Root Beer Float Cupcakes

root beer float cupcakes

root beer float cupcakes

I am so excited to share this next recipe with you! It’s a famous Rootbeer Float Cupcake recipe that is SUPER popular! These cupcakes are delicious and pretty easy to make. They have a special root beer flavored icing to make them even better. Seriously, they taste just like a creamy, root beer float. Enjoy!

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 t fine salt
  • 1 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 C whole milk
    1/2 Cup Mug Root Beer 1

Directions for cupcakes: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cupcake pan with cupcake tins that you desire. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, set aside.  Beat together butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs and beat well, scrap the bowl when needed. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture, beat until combined. Add milk and the mug root beer and beat blended.  2
  3. Use a ice cream scooper or a big spoon and portion batter evenly into the cupcake tins.  3
  4. Bake in the oven for 18 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
  5. When baked, set aside and let them cool while you prepare the icing.

Rootbeer butter cream frosting: 

  • 3 C confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 C butter
  • 1 T of Mug Root Beer
  • 1 T whipping cream

Directions for Icing: 

  1. In a mixer, using the whisk attachment, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until blended and then increase speed to medium beat for 3 more minutes.
  2. Add the root beer and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for a few more minutes. Add in more powder sugar if necessary.  4
  3. Garnish with Root Beer candy. 5
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Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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One of my favorite things about Red Lobster are the Cheddar Bay Biscuits…they are seriously AMAZING and if you’ve never tried them then you’ll definitely want to bookmark this recipe and make them. They are very easy to make and will impress any guest. I also like to make a bunch and eat them as snacks. Enjoy…

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

printIngredients: (Makes 9 biscuits)

Biscuits:

2 1/2 cup Bisquick baking mix
4 tbsp cold Butter
1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
3/4 cup cold Milk
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

Topping:

2 tbsp Butter, melted
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Dried Parsley Flakes
pinch Salt

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Combine Bisquick and cold butter. Leave larger pieces. There should be small chunks of butter pea sized. 2.jpg
  3. Add cheddar, milk and 1/4 tsp garlic.
  4. Mix by hand until combined, but don’t over mix. 3.jpg
  5. Drop 9 equal portions onto greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.
  7. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a bowl.
  8. Stir in garlic powder and parsley flakes. 4.jpg
  9. Spread garlic butter on top of biscuits.

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Cashew Chicken and Broccoli (One Pot Meal!)

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I love easy meals. Who doesn’t right?! This next recipe is for some delicious Cashew Chicken and Broccoli and one of my favorite things about it is that you only need one pot to make it. Heck yeah! If you like a FAST and easy meals, that can be cooked in one pot then this is the meal for you.  Perfect for a busy night that you need a hot meal on the table without a lot of work  Check out the super easy recipe below and enjoy!

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli, One Pot Meal

(Print below – Recipe yields 4 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups raw broccoli
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1-2 cups cooked chicken ( you can even use canned chicken if you’re in a rush)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock

Add at the end of cooking:

  • 1/4 cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons corn starch

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet add the broccoli, cashews, onion, cooked chicken, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, oil and chicken stock.  Turn on high heat, cover with a lid and bring to a boil.Once at a boil turn to medium heat and let boil for 7-8 minutes till broccoli is tender. 2.jpg
  2. Once broccoli is cooked, stir in the corn starch water blend.  This will thicken your sauce, stir till well blended  and sauce has formed, take off heat. Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy! 3.jpg

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Jalapeno Bacon Popper Dip

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Jalapeno Bacon Popper Dip

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This is the fastest and easiest dip, but taste like you worked on it for hours. Here’s a tip -  I like to bake mine in two smaller dishes (reduced cooking time a few minutes) I like the dip best when HOT and cheesy right out of the oven.  If I cook it in two pans at different times I can put one out at the start of the party, and pull the second one out once the first one is gone. Enjoy…

Jalapeno Bacon Popper Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 jalapeno peppers  diced(take the seeds out) if you want it hotter 4 peppers
  • 1/3 cup cooked and crumbled bacon  (save a bit back for garnish)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon parsley 2.jpg

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix all the ingredients together, till well blended.
  3. Spread on the bottom of a 9×9 baking dish
  4. Top with crumbled bacon.
  5. Bake in the oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes till edges are golden brown.
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Fried Dill Pickles

