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Homemade Creamsicle

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The kiddos and I love making ice cream. We also love to come up with fun creations to make popsicles. This homemade creamsicle tastes just like the real thing but I personally like my ingredients a little better…it’s just a tad bit healthier than a store bought creamsicle. ;-) I used a Zoku Quick Pop Maker which you can buy HERE and I highly recommend it and LOVE mine!

Homemade Creamsicle (Yield about 3 pops)

I used a Zoku Quick Pop Maker which you can buy HERE and I highly recommend it and LOVE mine!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 411 Homemade Creamsicle

DIRECTIONS:

If you are using a Zoku Quick Pop Maker:

  1. Mix together cream, sugar and vanilla. 311 Homemade Creamsicle
  2. Pour Orange juice in maker up to fill line. 211 Homemade Creamsicle
  3. Place stick in position.
  4. Wait 3 1/2 minutes.
  5. Use suction tool to remove unfrozen juice from center of maker or carefully pour off unfrozen juice.
  6. Fill this now empty space with cream mixture.
  7. Wait 5 minutes or until cream in set (frozen).
  8. Use tool to remove pop and place in freezer.

If you are not using a Zoku:

  1. Mix together cream, sugar, vanilla and orange juice.
  2. Pour mixture in popsicle molds or small paper cups.
  3. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes or until mixture begins to firm.
  4. Insert sticks and return to freezer for several hours.
  5. Use hot water to release from molds.
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7 Layer Dip Cups

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These dip cups are great for parties! I hate double dipping and can’t stand eating out of a huge dip bowl that’s been double dipped who knows how many times. icon wink 7 Layer Dip Cups With that being said, I love making and dipping out of these homemade 7 layer dip cups. Enjoy!

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7 Layer Dip Cups

(Yield about 6 individual cups)

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz Refried Beans
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup Guacamole
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Chunky Salsa
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup slice Green Onions
  • 1/4 cup sliced Olives 318 7 Layer Dip Cups

Directions:

  1. Add taco seasoning to refried beans and mix well.
  2. Drain some of the moisture from the salsa so that it doesn’t seep down into lower layers.
  3. Layer ingredients into each cup being careful not to smear on the sides.
  4. Gently push down each ingredient to clean any empty spaces.
  5. Layer about 2 tablespoons of each into the cups: 219 7 Layer Dip Cups
  6. Bean mixture
  7. Guacamole
  8. Sour Cream
  9. Salsa
  10. Cheese
  11. Divide tomatoes evenly across cups.
  12. Top each with green onions and olives.
  13. Serve with Tortilla Chips.
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Dirty Coke with Homemade Coconut Syrup

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I don’t really like Coke…but I absolutely love me some dirty coke with delicious homemade coconut syrup! This drink has cream, coconut syrup, lime and coke. I highly recommend trying it wether or not you like Coke. Enjoy…

Dirty Coke with Homemade Coconut Syrup

Ingredients:

  • Coconut Syrup:
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Coconut Flavor

Dirty Coke:

  • 12 oz Coca-Cola
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Syrup
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 2 tbsp Half & Half or Heavy Cream 212 Dirty Coke with Homemade Coconut Syrup

Directions:

  1. If you can’t find Coconut Syrup you can make your own.
  2. Add 1 cup water and 1 cup Sugar to a pan and bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Allow to boil for 3-5 minutes. 312 Dirty Coke with Homemade Coconut Syrup
  3. Remove from heat and add coconut flavor.
  4. Allow to cool.
  5. cut lime into quarter lime wedges.
  6. In a large glass (approx 24 oz) fill half way with ice.
  7. Add coconut syrup and squeeze 2 lime wedges over ice.
  8. Toss squeezed limes into glass.
  9. Add Coke.
  10. Add 1-2 tablespoons of half & half or cream and serve. Note that lime juice will tend to try and curdle the cream.
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Crock Pot Beans with Ground Beef

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These crock pot bakes beans with meat are my favorite side dish to make. These are FULL of flavor and I promise, they will be the best beans you’ve ever tried. icon wink Crock Pot Beans with Ground Beef There’s meat, peppers, onion, bacon, brown sugar, beans and more…told you it’s good. icon wink Crock Pot Beans with Ground Beef Enjoy and be sure to PIN this recipe, you’ll definitely want to make it again.

Crock Pot Beans with Ground Beef

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb Bacon
  • 1 chopped medium Onion
  • 1 chopped Bell Pepper (any color)
  • 4 medium can Pork and Beans (approx 60 oz total)
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 cup Barbecue Sauce 216 Crock Pot Beans with Ground Beef

Directions:

  1. Brown ground beef with onion and pepper. 315 Crock Pot Beans with Ground Beef
  2. Drain ground beef mixture and add to crock pot.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except bacon and stir to mix well. 412 Crock Pot Beans with Ground Beef
  4. Cut bacon strips into quarters and fry until fat is rendered out and bacon is slightly browned.
  5. Add bacon pieces to top of crock pot. 57 Crock Pot Beans with Ground Beef
  6. Cook on low for 3-4 hours. 62 Crock Pot Beans with Ground Beef

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Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix

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You know that really yummy Onion Dip you can dip Ruffle chips in?! Well, it’s made out of Sour Cream and Onion soup mix and is one of my favorite things to eat and make at parties. Below is a homemade copycat Lipton Onion Soup mix that you can make and add to sour cream to make the BEST dip ever! This also is perfect to add to some hot water and make a delicious soup. Enjoy…

Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Dried Minced Onion
  • 1/3 cup Beef Bouillon Powder
  • 4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Parsley Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar 26 Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients. 36 Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  2. Mix well and store in air tight container.
  3. When recipe call for a packet, use 5 tablespoons.
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Fruit Cocktail Popsicles (2-Ingredients!)

