Easy French Toast

We are not a big breakfast family at all, so its normally not a thing for us to eat it since we are always on the go in the morning,  but Bentley has Spring Break this week so the other day I figured I would whip up some easy French Toast. Both my kids enjoyed it and got a thumbs up from the hubby so i think its a win. If you like it and decided to make the whole loaf of bread or have leftovers, you can put them in a zip block bag and chuck them in the freezer, then in the mornings you can cook them in the toaster a simple and fast breakfast to go. Yay for mom wins.

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Easy French Toast
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
  1. I let my bread sit on the stove top for a few hours to kind of dry out and easier to work with that I have found.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 ( For Holding)
  3. Combine eggs, milk, and vanilla in shallow bowl
  4. Preheat large nonstick pan on medium-high 2-3 mintues, Add 1 tablespoon butter; swirl to coat
  5. Dip bread slices one at a time, into the egg mixture coating both sides; remove and let excess drip off, then place in pan Cooking for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. ( place in oven, on baking sheet, to keep warm)
  6. Serve with a little Powered sugar on top and some fruit on the side. (optional)
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Lady and the Tramp Meatballs

So recently we’ve been doing movie nights in the house, and I would make a corresponding dinner to go with it. We started with the classics and are slowly movie up, the other night we watched a movie not really that popular now but is still an wonderful movie. Lady and the Tramp. Of course the first thing that should come to mind is the iconic scene between the two lovers, while sitting at a table made just for them by the chef he brings out the delicious plate of spaghetti while the chef sings and Tramp scoots a meatball with his nose to lady then the two accidentally grab the same piece of spaghetti and kiss, so adorable!

So of course the dinner I made for us that went with this movie was spaghetti and meatballs, but my recipe I’m sharing with you today were for the awesome meatballs I made to go with it! I do have to say that when you mix everything together, mix it with your kids! We had a fun family cooking night, Bentley loved squishing the ground beef in between his finger. Just of course make sure to wash your hands before and after, and to never let anyone eat raw meat. It’s not like cookie dough, it will seriously get you sick.




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Lady and the Tramp Meatballs
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 25-30 Minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 25-30 Minutes
  1. Combine onions, ground beef, eggs, garlic, pepper flakes, breadcrumbs, oregano, salt, fennel, and pepper.Mix until combined.
  2. Roll into 8 to 9 large meatballs
  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat/high heat. Add meatballs, and sear on all sides a few at a time.
  4. Add Spaghetti sauce and let simmer on Medium/low for 25 to 30 mintues or until the indise of the meatball reaches 160 F.
  5. Serve on top of Spaghetti pasta.
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Halloween Hot Chocolate

It’s fall, and Fall means Halloween. Now when you think of Halloween I doubt you think of Hot Chocolate, well I live in Florida and When it does get cold here you need some to stay warm because our bodies are not used to the chilly season.  So the other day Bentley and I  wanted something quick and easy and satisfying, and we whipped up just that. With Halloween a few days away, I thought why not make some Halloween looking hot chocolate, I knew it would be fun and simple to make!


I went to Walmart and grabbed all of these ingredients and supplies in the seasonal section for under $15 in the seasonal section near the front. I had already had milk and Half and Half.


I hope you enjoy this spooky treat for you and your family! It was a hit with my little ones and Hubby! Plus during making the hot chocolate I made some little Hot Chocolate skeleton  “stirrers”  with our extra orange chocolate to mix in with or drinks to make it a little more delicious.

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Delicious Halloween Hot Chocolate
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
  1. In a large pot, add milk and half-and-half, and heat over medium heat until simmering but not boiling.
  2. Stir in other your white chocolate chips or orange chocolate. Continue stirring until chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is creamy.
  3. Stir in Vanilla extract.
  4. Stir until smooth. Serve warm.
  5. Optional Add Whipped Cream on the top and a few Halloween themed sprinkles!
Recipe Notes

Now I threw in more white chocolate chips and a little bit of the orange chocolate, which is the reason for my lighter colored orange hot chocolate, but if you really want that Orange to pop then add most orange then white chocolate.