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In need of a tasty snack full of tons of flavor? If so, you may love this next recipe for Fried Dill pickles. These are simple to make and make the perfect snack. I like to make a large batch and save them in a bag to munch on. Enjoy…

Fried Dill Pickles

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz Hamburger Dill Pickles
  • 1 1/3 cup Cracker Crumbs (about 1/4 lb)
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Vegetable Oil (for deep frying) 3.jpg

Directions:

  1. Drain  and dry pickles.
  2. Mix together cracker crumbs, flour, garlic powder and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and water. 2.jpg
  4. Heat oil to 350 – 375.
  5. Dip pickles in egg wash and then flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  6. Place in hot oil (avoiding overcrowding).
  7. Fry until golden brown and pickles are floating on top.
  8. Remove and drain on a paper towel.
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2 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

nutella brownies

nutella brownies

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In need of a super quick and easy but delicious treat recipe? If so, you will love this brownie recipe! It only takes 2 ingredients and most of you will have these ingredients already in your pantry. These brownies come out a great consistency (which is surprising for only having eggs). Did I mention that it’s a much healthier version of a brownie too!? Enjoy!

2 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • Powdered Sugar (optional) 2

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line an 8◊8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Beat eggs on high 7-10 minutes (until they roughly triple in size).  3
  4. Heat Nutella by microwaving for 60 seconds, stirring and repeating until very warm.
  5. Slowly add warm Nutella to eggs, beating until thoroughly combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes (until a toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean).
  7. Cool completely before cutting.
  8. Optionally, dust with powdered sugar.

2 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

2 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line an 8?8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Beat eggs on high 7-10 minutes (until they roughly triple in size).
  4. Heat Nutella by microwaving for 60 seconds, stirring and repeating until very warm.
  5. Slowly add warm Nutella to eggs, beating until thoroughly combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes (until a toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean).
  7. Cool completely before cutting.
  8. Optionally, dust with powdered sugar.
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Copycat Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies

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creme pies

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Remember those creamy, Little Debbie cookies growing up?! I sure do, they were one of my favorite cookies. With this recipe, you will learn how to make the cookie and the cream filling (my favorite part). Enjoy!

Copycat Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies

INGREDIENTS:

Cookies:

  • 1 1/4 cup softened Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Honey or Molasses
  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 2 cup uncooked Quick Oats

Filling:

  • 4 tsp hot Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 14 oz Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 cup Shortening
  • 2/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla 2

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy.
  4. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and honey. 4
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. 3
  6. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients at mixing just until incorporated.
  7. Drop 2 tbsp dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet about 2″ inches apart.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden on edges. Watch closely; these go from nearly done to burnt very fast!
  9. Allow to cool on sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  10. In a small bowl, dissolve the salt in hot water and allow to cool.
  11. Combine marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl.
  12. Mix on high until fluffy. 5
  13. Add in the cooled salt water and mix well.
  14. Spread filling on flat side of one cookie and top with the flat side of another cookie.

Copycat Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies

Copycat Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies

Ingredients

    Cookies:
  • 1 1/4 cup softened Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Honey or Molasses
  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 2 cup uncooked Quick Oats
  • Filling:
  • 4 tsp hot Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 14 oz Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 cup Shortening
  • 2/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamy.
  4. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and honey.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves.
  6. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients at mixing just until incorporated.
  7. Drop 2 tbsp dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet about 2" inches apart.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden on edges. Watch closely; these go from nearly done to burnt very fast!
  9. Allow to cool on sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  10. In a small bowl, dissolve the salt in hot water and allow to cool.
  11. Combine marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl.
  12. Mix on high until fluffy.
  13. Add in the cooled salt water and mix well.
  14. Spread filling on flat side of one cookie and top with the flat side of another cookie.
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Meringue Christmas Trees

MERINGUE CHRISTMAS TREES

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MERINGUE CHRISTMAS TREES

These meringue Christmas trees are super fun to make. They melt in your mouth when you eat them and they don’t take a lot of ingredients. The kids can help decorate the trees too. We like to use sprinkles of all different colors, candies cut up, M&M’s, etc. Enjoy and have fun!

