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.
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Nothing like a nice cup of hot chocolate to warm you up on a frigid winter day. In honor of January being my Mom's birthday month (she is turning 50 this year), I decided to make Birthday cake hot chocolate! It is very easy and so delicious!
(Makes approx. 2 servings)
-1 1/2 cups of whole milk
- 1/4 cup of dry funfetti cake mix
-1/4 cup of chopped white chocolate
-1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
Simmer the milk in a small pot on low heat. Then whisk the cake mix until dissolved.
Add the chocolate until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Pour in a cup and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
I am huge fan of YouTuber Rosanna Pansino! I love her YouTube show Nerdy Nummies. She recently launched a baking line and I purchased her silicone poop swirl treat mold. It makes your treats look like the poop emoji! Well I wanted to make something festive with the mold so I decided to make Elf Poop Brownies!
-1 cup of butter
-3 oz of white chocolate
-2 cups of sugar
-1 tsp of vanilla
-2 cups of flour
-1 tsp of salt
-red and green food coloring
In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter and chocolate until melted. Then set aside to cool.
In a bowl, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Then add in the butter mixture.
Stir in the flour and salt.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Divided the batter into two separate bowls. Make one batch of batter red by adding a few drops of red food coloring and the other green by mixing in green food coloring.
Put the red batter into a small pipette bag and do the same for the green. Cut the tips and then place both pipette bags into one large pipette bag and cut the tip.
Spray some non-stick spray into your treat mold then begin squeezing batter into each mold in a swirl pattern.
Bake for about 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean then it is done.
Are of you a fan of How The Grinch Stole Christmas? I love Dr. Seuss and I was really excited to give this Who Pudding recipe that I found online a try. I decided to modify the recipe by cutting it in half. So if you wish to just make about 2 servings or so, follow the recipe below:
1/3 cup of long grain rice
1 1/2 cups of milk
6 tbs of sugar
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 tbs of butter
1/4 tsp of salt
2 eggs separated
red and green M& M's
In a double boiler, combine the rice and milk and cook for 30 minutes.
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks until frothy. Then stir in the sugar, vanilla, butter and salt.
Then combine the rice mixture.
Grease baking dish. I use two souffle dishes.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees.
Then refrigerate overnight and top with M&M's before serving.
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.
Hi there! I am Felicia.
I am a Holiday Expert and self proclaimed "Fest-Diva"! I enjoy celebrating Holidays. Time to Get Holiday Happy!