Archive | March 2015

April Fools!

Psstt.. forgot to plan? It’s never too late.

Here’s a list of 5 harmless April Fools pranks to play at home. These simple practical jokes will have your kids surprised and giggling.

1. Blue Cereal


Squeeze a few drops of food coloring into the bottom of your kid’s bowl, then cover it with cereal. When your kid pours the milk it will change colors as it rises to the top.

2. Juice


Fruit juice anyone? Simply add jello mix into drinkable cups and add a straw to give it a juice effect.

Be sure to have a glass container filled with Kool-Aid near by.

3. Sunny Side Up

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Fool their senses!

Ingredients you will need: half peach, vanilla yogurt, and a apple

Step 1: Peel an apple and cut the slices in small rectangle pieces similar to french fries.

Step 2: Add a spoon full of yogurt and place half a peach on the center. This will give the effect of a sunny side up egg.

4. Savory Sundae


To make things super easy, we’re using instant mashed potatoes replacing the ice cream, jarred gravy as the caramel, and a peppadew pepper for the cherry.

5. Caramelized Surprise


The grand finale! Spice up the traditional caramelized apple recipe and use onions instead!

If you have a cool prank idea that you’d like to share with us, please upload a picture or let us know in the comments!

5 Food and Movie Pairings to Delight Your Senses

Pairing the right wine with the right culinary dish is a great way to enhance your dining experience. These pairings got us thinking: why not suggest movie and dinner pairings that will take your movie night to a whole other level?

Check out some of our favorite movies and pairings for a night that will delight at least 4 out of 5 of your senses.

Recommended Food Pairing: Hearty and homey soul food


Courtesy of The Egg Farm

The trouble with good ol’ fashioned soul food is that we couldn’t pick just one dish to make to pair with this movie! Instead, Soul Food and Southern Cooking has tons of great dinners, dishes, desserts, and sides for you to create and enjoy.

Recommended Food Pairing: Gourmet Hotdogs


Courtesy of Port and Fin

 Nothing takes you out to the ballgame (while staying nice and comfy-cozy at home!), than a pipin’ hot ballpark frank. And, of course, Martha Stewart has some amazing ideas on hot dog toppings that will help you knock dinner out of the park. CLICK HERE TO VIEW HER RECIPES.

Recommended Food Pairing: Grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup


 Courtesy of Garnish and Glaze

 Unlike Michael Keaton’s cooking tactic in this movie, we don’t recommend using an iron to make this delicious grilled cheese and tomato soup dish recipe. View the details HERE.

Recommended Food Pairing: Chicken strips and mac and cheese


Courtesy of Dessert For Two

 If you’re watching Spy Kids, then there’s a pretty good chance you’ve got some kiddies in tow for movie night. To make this dinner and movie pairing a hit, we highly recommend MAKING THIS DISH of chicken fingers and mac and cheese.

Recommended Food Pairing: Green gruel


Courtesy of Epicurious

 We enjoyed finding a cool recipe for this kid-friendly flick. While the sound of gruel may have some of you stopping in your tracks, trust us, this recipe is a fun one. Technically, it isn’t even gruel at all, but a broccoli and cheese soup with a Halloween–and now an Oliver–twist. CLICK HERE to get the recipe.