It's National Candy Month! I want candy...... I want candy! You know the song. Well if you want some candy without the calories, then check out the Dylan's Candy Bar Collection at Williams Sonoma.
Dylan's Candy Bar is a candy shop that is the ultimate sugar paradise.! They have locations in New York City; East Hampton, New York; Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami Beach. The owner Dylan Lauren recently launched a gorgeous colorful collection at Williams Sonoma that is perfect for sweet tooth lovers!
The collections features:
A set of 4 plates for $59.95
A rectangular platter for $69.95 (personal fav)
A cake stand for $69.95
This is such a fun and vibrant collection! It makes for a great graduation, bridal shower or just overall candy fanatic gift. So what are you waiting for? Go check it out!
Are you looking for something easy to bring to a 4th of July BBQ? Well I got you covered! Nobody likes to turn on the oven in the summer so this is a super easy no bake dessert idea for your 4th of July festivities.
-2 loaves of pound cake cubed
-1 can of strawberry topping
-1 8 oz container of whipped cream cheese
-1 tub of Cool Whip thawed
Place the cubed pound cake on the bottom of a casserole dish as the bottom layer of the cake. Next spread the strawberry topping. Combine the cream cheese and cool whip together then spread that as the top and final layer of the cake. Lastly, apply the blueberries and the strawberries on the top of the cake to decorate it as the American flag. Super easy and delicious!
Happy 4th of July!
June is Pride month which is an annual celebration of the LGBT community. If you are bursting with Gay pride or just love all the beautiful colors of the rainbow, you will enjoy these Rainbow Waffles for breakfast!
You will need:
-Food coloring for the different colors of the rainbow
Follow the instructions according to the box of your pancake/waffle mix. You will want to make sure the batter isn't too runny. So don't add too much water. Once you make the batter separate the batter into different bowls and then add food coloring to make the different colors of the rainbow. I just did red, yellow, green and blue.
Then place each batch of colored batter into a sandwich bag and cut the tip.
Spray some cooking spray on you hot waffle maker and you can begin making your Rainbow Waffles. Begin by pouring a circle of the blue batter in the center of the waffle maker. Then pour the green around the edges of the blue, followed by the yellow with the red batter being the outer ring of the waffle.
Once cooked, enjoy with some fluffy "clouds" of whipped cream.
Enjoy and Happy Pride Month!
June is National Camping Month! I really love to go camping with my family. It is always a good time filled with laughs, eating junk food and of course roasting marshmallows over an open fire. Here is how to make campfire cupcakes!
You will need:
-yellow and orange starburst candy
-thin pretzel sticks
Frost the cupcake with the green frosting to form the "grass."
Then take your yellow and orange starburst and roll it together (you can microwave for like 3 seconds to make it more pliable). This will be the "fire" and just simply tear pieces of it and create the fire in the center.
Next create a Teepee with 3 pretzel sticks around the fire.
Lastly, put two mini marshmallows on a toothpick and with a lighter you can roasted them slightly and then add it to the cupcake as a final touch.
Peeps are a popular Easter treat that people have very strong feelings about. You either love them or you hate them. I think Peeps are cute and it simply isn't Easter without them. Whether you are a Peeps lover or hater, I guarantee that you will love this cake idea!
To make the Peeps Bunny Cake you will need:
-Baked sheet of cake that has cooled in the fridge (use whatever flavor you like)
-Frosting (I used pink)
-Sugar Sprinkles (I used pink)
-3 chocolate chips
-Peeps Bunny Cutout
Take your Peeps bunny paper cutout and simply cut the pattern out from the cake with a knife. Remove excess pieces of cake from the cut bunny pattern. Place the cake onto a serving pan with two pieces of parchment paper underneath on each side. This helps for easy clean up while you are decorating.
Use food coloring to color your frosting to whatever Peeps color you wish. I chose pink. Frost the entire cake including around the edges. Then apply your sugar sprinkles over the entire cake. Remove the parchment paper you placed underneath the cake. Lastly, using your chocolate chips insert (tip side down) into the cake as the eyes and nose, Enjoy and Happy Easter!
