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Monday, March 30, 2015

Slow Cooker Ranch Stuffed Pork Loin with Red Skinned Potatoes #PinkPork

Slow Cooker Ranch Stuffed Pork Loin with Red Skinned Potatoes #PinkPork


What do you normally do for Easter?

When we were younger, Easter meant that we went out and got new Easter dresses, we found Easter baskets waiting for us in the den before we rushed off to church, which was followed by lunch at my Ma's house (dad's mom) and more Easter Baskets. Then we would pile into the car and drive up to my Nana's (mom's mom) house for more Easter baskets and maybe an Easter egg hunt and a family dinner.

Things have certainly changed now that we're all grown up. We don't have the hectic run, run, run schedule that we did when we were younger.

Slow Cooker Ranch Stuffed Pork Loin with Red Skinned Potatoes #PinkPork

Now that we don't run to grandparents houses or do Easter egg hunts (no kiddos for us yet), hubby and I normally sleep in (unless we go to Church), have breakfast at home (or at BigBear's Parent's house if his dad isn't working) and then go over to my parents house for an Easter dinner.

And yes, even though I'm almost 30 and my brother just turned 25, we still get Easter baskets from my mom. haha.

Slow Cooker Ranch Stuffed Pork Loin with Red Skinned Potatoes #PinkPork

Normally, my mom and dad split the holiday dinner prep with Big Bear and I. We make a menu and then choose items from it to make and bring to dinner. It makes it so much easier to not pile everything onto one person!

Last year was pretty simple, we grilled steaks on the grill outside and had a few side items like baked potatoes, Paprika Deviled Eggs  and Broccoli Casserole. After dinner we sat around the fire pit and made s'mores. 

Slow Cooker Ranch Stuffed Pork Loin with Red Skinned Potatoes #PinkPork


This year though, I'm thinking that we need to switch it up a bit. I'm still all for eating outside on the patio as long as it's not freezing but instead grilling out, I'm going to offer to make the main course and this Slow Cooker Ranch Stuffed Pork Loin is going to grace our table with  the Red Skinned Potatoes that are cooked along with it!

Big Bear and I seasoned this pork loin with a dry ranch seasoning and cooked it in the slow cooker for about 9 hours with the red potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker. The pork was tender and juicy with the perfect amount of ranch flavoring and the potatoes were spot on! They cooked in the bottom of the slow cooker with a little vegetable broth and were smothered in the flavors of the pork loin as it cooked on top of them!

Big Bear's Wife Tip: To get both sides of the pork loin super soft you may want to flip the pork loin half way through cooking. If you'd rather have one side super soft and tender and the other side crispier, leave it as is for the entire cooking process. I love both versions.

 Red Skinned Potatoes

I'm sharing this Slow Cooker Ranch Stuffed Pork Loin with Red Skinned Potatoes with y'all today because I'm working along side of Ohio Pork to let y'all know about the contest their having and to help the Ohio Pork Council donate food to local food banks!

Between now and April 7th, 2015 the The Ohio Pork Council is hosting a "What Type of Kitchen are You?"survey on their website that they'll choose three winners from!

Not only are they giving away three Fiestaware casserole dishes to three lucky winners who pin their "kitchen type" results by 4/7/15 BUT they're also donating one meal of pork to a local food bank for each entry, up to 25,000! The Fiestaware casserole dishes are amazing but being able to help them donate meals to the food bank is even better!!


Slow Cooker Ranch Stuffed Pork Loin with Red Skinned Potatoes #PinkPork

So jump on over there and, find out What Type of Kitchen you are and pin the results on one of your Pinterest boards!

Enter here!

I’m a modern kitchen, what are you? :)
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Slow Cooker Ranch Stuffed Pork Loin
By: Angie Barrett - BigBearsWife.com
3/25/15
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Ingredients 


5 pound pork loin
4 cups fresh spinach
16 oz cream cheese, room temperature
4 tablespoons of ranch seasoning mix
3 pounds red potatoes, cut in half
1 cup vegetable broth

You'll also need butchers twine

I used a 6 quart slow cooker for this recipe

Directions 

Butterfly the pork loin. To do this, lay the pork loin out onto the cutting board and cut the pork loin horizontal across the side, opening it like a book.

In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and 2 tablespoons of the ranch seasoning. Mix well.

Spread the cream cheese and ranch mixture all over the inside of one side of the pork.

