Showing Love And Gratitude: Things To Do At Home

This week, Pirouline founders Peter and Mireille DeBeukelaer made masks by hand for all their employees after they were unable to find enough for everyone. April Prince, the Pirouline HR Manager who passed out these masks to the Pirouline team, said that each employee walked away with a smile on their face knowing they were made with love. This story is a great reminder of the importance of supporting those close to us right now — whether it’s online or within your immediate family.

If you’re looking for some new ideas to keep you connected, here are a few things you can do from home.

Baking a cake is a sure way to get someone to smile, especially when it’s our Chocolate Layer Cake with Buttercream and Piroulines. Our delicious recipe will only take you a few hours from start to finish and leaves plenty of room for some creative decorating. 

Are you tired of playing and replaying all your family board games? Have no fear, just open the kitchen drawer. “It’s always autumn” shares the rules to the classic game of Spoons. It’s super easy to learn, fast-paced, and works for groups of all sizes. Just know that this game will have everyone laughing.

Teaching gratitude is important, especially during times like these. That’s why we love the Gratitude Game from “Teach Beside Me.” Did you ever play the game Pick-Up Sticks as a kid? Well, this is a homemade version with a twist. Each time you pick up a stick, you have to name something you are grateful for. It’s a great way to get the kids thinking.

Miss the clouds outside? Try making some Cloud Dough. It’s inexpensive to make and can be colored any way you want. All you need to create this recipe from “Woo Jr” is conditioner,

Cornstarch, a bowl, food coloring, and a popsicle stick.

Craving a savory snack? Our Caramel Crunch Mini Cheesecakes will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. Using Piroulines as the crust, the mini cheesecakes only call for nine simple steps.

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Keeping Busy During Quarantine: Recipe and Craft Ideas From Home

Did you know that home-keeping and self-care activities like cooking and cleaning can help stop cycles of anxiety and depression? These simple tasks can change how the human brain self-regulates. Here are a few ideas to keep you and your kids happy and healthy.

It’s hard to be sad when you’re eating a cookie, so go ahead, have a few. In fact, why not add some cake to those cookies? If this sounds like your kind of quarantine snack, you’ll just love our Pirouline Chocolate Cake Pops. Our recipe includes five ingredients and just nine simple steps. Click here to learn more.

Are you looking for a new way to keep your kids actively engaged in their school work? We love this giant word search from Busy Toddler. You can personalize their board to include words used in their curriculum. It’s also a way to get them up and moving during an activity that would typically be done sitting down. Click here for instructions.

We’ve all been stuck inside more than usual, but that’s no excuse not to look at the clouds. In fact, there’s a fun and easy way for you and your kids to make your own. These “clouds in a jar” from Gift of CURIOSITY are the perfect activity for you and your little scientists. Click here for two different “cloud in a jar” methods.

Once you’ve made your own clouds, treat yourself to a little rainbow. These easy rainbow popsicles from one little project are so fun and really simple to make. You can even switch out the stick for a Pirouline. To get the recipe, click here.

Light up your backyard with some creativity! Do you have extra Pirouline tins lying around the house? Go green and turn them into these sparkling Pirouline Can Lanterns. Just paint and decorate for some truly unique accent lighting. Click here for instructions.

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Ideas To Keep The Kids Busy: Get Out And Get Crafty

Another week stuck inside with the kids? Now more than ever, it’s important to make the best of what we have at home. But that doesn’t mean doing the same thing day after day. instead, it’s time to get inspired! Here are a few ideas to keep you moving and motivated.

Try mixing two tasty treats together. We guarantee these Cookie Butter Rice Krispie Treats will be a homemade hit. It’s as easy as pressing the Rice Krispie mixture into a pan, covering that with chocolate, and then layering Pirouline wafers on top. With just six ingredients, it will take you less than an hour. Click here for the recipe.

Burn off some energy with this homemade Skeeball Game from Toddler Approved.

