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It’s baking season and this homemade turtle candies recipe has my name written all over it. Just a few ingredients you have the tastiest treat that can be brought to holiday parties or served at home. And the best part about this recipe is that there is no baking involved. Enjoy! Homemade Turtle Candies Recipe Yields: 1 dozen Ingredients 1 cup pecan halves 18-20 Kraft caramels – unwrapped 12 Hershey’s caramel apple filled chocolates Sea salt, to garnish Directions Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Make 12 piles of 5-6 pecan halves on the lined cookie sheet. In…

Jack Skellington is one of my favorite Halloween characters from the movie Nightmare before Christmas. If you ever get a chance to visit Disneyland around Halloween time, check out The Haunted Mansion and he can be seen throughout it. These Jack Skellington Ding Dongs are an easy Halloween treat to make for classroom parties or Halloween parties. Kids and adults love them! If you love Jack Skellington as much as we do pick up this copy of The Nightmare Before Christmas Two-Disc Collector’s Edition to enjoy around Halloween time with the family. Jack Skellington Ding Dongs Ingredients 1 box of…

This Cherry Dump Cake recipe is one of the easiest to make. I mean boxed cake mix and canned pie filling, it’s effortless.  Basically this recipe requires you to dump layer after layer into a pan and bake. It’s one of my favorite go to recipes when I don’t have the time to hang out in the kitchen and need a quick dessert to make. Be sure to keep these ingredients on hand in case you need to make a last-minute dessert and don’t have time to run to the store. There are several options to garnish this yummy dessert…

With Spider-Man 3 hitting the theaters soon the opportunity to make Spider-Man donuts could not have come at a better time. My family and I are huge fans of Spider-Man and all of the movies. Want to be the superhero and save the day? Try this super easy tip of using Funfetti Aqua Blue Cake Mix and save the hassle of trying to get that perfect shade of blue donuts. Trust me, it works and you can save all of that extra time for decorating and eating them. Enjoy! Spider-Man Donuts Ingredients 1 box of cake mix (we used Funfetti…

Making bunny cupcakes are a great way to celebrate Easter. They are colorful with a touch of sweetness and cuteness. I love how easy they are to make and the kids can help and create different faces for each one if they want to. Cupcakes are homemade but if you want a shortcut use the box mix to save on time. Enjoy! Bunny Cupcakes Makes 24 cupcakes Ingredients 2 C sugar 1 3/4 C flour 3/4 C cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 eggs, room temp 1 C whole milk, room temp 1/2…

Unicorns are trending right now and a colorful treat can put a smile on anyone’s face. I am loving this recipe for Unicorn Loaf Cake as it has a sweet surprise inside with a magical touch. Feel free to get even more creative with this recipe by using different colors and shapes. Enjoy!! Unicorn Loaf Cake Cake Ingredients 2 boxes of vanilla cake mix 6 eggs 1 C canola oil 1 C water Purple, pink, blue and teal gel coloring 4 disposable piping bags Cookie sheet with parchment paper Loaf pan Star cookie cutter Cake Directions Make the 2 white…

There is nothing like comfort food in the fall and this Apple Pear Crisp recipe is a must to try. I love getting the apples and pears from the farmers market before it shuts down for the year. The taste is so much crisper and fresher with apples and pears from local farmers. Plus, supporting the community is always good. If you can’t make it to a farmers market I suggest getting the individual apples and pears rather than the bagged kind. I promise you the taste will be so much better if you do. Add a scoop of vanilla…

I love a good combination of sweet and salt and these Payday cookies do the trick. They taste just like a Payday candy bar and a great alternative to make. Now is the time to find  Brach’s candy corn in stores so be sure to pick up a few extra bags to save for when you are craving this Payday cookie recipe during non-season months. Payday Cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 large egg 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup caramel pieces 1/2 cup peanuts 1/2 cup Brach’s candy corn 1 3/4 cup all purpose…

It’s pumpkin everything in the fall and these Pumpkin Caramel Latte Cupcakes hit the spot. You get a little bit of pumpkin and a little bit of spice with some homemade frosting drizzled in caramel. Stop drooling and start making! I promise these taste as delicious as they look. Pumpkin Caramel Latte Cupcakes Cupcake Ingredients 1⅓ C flour 2 tsp dark roasted instant coffee 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon Pinch of ground nutmeg Pinch of ground cloves ¾ C canned pumpkin ½ C sugar ½ C brown sugar ½ C vegetable…

Wonder what the secret is to the Georgetown Cupcake’s Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting? I have the answer for you in this copycat recipe that will taste so similar to the famous DC cupcakes. And the best part is that you don’t have to wait in those long, wrap around the block lines to get one as you can make them right in your home. You will see what I mean when you try this recipe and bite into a cupcake . Copycat Georgetown Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted European sweet cream butter softened 2 eggs 2 1/2 cups flour…