Lay the spinach leaves in a layer over the cream cheese and ranch mixture.

Close the pork loin and use the butchers twice to hold it closed. We tied about 3 or 4 pieces of twine around our pork loin to secure it, one around the middle and one towards each end.

Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of ranch seasoning on each side of the pork loin.

Place the red potato halves into the slow cooker. Cover with one cup of vegetable broth.

Place the pork loin on top of the potatoes. Depending on the size of slow cooker you may need to push the pork loin down into the slow cooker for it to fit. The slow cooker will be quite full.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until done. Pork should reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 °F when done.

Once the pork is done, remove from the slow cooker. Cut and toss away the twine.

The pork will be super tender soft on the underside and crispy on top.

Big Bear's Wife Tip: To get both sides of the pork loin super soft you may want to flip the pork loin half way through cooking. If you'd rather have one side super soft and tender and the other side crispier, leave it as is for the entire cooking process. I love both versions.









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Friday, March 27, 2015

15 Easy Cocktails that are Perfect for Happy Hour

15 Easy Cocktails that are Perfect for Happy Hour

It's been a rather long week. We'll, let me take that back, it's been a short week that felt like a year long week. I say it like that because I can't believe that it's already Friday but judging by the amount of work I've done it should already be December or at least October.

Along side of the blog work and the office work there's been cookie dough to make, cookies to bake, royal icing to make, sugar cookies to decorating (which is fun but also the devil), cake icing to make, cakes to bakes, owl butter cream transfers to make, royal icing transfers to make, tears because said royal icing transfers didn't come out right after lots of work on top of normal daily responsibilities.

Since it's Friday, I need a drink and I thought you might need one (or two) as well. Below you'll find 15 easy cocktail recipes from a couple of different bloggers, so pull up a chair and get ready to make some drinks!

Raspberry Beer Margaritas from The Blond Cook



Bee’s Knees from Donuts, Dresses and Dirt



Champagne Margaritas from The Kitchen is My Playground



S'moretini from Life Tastes Good



Iced Arnold Palmer Teagaritas from Frugal Foodie Mama





Raspberry Ginger Bellini  from The Lemon Bowl



Raspberry Peach Sangria from One Sweet Appetite



Beerade  from Wine and Glue



Opal Blue Cosmos  from Simply Sated



Strawberry Margaritas  from Cravings of a Lunatic




Wicked Waikiki Sour Cocktail  from Pineapple and Coconut



Strawberry Pretzel Whiptini from Snappy Gourmet



Strawberry Jalapeno White Sangria Recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats



Mojito Limeade from One Sweet Appetite



So, Happy Friday Y'all!
It's 5 o'clock somewhere.....right?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Broccoli and Cheese Risotto

Broccoli and Cheese Risotto

The inspection went well! We have to fix a few little minor things (like 3 things) but it went well. Thank goodness! That's another thing I can check off of my list!

All I have to worry about for the rest of the week is working on Alyssa's (my god-daughter) 10th birthday cake and cookies! {Today is her birthday!! Happy Birthday, Alyssa! I love you!}

Alyssa wants an Owl themed party so the other day I stopped by and went over her cake design and I hope I can pull this off with the cake top actually looking like an owl and not some winged spawn from the depths of hell. Pray for my cake decorating skills, k?

I'm also going to be attempting to make owl cookies to go along with this master owl cake...I'm going to be channeling my inner Bridget for those.  I use to be obsessed with making cookies and decorating sugar cookies (I've got about 300 cookie cutters to prove it) but I haven't really made any in a few years. We'll see if I can still master the royal icing.

Broccoli and Cheese Risotto

Speaking of obsessions, I picked up one of our local magazines because a girl I know, Judith, was featured in it this month and as I was flipping through the pages I saw an announcement for an event that I just have to attend!! 

I just happen to live in the "Last Capital of the Confederacy" and since I'm a huge history nerd, as soon as I saw that there was going to be a "Sesquicentennial Old South Ball" I just knew that I had to be there!

I love that time period. The fashion, the music, the houses....ooo the plantation houses...be still my heart! I swear that I lived in the 1800s in a previous life haha. 

The only problem? I don't happen to own a Civil War Era gown. What's a girl to do?!?

I've been checking out a few costume rentals places in bigger cities around us but I don't know how that's all going go to play out. Right about now I'm feeling like Cinderella without a dress for the ball. haha.

