Favorite Recipe Videos

If you love watching recipe videos, then here are some of my favorite recipes from Living Locurto! I have many more recipes on my Youtube Channel. I hope you’ll pop over and subscribe! Thanks ~ Amy

Favorite fun and easy recipe videos! Amazing desserts, appetizers and dinner recipes from the Living Locurto Youtube Channel.

6 Favorite Recipe Videos

Enjoy six of my all time favorite recipe videos! These are super easy recipes perfect for a party that everyone will love. Amazing desserts, appetizers and dinner recipes from the Living Locurto Youtube Channel.

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Shamrock Shake (VIDEO)

How to make a copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long!

Easy Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day

Since my husband is half Irish, we love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Oh and of course enjoying green treats like a Shamrock Shake and wearing lots of green. It’s the perfect time to celebrate by making rainbow themed desserts and enjoying delicious green food and drinks.

I had fun making a homemade, healthier, copycat version of McDonald’s famous Shamrock Shake. People really go crazy over that green goodness! This delicious dessert recipe is very easy to make, and tastes just like a McDonald’s shake!

My kids love the added rainbow candy and clouds on top! Now we just need some gold… the real kind would be fantastic:-)

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert recipe to enjoy all year long! Love the rainbow candy! #shamrockshake


Shamrock Shake Video

I’m getting the hang of making videos and having a ball! So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing how to make this Shamrock Shake recipe on my YouTube Channel.

Hopefully you will notice a change for the better in my video quality. At least now I have a reason to get my nails done. ha! Notice the green tips for this St. Patrick’s Shamrock Shake video. We’ll see how creative I can get in the future!

Please stop by to subscribe to my Youtube channel. If you can’t see the video below, you can watch How to Make a Shamrock Shake on YouTube.

How to make a copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick's Day by Amy Locurto.

This recipe would also be amazing with organic, pure Peppermint Essential Oil instead of the extract I used in the video.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I hope you enjoyed this McDonald’s Copycat Recipe for a Shamrock Shake! Thank you for watching, and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Shamrock Shake McDonald's Copycat Recipe

How to make a homemade copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day. A tasty green mint homemade dessert to enjoy all year long!

  • 1 1/2 cup Greek frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 5 drops green food coloring
  • Whipped Cream
  • Airheads Xtremes Sour Belt Candy
  1. Add frozen yogurt, milk and mint extract into a blender.
  2. Add about 5 drops of mint extract and blend to make your shamrock shake.
  3. Pour into a serving glass.
  4. Squeeze a cloud of whipped cream on each side of the top of your shake.
  5. Insert the Airheads candy into the whipped cream to create a rainbow.
  6. Serve with colorful straw and enjoy!

Originally published March 5, 2014

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10 Great Kid-Friendly YouTube Videos

I have a love-hate relationship with YouTube so when I find good, clean, kid-friendly YouTube videos I love sharing them with the family. Here are 10 kid-friendly YouTube videos to keep your kids safely entertained. You may love me for sharing these…but after the kids put them on repeat 100 times…you may hate me. #sorrynotsorry

10 Kid-Friendly YouTube videos parents will let kids watch

**Disclaimer: I am not being paid to share any of these videos. I am also not advocating for these YouTube channels as a whole. I personally feel that these individual videos listed below are kid-friendly. Referred videos shown at the end of the video and/or the entire channel can be watched at your own discretion.

Space Unicorn

Anything by these guys is pretty kid-friendly and super fun. I would recommend browsing through their YouTube channel to see what other fun things your family may enjoy.

The Gummy Bear Song

Addicting and so odd. I literally can’t get this song out of my head once it starts.

“SEAGULLS! (Stop it Now) Bad Lip Reading

Bad Lip Reading is not new to YouTube or new to the general population, but there are some that kids enjoy more than others. This one they will love (and probably have memorized by the end of the day!).

Hamster Doing A Loop De Loop

Animals doing silly things with a silly song. It’s a YouTube win-win in the kid department.

Raining Tacos

Another song that will get stuck in your head. You’re welcome.

Disney’s Moana “How Far I’ll Go” (In Real Life)

Working With Lemons is a family-owned YouTube Channel that does everything kid-friendly on YouTube. You’ll love their real-life renditions of Disney songs. Check out their very popular “Do you want to build a snowman?” video. Great stuff!

My Heart Will Go On (terrible recorder meme)

What’s a more perfect kid-friendly YouTube video than someone playing a terrible recorder version of My Heart Will Go On? I giggle every.single.time this is played.

Kid History – “Healthy Food” Episode 6

Kids say the most entertaining things and watching adults act it out adds a new layer of laughs. Kid History videos and this YouTube channel are completely kid-friendly.

Tonight Show – Musical Morning Announcements

My kids watched this bit from the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on repeat. Something about it made them giggle over and over again. We’ve watched this too many times to count.

 Tight Pants / Body Rolls by Leslie Hall

My husband and I are on different sides of the argument about whether or not this video is really entertainment. It’s appropriate for kids to watch and mine stop dead in their tracks anytime it’s on (not to mention that I can’t tear myself away from it), however the debate over whether it is entertaining or not is a strong one.  Let’s just say it is definitely entertaining in a “what on earth am I watching” sort of way and 14.7 million people must agree with me. Click the link below.



