• Belle’s Beef Ragout – Disney Inspired Recipe

    July 1, 2017cookwcharacter

    For the next recipe on the blog, I thought I’d go with one straight from “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast – Beef Ragout! My version is an easy, slow cooker recipe that provides a hearty, tasty meal at the end of the day. You could easily put all the ingredients for this…

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  • Chien-Po’s Tofu Bowl

    June 1, 2017cookwcharacter

    This post may contain affiliate¬†links, and purchases made by using these links will provide me a small commission that will go toward the maintenance of this site. We were watching Mulan the other night, and the scene at the beginning where Mulan is making her first appearance as Ping came onto the screen. Yao is…

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  • Vanilla Bean Macarons with Dark Chocolate Amaretto Ganache Filling

    May 26, 2017cookwcharacter

    This recipe can be a little involved, but these cookies are worth it. I’ve seen them at many places – one of which is the France pavilion at EPCOT. Since I’m not going to be there for awhile, I decided I couldn’t wait, and wanted to make them at home. They’re light, delicate, and packed…

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  • ‘Ohana Grilled Chicken

    May 22, 2017cookwcharacter

    This is the last of the recipes I’m posting from the Moana dinner and movie party – but don’t think its the “least” of them! This is a great recipe, and is one of the ones given to my mom when we asked on our first trip ever. We’ve made this MANY times over the…

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  • Bananas Foster Cookies

    May 17, 2017cookwcharacter

    Remember how I told you we had a Moana dinner and movie party, and the food was themed around Polynesia? These cookies were our dessert. I came up with the recipe from the ground up, and I’ve been tweaking them for awhile. This recipe is easy, delicious, and you’ll never make enough! They are also…

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  • ‘Ohana Grilled Shrimp

    May 12, 2017cookwcharacter

    This past weekend, we had friends over for a Moana dinner and a movie party. Like any good party (or at least the ones at our house) there was a lot of fabulous food! We tried to keep with a Polynesian theme for all the dishes, and it was a hit! We started with an…

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  • Louis’ Favorite Chicken Gumbo – Princess and the Frog Inspired Dinner!

    April 19, 2017cookwcharacter

    After watching The Princess and the Frog the other night, I had the urge to try to make something more like what Tiana would cook in her restaurant. I ruled out beignets (at least this time) because I didn’t have the time, and while I love a good pastry, I don’t need to eat a…

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  • Pepper Pot Pork Chops

    April 12, 2017cookwcharacter

    This afternoon I decided it was time to try another grill recipe. Since I found two lovely butterfly pork chops at the store the other day, I went on the hunt for a recipe on my list of recipes to attempt – and came across Pepper Pot Pork from Boma! So far, all the things…

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