Broccoli and Cheese Risotto






But as normal, I got side tracked. Let's move on along to the Broccoli and Cheese Risotto!

I freaking love Risotto, I know I've said it before and I'll say it again. It may take a little while to make but it's totally worth it.

When I first started making risotto I would literally stand in the kitchen and watch it the entire time it was cooking because I was convinced that I was going to screw it up. But once you get the hang of making it you don't really have to watch it like a hawk haha.

It's delicious and creamy and you can pretty much make any flavor that you want! I normally stick with savory risottos but I've been known to make a sweet dessert risotto a time to two!

Broccoli and Cheese Risotto


This broccoli and cheese risotto is also a good substitution for my favorite Broccoli Casserole because it's got all of the creaminess and flavor that I love but it doesn't have any of the canned soups in it!  {Not that I'm 100% against canned soup but we don't eat a lot of them}

Broccoli and Cheese Risotto

It takes me about 30 or so minutes to make this Broccoli and Cheese Risotto and while most people save risotto for a weekend or a special occasion, you can find me making it on a Monday night without a worry in sight!. ;) I'm more than happy to spoon this risotto into a bowl, top it with cheese and call it dinner!

Broccoli and Cheese Risotto


Who needs anything else when you've got a hot bowl of awesome risotto waiting for you?!
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Broccoli and Cheese Risotto
By: Angie Barrett - BigBearsWife.com
3/25/15
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Ingredients 


3 tablespoons butter
1 cup arborio rice
3 cups chicken broth
2-3 cups broccoli, chopped (or more depending on how much you want)
2 cups cheese
Paprika *optional for sprinkling on top

Directions 

For the Broccoli: Cook the broccoli either in the microwave or on the stove top. For the microwave, place the broccoli into a medium sized bowl and toss with about 3 or 4 tablespoons of water. Place into the microwave and cook for about 4 minutes until tender. Drain water and set aside. If you've rather cook it on the stove top, bring a pot of water to a boil, add broccoli and cook for 3-4 4 minutes until broccoli is tender.

Drain and chop the broccoli (I chopped mine super fine and mainly only used the "tree tops" for this, but you can use the whole thing if you want). Set aside.

Pour the chicken broth into a small sauce pan and place it onto the stove top over low heat just to warm it up a bit.

In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.

Add in the arborio rice and stir. Let it toast in the melted up for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

After about 3 minutes, stir in 1 cup of the chicken broth. Let simmer until almost all of the liquid is gone.

Add the second cup of chicken broth and stir. Again, let the rice simmer until the liquid is gone.

Add the 3rd cup of chicken broth and stir. Right before all of the liquid is gone, add in the broccoli and stir. Remove from the heat and add in the cheese. Stir the rice and cheese until all of the cheese is melted.

Serve hot.





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Monday, March 23, 2015

Chocolate Carrot Swiss Roll Cake

Chocolate "Carrot" Swiss Roll Cake

Do you know what's terrifying (and annoying)? Having someone come to do an inspection on your house.  We found out last week that since we rent the house we live in, we have to have someone come from the city and do an inspection to make sure everything is in working order. Not only do they have to come inspect the house, they're also charging us $50 to come look at the house. Totally sweet of them right?

Our house is nice (and normally clean haha) but let me tell you, it really piles on stress to try and keep the house sparkling clean when you know someone is coming to look at every single room and ever single corner of the house. That inspection is today. Argh.

We spent all weekend cleaning (like nervous cleaning) and I'm still freaking out about this guy coming to look at it.

Even making this swiss roll cake was less stressful than waiting for this inspection to happen. haha

Chocolate Carrot Swiss Roll Cake






So, I'm going to try and take my mind off of the 4 pm appointment I have with this city inspector guy and try to focus on cake....Chocolate "Carrot" Swiss Roll Cake that is.

In the past, I've made quite a few "roll cakes" for the blog (and for parties) These included: Chocolate "Pumpkin" Swiss Roll CakesPeanut Butter Roll CakesAngel Food Cake Pumpkin Rolls  and Chocolate Pink Ribbon Swiss Roll Cakes.

I thought it might be fun to try and make a swiss roll cake for Easter too!{Spring...Easter..Whatever}

These swiss roll cakes are so easy but oh my gosh, they're the prettiest cakes to bring out for dessert!


Chocolate Carrot Swiss Roll Cake

I've got the recipe and a link to the carrot pattern below but here are just a few quick snap shots of how it all goes together!

