Nothing says welcome to fall like a warm apple cider beverage. 2016 has brought a change to the drink trends with craft beers, wine blends, and fruit flavored beverages. Now that fall is here, it’s time to focus on fall flavors like apples, cinnamon, and pumpkin. A warm beverage, like apple cider, is perfect for the cooler weather, don’t you agree? So let’s get to that apple cider recipe!
Celebrating Mardi Gras? Move over King Cake…this amazing New Orleans inspired dessert is worth adding to your party menu: Mardi Gras Chocolate Covered Oreos!
Fat Tuesday is February 9th this year, so there’s plenty of time to get the supplies needed to make this decadent dessert for your party guests!
Mardi Gras Dessert Chocolate Covered Oreos
Today’s recipe post is sponsored by Viking.
A few years ago my husband and I were vacationing in Vegas, while there we had the opportunity to dine at Piero’s Italian Restaurant. The restaurant has seen the likes of celebrities from Michael Jordan to Justin Timberlake, and offers a 5 star dining experience. Our meal was perfection to say the least, including an unforgettable creamed corn recipe that Piero’s is known for.
During Thanksgiving at my dad’s this year, my step-moms corn casserole brought me right back to that moment at Piero’s. It was that good! When she shared how simple it was to make, I just had to recreate it for all of you. Viking sent me this beautiful stainless steel casserole pan and I couldn’t pass up making the corn casserole in this stunning pan!
Wrap up the holidays with this easy 3 ingredient dessert: Candy Cane Dessert Minis! It makes a perfect treat for New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day, don’t you think?
I’ve teamed up with Kraft to #SweetenTheSeason by sharing this simple recipe idea with all of you. They have a ton of delicious ideas from appetizers to entrees. And of course my favorite meal – dessert! 🙂
While shopping at Walmart, I picked up the 3 ingredient dessert items.
Here’s what you’ll need:
It’s officially winter here in the US! Are looking for a delicious drink to warm you up? Give this tasty homemade Spiced Mulled Wine recipe a try!
Spiced Mulled Wine is especially popular during the holidays in British culture, and fairly easy to make. It’s perfect for cheering you up on a cold, winter day. It’s filled with delicious spices like cinnamon and oranges. Grab this quick recipe below!
Spiced Mulled Wine Recipe
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What will you be baking for guests this holiday season? While I tend to gravitate towards chocolate desserts, I also enjoy apple pie. This year I decided to put a twist on a classic favorite – Apple Pie Cookie Bars.
Since it is a busy season, I don’t always have a lot of time on my hands. Using products like Pillsbury™ Baking mixes are a great way to simplify recipes and save time in the kitchen. What I really like is their new line of Purely Simple™ products that provide a simple homemade taste without colors, preservatives or artificial flavors. [Read more…]
Friday was #NationalCookieDay, did you know that? What better way to kick off the month of December than with delicious baking treats! The boys and I were all-in on this festive day and created these fun Reindeer Cookie Bars to inspire all of you to get in the baking mood. 🙂
These easy holiday treats will be a big hit at the holiday office party or next family get together. Did you know gingerbread cookies can easily be turned into a reindeer face once turned upside down? Yep – it’s true! Read on to grab this delicious recipe below.
First, I headed to Winn-Dixie to the products I needed for the recipe. Betty Crocker pouch cookie mixes are on sale 2 for $4 plus fuel perks! And if you buy 3 products, you can use this .75 off coupon too! [Read more…]
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The holiday menu can be quite the task. Guests expect certain foods depending on the holiday, but it’s always fun to throw a few curve balls like new recipes into the mix. What are you planning for the holiday menu this year? If you’re looking for new and easy recipes, I highly recommend checking out the NABISCO Party Planner website. It’s full of tried and true recipes that are simple and delicious. Plus valuable coupons, tips and more!
I’m sharing one of those tasty recipes below. If you like savory appetizers, this recipe for roasted pepper-cheese bites is perfect. It takes just a few minutes to make too!
