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An Ice Cream Extravaganza

5 Jul
I have just returned from a glorious 10 day jaunt around the East Coast, followed by an adventurous week in California {most of which was in Disneyland! We were lucky enough to camp out and be there for the grand reopening of Disney California Adventure, which includes Cars Land and Buena Vista Street.}. There was so much food goodness on both of these trips that you are in for a real treat. Expect a wide array of posts in the next few weeks.
First up, a look at some of the ice cream offerings in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
The theme of this trip seemed to be “let’s eat our weight in ice cream each day”. I’m going to be broad with my definition of ice cream. I am including all frozen, sweet treats.

Frozen Apple Juice from Fantasyland

Mickey Bars and Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches while waiting for the parade

Twisted Cheshire Concoctions via Mad T Party – Cotton Candy mixed with Mandarin Orange, Granny Smith Apple mixed with Desert Pear and Cotton Candy mixed with Desert Pear

Hand Scooped Ice Cream and Bars from Clarabelle’s – Vanilla and Strawberry Ice Cream in a Waffle Cone, Chocolate Bar dipped in Milk Chocolate and Sprinkles, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Smoothies from Schmoozies – Mango Smoothie and Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Guaradelli’s Ice Cream and Sundaes – Vanilla Ice Cream with Warm Peanut Butter on a Cone, Chocolate Ice Cream with Warm Peanut Butter in a Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cone, Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with Milk Chocolate Hot Fudge and a S’more Sundae

Jamba Juice Smoothies – Mango-A-Go-Go’s

Next time you are in the parks, check out some of these cool offerings.
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“To all those who come to this happy place; welcome”

2 May

I am not a professional chef. I have not been to culinary school. I have, however, a passion for great food. I have a mother and a grandmother who taught me that making things from scratch is always the better option. I learned that cooking can lower your anxiety levels, bring people together and indulge all of the senses.

I realized just how much I love to cook when I found myself in the kitchen trying new recipes on days when I had no business being there: after a long day at work, when I was stressed about a test or when I should be cleaning my house. I cook when I’m tired, energized, sad or happy. It is my therapy.

My love for all things Disney goes back as far as I can remember. As an adult, I have an even greater appreciation for the quality and magic that emerges from the park. My husband and I are Annual Passholders and often frequent the park, even though we are a few states away. I think the food of Disneyland can be just as memorable as the attractions and atmosphere; my goal is to merge these two passions and help you bring the magic home and be better prepared when planning your own trips to the parks.

Features will include:

  • Original recipes
  • Disney park recipe reviews
  • Different interpretations of Disney park foods
  • Healthy makeovers to your favorite Disney dishes
  • Disneyland Resort restaurant reviews and recommendations
“To all those who come to this happy place; welcome”. – Walt Disney
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