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The Avengers Set To The Full House Theme Song Is All You Need Today

Need something to warm your heart? It’s THIS! 

It’s SO good! You’re welcome.

Admit it. Deep in your heart, you are a Full House fan. I thought I hated it, and then Fuller House hit Netflix and my head said “just watch it and make fun of it” but my heart said “I miss you Full House”.  My worst confession? I’ve binge watched the whole thing. Also? I’ve literally laughed out loud. Like with the laugh track.  Just for old times sake. 

Full House pales in comparison for my love of the Avengers. All of those slow smiles and all of that love? The Full House theme song just made it better! I love you Thor. 

Who can you think for this Full House of Avengers? This guy . . . Zach Ace is responsible for this brilliance and we can’t thank him enough!  (We’re giving you a slow smile right now Zach!)

This Musical Mashup by Us The Duo is Everything

In 2014 and 2015, the husband/wife musical group Us The Duo hit us with a mashup of the top songs of the year. If you missed those, get your life together. You can watch the 2015 version here and check out the 2014 version here. Talk about a trip down memory lane!



Well, they did it again! The 2016 version includes songs “Cake by the Ocean” from DNCE, “Cheap Thrills” by Sia, “Work” by Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” They fit 17 songs into this three minute medley you won’t want to miss. I can’t get enough.

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My kids are the most excited for this one!

Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

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FINDING DORY swims in theatres everywhere on June 17th, 2016!

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5 Workouts You Can Do From Your Living Room

I’m here to help you be more successful with those fitness resolutions you made this year.

I myself am a victim of failed resolutions.  Years of giving up repressive diets, difficult workouts and lots of shin splints.  No more.

I finally figured out the key for me.  If I like what I’m doing, I’ll keep doing it.  That’s when I found hip-hop and zumba.  There is something about shamelessly shaking my booty, feeling empowered by Beyonce and sweating that I thoroughly enjoy.  I found the perfect instructors, times that worked for me, and finally, for the first time in my life I was successful in my fitness goals for the year.

But those instructors retired, my schedules shifted and I found I wasn’t sweating as much as I used to.  That is when I found The Fitness Marshall.  There is something incredibly endearing about this goofy, toned, upbeat and excited fitness instructor.  He doesn’t push, doesn’t talk calories and is really there just to have a good time like you are.  His music is spot-on and I find myself shaking my booty throughout the day because the music gets stuck in my head.  I have yet to find someone that hasn’t enjoyed working out with him-I’m telling you, it’s the best.

The best part?  The Fitness Marshall is on Youtube and is completely free, your workout can be as long or as short as you want, and you can do it where-ever (including the privacy of your bedroom or living room).  I am obsessed.

My favorite warm-up:

One of my favorite routines (you’ll notice his Grandma is one of his back-up dancers):

Another Beyonce + Gaga!!


And my favorite cool-down:

Oh Miley…you know how to cool me down.  I hope you guys love him as much as I do-and good luck with your fitness resolutions in this new year!

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Halloween Vampire Ice Cream Floats | Kid Fun Food Video

Halloween Vampire Ice Cream Floats! An easy Halloween recipe idea for kids! A perfect treat for a Halloween party.

It’s time for Halloween treats and we’re making Vampire Ice Cream Floats!

I’m so excited about today’s fun food idea because our daughters are showing you how to make this delicious kid friendly recipe on YouTube! If you have older kids, you know how obsessed they are about watching YouTube… it’s like we were with music videos on TV back in the day! Since my daughter has been BEGGING me to let her make more craft videos, I finally put her to work. ha!

Halloween Vampire Ice Cream Floats! An easy Halloween recipe idea for kids! A perfect treat for a Halloween party.

If you are a new reader to Living Locurto, you have to check out Siena’s kids craft videos here from when she was just 5 years old. They are super cute!

With the popularity of  Twilight and all kinds of other vampire shows, we just had to make these fun icky and oozy Vampire Ice Cream Floats for Halloween!

If you like the video below, please click over to YouTube and LIKE or leave a comment – we know the girls would be so excited to hear from you. You can subscribe to my channel here for more simple party ideas. Thanks!

We hope you enjoy this fun and easy Halloween Ice Cream treat!


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Brains Cake in a Jar – Halloween Recipe (Video)

An amazing Halloween party calls for spooky treats! This Brains Cake in a Jar Recipe will certainly be a scream on your Halloween party table.

An amazing Halloween party calls for spooky treats and if you’ve read Living Locurto before, you have probably seen these Brains in a Jar Cakes!!

This creepy Halloween cake in a jar treat was made many years ago on the blog here, and now I’m happy to have the full video tutorial for you over on my Youtube Channel.

I love Halloween and have been busy making videos of ALL NEW fun food ideas for your Halloween parties! I hope you’ll subscribe to my channel so you won’t miss out on my upcoming recipes. For now, enjoy this Brains Cake in a Jar video below. It’s so gross… but so fun!!


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