Roasted Pepper-Cheese Bites
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The turkey, stuffing and all the Thanksgiving fixin’s are officially behind us. And now it’s time to bake! I love baking cookies, pies and other yummy desserts throughout the month of December. And with two awesome helpers by my side, we couldn’t wait to get started.
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Impress your guests this Thanksgiving with these meal planning tips and amazing marshmallow dessert idea! Whether you’re planning your first or 20th Thanksgiving meal, here’s some ways to make it a success.
Be the Ultimate Party Planner with these Holiday Tips:
- Plan your menu in advance. There’s nothing like scrambling last-minute to put something together and not having enough ingredients on hand. A few classics to consider: Turkey or Ham, mashed potatoes and a really good dessert.
- Have a back-up. If one of your dishes falls flat before it hits the table, have a back-up plan. Buy rolls from the bakery incase you burn your crescent rolls, and buy a jar of gravy just incase your homemade version doesn’t pan out.
- Making your own pie? Prep the dough ahead of time and freeze them until needed.
- Save oven space by making some of the dishes on the stove top (or asking family/friends to bring a dish). This will keep you on track for dinner at the scheduled time.
- It’s okay to use some store-bought items. Thanksgiving is about spending time together, so don’t overwork yourself in the kitchen.
- Don’t forget appetizers. Your guests can’t wait for dinner, but smelling all those delicious meals being created in the kitchen can work up any appetite. Have a few appetizers dishes prepped and ready.
- Keep the kids busy. Have a classic movie or fun craft station prepped in another room for kids to enjoy.
- End on a high note – with a delicious dessert (like the one I’m sharing below)!
Every season brings its own scents and flavors. Fall is known for pumpkin everything and delicious apple desserts, but we can’t leave out the delicious candy too! Today I’ve whipped up something super simple: Candy Corn Bark. This recipe is fantastic for holiday parties and potlucks, and the best part is that it only requires 3 ingredients!
How to make Candy Corn Bark
Candy Corn Bark
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I was first introduced to Zevia Soda last November during the Wow Summit. I was blown away by the taste!! Since then, our family has gotten hooked on this smarter soda brand, which was born out of hubby’s hometown of Seattle. Zevia uses guilt-free sweeteners like Monk Fruit & Stevia in place of artificial sweeteners and sugar. Zero calories, natural, and great tasting = a trifecta of goodness!
During one of the Wow Summit workshops, the Zevia rep shared tons of knowledge, not only about their zero calorie soda, but fun entertaining recipes too! With 15 soda flavors and counting, there’s endless possibilities you can create. Today I’m sharing two cocktail favorites: Zevia’s Sweet N’ Sassy & our version of a Spiked Rootbeer Float. These make perfect Valentine’s cocktails too!
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I am a born and raised Floridian. When the temperatures drop below 60 degrees I become a hermit of sorts. I just don’t like shivering! So when my son had a day off from school recently, and the weather was cold outside, I offered to do a fun activity to warm up our day. Instead of making cinnamon rolls the traditional way, I asked the boys if they would like to make a snowman. They excitedly said, “yes!”
How to make snowman sweet rolls
- Open a package of Pepperidge Farm sweet rolls and place the rolls on a baking sheet.
- Begin by removing a small portion of the rolls’ outer layer and set aside. Place that roll on top of another to begin building your snowman.
- Next, use the small dough piece you removed from the middle layer to create a scarf for the snowman. Then repeat step 2, removing a larger portion so that the top roll is smaller than the other two.
- Place that roll on top of the other two, then use the dough to craft a hat for the snowman.
- Bake them as directed on the packaging.
While the sweet rolls are baking, I whipped up this killer cream cheese icing recipe. It takes just a few minutes to make and is seriously delicious.
This post is sponsored by Mondelez International. All opinions are mine alone.
OREO cookie balls are all the rave, and what better way to ring in the New Year than with these delectable bites! Today I’m sharing Nabisco’s recipe for Peppermint OREO Cookie Balls.
