Chocolate Bunny Silhouettes


Chocolate Bunny Silhouettes   Easter is just around the corner. This year my family and I will be spending Easter with my little brother. I can't wait to see him! To help get my daughter excited for the holiday this year we have been making fun treats. One of the most recently treats were these adorable Chocolate Bunny Silhouettes! They were so easy to make and tasty too! Yields: 30 Ingredients: 1 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 30 mini marshmallows 30 Nilla Wafers Additional Materials: Piping bag with small round pastry tip Parchment paper Chocolate dipping or kitchen fork Directions: Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Roll each mini marshmallow in the palms of your hands to make them more round and wrinkled – like a bunny tail. Have your cookies, marshmallows, and dipping fork ready. Melt the bag of chocolate chips. Spoon a portion of the chocolate into a piping bag with small round tip. Place a … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Pepsi™ Baked Beans! #GameDayGlory


   This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDayGlory #CollectiveBias   Slow Cooker Pepsi™ Baked Beans! #GameDayGlory EEK! I can't believe The Big Game is right around the corner. This year already seems to be going way too fast! But I must say that I am super excited for game day and I can't wait to make some new memories while hosting a party for my family and friends. Hosting parties is one of my most favorite things to do and this year I will be hosting  a big game day party at my house just like I do every year. Of course I want to make sure that everything is perfect. To help me in my endeavor I will be purchasing party friendly foods like SNICKERS®, Skittles®, Pepsi™ and TOSTITOS® at Walmart. These are tried and true products that I always know will be a hit among my loved ones and they are easy to find and purchase when I shop at Walmart! I'm so grateful to have these products help take some … [Read more...]

Celebrate Las Posadas With This Easy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe!


Celebrate Las Posadas With This Easy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe! Las Posadas is such a great holiday. It helps me and my family put focus on the real reason for the season. To me Christmas is about the birth of our Savior and also about family, friends and loved ones. During the holiday season I try to spend as much time as I possibly can with my loved ones. Especially for Las Posadas which is a holiday that is centered around family and friends. I love the tradition of visiting family members houses during #LasPosadas. It is a great time to catch up and make memories but is also a great time to eat some amazing food. Thanks to #HERDEZ I am always able to create a great dish for my family and loved ones. This year I decided to make Mexican Shrimp Cocktail! It is a family favorite and something extra special for Las Posadas! Ingredients: 2 lbs Jumbo Shrimp (cooked) 3 medium tomato diced 2 cucumbers seeded and sliced 1 small white onion diced 1/2 cup finely … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Inspired “BOOing” Kit with Hershey!


** This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TrickOrSweet #CollectiveBias     Candy Corn Inspired "BOOing" Kit with Hershey!   One of my most favorite things about Halloween is the tradition my daughter and I have of going out and "BOOing" our loved ones. Each year we try to put together a fun kit that we can leave on the doorsteps of our loved ones to surprise them. None of them know that it is us and it is fun to know that we are leaving smiles on the faces of those who mean the most to us. This year my daughter and I came up with an idea to decorate party hats to look like Candy Corn. We thought these would be a perfect item to fill up with Hershey's candy from Walmart and leave hanging on the doors of our friends and family. As soon as we came up with the idea we headed over to our local Walmart and picked up some Big Bags of Hershey's candy, party hats, Crepe Paper and glue. We could not wait to … [Read more...]

XXL Cheese Stuffed Cheeseburgers


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeClean #CollectiveBias     XXL Cheese Stuffed Cheeseburgers   My husband loves to grill! He is constantly inviting over friends and family for game time and coming up with new tailgating recipes. I love having company, I love having my husband grill up some great recipes and I love eating the food...but I hate the cleanup! Typically when my husband does all the grilling and cooking I am the one taking care of the clean up. Thank goodness I have great products like Viva® Vantage® from Walmart to help make things easier. Recently my husband grilled up a family favorite. His XXL Cheese Stuffed Cheeseburgers. I love these burgers and so does our company every time they come over. But of course I was stuck with the cleanup! Ingredients: 2lbs 97% Ground Beef 2lbs 80-20 Ground Beef 12oz package Munster Cheese or Cheese of Choice 12oz … [Read more...]

25+ Recipes with Apples!


