Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Coming March 6th...Strawberry Shortcake....Giveaway & Recipe Contest!


I have a super fun contest to tell you about here on Reviewed by Mom to celebrate the release of two Strawberry Shortcake DVD's!  Check out the details as well as some yummy dessert recipes....
Desserts For Mommy 'n Me

Everyone’s Berry Best Friend Returns in Two Fun-Filled Adventures Arriving on DVD March 6

Strawberry Shortcake is back just in time for Spring and is so sweet you will need two helpings!  Touching the hearts of children for decades, this wildly successful franchise is back with two more magical tales, Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road and Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden! First, Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road follows Strawberry and her friends as they retell the classic “Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Next, Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden shows that it’s time for garden growing fun with Strawberry and her friends as they prepare for the Spring Flower Festival!

The traditional strawberry shortcake recipe is a traditional family favorite, but there are plenty of other new, delicious berry-inspired desserts to try too! This feature will give families some tips and tricks for making fun, yummy Strawberry Shortcake-inspired desserts, including blueberry muffins and a tasty raspberry tart!

Enter at the bottom of this feature to win a copy of both Strawberry Shortcake DVDs!

Berry S’Mores
This take on a classic summer treat is sure to please the kids without giving them an insane sugar high! All you need are graham crackers, softened cream cheese and sliced berries (adding in chocolate is optional as these are delicious without it). Just break the graham cracker in half, spread about a table spoon of cream cheese on one side, add some berries on top, and put the other half of the graham cracker on top. Now you have an easy, delicious, healthy s’more to enjoy!

Blueberry Muffins
These delicious blueberry muffins are an easy six-ingredient fix for your berry cravings! All you need is a cup and a half of flour, 1 egg, a half cup of milk, one fourth cup of oil, a half cup of sugar, and one cup of fresh or frozen berries. First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and grease a muffin pan. Next, beat the egg, and stir in the milk and oil, then add your dry ingredients (the batter should be lumpy). Gently stir in the blueberries and fill your muffin tins, then bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the muffins are a nice golden brown.

Strawberry Trifle
A yummy strawberry trifle is the perfect treat to eat while enjoying the new Strawberry Shortcake DVDs! To make it you need four tablespoons of sugar, two pints of fresh strawberries (chopped), four ounces of softened cream cheese, two cups of whipping cream, one pre-made pound cake, and one half cup of melted, seedless raspberry jelly. First, stir two tablespoons of sugar into the sliced strawberries. Next, beat the remaining two tablespoons of sugar into the cream cheese. Whip the cream until stiff peaks form, and then gently fold the cream into the cream cheese/sugar mixture. Then, cut the pound cake into slices that are about 1/3 inch thick. Arrange a layer of those slices at the bottom of a glass bowl (or a festive clear glass container of your choosing), then drizzle with the melted jelly. Next, add a layer of strawberries and a layer of the cream cheese mixture. Continue layering, making sure that the last layer is the cream cheese mixture. Garnish with strawberries.

Raspberry Tart

This raspberry tart is both yummy and simple to make (with a little help from mom and dad)! To start, gather a cup of flour, a stick of butter, two tablespoons of confectioner’s sugar, four cups of fresh raspberries, and eight ounces of raspberry jam. Blend together the flour, butter and sugar, and chill for one hour. Then, pat the chilled crust into a tart pan, and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool the crust, and then arrange the raspberries on top of it. Last, microwave your raspberry jam until it begin to boil, then pour the jam over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for an hour, then enjoy!

Blackberry Cobbler
Blackberry cobbler is an cinch with this easy, delectable recipe! All you need is four cups of fresh blackberries, one tablespoon of lemon juice, one egg, one cup of sugar, one cup of flour, and six tablespoons of melted butter. Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Next, place blackberries in a lightly greased square baking dish, and sprinkle with lemon juice. Stir together the egg, sugar, and flour, and sprinkle over fruit. Next, drizzle melted butter across the topping, and bake for 35 minutes, or until the cobbler is lightly browned and bubbly. Enjoy!