First you're going to need to make the first batter (recipe below) and trace the carrots onto wax paper that's on a baking sheet.

How to make a Chocolate "Carrot" Swiss Roll Cake


After that, you're gonna freeze the "carrots" for about 20 or 30 minutes.

How to make a Chocolate "Carrot" Swiss Roll Cake


Make the second batter (recipe below), cover the carrots and bake the cake!

How to make a Chocolate "Carrot" Swiss Roll Cake


See that there, that's what it'll look like after it's baked and as you pull the wax paper away from the cake! I love this part!

How to make a Chocolate "Carrot" Swiss Roll Cake

Fill and roll the cake. Then after that you'll just trim the edges of the cake!

Place into the fridge for a bit before serving and that's it!

Chocolate Carrot Swiss Roll Cake


These little cakes are too cute! I love making them for dessert at home and they're perfect for fundraisers & bake sales!

Chocolate Carrot Swiss Roll Cake


Tips:

  • Don't over bake. If you over bake this cake it will crack when you try to roll it. I baked mine for 7 minutes. 
  • Try different shaped and patterns for your cakes! Hearts, Smiley Faces, Clovers, Gingerbread men! The possibilities are endless!
  • Fill and roll the cake while it is still warm!
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(Printable Recipe Here)
Chocolate "Carrot" Swiss Roll Cake

Ingredients 

Wax Paper
Baking sheet with edges
Plastic bag or piping bag

For the Carrot and dots pattern:
1 egg
2 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 tablespoon melted butter
Orange food coloring
Green food coloring

For Cake:
4 egg whites
1 tablespoon sugar
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder

For Filling:

1 Can of Vanilla Frosting (Or Homemade)

Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 400F.

In a medium bowl, mix together 1 egg, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/3 cup flour and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Mix well. 

Spoon out 1 tablespoon of batter into a small bowl and tint it green. Tint the rest orange. 

Lay the carrot template onto the baking sheet. Cover with wax paper (or parchment paper).

Scoop the orange batter into a plastic sandwich bag. Cut a small hole into the tip of the bag. Following the carrot template and pipe the carrot onto the wax paper. Also pipe the orange dots. Next spoon the green batter into a plastic sandwich bag. Cut a small hole into the tip of the bag. Pipe green steams onto each carrot

Place baking sheet into the freezer. Freeze for 20 minutes. 

While the carrots are freezing, make the chocolate sponge cake batter. 

In the bowl of a mixer combine the egg whites and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Mix on medium speed until the egg whites form soft peaks. (About 5 minutes)

In a medium bowl, whisk by hand the egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar until the eggs yolks are a pale yellow color. Whisk in the 1/4 cup melted butter. 

Fold in the egg whites. 

Fold in the flour and cocoa powder. 

Mix slowly until everything is incorporated.

Remove the baking sheet from the freezer and carefully spread the chocolate batter over the carrots. Spread the batter evenly on the baking sheet.

Bake for 7-8 minutes. Do not over bake.

Carefully remove the cooked cake from the oven.

Working quickly but carefully:

Lay another piece of wax paper onto a flat surface. Flip the cake over onto the wax paper and carefully peel the wax paper off of the cake revealing the carrots. Flip the cake over again so that the carrots are on the bottom of the cake.

Spread the filling over the entire cake. Starting on the edge without the carrot, start to roll the cake "jelly roll style".

Roll until you reach the end. Place the cake on a flat surface with the seam down.

Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Yields: 1 Chocolate "Carrot" Swiss Roll Cake (about 8 (1-inch) servings)








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Friday, March 20, 2015

6 Foods That You MUST Try at Disney World

6 Foods That You MUST Try at Disney World


If you know me, well if you know anything about my traveling habits, you know that I mostly plan my vacation around food. But on the rare chance that my trip isn't solely based on the food, you can bet that I'm going to have a list and map of where I'll be stopping to eat. haha

For our recent trip to Walt Disney World for Food Blog Forum (that's a food bloggers conference), I knew that I wanted to try as many treats as possible!

I had three family members with me and I wanted to use this to my advantage when it came to all of the treats at Disney World! Sure I wanted to try all of these wonderful Disney treats but to be honest, there is no way in heck I was going to be able to eat all of these things. Ok well maybe I could have physically eaten them all during our trip but it was much easier to "eat my way around Disney" when I was sharing these treats!