25+ Recipes with Apples!   It is Apple Picking season! I am so lucky to live near many, many apple orchards. I love going out on the weekends with my oldest daughter and picking apples. Not only do they taste amazing fresh from the tree...but they are also oh so good in recipes! That is why I thought I would put together a list of over 25 Recipes using Apples. I plan on trying out all of them this year! How about you?   Caramel Apple Crepes Apple Bacon Arugula Bites No Bake Apple Crisp Dessert Apple Pie Enchiladas Apple Cinnamon Whole Wheat Muffin Weight Watchers Mini Apple Pies Watercress, Apple and Zucchini Orzo Salad GLUTEN-FREE APPLE SKILLET CAKE APPLE PIE CUPCAKES Simple Homemade Applesauce AND It’s Freezable! TRADITIONAL APPLE CRISP Easy Homemade Caramel Apple MINI APPLE CRISPS WITH MAPLE HABANERO PRETZEL STREUSEL Easy Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with cranberry and apple MINI APPLE PIE À LA MODE FIVE SPICE ROASTED APPLE AND QUINOA STUFFED … [Read more...]

Easy Kid Friendly Mini Chicken Pot Pies + Safeway Stock Up Sale!


**This shop has been compensated by Safeway. All opinions are mine alone. #AStockUpSale #CollectiveBias #Safeway     Easy Kid Friendly Mini Chicken Pot Pies Did you know that Safeway is currently having a Stock Up Sale? It is a great way to celebrate the fall season and stock up on some of your favorite items for your family. Safeway is one of my favorite places to shop because I always know that I will find just what my family is looking for. They have everything I need from after school snacks to family meal items and baby necessities. Plus they are only a few blocks from my house so it's nice and convenient! Recently I stopped by my local Safeway and purchased some of my favorite General Mills products. Some of the products included Honey Nut Cheerios, Cheese Burger Macaroni Hamburger Helper, Yoplait Original Strawberry Yogurt, Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla Yogurt, Nature Valley Crunchy Oats n Honey Granola Bars, Progresso Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup and … [Read more...]

How to Cook the Perfect Chip

How to Cook the Perfect Chip

How to Cook the Perfect Chip   Do you remember the days when you were just a wee nipper and used to dream of indulging in sizzling hot chips after school on a cold winters evening? Hot potato chunks straight out of the fryer, tossed in salt, sprinkled with vinegar and served on a plate? Well, we’re going to tell you how to get that nostalgia back. There are many ways that you can cook your chips and a variety of different potatoes you can use to start off with. Our favourite is the Charlotte potato, producing chunky fluffy chips, just like those you loved as a child. In our opinion, the best way to cook is to do it twice! Also known as blanching. Blanching Wash and peel the potatoes, then cut them into thick chunks of approximately an inch wide; the thicker the chip, the longer it will take to cook. To blanch, simply fry the chips at around 145 degrees C for 4.5 minutes. The chips can then be stored in baskets at ambient temperatures for up to an hour. Don’t forget to … [Read more...]

Coca-Cola Hot Wings + My Top 5 Finger Foods And DIY Individual Football Snack Can’s!


** This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourSpirit #CollectiveBias    Coca-Cola Hot Wings + My Top 5 Finger Foods And DIY Individual Football Snack Can's!     I am a huge football fan. From college to pro, I just can't get enough! My love of football started when I was a kid. I remember watching football with my parents and brothers. I also remember that it was always on T.V. at my Grandpa's house when we would go to visit. All the girls in my Mom's side of the family would dress up and have big football parties. That is a tradition I try to continue to this day. It does not matter who is playing we just love an excuse to get together, enjoy good food and watch a game! As most of you know it is the kick off for College Football! I can't wait for this time of year every year to have a big party with all my friends and family. Luckily, thanks to Sams Club I was able to … [Read more...]

On-The-Go Sausage & Veggie Pancakes – Great for Road Trips!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripHacks #CollectiveBias #Albertsons   On-The-Go Sausage & Veggie Pancakes - Great for Road Trips! Have you seen the new Road Trip tags at your local Albertsons store? I recently saw them during one of my shopping trips and I must say that I was thrilled. Albertsons has made it easy for you to find the products that will work great on any Road Trip. From candy to veggies! In celebration of this great promotion I would love to share with you one of my all time favorite Road Trip Breakfast hacks. I love to make On-The-Go Pancakes. They are a hit with my family because I can add anything to them and I just bake them in a muffin tin. Then I toss them into a gallon sized zip seal bag and we are ready to go! Ingredients: 2 Cups Flour 1 1/2 Cup Milk 1 tsp baking soda 2 eggs 2 tbs butter (room temp.) 1/2 lb  breakfast sausage 1/4 cup O … [Read more...]

