I love an easy appetizer for the Holidays. This Baked Brie only requires two products. Yes, TWO products.
You will need Formaggio Brand Betta Brie which comes with a super delicious almonds and cranberries topping.
As well as a puff pastry sheet.
Take a thawed puff pastry sheet and roll it out a bit with a rolling pin. Then take a spoonful of the almonds and cranberries topping from the Betta Brie and place that in the center.
Then place the Brie on top of the topping. Fold the pastry sheet corners to the center covering the brie. Pinch to close. Brush some egg wash on the puff pastry. Then flip it over and brush on the other side.
Bake (with the folds on the bottom) in the oven at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
Serve with the Almonds and Cranberries topping ( warm in the microwave) and then top the baked brie with it.
Tthis dessert is Holiday Heaven!!! Eggnog and Gingerbread are my two favorite flavors!!
-1 large (3.4 oz) vanilla pudding mix
-3 cups of eggnog
- 1 box of spice cake mix
-1 tbs of molasses
-1 tsp of cinnamon
-1 tsp of nutmeg
-1 tub of cool whip
-Ginger Snap Cookies
In a bowl combine the vanilla pudding mix with the 3 cups of eggnog. Set in the fridge til firm.
In another bowl make your spice cake mix (follow the instructions on the back by adding eggs, water, vegetable oil etc.. whatever your box says). Then add the molasses, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well and bake according to your box instructions.
Once the cake is cool, begin to assemble your Trifle in a Trifle dish (or you can assemble in small glass cups). Cut up the cake into cubes and add into your dish as the bottom layer. Then add the eggnog pudding, then a layer of the cool whip. Repeat.
Sprinkle the top with crushed ginger snap cookies. Place in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
Who doesn't love macaroni and cheese? It is a must in my household for the Holidays! Here is an easy recipe for Three Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese.
-1 box of rotini pasta
-1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese
-2 cups of whole milk
-3 tbs of butter
- a dash of salt and pepper
-1 1/2 cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese
-1 1/2 cups of shredded smoked Gouda cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Boil pasta and when finished drain with some cold water.
In a skillet, on medium heat pour in your milk, add the cream cheese and season with salt and pepper. Stir frequently until cream cheese has melted.
In a bowl combine the shredded cheddar and Gouda cheese and mix.
Place the pasta in a casserole dish and pour in the hot milk mixture. Then add your shredded cheese and mix. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
For Christmas dinner I enjoy making Cornish hens with veggies for my husband and I. It is really simple and requires no carving.
-2 cornish hens
-1 sweet onion chopped
-1 stick of butter melted
-2 tsp of dried oregano
-2 tsp of dried rosemary
-1 tbs of minced garlic
-1 tbs of olive-salt and pepper
-oven bag (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, melt the butter and mix in the garlic,oregano and rosemary.
I used small potatoes and mini carrots so that I didn't have to chop. Place the vegetables and onions in a bowl and combine with the butter mixture.
I like to use an oven bag because I feel is makes the chicken extra moist.
Place a little bit of flour in the oven bag and put in the veggies and place in a pan.
Brush olive oil on the hens and season with salt and pepper. Place on top of the vegetables(breast side up) and close the oven bag. Cut a few slits into the oven bag.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour-1 hour 15 min or until the thermometer reads 180 degrees.
Are you a fan of Snow White? You will love this very simple poison candy apple idea that is PERFECT for Halloween.
You will need:
-white melting chocolate
-green food coloring
-a tbs or so of vegetable shortening
In a microwave safe bowl, pour in your white melting chocolate. Melt by following the directions on the back of the package. Then add a few drops of green food coloring. For a nice bright green use neon green food coloring.
When you add liquid to the melting chocolate you will notice the consistency changes. Add a tbs or so of shortening and microwave a few seconds more until you have a smooth consistency.
When the chocolate is slightly cool. place in a sandwich bag and cut off the tip. Then begin piping the chocolate onto the apple. First do an outline for the nose and eyes. (similar in shape to a skeleton's nose and eyes). Then begin to add the drips and you can fill in and smooth with a toothpick. I just covered the front portion of the apple. You don't have to cover the whole thing.
Poison apple anyone?
Did you know Vampires love cupcakes? Well of course they do! Make these cool Vampire Bite Cupcakes!
You will need:
-Vanilla cupcakes topped with white icing
-Plastic vampire teeth
Simply make two bite marks into your vanilla cupcake with a toothpick. Then using a spoon, pour your candy blood into the holes and have it drip down the side of the cupcake. Then I took plastic vampire teeth and cut it in half. Then I inserted it on the top.
I love root beer floats! This is a great Halloween spin to my favorite Diner beverage and a sweet treat great for the kiddos!
Drizzle some strawberry syrup on the inside of a glass. Put in a few scoops of vanilla ice cream. Pour some strawberry soda and top with whipped cream! To make it extra bloody, drizzle some candy blood. Garnish with a straw and vampire teeth.
It is sinfully good!
I love the brain molds found at the local dollar store. You can typically use the mold to make a jello brain but I don't really care for jello. I wanted to make something much more savory instead. I came across this recipe for a brain dip and it came out delicious!
Mushroom Soup Cream Cheese Brain Dip
-1 (10 oz) can of cream of mushroom soup
-1 (8oz) pkg of cream cheese softned
-1 envelope of unflavored gelatin dissolved in 1/4 cup of water
-1 bunch of green onions chopped
-1 cup of mayo
-1 tbs of hot sauce
In a medium sauce pan heat the mushroom soup and stir in the cream cheese. Once mixed well, remove from heat.
Stir in the gelatin.
In a separate bowl, combine the soup mixture, green onions, mayo and hot sauce.
Spray cooking spray on the brain mold and pour in dip mixture. Cover and chill in the fridge until firm for several hours.
When you are ready to serve place the mold in a bowl with hot water to make removal from mold easier.
Enjoy with some bread or crackers!
Monster Doughnut Eyeballs are a SUPER easy Halloween treat idea for your Halloween festivities! This is a fun treat idea to make with kids.
You will need:
-mini powdered doughnuts
-candy eyeballs(I got yellow and green ones)
-red gel food coloring
Place some white frosting in a sandwich bag and cut off the tip. Pipe some frosting in the center of the doughnut and apply the candy eyeball. The frosting is essentially the glue that will hold the candy eyeball in place.
Then using your red gel food coloring apply some squiggly lines down the sides of the doughnut for the veins of the eyeballs.
I told you it was easy!
In a recent Addams Family themed YouTube video my dad and I made some.
Happy National Noodle Day!!! To celebrate the occasion I am reviewing Top Ramen by Nissin Foods NEW updated recipe. Who doesn't love some instant ramen noodles? Top Ramen is the original instant ramen noodle! So I was really excited to give their new recipe a try.
America's favorite instant ramen noodles will now have:
They also have some vegetarian flavors such as soy sauce and chili.
So how exactly will these new changes to the recipe affect the taste? I decided to give their chicken flavor a try.
I was worried at first that with it being lower sodium that it would make it bland and not as flavorful. I was wrong. It is still the same great taste! Still very flavorful!
Check out my video below and stock up on Top Ramen. You'll enjoy their new recipe!
Happy National Noodle Day!
Hi there! I am Felicia.
I am a Holiday Expert and self proclaimed "Fest-Diva"! I enjoy celebrating Holidays. Time to Get Holiday Happy!