Tag Archives: Desserts

The Foodies’ Kitchen Halloween

Oh, how we enjoy this time of year!  In Guatemala the weather starts to get colder, and yet we have blue skies.  Unlike other areas in the World that get to enjoy the fall foliage, this is probably the greenest part of the year for us since rainy season is on its way out.

Halloween is almost here, but months before it arrives we are already searching for the recipes and decoration ideas we will be trying out at home… although, we do have special motivation with my 4 year old daughter, Kristen.
This post is a roundup of our own recipes from the last couple of years, we wanted to have everything in one place  so hopefully you can find inspiration for your own spooky Halloween!
(click on the orange titles, this will take you to our Facebook albums which have direct links to all the recipes)

Here are a few ideas you can use:
Dip strawberries into melted chocolate and use Halloween sprinkles to decorate, do the same with marshmallows.

Don’t forget we’re also on Pinterest!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Halloween 2010

On 2010 we made
Stenciled Chocolate Cupcakes
Mummy Dogs
Ghoulish Chips
Macabre Drink
Halloween Sugar Cookies
Caramel Apples and
“Bat Wings”

Freebies!   Kitty designed beautiful cupcake toppers and wrappers!  Take a look!

Halloween 2011

On 2011 we tried out

Milky Way Cupcakes
Meringue Ghosts
Meringue Bones
Spellbinding Cookies
Halloween Ghostly Pancakes
Black Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

Halloween 2012

This year we tried out:
Candy Corn Cookies
Candy Apples
Halloween Cheddar Cheese Ball
Vampire Cookies
…and maybe we still have time for one more ;)

Children’s Day! – Blog Love

Children’s Day is celebrated globally, different countries have different dates to honor children on a special day.  Guatemala celebrates Children’s Day on October 1st, usually family members make the little persons in their lives feel celebrated by giving them a special treat, going on a special outing or making them a special meal, and at school  they have a fun filled day with activities and goodies.

I’m sad that this year Kristen won’t be able to celebrate Children’s Day at school because she got sick, but we will try to make her feel special with homemade treats… and we’ll probably have a Disney Princess movie marathon.

Here are some ideas (a lot of them are quick!) you can try at home to celebrate your child:

Goldfish Pizzas
at Pepperidge Farm

Nerds Cupcakes
by Mom’s Crazy Cooking
 

Mini Corn Dog Muffins
by Happy Good Time

Magic Potion
by Mrs. Happy Homemaker

(it changes color as the ice melts!)

Chocolate Covered Bananas
by Martha Stewart

Cupcake Fondue
by Oh Sweet Babies

Beat the Heat! Ice Cream Desserts & Beverages

Need a little help cooling off?  We’re having 75 degree temperatures in Guatemala, so I can’t complain.  It’s rainy season now, so we usually have sunny mornings, rainy afternoons and chilly nights.  However, it’s summer time in some parts of the world and it is getting seriously hot!

We’ve made a round up of Ice Cream Desserts and Beverages we’d thought you’d like, as well as some of our own recipes which also include beverages to help you beat the heat.

Enjoy your summer!

The Best Way to Make a Perfect
Ice Cream Sandwich by The Kitchn

Hot Chocolate Ice Pops
by The Foodies’ Kitchen

Fruity Ice Cream Cups
by Real Simple Recipes

Snickers Ice Cream
by The Foodies’ Kitchen

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake
by Real Simple Recipes

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake
by The Foodies’ Kitchen

Striped Ice Cream Cake
by Martha Stewart

Cranberry Chocolate Almond Crunch Ice Cream
by The Foodies’ Kitchen

Perfect Iced Coffee
by The Foodies’ Kitchen

Lemonade with Basil Syrup
by The Foodies’ Kitchen
 

Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble Pie

Since we found out where we could find Rhubarb, we went on a hunt for recipes to prepare. I found this recipe from Anna Olson Sugar and decided to give it a try. This would go great with a vanilla ice cream scoop. One thing that we noticed at home, is that this pie tastes even great the next day! Make sure to store it in the fridge after it’s completely cooled.

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble Pie

Rhubarb  & Strawberry Crumble Pie
Yield: 1 9-inch pie.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Adapted from Strawberry Rhubarb Pie by Anna Olson Sugar

Ingredients:

Crust
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 tablespoon lime juice
3 tablespoons to 5 tbsp cold water

Fruit
4 cups rhubarb, chopped
2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons tapioca flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
A dash salt

Crumble Topping
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
A dash salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Directions

  1. For pastry combine flour with salt. Cut in butter until a roughly even crumbly texture. Add lemon juice and water and blend just until dough comes together. Shape into a disc, wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400° F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a circle large enough to fit a 9-inch pie pan. Line pan with pastry, trim and cinch edges. Chill until ready to fill.
  3. Toss rhubarb and strawberries with sugar, tapioca flour, spices and salt to coat. Fill pie shell with fruit.
  4. For crumble topping, combine flour, sugar, nutmeg and salt. Stir in melted butter just until crumbly and spread over fruit. Bake pie on a tray at 400° F for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350° F and bake for about 40 minutes more, until filling is bubbling. If crust edge is browning too quickly, cover edges with a thin strip of tin foil.

Notes:

  • After taking the pie out of the oven, let it sit to cool out completely, or it will be runny – but that’s the same with any pie. 
  • You can do it also with both fresh and frozen rhubarb and it works well with both.

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble Pie

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble Pie

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble Pie

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble Pie

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble Pie