When those post-Disney Parks blues kick in, there are lots of ways to fill the void. Some of us read trip reports, others ghost plan future trips (don’t say we’re the only ones who do this…), and still others pore over their vacation photos and videos. All of these efforts to reclaim the magic are valid, but there’s one way in particular that DFB recommends: eating. But not just any old snacks! We’re talking Disney Parks food favorites you can find at home!
The DFB team has been so excited about the Mickey Bars in local grocery stores ever since word dropped that we’d all get to have the Disney Parks’ iconic frozen treat at home!!! We finally found them in a Publix in Tampa, Florida, and of course, we had to review the Mickey Bars for you right away.
But our DFB readers are THE BEST, and we’ve heard from a lot of you (from Georgia to Missouri to California!) with tips on where you’ve found the Mickey Bars in your local grocery stores. So we’re gathering your tips and safeguarding them here! [Read more…]
The next post from our Disney Food for Families Columnist, Erin Foster, focuses on one of my favorite things: cupcakes! Erin and her daughters did some experimenting to answer a question asked by a reader in a recent comment… . Here we go!
My daughters and I have been long fascinated not only with the taste of the food at Disney restaurants (yum), but also with the incredible presentation of many of the dishes — particularly the desserts. Over the years, we’ve
borrowed stolen several Disney dessert presentations and adapted them for our own parties and celebrations. When we saw the recent post here about the new mini cupcakes being sold at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we knew that this was an idea just begging to be tried at home.
This is the Disney version of the mini cupcake; our goal was to see if we could make these as a sweet treat to bring to some upcoming holiday parties or perhaps give them as a little personal add-on to some [Read more…]
A special thanks to Chef BigFatPanda for sharing his recent kitchen adventures with us! Follow along as he (and Chef Mickey!) take us right into the kitchen with them as they create Chocolate Chip Crumbcakes from the Boardwalk Bakery on Disney World’s Boardwalk. Take it away, Chef!
Hello again! Chef BigFatPanda here with another Disney cooking adventure. This time, we are going to make Chocolate Chip Crumbcakes. These miniature cakes with semisweet chocolate chips originated at the Boardwalk Bakery in Walt Disney World. Many people suggest serving them with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream.
Although they are served as mini loaves at the Bakery, I opted to make them as cupcakes; I didn’t have miniature loaf pans and thought many of you out there might not either. But I’m sure that [Read more…]
A special thanks to Chef BigFatPanda for sharing his recent kitchen adventures with us! Follow along as he (and Chef Mickey!) take us right into the kitchen with them as they create Mom’s Meatloaf (whose name has oddly been changed to Dad’s Meatloaf recently) from 50’s Prime Time Cafe Restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Take it away, Chef!
Hello! Chef BigFatPanda here, embarking on duplicating Mom’s Meat Loaf as served in 50’s Prime Time Cafe. I chose this recipe because I love meatloaf — when it’s done right — and because it’s a cost effective meal for the family. This recipe calls for a hearty 3 pounds of meat. That’s a lot of meatloaf, but unused portions can be refrigerated or frozen for another day, or for a sandwich lunch. This recipe has us making 2 loaves, so, theoretically, you can halve the ingredients and make one.
My Italian heritage takes over when I make meatloaf, and it becomes a giant meatball with Pecorino Romano cheese, etc. I am resisting that urge and am going to follow Disney’s recipe to the “T,” then give you my honest feelings on it. I feel like Julie & Julia 🙂
To make this easier to follow, I have bolded all the official instructions. This is especially useful if you want to save this recipe for future use and [Read more…]