On our last day at Disney, Big Bear and I did "Eat Around The World" in the Ecpot World Showcase and I'm going to blog about that soon but until then, here are six of my favorites from our recent trip and where you can find them!

6 Foods That You MUST Try at Disney World 

#6. Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar - Current Price (As of 3/1/15) $4.00

No matter how many times I visit Disney World I always end up getting a Mickey Bar at least once while I'm there. For those of you that haven't had a Mickey Bar, it's pretty much just really good vanilla ice cream, covered in a hardened chocolate coating that's shaped like Mickey Mouse's head.

They remind me of "Brown Mule Ice Cream Bars" that we use to get in the school cafeteria and the Mickey Ice Cream Bars that we use to be able to buy from the ice cream truck. 

Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar in DinoLand U.S.A in Animal Kingdom

As far as flavor goes, it's just vanilla and chocolate. But it's so cute that I just can't keep myself from buying them when we're in the park. Plus, they're a nice cold treat when you're walking around in the Florida sun (and humidity!!)

Where to find Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars:

You can find the Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bars in every park at Walt Disney World. They can be purchased from the ice cream carts that are dotted all over Walt Disney World.

I got this Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar from the Ice Cream Cart that's right in front/beside of  the Primeval Whirl ride in DinoLand USA in the Animal Kingdom!

Adam (my brother) and our Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars in DinoLand U.S.A in Animal Kingdom


#5. Triple Chocolate Cupcake - Current Price (As of 3/1/15) $4.19

Triple Chocolate Cupcake from the  Be Our Guest Restaurant

Normally I don't go too crazy about the cupcakes at Disney World. I mean, YES, they are beautiful and tasty but I can make cupcakes at home and there are normally other fantastic Disney treats on my list that take priority.

BUT you're not going to want to miss this Triple Chocolate Cupcake!!

I normally find that a lot of theme park cupcakes are dry but this cupcake is NOT anywhere near dry! It's soft, rich and chocolately! It's probably one of the best I've had at Disney World!


Be our Guest is the Beauty and The Beast themed restaurant in Fantasyland which is located inside of the Magic Kingdom!

The Triple Chocolate Cupcake is a chocolate sponge cake filled with chocolate mousse filling topped with chocolate ganache, a fresh raspberry and a "Be Our Guest" chocolate square!

The only issue I had with this cupcake is the wrapper was really hard to get off of the cupcake. I ended up having to turn the cupcake upside down and shake it out onto the plate. Although I suppose you could just eat it out of the wrapper with a fork. haha

Where to find the Triple Chocolate Cupcake:

The Triple Chocolate Cupcake is from the  Be Our Guest RestaurantBe Our Guest is the Beauty and The Beast themed restaurant in Fantasyland which is located inside of the Magic Kingdom!

As of February 25th, you can now make lunch reservations and that's exactly what I did! I scored us a lunch reservation for our first day in the parks and we loved it!

The Triple Chocolate Cupcake is served during lunch and dinner!

Rose in the Rose Dinning Room at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

#4. Jumbo Turkey Leg {served with Cornbread and Beans} - Current Price (As of 3/1/15) $12.79

Jumbo Turkey Leg from Trilo-Bites which is located in DinoLand USA in the Animal Kingdom!

This Jumbo Turkey Leg meal is big enough for two people to split it for lunch! I had no idea that these things were going to be this big so Big Bear and I had both ordered one for lunch!

I had to get my brother to help me finish mine. Between this dino sized turkey leg, the cornbread and beans, I was stuffed about halfway through my meal!

Smokey and Tasty Jumbo Turkey leg!

Jumbo Turkey Leg {served with Cornbread and Beans} from Trilo-Bites which is located in DinoLand USA in the Animal Kingdom!










Where to find the Jumbo Turkey Leg {served with Cornbread and Beans}:

We got this Jumbo Turkey Leg meal from Trilo-Bites which is located in DinoLand USA in the Animal Kingdom!

**If you're not in Animal Kingdom, you can also find these at the Turkey Leg Cart in Frontierland (near Pecos Bill Cafe) in the Magic Kingdom (there it's just the turkey leg, no side items!)**

We were originally going to try and have lunch at "Flame Tree BBQ" but right now Disney is doing a lot of constructions on it's parks so Flame Tree was closed for refurbishing but we got lucky and found out that the Trilo-Bites stand had Turkey Legs as well!

