As I was scrolling Pinterest looking for Valentine’s Day ideas that I would list the 15 Best Red and Pink Recipes for Valentine’s Day to help you save some time and find the best recipes!
As I was scrolling Pinterest looking for Valentine’s Day ideas that I would list the 15 Best Red and Pink Recipes for Valentine’s Day to help you save some time and find the best recipes!
Transform your favorite breakfast cereal into this delicious Froot Loops Cereal Cake with White Chocolate Milk Splash.
This Froot Loops Cereal Cake is topped with a White Chocolate Milk Splash, creamy vanilla frosting and rich moist vanilla cake. It’s a fun dessert that is bound to awe your family.
If you love cereal as much as my family does, you are going to LOVE this whimsical Froot Loops Cereal Cake topped with a White Chocolate Milk Splash.
The first step to making this fun Froot Loops Cereal Cake is to start by making the White Chocolate Milk Splash.
You will need 1 cup of White Chocolate Chips, 2 small 5 inch balloons, two bowls, and a safety pin for the White Chocolate Milk Splash.
Blow up your balloons to about the size you are wanting and place them into a small bowl with tape on the sides to keep them standing upright. Melt ¾ C of your white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted. Mix in the ¼ C of the white chocolate chips into the melted chocolate. Spoon the melted chocolate onto the top of the balloon into a splashed milk design by covering the top of the balloon and creating drips around the sides to give the splash effect. Carefully place the balloon into the fridge. To allow it to harden. I suggest doing this with two of the balloons in case one breaks.
After you have baked and frosted the cake, Carefully remove the balloon from the fridge and remove from the bowl. Hold the chocolate part in your hand. Using a safety pin, carefully pop the balloon and remove it from the chocolate. Carefully place the chocolate bowl onto the top of the cake. Fill it halfway with Froot Loops.
These Minnie Mouse Ear Cupcakes are one of the cutest desserts I’ve ever put in my mouth. This Minnie Mouse Ear Cupcakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day coming up or you could use them anytime of the year because cupcakes are delicious all year long!
These Minnie Mouse Ear cupcakes would also be perfect for a baby shower! You could even make another color like blue or purple! These cupcakes are rich, soft red velvet. And, the frosting is a creamy cream cheese frosting. Then they are topped with fondant to make the super cute Minnie Mouse ears.
1 package of Wilton white fondant
1 package of Wilton red fondant
1 2inch round circle fondant cutter
1 edible pink spray
1 wilton bow fondant mold
1 heart stencil
Lightly brush your bow mold with powder sugar
Pinch off 1 tablespoon of red fondant and push into a bow mold of your choice
Create 22 red bows
Set aside on a plate to allow to air dry
Lightly sprinkle powder sugar onto a cutting board and roll into a ¼ inch thickness
Cut out 44 round circles for the ears and set aside
Allow to dry for a few hours
Lay out 4 sheets of paper towels or scrap paper to avoid painting your counters.
Place two ears at a time onto the paper
Place the heart stencil onto the two circles
Lightly spray the circles with the pink spray
Carefully lift the stencil off the circles and move aside to dry
Repeat steps with remaining white circles
I was scrolling around the internet one day and I came across this article that said that baking helped with depression. And, with this rainy winter we are having I thought to myself “It can’t hurt to try”. So, I headed into the kitchen to make these Winter Wonderland Cupcakes to lift my spirits. It worked like a charm, I’m feeling better and these cupcakes Winter Wonderland cupcakes are delicious.
This Instant Pot recipe is bound to make your life easier on those hectic weeknights. You know that evening that you get home from sport practice and it’s 6:30 and you realize that you haven’t even thought about dinner yet? Well, this Instant Pot Steak, Potato and Mushroom Soup is here to save the day! All you need is 20 minutes and boom dinner is done! That’s faster than pizza delivery! Plus, better for your family!
I love a good soup recipe! Especially right now with winter here, there is nothing better than a steaming boil of hot soup to warm you up from the inside out on a cold day. I love to serve this recipe with warm buttered bread and sometimes a salad! The flavors from this soup make it taste and feel like it’s been slow simmered all day when it only took 20 minutes!
Set instant pot to saute mode. Add in onions and beef. Saute until beef is lightly browned on the outside.
