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Hey! Were Jessy and Steffy, and we are the hosts of Splats! For Kids the online cooking show for kids. We are going to teach you everything you need to know about cooking, from measuring to kitchen safety. There will be at least one new and fun video every week! We hope you have a lot fun learning how to cook with Splats!

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Pumpkin Pie

Learn to make a delicious homemade pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups canned pumpkin, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, optional
1 piece pre-made pie dough
Whipped cream, for topping
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place 1 piece of pre-made pie dough down into a (9-inch) pie pan and press down along the bottom and all sides. Pinch and crimp the edges together to make a pretty pattern. Put the pie shell back into the freezer for 1 hour to firm up. Fit a piece of aluminum foil to cover the inside of the shell completely. Fill the shell up to the edges with pie weights or dried beans (about 2 pounds) and place it in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, remove the foil and pie weights and bake for another 10 minutes or until the crust is dried out and beginning to color.

For the filling, in a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined. Add the sugar and salt, and beat until combined. Add the eggs mixed with the yolks, half-and-half, and melted butter, and beat until combined. Finally, add the vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger, if using, and beat until incorporated.

Pour the filling into the warm prepared pie crust and bake for 50 minutes, or until the center is set. Place the pie on a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Cut into slices and enjoy

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Irish Stew

Olive Oil
4 Strips of Bacon
3 pounds stew beef, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 onion, diced
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup flour
4 ounces unsalted butter
3 cups chicken, beef, or veal stock or broth
1 tablespoon Plochmans (or dijon) Stone Ground mustard
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

3 Tbsp. shortening
1-1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk

In a large, heavy bottomed pot, heat oil. Add the stew beef and saute until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove beef to a plate. Add the onion and saute until soft. Add the garlic and saute for 2 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the butter and melt. Add the flour to make a roux. Lower the heat and cook the roux until it is brown, about 15 minutes. Whisk in the stock and raise the heat to medium high. Add in the cooked beef. Add the mustard. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Cook over low heat for about 30 minutes, or until liquid is slightly reduced and thick.

In a separate saute pan, saute the mushrooms, potatoes, and carrots. Add the mushrooms to the stew and simmer another 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

For the dumplings, cut shortening into the flour, baking powder and salt with pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in Milk. Drop dough by spoonful into the stew. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Cover and cook for 10 minutes longer.

Serve and Enjoy!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Splats! is spreading all over the internet! (sort of)

All of our videos are now on YouTube and Google Video. And no you don't have to go looking for them either were gonna keep the videos right here but so we can share the goodness of Splats! For Kids we thought it would be a good idea to have our videos everywhere.

PS. Some of the videos are missing from YouTube because they are too long (sorry)

Update: Our videos are now also on Revver. They will be hosting all of our videos now. :)