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Christmas Crack Cookie Bites – BEST Cookies EVER!

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Christmas Crack

There are several different versions of this recipe, however I’ve done a little tweaking and have come up with what my family thinks is the perfect “Christmas Crack” recipe. I can’t believe how simple this recipe is, even if you aren’t an experienced cook you can still whip up a batch that your family and friends will love.  I’ve included a little pictorial step-by-step below along with the full recipe at the bottom of the post. [Read more...]


Chocolate Mint Popcorn Balls

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I haven’t made popcorn balls in years. When I was given the opportunity to try out a cool new popcorn baller from Good Cook, I immediately said yes as I knew my kids would enjoy helping me. Also, I have learned that I can incorporate lessons on fractions and measurements when we cook together.

These were so easy to make. I started with homemade microwave popcorn, then found an easy 4 ingredient recipe for the yummy sweet “sticky” part of the recipe.

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Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

I have never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like.  But I’m telling you – in 32 years, I have never ever had a chocolate chip cookie this good.  Ever.  My friend Caitie made these for us on a recent visit down to Florida, and if I had been dieting to fit into my bathing suit before I got there, I decided to forget it when she put a plate of these in front of me.  They were almost worth me having muffin top in my beach photos.

Caitie used to work at a cup-cakery, so she knows her way around some sugar and butter, let me tell you.  She got this recipe from Cooks Illustrated, and altered it just a bit. These cookies are really chubby, moist, and they have that certain “heft” you want to feel in your hand when you pick it up off the plate.  And definitely go for the chunks vs. chips if you have the luxury.  The chocolate chunks can hold their own in these dense, nutty flavored cookies.  Chocolate chips would just get lost in there.

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Pumpkin Dip Recipe

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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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