Monday, September 22, 2014

Root Beer Float Cupcakes


Recipe Source

You truly need to click here or on the picture above to visit Musings From a Stay at Home Mom and check out this recipe (and many others). My summary will just not do you justice - LOL I am pretty sure she will never disappear but here is the summary just in case.

Servings

24 cupcakes

Ingredients

1 golden yellow cake mix + ingredients according to package directions
2 tablespoons root beer extract, divided
16 ounces heavy cream
1 cup confectioners' sugar

Preparation
  1. Mix cake mix according to directions, adding 1 tablespoon of root beer extract.
  2. Divide batter into 24 lined cupcake tins.
  3. Bake according to cake mix directions.
  4. Cool completely.
  5. Beat heavy cream until it begins to thicken.
  6. Add remaining root beer extract and confectioners' sugar.
  7. Beat until thick and it's frosting consistency.
  8. Frost and store in refrigerator.
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Cupcakes

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Dip


Recipe Source

This recipe can be found on Spoonful, which is site courtesy of Disney. You know Disney has some great stuff! LOL Anyway, to go to the recipe directly and get all the information, click here or the picture above. They actually are closing the site down. You will be able to find all the information at the Disney Family Site. I'm not sure exactly if this recipe will follow with them, but you will be able to get the summary on my site.

Servings

16 servings

Ingredients

2 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese
1 (15-ounce) can or bottle of pizza sauce
1 (8-ounce) package of Hormel pepperoni minis
1 cup shredded pizza cheese blend
Crackers and breadsticks

Preparation
  1. In 2-quart slow cooker, place cream cheese.
  2. In bowl, combine pizza sauce and pepperoni minis. Pour over cream cheese.
  3. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  4. Cover slow cooker. Cook on low for 2 hours or until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve with crackers and breadsticks.
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Cream Cheese, Dips, Slow Cookers

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Blueberry Lemon Streusel Muffins


Recipe Source

Mom Spotted has many great recipes, including one for Blueberry Lemon Streusel Muffins. You can find the full recipe here or by clicking the picture above. Please, visit the site when you are baking for all the steps and tips. I am just including a brief summary in case the recipe disappears for some reason!.

Servings

Makes 12 muffins.

Ingredients

Muffins:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
Zest of 1 lemon
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
2 cups blueberries

Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter (cold)
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In first bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
  3. In another bowl, put your blueberries and a spoonful of the batter mix. Mix.
  4. In your last bowl, whisk together oil, egg and milk.
  5. Combine the dry mix with the wet mix. Don't overmix.
  6. Add blueberries and mix as little as possible. Just to coat.
  7. Fill prepared muffin cups. They don't rise so fill almost to top.
  8. Combine streusel topping by hand and sprinkle over muffin batter.
  9. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
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Blueberries, Muffins

Fresh Cranberry Muffins


Recipe Source

MyRecipes.com has a fantastic recipe for Cranberry Muffins. You can click here or on the picture above to go to the full recipe. This is only here for a summary in case the recipe disappears. I hate when that happens! LOL

Servings

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
2/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, melted
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray

Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Whisk well.
  3. Stir in cranberries and make a large well in the center.
  4. Combine milk, butter, rind, vanilla and egg. 
  5. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist.
  6. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes or until they spring back when lightly touched in center.
  8. Remove muffins from pan immediately and cool on wire racks.
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Cranberries, Muffins

Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies


Recipe Source

The Original Toll House cookies are hands down the best chocolate chip cookies! For the full recipe with all the information, click here or click on the picture above. Once again, I only include the summary here in case, for some reason, that the recipe disappears from the internet.

Servings

Makes 5 dozen cookies

Ingredients

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12 ounces) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts

Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl and set aside.
  3. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition.
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  6. Stir in morsels and nuts.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
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Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Recipe Source

AllRecipes.com has some fantastic recipes to choose from, including this one for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Click here to see the entire recipe, or on the picture above, and get all the reviews and information to see if this is the recipe for you. I include the basic summary of the recipe just in case that page disappears.

Servings

Makes 4 dozen

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl,  cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
  4. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  5. Gradually beat into butter mixture.
  6. Stir in oats and raisins.
  7. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
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Cookies

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Giveaway Listing Ending September 19, 2014

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Here are the giveaways that end tonight. I had some really weird dreams last night and I just can't get my head clear yet so I am just going to say, good luck with the giveaways and I hope you win the prizes that you want to win! Best of luck!