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These Fruit Cocktail popsicles are super easy to make and taste delicious. You will only need 2 ingredients to make them which I love! So dig in your pantry for a can of fruit cocktail and enjoy this yummy treat…

Fruit Cocktail Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Fruit Cocktail
  • 12-18 extra Maraschino Cherries 215 Fruit Cocktail Popsicles (2 Ingredients!)

Directions:

  1. Place a cherry in the bottom of each mold.
  2. Fill each mold with fruit cocktail, adding an extra cherry halfway through.
  3. Make sure each is filled with liquid to the fill line.
  4. Insert sticks and place in freezer for at least 3-5 hours.
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No Bake Twinkie Strawberry Dessert

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No bake recipes are my favorite! Want to make s SUPER YUMMY dessert that only takes a few minutes to whip together and requires zero baking!? If so, you will love this next recipe which uses Twinkies, pudding, strawberries and whipped cream…can’t get much better than that! icon wink No Bake Twinkie Strawberry Dessert Enjoy and let the kiddos help, they love making this…

No Bake Twinkie Strawberry Dessert

Ingredients:

  • 9 Twinkies
  • 1 pkg Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 1/2 cup Milk
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 16 oz Frozen Sliced Strawberries in Sugar (thawed) 27 No Bake Twinkie Strawberry Dessert

Directions:

  1. In a 8×8″ pan arrange 9 Twinkies to cover the bottom. 37 No Bake Twinkie Strawberry Dessert
  2. Spoon strawberries and about half of the syrup over the Twinkies. 46 No Bake Twinkie Strawberry Dessert
  3. Beat pudding mix and milk until lightly set.
  4. Spread pudding over strawberries. 55 No Bake Twinkie Strawberry Dessert
  5. Spread whipped topping over pudding.
  6. Place in refrigerator to set for several hours.
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Copycat Cosmic Brownies

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My family loves these Cosmic brownies and I’ve come up with a way to make my own at home. I’d say these are a little bit healthier since I know what ingredients I’m putting in them. Plus, in my opinion, these taste MUCH better than the store bought kind. Enjoy…

Copycat Cosmic Brownies

Ingredients:

Brownies:

  • 3/4 cup melted Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 cup Flour 22 Copycat Cosmic Brownies

Icing:

  • 1 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chips
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • Candy Sprinkle decorations

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with non stick spray.
  3. Combine melted butter, eggs, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Whisk in the cocoa powder until incorporated.
  5. Add the flour and stir until just incorporated. 32 Copycat Cosmic Brownies
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  7. Lightly smooth and level the top.
  8. Bake 25 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in pan.
  10. Microwave chocolate chips and cream in a medium bowl for 1 minute
  11. Whisk until smooth. 41 Copycat Cosmic Brownies
  12. Pour icing over cooled brownies and lightly smooth.
  13. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes to allow icing to slightly firm.
  14. Add sprinkles to top and return to refrigerator to finish setting.
  15. When icing is completely set, Slice and serve.
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Copycat Chipotle Mild Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

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I love making simple salsas that don’t require a lot of ingredients. They more simple the salsa, the fresher is tastes. This copycat Chipotle salsa recipe doesn’t require many ingredients and tasted delicious. Enjoy…

Copycat Chipotle Mild Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 Red Onion, diced
  • 1/4 Jalapeno, diced
  • 5-7 stems of Cilantro
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt 23.jpg3 Copycat Chipotle Mild Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Directions:

  1. Remove leaves from the cilantro stems and discard stems.
  2. Chop up cilantro leaves.
  3. Combine all ingredients and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow flavors to marry. 33.jpg3 Copycat Chipotle Mild Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)
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Crock Pot Copycat Chipotle Carnitas

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Crock Pot Copycat Chipotle Carnitas

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One of my favorite “fast food” restaurants is Chipotle and if you’ve never been there, I highly recommend it. This copycat recipe is for their Carnitas and guess what else…it’s made in the crock pot! Super easy and tastes delicious. We love to eat this meat with corn tortillas or in burritos with some rice and beans. Enjoy!

