Mix It Up: In the Kitchen with Piguin

A Piguin is part pig, part penguin and all smiles. Humorous and intelligent, Piguins were first discovered in the Southern Polar Ice region and combine the intelligence of pigs with the dapper charm of penguins. Who could forget Piguin’s kindness when he helped prepare the other Genetipetz for their first snow fall? Piguins adore sweets, including cotton candy, jellybeans and funnel cakes! Throw in some sardines, and you have a Piguin’s perfect feast. We’re not just mixing up animals; we’re mixing up ingredients, too, in these four delicious Piguin-inspired recipes!
 
Recipe: Cotton Candy Popcorn
You don’t have to wait until the circus or the fair to get your fill of cotton candy. While it is a treat that should be reserved for special occasions, enjoy this easy recipe for a super sweet snack you’ll love.
 
Preheat your oven to 350 and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pop two bags of microwave popcorn and dump them on the sheet. In a large saucepan, melt ¼ cup of butter, and add one large bag of mini marshmallows until they are all melted. Remove the pan from heat and stir in two packages of Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting Creations. Pour the mixture over the popcorn and bake for 15 minutes.
 
Recipe: Jelly Bean Cookies
Ditch the chocolate chips and put jelly beans in your cookies instead! Just whip up your favorite cookie recipe (whether it’s chocolate chip or sugar cookies) and add jelly beans for a soft, gooey surprise in the middle that everyone will love!
 
Recipe: Pumpkin Funnel Cake
Fall is in full swing, and you know what that means—pumpkin flavored everything! This recipe combines flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice for a deep fried sensation you won’t be able to get enough of!
 
Recipe: Sardine Spaghetti
Sardines have a strong smell and an even more powerful taste, but they are a great source of nutrients and support cardiovascular health. You can make them the star of your dish, or you can use their salty flavor to enhance a family favorite—like spaghetti.
 
Combine half of a chopped onion, one can of sardines, one fresh chopped tomato, two teaspoons of crushed red pepper flakes and 1/3 cup of Italian breadcrumbs for a delicious spaghetti sauce. Serve over noodles tossed in olive oil and wah-la!—dinner in minutes.