This easy activity only requires a few things and can keep kids moving for hours. You can also sneak in a little learning about colors and numbers.

Butter Slime, anyone? No, it’s not really made of butter but instead gets its name from the cool buttery-like texture. It’s also not as stretchy as you would expect, but more moldable and fluffy. We love this recipe from “The Best Ideas For KIDS.” This slime is really easy to make and leaves very little mess on your hands since you don’t have to use any food coloring. 

Tic-tac-toe is a great game for kids of all ages. Not only is it fun, but it also teaches kids valuable skills like problem-solving and strategy. Check out this homemade tic-tac-toe project from “Run Wild My Child.” Start with a nature walk to collect rocks for your game pieces, round up your gameboard, and some paint. All you need are a few supplies to make something that will keep your kids entertained for hours.

Teach your kids the value of saving without spending much money in the process. Gather your old Pirouline tins, some felt, and glue. With just 11 steps, it should only take you about 45 minutes to complete. Get the instructions here.

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Relieve Stress and Get Outside With These Kid-Friendly Crafts and Recipes

Looking for ways to de-stress after spending weeks inside your home? According to a survey conducted by baking company Cake Angels, baking can help relieve this pressure. Here are some ideas to keep you and your kids busy while social distancing.

Ice Cream Cake anyone? Try this easy to bake version made with Brownies and Piroulines. All you’ll need is Brownie mix, Moose Tracks Ice Cream, and our famous wafers. It’s simple, quick and delicious. Click here for the recipe.

If dessert is not what you’re craving, try this kid-friendly soft pretzel recipe from “Kitchen Counter Chronicle.” Your kids can play with edible dough that can be shaped and baked. It’s a super fun way to keep them full and entertained. Click here for the recipe.

Perhaps you’re looking to get some fresh air? Did you know you can make Watercolor Paint out of markers? This neat trick from “hello, Wonderful” will give your old markers new life by repurposing them. It’s cheap, green and will only take you ten minutes to prepare.

You might have noticed chalk drawings and games appearing on neighborhood streets across the country. It’s just one way people are keeping busy while inspiring others to stay hopeful. We love this creative way to use chalk art from “This Tiny Blue House.” Show your strength and creativity!

After you’re done making your Pirouline Brownie Ice Cream Cakes, don’t just toss the empty tin in the trash. Use it to bring nature indoors. The kids will have a great afternoon designing their own recycled flower vase. It takes just four easy steps and only 30 minutes. Click here for instructions.

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Made In America To Ensure Freshness And The Future

Did you know Pirouline’s rolled wafers go from bakery ovens to store shelves in a matter of days? It’s all possible, thanks to Peter and Mireille DeBeukelaer’s American Dream.

In 1984, Pirouline founders Peter and Mireille poured their heart and soul into a bakery in Madison, Mississippi. They really wanted to plant their roots in a community. That’s why it was important to not only build a place to make their signature rolled wafers but also a place where they could create long-lasting relationships with people who embraced their vision.

The story goes, Peter and Mireille fell instantly in love with Madison, but we’d like to believe the small town also fell in love with Pirouline. Over the years, the DeBeukelaers have instilled a sense of family into their daily operations.

Many of their Mississippi bakery employees have worked with them for ten, fifteen or even twenty years. In October of 2019, one of Pirouline’s first employees, Ms. Jeanette Daniel, retired exactly 35 years to the day she was hired. Pirouline’s dedicated employees are an important part of the DeBeukelaer’s family and the key to making sure they’re able to bake the finest rolled wafers made right here in America.

It’s also the reason Pirouline is able to guarantee freshness; compare that to their competitors who make their rolled wafers in overseas factories and ship them to the States. The swirl is Pirouline’s signature, but the deliciousness is their difference.

This is what the American Dream looks like. It is simply the story of ordinary people coming together to build a better, richer, fuller life for themselves, and then inviting the next generation of dreamers to join them and share in that future.