Friday, November 13, 2015

Candy Shop Truffle

Another glorious Facebook find!

1 box chocolate cake mix
2 boxes of low fat chocolate jello instant pudding
4 cups of milk (as per the pudding directions)
1/4 cup peanut butter (plus 2 tbsp for drizzling)
1 large container of low fat cool whip
1 bag of mini Reese peanut butter cups (chopped into pieces)
1 large bag of Reese's pieces

Bake the cake as per the directions on the box. Let cool completely.

Let cool whip thaw out until it's easier to spread.

Make the pudding as per the directions on the box, at the very end before you let it set stir in the 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Let set.

Crumble the cake into a trifle dish (or bowl), top with 1/2 of the pudding mixture, then add a layer of cool whip (1/2 the container), and then sprinkle 1/2 of the chopped Reese peanut butter cups and 1/2 the bag of Reese's pieces.

Do another layer exactly the same: cake, pudding, cool whip, candy.

Put the 2 tbsp of peanut butter into the microwave for about 45 seconds to melt, then drizzle over top of the trifle

Lazy Cake Cookies

Another unknown source, I just have a file of screenshots that I save (and totally forget to post). But, holy cow are these delicious!!!

1 box yellow or white cake mix
2 eggs, beaten
5 Tbs melted butter
2 cups M&M's or mini chocolate chips

Mix ingredients together and put in a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.

Peanut Butter Fudge

I'm just going to leave this here...and go stuff my face OM NOM NOM!!!


This is my new favorite recipe for guac! Huge thank you to the Fab Life Show and Chrissy Teigen for sharing this one!!!

For The Cheesy Guacamole
3 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely minced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 Tbs chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or more, to taste)

Here's the easy part - mix it all together. Ta-Da!

For The Spicy Pita Chips
3 Tbs butter, melted
3 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp hot sauce (or more to taste)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp paprika (or smoked paprika)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 pitas, each cut into 8 triangles

Bake at 350 until they're brown and crisp

Toasted Sammie!

Running out of ideas for dinner? Looking for something super simple and easy? Make a toasted sammie! These are a favorite go-to and so easy to personalize for each person without making an entirely different meal.

Take a loaf of Italian bread, cut lengthwise and lay open on a baking sheet. Layer with sliced ham, or turkey (or whatever meat you want!), cover with shredded mozzarella cheese and broil for 3-5 minutes. Watch closely because it's easy to overcook these, so pull them once the cheese gets melty. You can add lettuce, mayo, etc, and bon appetit! Add whatever you'd like to have on your "usual" deli style sandwich and enjoy. So simple, so easy!

Source - Little Baby Garvin

Christmas Eve Crockpot Hot Chocolate

This is our new favorite Christmas tradition! Our boys love curling up on the couch with their hot chocolate and watching Rudolf in their new Christmas jammies before tucking in for the night and eagerly waiting for ole' Saint Nick!

1.5 cups heavy cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cherry Crescent Dessert

Another Instagram screenshot...kudos to whoever thought up this delicious number!!!

1 can cherry pie filling
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz cream cheese

Mix all ingredients together (except for the cherries). Take a can of crescents and spread them out in a ring. Top the "ring" with the mixture and the cherries, fold the ends of the crescent over and back according to the crescent can instructions :D