hot chocolate. I thought it would be fun to put a twist on traditional hot chocolate and make Star Wars Hot Chocolate!  We just saw Rogue One in the theater so we have Star Wars on the mind. (I’m pretty sure my boys always have Star Wars on their mind!) What could be more fun than floating Storm Trooper heads in your hot chocolate? This Star Wars hot chocolate is fun to drink at home or package it up to give as a gift to a neighbor or teacher. How to Make Star Wars Hot Chocolate Supplies needed: 16 ounce Wide Mouth Mason Jar -I like the Kerr brand because they are blank on one side Large Marshmallows Black Wilton Candy Decorating Pen White Acrylic Paint Black Acrylic Paint Paint Brushes-the small brush is #18 and the medium is #6 Rubbing Alcohol Pencil Paper Scissors 1-1/3 cup hot chocolate powder Directions: 1. Wipe the outside of a mason jar with rubbing alcohol and let dry. 2. Print out the Storm Trooper Templatewith a pencil and paper. 3.Place it onto the face of the jar and paint a white outline around the pattern. 4.Fill in the center of the storm trooper with white paint. Let dry for one hour. Paint a second and possibly third coat of white paint, letting dry an hour between each coat. 5. Lightly draw in pencil on the storm trooper to create the rest of the face. Paint the items with black paint and let dry completely. 6. If you’d like to cure the jars so the paint stays on, place the jar on a cookie sheet in a cool oven. Heat to 350 and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool in oven. Do not allow paint to come in contact with food (these directions are on the back of the paint, so each paint may vary). 7.To make marshmallows, use the black decorating pen to draw a Storm Trooper head on each marshmallow. 8. Once jar is cooled, fill it with hot cocoa powder and place marshmallows on top. 9.Screw the top on and give as a gift or enjoy as a family.   Who do you know that would love this Star Wars Hot Chocolate? Make sure you share it with them! You’ll also love these Star Wars Recipes: Check out our other Star Wars creations: Easy Ewok Cake Lightsaber Popsicles Easy Yoda Puppet Stellar Star Wars Crafts […]

Snowman Pancakes: Fun Christmas Breakfast

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, Food/Recipes, For the Boys, Holidays|Tags: , , , |

If you are looking for a fun Christmas morning breakfast idea, these Snowman pancakes will be a hit with your kids.  These are really easy to throw together because we all know that we don’t need any additional stress on Christmas morning.   Snowman Pancakes These Snowman Pancakes are probably one of my favorite holiday breakfast creations we have made.  I think the fact that it is just Frosty’s head makes this so much fun and my boys had fun eating them. […]

Acorn Donuts

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Food/Recipes, For the Boys, Holidays, Thanksgiving|Tags: , , , |

We love making yummy treats for Thanksgiving and these Acorn Donuts were super easy to make and fun to eat! Acorn Donuts We love getting together with family over the holidays.  We love the enjoying each other’s company as well as letting the cousins run around and have fun.  I’m always looking for fun things to do with the kids and our kids had a blast making these Acorn Donuts! […]

Frankenstein Pancakes: A Fun Halloween Breakfast

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: Food/Recipes, For the Boys, Halloween, Holidays|Tags: , , , |

Halloween is a time for making spooky food and we love making fun pancake creations.  These Frankenstein pancakes will be a huge hit with any kid. Not too scary, and tons of fun to eat! Frankenstein Pancakes It’s that time of year again!!  Hurray, I survived another brutal Nevada summer.  The days and especially nights are beginning to cool off. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year!  I still miss the changing leaves and the crisp morning air like I had growing up in Utah, but Fall is still in the air.   My boys love decorating for Halloween and we love making Halloween food together.  We started this year off with a bang with these fun and spooky Frankenstein Pancakes. […]

Old-Fashioned Gumdrop Bars

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , |

Sometimes a certain recipe just reminds you of home.  For me, it’s my great-grandma’s Old-Fashioned Gumdrop Bars. Old-Fashioned Gumdrop Bars From what I hear, my great-grandmother was a wonderful cook and made everything from scratch.  I feel lucky that someone made her write this recipe for her gumdrop bars down!  […]

Pirate Pancakes – Talk Like a Pirate Day

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , |

Did you know that September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day?  I don’t know who came up with that day but I can guarantee that we’ll be having a lot of fun with it at our house.  We made these simple Pirate Pancakes for a fun and easy way to acknowledge the day.   Pirate Pancakes We really love making fun but simple breakfast food at our house.  And, what would be more fun for my boys on National Talk Like a Pirate Day than Pirate Pancakes?  These Pirate Pancakes were super popular with my 4 buccaneers.   […]

25 Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes for Busy Morning

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , |

These Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes are a life-saver for the non-morning person, who is forced to be up in the morning. lol!  Do you fall into that category?  And if you have kids, these make the morning rush SO MUCH BETTER! Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes I am NOT a morning person.  Not in any way, shape or form. Probably because I am a very late-night owl. I don’t like getting up early in the morning and I definitely don’t feel like cooking when I get up early in the morning. But, with a son in Middle School and other boys to wake up for school, I am forced to be up and going much earlier than I would prefer and yes, they have to eat. This year I am simplifying the morning rush by making some Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes. […]

Campfire Cones Recipe: Easy Camping Dessert

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Food/Recipes|Tags: , |

‘Tis the season for camping and fires. Of course, campfires go great all year round but there’s just something wonderful about gathering around a fire at the end of a long summer day and relaxing that takes the cake. Plus, it’s super fun to cook over a fire. This campfire cones recipe is super easy and delicious! You can make them out of just about any of your favorite sweet ingredients. Campfire Cones Recipe One of the best things about camping is cooking yummy treats over the campfire.  This campfire cones recipe is our family favorite and the best thing is, you can customize it however you want. […]

Ewok Cake: Easy Star Wars Birthday Cake

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Food/Recipes, Party Ideas|

The Star Wars characters are all pretty amazing and when your son asks for a Star Wars cake for his birthday, you might panic a bit and wonder how you can pull it off.  But if this Ewok Cake was easy enough for me, anyone can make it! Ewok Cake We are huge Star Wars fans and have regular Star Wars marathons at our house.  When my son turned 8, he begged for a Star Wars cake and he decided that an Ewok Cake would be awesome! Of all the characters on Star Wars, it seemed like the one I could most easily turn into a cake. […]

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