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Mickey Pumpkin Pie Pop’s

Fall is the start of my favorite time of the year. Cute clothes, fun crafts and games, and most importantly delicious food. Fall also means that there is pumpkin everything like Coffee, Cereal, Donuts, and of course Pie. Now I recently saw a photo of a pie on a stick.. I thought to my self, I wonder if its pumpkin or cherry , and if it would taste better if it was Mickey shaped, because everything always is. So I decided to make Mickey Shaped pumpkin pie pops, its actually really simple and fun to make with the kids!

My family loved these, so much that I’m probably going to make it for Thanksgiving for the kids! I sure hope you enjoy the Recipe! Let me know what you think down below in the comments!

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Mickey Pumpkin Pie Pop's
A delicious Pumpkin Pie on a stick shaped like Mickey Mouse!
Course Deserts
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Passive Time 45 Mintues
Course Deserts
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Passive Time 45 Mintues
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Roll our Pie crust, and with your Mickey Mouse cookie cutter cut out Mickey shapes.
  3. Mix together in a bowl the pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, maple syrup, and brown sugar.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and set out half of the Mickey shapes.
  5. Brush beaten egg over each of the Mickey shapes.
  6. Gently press the lollipop stick into the pie dough, making sure it's indented slightly into the dough. There should be at least 1 inch of lollipop stick pressed into the dough.
  7. Add a small spoonful of the pumpkin mixture to the center of the shape, over the lollipop stick, being sure to leave at least half an inch of space around the outer edges of the pumpkin shape to seal it closed.
  8. Line up the other half of the pumpkin shapes on top of the bottom pumpkin shape and the pumpkin mixture. Press the edges closed slightly with your fingers.
  9. Using a fork, press around the edges of the pumpkin shape to seal it completely.
  10. Brush the top of the pumpkins with the beaten egg.
  11. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
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Mickey Strawberry and Brownie Sticks

Sometimes Bentley is a serious picky eater, and I get tired of making different things for just him, that includes snacks. Something that has kinda changed my view on making different things for him is turning them into some fun “food art”. Today’s fun snack is Mickey strawberry and brownie sticks! Obviously another way to avoid it is by just telling him tough and make him eater whatever I fix him, but sometimes its just not worth it, just pick your battles on whats really important that day. Plus who wouldn’t want to make anything Mickey shaped?

Super simple to make!

 What You’ll Need:

  • Toothpicks
  • Grill Skewers
  • Strawberries
  • Brownies


So to make them, Just Start by taking a Strawberry slice it down the middle splitting it in half, use one side for Mickey’s face. Use the other side to make the ears, by cutting circles two circles.

Taking the small toothpicks break it in half, and use them to stick on the ears to the top of the unused side of the strawberry. Slide the strawberry Mickey onto the skewer you just made. With the brownies make them brownies according to the box, after baked let them cook then cut them into small squares squares or like I did cut a few mickey heads out, then slide them under the strawberries.

Then bam, a fun and delicious snacks/deserts. Bentley and I loved these, and it made making his snack less boring!

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Judy Hopps Donut Sugar Cookies

So if you haven’t seen Disney’s Zootopia you are missing out on a great movie. Not the best Disney movie but a great one with a heart warming meaning behind it, and saying that I noticed the huge donut that almost crushed the little mouse, but Judy Hopps saves the day and grabs the donut before it crushes her! Awesome right?

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So I thought how cool would it be to make the donuts, but instead of donuts, change it to sugar cookies! Now unfortunately I don’t have brown food coloring so I made it blue like the color of uniform! Down below is the recipe for the Cookie then for the Royal Icing.

