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Dr. Seuss-inspired recipes

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Add a little Seuss to your recipes

Whether you are a fan of the people of Whoville, that deceivingly sweet Grinch, Horton or The Cat in the Hat, we can all agree that we love Dr. Seuss. Bring your favorite stories to your dining room table with these fun recipes.
Truffula tree cupcakes

March 2 marks what would be the 108th birthday of Dr. Seuss. Give him the celebration he deserves by reading your favorite books, watching the recent movie adaptations and by making a few Dr. Seuss-approved treats.

The Lorax is the latest Dr. Seuss classic to hit the big screen which is a perfect time for some Lorax-inspired treats. These truffula trees by Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie are easy and as cute as can be. Add a little fun to your next party by incorporating the whimsical nature of Dr. Seuss.

Truffula tree cupcake recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • 1 package pretzel sticks
  • 2 packages cotton candy

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Dr. Suess party

Dr. Seuss was all about being fun and creative. Having Dr. Seuss-inspired treats is as simple as adding a little color. Another spin on cupcakes is to use gummy fish in red and blue, as seen in this Dr. Seuss party on Pizzazzerie.

Green eggs and ham recipe

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Putting a Seuss-approved meal on the table starts with this signature dish. You can eat them at night or whenever the time feels right. If you eat them with Emeril, he'll say BAM, you'll love to eat green eggs and ham.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • 12 drops green food coloring
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of honey ham

Directions:

  1. Crack your eggs into a bowl, add food coloring, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Pour eggs into a heated skillet and scramble.
  2. Heat another skillet and sear ham on both sides.
  3. Serve immediately.

*For a more natural green option, make a pesto from basil, spinach, kale or any deep green herb or veggie and mix that into the eggs instead.

More on Dr. Seuss

Top 10 Dr. Seuss books
See Zac Efron and Taylor Swift in The Lorax preview
IHOP teaming with The Lorax to plant trees

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