Turn off saute mode. Add in diced potatoes, mushrooms, and bay leaves. Pour in beef broth and about 2 to 3 cups water to max fill line in a 6 quart pot. In an 8 quart pot you won’t hit the fill line. Eye ball this to make sure there is enough liquid. If you feel you need more water add some.
Stir in salt and pepper. Set the valve to seal then put on high pressure for 20 minutes. Once the pot stops counting release the pressure. Serve with buttered bread.
Ring in the holidays with these Gooey Candy Cane Cookies! They are perfect mix of soft gooey cookie and minty candy canes.
These cookies turn a slight pink color and have some crinkles on the top! They look so perfect that they are irresistible.
When you add these fresh baked Gooey Candy Cane Cookies to your holiday tray you will find them disappearing quickly! Plus, if you take them to your favorite cookie exchange they will be sure to be gobbled up right away!
It’s that time of year! The holiday parties abound and festive themed treats are everywhere! I don’t know about you but I always want to make sure that I bring a cute treat to a party.
I gathered up the supplies to make these Snowman Rice Krispy Treats for my little girl’s school party! And, they were a hit. Plus, she was able to help and make them her own. It’s great hand eye coordination practice! She also get to tell her friends that made them so you can’t get better than that right?
Here is what you need to make them:
1 box of rice krispy treats, unwrapped
2 bags of ghiradelli white chocolate melting wafers
1 bag of m&m’s, green and red picked out
1 package of large edible eyes
4 red and green airheads
1 tube of orange cookie icing
1 tube of black cookie icing
1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper
Using a double boiler, melt both bags of chocolate
Once chocolate is melted, place the rice krispy treat into the chocolate and using a fork, flip it over until it is completely coated
Carefully pick up the rice krispy treat and lightly tap the edge of the pot to get rid of excess chocolate
Place rice krispy treat onto the cookie sheet and then place two eyes onto the top area of the rice krispy treat
Let chocolate harden for about 10 minutes
Using the orange cookie icing, pipe on the snowman’s nose
Using the black cookie icing, pipe on the mouth
Let dry for 10 minutes while you cut the airhead
Place unwrapped airheads onto a cutting board and cut 3 strips.
Place a strip of airhead onto the top of the rice krispy treat and press the sides slightly down into the rice krispy treat
Matching colors of the M&M’s to the airhead, place a red M&M into the melted chocolate and place onto the bottom of the airhead on the side
Let sit there for 5 minutes before repeating step with the other side
Repeat steps with remaining rice krispy treats.
These Peppermint Chewy Chocolate Cookies are rich and delicious! What could be better than a chewy, fudge, Christmas Cookie, dipped in white chocolate and then sprinkled with peppermint!
At the beginning of Christmas every year, I start to crave peppermint and chocolate. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas until I them
These Peppermint Chewy Chocolate Cookies are perfect for your Holiday party or to bring to your favorite Christmas Cookie Exchange. I love the idea of only baking one or two types of cookies and then getting to swap them with neighbors for a larger variety!
These Crazy Christmas Tree Brownies are the perfect whimsical addition to your holiday party! They are bound to be a hit on any Christmas table or buffet! And, trust me the kids will have a blast making the faces on them.
I love a rich and chewy brownies. And, these fit the bill every time! Plus, with the addition of the Royal Icing it makes them the perfect sweet treat!
You will need my royal icing recipe to help you frost these yummy brownies. You can find my recipe here.
Split the icing into 2 bowls In the first bowl, add in a few drops of green coloring, mix until combined. Add in some more food coloring to get the shade you want. In the second bowl, add in black gel coloring, mix until combined. Place a little bit of icing into each piping bag. Using the remaining green icing, add 2 tablespoons of water and mix until combined. Pour the green icing into the squeeze bottle!
Using the green piping bag, pipe a line all around the trees for the edge. Fill in the green with the thinned green icing in the squeeze bottle. Place two eyes onto the brownies. Let dry for an hour. Using the green icing again, pipe an oval for the nose under the eyes. Using the black icing, pipe on a smile and eye brows. Let sit for another hour before enjoying.
Royal Icing is such a versatile icing. These are perfect for Christmas Cookies, and birthday parties! Plus, its so fun for the kids. This Roya Icing Recipes makes perfect cookies!
These Peppermint M&M Cookies just scream Christmas to me! They are the perfect mix of Chocolate and Peppermint. And, they don’t require a lot of fancy ingredients. These will definitely be the hit at your Holiday Party or Christmas Cookie Exchange!
