Milk and Cookie Shots

Milk and Cookie Shots When I think about New Years Eve recipes I wish it was some glamorous thing! But as a mom of 4 young kids New Years Eve is more about banging pots and pans, blow horns, family friendly food, and trying to make it until the ball drops! So when asked to create a New Years Eve recipe these cookie and milk shot glasses came in mind! These can be filled with all kinds of stuff and are fun for the entire family! My kids (and a few neighbor kids) went crazy over these!   Milk and …

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Crepes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Crepes

I love fall time mostly for the food pumpkin in particular. Lets be honest fall time in Arizona is still in the 90’s so the weather is not the highlight of the time of the year! So thank goodness for pumpkin and fall flavors! When thinking of which recipe I would create as part of the Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen I couldn’t help but lean towards their pumpkin spice pumpkin pancake mix I have only made the pancakes before and have been wanting to mix things up! And one of the easiest ways to mix things up with their pancake mix is …

Strawberry Tarts

Strawberry Tarts

I am a huge tart lover. Like if anyone was to ever bring me my favorite treat it would be tarts. I love tarts filled with pink lemonade filling, an assortment or fruit (kiwi is probably my fav in there) and these strawberry tarts. There are a little bit of a labor of love. Like sugar cookies…In my opinion. And of course those are my husband and my favorite things! I am not sure if that means that we are high matinance or just have good taste haha. But let me promise you that these tarts and the pink lemonade ones are worth every …

Chocolate Hazelnut Chocmeister Frozen Bananas

Chocolate Hazelnut Chocmeister Frozen Bananas

It has been over a month that my kids out been off for summer break. It has been a mad house of camps, activities, trips, and having more than my own kids in my house. I don’t know about your kids but mine seem to always been hungry and always are bored. I have tried to get them all more involved in the kitchen this summer. My oldest son is obsessed with chocolate hazelnut spreads. He grabs a spoon and digs right in! So when I got a package from Peanut Butter & Co he was all excited. Peanut Butter …

Deluxe Blondie Brownies

These deluxe brownies is a recipe my mom has made since I was little. The recipe originally came from my dad’s mission president, President Watts’s. They are definitely loaded with some yummy ingredients to step up the normal blondie recipe. Blondie Brownies 1/2 cup butter 2 cups brown sugar 1/4 cup canned evaporated milk 1 cup white flour 2 cups old fashion oats 1 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 1/2 cup butterscotch chips 1 cup cooking oil 4 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup wheat flour 2 cups coconut 1 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup almond toffee bits Mix together butter …

Tie Dye Easter Cupcakes

One of my kids favorite things to do for Easter is dye Easter eggs. It is an absolute hot mess but they love it so it pretty much is a free for all! Some things I just have to let go and let them do it. Carving pumpkins, gingerbread houses, and easter eggs are those free for all messy activities. I thought that there was nothing more fitting then tie dye cupcakes for a treat while dying eggs. This recipe uses simple ingredients but are super fun! Make a a box of white cake mix according to the directions on …

10 Easy St. Patricks Day Treats

10 Easy St. Patricks Day Treats

I feel like St. Patricks Day is one of the funnest holidays to celebrate with my kids! My boys love food dyed green and of course my daughter loves everything rainbow! For the past few years I have celebrated the night of St. Patricks Day with a fun Breakfast for Dinner with green waffles, green eggs, green bacon, and then a fruit rainbow and each place setting gets a rainbow cupcake, sugar cookie, and other fun things! I always try to just enjoy the moment with my children instead of taking pictures of everything. So the quality of pictures isn’t …

Addictive Ooey Gooey Chex Mix

This stuff is highly addictive! Like my husband and I both cannot be left alone with this ooey gooey Chex mix! The worst part of it all is that right now my baby is getting up to eat every 2 hours. So I have been snacking on this stuff all through out the night! Its getting out of hand over here! Not only is this one of my favorite snacks it is also one of my favorite things to take on a road trip, girls night, or a movie night! Ultimately I can just eat it anywhere! It makes a …

White Chocolate Reese’s Cookies

White Chocolate Reese’s Cookies

My husband always gets excited when he sees me in the kitchen making cookies. Then after they are done he always says “what happened to just making normal chocolate chip cookies” haha I obviously have a problem with making just normal cookies. Maybe it is because I am not a huge milk chocolate person. White chocolate on the other hand is right up my alley. Throw in some peanut butter and you have yourself one delicious cookie!  White Chocolate Reese’s Cookies 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 …

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Reindeer

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Reindeer

These cute reindeer were simple and fun to make and another addition to the photoshoot from a few weeks back. What you do is melt down chocolate break pretzel in half to create antlers. Stick a marshmallow on a stick and dip the marshmallows in chocolate and attach the pretzels. Lay down on parchment paper to dry. Add white sprinkles for the eyes and a red nose!  Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Reindeer Marshmallows Sticks Chocolate Melts Mini Pretzels White Sprinkles Red Dot Sprinkles Melt down chocolate break pretzel in half to create antlers. Stick a marshmallow on a stick and dip …