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Meringue Christmas Trees
(Yield about 20 trees)

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Egg Whites (at room temperature)
  • 2 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Sprinkle Star Decorations 5

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place parchment paper on 2 cookie sheets.
  2. Preheat oven to 200.
  3. Whip egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form.
  4. Gradually add in powdered sugar about 1/2 cup at a time while whipping on high (scrape down sides periodically).
  5. Add in food coloring and cream of tartar and whip until blended. 2
  6. Use a large star tip and transfer mixture to piping bag.
  7. Pipe in a circular motion makeing smaler cirles as you go upward (like soft serve ice cream). 3
  8. Bake meringues for 2 hours.
  9. Turn off oven and leave meringues in with door slightly open for 1 more hour.
  10. Make a “glue” to attach the stars to the tops by mixing 1/4 cup powdered sugar with several drops of water and mixing well.
  11. Gently dab this on with a toothpick and press star in place.
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Peppermint Patties

peppermint patties

peppermint patties

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Patty melts are some of my favorite candies….I love how they melt in your mouth and the freshness of them. These homemade patty melts are super fresh and delicious. Believe it or not, they are not too hard to make. These would also make really cute gifts if you wrap them in a clear bag and tie a ribbon around the top. Enjoy!

Peppermint Patties

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • Red Food Coloring
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup White Chocolate Chips 3

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, corn syrup, water, peppermint and shortening.
  2. Mix at low speed just until mixture comes together.
  3. Transfer 1/3 of mixture to a separate bowl and add red food coloring.
  4. Mix until blended.
  5. Dust work surface with powdered sugar and knead white mixture until smooth.
  6. Roll out between sheets of parchment or wax paper until 1/8-1/4″ thick.
  7. Knead red mixture on work surface until smooth.
  8. Roll out between sheets of parchment or wax paper until 1/8″ thick.
  9. Place both rolled peppermints in freezer for 15 minutes.
  10. Cut out as many white circles as possible and place on a parchment lined sheet.
  11. Cut out as many red circles as possible and place on top of white circles. 2
  12. Place in freezer for at least 40 minutes.
  13. Melt chips by microwaving for 45 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
  14. Place each patty on fork and dip in chocolate. Gently tap against side of bowl to let excess drip off.
  15. Place patty back on sheet.
  16. Refrigerate 10 minutes to let chocolate set up.
  17. Place white chocolate in the corner of a zippered sandwich bag and microwave for 45 seconds.
  18. Knead chocolate to make sure it is melted. If not, microwave another 15 seconds.
  19. Clip very tip of corner, and pipe snowflake on mints
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Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

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Thumbprint cookies are a must make around this house! I love to make these every Christmas with the kids. These would be great for a party and they are also good for Santa on Christmas Eve! Enjoy. ;-)

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

Cookies:

  • Red and Green Sprinkles
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup Flour

Icing:

  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk
  • Red and Green Food Coloring 2

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cream together butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
  4. Slowly add the flour until completely incorporated and the dough holds together when pressed. 3
  5. Scoop dough out into even tablespoon sized scoops.
  6. Roll each into a round ball.
  7. Roll the ball in the sprinkles, pressing down to make the sprinkles stick.  4
  8. Place on prepared cookie sheet about 1-2″ apart.
  9. Using your thumb to make a small dent in the top of each cookie. 5
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and press on each cookie to make a the indentation deeper (be careful not to crack the sides).
  12. Leave on baking sheet to cool completely.
  13. Combine the powdered sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and 2 tablespoon of the milk.
  14. Mix and add more milk if needed to get right consistency.
  15. Divide the icing into 2 bowls.
  16. Add red to one and green to the other.
  17. Spoon icing into the center of each cookie and allow to set.

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients

    Cookies:
  • Red and Green Sprinkles
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • Icing:
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk
  • Red and Green Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cream together butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
  4. Slowly add the flour until completely incorporated and the dough holds together when pressed.
  5. Scoop dough out into even tablespoon sized scoops.
  6. Roll each into a round ball.
  7. Roll the ball in the sprinkles, pressing down to make the sprinkles stick.
  8. Place on prepared cookie sheet about 1-2" apart.
  9. Using your thumb to make a small dent in the top of each cookie.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and press on each cookie to make a the indentation deeper (be careful not to crack the sides).
  12. Leave on baking sheet to cool completely.
  13. Combine the powdered sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and 2 tablespoon of the milk.
  14. Mix and add more milk if needed to get right consistency.
  15. Divide the icing into 2 bowls.
  16. Add red to one and green to the other.
  17. Spoon icing into the center of each cookie and allow to set.
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