Mint Chocolate Chip Waffles

On Sunday’s in our house we have waffles. It’s one of those traditions that just kind of started. Well since St. Patrick’s Day is this week, I thought I’d mix it up a little this week and make Green Mint Chocolate Chip Waffles. Today I’m going to share with you my Mint Chocolate Chip Waffle Recipe.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

2 Cups of All Purpose Flour

3/4 Cups of Sugar

3 1/2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder

2 Eggs (Separate the Yolks and Whites)

1 1/2 Cups of Milk

1 Cup of Melted Butter

1 Teaspoon of Peppermint Extract

Andes Baking Chips

Green Food Coloring (Optional)

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder. Set aside. If you haven’t already ready go ahead and separate the egg yolk and white.

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Then in a medium sized bowl lightly beat the egg yolk and add in the milk, melted butter, and peppermint extract. Mix.

IMG_0974Then combine the yolk mixture into the flour mixture. Stir. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until they are frothy. Then add the frothy mixture into the batter.

Add a few drops of food coloring and stir. Then you are going to add in as much or as little Andes Baking Chips as you’d like. Stir.

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Cook waffles in a heated waffle iron according to your waffle iron instructions. When they are finished add some whipped cream, a few Andes Baking Chips, and maybe even a little chocolate. Then ENJOY!!

 

 

Easy Play Dough Recipe

The weather has been terrible for the last week and my child has been going berserk. He’s an outdoorsy kid, so being cooped up isn’t good for him or my sanity. So I decided to make him some Play Dough to keep him busy for a while.(And since it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, I had to add a little holiday flare) Today I’m going to share with you this very simple Play Dough recipe.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Cup of Shaving Cream

1 Cup of Cornstarch

Gold Glitter

Green Food Coloring

You are going to want to lay something over your table to protect it. (I use a shower curtain. When I’m finished I just throw it in the washing machine with a few old towels and then dry it. Here‘s a great video on how to wash your plastic shower curtain.) Then you are going to want to pour the cornstarch right on the table cloth.┬áNext you are going to add the shaving cream and glitter. (Don’t worry about exact measurements. I honestly just guesstimated.)

Then you are going to knead the mixture for about 5 minutes. At first it will seem like you aren’t making any progress but trust me it will become dough. (I should also let you know that this is a super messy project and your kids will love it.) If the dough is too sticky add more cornstarch and if it’s too dry add more shaving cream.

Once the dough is formed, add the food coloring. When the food coloring is completely combined, enjoy!!! Let your kids have blast!!!