Friday Favorites – Week 200 – With Bread & Muffins

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This week we celebrate week 200 of Friday Favorites! Yay!  So for this week, I’m featuring something I absolutely LOVE: bread & muffins!  Hope you enjoy!
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Halos Oranges Review & Giveaway

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While you’re doing a little last minute Christmas grocery shopping, consider a healthy snack to go along side the cookies and chocolate…perhaps some California mandarins from Halos! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 178 – Featuring Cakes

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Hey guys! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites Party!  This week I have some fabulous looking cakes to share with you!  Yum!

Also, I’d like to remind you to enter my giveaway from Tidy Cats after you link up. Thanks! Enjoy the party!

Banana Cream Cheesecake

Banana Cream Cheesecake from Rustic Peach

No  Bake Chips Ahoy Cake

Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake from Spend with Pennies


Orange Creamsicle Cake

 Orange Creamsicle Cake from Life with the Crust Cut Off

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Orange Dream Shake


Who doesn’t love orange dreamsicles and push-up pops?  I know I love them, especially in the summer time!  A few years ago, I got hooked on Sonic’s Orange Cream Slush.  And since then, I’ve seen orange milkshakes popping up everywhere! But it’s much more affordable and convenient to make them at home, and it’s also super easy with this recipe!

 Oh, and by the way, I also posted a similar recipe last summer. It involves a few more ingredients, but is equally good, and if you love orange, it’s definitely worth a look! Hope you enjoy!

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Orange Buttercream Cupcakes

Orange Buttercream Cupcakes

I’ve always loved orange muffins and cakes!  So I thought it would be fun to make some Orange Buttercream Cupcakes.  Of course, I found lot of recipes online!  For the frosting, I decided to go with an Orange Buttercream from Real Mom Kitchen.  And for the cake, I just used a simple Orange Supreme Cake Mix.  They turned out delicious!

And today I’m also excited to try out the recipe plugin Ziplist for the first time.  This will make it easier for you to print and save recipes at my site.  Yay!  Thanks to Dorothy at Crazy for Crust.

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Orange Dream Parfaits



Since orange is the quintessential fall and Halloween color, it seemed like the perfect week for me to share these Orange Dream Parfaits.  Previously I’ve shared my Orange Dream Pie, one of my husband’s favorite desserts.  This is basically that same recipe in parfait form, and it’s super delicious!

Recipe for Orange Dream Parfaits:
Nila Wafers or Graham Crackers
2/3 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (3 oz.) orange gelatin
1 package (8 oz) Cream Cheese
1 tub (16 oz) Whipped Topping
Directions:  Heat water to boiling. Pour into a bowl.  Add gelatin mix. Stir 2 minutes. until completely dissolved. Cool for 5 minutes.   Pour into blender. (You must use a blender.  A mixer will cause mixture to splatter.) Place softened cream cheese in blender, and blend well.  Pour into large bowl.  Slowly add  8 oz of whipped topping. (The other half of the container will be used to layer with in the parfaits). Blend well.
Crush half a box of Nilla wafers (or other cookies of your choice).  Layer cookies, orange mixture, and whipped topping into cups.  Garnish with additional cookies and serve.


I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.