It is National Back to School Month and I decided to take a trip down memory lane and throw it back to the 90s! I loved the 90s! From the Spice Girls and butterfly clips to the best television shows like Friends and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the 90s were totally rad!
Wild Berry Pop Tarts were very popular for the cool design and signature berry flavor. The filling consisted of blueberry, strawberry and raspberry. Here is how you can make your own!
-Pillsbury pie crust
-Berry filling (I used raspberry and blackberry preserves)
-1/2 cup of powdered sugar
-1 tsp of vanilla
-2 tbs of milk
-neon purple and blue food coloring
-Roll out the pie crusts. Lay the pie crusts on top of each other and cut the corners to make a large square. Then cut into 3 rectangles. With one pie crust package I was able to make 3 Pop tarts.
-Combine the berry preserves. I just used two(Blackberry and Raspberry) but you can use whatever you like. Spoon the jelly in the center of a square pie crust and be sure you don't put too much and not close to the edge. Then cover with another piece of square pie crust.
-Seal the edges with a fork and poke some holes in the center with the fork so that air can be released when it bakes.
-Bake at 375 for 12-15 mins just until it they are golden brown.
-Combine the ingredients for the icing. If it is too runny just add more powdered sugar.
-Divide into separate bowls and color one purple and the other blue.
-When the Pop Tarts are completely cool then you can begin icing. First apply the purple icing to the entire Pop Tart. Let it dry for a few minutes then drizzle the blue across.
It is the 30th Anniversary of Sour Punch candy and to celebrate I made some Sour Cupcakes! It is essentially lemonade cupcakes and it is very simple to make.
-1 box of white cake mix and the ingredients according to the instructions on the box such as: water, eggs and vegetable oil)
-1 tsp of lemonade drink mix
-1/2 cup of lemonade concentrate thawed
-neon green food coloring (optional)
-1 tsp of lemonade drink mix
- 5 tbs of lemonade concentrate thawed
- 1/4 cup of butter softened
-3 cups of powdered sugar
-yellow and neon green food coloring
-Sour Punch candy bites (optional)
In a medium bowl combine the ingredients according your box of white cake mix. Then add the lemonade mix, lemonade concentrate and mix well. Add a few drops of neon green food coloring or any color you wish. Then place into cupcake liners in a cupcake pan and bake according to the directions on the back of your cake mix box.
For the frosting, mix the lemonade drink mix with 1 tbs of lemonade til dissolved in a medium bowl. Add in the powdered sugar and butter and beat with a mixer. Slowly add in 1 tablespoon at a time the lemonade concentrate until you get a frosting consistency. Add the desired food coloring color you wish. I did neon green and yellow.
Once the cupcakes are completely cool you can apply the frosting and top with some Sour Punch candy bites. Enjoy! .
Nothing says summer quite like enjoying some watermelon! 🍉 Make an easy watermelon milkshake to quench your thirst this summer.
about a cup or so of frozen cubed watermelon
1 cup of coconut milk
1 tbs of sugar
red food coloring for color(optional)
Cool Whip colored with green food coloring (optional)
Pipe some chocolate frosting on the inside of a glass to resemble watermelon seeds. Then place in freezer for an hour to set.
Combine watermelon, coconut milk and sugar in a blender. Then pour into glass on top with green Cool Whip.
April 22nd is Earth Day! 🌎
This is a tasty dessert idea for the kids and they can learn the 5 layers of soil.
The first layer is the bedrock layer where I used whoppers candies. and some chocolate ice cream.
Next is the Parent Material where I used chunks of brownies.
Then the subsoil which was chocolate ice cream.
Topsoil layer I used crushed Oreo cookies.
Then lastly the organic layer where I topped with whipped cream colored green and finished with some gummy worms. Enjoy!
Nothings says 'I Love You" quite like Doritos Mozzarella Hearts! This is a super cheesy, Valentine's Day twist to mozzarella sticks.
-Block of mozzarella cheese
-heart cookie cutter
Slice the mozzarella block into medium thickness slices. Then use your small heart shaped cookie cutter to cut into heart shapes. To make the heart more defined, use the edge point of the heart cookie cutter at the top of the heart.
Next dip the mozzarella hearts into the egg and then into the crushed Doritos. Repeat twice and freeze the mozzarella hearts for 2 hours.
Bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Enjoy!
I think Gingerbread Houses are so pretty and festive. I simply can't resist picking up a kit every Christmas. While they do make for a fun craft project, they aren't exactly tasty. So I want to show you how to make this Holiday favorite into a delicious cake!
You will need:
-1 box of cake mix (I used spiced cake mix)
-Golden Grahams cereal
-Assorted candies and sprinkles for decorating
First, bake your cake in a cake pan and allow it to cool completely. Then slice the cake into 4 even squares.
Stack the squares with chocolate frosting in between each layer. The first carve a peak with the top two layers of cake to form your roof. Then cover the entire cake with chocolate frosting.
