Archives for August 2012

Japanese Cherry Blossom Aprons and Soy Sauce Ice Cream

The other week I was at a blogging show and one of the booths was from Kikoman Soy Sauce and they were serving soy sauce ice cream which they were trying to tell people tasted like Salted Caramel.  Unfortunately for them, the soy sauce ice cream did not taste like salted caramel at all but instead was pretty gross tasting.  If you try to tell yourself it tastes like salted caramel then it can start to taste like it, but if you have taste buds or like salted caramel you’ll be disappointed.  Although the soy sauce ice cream didn’t taste anything like Salted Caramel, it did eventually grow on me and I was sort of craving it when I got back.  Luckily they emailed everyone who stopped by their booth the recipe for soy sauce ice cream so I thought it would make a fun post to share with all of you as well as a fun Japanese cherry blossom apron for women.  I’ll show you the Japanese cherry blossom apron first and then I’ll post the recipe below the Japanese cherry blossom apron for women.

womens japanese print aprons Women’s Japanese Cherry Blossom Apron– $34.95The women’s Japanese cherry blossom apron is the perfect apron for prepping a fun Asian themed meal.  You’ll look amazing steaming dumplings, rolling sushi and serving or setting a table with fans, chopsticks and everything else.  Besides having a fun cherry blossom print, the designer kept everything extremely Japanese.Besides being red, black and white, this apron has a clean and simple design that reminds me of the artwork you see in Japan or at an authentic Japanese restaurant.  The apron has a red neck strap that ties in the back and solid black waist straps and trim on the bottom.  The black waist straps and trim accent the clean and modern Japanese cherry print on the main section of the apron and there is a large red pouch on the front for holding anything you may need.

This is one of the best selling aprons and one that everyone loves for their Asian themed parties and even for fun.  Everyone will love the vintage pattern with the modern cut and they’ll be even more excited for your food when you’re ready to serve it.  You can also buy the matching oven mits by clicking on the image of the apron or the link above.  Buy it for a gift or just for fun and you’ll fall in love with it when you are prepping your next meal.

Soy Sauce Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kikkoman Soy Sauce

Instructions

Using 3 bowls, place 3 egg whites and 2 tablespoons brown sugar in one bowl. Heavy Cream and 2 tablespoons brown sugar in another bowl. Finally add 3 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and the soy sauce together in the third bowl, simply stir to combine. Whip egg whites with brown sugar until it peaks. Whip heavy cream and brown sugar until it peaks. Combine whipped egg whites to the whipped heavy cream, mix thoroughly with the egg yolk mixture. Freeze until firm in a freezer safe container.

Buy Cupcake Aprons and Fun Cookie Monster Kids Dessert Recipes

Last week I was at a Blogging show and one of the merchants there gave me a cupcake print apron for women.  Not only is there cupcake print apron for women one of the cutest and coolest cupcake aprons out there, but it also inspired me to create a fun dessert dish to help get your kids to eat more fruits and actually enjoy them.  First I’m going to show you the cupcake print apron for women that I got and then I’ll walk you through how to create these fun fruit sesame street and cookie monster face desserts.  (If you do it on a cake or something larger you can use more detail and make them look better).

cupcake print aprons for women

cupcake print apron for women

Cupcake print apron for women – $34.95This fabulous womens cupcake print apron is available in womens sizes and we also carry it in girls sizes for your daughter.  You can also buy the matching oven mits if you really want to complete the outfit.The matching mother and daughter cooking aprons are absolutely perfect for a day of baking and bonding and something that will help you both really learn to love cooking with each other and spending time with each other.  You’ll both look forward to baking food on the holidays or even prepping for a fun party with friends and family or even just for the two of you to enjoy a fun girls day in with desserts and a movie.Buy cupcake print designer aprons for women by clicking on the image to the left or the link above.  Thank you again for reading this post and buying an apron so I can continue to bring you new and fun recipes as well as aprons for you to love.

Cupcake aprons are some of the best selling womens aprons around.  With shows like cupcake wars on the Food Network and cupcake shops opening up all over the country, everyone wants to have the perfect fun and flirty apron to match their new favorite dessert.  Cupcakes are perfect because they are small enough that you don’t eat an entire cake and they are able to satisfy your craving without letting you go overboard.  There are hundreds of flavors and decorations and icings you can use as well as sizes so you can get your fix all day long.  In some cities you even have cupcake trucks like curbside cupcakes here in Washington DC which help you to get your cupcake cravings under control.  That is one of the reasons I love these cupcake aprons for women.

They are cute to look at, fun to wear and extremely colorful so they can actually help to inspire you to do more in the kitchen and be more creative.  The fun cupcake print apron I got from the blogging show definitely has inspired a few new recipes to make fruit fun for kids as well as ways to decorate and arrange everything from pizzas to cakes and even sandwiches by coloring them.  I love when things are colorful and can help to inspire new designs and styles and make things fun for everyone and that is why I love this cupcake apron for women.

Sesame Street Fruit Desserts for Kids

cookie monster fruit cup dessert

cookie monster fruit cup dessert

One of the hardest things to do is to get your kids to eat healthy…especially when it comes to fruit for dessert instead of cake.  That’s why I like to mix the two together to make a dessert that is fun to look at and for your kids to eat.  Here is an example of a single serving cookie monster dessert for your kids.  I’ll also give you tricks on how to make Oscar, Elmo, Big Bird (with vegetables), The Count, The Orange one and a couple more.

You’ll need:

  • 1 sugar cookie or chocolate chip cookie
  • Whipped cream
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries

First you bake your cookies or take a pre-made cookie and lay it in the bottom of the serving dish.  Then you can do a layer of cake above it or you can add in a layer of buttercream icing or even just some whipped cream.  If you want it to be healthier, then pour in more blueberries.

Once your serving dish is filled to the top with blueberries, take your whipped cream and make two large ovals towards the top.  Now cut the tops off of two blackberries and place them towards each other on the bottom of the eyes.

Now take a few blackberries and start arranging them into an oval that covers the bottom part of the serving dish.  You may need to take out some blueberries to get them to stay.  The middle picture is laying on top and the bottom is with them arranged in the blueberries.

The last step is to take your strawberry and cut off the top.  Now slice it in half and place the rounded part up for the tongue.

Then all you need to do is serve it to your kids.  They will absolutely love these desserts and you’ll love that they are eating fruit instead of just sugar and other desserts.  You can also get creative and use strawberries or cherries for Elmo (pit the cherries though), light purple grapes for the Count, green grapes for Oscar or you can use sliced Kiwi’s which looks better, Corn and carrots (slice the carrots into long strips) for big bird, use orange slices for the orange character and you can pretty much make any of the sesame street characters easily by finding fruits that are around the same colors as them.

Thank you again for reading and don’t forget to share this post on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook by using the icons at the top of the post.  I’d also like to thank you for buying an apron or accessory through my link to help pay for this blog and the recipes I create.  However, if you use a coupon code, I don’t get credit for the sale so please check out directly after clicking through.  Thank you again and feel free to leave a comment below.