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!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Pizza? YES PLEASE! I came across this recipe online and I just HAD to give it a try. I love pumpkin spice and this sounds like the ultimate fall dessert pizza. It was simple to make and I was not disappointed.
- 1 can of pizza dough
-1 cup of canned pumpkin
- 1 tbs of Instant ground coffee
- 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
- 1/3 cup of sugar
In a bowl combine the pumpkin, coffee, pumpkin pie spice and sugar.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Open the can of pizza dough and place on baking sheet. Top with the pumpkin spice latte mixture and leave some space around the edges. Top with marshmallows and bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes until the crust is cooked and the marshmallows turn a golden brown.
Let it cool for a few minutes. Enjoy!
Christmas Tree Shops is my absolute favorite store! I love all the festive Holiday decor and they have very affordable prices. I recently went there to get some new fall decorations and I stumbled upon a section of the store with all sorts of pumpkin spice goodies. I am OBSESSED with pumpkin spice!! I can't get enough of this seasonal flavor. Here is a list of some of the pumpkin spice treats I found.
-Pumpkin spice creme filled wafers
-Pumpkin spice peanut butter
-Pumpkin spice Milano cookies
-Entenmann's pumpkin pancake mix
-Pumpkin spice cookie butter dippers
-Nonni's Pumpkin Spice Biscotti
-Pumpkin Spice Twinkies
-Pumpkin Spice Meringues
These are just a few items. There is so much more! If you are a pumpkin spice addict like me then head on over to Christmas Tree Shops to get your fill of goodies!
Celebrate the end of summer with this super chocolaty Ultimate S'mores Milkshake!
-6 scoops of chocolate milk
-1/2 cup of milk
-10 large toasted marshmallows
-crushed graham crackers
To roast the marshmallows, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place your marshmallows on top. Broil for two minutes or so.
In a blender combine the chocolate ice cream, milk and roasted marshmallows.
Line the inside of your glass with chocolate syrup(optional). You can also garnish the rim with chocolate frosting and crushed graham crackers.
Pour the ice cream into your glass and top with whipped cream and if you like a few pieces of chocolate.
Hi there! I am Felicia.
I am a Holiday Expert and self proclaimed "Fest-Diva"! I enjoy celebrating Holidays. Time to Get Holiday Happy!