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Missing The Happiest Place On Earth? Disney-Fy Your Home For That Magical Fix!

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I don’t know about you, but I tend to go through a MAJOR Disney withdrawal post-trip – and it makes me want to plan another trip and go back ASAP! As we know though – that isn’t always possible – and sometimes I have to figure out other ways to beat those Disney Blues. Here’s what I like to do:

SHOP! – I like to check out the Disney Store online and pick out things to help decorate my home and wardrobe so that I can keep that Disney magic alive and be reminded of just how much I love it. They even have a section of Disney Parks Merchandise – it’s almost as good as the real thing (well, sort of anyway…)

Recipes – I have several Disney Cookbooks with recipes from the Parks and Resorts, and it’s a lot of fun to flip through and look at the pictures and recipes and recreate some Disney dishes at home. Don’t have any Disney cookbooks? Fear not – as I regularly post on Chip and Co

Crafts – I love doing crafts, especially for holidays and loved ones – so it makes sense that I also love DISNEY crafts – check out a great selection here – this would be a great thing to do with your kids too, to help get them excited for a WDW trip (or to cheer them up after a trip)

Movies – A surefire way to beat the Disney blues is to pop in a Disney Movie – I even still have a bunch on VHS (and yes I even have a working VCR hooked up to my TV). My faves? Cinderella, and anything Muppets!

Post vacation depression happens to everyone – but these tips can really help lessen the load and put a smile on your face!

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Delicious Disney Desserts– At Home!

I have written before about various Disney cookbooks and online resources like Magical Recipes where you can go to get Disney recipes, and I have to say, I really do love recreating these at home – especially the desserts! I love baking (I love it so much I even blog about it), and I love recreating Disney treats at home too, so I decided I would pull together a list of my faves to share with you:

Top 5 Disney DIY Baked Goods:

 

 

 

Double Chocolate cookies – These are easy to make, and delicious – who doesn’t love chocolate plus more chocolate? You can find these at The Main Street Bakery in Disney’s Magic Kingdom – pair them with a tall glass of milk and you have a delicious snack (or breakfast perhaps? No judgment here)

 

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Butterfinger Cupcakes – These are simply amazing – it’s a chocolate cupcake with a fudge center, and its topped with a mound of whipped frosting covered in a chocolate shell encrusted with butterfinger pieces. It’s a lot to take in, but it’s a perfect snack to share (or not share, depending on how hungry you are!). You can find these at Starring Roles over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Carrot cake cookies – a must try at the Writer’s Stop in Hollywood Studios – with two moist cookies encasing a mound of delicious frosting – this treat will satisfy that sweet tooth of yours for sure

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Chocolate peanut butter sandwich – graham crackers and peanut butter and chocolate combine to make the perfect treat (not to mention one that’s easy to recreate at home!). These squares of yumminess can be found at the Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom

 

 

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Dole Whip –Ok, so this one doesn’t technically count as “baking”, but it IS a Disney cult classic that is loved by all – it’s simple, refreshing, and tropically delicious

I also write weekly articles over at Chip and Company and I have been doing a series on Disney DIY recipes, which has been super fun, to research recipes used at the Parks and try them out and write about them – talk about a delicious experiment!

I highly recommend you give these and my others over at Chip and Co a try at home – whether you are having a party or you’re just hungry for that Disney Magic!

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So Many Disney Recipes, So Little Time

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I know I have talked about Disney cookbooks, and there are plenty of them out there that can help you bring that Disney Magic into your home in between trips to Walt Disney World

While browsing online, I stumbled across an amazing website – Magical Recipes which is FULL of Disney recipes from the Parks, Resorts, and Cruise Line! It has a great search function, and I knew I was in the mood to bake some cookies, so it didn’t take me long to find this recipe for Double Chocolate Cookies which are served over at the Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom (one of my personal favorite spots to grab a snack!)

Check out the delicious results over on my Baking Blog, and check out Magical Recipes so you can recreate your Disney faves at home!

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In The Kitchen – Recreating The Butterfinger Cupcake

I am a HUGE baking fan – I love it so much that I even have a blog dedicated to my baking adventures. I am also a huge fan of Food Network, Top Chef, and basically anything food related – and I know there are a lot of foodies out there like me who love recreating dishes from their favorite resturants at home.

And since Disney has some of the best food in the world, it’s only natural that there are people out there trying to recreate those amazing tastes at home!

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One of my personal faves? The Butterfinger Cupcake at Starring Roles Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios – this thing is EPIC – a moist chocolate cake with a gooey fudge center, vanilla frosting, a chocolate shell, and butterfinger pieces – who wouldn’t to make these at home?

Sugar high ButterfingerYou want some of that goodness? Here’s the recipe, give it a try!