Thanks to the cake mix used as the base these cookies are fudgy and soft and with the addition of the chocolate chips they are rich and crave worthy! Plus, they are quick and easy to make! You can’t get better than that right?
It’s time to add these Peppermint M&M Cookies to your holiday baking list! Plus, I’m sure Santa will love them!
Here’s what you need to make them!
• 15oz Box Chocolate Cake Mix • 2 Eggs • 1/2 Cup Melted salted Butter • 1/2 bag Chocolate Chips • Peppermint M&M’s
It’s Christmas season! And, for me the first thing that I think of is Peppermint and Chocolate! I get so excited when I start to the see the Candy Canes and Peppermint Chips show up in the baking aisles of my favorite stores! I find that even when we have a family potluck if I bring a peppermint recipes then it tends to be different from what everyone else brought. For me, Peppermint at Christmas is like Pumpkin Spice in the Fall! So, I’ve rounded up some delicious Peppermint recipes for you!
These Peppermint Mocha Brownies will make your holiday delicious and they are simple to make!
If you are a Peppermint fan these cookies are truly delicious and perfect for the holiday season.
Candy Cane Hershey’s Kisses are a Christmas staple in our household! And these Chocolate Peppermint Blossom Cookies are a great way to use them!
If you are not a huge chocolate fan, but still love Candy Cane Hershey’s Kisses then this Christmas cookie is perfect for you! It still have the silky peppermint from the Kisses but on a crispy cookie!
These cookies are absolutely amazing, like I’m not even kidding amazing! And, they are the closest to healthy Peppermint cookies that you will find! How’s that for a treat?
These Chocolate peppermint cake mix cookies are the most amazing combination of chocolate, mint, Oreos and cake mix!
These White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are made with Peppermint M&M’s! That is such a RARE find!
These White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies are so festive and easy to make! They are perfect to make for Christmas parties!
Oh my gracious! How adorable are these Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies! They are twisted and look so irresistible.
These Peppermint Candy Cane Meringue Cookies are different from what you will usually find on the cookie trays! I love to be the one bring something different and these fit the bill perfectly!
These Double Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies stir up all the emotions of Christmas.
12. Andes Mint Cookies
These Andes Mint Cookies will hit the spot for you if you love chocolate and mint together! And, the chocolaty creamy tops will be a hit with everyone!
13. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
These Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies are gluten free and vegan, and they do include organic sugar but you won’t get that sugar rush from them!
14. Easy Peppermint White Chocolate Cookies
White Chocolate and Peppermint couldn’t go better together! And, these Easy Peppermint White Chocolate Cookies fit that perfectly!
15. Grain Free, Dairy Free Peppermint Blondies
These grain free. dairy free, gluten-free peppermint blondies taste like peppermint bark on top of the richest, chewiest blondies.
16.Double Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies
These cookies are rich dark chocolate that is infused with peppermint and then dipped in white chocolate coating! You can’t find anything more delicious than that!
These Easy Gluten Free Peppermint Blossom Cookies are perfect for the the people in your lives that need Gluten Free but still want to enjoy a treat!
18. Chocolate Mint Cookies
These Chocolate Mint Cookies are rich and creamy with their mint filling
I love cookies and I love peppermint bark, so why not combine peppermint bark with cookies to make peppermint bark cookies! I mean it’s the best of both worlds when you combine the two of them!
Oh my gracious! White Choocolate, Peppermint and Red Velvet all wrapped into a brownie? C’mon it doesn’t get much better than this! What more could you want?
These Grinch’s Santa Belly Christmas Cookies are so cute! They would make a great addition to any holiday party or even for your Christmas Cookie Exchange. This is a simple sugar cookie that is decorated to look like Grinch’s Santa Belly!
Grinch’s Santa Belly Christmas Cookies
1 1/2 C butter, room temp
2 C white sugar
4 egg, room temp
1 tsp vanilla
5 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Red, black, yellow & green gel food coloring
Sugar Cookie Directions:
-Cream butter and sugar together until smooth.
-Add in the eggs and vanilla, beating them as you add them in.
-Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to blend the ingredients together.
-Form the dough into a large ball, cover then put in the refrigerator for an hour.
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Spread some flour on a cutting board and on the rolling pin. (If needed)
-Roll out dough. Using your round cookie cutter cut out the cookies.
-Put the cookies 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets.
-Bake at 400 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes or until they turn slightly brown.