Trilo-Bites which is located in DinoLand USA in the Animal Kingdom


At first, $12.79 sounds like a bit much for a Turkey leg but like I said before, it was enough food to share so if you split it with someone you'd really only be paying around $6.40 + Tax for lunch... not a bad price for lunch at Disney!

DISNEY TIP -- Don't want to pay almost $3 for a bottle of water? Ask for a large cup of water at restaurants (or food stands like this) ! They'll give you a large cup of ice cold water with a lid and straw at no charge. I may or may not have gotten quite a few large cups of water while we were walking around the parks! ;)

Trilo-Bites which is located in DinoLand USA in the Animal Kingdom

#3. Dole Whip (Pineapple Whip Soft-serve) - Current Price (As of 3/1/15) $3.99

Dole Whip (Pineapple Whip Soft-serve)

This is the Dole Whip and it's totally one of my favorites! I had my first dole whip when we stayed at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort a few years ago and I fell in love with the dole whip and vanilla swirl!

It's soft serve pineapple ice cream!

It's Frosty, Tropical and Perfect! Big Bear loves it too and we always make a trip over to the Polynesian when we're at Disney to have a Dole Whip!

By the 4th day of our trip we still hadn't been over to the Polynesian and since we knew that the Animal Kingdom was now serving Dole Whips so we had to track them down!

Where to find Dole Whips:

We found this Dole Whip at Tamu Tamu Refreshments. Tamu Tamu Refreshments is in Africa in the Animal Kingdom!

Tamu Tamu Refreshments only serves the plain Pineapple Dole whip. It's good BUT as I've said before, the Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole whip is my favorite!

You can get those at Pineapple Lanai at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (they use to be at Capt. Cooks) and at Aloha Isle in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom!



#2. Croissant Doughnut - Current Price (As of 3/1/15) $4.69

Croissant Doughnut


This was Big Bear's favorite treat from Walt Disney World! We've been home for two weeks and he's still talking about it. (Which means I need to hurry up and figure out how to make these beauties at home!)

On our first night in Disney world we rode the monorail over to Epcot for some late night Soarin' and Test Track! After posting a picture to Instagram of Epcot at night, I got a comment from Vanilla Lemonade asking me if I had found the Cronut! Wait...what? I needed to find this!

Croissant Doughnut

Well, it was a little too late that night to go off in search of this Croissant Doughnut but I put it on my list for our day in Epcot that was coming up soon! During our "eat around the world" day, Big Bear and I made sure to get our hands on one of these!

Croissant Doughnut


It turned out to be a huge, warm, soft Croissant Doughnut that was tossed in Cinnamon Sugar!

I swear that this Croissant Doughnut was as big (if not bigger) than Big Bear's fist!

I only had two bites and Big Bear finished it off! I think he would have went back for another if we didn't already have a list of foods to try in Epcot for the day!

Croissant Doughnut and BigBear

Where to find Croissant Doughnuts:

You can find Croissant Doughnuts at Refreshment Port in Epcot!

Refreshment Port is at the beginning of Epcot's World Showcase, right before Canada!

You can find Croissant Doughnuts at Refreshment Port in Epcot!




#1. Chocolate Gelato - Current Price (As of 3/1/15) $6.25

Chocolate Gelato

I've saved the best for last! Ok, well it was the best in my book!

I literally can not stop thinking about this Chocolate Gelato and I wish that I had discovered it sooner so that I could have enjoyed more of it during our trip!

Gelato is pretty much the Italian version of ice cream but it's so much better than regular ice cream!

I can't even put it into words...it was that good! I should have gone back and bought more!

Meghan and Adam had tried some gelato/ice cream in France at L'Artisan des Glaces right before we headed over to Italy and after trying a taste of the Chocolate Gelato they both said that the Chocolate Gelato in Italy was a lot better than the ice cream from France (Epcot's France that is!)

Italian Gelato Kiosk in the Italy Pavilion of Epcot's World Showcase!

Where to find Chocolate Gelato:

You'll find this Chocolate Gelato in Epcot! It's served from the Italian Gelato Kiosk in the Italy Pavilion of Epcot's World Showcase!

Italy Pavilion of Epcot's World Showcase!

So those are Our Top 6 Foods That You MUST Try at Disney World!

6 Foods That You MUST Try at Disney World


What are your favorites? Did they make our list?

Anything that we MUST try next time?



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