 

Starring Rolls Butterfinger Cupcakes
(Recipe courtesy of Plain Chicken)

Ingredients

1 box Devil’s Food Cake mix, plus ingredients to make cake
1 can fudge frosting

4 cups chocolate chips
6 Tbsp canola oil

3 (3.7 oz) King Size Butterfingers

Quick Buttercream Frosting
18 Tbsp butter, softened
6 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp vanilla
6 3/4 cups powdered sugar

Directions

Prepare cupcakes according to directions on cake mix package. Let cupcakes cool completely.

Using a sharp knife, cut a circle out on top of the cupcake. Make your cut go about halfway into the cupcake. Remove the cake chunk and fill the hole will fudge frosting (I used two spoons to scoop the frosting into the hole). Invert the cupcake chunk on top of the fudge frosting – you want the extra cake to be sticking up.

Prepare the buttercream frosting. Mix together all the ingredients and beat on medium for 3 minutes, until fluffy. Transfer frosting into a piping bag and pipe frosting on top of the cupcakes, covering the cake chunk. Let the frosting set up for 30 minutes.

While the frosting is setting up, crush the Butterfingers in the food processor until completely pulverized. **I froze the Butterfingers and crushed them frozen.**

Combine chocolate chips and oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir and continue to heat at 30 second intervals until completely melted. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before using. (You might want to do this in two batches so the chocolate doesn’t harden while you dip the cupcakes) Dip the frosted cupcakes into the chocolate – I used a spoon to hold the frosting into place to make sure it didn’t fall off the cupcake. Immediately coat the cupcake with the pulverized Butterfingers – just smash it all over the chocolate. Repeat until all cupcakes are dipped and covered. Refrigerate approximately 1 hour to allow the chocolate to set up.

 

There are plenty of Disney recipes out there, available online or in Disney cookbooks, so check some out and recreate that “Disney Magic” at your dinner table tonight!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Disney DIY

There is so much anticipation and excitement that lead up to a Walt Disney World vacation, and once you are there it’s amazing, and fun, and exhilirating. But once it’s over, there is definitely a bit of a let down, because not only is your vacation over, but you have to leave the Happiest Place On Earth!

So how can you beat the post-Disney blues? By bringing some of the magic of Disney into your own home, of course! There are TONS of Disney DIY projects you can do that are easy, fun, and great ways to remind you of just how special Disney is!

Pin-Shadow-Box For those of you who are into Disney Pin Collecting, here’s a great way to display those pins – here are the step by step instructions on how to create this great Disney Pin display case

MickeyCookiesBake up some Disney fun with a Mickey Cookie cutter and these Chocolate Sugar Cookies – my man made them for me as a surprise, and let me tell you – it doesn’t get more delicious or cute than Mickey shaped cookies!

delicious_disney_coverThere are a few different Disney Cookbooks out there that feature recipes from the various Parks and Restaurants on Disney Property, and it’s a great way to recreate that delicious meal you had on vacation. Personally, I have this Delicious Disney book and love the graphics and recipes

GiantMickeyPumpkinDisney loves the holidays, and so do I! I love them so much I did a recreation of this giant Mickey pumpkin last year for Halloween using one big and two little pumpkins – it was actually really easy, and Mickey’s smiling face might not have been spooky, but it certainly was a great holiday addition

There are plenty of things you can do with your vacation photos too – from collages to decoupage to scrapbooks and albums – picture gifts and crafts are my personal fave, they’re the best way to relive the greatest vacation moments!

TGIF!

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Bringing Disney Home – And Into The Kitchen!

There is always a bit of a letdown once your Disney vacation is over – but there are ways to help cure this depression! One of them would be to check out some of the awesome stuff they have online at the Disney Store, or you can always watch a Disney movie, or look back at all your trip photos.

Another thing you can do is to get in the kitchen! That’s right, get cooking – Disney style, with some authentic Park and Resort recipes from these cookbooks:

Chef Mickey: Treasures From The Vault And Delicious New Favorites: includes fun facts and drool-inducing photos, it details exactly where each recipe was served, and includes a wide variety of recipes, from cocktails to salads and desserts!

Delicious Disney Cookbook: This book’s photos are also amazing, and this book also includes an assortment of recipes from the Parks and the Disney Cruise line. This book’s recipes are a little more creative and some are more labor intensive, and it’s a great gift for any disney food lover! There are also “Dessert” and “For Kids” versions

The above two books can be found online at the Disney Store website, but if you go on Amazon.com, you can find a large assortment of other books, ones that are no longer in publication, and some of them are pretty cool – definitely for the vintage Disney lover!

I have this “Cooking with Mickey Around Our World” book, it’s old school pictures are a trip and remind me of the WDW I remember from my childhood!

Personally, I have the Chef Mickey book, and I love it, it’s got some really interesting recipes and facts, and it’s a great way to cure the “I just left Disney blues”!

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