Cookie Recipe


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups flour


        • Medium Circle cookie cutter
        • small circle Cookie cutter



              1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
              2. Cream the butter and sugar
              3. Add in extract and eggs
              4. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder
              5. Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients, until mixed
              6. Place dough out on rolling surface
              7. LIGHTLY sprinkle with flour, IF necessary, to reduce sticking (too much flour can make the dough crumbly)
              8. Knead dough, and roll out to a 1/4 thickness
              9. Cut cookies in to a circle then using a smaller circle cut out centers of the larger circle
              10. Bake for 6-8 minutes
              11. Let sit for 30 minutes or until cool.
              12. While cooling make Royal Icing ( Directions below )
              13. After cookies have cooled using a piping bag. Pipe Icing between the large circle and the smaller inner circle.
              14. Use toothpick to smooth out icing.
              15. Sprinkle on sprinkles.


      Royal Icing


              • 1 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
              • 1 Tbls Milk ( almond, rice, soy, cow )
              • 2 tsps light corn syrup
              • 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
              • add water if needed for thinning
              • 1-2 drops of Brown or Blue Food coloring
              • Spinkles



              • Add confectioner’s sugar and Milk to bowl
              • Using Mixer  mix untill mostly lump free.
              • Add corn syrup and Extract
              • Continue to mix untill smooth for about 45 seconds – 1 Mintues
              • * if its too think add water by the tsp ( a little goes along way ) if it’s to thin add more confectioners sugar.

      Note: Royal Icing should somewhat hold its shape for a count of 10 This will make a perfect consistency for cookies.

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      For my first time making these cookies I loved it! I’m now thinking of making Beauty and The Beast Inspired cookies for my upcoming wedding in April of 2018! Did you try to make them? How did it work out? Leave a comment down below and let me know!

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Classic Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs are a simple yet delicious side dish for any party. They for sure will be the first to go! These are definitely a side dish I make for every party we hold at our house like birthdays, holiday parties, and just friends get together! Here is the best recipe  my dad shared with me, and I love it so much I wanted to share it with you!


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Yield: 20 Deviled Eggs         Prep Time: 15 Minutes         Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes


  • A dozen eggs
  • 1/4 cup of Mayo
  • A teaspoon of mustard
  • Yellow Onion
  • Salt/ Pepper
  • Paprika


  • Place eggs in pan and cover with water
  • Bring it to a Hard boil
  • Turn off heat and leave the pan on the stove for 20 mintues
  • Drain off water then immediately cover with ice and ice water.
  • Let sit fr 10 mintures
  • While the eggs are sitting chop up your onion very very finely. Set aside
  • Now remove shells from eggs
  • Cut eggs in half long ways
  • take out the yolk and place in a bowl.
  • Mash up yolk
  • Add Mayo, mustard, onion, and salt/pepper
  • Taste if not creamy enough add more Mayo.
  • Pipe or using spoon put the mix in the eggs
  • Sprinkle with Paprika or you can sprinkle with bacon!


I hope you try and enjoy this recipe ! It sure is a house favorite here in my house! If you tried it, tell me what you think! Leave a comment below!


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Captain America M&M Sugar Cookies

The Fourth of July is just days away! When I think of this hoilday the first thing that comes to mid is the great people who are over seas and at home protecting us so we can live in this free country, but Disney wise i think of Captain America. I mean you cant get more patriotic then him! From his Suit, to his shelid it all just screams America! SO to celibrate our great nation in a Disney styled way I made Captain America M&M Sugar Cookies!!!