How to make Peppermint OREO Cookie Balls:
Today’s post is sponsored by Mondelez International. All opinions are mine alone.
It’s that time of year again for holiday parties, which means you’ll be tasting a lot of delicious food! Look how festive this TRISCUIT Pull-Apart Pizza appetizer is with all the red, white, and green colors. With fresh ingredients this holiday party appetizer screams: eat me! And it’s healthy too!
Here’s what you’ll need to create this delectable, yet easy appetizer:
Holiday Party Appetizer – Triscuit Pull-Apart Pizza
Today’s post is sponsored by Mondelez International. All opinions are my own.
Can you believe it’s November already? This year is flying by! It is my favorite time of year for many reasons, one being all of the delicious food we are able to enjoy during this festive season with friends and family. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, or participating in a potluck style holiday, this Apple Cheddar Melts recipe is incredibly simple to create and delicious too!
This bite size appetizer offers the perfect mix between sweet and savory with a crunch! It will tide your guests over until the main course as well. If you’re a fan of TRISCUIT crackers, read on to grab the recipe below.
5 Minute Thanksgiving Appetizer – Apple-Cheddar Melts:
Today’s post is sponsored by Post Cereal. All opinions are mine alone.
Looking for creative holiday recipe ideas that are simple and budget-friendly. Try this Alpha-Bits Chocolate Mint Muddy Buddies recipe. I have to warn you – it is addicting! It makes a perfect snack for family gatherings, kid play dates, and is worthy enough to be a dessert option this Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Here’s what you’ll need to make the Chocolate Mint Muddy Buddies:
- 3 cups of Post Alpha-Bits Cereal
- 1 (4.6 ounce) box of chocolate mints
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
Fourth of July is always a fun time to celebrate with friends and family. Whether you’re looking for the perfect red, white and, blue beverage, appetizer, or dessert – we’ve got you covered! Check out these Patriotic recipes below!
Here’s 15 Fourth of July Recipes:
How cute are these St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallows? They are super simple to create, and easy enough for the kids to pitch in!
Here’s the Materials you’ll need to create St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallows:
Who’s ready for the St. Patty’s Day festivities? Here’s delicious delights for your celebration, from St. Patty’s Day inspired drinks to veggies to desserts, we’ve got you covered! Hover over the image above to save these recipes to your Pinterest account.
10 St. Patty’s Day Recipes
This Valentine’s Day Chex Mix Recipe is super simple and full of flavor. It’s also really fun for the kids to help with, especially when adding the Valentine’s candy!
You will need:
- 6 cups Rice Chex
- 1 cup grated coconut
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1 cup pretzels
- 1 cup M&M’s
- 1 cup heart candy
- sprinkles (optional)
For the sauce you will need:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup Light Karo syrup
- 1 stick butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla
Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies Ingredients:
3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mini chocolate chips (reserved)
Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons milk
This is a partnered post with yummly.com and Oreo. All opinions are my own, and may differ from yours.
The holidays are all about sharing and there’s nothing better than sharing America’s favorite cookie – except when that cookie is crushed and rolled up into the delicious, simple goodness of an OREO cookie ball, a bite-sized treat made with three easy ingredients. OREO cookies, Cream Cheese and Chocolate, yum!! [Read more…]
I saw this adorable idea on Pinterest and thought it was a perfect Spring time kids craft!
See why this Banana Boat food craft is easy and fun for kids!
Looking for a super easy food craft idea for the kids? All you need is a few ingredients and about 10 minutes. First grab some bananas and whip cream, along with any fruit toppings of your choice. We chose blueberries and strawberries for our banana boat.
Christmas may be over, but winter officially began Dec 21st this year. While there’s no snow in sight for Central Florida, the weather has turned chilly here and we decided to seek out a wintery food project for the kids. Hubby and I came across an adorable picture of Snowman Cupcakes and knew this was something simple enough for a 4-year-old, yet fun and tasty too!