Sunday, November 6, 2011

All American Apple Pie

It's fall and that's a perfect time for apple pie! Click here for this easy recipe!

Notes: This was easy to make and very tasty!  I used Empire apples because I had a bunch on hand. This is a great recipe to use because the crust is simple.  You can always substitute the refrigerated ones if you have those on hand as well.  It freezes well too if you can't eat it all. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mummy Cupcakes

Check out these mummy cupcakes for Halloween! I didn't follow a recipe for this, I just googled Halloween recipes and found a ton of cute mummy ones. I baked chocolate cupcakes and iced them with buttercream icing. I piped the icing on with at tip #104 and added some M&M's for the eyes. Try it out..what fun!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Brain Cupcakes

What says Happy Halloween better than brain cupcakes?! These are great! Click here to enjoy this fun recipe!

Notes: What fun! They look just like brains! I baked a batch of chocolate cupcakes in Halloween liners.  I added copper (light skin tone) icing color to white buttercream icing.  I piped the icing with the #10 tip. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Campfire S'mores Cupcakes

There are so many fun ways to make s'mores cupcakes! Click here to enjoy this one!
Notes: I made this for a friend at school who's daughter was having a birthday. What fun! I substituted red fruit roll ups for the baked candies (the flames). You can also use a box cake mix if you were short on time. I also used my own buttercream icing recipe rather than the marshmallow creme. The fun of these recipes is mixing ingredients up and using what you like and what you have on hand.  I dipped the end of the toothpick into black buttercream icing. These would be fun to make for summertime! Enjoy!

Cincinnati Chili

This is perfect to make on the weekends now that the weather is getting a little cooler. Click here to check out this delicious chili recipe! 
Notes: This is easily our favorite chili dish! It works well with both hamburger or turkey, whatever is your preference.  I am allergic to beans, so I omitted it from the recipe but my husband added it as a topping to his.  Both regular or wheat spaghetti work well for this.  I added shredded cheese and sour cream to the top of mine. My husband prefers 5 way chili and added cheese, raw onions and beans to his. We cooked ours in the crockpot on low for 4 hours.  This also freezes well if you have a lot leftover. Enjoy!

Orange Candy Corn Bars

If you love candy corn like I do, this is a great Halloween dessert! Click here for the recipe!
Notes: This was a lot of work but well worth it. It was very sweet so I cut it into smaller bars.  The paste colors are definitely brighter than the liquid colors so I would recommend using those in this recipe.  Enjoy!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Here's a fun jack-o-lantern cake for Halloween. Flip an ice cream cone upside down and stick it in the top and add some candy corn for teeth. Click here for this great recipe!
Notes: This isn't exactly the recipe I used here but it is very similar.  I outlined the eyes and mouth with black icing and used candy corn for the mouth rather than the fruit roll ups.  Either would work or any other candies you have on hand. I used 2 bundt cakes to make this as well.  It was a lot of fun. Enjoy!