recipe for kids

Tagalong Cookie Cupcakes


Yields 2 dozen

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips
Frosting
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablesooons vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons heavy cream
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Cupcake Tray
  • 24 red silicon cupcake liners
Decoration
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Tagalong cookies
  • Decorating bag fitted with #809 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk in both sugars until evenly combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, water, and vanilla. Whisk in the sour cream and oil.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the sour cream mixture. Stir until well combined (do not over mix).
  5. Gently fold peanut butter chips into the batter.
  6. Line a cupcake tray and fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
Frosting
  1. Beat butter until smooth and then mix in peanut butter.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Scrap down sides as needed.
  3. Add in vanilla and salt and then beat in cream until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

Time to decorate!

  1. Cut each Tagalong cookie in half.
  2. Scoop frosting in decorating bag fitted with a #829 tip.
  3. Once cupcakes are completely cool, pipe two swirls of frosting on top of each.
  4. Top with a half of a Tagalong cookie.

sallyyates  asked:

I'm wondering what your and your followers' favorite lines from Arthur is! Mine is when Mrs. Read tells Arthur that Mr. Ratburn will be staying with them while his roof is fixed, and Arthur says, "Are there no hotels!?" in the most exasperated voice ever. ("The Rat Who Came to Dinner")

ahah, that’s a classic. 

i know there have been some lines that have really tickled me but i can’t uhhh. remember them right now. so i’m just gonna change my answer to “anything that mr ratburn says” because a lot of his lines are pure g– OH THAT WAS IT, in best of the nest when the brain is teaching mr ratburn how to use the internet and he discovers chat rooms: 

“The No Strings Attached bunraku puppet discussion group! Philistine! The shamisen is not a four-string Japanese lute. That’s the biwa!”

Vegan & Gluten-Free Kids.

My kids and I currently follow a vegan diet 100% of the time and a gluten-free diet 99% of the time.

*My kids are not technically vegan because I don’t have any control over what they eat at their dads but when they are with me they eat my way.

People ask me all the time how I get them to eat vegan food.

The answer to that is that I make familiar food just veganized.

They don't miss anything when they are with me because they get everything just without animal products and gluten.  

My kids are pretty young, and Serena is in that 3-year-old picky phase, but for most meals, they eat their food like it’s nothing different. 


So I was thinking I would start posting recipes for the foods that I cook for us.

I thought it would be cool and would help anyone who was thinking about switching their family to a more plant-based diet..

I have so many meals I want to share and I’m going to be doing a mix of text posts and videos. 

So if your interested like this post so I know. 

I’m planning on posting my first recipe sometime next weekend. (assuming everything goes as planned. lol) 

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Sweet potato gives this mac and cheese a delicious boost of nutrition. Get your kids excited about healthy eating by encouraging them to be creative and try new foods from each of the five USDA MyPlate food groups: Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein Foods and Dairy.

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a cooking lesson for yall

Cookie Monster’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Had the honor of making these delicious chocolate chip cookies with Cookie Monster himself!
Yields 3 dozen cookies

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 sticks butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Electric mixer
  • 3 ounce ice cream scoop
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Let’s get Started!

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture until combined and then fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Use a 3 ounce ice cream scoop to scoop dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them 3 inches apart. Lightly flatten cookies with the palm of your hand.
  7. Bake until golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes.
  8. TaDa! Cookie Monster goes crazy for these cookies!
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New video! Made chocolate chip cookies with the one and only Cookie Monster!