Friday Favorites – Week 268 – With Berry Desserts

Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites! With summer just around the corner, it’s time for picnics and backyard barbecues featuring our favorite desserts, and with yummy fruits in season, for many people, that means it is time to break out the berries! Today I have a few berry recipes that I know you will love!  Take a look!

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Lemon Muddy Buddies Mix

Brachs Jelly Beans

Still eating leftover jelly beans from Easter?  Or are you more like me and you like to buy jelly beans year round?  Either way, you’ll love today’s fun recipe. Over the weekend I made some delicious Lemon Muddy Buddies Mix.  I love muddy buddies, and I’ve been wanting to try the lemon flavor a while…believe me, it didn’t disappoint!  When I make muddies, I always like to have at least one “add in.”  The add-in not only mixes things up in terms of flavor but it also adds a lot to the overall color and presentation of the mixture.  To liven up these lemon muddies, I added some Brach’s Jelly Beans.

The jelly beans went perfectly with this lemon, and I’d imagine it would be great with other fruit flavored and even plain vanilla muddies.  So break out your left over Easter jelly beans or go out and buy a new bag, and give it a try!

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Bite Back Hunger with Hot Pockets® Bites + Cake Mix Milkshake

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Bite Back Hunger with Hot Pockets Bites

Someone always seems to be hungry at our house, and HOT POCKETS® are definitely one of our go-to snacks!  They are delicious, hearty, and made with high quality ingredients we love. I’ve always been a fan of the Hickory Ham & Cheddar, while our son prefers the pizza varieties.  On a recent grocery shopping a trip, I found one of our favorite snacks in a new form!  HOT POCKETS® Breakfast Bites and Snack Bites are a new bite sized take on your classic favorite after school and mid night snack!

They pack that same punch of flavor as traditional Hot Pockets, except they come in a fun, new size that makes serving even easier. (No forks needed!) [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 260 – With Chocolate Desserts

Welcome everyone to this week’s Friday Favorites party! I’m so excited be seeing some new bloggers at the party, and I’m thrilled to see everyone’s spring recipes and projects starting to come out! I can’t wait to see more!  Happy Spring to everyone!

 

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Easter Party Solutions & Inspiration

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Easter Party Table

With all the cold weather we’ve been having, I am SO ready for spring!  The warmer weather gives us an excuse to get out of the house and it brings so many opportunities to entertain.  Last weekend I jump started the season with a small family get together, and today I’m sharing just a few of my ideas and Easter party solutions.  I hope it gives you a little inspiration.

When it comes to parties, the most important thing is the food!  Last weekend I used a variety of products from DiGiorno and Nestlé. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 255 – With Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Hi everyone! Happy early Valentine’s Day! To celebrate the holiday, I’ve got a few last minute Valentine’s Day features!  Hope you enjoy them!

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Caramel Apple Dumplins

Caramel Apple Dumplins

 

Valentine’s Day is this weekend! Will you be eating something sweet with your honey?  I used to love Valentine’s Day for the heart-shaped boxes of chocolates it would ultimately bring to me, but since I already have a supply of chocolate (including some left over truffles from Christmas), Valentine’s Day now puts me more in the mood for a baked delight.  If you’re looking for something sweet to serve your honey this Valentine’s Day, but you don’t want to spend all day long in the kitchen, look no farther!  I have the perfect recipe for you: Caramel Apple Dumplins!

This dessert is an old-time classic favorite, and it is so warm and comforting to eat during the fall and winter months.  And beyond that, this version is oh-so-easy and made with ingredients that a lot of you likely already have on hand!  (That’s my favorite kind of recipe!)  Check it out! [Read more…]

Gingerbread Cookie Milkshake

Gingerbread Cookie Milkshake

I’m an absolute FIEND when it comes to frozen treats.  I especially love ICEES and milkshakes.  Chocolate has always been a classic favorite of mine, but I never pass up the chance to try a new flavor.  A few years ago around Christmas time, Burger King had a Gingerbread Cookie Milkshake.  Oh my goodness!  That thing was SO good!  Every fall and holiday season I hope they will bring this yummy treat back, but so far I’ve been out of luck!

Finally I did some searching and found a few different recipes for gingerbread shakes and other treats.  And I finally made my own Gingerbread Cookie Milkshake at home!  The secret ingredient (besides these adorable little Pepperidge Farm Gingerbread Cookies) is a little molasses!  I have to admit, when I first looked at all the different cookie and shake recipes calling for molasses, I was really thrown!  Even as I was making the milkshake, I tasted a tiny bit of molasses and thought, “Ugh! How is THIS going to taste good?”

But amazingly it totally WORKS!  The shake turned out absolutely perfect!  It met my expectations and so much more!  So if you like gingerbread cookies and you like milkshakes, you simply have to try this recipe! [Read more…]

Waking Up with McCafé + Red Velvet Angel Food Cake Recipe

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McCafe Hazelnut Coffee

 

I’m generally a very happy and cheerful person, but I HATE getting up in the mornings!  I always have!  On days when I don’t have to wake up at a certain time, I’m good, but when that clock radio jolts me awake in the morning, it’s like one of the worst feelings on earth!   To paraphrase what my husband has said, “I definitely need a few minutes to get myself together when I first wake up.”  So I take my “few minutes to get myself together” while Noah eats his breakfast and gets ready for school.  Then we drive to school, and since I work from home, it is oh-so-tempting to just jump right back in bed after I come home from dropping him off!  (And okay…sometimes when there’s nothing pressing to do or I have a migraine or haven’t slept well, I may do just that!)  But most days I need to stay up and get things done, and then I need my morning caffeine fix!  Enter McCafé!

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Game Time with Coke, Ritz and DiGiorno® Pizza and Ritz Balls Recipe

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Game Time with Coke Ritz and DiGiorno

Are you ready for the Big Game? Great brands like Coca-Cola, DiGiorno® Stuffed Crust Pizza  and Ritz Crackers make it easy and affordable for anyone to throw a great football party! Last weekend we enjoyed a day of football and food.  Today I’m going to share my recipe for Ritz Balls and I’ve got some other tips for how you can creatively use these products to make your football party food fun and fresh! [Read more…]