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Spruced Up Cake Mix: Double Chocolate Cake Recipe

 

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Spruced Up Cake Mix: Double Chocolate Cake

Kasey here, recently we hosted a cook out at our house for the Time 2 $ave team and their family’s. It was so great to spend time with everyone, and our kids had a blast playing in the backyard together. I made a chocolate cake for dessert and posted the pic on facebook. Immediately my wall blew up with comments requesting the recipe. Who knew a chocolate cake could garner such a response. It was so simple to make! I followed my blogger friend, Hoosier Homemade’s advice and spruced up an ALDI cake mix.  She always adds four eggs (even if the mix calls for less) and replaces the water with buttermilk. Although I generally prefer homemade cakes I thought I would try her suggestion since I was on such a tight time frame. Oh. My. Word. It was so moist and delicious! I added homemade icing, and garnished with one of the premium milk chocolate bars from ALDI. I think it turned out beautifully.  Amazed at how easy it was to grate the chocolate bar using a cheese grater! I’ve included my recipe below for my spruced up cake mix double chocolate cake recipe!

I made another cake yesterday to take to church however it didn’t turn out nearly as pretty. It’s really important to give the cake time to completely cool before drizzling the icing. Then, make sure to allow the icing to cool before adding the chocolate shavings. I didn’t have time for either Saturday morning and by the time we got to church my cake looked like a hot mess! The chocolate shavings melted everywhere. Oh well,lesson learned! [Read more...]


Pool Party Fish Cake Recipe

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To celebrate summer break – the kids and I made this fun Pool Party Fish Cake and invited the neighborhood kids over for cake and water games!  Check out our post on 15 water games HERE!

It turned out super cute – and would be appropriate for any pool party, summertime soiree or even Father’s Day for the fishing dad.  Here’s how to make your own Pool Party Fish Cake.

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Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

If you are looking for a great Mother’s Day desert recipe, Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcakes are fantastic!/

Y’all are going to love this yummy Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe guest post from my friend Sadie!! She is an amazing baker if only she lived closer to me I’d love to have one of these Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcakes right now!!!  There is just something about scrumptious cupcakes – the perfect balance of cake and frosting that makes them irresistible. [Read more...]

Orange Bunny Rolls for Easter Breakfast! (Ca-Yute!)

Photo Credit: Budget Gourmet Mom

I was browsing Pinterest last night (as usual) and found this adorable idea for Easter Breakfast!

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Valentine Cupcakes: Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

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It’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day recipes!!  How fun it is to bake Valentine cupcakes, especially if your kiddos are old enough to help!  It’s so easy to make your kids feel super special as we countdown to Valentine’s Day by making Valentine’s themed desserts, dinners, snacks etc.  Stay tuned, as we have lots of fun Valentine’s Day ideas to share with you!!

Y’all are going to love this yummy Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe guest post from my friend Sadie!! She is an amazing baker if only she lived closer to me I’d love to have one of these Strawberry Shortcake Red Velvet Cupcakes right now!!!  There is just something about scrumptious cupcakes – the perfect balance of cake and frosting that makes them irresistible.


Sadie is a blogger that loves to cook. Her Kid-Friendly Tofu Nuggets are always a hit. For more recipes, you can follow her on Pinterest!

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Candy Cane “Buttons & Bows” Cookies Recipe!

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No-Fail Holiday Fudge Recipe

No-Fail Holiday Fudge Recipe

Jamie here, I. Love. Fudge.  I won’t lie -  I could sit there and eat half a pan of it.  And I’m not the only one – right?  When you show up at a holiday party with fudge – people act like you just created a miracle – they’re that excited.

For any of you that’ve ever tried to make fudge and failed – I’m going to share a no-fail fudge secret with you… chocolate chips + evaporated milk + marshmallows + butter + sugar.  That’s just about all you need for this go-to recipe for “Famous Fudge” – and I guarantee it won’t disappoint!

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Recipe: Yummy Oreo Cheesecake Bites

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Does anyone else love Pinterest? I see so many DIY décor ideas for my home, crafts that my kids would love, and recipes  I want to try I could get lost for hours. We’ve asked our friend Tori Vest, self-professed Pinterest-lover, crafter, cook, and DIY extroidair to help us out. Take it away Tori…..

I found this delicious recipe on “Handle The Heat” blog! These fun snacks are not only delicious, but also fast and easy! The mixture of Oreos throughout the cream cheese blend makes a flawlessly scrumptious dessert!

If you like this……PIN IT!

Oreo Cheesecake Bites
Dessert
Makes 30 cheesecake bites.
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Package of Oreos. (I used the off-brand, and they worked great!)
  • 2 packages of cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • A pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Line 30 muffin tins with cupcake liners and put 1 whole Oreo in the bottom of each cupcake slot.
  3. Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  4. You will probably have to scrape the sides of the blender bowl several times.
  5. Gradually add sugar, vanilla, sour cream and salt.
  6. Lightly beat the 2 large eggs, and slowly drizzle eggs into the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Take about 12 Oreos and break them by hand into small pieces.
  8. Divide the batter evenly into each cookie-lined cup until each up is about ¾ full.
  9. Bake, rotating pan half way through, until the filling has set, this will take about 22 minutes.
  10. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely and then put them in the refrigerator to cool for about 4 hours, or over night.

 

These are such a hit with kids and adults! My only suggestion before eating these would be to make sure that you and self-control are on the same page! Because only eating 1 of these is quite a task! I hope you enjoy this delicious treat!

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