For a chance to win copies of the new Strawberry Shortcake DVDs, tell us what your favorite recipes to make (and eat!) with your kids are! The best recipe will be reposted on the site, and the author will win both Strawberry Shortcake DVDs!

This is an easy entry giveaway!  Make my mouth water with some fantastic recipes that I can make for the kiddos.  I need a little help in the kitchen so make me look like a rock star in the kitchen for the kids, ok?   The contest ends on March 10th (open to US & Canada only) and I will feature my favorite recipe here on Reviewed by Mom and the winner receives both Straweberry Shortcake DVD's!  Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

Ok, so this may not be the most sophisticated recipe, but my kids beg me for it. Chocolate covered Strawberries. I place a piece of wax paper in front of each of my kids, add about half a cup of chocolate chips to a microwave bowl, zap for about a min. Stir until all chips are melted and let the kids dip their stawberries. Eat while still all melty and gooey! You can also do this with bananas or marshmallows or anything else that tastes yummy with chocolate.

sarah b said...

my favorite recipe to make with the kiddos would be a very very very simple one since they are 5,4 and 1 years old and it gets hetic when we are all in the kitchen lol
we take pretzels the square ones and place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper then place a kiss (and ive learned that the kisses with the white chocolate melt way easier) put them in an oven set on 275 for about 3 mins then press a m&m in the center then cool in the fridge to let the chocolate setup! very simple and a wonderful snack for kids and big people! you can also easily customize them for holidays pink and red m&ms for valentine's day put 3 green ones on a heart shaped pretzel for st patties day (looks like a clover) red and green for christmas, black and orange halloween, do school colors and so much more!


Cinderella10383 said...

My favorite thing to make with my kids has to be The strawberry shortcakes we make. We use fresh cut strawberries, yellow sponge cake desert shells and whipped cream. They are so delicious
Jamie Brigham
PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

Anonymous said...

i would make cake balls. They are not my original recipe. Found on a website. Anyway, you make a chocolate cake (betty crocker, any mix will do). Let it cool. Now crumble it all up in a bowl. Mix it with three fourths of a can of frosting (again betty crocker or pillsbury or any will do...I usually use the white frosting). Then use a cookie scoop to make cake balls. Put them in the freezer for fifteen minutes. Then dip them in chocolate. Add sprinkles, etc. gkuroda(at)

Nikki Lynn Hanna said...

Ok, my daughter loves my hamburgers! I usually get about a pound and half of hamburger meat, put some Worcestershire sauce or however you spell it lol on it, mix it up, put some minced onion that is the perfect pinch bottles, some montreal steak seasoning in it, some seasoned salt and a tablespoon of A1 steak sauce. Combine all that and cook it on the grill

Mommydoll13 said...

strawberry yogurt pancakes

I actually came up with this recipe cause i had no butter milk or baking powder the yogurt actually works they come out nice and fluffy and delicious.

2 cups of flour ( I use rice flour to make them gluten free)
2 eggs
2 containers of strawberry yogurt
a bit of sugar depends on how sweet you want it
1 cup of sliced strawberry’s or more up to you..

Butter pan
Pour small circles
cook till slightly brown and flip

I usually put a pit of icing on top in swirlys around the edge of the pancake. My kids go crazy for these.

ani hearts japan said...

Kettle Corn: We ALL LOVE this!!

You'll need:

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels


Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, stir in the sugar and popcorn. Cover, and shake the pot constantly to keep the sugar from burning. Once the popping has slowed to once every 2 to 3 seconds, remove the pot from the heat and continue to shake for a few minutes until the popping has stopped. Pour into a large bowl, and allow to cool, stirring occasionally to break up large clumps. I usually set the pot on the stove for three seconds and then take it off the burner for three seconds and shake and do this to keep it from burning.

Jen S said...

My kids are always helping me cook! Rice crispe bars covered with about a cup of melted chocolate chips is probably the simplest we like to make.

Nickolay said...