Crock Pot Copycat Chipotle Carnitas

Ingredients:

  • Whole Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 cans of Rotel Tomatoes & Chiles
  • 2 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 2 tsp dried Chipotle Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bay leaves 22.jpg2 Crock Pot Copycat Chipotle Carnitas

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large pan and brown pork on all sides.
  2. Place pork in slow cooker and add remaining ingredients on top of pork. 32.jpg2 Crock Pot Copycat Chipotle Carnitas
  3. Cook on low 8-10 hours.
  4. Remove pork and shred (remove if it was not boneless).
  5. Remove bay leaves.
  6. Drain about half of the liquid.
  7. Add shredded pork back to juices in the crock pot. 42.jpg2 Crock Pot Copycat Chipotle Carnitas
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25 Decadently Cheesy Recipes

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From time to time, it seems like most people just get the hankering for something decadently cheesy! It can be hard to decide what to indulge on when you set your heart on something cheesy, but these recipes give you so much to decide from whether it’s an appetizer, a snack, or a full blown cheesy dinner!

1. Tomato Basil Queso Cheese Dip
2. Cheesy Chicken and Green Chile Lasagna
3. Cheesy Stuffed Mexican Shells
4. Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
5. Cheesy Cauliflower Grautin
6. Cheesy Margherita Pizza Hummus
7. Cheesy Pull Apart Bread
8. Gluten Free Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese
9. Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini
10. Cheesy Chicken Penne
11. Cheesy Italian Grilled Zucchini Boats
12. Three Cheese Crock Pot Mac and Cheese
13. Cheesy Tex Mex Cauliflower
14. Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Dip
15. Buttery Cheesy Garlic Bread
16. Bacon and Pea Macaroni and Cheese
17. Jalapeno and Chicken Stuffed Zucchini
18. Loaded Potato Casserole
19. Cheesy Mozzarella Cauliflower Casserole
20. Buffalo Cheeseburger Macaroni
21. Cheesy Eggplant Flautas
22. Crockpot Cheesy Abodo Chicken
23. Cheesy Broccoli Crostini
24. Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Waffles
25. Cheesy Lasagna Meatball Skillet

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Fluffy Pumpkin Dip

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Want to make a super quick and easy Pumpkin Dip this Fall and Winter?! Heck, I’d eat this stuff all year long! icon wink Fluffy Pumpkin Dip Here is a super simple recipe for a fluffy and creamy Pumpkin dip. I like to dip all kinds of things into it like cookies, fruit, crackers for a sweet and salty taste. It’s also great to put on the top of pie. Enjoy…

Fluffy Pumpkin Dip

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 pkg Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 8 oz Cool Whip thawed 21.jpg1 Fluffy Pumpkin Dip

Directions:

  1. Stir together pumpkin, pudding mix and spice until well blended. 31.jpg1 Fluffy Pumpkin Dip
  2. Stir in Cool Whip and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 41.jpg1 Fluffy Pumpkin Dip
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Cream Caramel Apples

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I love eating Caramel apples and they are actually quite fun to make too. You can get really creative with the different flavors, toppings, etc. This next recipe is for a cream caramel apple. The caramel is just a little creamier and lighter than a normal caramel. Enjoy this delicious treat..

Cream Caramel Apples

Ingredients:

  • 6 Apples
  • 3/4 cup Chopped Peanuts (optional)
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla 24.jpg4 Cream Caramel Apples

Directions:

  1. Heat water in a pot until hot (but not boiling).
  2. Add 1 tsp of vinegar.
  3. Insert a stick into the stem end of each apple. 34.jpg4 Cream Caramel Apples
  4. Dip apples in water and swirl to melt and remove any wax.
  5. Wipe with towel to dry and remove any remaining wax.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  7. In a pan, add 3/4 cup cream, corn syrup, butter and sugar.
  8. Cook to 245 (firm ball stage).  43.jpg3 Cream Caramel Apples
  9. Remove from heat and carefully stir in the remaining cream and the vanilla. Be careful as it is very hot and it may splatter.
  10. Dip and twirl the apples in the caramel to coat. Let any excess drip off.  5.jpg Cream Caramel Apples
  11. You can optionally roll the dipped apple in the chopped nuts.
  12. Place apples on prepared cookie sheet and refrigerate for 15 minutes to set caramel.
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Homemade Fudgesicles

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Homemade Fudgesicles

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There is nothing better on a hot day then an ice cold fudgesicles! Not only are these icy treats refreshing, they are perfect for a day at the beach or a backyard dessert. The only downside to having these cool treats on a regular basis is the cost! It can add up if your buying several boxes over the few months of summer. So why not make them at home? They are easy to make and  won’t take more than a few minutes  to create! Check out the recipe below to make your own DIY Fudgesicles:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box Of Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 2 Cups Of Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Of Sugar
  • 1 Can Of Evaporated Milk

Instructions:

  1. Start by combining all ingredients into your stand mixer or into a bowl (If your using a hand mixer).
  2. Mix all ingredients for 2-3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds leaving a small space at the top. Once half frozen add a popsicle stick to the molds if it doesn’t already have one!
  4. Run warm water over the molds once frozen to release the pops. Serve and enjoy!
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Oven Dried Apple Chips

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It’s almost Fall and you know what that means! Bring out the pumpkins, apples and yummy comfort snacks! These Apple Chips are super yummy and extremely easy to make. Plus, you only have to use the oven and not a dehydrator so it makes life a little easier and cleaner. icon wink Oven Dried Apple Chips Enjoy this delicious treat…P.S. – You can get the Apple Corer here on Amazon (it’s the same one I have and love!).