No Bake Apple Crisp Dessert with Quaker Real Medleys!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerRealMedleys #CollectiveBias   No Bake Apple Crisp Dessert with Quaker Real Medleys! There are apples growing all around me. I love apples and cooking with them. Recently I was having a pregnancy craving for Apple Crisp. I really wanted it but I did not want to be in the kitchen baking for hours. Luckily I ran across the new Quaker® Real Medleys® Yogurt Cups shelf-stable yogurt at Walmart. It was located in the cold cereal aisle and I knew that it would make a great topping for my quick to make Apple Crisp. The Quaker Real Medleys shelf-stable yogurt comes in Strawberry Almond, Apple Cinnamon and Raspberry Pecan. Any of them will make a great Apple Crisp topping. The New Real Medleys is a tasty blend of yogurt and multi-grain granola made with real fruit and crunchy nuts! I'm sure you have seen Nothing like this before! They are filled with real … [Read more...]

Pickled Red Onions

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Pickled Red Onions Now I will eat just about anything pickled. I am addicted to pickle, pickled peppers, cauliflower, carrots and now.....Pickled Red Onions! Honestly I don't know why I did not give these a try years ago! They are fantastic on just about everything I make. Chicken, Tacos, Burgers, Fish and more! Yum! Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Total: 15 minutes Servings: 10 Ingredients 1 large red onion ¾ cup fresh lime juice ¾ cup distilled white vinegar 3 tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. salt ½ jalapeno pepper Instructions Combine fresh squeezed lime juice, jalapeno pepper (seeds removed), vinegar, ½ cup water, sugar, and salt in medium pan. Bring to boil. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove mixture from heat and cool for 5-10 minutes. Put onion slices in medium bowl, add warm mixture from pan, and stir. Cover mixture with lid and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Stir occasionally! Serve with your most favorite burger or … [Read more...]

Gender Reveal Cupcakes

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Gender Reveal Cupcakes [amd-yrecipe-recipe:1]     Icing 3 cups confectioners' sugar 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream 2 batches of Butter Cream Frosting and fit a plastic piping bag with large decorating tips Draw one thin line of pink food coloring and one thin line of blue food coloring on either side of the plastic bag. Gently fill the bag with frosting, being careful not to touch the food coloring with your spatula. Twist the end and squeeze until both colors are coming out the tip. Pipe a swirl on top of each cupcake, from the outside in towards the center, covering the secret colored heart.     … [Read more...]

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

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Maple Bacon Cupcakes   I love Maple and Bacon together. The sweet with the salty is a perfect match. Even in these amazing Maple Bacon Cupcakes! Yum! Batter Ingredients: 4 1⁄2 tablespoons butter at room temperature 1⁄2 tablespoon bacon drippings (solid) 1 egg 5 tablespoons brown sugar 4 tablespoons maple syrup 1 1⁄4 cups self rising flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder tiny pinch salt 1⁄4 cup milk 1⁄4 cup of cooked minced bacon Directions for Batter: - Cook  bacon in a fry pan (I used one pound). - Reserve the drippings and place in the fridge to solidify. - Mince 1/4 a cup of the bacon. - Beat the butter and solidified bacon fat until light and creamy. - Add the brown sugar and maple syrup and beat well until combined. - Add the egg and beat until incorporated. - Sift the flour, salt, baking soda and powder together. - Add some of the flour and mix, then some of the milk. - Continue to alternate the dry and wet ingredients, … [Read more...]

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

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Cotton Candy Cupcakes   I can't get enough of Cotton Candy this year. From ice cream and candy to cupcakes and bubble gum. I keep finding this flavor everywhere. I must say that I am so happy to be surrounded by Cotton Candy flavors. I love, Love, LOVE Cotton Candy! That is why I am excited to share with you all this great Cotton Candy Cupcake recipe! I hope you enjoy it a much as I did!   Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened 1/2 cup sour cream 1 egg, plus 2 egg yolks, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup cotton candy Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and place to the side. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, sour cream, egg, yolks, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in the cotton candy until evenly distributed -do not over … [Read more...]