What you will need:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • red food color
  • Blue mega M&M’s

    What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder & salt.
  3. In another mixer bowl with paddle attachment – beat butter until soft! (or use a Hand Mixer)
  4. Add sugar & beat until light & fluffy.
  5. Add in eggs one at a time – make sure you beat after each one.
  6. Add vanilla
  7. Add dry mixture & slowly beat in until combined all together.
  8. Remove half the dough & wrap in plastic wrap.
  9. Flatten out to 4×4″ piece &  refrigerate.
  10. With the rest of the dough beat in food color to your desired pigment. I added close to 40 drops of gel color to get this red.
  11. *Also- adding this much color will make your dough super sticky. You may want to coat hands in powdered sugar or flour for easier handling.
  12. Remove red dough & separate into 2 equal parts. Wrap with plastic & refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  13. After it has chilled – remove one of the red dough packs
  14. Place between 2 layers of parchment & roll our to a large rectangle
  15. Remove top layer of parchment & roll dough into a log. This will be your center!
  16. Wrap back up with parchment & put in freezer while you work with the next layer.
  17. Remove your white dough from refrigerator & roll out in the same way you did the first batch.
  18. Once you have a thin, even rectangle – place your red log on the white dough & roll into a larger log.
  19. Repeat these steps for the final red dough.
  20. When you are done you should have a large red log
  21. baking sheets with parchment paper
  22. Take the log & slice it into 1/4 inch rounds
  23. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart so you dont risk them touching
  24. Bake 9-11 minutes
  25. Right when you remove from oven – place your blue M&M’s in the center before the cookies cool down!

    If you enjoy cookies like my family does these will be a hit ! I hoep everyone have a amazing Fourth of July, Stay safe and smart! Also from my family to yours thank you too all our Service Men/ Women for protecting us.

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Mickey Mouse Apple Crumble


Ever just want something sweet Mickey Mouse shaped? I know my family does! When we are missing the parks I like to make some Mickey shaped treats to I guess you can say to fill the void! Today I made a Mickey Mouse shaped apple crumble! It’s a huge hit in my house, and didn’t even last a whole day!


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My kitchen is Disney inspired, so during our last stay at Disney World my parents got me this adorable Mickey Mouse shaped Casserole Dish, which I fell in love with! I thought Id use this to make my apple crumble!

What You’ll Need:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup  unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 med granny smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped (2 cups)
1 Tbsp lemon juice


1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray an 8×11 baking pan with non-stick spray. ( I used My Mickey Mouse Casserole Dish)

 2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
 3. Stir the chopped apples and lemon juice together and put aside.
 4. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together.

5. Add in the egg, orange juice and vanilla.

 6. Mix in the dry ingredients, then fold in the apples. Spread into an even layer in the prepared baking dish.

7. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until brown on top and a toothpick  into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

If you want to make it extra sweet pour some caramel on it, or serve it with some ice cream! This was such a hit in my house, and Bentley loved the fact it was shaped as Mickey Mouse!



I hope you Enjoy! What are some Mickey Shaped treats you make?

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Tribe of LIttle’s

Jessica Wallace

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Making pancake shapes easier.


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I don’t know about you, but I am the worst pancake maker ever. I always other have the pan to hot and burn my pancakes, or my pancakes come out looking like distorted circles trying to be shapes. Now saying that my mom showed me this neat little idea to make it less painful to make pancakes into less painful cool shapes. So if you are lacking in the cooking deparment on some foods here’s my tip to you!


This awesome tool is a Dispenser Bottle, obviously you’ve seem them when you go to restaurants, or baseball game for my family where mostly there is ketchup or mustard in them. Every time I make pancakes I seem to be on Facetime with my mom and she normally gets a huge laugh from me failing on the pancake making skill that I do not have. So for Christmas she got me my own dispenser bottle so I can finally make semi decent pancake figures (mostly Mickey Mouse and Dinosaurs).

Just pour the pancake mix in the bottle, and pour it on the pan in desired shape, it’s like decorating a cake. This made making pancake shapes easier. She bought mine here, and it comes in a package of 6 which is awesome if you want to be extra crafty and make different colors in each bottle and make colorful pancakes.


I’m sure you child will love the new shapes you can make now, just like Bentley did when he saw his Dino on his plate! Enjoy, and show me some shapes you’ve make with your pancakes in the comment section.

Thanks for reading!

Tribe of Little’s.

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