Easy Valentine’s Day Nutella Cookie Cups

Easy Valentine's Day Nutella Cookie Cups

Something about this season really makes me want to bake and sometimes, when I want something warm from the oven but don’t really have time to make something from scratch, I like to “cheat” a little and use these delicious refrigerated Pillsbury sugar cookies to make something that looks like I slaved over homemade treats. This recipe really fits that bill because they’re super fast and easy to make but they look really complicated so get ready for the compliments!

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Summer Fun with Shark Popsicles!

Summer Fun with Shark Popsicles!

The heat index has been over a hundred degrees nearly every day for weeks here and keeping cool has been a challenge! Frozen treats of all sorts have been in high demand and the kids particularly loved these Shark Pops so we’ve been making them pretty often. They are super fun and easy to make and even more fun to eat!

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Easy Chocolate Maple Bacon Truffles Recipe

Easy Chocolate Maple Bacon Truffles Recipe

These little bites of deliciousness combine three of my favorite things – chocolate, maple and bacon! They are super easy to make and the presentation is so beautiful you’ll probably want to make these Maple Bacon Chocolate Truffles every time you have guests you’d like to impress.

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Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Bars

Firecracker Rice Krispie Treat Bars

These Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats are perfect for 4th of July celebrations or patriotic themed get togethers like on Memorial Day, plus they’re so much fun to make!

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Watermelon Cake Pops Recipe

Watermelon Cake Pops Recipe

The kids and I adore cake pops of any sort and these Watermelon Cake Pops are absolutely fabulous! They’re so cute and so delicious that everybody loves them. Cake pops are always a great way to please a crowd too since you can get so many out of a batch!

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Margarita Lime Cookies Recipe

Margarita Lime Cookies Recipe

If you’re looking for a way to use up some extra limes, a fun way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, or just want to surprise your family with a tasty treat then these Margarita Lime Cookies are for you. The combination of lime with a sugar sprinkle topping makes these cookies refreshingly delicious – be sure to whip up a bunch because they’ll disappear fast!

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Tasty Tuesday: 39 Favorite Easter Desserts

39 Favorite Easter Desserts

My five kiddos really love to celebrate Easter, it signals the beginning of spring and all sorts of outdoor play time activities, not to mention all the fabulous Easter treats and desserts that come along with the holiday. I like to fill their Easter baskets with homemade treats and they really enjoy pitching in to make fun Easter themed desserts. Here’s a terrific list of 39 delicious Easter dessert recipes that your family is sure to love.

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Make Your Own Chocolate Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Make Your Own Chocolate Hearts for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up shortly and I absolutely love to make gifts for my friends and loved ones for the holiday. These Chocolate Valentine Hearts are perfect because they’re so easy to make, they’re delicious and the presentation is wonderful. I’m planning to place them in decorative cupcake wrappers inside treat boxes as gifts for co-workers this year.

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Delicious Fall Pumpkin Parfait Recipe

Delicious Pumpkin Parfait Recipe

We all love yogurt in our house and there is nothing better than a delicious yogurt parfait for breakfast or for dessert and this pumpkin parfait recipe is perfect for fall.  Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite fall treats so I absolutely love this unique use for all those lovely pie pumpkins that are on sale this season.

Pumpkin Parfait Recipe

This pumpkin parfait recipe is so easy to make and the presentation is beautiful so you can serve it to guests if you’d like but your family is sure to love it as well!

Delicious Fall Pumpkin Parfait Recipe
 
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Serves: 3 Parfaits
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 cup 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 tbs honey
  • ½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice)
  • Granola
  • 1 can Extra Creamy Reddi Whip
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl combine 1 cup vanilla yogurt, prepared pumpkin, honey and pumpkin pie spice, reserving the other cup of vanilla yogurt.
  2. Stir until all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. In a mini trifle or parfait glass place your vanilla yogurt.
  4. Top the vanilla yogurt with granola.
  5. Next layer on the pumpkin yogurt.
  6. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  7. Serve immediately.

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Making Cashew Bark Holiday Gifts

Cashew Bark Holiday Gifts

I’ve enjoyed being a contributor to the $5 Dinners website for about three years now and this week I posted a recipe for my super easy Cashew Bark. There are only two ingredients, the bark is delicious, and it makes a great gift for the holidays!

Cashew Bark Holiday Gifts

The kids had so much fun helping me make the cashew bark, then after it had cooled and I broke it into pieces, they each got to fill up a Christmas themed coffee mug with bark for their teacher.

Cashew Bark Holiday Gifts

Once all the mugs were full, we even got to taste test some ourselves! We wrapped the mugs in simple white dotted cellophane tied with ribbon, and the kids can’t wait to hand deliver the gifts to their teachers at school tomorrow.

Cashew Bark Holiday Gifts

Shhhh – don’t tell the kids, but I made a BIG batch so we’d have some left over and I’ve already hidden most of it for later. I may even decide to share!