Pop Chef Recipes: Stuffed POP CHEF Peppers

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Stuffed POP CHEF Peppers

What you will need:
POP CHEF sun, flower, and large circle cutters
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
1 cup water
6 green bell peppers
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350º F.

Place the rice and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook 20 minutes. Cook the beef in a skillet over medium heat until evenly browned.

Remove and discard the tops, seeds, and membranes of the bell peppers. Cut out desired shape with the POP CHEF. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward. (Slice the bottoms of the peppers if necessary so that they will stand upright.)

In a bowl, mix the browned beef, cooked rice, 1 can tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into each hollowed pepper. Mix the remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning in a bowl and pour over the stuffed peppers.

Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, basting with sauce every 15 minutes, until the peppers are tender.

Pop Chef Recipes: POP CHEF Layered Shape Fruit Plate

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POP CHEF Layered Shape Fruit Plate

What you will need:
POP CHEF heart, flower, small circle, and star cutters
5 kiwi
Red grapes
1 seedless watermelon
1 pineapple
1 cantaloupe

Directions:
Slice watermelon about ½“ thick, then use the POP CHEF to cut flower shapes.

Repeat with cantaloupe for circle shape.

Repeat with kiwi for star shape.

Repeat with pineapple for flower shape (also slice to ½” thick).

Use the POP CHEF to cut out the tricolor heart shapes from watermelon rind.

Place watermelon flower on plate. Put the kiwi star on top of flower; top with a red grape.

Place pineapple flower on plate and put the cantaloupe circles on top.

Pop Chef Recipes: Fruit Lollipops

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Fruit Lollipops

What you will need:
Watermelon
Cantaloupe
Bamboo skewer
POP CHEF flower, sun and circle cutters

Directions:
Choose two fruits you would like to make the lollipops out of. The more contrasting the color, the bigger impression you will make!

Choose a large cutter, such as: the flower or the sun.

Choose a smaller cutter, one which fits inside of the larger, such as: the circle, star or heart.

Cut both fruit into ¾” thick slices.

Take the larger cutter and cut through your first fruit.

Take the smaller cutter and cut through the center of the fruit you just cut with the larger cutter.

Now take the smaller cutter again and cut through your second fruit.

Take this smaller shaped fruit and place it inside of your first fruit center cut out.

Take a bamboo skewer and push it all the way through both assembled fruit shapes to hold them in place.

Repeat all the above steps for as many lollipops you would like to make.

Display and enjoy all the compliments your friends and family will make about your imagination and creativity.

Pop Chef Recipes: POP CHEF Garden Bouquet

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POP CHEF Garden Bouquet

What you will need:
Watermelon
Cantaloupe
Red seedless grapes
Green seedless grapes
Honeydew melon
Blueberries
Strawberries
POP CHEF sun, small circle and butterfly cutters
Floral foam
Decorative box
Skewers
Toothpicks
Ribbon

Directions:
Slice watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe into 1” slices. Cut out with POP CHEF diamond, sun, clover, moon, small circle, and butterfly cutters. Place foam on the bottom of decorative box.

Put shapes, whole strawberries and grapes on skewers. Place taller skewers in decorative box towards the back.

Place fruit shapes on toothpicks and position in front. Add bow.

TIP: You can use crumpled paper in place of floral foam

Pop Chef Recipes: Ham and Cheese Treasure Chest

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Ham and Cheese Treasure Chest

What you will need:
Thick sliced ham (about 1/4“)
Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese (about 1/4“)
POP CHEF sun and large circle cutters
Skewers
Decorative box
Floral foam
Toothpicks

Directions:
Place floral foam at the bottom of decorative box.

Cut out the ham and cheese with the various POP CHEF cutters.

Place on skewers and layer. Tallest in back, shortest in front.

TIP: You can use crumpled paper in place of floral foam.

