Believe it or not, the most popular way to make candied yams is in the oven. However, I have came to the conclusion that the BEST way (purely subjective) to make them is on the stovetop. I say this because the stovetop gives them the perfect softness in the middle and the slightly hard but caramelized edges. Read More
I cook almost everyday, but you wouldn’t know it because I don’t post them often to my blog. My reasoning for not posting more recipes is because I rarely measure anything and that makes it tough to explain to someone else HOW to make something. However, I made it a point to measure everything so that I can share my chili recipe with you all because it IS THAT good, damn good.
A perfect cheesecake option for kids!!!
I created these treats because my daughter loves cheesecake! However, we all know kids waste so much food! My daughter had a random request for cheesecake but it just didn’t feel right buying a six-year old a big fancy cheesecake. For some reason, this dessert, cheesecake, seems to be dedicated to adults. I personally have never seen a children’s cheesecake. I put a fun spin on it by incorporating Nabisco’s Teddy Grahams for the crust and toppings.Read More
I was browsing on Pinterest, per usual, and came across quite a few of these awesome signs that parents were using for their kid’s first day of school. Most of them were pre-made and available for purchase. However, with only a few days left before the school year started,Read More
As much as I would love to say I made this from scratch, I can’t. Yes, this was made from cake mix out of the box folks. However, there are tons of ingredients added, therefore I suppose you could say I made the pineapple upside down cake from “semi-scratch”. Is that a thing? Well I made it a thing.Read More
You want to make something quick, yummy, and Valentin’s Day oriented without all the work? This is the perfect treat! Trust me, these look fancy but they only take 15 minutes to make, 10 of which they’re in the oven and that requires no work at all.
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 Container of Pilsbury Cinnamon Rolls (gave me 9 shapes)
Red food coloring
Cookie Sheet/ Aluminum pan for baking
Optional: sprinkles, Vanilla Bean ice cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Create shapes with the cinnamon roll dough. Don’t get frustrated, these do not come apart easily. Use your play-doh skills to roll and form shapes.
3. While the shapes are in the oven, microwave icing cup (comes inside of cinnamon roll container ) for 10 seconds, this will make it easier to stir the food coloring in. Add 2-3 drops of food coloring to icing.
4. Bake cinnamon roll shapes for 10 minutes, then add red drizzle and sprinkles. Add vanilla bean ice cream on the side to dip shapes into.
If you are considering creating YouTube videos or social media tutorials, the first piece of recommended equipment is a ‘ring light’. Ring Lights provide an EVEN amount of light for your background. They illuminate the subject in focus and give a soft but bright finish to your photos and videos. These things can really get up there in price! I have personally seen them range anywhere from $75-300, and honestly I still plan on getting an official one, but this DIY Ring Light will do for now. Here’s everything you need and all the steps below for creating your very own ring light.
This is definitely my “go to” breakfast item when I want something fancier than cereal but takes less than 10 minutes to make. Read More
I blame my daughter’s school for this Pinterest disaster. They have the weirdest “politically correct policies”. They don’t allow the kids to wear costumes on Halloween, you can’t bring anything that says ‘Merry Christmas’, it has to say ‘ Happy Holidays’, and they don’t celebrate birthdays. But yet, they’re closed for Christopher Columbus day, the man that stole America. I try to be understanding about their rules, but c’mon birthdays? I talked to her teacher about this and she totally agreed. She said that she allows the kids to bring in treats, as long as they’re in the kid’s backpacks and no one else can see them bringing them in. So I got to thinking, hmm what 20 things can I make/ buy to put in her backpack as a birthday treat that won’t kill some kid with a peanut allergy? Eureka! Cake pops! The more I looked up the recipe for these, the more I decided I was going to take the easy route and buy them. Then I saw them, ‘Sprinkled Oreo Pops’. They looked amazing, every recipe started with “quick and easy”, and some even said “cake pop alternative”. I looked up a few recipes and none of them had more than 5 steps. Sounds perfect right?
I’m not sure when painting pumpkins came into play, as a kid they were always carved. I feel like if I even suggested painting pumpkins as a kid, my parents might have thought I was from a different planet. It was a tradition to go pick a pumpkin, bring it home to carve, and bake the pumpkin seeds. When I googled carving pumpkins this year, I started to see alternatives. Read More
My favorite part of the holidays is being creative with various crafts and baking! The total cost of supplies for this project was $19.76 and total time to make it was about 30 minutes. The best part is I get to use this again for years to come, well unless we need to add an additional initial for a husband. Wishful Thinking, ha!