Copycat Recipe: Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

One day, I met my husband and our kids at Starbucks.  I can't remember where I was or why we were separated in the first place, but when I found them at the table, Hobbs had a surprise for me.  I am not a coffee drinker so I don't often go there, and therefore am not familiar with the menu. What he had there on the table for me was a Cranberry Bliss Bar.  I'm wasn't super into cranberries (except at Thanksgiving) so I was skeptical.  But oh. my. gosh.  It was absolutely amazing!  So amazing … [Read more...]

Tater Tot Casserole: Quick & Kid-Friendly!

Kids are such picky eaters, and my child is no exception.  That's why I was so happy to learn how to make this casserole from my mother-in-law!  Not only is it very kid-friendly, but it's also exhausted-mom-friendly because it is so incredibly easy to throw together!  You might even have most, or all of the 4 ingredients on hand.  On Pinterest, I noticed that some people add cheese, but we love it just like this.  Ingredients: - 1 Bag Frozen Tater Tots - 1 lb Ground Beef - 1 Cup Frozen … [Read more...]

Warm Apple Crisp Recipe … So Yummy!

I had the pleasure of bringing my kids over to visit one of my very best friends at the end of last year, and she really wanted to make this delicious Apple Crisp recipe she found on the AllRecipes website.  It was so simple and fun to make.  Cupcakes even had a great time dumping in ingredients and stirring.  This dessert is seriously so delicious, and it has oats and apples so it's even kind of healthy (right??)!  Serve it all by itself or with some vanilla ice cream.  Then just try to stop … [Read more...]

My Mom’s Rice Krispie Treats – Way Better than the Box!

My Mom's method isn't too much different than the box, but if you do it *EXACTLY* like this, they will turn out DELICIOUS!  I know they're not the healthiest dessert so I try not to scarf them all down at once, but it's almost like I can't stop myself... Here are our Christmas Rice Krispie Treats: INGREDIENTS: 1/2 Stick of Butter + Butter for coating 5 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal 4 Cups of Mini Marshmallows Optional: Food Dye of your choice Casserole Dish Wax Paper METHOD: - Coat … [Read more...]

Texas Pete® Red Velvet Cake Cones

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My husband is a HUGE fan of hot sauce!  He would put it on anything: pizza, eggs, mac 'n cheese, burritos, hashbrowns, lasagna & various other pastas, and even in an adult beverage once!  Texas Pete Hot Sauce is a great condiment, but it can also be used as an ingredient in a wide variety of recipes from ribs to cake cone icing! Texas Pete Hot Sauce This is the secret … [Read more...]

How to Stuff and Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey. Simple.

I'm not great at cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  One could say that I can't do it at all.  There are definitely parts of cooking this meal that had my stomach turning, and I was very glad to have a husband who could do those icky parts.  We're not fans of using the actual liver and innards of the turkey to make the stuffing and later eat, so here's my Mother-in-Law's recipe for stuffing and cooking the turkey in a more delicious and much less disgusting (IMHO) way! INGREDIENTS: Tom.  A Whole … [Read more...]

How To Make Witch Hat Halloween Treats

  How to Make Chocolate Witch Hats For Your Halloween Party or Whatever This is a great treat to make because it requires so few ingredients and kids are easily able to help while having a lot of fun!  Cupcakes LOVED helping me make (and eat) these delicious witch hats. Ingredients   Fudge Striped Cookies Hershey's Kisses Orange Vanilla Frosting (We bought Halloween Frosting that was already orange, but you could also buy regular vanilla frosting and color it with yellow … [Read more...]

Halloween Fluff Dessert – Yummy & Super Fun to Make (No Bake!)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Posts like these make me so happy to be a blogger!  My entire family had a great time making and eating this recipe tonight!! Look delicious??  It is!  But it's also super easy to make!!  And you don't have to bake, cook, or even chill anything.  Here's how. {This Recipe was Inspired by a dessert found on Pinterest} Ingredients 2 Cups TruMoo Chocolate Milk White Chocolate … [Read more...]

An All American Meal #4thofJuly Baked Mac ‘n Cheese

OK I know I'm almost a month late putting this up, but its still summer and we still live in America.  Well I do.  You all don't necessarily live here, but you can still enjoy this recipe!!  It's inspired by a recipe from chow.com.  My mom tweaked it a bit. Baked Mac 'n Cheese Ingredients: Box of Elbow Macaroni (I prefer Creamettes) 4oz Shredded Cheese 8T Butter 6T Flour 3C Milk 2C Panko Bread Crumbs (alternatively, other bread crumbs or crumbly potato chips) Pepper 9 Slices of … [Read more...]

Simple Cinnamon Butter Recipe

I once ate at some restaurant (Lonestar? I think?) and the complimentary bread came with some delicious cinnamon butter!  I've never had anything like it.  I often want to go back to that restaurant just for the bread!  However, it is quite pricey.  So I finally decided to try to make my own cinnamon butter.  How hard could it be?  As it turns out, not hard at all.  Just 3 ingredients and about a minute of prep time!  So here it is, my very own cinnamon butter recipe!! Ingredients 2 … [Read more...]