Pop Chef Recipes: Buttercream Fondant POP CHEF Cupcake and Cupcake Decorations

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Buttercream Fondant POP CHEF Cupcake and Cupcake Decorations

What you will need:
POP CHEF butterfly and flower cutters
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
2 pounds confectioners’ sugar

Directions:
In a large bowl, stir the shortening and corn syrup together. Mix in the salt and vanilla flavoring, then gradually mix in the confectioners’ sugar until it is a stiff dough. If you are using a stand mixer, use the dough hook attachment; otherwise, knead by hand. If the dough is sticky, knead in more confectioners’ sugar until it is smooth. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Roll out dough on a clean surface that has been dusted with confectioners’ sugar until dough is 1/8″ inch thick (or thinner if you can). Drape over frosted and chilled cakes and smooth the sides down, or cut into strips to make bows and other decorations.

Use the POP CHEF fondant to wrap any cake.

Cut out fondant shapes using any of the POP CHEF cutters.

Pop Chef Recipes: Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

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Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

What you will need:
POP CHEF circular cutter
1 pound of ham sliced thick
1/2 pound of American cheese
1 loaf of white bread
1 head of Iceberg lettuce
6 cherry tomatoes
6 party toothpicks

Directions:
Take 18 pieces of bread and cut them with POP CHEF circular cutter.

Cut 1 pound of ham and ½ pound of American cheese with the POP CHEF circular cutter.

Place 6 bottom pieces of the bread onto a plate. Place one piece of ham on each piece of bread, followed by a piece of Iceberg lettuce. Place another piece of bread on top of lettuce, followed by a piece of American cheese and another piece of ham. Close the sandwich with another piece of bread.

Place a cherry tomato on top of each POP CHEF sandwich. Spear cherry tomatoes with party tooth picks, connecting tomatoes and sandwiches together.

Plate and serve.

Party with the Pop Chef

pop-chef-reviews-blog-with-momThe Pop Chef was recently reviewed by Bobbie Ann from Blog With Mom and she shares her experiences using the Pop Chef for a party.

Bobbie Ann creates her own fruit arrangement centerpiece for a party and observed her guests’ reactions. “I was so proud of my fruit centerpiece and was surprised to see that the individual pieces were eaten before any of the skewers were touched” she notes. “Maybe my ‘fruit masterpiece; was so pretty that everyone was afraid to ‘mess with it.’”

“I will definitely use the Pop Chef again” Bobbie Ann declares.

Read the full Pop Chef review at Blog With Mom

Pop Chef Recipes: Seaside POP CHEF Cookies

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Seaside POP CHEF Cookies

What you will need:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Yellow fondant
POP CHEF flower and sun cutters
Skewers
Greenery
Floral foam
Decorative items

Directions:
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

Preheat oven to 400º F (200º C). Roll out dough on floured surface ¼” to ½” thick. Cut into shapes with POP CHEF flower cutter. Place cookies 1″ apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Roll fondant with a rolling pin then cut out with POP CHEF sun cutter. Place on sugar cookies.

Place floral foam in the bottom of the decorative item. Place cookies on skewer and arrange in decorative item. Add greenery to bottom.

TIP: You can use crumpled paper in place of floral foam.

Creating Fun, Exciting Shapes with the Pop Chef

pop-chef-reviews-our-kids-mom“I got a chance to review the Pop Chef and from the moment it came out of the box, my youngest has been obsessed with it” says Missy from Our Kids Mom in her Pop Chef review. “She wants me to make shapes out of everything! There have been a few times that it just wasn’t possible (‘No, honey, you can’t have butterfly shaped spaghetti. Nice try, silly!’)”

After explaining to her daughter how the Pop Chef works, Missy tell her readers that “the very first thing we tried was apples. Mikenah was very pleased with the results.” Missy goes to share how she used the Pop Chef for cheese, watermelon and honeydew melons.

“Some great uses for the Pop Chef could be mini sandwiches, ham and cheese bites, fondant decorations for cupcakes, fruit kabobs and even cookie dough shapes” she says as she closes her Pop Chef review. “The possibilities are endless!” Just avoid the spaghetti!

Read Missy’s full Pop Chef review