-Cool slightly while still on the cookie sheet.
-Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
-Take out 4 TBSP of icing and add several drops of black gel food coloring. Mix to blend the color.
-Take another 4 TBSP of icing adding green gel food coloring. Mix well.
-Remove 4 TBSP of icing in a bowl, keeping it white.
-Take out 2 TBSP of icing adding several drops of golden yellow gel food coloring. Mix well.
-Put the remaining icing into a bowl. Color this icing red.
-Spoon each of the bowls of icing into individual (4) piping bags, each with a #2 tip. Keep the red icing in the bowl.
-Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
Grinch’s Santa Belly
-Follow the outline off of the picture of the cookies provided.
-Outline the entire cookie in black including the belt and the green area (Grinch’s belly) . Allow the outlining to dry for 30 seconds before filling in the cookies in with the thinner red icing. Don not fill in the black belt and green belly with the red icing. (* Thin out the red icing by adding 1-3 TBSP of water to the icing. You will want the icing to be thick and runny not the appearance of soup. If the icing has the soup look add a very small amount of powdered sugar to thicken it.) Allow the filling also to dry for about 30 seconds before adding any more to the cookie.
– Following the outline for the black belt, fill the belt in with the black icing. After this has dried outline and build (fill in) the belt buckle in the golden yellow.
-Begin to work on the green belly..Outline in the green then fill it with the green icing . In the center of the green belly, as shown in the picture, make a thick dot out of the green icing. Allow to dry.
-To make the fur above the green belly begin by making 6 circle outlines then fill each of them in with more of the white icing.
-Allow to dry for 5-10 hours.
These Easy Pink Turkeys are perfect for you children’s fall parties, or for your Thanksgiving table. They are cute and edible plus a lot of fun to make!
To make these Easy Pink Turkeys you will need graham crackers, yellow candy eyes, pastel candy corn, bright pink candy melts, and red candy bones. You will also need a disposable frosting bag, parchment paper, tall glass, microwave safe bowl and a spoon.
For your first step you will want to melt your candy melts on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds to avoid burning. This make take a few tries, so just be patient and don’t forget to stir! While your candies are melting grab a tall glass and place a disposable decorating bag inside the glass. Once your candies are melted you want to pour them into the bag and cut off the tip of the bag!
Break your graham crackers in half and try not to eat them! Trust me, it’s harder than you think! They are so tempting when they are in your hands. Use the decorating bag to frost the graham crackers with the melted candies. I found it was easier to fill in the outline and then frost in the center.
Now you will want to add your yellow candy eyes! You might a few extra eyes because little hands love to sneak away the eyes to snack on!
Break the end off of your orange candy corn and use it for the beak. And, then start adding your pink, purple and yellow candy corn in a fan shape around the eyes. Now is the time that you will even more little hands stealing your ingredients. I always recommend buying extra! I mean eating the ingredients is half the fun of making these Easy Pink Turkeys. Now break a red candy bone in half to use for the waddle. And, voila you are finished! Set back and smile at your hard work. Let your Easy Pink Turkeys sit for 30 minutes to harden if you can wait that long!
These donut holes are simple, budget friendly, and perfect for fall parties or Thanksgiving table!
These donut hole acorns are delicious, soft, and simple to put together. They don’t require many ingredients and even the little ones can help!
First you will want to place the candy melts into a microwave safe bowl. Heat the candy on the defrost setting of the microwave for 1 minute at a time, stopping to stir after each round of cooking. Continue to cook in the microwave until the candy is completely melted and smooth. It may take several different times to get it completely melted. You want to make sure there are no lumps left.
Shape each donut hole into a rough acorn shape. You can do this by squeezing the sides in slightly, and flattening the top a bit. Learn from my advice and don’t attempt to roll the donut hole into shape in your hands like a snake! It doesn’t work! But, hey it made for a great excuse to eat one!
Holding the pointed end of each donut hole, dip the top of it into the melted candy to create the cap of the acorn. This is my favorite step! I like to get a little messy!
Add some fall colored sprinkles or chopped nut to the melted candy on each dipped donut hole, and place them onto a parchment lined baking sheet to dry. I even got a little fancy and added some mini chocolate chips to mine! Though taste wise my favorite is by far the chopped nuts.
Place the dipped donut hole acorns into the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes to set, and then serve. Well if you can wait 30 minutes to eat them that is!