Oven Dried Apple Chips

Ingredients:

  • 2 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Apple corer (optional) 2.jpg Oven Dried Apple Chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 240.
  2. Core each apple and slice thin.3.jpg Oven Dried Apple Chips
  3. Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle over slices. 4.jpg Oven Dried Apple Chips
  4. Place slices on metal baking sheet and bake for 2 hours or until edges curl and chips are dry.
  5. Transfer to wire rack to cool and completely dry.
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Homemade Orange Julius

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Homemade Orange Julius

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When walking through a crowded, hot mall there is nothing more tempting than an ice cold Orange Julius. However, if you get one each time you’re in the mall the cost can start to add up! So to save money, why not try making your own DIY Orange Julius at home? It’s easy, won’t take more than a few minutes and it will taste almost spot on to the original. Check out the instructions below to make your own DIY Orange Julius drink:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 Can Of Frozen Orange Juice (Thawed)
  • 1 Cup Of Water
  • 1 Cup Of Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Of Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Of Vanilla (Optional)
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except for ice and blend until mix has become smooth.
  2. Once blended, stop the blending and add as much ice as preferred.
  3. Blend the mixture with the ice till consistency has become smooth. This can either be consumed right away or chilled in the fridge for an extra icy taste.
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Summer BBQ Recipe Ideas

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I absolutely LOVE Summer BBQ’s but making chicken and steak every time can get a little old. Check out the list below on new ways to spice up your BBQ food and grill something a little different. These are some of my favorite recipes for the BBQ. Enjoy!

Summer BBQ Recipe Ideas

  1. Grilled Chipotle and Cilantro Burgers ~Lori’s Culinary Creations
  2. Best Ever BBQ Baby Back Ribs ~Mom Endeavors
  3. Chile Lime Chicken on the Grill ~Amanda’s Cookin’
  4. Luther’s BBQ Sauce ~CopyKat
  5. Rosemary & Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops with Blaze Balsamic Fix Glaze ~See Mom Click
  6. Grilled Zucchini with Couscous, Spinach, and Cheese ~D’s Books and Cooks
  7. Marinated Grilled Pork Chops ~Love to Be in the Kitchen
  8. Summer Avocado Salad ~Simply {Darr}ling
  9. Hasselback Potatoes ~A Virtuous Woman
  10. Burger with Bacon Onion Jam ~D’s Books and Cooks
  11. L is for Lemonade ~A Virtuous Woman
  12. Grilled Fruit Kabobs ~Just Us Four
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Crock Pot Dulce de Leche Sauce

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Crock Pot Dulce de Leche Sauce

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Here is a super simple recipe to make some fabulous and tasty Dulce de Leche Sauce which goes well on just about anything. My Mom use to make this when I was little but she would use a pan and boil water which can be a little bit dangerous and definitely not as easy as it is in the crock pot! Enjoy this tasty treat on a spoon by itself or over your favorite dessert. icon wink Crock Pot Dulce de Leche Sauce

Crock Pot Dulce de Leche Sauce

Ingredients: 

  • 2 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla (optional) 28.jpg8 Crock Pot Dulce de Leche Sauce

Directions:

  1. Transfer condensed milk to three 1/2 pint mason jars and put on lids and rings.
  2. Place in slow cooker and cover with water. 38.jpg8 Crock Pot Dulce de Leche Sauce
  3. Cook on low for about 8 hours.
  4. Remove from water and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Carefully remove rings and lids.
  6. Add 1/4 tsp vanilla to each jar (optional).
  7. Stir well until sauce is smooth.
  8. To store replace, lid and ring and store in refrigerator.

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Watermelon Drink & Recipes Round-Up

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Watermelon is one of the tastiest foods of summer. There’s nothing like biting into a juicy wedge of watermelon! If watermelon is one of your favorite treats of summer, you need to check out this roundup. This list of recipes and drinks all feature the same main ingredient… watermelon! Will you make a pitcher of watermelon margaritas or cool off with a tasty watermelon popsicle?

Watermelon Recipes & Drinks

  1. Watermelon-Moscato Slush ~The Kitchen Is My Playground
  2. Frozen Watermelon Lemonade ~Gator Mommy Reviews
  3. Watermelon, Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe ~How to Have It All
  4. Watermelon Poptini ~Snappy Gourmet
  5. Watermelon Honeydew Popsicles ~Donuts, Dresses and Dirt
  6. Easy Watermelon Sorbet ~Thrifty Jinxy
  7. Grilled Watermelon Salad ~All Four Burners
  8. Watermelon Margarita ~Domestic Superhero
  9. Kids Summer Watermelon Popsicles ~Powerful Mothering
  10. Watermelon & Coconut Ice Popsicles ~The Red Bistro
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Mini Shepherd’s Pie