I am not much of a desert maker, but our favorite recipe is Taco Burgers. If you love burgers, and you love tacos, you will love taco burgers. They are super simple to make and they smell awesome on the grill

1 lb Hamburger
1 Cup Tortilla Chips (I like the Hint of Lime)
1/2 packet of taco seasoning
1 Egg
Hamburger Buns
Taco Toppings

Mix Burger, chips, egg and seasoning in a large bowl and form the mixture into patties. On a medium to high heat grill, cook the burgers till they are to your liking. Sprinkle with cheese, let it melt and then top the burgers with your favorite taco toppings. Once you try them, you will be hooked!


Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I like stir fry with summer sausage and green beans and tator tots
vmkids3 at msn dot com

aggcalifornia said...

We love to make Red, White and Blue Strawberries! It is super easy and fun!

1. Wash a batch of Fresh Stawberries
2. Dip half the strawberry in White Chocolate.
3. Dip the tip of the Strawberry in Blue Sprinkles!
Red, White and Blue Strawberries!

rachel0 said...

the kids & i love making waffles together!

jenblizzard said...

our favorite recipe in the kitchen would have to be Strawbeery shortcakes! You can make these with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc.
I prefer the fresh fruit and you put about 2 cups of fresh fruit to about 1/2 cup of sugar. let it sit and it will make a syrup. Then we usually just use the angel food ckae cups from the grocery store and scoop in the fruit. You can then top with whip cream if you like it, (I don't). Other options here too are to drizzle a little chocolate or sprinkles. The kids enjoy the fun in the options and there is NO cooking involved! IF you want to make it more of your own you can make your own angel food cake, etc., and cut slices to top! Just have fun with it and fun for the little ones. This recioe can be done with the smallest children!

Danielle T said...

a silly snack i like to make for my kids is like a chocolate version of rice krispie treats, i use cocoa puffs, marshmallows and nutella, and melt the marshmallows with a little butter on the stove, add the nutella, then the cocoa puffs cereal, it gets messy but its fun and tasty
daniellex at gmail dot com

Diana said...

My granddaughters like it when I put frosting between two graham crackers

Kenzie said...

My son likes to make scrambled eggs. My daughter likes anything she can help mix with a spoon. I think their favorite recipe to help me with is banana bread.

knz.taft at gmail dot com

alicia zirjacks said...

We love to make reeces peanut butter sqaures! We all love them! 1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
2 sticks butter/butter (melted)
1 c. peanut butter
1 lb. confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
12 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate bits

In a large bowl mix all ingredients (except chocolate chips). Blend well. Press mixture into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Melt chocolate chips and spread over peanut butter mixture. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm.

Cut into squares.

kat said...

My granddaughter and I love to make Angel Food Cake with strawberries and whipped cream.

Michelle P. said...

My 2.5 year old LOVES to help me make cookies. She is an excellent stirrer/dough taster. Our favorite is the Nestle Toll House recipe, but we use half margarine/half shortening in place of the butter, and 3/4 old fashioned oats instead of 1 c. nuts. We also like to replace the eggs with 3 egg whites or meringue powder for a safer when raw, lower cholesterol version. There is nothing tastier than a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie and a cold glass of milk.

amy16323 said...

peanut butter cup cookies
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball.

Lindsay said...

Blueberry pie!

(link is here: )

It's so simple and soooo good! Sometimes I'll make my own crust with crushed graham crackers :)

Thanks for the chance to win!
frugalfab (at) gmail (dot) com

Veronica said...

Not sure if this is supposed to be an original recipe, so here is one I borrowed for Crock Pot Cherry Cobbler:

I made it with what I had on hand which was blueberries and pecans. I am a fan of easy recipes so this one is great for me! My WHOLE family loved this(which is a first for my family!LOL) Served warm with vanilla icecream and it was so yummy!

emily said...

Chicken and pasta. 1 can chicken, pinch of pepper, can mushrooms, can cream mushroom, 1c milk, 1c parm cheese, mac pasta, broccoli. My kids call it mac and cheese. They love it, its creamy, and it has mushrooms and broccoli.

one frugal lady said...

