This refreshing smoothie will really hit the spot for your Cinco De Mayo festivities!
-1 1/2 cups of chopped frozen pineapple
-1 cup of chopped frozen mango
-1/2 can of unsweetened coconut milk
-1 small 6 oz can of pineapple juice
-5 oz cup of coconut Greek yogurt
- 2 tbs of honey
-1 cup of ice
-Whipped cream and cherry (optional)
Add all of the ingredients above in a blender(I added the ice last). Blend until smooth. I topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
Happy Cinco De Mayo! Who doesn't love tacos? How about some yummy cookie tacos! This is a fun recipe idea to do with kids.
-Golden Oreos (taco shell)
-White melting chocolate
-Crumbled chocolate oreos (ground beef)
-shredded coconut (lettuce)
-green food coloring
-white frosting (sour cream)
-Hot Tamales Candy (tomatoes)
1.) Separate a golden oreo and scrape off the cream. Then cut one of the cookie halves in half with a serrated knife. Melt your melting chocolate and put in a sandwich bag and cut off the tip. Fold the cookie into a taco shape and "glue" with the chocolate. Allow to dry. I took a cupcake pan and flipped it upside down and place the tacos in between the grooves to hold it's shape.
2.) Take your chocolate frosting and pipe(using a sandwich bag) into the center of the taco. Then top with the crumbled chocolate oreos (this is your ground beef).
3.) Using 1 or 2 drops of green food coloring dye your shredded coconut for the lettuce. Then top onto the taco.
4.) Pipe a squiggly line pattern of the white frosting on top of the taco for the sour cream.
5.) Lastly, cut off the ends of the red Hot Tamales candy(the round part)and place on the taco for the tomatoes.
Happy Cinco De Mayo!Enjoy!
How many Peeps can I stuff in my mouth? I take on the #PeepChallenge! Check out the video.
Who doesn't love chocolate covered pretzels? These Shamrock Pops is an easy idea for a tasty St. Patrick's Day treat!
-Cake Pop Sticks
-Mini Pretzels (3 per pop)
-Green Chocolate Melts
-Green Sugar Sprinkles
-Melt the green chocolate in the microwave(follow instructions of package).
-On a sheet of wax paper lay down your stick. Dip a pretzel in the chocolate(covering both sides)then place on the wax paper flat on one side of the stick at the top. Cover some of the stick with chocolate. This is one "leaf" of the shamrock. Follow these steps with two more pretzels to make a 3 leaf shamrock. Be sure to have enough chocolate to cover the top of the stick so it stays on well and to fill in any gaps in the pretzel "leaves".
-Before it hardens add green sprinkles.
If you are looking for a fun beverage for the kids to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day, then this recipe is for you!
-Lime Sherbet Ice Cream
-Green Food coloring (optional)
In a glass put a scoop or two of lime sherbet ice cream. Then pour some lime soda on top. For a deeper green color I added a drop of green food coloring. Enjoy!
Happy Mardi Gras!!!!! Here is a simple cocktail to wash down all the King cake you will be eating.
-5 ounces of vanilla vodka
- 6 oz of pineapple juice
-2 ounces of lime juice-
-lime slices for garnish
-purple, green and yellow sugar crystals for rim
- In a cocktail shaker mix the juices and vodka with ice.
-Garnish the rim of your cocktail glass by dipping in water and then into a bowl of the sugar crystals.
-top it off with a few slices of lime.
I like to think that I am not that bad of a cook(my husband may differ). I know how to follow instructions and I like to try new recipes. I have never tried any meal delivery services before, I have been a bit skeptical thinking it might be too daunting or call for unique ingredients that my palate may not be accustomed to.
I tried HelloFresh which delivers weekly recipes and fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep!
My shipment included 3 meals for two. A steak, chicken and pork meal.
I decided to make the "when steak met potatoes and creamed kale with peppercorn sauce" meal first. It came with steak, potatoes, shallot, kale, peppercorn, beef broth and sour cream.
There is a recipe card that comes with each meal along with of course the fresh ingredients. When I say fresh I really do mean fresh. The kale was the most beautiful kale I have ever seen. The recipe card has a beautiful picture of the meal and step by step instructions and photos for each step on the back. This meal took about 30 minutes to make and I am not much of a steak eater and this steak was savory and delish! The kale in the peppercorn sauce was AMAZING!
I found it to be very easy to follow and I would definitely
I highly recommend using HelloFresh. Give it a try, what is the harm? The cost of 3 meals for two is the same as just ONE night out to dinner. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
This a simple and festive Valentine's Day dessert idea that I just love!
-white pudding mix
-2 cups of milk
-red or pink food coloring (I used pink)
In a bowl whisk together the pudding mix and milk. Then add a few drops of pink food coloring and mix well. Pour into desired serving glass and let it chill in the fridge until firm.
Then top with some whipped cream and sprinkles.
Hot chocolate is the best cure to a cold winter day! It is very simple to make homemade hot chocolate and I decided to "Emojify" my hot chocolate by adding emoji meringues!
-2 cups of milk
-4 tbs of unsweetened cocoa powder
-4 tbs of sugar
-1 tsp of vanilla extract
-1 pinch of salt
-In a sauce pan over medium heat pour in the milk. Wisk in the cocoa and stir well.
-Then add the sugar, vanilla and salt.
-Once mixed well remove from stove top and pour into mugs. Enjoy with marshmallows or whipped cream!
Meringues are a nice light treat and I decided to have fun and make Emoji meringues! I was inspired by my favorite youtuber Ro of "Nerdy Nummies". I followed her recipe for the "Poo " emoji merigngues. You can find that recipe here.
For the smiley emojis I used the following recipe;
-3 tsp of meringue powder
-1/2 cup of sugar
-1/4 cup of water
-1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
-yellow food coloring
-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
-Beat the meringue powder, half of the sugar and water for a few minutes. Then gradually beat in the rest of the sugar, vanilla extract and a few drops of yellow food coloring. Make sure meringue mxture is stiff and forms peaks.
- Line a cookie sheet with pachment paper.
-Place about a tbs of the meringue mixture on the parchment paper and smooth out into a circular cookie shape.
-Bake for 10 minutes. Then turn off the oven and let the meringues sit in the oven for an hour.
-Once cool, decorate with royal icing.
Hi there! I am Felicia.
I am a Holiday Expert and self proclaimed "Fest-Diva"! I enjoy celebrating Holidays. Time to Get Holiday Happy!