Episode 8: Ice Cream Cake Roll (Mint Chocolate Chip!)

This episode is an example of a recipe that didn’t go exactly as planned, but still turned out delicious. Amelia shows us how to make her favorite mint chocolate chip, ice cream cake roll. It’s probably not going to make the cake display at Baskin Robbins, but it sure passed the family taste test. Delicious!

Ice Cream Cake Roll - Mint Chocolate Chip

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 milk
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/2 gallon mint chocolate chip ice cream (get the square container)

Directions for the Salmon

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, salt, cocoa and baking powder.
  3. Add eggs, milk and mint extract — combine to form a batter.
  4. Spread batter into a jelly roll plan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Bake cake for 15 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Flip hot cake onto a kitchen towel and roll the cake up into the towel (see video). Let the cake cool completely – about 3 hours.
  7. Carefully unroll the cake and remove the parchment paper. Place the cake on plastic wrap.
  8. Cut softened ice cream into 1/2 inch slices and place on cake. Once melted enough to spread, spread the ice cream over the cake (see video).
  9. Immediately wrap the cake in the plastic wrap, and place in freezer until completely frozen (about 3 hours).
  10. Unroll cake from plastic, slice and enjoy!

**REMEMBER TO ALWAYS ASK AN ADULT FOR SUPERVISION OR HELP WITH A HOT STOVE, OVEN OR SHARP KITCHEN UTENSILS!

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Episode 7: Oven Baked Salmon — Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli & Green Beans on the Side

In this episode, Amelia shows us how to make her FAVORITE family dish. Oven Baked Salmon! She adds one of her expert sides — mashed potatoes — and then some roasted veggies (because Mom!). She also shares some tips for getting the skin off the fish, and her opinion on what type of salmon is most tasty from a 9-year-old perspective.


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Oven-Baked Salmon -- Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Green Beans with Broccoli on the side

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh salmon (we like Scottish salmon)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter melted (for salmon)
  • sliced lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons of butter (for mashed potatoes)
  • fresh green beans
  • fresh broccoli (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions for the Salmon

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut salmon into about 5-oz pieces.
  3. Brush liberally with melted butter.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Top with lemon slices.
  6. Bake on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Don’t grease the foil, it will cause the skin to stick, making the salmon easy to remove from the skin.
  7. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until just flaky.
  8. Squeeze lemon on baked fish and serve hot.

Directions for the Mashed Potatoes

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into smallish pieces.
  2. Cook in boiling water until tender (about 9 minutes after the potatoes reach a boil).
  3. Drain potatoes when tender. Add milk and butter, then mash in a mixer or with a hand masher.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

Directions for Roasted Veggies

  1. Spread broccoli and green beans on a sheet pan.
  2. Toss with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Roast for about 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven — stirring once half way through.

Plate Your Dish!

  1. Place the mashed potatoes on the plate, flatten it out a bit.
  2. Put the salmon on top of the potatoes and top with a slice of lemon.
  3. Scoop some roasted veggies around your masterpiece.
  4. Enjoy!!

**REMEMBER TO ALWAYS ASK AN ADULT FOR SUPERVISION OR HELP WITH A HOT STOVE, OVEN OR SHARP KITCHEN UTENSILS!

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Episode 6: Secret Ingredient Challenge (Fried Pickles)

In case it’s not obvious, Amelia is serious about training to be a chef. She also loves the “challenge” episodes on her favorite cooking shows, where the chef has to make a tasty dish out of a surprise ingredient. In this episode, Amelia takes on her first challenge. Watch the episode to see how it turns out!


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Fried Pickles

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Dill Pickles – sliced thin or hamburger slices
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup panko (or similar) breadcrumbs
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Canola Oil for Frying
  • 3 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise
  • 2 Teaspoons of Ketchup
  • 1/4 Teaspoons of Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Hot Sauce to Taste

  • Directions for Fried Pickles

    1. Heat canola oil in a skillet until it sizzles when bread crumbs are added (see video).
    2. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to flour.
    3. Dip pickles in flour, then whisked eggs, then in the panko crumbs.
    4. Fry pickles in hot oil — flipping once until golden brown on both sides.
    5. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to cool

    Directions for Dipping Sauce

    1. Combine Mayo, Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic Powder and Hot Sauce in a small bowl.
    2. Stir until combined.

    **REMEMBER TO ALWAYS ASK AN ADULT FOR SUPERVISION OR HELP WITH A HOT STOVE, OVEN OR SHARP KITCHEN UTENSILS!

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    Episode 5: Dutch Babies (aka German Pancakes)

    This meal with Amelia is an amazingly tasty (and amazingly easy) breakfast. Dutch Babies! (Also known as German Pancakes.) You just need a few basic ingredients that are already in your fridge and pantry. In this episode, Amelia shows us how to quickly whip up a breakfast that even her little brother enjoyed!


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    Dutch Babies (German Pancakes)

    • Servings: 4
    • Difficulty: easy
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    Ingredients

  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons of butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • Powdered Sugar (for topping)
  • Fresh Fruit (for topping)
  • Warm Maple Syrup (for topping)

  • Directions for Dutch Babies

    1. Combine eggs, milk, flour, salt and 1/2 of the butter (melted) in a bowl or blender.
    2. Blend the mix until it forms a smooth batter with no lumps.
    3. Melt the other two tablespoons of butter in a hot, oven safe skillet.
    4. Pour batter into the hot, buttered skillet, and immediately transfer the pan to a 450 degree oven.
    5. Bake for about 17 minutes, until puffy and golden brown.
    6. Sprinkle with toppings like powered sugar, your favorite fruit and warm maple syrup.
    7. Enjoy!

    **REMEMBER TO ALWAYS ASK AN ADULT FOR SUPERVISION OR HELP WITH A HOT STOVE, OVEN OR SHARP KITCHEN UTENSILS!

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