Thursday, February 4, 2016

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

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Red Chip Valentine Cookies/ #Fill The Cookie Jar

What are Red Chip Valentine Cookies? After Christmas I found this bag of mint baking chips at a local store. I picked them up at a good price, but the reason I even looked at them twice was because they were red.  I don't think I have ever seen or used red chips before. So along comes Valentine's Day and what could be more perfect than red chips. But I wanted a white cookie recipe. After looking around, I decided to bake my "go-to" sugar cookie recipe that I usually use for cut out cookies. I made a batch and they were yummy and Valentine festive!
sugar cookies, red chips
Red Chip Valentine Cookies

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Red Velvet Cream Pie / #FoodieExtravaganza

I love Valentine's Day, but I try not to take it too seriously. Of course, you should show your love to those that are important to you everyday, but it is fun to send funny, lovey dovey heart cards, eat chocolate, and make Red Velvet Cream Pie! This pie is rich and sooo creamy. Add the whipped cream topping and you will be in love with this pie! Make sure you make it the day of the morning  you want to serve it. It needs 4-6 hours to set up and chill. Happy Valentine's day! 

Looking for more pie recipes? No worries! We are all about pie today at #FoodieExtravanganza. Scroll down below this post to see what everyone else made for this day!
chocolate, red coloring, graham cracker crust, whipped cream topping
Red Velvet Cream Pie

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Southwestern Flatbread and a "Design Your Own Flatbread" Table / #SundaySupper

What is the "Big Game" without food? Well, for me it is not nearly as fun! So for this years game I  am serving a Southwestern Flatbread and a "Design Your Own Flatbread" Table that has something for everyone!
flatbread, salsa, cheese, chicken, sour cream, avocado, peppers, onions
Southwestern Flatbread

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Chocolate Valentine Cups!

Valentine's Day is a fun day in our house, and I thought these Chocolate Valentine Cups would be a great way to celebrate! We love Valentine's day and we usually make plans to have a good time, like a movie, maybe dinner out, or a trip to the beach, but I don't like to take the day too seriously. I do love Valentine's Day treats and little things to commemorate the day, so I have more of these coming up between now and Valentine's Day!
chocolate, whipped cream, sprinkles

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!


Chocolate Bacon Banana Bundt Cake/#BundtBakers


Do you think that a Chocolate Bacon Banana Bundt Cake is a strange but good/weird flavor combination? So do I! Which is why I made the exact cake for this months #BundtBakers theme of "Strange but good/weird flavor combinations"! At the bottom of this post you will find many others that fit the description, so you can find the perfect one that fits you!
chocolate, bacon, banana, cake, drizzled, cream cheese frosting, bacon pieces, banana slices
Chocolate Bacon Banana Bundt Cake

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mini Cranberry Orange Bundt Muffins

These little Mini Cranberry Orange Bundt Muffins are a great way to start your day. Of course, they are just as tasty as a dessert also.  I used the Orange flavored Cranberries from Trader Joes to make these cuties. The orange mixed with the cranberry flavor gives these muffins a great taste with a little less tartness. I dressed up three of the muffins for dessert by adding an orange juice drizzle, fresh whipped cream and some orange zest. I left the others for breakfast and snacks!
breakfast, dessert, or snack
Cranberry Orange Bundt Muffins

Friday, January 15, 2016

Yummly and how it can work for you!

If you are familiar with Yummly, you know how handy it can be when it comes to keeping track of recipes you want to make later. If you are not sure what Yummly is, you will be excited to find out that it is a place where you can save recipes, like those from The Freshman Cook, that you want to go back to, or you want to remember for those special occasions. Yummly is also perfect for finding that special recipe, or just something different to make for dinner tonight!