We love Dole Whip for so many reasons — it’s tart-sweet tanginess…the refreshing way it says, “Hey! You’re on vacay!”…and the fact that you can get it on BOTH coasts! [Read more…]
Happy Friday! Who’s ready for a classic Walt Disney World treat?!
Ever since the real Citrus Swirl came home to roost a few years ago, we can’t get enough. We were never fans of that Orange Sherbet concoction that masqueraded as Citrus Swirl for a while.
And today, this fan favorite treat is the star of our latest DFB Video!
Swirls of icey cold frozen Orange Juice yum, plus Vanilla Soft Serve. Sigh. I’m so ready for another one of these right now. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy on a sunshiney Florida day. And it’s the very next way we’re bringing you the best food that Disney has to offer via our new DFB Channel on YouTube. [Read more…]
Who’s up for some chocolate?!??
If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that a choco-craving is bound to strike while you’re in Walt Disney World. And when that happens to me, my favorite way to answer the call is to find a Brownie.
And the great news? Disney World has some ah-MA-zing brownies. [Read more…]
We have some exciting news to share with you today!
For the first time ever, we’re releasing our BRAND NEW EDITION of the 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book before the New Year rings in. And to celebrate, we’re offering you both a discount AND a free book! Yep, pre-order now and get:
1. 25% OFF your purchase! And…
2. You’ll receive the 2016 Edition of the Guide immediately for FREE. Just use code WDW2017 at checkout! (We’ll send the 2017 Edition directly to your inbox as soon as it’s published later this month.)
To clarify — just like all DFB pre-order deals — when you pre-order your DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book, 2017 Edition today for 25% off the cover price, you’ll also get our 2016 Edition immediately for FREE! Hopefully it’ll tide you over until the 2017 Edition hits your email inbox later this month :-D. [Read more…]
2016 is nearly upon us, and so we find ourselves looking back at all that 2015 had to offer. It’s been an exciting time, full of huge announcements about new venues and attractions and lots of progress on previously announced projects. Before we bid goodbye to one year and welcome a new one, let’s review where we’ve been and see a glimpse of what’s to come!
Star Wars Lands Coming to Both Coasts — And It’s Bringing Lots of Food From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
There was a HUGE disturbance in the Force — the Disney Force, that is — this summer when Disney announced that Star Wars Land would be coming to both Disneyland AND Walt Disney World. The crowds went wild! [Read more…]
There have been lots of memorable dishes from the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
The cupcake made a BIG impression on us from the first time we tried it. And it’s definitely addictive, with that sweet salty combination of flavors.
But we all know that the trip to Disney isn’t always possible. And even if it is, the Flower and Garden Festival will wrap up in just a few weeks.
So I’m really happy to share this recipe with you today on the blog! Because once you hear about a Disney cupcake that combines bacon, cake, and maple frosting…well…there’s no way you’re NOT gonna want to make this!
Piggylicious Bacon Cupcake
The Smokehouse Barbecues and Brews Outdoor Kitchen
Makes 24 Cupcakes
For Cupcakes: [Read more…]
There’s an iconic dessert in Disneyland that everyone’s got to try at least once. Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue offers giant cookie bakes for dessert, which are amazing; but they also offer a S’mores Bake built for a crowd!
We had a chance to sample this dessert firsthand a while back.
What makes this version of s’mores so fantastic? It takes your indulgence to the next level by making it on a base of Brownies. Brownies.
For ease, this recipe calls for a Brownie Mix to get you started. But you should absolutely feel free to substitute your favorite brownie recipe if you’d like to make the brownies from scratch. Either way, it’s pretty much guaranteed to be awesome.
1 (10.5-ounce) box fudge brownie mix
1 (1-pound) bag large marshmallows
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons hot fudge sauce, warmed
8 graham crackers
Instructions: [Read more…]
It’s time to pop in and see what’s what at one of the best Disney spots for treats, BoardWalk Bakery!
The Bakery has always been one of our favorite spots for sweet treats, but it’s a can’t-miss every trip since it reopened after a major overhaul last year!
But Boardwalk Bakery is also one of our favorite stops to find those amazing Disney World Cupcakes.
The Mickey Oreo Cupcake
The Mickey Oreo Cupcake captivated me at first glance because it’s just so darn cute. Underneath all of the fun trimmings, it’s a very simple cupcake — Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Icing, with a little surprise inside — and trimmed with Red Candies. But the garnish, though simple, adds something pretty special. It also bears a striking resemblance to another BoardWalk Bakery Mickey Oreo Cupcake from the past — the Oreo Bon Bon Cupcake.
Sitting on top is an Oreo Cookie, half-dipped in Red-Colored White Chocolate to resemble Mickey himself! Add a couple of Chocolate Discs for ears and Yellow Candies for buttons, and voila!
But tucked inside, there’s another item of interest — a thick, mousse-like [Read more…]
It’s September! Yay for cooler temperatures, right??
Well…maybe not quite yet. But we’re all dreaming of Fall flavors, even if the mercury is still registering in the 80/90 (or higher) range.
If I were in Disney California Adventure, I’d just mosey on over to Cozy Cone Motel and grab a cold one at Cone Number 4.
Nah. I’m not talking about that kinda cold one. I have something even better! (Well. I think so, anyway.) It’s Red’s Apple Freeze to the Rescue!
But since I am not, in fact, anywhere near Disneyland (sigh), I’ll have to make do and make my own. And we can SO do that.
It looks a little like beer, doesn’t it? But this is a frosty beverage even the littlest in your company can enjoy. This concoction combines sweet and tart — no-sugar-added frozen apple juice flavored slightly with marshmallow, and topped by a creamy, passion-fruit froth. Yep. It sounds weird. But it works!
Wanna know how to make it at home? Give this handy recipe a go!
Red’s Apple Freeze
Makes 3-4 Servings
Foam Topping Ingredients:
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream, cold
4 tablespoons Mango Nectar/Juice
4 tablespoons Passionfruit Juice
3 tablespoons Sugar
Apple Slush Ingredients:
If Fall and Halloween are your favorite Disney times of the year, you’re going to LOVE what we have to share!
We’ve seen hints that Disney will be offering some new premium enhancements to the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This hard-ticketed, after-hours event takes place at Magic Kingdom on select evenings September through November. The party features trick or treating, your favorite characters dressed up in their Halloween costumes (so cute!), the Boo-To-You Parade (with the Headless Horseman!), and Happy HalloWishes Fireworks. It’s a whole lot of fun!
But if you’re looking for an extra special way to enjoy the holiday, you’ll want to check out this news!
Villains’ Sinister Soiree at Cinderella’s Royal Table
Lady Tremaine and Friends are taking over the Castle! Join her at [Read more…]