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Delicious + Decadent Valentine’s Day Recipes

Posted in Food
on January 23, 2017

I’m always looking for a reason to celebrate, so please don’t give me one! Valentine’s Day is coming next month and I’ve been thinking about how I can surprise Chris with something he may not be expecting. If I sat for the entire football game with him or gave my full attention while watching anime, he may just pass out. Haha! The truth is, sometimes we just want someone to be interested in the things we enjoy. In this digital world spouses have to compete with phones, laptops and tablets…it’s really not fair at all.

I enjoy doing things that make him smile and food is something that he loves, so I’m looking forward to whipping up something delicious. I also can’t forget my little loves! I always buy them some chocolates and a stuffed animal, just like my mom bought for me when I was growing up. I’m going to make a dessert to go with the meal I cook and here’s a few that stood out from the lot. Check them out and tell me what you think!

Lindsay at Life, Love and Sugar gives us exactly what we’ve been craving with these fluffy and decadent Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. If your babe loves strawberry and cream cheese, this recipe is a no brainer. The kids would love these too, you could even get them to help you out in the kitchen!

What about a yummy Valentine’s Day Breakfast? These delectable Cinnamon Rolls from Hannah at The Millennial Cook would go great with your scrambled eggs, grits and bacon. I know that I love to have something sweet on the side at breakfast or you could serve these alone with a tall glass of milk. Yum!

Does your hubby love donuts?  Serve up these scrumptious and easy Homemade Cronuts from A Beautiful Mess. Everyone in the house will love these and they’re super simple to make!

Is Valentine’s Day a big deal at your house? I know the longer people are married, the easier it is to take for each other for granted. Make sure to do something that will make your significant other feel loved this Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

Super Fun Sprinkle Marshmallow Pops!

Posted in Food
on December 26, 2016

 

It’s holiday time and everyone is looking for fun and festive treats to make! The children are going to be out of school and we’re all looking for fun and productive projects they can do. Look no further than these Sprinkle Marshmallow Pops! They’re super easy to whip up and are a mixture of airy and indulgent ingredients your tastebuds will love. These pops require very few ingredients but deliver in the taste and fun department.

The sprinkles add just the right amount of crunch and fun color that your kids or guest will eat up. We all know that New Year’s is right around the corner, so why not serve up these Sprinkle Marshmallow Pops with some pink champagne for you and your girls. White chocolate dipped marshmallows, smothered in sprinkles are too delicious and yummy not to try! Get the recipe below.

Makes: 12 pops | Time: 30 minutes

What You’ll Need:

12 Jumbo Marshmallows

2 Cups White Candy Melts (12 oz. Bag)

1 1/2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil

Sprinkles of Choice

12 Paper Straws

Instructions:

Place marshmallows on a flat surface and firmly twist in straw about 3/4 of the way.

Pour candy melts and vegetable oil into a microwave-safe cup. Microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted (about 90 seconds), mixing well each time. Allow to cool for about five minutes.

Dip half of the marshmallow into melted chocolate and twist to allow excess to drip off.

If you’d prefer to fill the gaps around the straw and create a hard shell around the marshmallow, submerge the marshmallow completely until the chocolate reaches the base of the straw. When allowing the excess to drip off, hold the pop horizontally so the weight of the chocolate doesn’t loosen the grip of the straw.

Note: If using this method for all pops, you’ll need an additional bag of candy melts.

Place on a parchment-lined surface to dry (straw side up) until tacky, but not completely dry. You’ll know it’s ready when it’s still wet, but no longer drips when you lift it off the parchment.

Firmly press bottom of marshmallows into a plate of sprinkles, being sure to roll sprinkles onto the bottom edges so some sprinkles are visible when marshmallows are flat.

Allow to dry completely before serving.

Tip:
If marshmallows have dried before dipping into sprinkles, microwave water in a bowl until boiling, pour off water and dry off bowl. Then twist the marshmallow pop around the hot bowl to slightly melt the bottom of the marshmallow pop.

Amazing Popsicle Recipes To Help You Beat The Summer Heat!

