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Happy Easter

I made a creative basket over at Glitz Girlz Glamour Guide with all these Easter goodies you see below…

Tye Dye Eggs
Eggs
Neon Gel Food Color
Boil your eggs. Then crack your eggs so the outer shell is cracked all around the eggs. I placed my eggs in water in coffee mugs and allowed them to stay in the refrigerator over night (this will depend on the intensity of the color you want to achieve). Remove them in the morning from the dye, remove the shell, and TA-DA you have Tye Dye Eggs! Ready to Eat πŸ™‚

Tye Dye Easter Eggs

Tye Dye Easter Eggs

Food Color w/ Water

Food Color w/ Water

Butterscotch Birds Nest
2 Packages of Butterscotch Morsels
1 5oz can of Chow Mein Noodles
1 Package of Pastel M&M’s
Melt your butterscotch morsels over a low heat stirring constantly. Once melted and silky (don’t overcook) remove from heat and stir in your chow mein noodles. Spoon out onto wax paper, place a few m&m’s in each, and allow to harden. These are so stinkin’ cute they really look like birds nest!

Butterscotch Birds Nest

Butterscotch Birds Nest

Drying on Wax Paper

Drying on Wax Paper

Birds Nest w/ M&M Eggs

Birds Nest w/ M&M Eggs

Glitter Eggs
Eggs
Glue Dots
Glitter
Boil your eggs. Place glue dots around your eggs (you can buy at any craft store & they are sticky on both sides) then sprinkle with glitter. You can use any colors you desire but I tried pastel glitter first and the pastels colors don’t show up well. Glitter can be messy but they are fun for something different. πŸ™‚

Eggs w/ Glitter Dots

Eggs w/ Glitter Dots

Glue Dots

Glue Dots

Candy Sugar Cones
Sugar Cones
Pastel M&M’s
Cellophane
Easter Ribbon
Fill your cones with m&m’s, wrap cellophane around each individual one and tie with your Easter ribbon. Sometimes simplicity speaks volumes!

I placed everything in my basket with a few other items I grabbed at Tj Maxx! I mean how cute is this?!? Love it!

Easter Basket w/ Easter Goodies

Easter Basket w/ Easter Goodies

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St. Patricks Day Cookie Pops

Quick & Easy Mint Oreo Cookie Pops! These cookie pops could be created to match any festive holiday ! πŸ™‚

Ingredients
Mint Oreo Cookies
White Chocolate
Green Sugar/Sprinkles
Sucker Sticks

Set up your candy station. Melt your white chocolate. Stick your sucker sticks in each oreo, dip them into the melted chocolate, and sprinkle with your green candy sugar. You can allow to dry on wax paper but I find that allowing them to dry in a colander works best!

Mint Oreo Cookie Pop Prep

Mint Oreo Cookie Pop Prep

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Lucky Charm Pancakes

I’M BAAAAAAAAAAACK! Sorry for the lack of post but GREAT THINGS TO COME!

I love holidays and especially St. Patricks Day seeing how I have a little Irish in me and I’m not just talking about the fact that a girl likes to have a drink or three on occasion! I couldn’t wait to make these festive pancakes because they are seriously “MAGICALLY DELICIOUS”! I robbed my Lucky Charms cereal box for the marshmallows because they add a sweet surprise when you bite into the pancake. These little guys are easy to make and a hit with adults and kids! Who wouldn’t love green pancakes and marshmallows in the morning!?!

Ingredients
2 Cups Original Bisquick Mix
1 Cup of Milk
1 tsp of Vanilla
1 tsp of Green Food Color
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup of Lucky Charm Marshmallows
Whipped Cream Topping

In a large bowl mix together your bisquick mix, milk, vanilla, eggs, and food color until mixed well. Then stir in your lucky charm marshmallows (you can always add extra marshmallow lovers). Heat your skillet over med-high heat and add butter. After, I heat my pan I like to turn it back down to a low heat because pancakes tend to burn quickly if your not careful. Take a 1/4 cup of pancake mix and pour your batter into your skillet. Pay close attention when you start to see bubbles on top of the pancake its about time to flip (you want to make sure its a golden brown color underneath first and then flip). Then plate your pancakes, add your whipped topping, and sprinkle with extra marshmallows! You can also make a cream cheese pancake topping or serve with warm maple syrup. Erin Go Bragh!

