I received this no-fail chocolate cupcake recipe from a friend many many years ago. After I had ooed and awed about the delicious perfect cupcake and asked what her secret was- she directly copied it word for word from her recipe card. The recipe card makes me smile. It's titled No Fail Cupcakes and it's wording is just as my grandma would have worded. Semi-specific yet straight forward. These really are the easiest to make and hardest to mess up. You most likely have all of the . . .
Hey guys - it's my birthday month, so I thought - why not share a birthday recipe? I'm not a big bread maker. I'm not a patient person and all the waiting and raising just isn't my jive. I'll make rolls a few times a year and cinnamon rolls a few times a year. That's about my max. But what better reason to make bread than a birthday? Who wouldn't love to wake up to these birthday cake sweet rolls?! Perfect Homemade Dough The dough is my mother-in-law's recipe and it is so so . . .
It's birthday season around our house. I have four important b-days to celebrate this week - including my hub. So what better way to have your cake and eat it too, along with your ice cream - than to put both into a milkshake!? Birthday Cake Milkshake will rock your world. The Cake Shake My first introduction to the fusion of cake and ice cream was at Portillo's in Buena Park. Des turned me on to this little restaurant - they serve a dang good beef sandwich and are famous for their . . .
As a kid I ALWAYS requested funfetti cake for my birthday. I loved that frosting with the waxy little numbs of sprinkles. So it's only appropriate to have funfetti-inspired birthday cake cookies! Bet You Can't Eat Just One! My husband loved these little babies! They are sweet and fun and the perfect little bite of perfection. These guys are great freezers - so make up a big batch and stick them in the freezer for a future date. Serve alongside a tall class of milk. Bet you can't eat . . .
If there is one thing that I have served at gatherings that is always a hit - it is this chocolate fondue! The recipe is simple and it is really such a crowd pleaser. I received this fondue pot as a wedding gift and I've used it so so many times for various recipes - but chocolate fondue is by far the favorite. Fondue can also be made in a saucepan and served warm in a dish if you don't have a fondue pot. Fondue At Home One of my fondest memories is visiting a fondue restaurant with . . .
On our final day we ventured into Liberia to try a famous restaurant. The restaurant is owned by 3 brothers, first it started out in a tiny house but their food was so good it grew and grew. It's now about 3 houses combined and basically takes up a whole block. They had all sorts of delicious sea food, casados, fried rice and for dessert flan cheesecake. I really wanted to recreate this dish so we could make it at home. They served it out of little ramekins and I thought it would be perfect to . . .
THESE are triple layer mint brownies. The best ever you will taste! They have the gooey goodness of a brownie, then a thick fluffy creamy buttery, slightly minty layer of frosting...drizzled with a little bit more chocolate. Triple layer mint brownies are perfect for holidays AND any other time your craving a killer chocolatey dessert. They aren't overly rich, or too sweet. The creamy frosting pairs perfectly with chocolate brownies. A delicious decadence. How to make triple layer . . .
Tis the season for baking and cookie making. This time of year it seems I am making cookies for holiday parties, cookies for the neighbors, cookies for class treats, and cookies for my family to enjoy. With all of these cookies, there has to be a better way to package them than on a paper plate with plastic wrap! Today I'm sharing some cookie packaging ideas that I like to use. I am a big fan of pretty packaging - I love to wrap presents and I am always a sucker for a makeup item in . . .
Cookie Exchanges are a fond memory of mine. My grandma hosted a HUGE cookie exchange every year. They went all out and baked 1 dozen cookies for each person in attendance. I remember my mom coming home with and entire laundry basket full of plates of cookies. That is heaven for a little kid. I remember going with my mom on a few occasions when my dad was working and just drooling over all the cookies. I also felt super special being there because it was a no-kids event...but with it being . . .
A few year ago my husband and I took an adult only getaway to Las Vegas. My mom graciously flew out from Utah to spend some one on one time with our son and to let us have a mini-vacation. Before I left she whipped up this chewy trail mix for our drive out to Vegas. Lots Of Good For You Ingredients This mix is full of things that are super good for you, so you don't feel guilty chowing down on it! Almonds, cranberries, and lots of fiber! I was skeptical with ingredients like Kashi Go . . .
I have memories of my mom and our next door neighbor, Marla, standing in our kitchen making dozens and dozens of pies. This always happened a few days before Thanksgiving. The kitchen was a mess, the house smelled amazing, and the tone was always joyful. As I grew older I remember them sending me on errands to get missing ingredients. One of my mom's favorite pies was Marla's famous razzleberry pie. Instant Clear Gel This recipe is inspired by Marla's recipe - with just one tweak. Her . . .
Halloween is my verrrrrrry favorite holiday!!! I love the decorations, the costumes, and the food! Today I want to share a treat that whipped up for our little Halloween Party. I call it Candy Corn Popcorn - but really it is a twist on our Marshmallow Popcorn Recipe. Find the recipe HERE, or check out the Halloween version below. Candy Corn, Love It Or Hate It In all reality, I hate candy corn. There are candy corn lovers, and there are candy corn haters. I fall into that hate . . .