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Dad will love these Golf Ball Oreos treat. And with Father’s Day around the corner, this makes a great gift for the golfer dad. I used the dark chocolate melts but any color of the Wilton candy melts will work. To give them as a gift add them in a bakery box (do not stack), tie a piece of twine around the box and attach a golf tee to it. It’s the perfect inexpensive gift kids can make for dad. Golf Ball Oreos (Yield: one dozen) Ingredients 12 double stuffed Oreos 1 cup Wilton bright white candy melts 1 1/2…

Two of my favorite things are Girl Scout cookies and ice cream so I decided to mix the 2 together. These delicious Samoas Ice Cream Bites are the perfect treat in the summer to cool off and easier to make than you think. I usually buy several boxes of Girl Scout Samoas cookies at the beginning of the year and hide them to make these special treats for my family and I. Don’t worry, if you don’t have any Samoas cookies on hand you can always substitute for Keebler Fudge Covered Coconut Dreams and they are just as good. Enjoy!…

Shhh… Don’t tell anyone that I am #TeamCap but secretly love Black Widow. I mean she can kick some major butt. With the Captain America Civil War movie hitting theaters on 5/6/16 I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make some Black Widow cookies. It’s a great way to kick off the premiere of the movie that is a must-see for ages 10 and up. Black Widow Cookies (Yield 2 Dozen cookies) Cookie Ingredients 3 C flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 C soft unsalted butter 1 C granulated sugar 2 eggs circle cookie cutter Icing…

I have a sweet addiction around this time of year and it is Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies. I can never have enough boxes of them. If you happen to have some boxes leftover or stashed away try these delicious rich chocolate cupcakes topped with frosting and a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie. If you don’t have any Thin Mint cookies leftover you can always substitute for a Grasshopper Mint cookie. Thin Mint Cupcakes *Makes 12-14 cupcakes Cupcake Ingredients • 2 eggs • 1/2 cup granulated sugar • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1/3 cup vegetable oil • 2 teaspoons…

It’s that time of year for the Academy Awards or better known as the Oscars. While everyone is getting red carpet ready, I am baking some Academy Award Cookies for a party. The recipe is for homemade cookies but you can make them with a sugar cookie mix. Not only are they fun to make but perfect for any Oscars party! Academy Awards Cookies Cookie Ingredients 5 C flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1½ C soft unsalted butter 2 C granulated sugar 4 eggs Royal Icing Recipe Icing Ingredients: 2 egg whites 1 C powder sugar ½…

Instead of making a whole cheesecake try these Mini Homemade Cheesecake Cupcakes. They are just the right portion size and taste amazing. Don’t let the homemade part intimidate you as they are easy enough for anyone to make. Homemade Cheesecake Cupcakes Ingredients 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons sugar 16 ounces cream cheese, softened ½ cup sour cream ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Strawberry Sauce Ingredients 1 cup strawberries, – cut in half ½ teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons sugar Directions Preheat Oven to 325 degrees and line a…

Kung Fu Panda 3 will be in theaters on January 29th and we cannot wait to see it.  Since it has been so cold here like in the negatives we have been getting ready for the new movie by hosting a Kung Fu Panda party and watching Kung Fu Panda & Kung Fu Panda 2. We decided to make Kung Fu Panda Chopsticks and Fortune Cookie Cupcakes for the party. They were delicious! I am sure if Po was at our party he would have one too. We can’t forget about the fun party decorations including the adorable plush Po himself.…

Take a look at this Caramel Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread! It is loaded with 2 of my favorite ingredients – chocolate chips and caramel. Amazing right? And better yet, the frosting is homemade. Pumpkin bread is no longer boring. The mix of ingredients is a great way to change it up and goes good with a cup of coffee, hot cocoa, or tea. Caramel Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread Ingredients  3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup oil (I use canola) 2 eggs 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon…

It’s not everyday that you get to visit Disney for their delicious treats so why not make them at home. Try these Dia de los Muertos Disney Treats that look and taste like the ones in the park. Dia de los Muertos Disney Treats Ingredients: 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal 3 tbs salted butter 4 cups marshmallows Vanilla frosting Hershey’s Kiss candy Tootsie roll candy M&M’s candy Food coloring Ziploc bags Toothpicks Recipe: – Coat the bottom and sides of an 8×13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. – Melt 3 tbs butter in a large saucepan. -…

It’s officially fall and that means it’s time for everything pumpkin. I love the way my house smells after making a batch of this super-moist Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. You can even make a few batches up ahead of time and freeze to keep on hand for a pumpkin craving. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Save Print Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Author: Everyday Shortcuts Ingredients 1½ cup Sugar ½ cup Vegetable Oil 2 Eggs 2 cup Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp Salt 1½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice ½ cup Water 1 cup Pumpkin Puree 1 cup Chocolate Chips Instructions…