New Mommy Bliss: Celebrating Valentine's Day with Sesame Street Inspired Recipes!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Celebrating Valentine's Day with Sesame Street Inspired Recipes!

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with HBO and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own. #SesameStreetOnHBO #HBOLatino

I don't know about you, but I find Valentine's Day a lot more amazing now that I have a toddler! The crafts, the recipes, the hugs, the laughter... It all fills me with joy! However, my kid will be filled with Joy from watching her favorite Sesame Street Characters on HBO this Valentine's Day weekend. Here are two fun and healthy Sesame Street inspired recipes and a Giveaway!

Valentine's Day isn't just about showing love and affection to your partner, it's about showing it to everyone you adore and admire in your life. This is the third year in which I'll be celebrating Valentine's day with my baby girl. She enjoys helping me create Valentine's related crafts, draw, paint, cook, and more!

Gabby is a curious soul. She loves to learn and gets really excited about doing so. As my child grows, her bilingual voice is getting stronger. She differentiates some words, but has so many more to go. Me Encanta that Sesame Street On HBO will be showing a brand new episode that's all about showing love to our family and friends on this Valentine's Day Weekend. Check out this wonderful Behind-the-Scenes (BTS) clip of Sesame Street character Rosita teaching (Gabby's Favorite) Abby Cadabby words of affection en EspaƱol in anticipation of Valentine’s Day.

To Catch the entire episode with your little Valentine, you must tune in to HBO on Saturday Morning, February 13th at 9:00 am ET/8:00 am CT.

Now for the Fun and Easy Sesame Street inspired recipes. We made Sesame Street Noodle Surprise for Dinner and Abby Cadabby's Magical Roll up for Dessert!

Sesame Street Noodle Surprise 

1 box of preferred pasta
Natural food coloring
Snack baggies

1) Cook Pasta as Per box instructions.

2 Prepare your snack baggies with 2 - 3 tablespoons of water and 10 - 20 drops of food coloring depending on How vivid you want them.

3) When pasta is done (al dente), Strain out the water and immediately run out through Cold water to halt the cooking process.

4) Separate equal amounts of pasta into baggies, seal, and massage the color into the noodles. Let sit for 1 minute.

5) Strain pasta 1 at a time and run through cold water to remove any excess coloring. Place back into cooking pot. Repeat with all colors.

6) Serve as is or make it a monster of a meal!

Abby Cadabby's Magical Roll up

What You'll Need:
* 3 Cups of your favorite Fresh fruits (Chopped, hulled)
*1-2 table spoons of Fresh Lemon Juice
* Parchment Paper
* Sugar (optional)

1) Preheat your oven to 180 degrees F. Combine the fruit (and sugar if used) in a blender. Add the lemon juice to taste (use 2 tablespoons for apples or bananas) and puree until smooth. 
*If using fruits that have tiny seeds like strawberries, you can use a mesh strainer to separate and make even smoother.

2) Transfer the pureed fruit to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Gradually reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid evaporates and the mixture is very thick.

3) Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat or nonstick foil. Use spatula to spread the fruit on the mat or foil into a thin layer. (Not too thin or it'll crisp) Bake until barely tacky, 2.5 hours to 3.5 Hours. 

4) Once done you can take it out and Let the fruit "roll-up" cool completely. Peel off of the mat. If the roll up is still moist on the underside, put it back in the oven for about 20 more minutes. Lay the leather smooth-side down on a sheet of wax/parchment paper and use kitchen shears to cut it into strips on the paper. Roll up the strips and store in snack baggies bags for up to 1 week! 

We had so much fun making these recipes and eating it too. Now it's Giveaway Time! Enter Below...

You Mustn't forget to tune in to HBO to watch your favorite Sesame Street characters on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am ET/8:00 am CT. I'd Love to hear from YOU now. 

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family?


  1. We are having our little Valentine's Day photo shoot then we are making dinner and my son helping me make chocolate cover fruit and heart shaped cookies

  2. I guess I missed the show today on HBO. Me and the girls, both of my daughters, are heading to Red Lobster for dinner tonight for our Valentines Day celebration since my oldest heads back to school in the morning. :)

  3. Valentine's day is spent making a special breakfast together with all our favorites

  4. Special handmade valentines and sweet treats!

  5. We don't really celebrate--but we're all happy to eat some heart-shaped chocolate :)

  6. Love your cute recipes! We snuggled up with a cold house and frozen pipes but it was fun!!

  7. We had dinner together and then we played board games as a family. The kids also got boxes of candy.

  8. We celebrate by being together. As much as We can!

  9. I bought my girls a little gift that they really wanted and we made ice cream treats.