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Mini Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 can Biscuits (10-12 ct)
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Onion, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 3/4 cup Beef Stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 cup frozen Peas and Carrots
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley Flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups Mashed Potatoes 27.jpg7 Mini Shepherds Pie

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray.
  3. Flatten and mold biscuits into each muffin cup.  37.jpg7 Mini Shepherds Pie
  4. Bake 6-8 minutes,  until light golden. If biscuits have risen too much to hold meat, press downsides and bottom while still warm.
  5. Brown ground beef in a large skillet and drain.  43.jpg3 Mini Shepherds Pie
  6. Stir in the onions, salt, pepper and garlic and allow to cook together for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add flour to the mixture and stir until blended to a paste.
  8. Add beef stock, worcestershire and vegetables. Mix well
  9. Heat mashed potatoes in a microwave for 5 to 6 minutes stirring halfway through.
  10. Spoon about 2-3 tablespoons of meat mixture into each biscuit shell.
  11. Then top with equal amount mashed potatoes.
  12. Sprinkle the top with dried parsly flakes. Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before removing individual pies.
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No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

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Something I love to make all year long is Ice cream…and I am absolutely in love with Pumpkin Ice Cream! It may sound a little strange but it is actually delicious and pretty healthy for you. You will see that there are not many ingredients needed and you know what you’re putting into it! Plus, Pumpkin is very good for you. Enjoy…

No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Heavy Whipping cream
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla 36.jpg6 No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Directions:

  1. Whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. Gradually add condensed milk while continuing to beat.
  3. Stir in the pumpkin, vanilla and spice. 26.jpg6 No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
  4. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
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18 AMAZING and SIMPLE Tin Foil Camping Recipes for your Camping Trip!

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I love, love, love camping but sometimes it can get expensive and time consuming coming up with ideas on what to eat….That’s why I thought I would share this next list with you that I absolutely love!! Here are 18 AMAZING and SIMPLE Tin Foil Camping Recipes for your camping trip! Don’t forget to check out my Campfire Potatoes Recipe HERE too!

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Beach Theme Ham and Cheese Bento Kids Lunch Idea

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Beach Themed Ham & Cheese Bento Kids Lunch

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices Honey Ham
  • 2 slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Pretzel Roll (or Hoagie Roll)
  • 1 Boiled Egg
  • 1 Raisin
  • 1/4 cup Goldfish Crackers
  • Leaf Lettuce
  • 1/2 Orange sliced
  • Blue Jell-O
  • 1 Swedish Fish Candy
  • 1 Lowfat Milk Carton 42.jpg2 Beach Theme Ham and Cheese Bento Kids Lunch Idea

Directions:

  1. Prepare Jell-O according to directions and pour in serving size containers and allow to nearly set.
  2. Add one swedish fish to each Jell-O container.
  3. Take Roll and notch out each side and the rear to create fish shape. If your bento is small, split roll in half first to make 2 fish. 25.jpg5 Beach Theme Ham and Cheese Bento Kids Lunch Idea
  4. Notch out mouth and romove a small cirlce to create an eye. 35.jpg5 Beach Theme Ham and Cheese Bento Kids Lunch Idea
  5. Place raisin in the eye.
  6. Split roll and add ham and cheese.
  7. Place lettuce into box to support fish.
  8. Place remaining ingredients into cups and place in Bento Box.
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DIY Microwave Popcorn

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DIY Microwave Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Popcorn Kernels
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Brown Lunch Bag
  • Salt to taste 34.jpg4 DIY Microwave Popcorn

Directions:

  1. Place ingredients in bag.
  2. Fold top over and place on side in microwave.
  3. Cook times vary by microwave, mine took 2 minutes. 24.jpg4 DIY Microwave Popcorn
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2 Minute Eggless Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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I am in love with cookie dough but it’s not a good thing to eat it raw. So, this is a recipe for safe cookie dough that won’t get you sick. Plus, little Miley is allergic to eggs so this recipe is safe for her too. Enjoy!

2 Minute Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 4 tbsp softened Butter
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla 23.jpg3 2 Minute Eggless Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Directions:

  1. Heat flour in microwave for 2 minutes (internal temp 160).
  2. Mix together brown sugar, butter, vanilla and salt until well mixed. 33.jpg3 2 Minute Eggless Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  3. Add in milk and gradually add flour until desired dough consistensy is reached.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
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Creamsicle Cake

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Something I love to eat all Summer long are Creamsicles…but I also love to make them into new creations like cake! This creamsicle cake is full of flavor and not only tastes delicious, it looks super cool too! Enjoy…

Creamsicle Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 White Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 package Orange Jell-O
  • 1/2 cup boiling Water
  • 1/2 cup cold Water
  • 1 package Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 8 oz Cool Whip 32.jpg2 Creamsicle Cake

