Monday, May 14, 2012

Kids in the Kitchen - #14 LinkUP

Welcome to Kids in the Kitchen! 
I'm partnering with my friend Carrie @YoungLivingOilLady to bring you this family friendly 
recipe link up. We hope to encourage families to get into the kitchen together - cook, laugh, eat! 
Healthier food is cooked at home - with extra doses of love

Our recipe this week: Beef Stroganogff 

First things first - recruit your help and have them chop some onions and mushrooms
we love fresh green onions - we added regular yellow onion to the beef to simmer as well 

Brown ground beef - or steak strips (1 1/2 lbs - 2 lbs) in skillet - start big pot of water to boil for egg noodles - I add a touch of olive oil and bit of salt to the water and boil noodles - when meat is almost finished browning add mushrooms and onions to saute with beef - when the onions begin to become translucent - remove beef mushroom mixture from stove and add 2 TBS flour to pan with drippings and stir - add 1 can beef broth and stir into flour - add meat mixture back into skillet and add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup to mixture + 1 cup of sour cream and simmer - drain noodles and spoon generous heapings of stroganoff onto the noodles - sprinkle with green onions! 

Recruit some more help to make dessert! We had a new toy to try out - so we mixed up a cake
(from a box - but don't tell anyone - it might ruin my reputation!) 
Scrumptious - yummy - fudge - cake pops

We had a ball with our new handy dandy cake pop machine! 
You can always just make mini cupcakes to go with our delicious fudgy topping

It really is THAT kinda good! 
Melt 1 1/2 cups mini semi sweet chocolate chips in glass microwave safe dish 
(or use a double boiler) heat in 30 second intervals and stir in between - when chocolate is beginning to 
melt - add in 1 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows and heat for 30 second intervals add in 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (it helps to sift it - but we were in a hurry ) stir it all up really well while trying NOT 
to drool into the measuring cup - I hate it when that happens! 

Dip your sticks into chocolate then place on cake pop and dip - roll the whole thing in yummy 
(makes yer tongue slap yer brains out kinda good) fudge sauce. 
For sheet cake or cupcakes - just pour it over the top and try to wait a few minutes before eating! 

We were going to roll them in sprinkles - but we just didn't have the patience for it! 

Grab a button - link up your favorite family friendly recipes - and hop over to visit a couple of 
other participants who are also working to bring the family back to the table! 
Feel free to Pin away! 
(please do not link up recipes unless you are allowing them to be pinned) 
Enjoy recipe hunting - but most of all - enjoy cooking with your kids in the kitchen this week! 

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Lisa said...

Those cake pops look SO good and the look on your son's face is priceless! :-)))

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

mmmm! I can almost smell the beef stroganoff through my screen. ☺ It's one our family favorites. The cake pops look delish! Happy Tuesday, friend! ☺

Julie Marling said...

New follower from blog hop! I love cake pops. I really want to try and make them. Maybe you will inspire me. Hope you follow back!

Julie Marling said...

If you have a blog hop or if you like to blog hop love for you to follow!

Janine LaTulippe said...

I can't wait to Link Up on this party, I just haven't been documenting my daughter's cooking adventures. Thanks so much for sharing! New Follower. Hope to see you on True Aim.

Susan said...

This looks awesome, Kelli! I must live under a rock because I didn't even know there WAS such a thing as a cake pop machine!
Thanks for sharing with LWWD :)

Happy Whimsical Hearts said...

Oh wow, your cake pops look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times :-)

Happy Whimsical Hearts said...

Oh wow, your cake pops look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times :-)

Under the Sky said...

Those pictures make me hungry!! What fun!

I have sent you a few emails and have not heard back from you. Could you make sure you have me in a white list/safe sender, and please check your spam file?

I need to hear from you.

Thank you!

Kate Kessler

Kelli Becton said...

thank you ladies so much for linking up and for visiting -