I’m taking some liberty with today’s “Life Imitates the Art of Disney” installment. As the Walt Disney Company is Studio Ghibli’s distributor in the USA, I think I’m allowed. Let’s just call today’s post “Life Imitates the Art of Disney Ghibli.”
Today we’re visiting the YouTube channel of kawaiisweetworld, who teaches us how to make Totoro Pop Tarts! This is both easy and adorable. Watch her tutorial below:
One of the dishes on our Thanksgiving table today is the Cobblestone Cheddar Bread from the former Yacht Club Galley restaurant at Walt Disney World. This restaurant was once in the space that now houses the Captain’s Grille at — you guessed it — the Yacht Club resort. The Yacht Club Galley’s cobblestone bread was beloved, and still remains a favorite recipe in the book Cooking with Mickey and the Disney Chefs.
My first thought when I saw the below cookies was, “I think I’ve found my next baking project.”
My second thought was, “I want to see more like this!”
So, thanks to the uncredited photo I saw on Tumblr (right), I’ll be starting a new series on this blog, which I’m awkwardly referring to as “Life Imitates the Art of Disney.” Posts with that tag will be about people who bring the world of Disney into their real-life creative endeavors.
Left: cookies screencaped from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951). Right: eerily similar real-life cookies. Color me impressed!
On the left is a screencap from Alice in Wonderland (1951). On the right are some real-life cookies I saw on Tumblr while searching for goodies to hand out as wedding favors. The attention to detail in recreating the shot is pretty fantastic. If anybody knows the origin of this photo, I’d love to give credit to the photographer/baker responsible.
UPDATE: Many thanks to reader C.A. Stavridis, who appears to have found the original source of these cookies! Check out the recipe and method of execution for each of the cookies over at Diamonds for Dessert.
The Jalapeño Margarita at Epcot’s La Cava del Tequila
I recently watched a Disney Parks video featuring Hilda Castillo, tequila ambassador for the San Angel Inn, making La Cava del Tequila’s crowd-pleasing jalapeño margarita. This fan favorite has been on the menu since the lounge’s inception, and I think it’s the best of their mixed-drink offerings. In these waning days of winter, I find myself drawn more to tropical drinks as I anticipate the warmth of summer. Because it’s damn cold in Montana in the winter. As such, I find that I’d much rather celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a margarita than with a Guinness. With a little instruction from Hilda and some careful attention paid to the proportions being used in the video, I was able to pinpoint the exact recipe used in the lounge. Submitted for your approval below, here’s our attempt at turning your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a spicy fiesta.
There are a few recipes that have made their way into our normal rotation. We often make the roasted garlic that comes to every table at Downtown Disney’s Portobello. Nearly every weekend that we’re at home contains at least one mixed drink that we learned how to make thanks to the bartenders at Jellyrolls. But the easiest recipe of all is a retired recipe that can be found in the book Cooking with Mickey and the Disney Chefs.