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Sunday, January 26, 2020

How to Make Cute Campfire Cupcakes

Follow this easy tutorial make cute campfire inspired cupcakes. They'll be a hit at campouts, bbqs, wiener roasts or lumberjack themed parties!

cupcakes with chocolate covered pretzel twigs and yellow and orange fire frosting

      Making your own cute cupcakes doesn't have to be hard. The cute campfire cupcakes come together in just a minute or two and anyone can do it. They are precious for all sorts of party themes and you can make them so much more affordably than ordering a cake.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Texas Sheet Cake

This chocolate chip cookie Dough Sheet Cake takes the one of my favorite guilty pleasures and turns it into a Texas style sheet cake. You are going to love it!

piece of cookie dough sheet cake topped with icing and chocolate chips

        Texas sheet cakes are always a great way to feed a crowd.  The batter comes together quickly and a warm icing gets poured over when you are finished.  Chocolate may be the original flavor, but you don't have to limit yourself to that.  This cookie dough inspired version is delicious and perfect for so many kinds of gatherings.  Get out your saucepan and whisk out, that's all it takes to make this delicious treat. It will be perfect for your parties, BBQs, potlucks and more!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Baked Barbacoa Chimichangas

Flour tortillas stuffed with your favorite fillings and baked until they form a crispy shell make perfect oven baked chimichangas. Get the tasty results without the grease!

close up of baked chimichanga cut in half with shredded meat and refried beans showing

     Chimichangas are such a treat with their crisp exteriors that give way to the soft fillings. The fried version at restaurants are delicious, but that can be a mess to do at home.

   This oven baked recipe allows you to get that golden exterior without frying them. You get great flavor and less mess in the comfort of your own home. Plus this way you can pick whatever fillings you'd like!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Barbacoa Style Venison (or Beef) in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

Tender shredded meat flavored with lime and chiles makes a delicious filling for tortillas or topping for a burrito bowl. This barbacoa inspired recipe is perfect for venison or beef roast. Plus the instant pot or slow cooker does most of the work for you.

serving bowl of shredded barbacoa style venison topped with lime wedges and cilantro

Taco Tuesday just got more interesting! This tender shredded venison or beef is a perfect way to jazz up dinner. It is loaded with flavor that is either slow or pressure cooked in for super tender results. We love it as a filling for baked chimichangas, but it would also be great in tacos, enchiladas, burrito bowls and more!

Mini Cranberry Cheese Balls

Each of these mini cranberry cheese balls is perfect for topping just a couple of crackers. They are perfect for parties because each individual can grab one or two.

plate with 2 mini cranberry cheese balls, butter crackers and some cheese ball spread on crackers

    Mini individual sized cheese balls are perfect for a party. They are cute, easy to make and eliminate the worry of double dippers! These cranberry blue cheese and pecan cheese balls combine some of my favorite salad toppers in spreadable appetizer form.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

Greek style chicken soup loaded with rice and lemon is a perfect way to warm up or feel better. I have included instructions for making it in an instant pot or slow cooker so that it's easy and accessible for everyone!

bowl of lemony chicken soup with rice, potatoes, carrots, celery and onions and egg thickened broth avgelemono

      Have you ever tried avgolemono? The lemony broth of this chicken soup is thickened with egg to make it feel rich and creamy without adding dairy. This soup is loaded with flavor and texture.  It is perfect for when you are feeling under the weather or an easy way to warm up on a cold day.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Chocolate Heart Peanut Butter Blossoms

Chewy peanut butter cookies topped with a chocolate heart are a perfect Valentine's Day twist on the classic peanut butter blossom. Though you don't have to save them for the holiday, they are a perfect way to spread the love any time!

close up of soft chewy peanut butter blossoms with Dove chocolate heart candies for Valentine's Day

    Peanut butter blossom cookies are always a favorite.  It is hard to go wrong with the chocolate and peanut butter combination.  This particular recipe makes a soft and chewier peanut butter base. Using heart chocolates makes them cute and festive with no extra work.  They are a perfect way to show your Valentines you love them, or just make life a little sweeter.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Russian Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream With No Powdered Sugar

Vanilla Russian buttercream only takes 3 ingredients to make and none of them is powdered sugar! This is a super smooth frosting with the rich flavor of sweetened condensed milk.

cupcakes with swirls of sweetened condensed milk Russian buttercream frosting and colorful nonpareils

     This super smooth frosting is really easy to make. There are only three simple ingredients and it can be made in just a few minutes. Follow these simple steps to get a creamy delicious sweetened condensed milk buttercream with no powdered sugar. It is perfect for swirling on cupcakes or spreading over a cake for a luscious and creamy finish.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Bubble Up Pizza

Bubble up pizza is part super easy casserole and part, well... pizza! It only takes a few minutes to throw together and the whole family will love it!

bite of pepperoni bubble up pizza on fork with dinner plate in background

      Bubble up pizza is a throwback to my childhood. It is a super fast and easy dinner option that can easily be customized with your favorite pizza toppings. The results were a favorite meal of my family growing up and is still making an appearance at our table today.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Warm and Cheesy Creamy Pulled Pork Dip

Warm cheesy dip filled with pulled pork and corn is hearty and delicious. It's a great snack for a bbq or game day.

small plate filled with creamy pulled pork dip, tortilla chips and celery sticks

Want to make your leftover pulled pork into something snackable and delicious? Then this is for you! Perfect for game day and parties, but beware once you start it's hard to stop! Make sure to have plenty of tortilla chips and celery sticks on hand because everyone is going to want to dig in. Make a batch for your next tailgate or party!