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 13×9 pan with non stick spray.
  3. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, using eggs, orange juice (instead of water) and oil.
  4. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes until cake springs back when touched.
  6. Allow cake completely cool.
  7. Using a skewer, poke small holes all over the cake, piercing all the way to bottom.
  8. In a bowl, comine Jell-O and boiling water and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  9. Add cold water, mix well and slowly pour this mixture over the entire cake.  22.jpg2 Creamsicle Cake
  10. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  11. Combine the pudding mix, milk and vanilla and beat well.
  12. Fold Cool Whip into the pudding mixture and use it to frost cake.
  13. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
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DIY Makeup Remover Pads

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Did you know it’s actually super easy to make your own make-up remover pads right from home? Plus, you know what’s in them and they are healthy ingredients and no strange chemicals like other make-up removers can have. Not only is it better for your skin, but it will actually save you money too. icon wink DIY Makeup Remover Pads Enjoy…

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DIY Makeup Remover Pads

Supplies:

  • Mason Jar or Round Container
  • Large Round Cotton Pads
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Tear-Free Baby Shampoo
  • 1/4 tsp Baby Oil 21.jpg1 DIY Makeup Remover Pads

Directions:

  1. In a large bowel mix together the Water, Shampoo and Oil. 31.jpg1 DIY Makeup Remover Pads
  2. Add enough of your solution to cover the bottom of your mason jar or container.
  3. Add in approximately 10 Pads (allow to soak up the solution. 41.jpg1 DIY Makeup Remover Pads
  4. Continue to add about 10 pads at a time pouring solution over each set to allow coverage.
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Homemade Gatorade

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Homemade Gatorade

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There is nothing more refreshing on a hot day then a cool drink. It becomes so easy to run to the store or into the local coffee shop to grab something cold, but why not try making your favorite summer drinks at home? One popular drink in the summer is Gatorade! The only issue is buying a drink like this everyday can start to add up cost wise. So why not try making your own DIY version at home? Check out the instructions below to make your own DIY Gatorade:


Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 Cup of Coconut Water
  • Lemon Juice (Fresh Squeezed If Possible)
  • Orange Juice (Fresh Squeezed If Possible)
  • Sugar (Optional)

Instructions:

  1. Start by gathering all your ingredients and squeezing your lemons and oranges.
  2. Once you have the juice of appx. 5 oranges and a half of lemon, combine them into the bottle of your choice.
  3. Then add the coconut water and sugar to sweeten if needed.
  4. Chill and enjoy!
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Campfire Potatoes

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Campfire Potatoes

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One of my favorite things about Summer is camping! I love everything about camping but I especially love the food that comes with it. With that being said, these campfire potatoes are delicious and super easy to make. I’ve been eating campfire potatoes since I was little and trust me, they are well worth making if you haven’t yet! icon wink Campfire Potatoes

Campfire Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lb New Red Potatoes
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1-2 tbsp Worchestershire Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

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Directions:

  1. Slice potatoes and onion into 1/8 – 1/4″ slices. 3.jpg Campfire Potatoes
  2. Place on piece of aluminum foil large enough to fold over and to be able to roll up edges.
  3. Top with garlic, butter, Worchestershire and cayenne. 4.jpg Campfire Potatoes
  4. Fold packet over and roll edges to close. 5.jpg Campfire Potatoes
  5. Leave on medium grill for 30 minutes or in 350 oven (in a pan to avoid messes) for 35-40 minutes.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

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Isn’t it the worst when dessert cravings hit and there is nothing around to fulfill them? Well this recipe might just do the trick! It combines two dessert favorites: a strawberry smoothie and the yummy, rich taste of cheesecake! It’s so easy to make and won’t cost you nearly as many calories as a slice of cheesecake normally would. Check out the recipe below to make your own strawberry cheesecake smoothie:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 3 Cups Of Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 3/4 Cup Of Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Of Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Of Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Of Frozen Strawberries

Instructions:

  1. Start by blending strawberries, milk and vanilla together till they have broken down and started to become smooth.
  2. Then add the rest of the ingredients and some ice if preferred to the blender.
  3. Blend mixture till smooth.
  4. Once smooth, your strawberry cheesecake smoothie  is ready to serve! It will last in the fridge for a few days if stored in a sealed container.
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Shredded Chicken Sandwiches (with a Secret Ingredient)

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I love making Chicken sandwiches throughout the summer and this one has a special and secret ingredient. It’s….mushroom soup! Crazy right? The soup makes it moist and full of flavor. Plus, it’s a little bit healthier than using tons of mayo. icon wink Shredded Chicken Sandwiches (with a Secret Ingredient) Enjoy this yummy lunch or dinner sandwich.

