The Perfect Pairing for Dinner- or, My Favorite Side Dishes

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Betty Crocker, a classic brand that most American households are familiar with, has a line of delicious and mouthwatering Specialty Potato side dishes  that can make any meal complete.  From Au Gratin to Classic Mashed Potatoes, Betty Crocker has something for every weeknight dinner. Now, many of you know that I'm not Betty Crocker.  I'm not ...

Holiday Treat Recipes: Christmas Tree Cookie Cups

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These Christmas Tree Cookie Cups are semi-homemade and take no time at all to put together!  Simple, fun and easy, these cookie cups are a fun and festive holiday treat. Ingredients: 1 Package of Pillsbury Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 1 Cup of heavy cream or whipping cream 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 2 tsp. powdered sugar ...

Decorating a Hanukkah Cake

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This is a fairly simple tutorial for decorating a Hanukkah cake and is a good cake to try for those just learning to work with fondant. This is what I used: 2 - 8” round cakes (completely cooled then frozen for approximately 30 minutes) 9” cardboard cake base Prepared buttercream frosting (in white) Prepared fondant frosting (in white & two ...

Holiday Treat Recipes: Rudolph Cupcakes and Fondant #Recipe

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Here's another in our Holiday Treat Recipes series: Rudolph Cupcakes.  These are fun and I'll be honest- you can do these one of 2 ways.  Make your fondant at home or skip most of the work and order it online. My preference is Satin Ice brand fondant. Ingredients: 2 Cups Sugar ½ Cup Water 2 tbsp Light Corn Syrup Powdered ...

Holiday Cookie Recipes: M&Ms Cookies #recipe

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Still plenty of time to gather your holiday cookie recipes- here's another fun and easy one called Holiday M&M Cookies!!  These can really be for ANY holiday, just swap out whatever season's M&Ms you have.  I suppose you could even just have plain old M&M cookies too...if you want. I like the festive ones for ...

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Here's an easy and delish buttercream frosting recipe for you! Ingredients 4 cups sifted confectioners sugar ½ cup unsalted butter ½ cup shortening 1 Tbs pure vanilla 2 Tbs meringue powder ¼ cup water (+/-) Directions Using stand mixer, cream butter and shortening in mixing bowl.  Once smooth, add vanilla and mix until blended.   Gradually add 2-3 cups of sugar.  Add the 2 tablespoons ...

2 Ingredient Fudge Recipe #ALDIRaves

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I am participating in a sponsored brand ambassadorship with ALDI. All opinions stated are my own. I'm about to blow your minds, my friends.  Delicious, creamy fudge recipe.  2 ingredients (3 if you add nuts) and total cost: $2.48. Oh, yes. You see, my Aunt Dianne (who probably won't ever see this but hey, I love you Aunt ...

“What Does the Fox Say” Cake Tutorial

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This "What Does the Fox Say" cake is very simple to make and is perfect for anyone who is scared to use fondant for overall cake decorating.  The cake is covered in buttercream using a very simple application and is finished off with just a few fondant details. This is what I used: 2 - 8” round ...

Scrambled Tofu Recipe with Vegan Egg Yolks

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This scrambled tofu recipe is made with vegan egg yolks!  Yes, vegan egg yolks.   We have good friends who have egg allergies and we are anxious to share with them that vegan egg yolks exist in the world. I recently received a copy of The Vegg Cookbook and some samples of The Vegg vegan egg yolks to ...

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe #Recipe #linky

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With the holidays upon us, I've been wanting to showcase fun, quick and easy recipes to make - even twists on classics like this Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.  Most everyone loves a good chocolate chip cookie recipe, this one just adds a fun and festive holiday flavor!  You can use any kind of peppermint ...