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.
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Enter for you chance to win some of their delicious products!
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.
Hi there! I am Felicia.
I am a Holiday Expert and self proclaimed "Fest-Diva"! I enjoy celebrating Holidays. Time to Get Holiday Happy!