Shredded Chicken Sandwiches (with a Secret Ingredient)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 lb Shredded Chicken
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/4 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 16 Club Crackers
  • 1/2 cup Water

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What to do:

  1. Crush crackers into a medium saucepan.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to mix well.
  3. Heat over low heat until fully warmed, stirring frequently.
  4. Serve on buns.
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Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

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Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

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There is nothing better on a hot day then a cool summer treat! One favorite that has been around forever is the classic Wendy’s frosty. Buying a frosty or two during the summer won’t add up too much, but if you enjoy them on a regular basis there is an easy way to save some money. Try making your own DIY version of the Wendy’s frosty at home! It’s easy to do and will cost way less by using ingredients you might already have at home! Check out the instructions below to make your own DIY Wendy’s Frosty:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 Cup Of Milk (Any kind will do, even Almond!)
  • 2 Tablespoons Of Pudding Mix
  • 1 Teaspoon Of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Of Cocoa
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Of Sugar
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Take all ingredients and pour them into a blender or food processor. You can also add a small amount of cool whip if you want a creamier texture.
  2. Blend ingredients until smooth. At this point you can add more ice cubes and blend again to get the frosty even frostier!
  3. Can be stored for two days in a sealed jar or container.
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Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes

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If you’re a fan on Cheesecake and blackberries then you will love this next recipe. These mini cheesecakes are delicious and perfect for a party of get-together. I also like making these for the kiddos since they are smaller than a normal serving of cheesecake. They get them as treats when they eat their dinner. icon wink Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes Enjoy…

Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes

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Ingredients:

Easy Cheesecake:

  • 1 pk. golden grahams crushed (1 ½ cups)
  • 4 T. Melted butter

Cheesecake Mixture:

  • 3 8oz packages of cream cheese softened to room temperature.
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 ½ Tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 Cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs (room temperature)

Blackberry Topping:

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • Optional – dollop of whipped topping and fresh blackberry

Directions:

  1. Prepare your 9” springform pan by spraying with anti-stick baking spray.
  2. Mix crushed graham crackers with melted butter and press firmly into 9” springform pan.  Place in oven heated to 325 degrees and bake for 7 minutes. Continue on to the filling:
  3. Blend cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with hand mixer on medium speed 1-2 minutes until well mixed.
  4. Add the sour cream and blend 1 minute.
  5. Add the eggs one by one, mixing on low just until all ingredients are blended together.
  6. Pour over crust and bake at 325 degrees for 40-50 minutes.
  7. I use a confection setting on my oven, baked for 43 minutes until center was almost set.  Times may vary depending on oven setting and type of springform pan you are using.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before cutting.
  9. Using a small round cookie cutter, carefully cut out each cheese cake round, make about one dozen small cheesecake rounds.

Blackberry Topping:

  1. Crush one cup of blackberries
  2. Mix with 1 cup of whipped cream
  3. Pour over the top of the cheesecake rounds.
  4. Add a dollop of whipped topping and a fresh blackberry.
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Creamy Rainbow Jell-O

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I love, love, love how colorful and beautiful this next recipe is! It’s such a great party food or just a fun Summer snack for the kiddos…who doesn’t love Jell-O right? This layered and colorful Jell-O is so much tastier than normal jell-o because you get all kinds of different flavors at once and it has Cool Whip! Have fun with this one and enjoy…

Creamy Rainbow Jell-O

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Red Gelatin
  • 1 box Orange Gelatin
  • 1 box Yellow Gelatin
  • 1 box Green Gelatin
  • 1 box Blue Gelatin
  • 1 8oz Cool Whip 221.jpg21 Creamy Rainbow Jell O

Directions:

  1. Prepare an 11 x 13 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Add 1 cup boiling water to package of blue Jell-O. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Pour 2/3 cup gelatin into pan and place in refrigerator to set (about 20 minutes).
  4. Add Cool Whip to remaining mixture to bring level up to 2/3 cup. Stir until Cool Whip melts and color is blended.
  5. Gently pour on top of set gelatin and place in refrigerator to set (15-20 minutes).
  6. Repeat this process with green, yellow, orange and red gelatins. 322.jpg22 Creamy Rainbow Jell O
  7. Allow to set for 2 hours before cutting and serving.

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Copycat Kit Kat Bars Recipe (Super Easy!)

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I am so in love with this next recipe! I absolutely love Kit Kat bars and so does my 8 year old so he loves when I whip up this easy homemade Kit Kat recipe. Plus, this is a little healthier than the kind you buy in the store since you know what you’re putting into them. Enjoy…

Copycat Kit Kat Bars

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pkg Vanilla Creme Wafer Cookies
  • 12 oz Chocolate Melting Chips 1.jpg Copycat Kit Kat Bars Recipe (Super Easy!)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Line baking sheet with wax or parchment paper
  2. Melt chocolate by heating in microwave for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted.
  3. Dip each wafer in chocolate, lift out with fork allowing excess to drip off and place on tray. 22.jpg2 Copycat Kit Kat Bars Recipe (Super Easy!)
  4. Place in refriferator for 5 minutes to set.
  5. Trim uneven edges with a knife.
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Copycat Choco Tacos (Ice Cream Dessert)

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One of my favorite desserts in the Summer is Ice Cream and I love the ice cream truck so I’ve decided to come up with a way to make my own desserts! These copycat choco tacos are actually quite easy to make and taste SO good. Enjoy..