Every March I really look forward to sipping on a McDonald's Shamrock Shake. So i decided to make Shamrock Shake Cupcakes!
-1 box of white cake mix
-2 tsp of Mint extract
-Green Food coloring
-white frosting(store bought more homemade)
-Red and white paper straws(trimmed to size)
Combine the necessary ingredients according to the box of your cake mix. Then add the mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring to get it to the green color you desire. Line a cupcake pan with green cupcake liners, pour in batter and bake according to instructions. I baked mine at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes.
Once the cupcakes are cool, use a pipette bag to frost with white frosting. Top with a maraschino cherry and cut a piece of a red and white paper straw to accent the cupcake to look like a shake.
Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
I am OBSESSED with dessert dips. It is the easiest type of dessert to make and I could just literally eat it by the spoonful. To celebrate Mardi Gras I decided to whip up some King Cake Dip!
-1 (8 oz) container of Cool Whip
-8 oz of cream cheese softened
-1/4 cup of brown sugar
-2 tsp of ground cinnamon
-1 tsp of vanilla extract
-purple, green and yellow sprinkles
In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Then fold in the thawed Cool Whip until combined.
Place in a serving bowl and top with sprinkles. Create three rows of sprinkles using purple, yellow and green. Store in the fridge until you are ready to serve, Enjoy with vanilla wafer cookies or graham crackers. It is soooo delicious! I told you it was easy. Enjoy!
This was so fun and very easy to make. It is a great Valentin'es day treat that you can make with kids or for your sweetheart! All you will need is a heart shaped pan(I got mine from Walmart), frosting, red gel icing and some refrigerated cookie dough.
I used refrigerated sugar cookie dough but you can use whatever you like. I added some flour to my sugar cookie dough to make it easier to work with. I also lined my heart shaped pan with parchment paper cut into the shape of a heart.
Place the dough evenly into the pan and make sure you fill it to the shape of the heart. Then I let it just chill in the fridge for a bit. Next bake it in the oven according to the instructions on the back of your cookie dough. In my case, I baked it at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Let it cool completely before removing from the pan. Beginning icing your cookie with some frosting. I used store bought pink strawberry frosting for mine. Then write your message with red gel icing.
Happy Valentine's Day!
To celebrate the big game you have to have WINGS! I Love nacho cheese and decided to make some Nacho Cheese Wings! It is really simple and oh so delicious.
-1 packet of taco seasoning
-nacho cheese sauce
Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.
Place the chicken wings into a ziploc bag and pour in the taco seasoning. Shake until the wings are evenly coated.
Place on a baking sheet. I line mine with foil and spray some non-stick cooking spray for easy clean up. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Once the wings are cooked, place on a dish and add the toppings.
First add some salsa, then warm up your nacho cheese sauce and pour over the wings, next add some jalapenos and any other toppings you like.
Yumm! It is sooo good!
Enjoy the Big Game!
The folks from Blount Organic sent me some of their Blount Bowls to try! The Blount Family has been in the food business since 1880. Their products include refrigerated and frozen gourmet soups, sauces, side dishes and entrées! Blount's gourmet soups and specialty foods are made with the finest and freshest ingredients,
I was really excited to try their Asian Inspired bowls. Just 3 minutes in the microwave and you have a delicious hot meal. Their bowl flavors include Vegetable & Rice, Hibachi Chicken & Rice, Coconut Chicken & noodle and Chicken & Ramen. I decided to try the Hibachi Chicken & Rice Bowl.
It is gluten free and the chicken is raised without antibiotics. It contains sweet and roasted flavors of garlic, red peppers, red onion and tomatoes. It had a hint of sweetness and was very satisfying and FRESH! It really only took 3 minutes in the microwave. This is a great quick meal and is perfect for a cold winter day.
In honor of January being National Soup Month, Blount Organic is doing a Giveaway!!
Enter for you chance to win some of their delicious products!
Hi there! I am Felicia.
I am a Holiday Expert and self proclaimed "Fest-Diva"! I enjoy celebrating Holidays. Time to Get Holiday Happy!