Posted in Food
on June 21, 2016

 

Image Credit: The First Year Blog

Summer is finally here and the kids are out of school and running around the house! I actually love for my kids to be home because they can play together. However, there’s been lots of bickering and ninja kicks amongst the laughter and joy. Giving them an activity helps them to focus and calm down for a bit. I’ve even started stretching and exercising with them, but they can’t seem to hold in their laughter any time I tell them to be serious, even just for a little while! The joy of being a kid, right?! Along with taking them to the pool and park, I’ve also started to let them both help me more in the kitchen. Both Chloe and Drew are very intrigued by how recipes are created and are amazed at the process. Popsicles are a fun and easy way to get your kids involved in a small project that reaps a yummy reward. I wanted to share these amazing popsicle recipes that I found on Pinterest. Each is full of fantastic flavor that you and your kids can enjoy on these hot and humid summer days!

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This delicious Berry Lemonade Popsicle recipe is from Beth at the The First Year Blog. These appetizing treats are made even more delectable with the addition of fresh strawberries and blueberries. Don’t they look refreshing? If you love lemonade, you’re sure to enjoy these!

Milk and Cereal Breakfast Popsicles from In Katrina’s Kitchen uses only 4 ingredients to create a frozen treat that your kids will love! Katrina uses Fruity Pebbles, but I imagine that any dry breakfast cereal will do. These would be great with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Pebbles or really any dry cereal. What a yummy way to get kids to eat yogurt!

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Shiran over at  Pretty. Simple. Sweet has a creamy and indulgent Banana Nutella Popsicles recipe that only uses 3 ingredients. Potassium filled bananas, luscious Nutella and plain yogurt create a sinfully sweet dessert pop!

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Kimberly at Just Add Sprinkles has blessed us all with her Cake Batter Popsicles recipe. Vanilla ice-cream and dry yellow cake mix combine to make these glorious popsicles. It’s alright to indulge every now and again!

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Speaking of indulging, these S’more’s Popsicles from the Crafted Sparrow will satisfy your summer sweet tooth! Authentic chocolate, chocolate almond spread, fluffy marshmallows, and graham crackers combine to turn your favorite camp side treat into a frozen tundra of deliciousness. I’ll take 2 please!

 

These popsicles recipes are all delicious, it just depends on what you’re in the mood for. So tell me, which one(s) do you have your eye on? I’m excited about summer and all the fun family activities to come.

 

 

super cute donut printables

Posted in Food, Home
on April 18, 2016

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Hi Everyone! I hope you are well! I’m glad it’s finally starting to warm up around my way. The weather here has been much cooler than usual for spring and it’s been putting a damper on my springtime mood. However, I would like  to share a little sunshine with you today! Who wants donuts? I know I do! Every time I eat a donut, I say a prayer of thankfulness to myself because they’re just like little bites of heaven. Today I wanted to gift my lovely readers with 2 Free Donut Printables for you to use any way you like! I just love a great art print and pictures of donuts make us all smile on the inside. These would look great framed in a wall collage, at your studio, or keeping you company at your desk. You’d be surprised how small changes like putting up fun and colorful pictures can really change the mood of a space.

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I hope you are enjoying this day and all the wonderful sunshine. Enjoy your Free Printables and Tweet me when you do put them up. I’d love to see how you style them!

Life Is Short, Eat More Donuts

Donut Love

strawberry doughnuts recipe

Posted in Food
on February 15, 2016

Doughnuts are really hard for me to pass up. Maybe it’s their bite-sized deliciousness that makes them so irresistible! These Strawberry Donuts are so easy to make that you’ll be adding it to your recipe repertoire immediately. Once my husband tried to make doughnuts from scratch with yeast and it was a disaster! He said they wouldn’t rise…hahaha! He’s actually a pretty good cook, so this is a pretty rare occurrence. These doughnuts are made with cake mix, so there’s not a bunch of measuring and fuss. It’s pretty much fail proof. I pack my daughter’s lunch everyday, so these would be a great snack to pack with her lunch.  You can get creative and top these with icing and sprinkles or just eat them plain. Either way, they’re delicious!

INGREDIENTS

1 box cake mix

2 cups sweetened frozen strawberries

2 eggs

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs and strawberries. Mix well.

Use an icing bag or freezer bag and fill with the doughnut mixture.

Cut off the tip.

Spray doughnut pan.

Squeeze into the doughnut pan, filling 2/3 full.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Would you give this easier version of doughnuts a try? Think of all the different cake mixes you could try!