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Maple & Bacon Cupcakes

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I love making these cupcakes for breakfast, dessert or just a midnight snack! The kiddos love these too and they love to help make them. If you are a fan of breakfast food (bacon and pancakes) then you will love this recipe.

Maple & Bacon Cupcakes

maple bacon Cupcakes

Batter Ingredients:

  • 12 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 12 tablespoon bacon drippings (solid)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 14 cups self rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 teaspoon baking powder
  • tiny pinch salt
  • 14 cup milk
  • 14 cup of cooked minced bacon unnamed (1)

Directions for Batter:

- Cook  bacon in a fry pan (I used one pound). 4
- 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, ending with the dry.
- Mix until just combined.
-Fold in the bacon.
-Taste and add more maple syrup, flour, or milk if needed for desired taste.
- Scoop into cupcake papers.
- Bake at 350 F for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 5
- Rotate the pan after the first 15 minutes for even baking.

Maple Syrup frosting:

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar.

Directions for Frosting: -

-Beat the syrup and butter until combined.
-Add the sugar, a bit at a time.
- Whip at high speeds until combined.
-Pipe or spread onto cupcakes.

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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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Thumbprint Cookies

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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Pumpkin Pie Poke Cake

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pumpkin pie poke cake

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I love making Poke Cakes because it ensures that the middle will be moist and creamy (my favorite kind of cake). This Pumpkin Pie cake tastes just like Pumpkin Pie and it extremely delicious. This is a good snack for the kids. Just make sure you make enough because it won’t last long! ;-)

Pumpkin Pie Poke Cake

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 15 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • 12 oz Evaporated Milk
  • 2 box Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
  • 12 oz Whipped Topping thawed 3

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Bake cake in 13×9 pan according to box directions.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Poke large holes throughout cake. 5
  4. Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, 1 and 1/2 boxes of pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl.
  5. Beat until blended.  4
  6. Pour over cake making sure to get into all holes. use a spatula to spread out evenly.
  7. Refrigerate 15 minutes to set.
  8. Combine remaining 1/2 box of pudding and whipped topping and mix well.  2
  9. Spoon over cake and spread out.
  10. Dust with a little pumpkin spice.
  11. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 15 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • 12 oz Evaporated Milk
  • 2 box Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
  • 12 oz Whipped Topping thawed

Instructions

  1. Bake cake in 13x9 pan according to box directions.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Poke large holes throughout cake.
  4. Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, 1 and 1/2 boxes of pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl.
  5. Beat until blended.
  6. Pour over cake making sure to get into all holes. use a spatula to spread out evenly.
  7. Refrigerate 15 minutes to set.
  8. Combine remaining 1/2 box of pudding and whipped topping and mix well.
  9. Spoon over cake and spread out.
  10. Dust with a little pumpkin spice.
  11. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.
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Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup

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I love soup all year long but it’s especially good in the cold winter months. This Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup is super easy to make and in my opinion tastes just as good as the kind at Panera! It’s got just enough seasoning, salt and flavor with a hint of pumpkin and squash. It’s a good mix of salty and sweet! Enjoy…

Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Butternut Squash
  • 1 small Onion
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 15 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 1/2 cup Apple Cider
  • 1 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • Pumpkin Seeds (for garnish) 3

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Peel and seed squash and cut into chunks.
  3. Peel and quarter onion
  4. Toss squash and onion in olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes. 2
  6. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes.
  7. Puree in blender or food processor.
  8. In a large sauce pan, combine squash puree, pumpkin puree, vegetable broth, apple cider and cream. 4
  9. Bring to a low boil over medium heat.
  10. Add honey and spices and simmer for 10 minutes.
  11. Garnish with pumpkin seeds.

Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup

Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 Butternut Squash
  • 1 small Onion
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 15 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 1/2 cup Apple Cider
  • 1 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • Pumpkin Seeds (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Peel and seed squash and cut into chunks.
  3. Peel and quarter onion
  4. Toss squash and onion in olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes.
  7. Puree in blender or food processor.
  8. In a large sauce pan, combine squash puree, pumpkin puree, vegetable broth, apple cider and cream.
  9. Bring to a low boil over medium heat.
  10. Add honey and spices and simmer for 10 minutes.
  11. Garnish with pumpkin seeds.
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23 Halloween Recipes (Desserts, Appetizers, Drinks and more!)

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Halloween Recipes

halloween recipes

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Below you will find a ton of fun and easy Halloween recipes to keep you busy in October. There are things like candy corn drinks to pumpkin cheese balls! These are great for parties, bake sales, school treats or just a fun way to let the little ones help out in the kitchen. It would also be fun to let your kids choose 1 recipe they want to make every other day or every weekend in October. Have fun!

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Candy Corn Drink

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Oreo Eyeballs

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Twinkie Frankenstein

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Ghost Peep Brownies

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Pretzel Pumpkins

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Halloween Witch Finger Cookies

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Halloween Bone Candy

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Clementine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts

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Witch’s Broom Snacks

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Cheesy Mummy Hot Dogs

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Witches Hat Treats

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Scarecrow Bars

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Candy Corn Rice Krispies Bites 

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Ghost Nutter Butter Cookie Pops

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Halloween Muddy Buddies

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Green Monster Popcorn Balls

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Candy Corn Fudge (Using Cake Batter!)

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Halloween Monster Mouths Recipe

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FREE Halloween Bag Toppers (Pumpkin Poop, Spider Poop, Happy Halloween and more!)

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Candy Corn Cupcakes Recipe

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Yummy Mummy Pizzas

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