Copycat Choco Tacos

(Yield 4)

Ingredients:

  • 4 Waffle Bowls
  • 1 pint Fudge Ripple Ice Cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped Peanuts
  • 6 oz Chocolate Melting Candy42.jpg2 Copycat Choco Tacos (Ice Cream Dessert)

Directions:

  1. Take waffle bowl and wrap in a dampened paper towel and heat for 18 seconds.
  2. At this point it should be soft enough to reshape bowl into taco shape. 32.jpg2 Copycat Choco Tacos (Ice Cream Dessert)
  3. Allow top cool and harden.
  4. Fill tacos with ice cream and return to freezer for 15 minutes to harden. 21.jpg1 Copycat Choco Tacos (Ice Cream Dessert)
  5. Melt chocolate by heating in microwave for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
  6. Carefully spoon chocolate over exposed ice cream and edges of taco cone and sprinkle with crushed peanuts.
  7. Return to freezer to harden.
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Copycat Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

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 Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

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Did you know that you can make your own Starbucks drinks at home?! You will save a ton of money and be able to make them whenever you want. This next copycat Starbucks recipe is really yummy because of the syrup you’re going to make and it’s really easy to do. Enjoy…

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Copycat Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

(makes a 16 oz cup)

Ingredients:

Cinnamon Dolce Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Coffee:

  • 2 oz Espresso or Extra Strong Coffee
  • 6 oz Milk
  • Ice
  • 2 tbsp Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

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Directions:

  1. Make syrup by bringing ingredients to a boil lower heat and simmer until reduced by half (about 5 minutes).
  2. Allow to cool and store in a resealable container.
  3. Brew coffee.
  4. Add syrup to cup or glass.
  5. Add coffee. 31.jpg1 Copycat Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte
  6. Add milk and stir well. 2.jpg Copycat Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte
  7. Add ice to fill.
  8. Top with whipped cream.
  9. Dust with cinnamon sugar or lightly drizzle with syrup.

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Red White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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I love making Holiday desserts and this next one is perfect for 4th of July or Memorial Day, etc. It’s a very easy to make ice cream sandwich cake which doesn’t require that many ingredients and can be put together in about 10 minutes or less. Enjoy…

Red White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Ingredients:

  • 12 Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • 16 oz Whipped Topping (like Cool Whip)
  • 1/4 cup crushed Vanilla Wafers
  • 1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding 6.jpg Red White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Directions:

  1. Mix 8 oz whipped topping, pudding and crushed cookies until well mixed.
  2. Divide in half and add red food coloring to one and blue to the other half. 5.jpg Red White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
  3. On a tray small enough to fit in the freezer, stack 4 ice cream sandwiches.
  4. Top with blue topping making sure not to go over outer edges. 4.jpg Red White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
  5. Top with 4 more sandwiches.
  6. Top with red topping making sure not to go over outer edges. 3.jpg Red White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
  7. Top with 4 more sandwiches.
  8. Cover and ice with other container of whipped topping.
  9. Place in freezer for at least 2 hours.
  10. Slice and serve.

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S’mores Dunkers

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Yummy! This S’mores Dunkers recipe is one your kiddos will love! I love making these because they are a twist on one of my favorite desserts..S’mores. icon wink Smores Dunkers Enjoy this easy, yet delicious recipe…plus, check out how I put an even bigger twist on them to make them healthy without you or the kiddos even knowing.

S’mores Dunkers

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Ingredients:

  • Graham Crackers
  • Mini Marshmallows-Jiffy
  • Melting Chocolate- Godivia
  • Wax Paper
  • OPTIONAL- Chia Seeds

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Break your graham crackers into the little squares and set on top of wax paper on a sheet.
  3. Put some mini marshmallows on top of the one side of the graham crackers. Then put another gram cracker on top of it. 333.jpg33 Smores Dunkers
  4. Put into the oven at 350 degrees for about 3-5 minutes.Take out and let cool for a minute. 232.jpg32 Smores Dunkers
  5. OPTIONAL STEP- Open the top of the cracker and sprinkle some chia seeds in it. The kids will never know! 1.png Smores Dunkers
  6. Then melt your melting chocolate by mixing every 15 seconds until smooth.
  7. Dunk the one side of your gram crackers into the chocolate and place onto wax paper to harden up…(You could even do the whole thing for a really chocolatey treat). smores 2.png Smores Dunkers

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Chocolate Covered Bacon

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Once again, I have another extremely easy but unique treat for you! If you’ve never had chocolate dipped bacon then you are missing out…seriously, this stuff is so good and full of flavor. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Enjoy…

Chocolate Covered Bacon

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Thick Cut Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 tsp Shortening
  • 1/8 cup White Chocolate 246.jpg46 Chocolate Covered Bacon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil and place bacon on foil.
  3. If you want very crispy bacon place on a cooling rack sitting on top of foil.
  4. Bake 16-20 minutes or until desired crispness.
  5. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  6. Allow to cool. 341.jpg41 Chocolate Covered Bacon
  7. Cut in half and place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  8. Heat semi sweet chocolate and shortening by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Dip bacon in chocolate and shake off excess and place on wax paper. 422.jpg22 Chocolate Covered Bacon
  10. Heat white chocolate by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Transfer white chocolate to corner of zippered bag and clip tiny piece off of corner to pipe.
  12. Pipe drizzles of white across bacon pieces.
  13. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow to set.

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