My kids love to make and eat parfaits! Fresh fruit, greek yogurt and granola!

Krystalynn Hernandez said...

Chocolate covered strawberries are me and the families favorite! I just buy a box of strawberries, rinse, then get my chocolate ready. I melt 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (hershey's) with 2 tablespoons shortening, take it out, and start dipping then place on a large plate covered with wax paper! Then let them chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. SO easy and SO yummy! :)

Melissa said...

My girls love to help me make strawberry banana smoothies. I usually slice up and freeze ahead of time the berries and/or bananas as I find using fresh to be sweeter than the frozen fruit you buy in the store. Add milk (or water which is healthier but not quite as creamy), and some honey (rather than real sugar...again, because it's a bit healthier) and the fruit and blend. I've used other fruits and also added yogurt at times... Depending what I have in the house. I love that it's a healthy snack and my girls love that they can help with each step.

Tori said...

An easy one my little bit loves:

Berry Smoothies-
plain greek yogurt
fresh sliced strawberries
1/2 banana
and a few leafs of spinach

add the ingredients to a blender and mix together. She loves the taste I love the fruits and spinach it is the only way to get her to eat spinach!!

Sweetsillysara said...

Peanut Butter Dream!

We mix one tub of thawed fat free Cool Whip and a big spoonful of peanut butter together until well blended and serve it in funky cups! It is so easy and fun to make together!

Vance Creve said...

my kids like cinamon rolls, this is one of four like to use from the food network

alliana88m AT yahoo DOT com

1 cup milk, 3 tbls butter,
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour,
1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast, 1 tsp salt
Nonstick vegetable oil spray

3/4 cup brown sugar,2 tbls ground cinnamon, 1/2 stick butter
4 ounces cream cheese,1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 stick butter,
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine milk and butter in glass measuring cup. Microwave on high until butter melts and mixture is just warmed to 120°F to 130°F, 30 to 45 seconds. Add 1 cup flour, sugar, egg, yeast, and salt. Beat on low speed 3 minutes, Add 2 1/2 cups flour. Beat on low until flour is absorbed and dough is sticky, scraping down sides of bowl. If dough is very sticky, add more flour by tablespoonfuls until dough begins to form ball and pulls away from sides of bowl. Turn dough out onto lightly floured work surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour if sticky, about 8 minutes. Form into ball.
Lightly oil large bowl with nonstick spray. Transfer dough to bowl, turning to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, then kitchen towel. Let dough rise in warm until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
For filling:
Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl.
Punch down dough. Transfer to floured work surface. Roll out to 15x11-inch rectangle. Spread butter over dough, leaving 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over butter. Starting at 1 long side, roll dough into log, pinching gently to keep it rolled up. With seam side down, cut dough crosswise with thin sharp knife into 18 equal slices (each about 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide).
Spray two 9-inch square glass baking dishes with nonstick spray. Divide rolls between baking dishes, arranging cut side up Cover baking dishes with plastic wrap, then kitchen towel. Let dough rise in until almost doubled in volume, 40 to 45 minutes.
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375°F. Bake rolls until tops are golden, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and invert immediately onto rack. Cool 10 minutes. Turn rolls right side up.
For glaze:
Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla in medium bowl. beat until smooth. Spread glaze on rolls.

Melanie said...

One of my all time favorite one dish meals is this recipe. It's pretty easy to make and tastes so decadent!

I usually substitute the swiss chard for leeks or green onion, and use whatever ham I have available. I DO NOT swap the cheese though. The Gruyere makes this dish!

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo

Gianna said...

Strawberry Muffins

1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped strawberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F oil an 8 cup muffin tin, or use paper liners.
In a small bowl, combine oil, milk, and egg. Beat lightly. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Toss in chopped strawberries and stir to coat with flour. Pour in milk mixture and stir together.
Fill muffin cups. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until the tops bounce back from the touch. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.

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