St. Patricks Day Lucky Charm Pancakes

St. Patricks Day Lucky Charm Pancakes

St. Patricks Day Pancakes

St. Patricks Day Pancakes

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Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! I hope EVERYONE has a WONDERFUL DAY even the one’s who think its a silly holiday! It’s one more reason to celebrate “US” AMAZING WOMEN! I kicked off my morning with a heart inspired V-Day Breakfast in the spirit of Valentines Day. I cooked turkey bacon, heart shaped sunny side up egg, heart shaped potatoes, grapefruit, orange, and I garnished with parsley for color! I have a heart shaped mold that allowed me to make the sunny side up egg and I used a heart shaped cookie cutter to make the heart shaped potatoes! Ta-Da! You now have a V-Day inspired breakfast. πŸ™‚

Valentines Day Inspired Breakfast

Valentines Day Inspired Breakfast

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Valentine Treats

I am that girl, that “festive girl” who enjoy holidays and all their treats! I decided to indulge and make some Valentine Day Treats that I would like to share with YOU! Easy Step-by-Step instructions below:
*Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Pink Heart Whoopie Pies, & XO’s Red Velvet Cream Cheese Stuffed Cupcakes*

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Red Strawberries

Strawberries Prep

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Ingredients
White Chocolate
Milk Chocolate
Mini Chocolate Morsels & Nuts
Coconut
Red & Pink Sugar
Black Candy Gel
Lay out your wax paper. Melt your chocolates and set up you work station. Dip your strawberries into your chocolates and decorate by dipping into colored sugar, coconut, chocolate morsels & nuts, or dip into both chocolates and decorate with black candy gel to look like a tuxedo! These are always a hit and they carry more meaning being homemade vs. store bought! πŸ™‚

XO’s Red Velvet Cupcakes Stuffed w/ Cream Cheese

Valentine XO Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcake Mix

XO’s Red Velvet Cupcakes Stuffed w/ Cream Cheese

Ingredients
1 Box Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cupcake Cake & Frosting Mix
Eggs
Milk (replace water with milk)
Canola Oil
Butter
Follow the directions on the back of the box. Mix cake mix, eggs, milk, and oil. Place in 12 cupcake liners and bake according to box. Allow to cool. Then mix butter, water, and cream cheese frosting until smooth. Place in piping bag and fill each cupcake then draw X’s & O’s onto your cupcakes! Wa-La!

Pink Heart Whoopie Pies

Valentine Heart Whoopie Pies

Valentine Heart Whoopie Pies

Stencil Hearts on Parchment

Stencil Hearts on Parchment

Pipe your batter into your stenciled hearts

Pipe your batter into your stenciled hearts

Pink Heart Whoopie Pies

Ingredients
1 Box Classic White Cake
Milk (replace water with milk)
Butter (replace oil with butter)
Eggs
Pink Food Color
Icing
2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
1 tsp of Vanilla
3 Cups of Powdered Sugar
2 tbsp of Heavy Whipping Cream
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix your ingredients according to the back of the box but substitute the milk and butter in place of the water and oil. Mix really well until no lumps and place in a piping bag (homemade or store bought piping bag). Once, its mixed well add your pink food color until you reach your desired pink color. Take a baking sheet and line with parchment paper. Now take a hear shaped cookie cutter (any size of your choice) and draw hearts onto your parchment paper. This will be the outline that you pipe your batter into to bake. Take your piping bag and pipe your batter in the shape of a heart inside of your outlined heart. You want to stay an inch or more away from the lines. The batter expands when it bakes. Now, pop into your oven and bake for 8 minutes. Place on a cooling rack or a counter top with wax paper to cool. Finish baking your remaining batter. Once cooled make your icing, place into a piping bag and fill your hearts! You now have a whoopie Pie!

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Buckeye Balls

Last but not least the Buckeye Balls! If you like reese’s peanut butter cups Β then you will love these peanut butter and chocolate balls of yumminess!

Ingredients
1 1/2 Cups of Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup of Margarine (room temperature)
1 tsp of Vanilla
1/2 tsp of Salt
4 Cups of Powdered Sugar

Coating
1 Cup of Chocolate Candy Coating
2 tbsp of Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening
Mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in large bowl with electric mixer until blended. Add powdered sugar by the 1/2 Cup until blended well. Roll into 3/4 inch balls and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Next, melt chocolate and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 30 second intervals until melted. Lay out wax paper. Place a toothpick into each ball and dip individually leaving 3/4 of the peanut butter ball showing and place on the wax paper to harden. Smooth over the toothpick holes and place in refrigerator to harden chocolate completely. Then place in air tight container. Super rich and super yummy!

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Cinna-Yum Nuts

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m officially done making & baking ALL Christmas Candies! I wanted to share with you these Cinnamon & Sugar Pecans which are easy to make and tasty to snack on. They make a perfect counter top presentation snack when entertaining!

Ingredients
1 Large Egg White
3 Cups of Pecan Halves
1/3 Cup of Sugar
1 tbsp of Cinnamon
2 tsp of Vanilla
1/4 tsp of Salt
Whisk the egg white in a bowl or use already blended egg whites and pour over the pecans. Stirring in a bowl until coated. In a separate bowl mix the cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, and salt together. Now pour over nuts and toss well. Spread the coated nuts onto a ungreased baking sheet (I lined mine with parchment paper). Bake for 20 min at 300 degrees without stirring. Use a spatula to remove the nuts from the baking sheet immediately onto a cool plate. Allow to cool completely and store in a tightly closed container. Wa-La Cinnamon & Sugar Nuts!

cinnamonsugarpecans

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