Then cover the sides with graham crackers. Cover the roof with the golden grahams cereal as the shingles of your house. Then use the white frosting around the edges and to make windows, a door and snow. Decorate with some candy and for a special touch you can sprinkle some powdered sugar on the roof for snow. Enjoy!
I am usually in charge of bringing dessert on Thanksgiving. Cupcakes are always so easy to put together and is my favorite dessert for any Holiday. Here is an easy way to make festive and fun Thanksgiving cupcakes.
Pumpkin Pie Cupcake
Simply frost a cupcake with orange frosting. Make pie crust frosting by coloring white frosting with a hint of yellow food coloring. Pipe a ribbon of your 'pie crust" frosting around the edge of the cupcake. Then just pipe a small amount of white frosting in the center for whipped cream.
Cherry Pie Cupcake
Frost your cupcake with some white frosting to act as a glue for the cherries. Take red candy coated peanuts and apply them on top of the cupcake and these will be you cherries. I found the red candy coated peanuts at the Dollar Tree but really any small red candies could work. Then take the pie crust frosting you made earlier and pipe a criss cross pattern across the cupcake. Then pipe a ribbon around the edge of the cupcake to finish the crust.
Frost the cupcake(I used chocolate frosting). Then take some Bugle chips and dust slightly with cinnamon. Place the Bugle chip in the center of the cupcake. I then used Reese's Pieces candy pouring out of the Bugle chip.
Frost a cupcake with chocolate frosting. Then pipe the Turkey's head with chocolate frosting. Add candy candy eyes and use an orange Reese's Pieces for the beak. I melted some red and yellow candy melts and pipe a feather shape onto wax paper and let them harden. I then placed the candy melted feathers behind the head on the cupcake.
Yumm! Werewolf fingers never looked so good! These very creepy Werewolf Claw Fingers are so cool looking but very simple to make. It is a chocolate shortbread cookies with cashews, frosting and chocolate sprinkles. Here is how you make it.
Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Dough
-1 cup of softened butter
-3/4 cup of powdered sugar
-2 cups of flour
-3 tbs of unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 pinch of salt
-Whole cashews(I used honey roasted)
In a bowl mix the butter and sugar. Next add the flour, cocoa and pinch of salt. Combine well and roll the dough into a flatted ball and place in plastic wrap to chill in the fridge for an hour.
Take a small ball of dough and begin to make it into a finger shape. To create the knuckles pinch each end of the dough to make a small ball in the center. With a knife draw lines on two spaces of the finger to create the knuckles. Next firmly place a whole cashew into the dough at the tip of the "finger."
Place on a baking sheet and bake at 50 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Once the cookies are complete cool you can begin decorating with the frosting and sprinkles. Spread a small amount of chocolate frosting on the knuckles of the finger and cover with chocolate sprinkles to create the furry fingers.
This yummy ghost pizza idea is great for Halloween especially if you are throwing a Halloween party. 👻 It is very simple to make and of course absolutely delicious!
-Refrigerated pizza dough from a can
-2 cups of ricotta cheese
-1 tbs of minced garlic
-Pinch of salt and pepper
-1 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
In a bowl mix the ricotta, garlic, salt, pepper and just a small handful of chopped parsley.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray and place the pizza dough on the pan. Begin stretching the dough out until thin and even. With a knife cut the dough into the shape of a ghost. If you wish you can save the scraps of dough and make some garlic knots.
Spread the ricotta mixture onto the pizza(be sure to not go all the way to the edge). Then sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and bake for 10-1 minutes until the dough is golden brown.
Take 1 whole black olive and cut in half length wise to make the 2 eyes then use another whole olive for the mouth.
Who doesn't love a delicious Banana Split Sundae in the summer? 🍨 July is National Ice Cream Month and I decided to make some tasty Banana Split inspired cupcakes! Yum!
To make the banana cupcakes you will need:
-1 1/2 cups of flour
-3/4 cup of sugar
-1 tsp of baking powder
-1/2 tsp of baking soda
-1/2 cup of melted butter
-4 mashed bananas
-1/2 ts of vanilla extract
-Chocolate Ganache(or chocolate frosting)
Combine all of the dry ingredients first in a bowl for your banana cupcakes and mix well. Then add your wet ingredients and combine. Place into cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Once the cupcakes are cool the fun part is decorating! I placed vanilla and pink frosting into individual piping bags(cut the tips) and then placed both into a larger piping bag to create a swirl of the two colors to mimic vanilla and strawberry ice cream. You can also use sandwich bags.
Top with either a Chocolate Ganache or just simply melt chocolate frosting slightly to be your fudge of the banana split cupcake. Then sprinkle with some rainbow sprinkles and lastly top with a cherry!
Hi there! I am Felicia.
I am a Holiday Expert and self proclaimed "Fest-Diva"! I enjoy celebrating Holidays. Time to Get Holiday Happy!