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Make your very own Creamsicles!

April 3, 2017

This post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support.Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!My very favorite popsicle growing up was a creamsicle. With the tart orange flavor paired with the smooth vanilla custard, it was heaven for me while I sat on my porch in Beaverton, Oregon. But now I can make my very own creamsicles at home. It was so easy and they’re delicious.Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!You’ll need:

  • half & half
  • heavy cream
  • tangerine juice (I bought mine at Trader Joe’s but you can use Natalies) *they make TJ’s juice, fyi)
  • popsicle mold

Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!

Homemade Creamsicles

Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 4h
  • Total Time: 4h 5m
  • Yield: 6 creamsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup tangerine juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a spouted bowl and pour into your popsicle molds.
  2. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Run under warm water to release the pop from the mold and enjoy.
Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!Enjoy!!Make your very own creamsicles with this easy recipe

Desserts - Easter

Peeps Rice Krispie Treats

March 13, 2017

Peeps rice krispie treats recipeOh my gosh! These are so good and not too overly sweet. Our kids love these as a fun Easter snack. I’m going to show you how to create your own Peeps Rice Krispie Treats for Easter.
Easter kids dessert recipeSupplies – 

Easter Rice Krispies with PeepsBegin by melting one package of Peeps, 1/4 cup of butter and 2 cups of marshmallows. I used the microwave to melt the ingredients together and once it came out, I gave it a good stir. Make rice krispies with peepsNext, add 2 cups of Rice Krispie cereal and mix it well. You’ll then pour it onto a 1/4 sheet pan. To press down the treats easily, wet your hands a little. It’ll make the mixture not as hot to the touch and you’ll have no marshmallows stuck to your hands afterwards. peeps recipesAllow the mixture to cool and cut out as many bunnies as you can. I got 8 out of each 1/4 sheet pan. Now take your black writing gel and place three dots to represent the eyes and the nose of the bunnies. Now they look just like giant peeps and taste delicious.fun kids easter treatsSometimes I find Peeps overly sweet because of the sugar coating so I’ve found that mixing them with more regular marshmallows makes them more tolerable to eat a larger amount. 😂

Peeps Rice Krispie Treats

Easter Rice Krispies with Peeps

  • Prep Time: 5m

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 2 cups marshmallows
  • 1 package Peeps (any color)
  • 1/4 cup butter

Instructions

  1. Melt the marshmallows, peeps and butter in the microwave in a large bowl. Melt for 1 minute then remove and stir to combine. Add in your 2 cups Rice Krispie cereal and stir.
  2. Add into a greased 1/4 sheet pan and wet your hands to press down.
  3. Cut into desired shape and add a face using the black writing gel.

Desserts - Holiday Parties - Holidays - Party Time - Recipes - St. Patrick's Day

End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

March 3, 2017

Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.comThese rainbow cupcakes were such a dream to make and they look so fun with the color variations on the inside. You’re kids will be going crazy for these delicious rainbow cupcakes and asking for more gold once they’ve eaten them all gone.Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.comWhat I used is the Duff Goldman Tie Dye mix and just mixed it according to package directions. I separated the batter into 6 different cups and added the included color drops as directed to the cups. I used my 1 Tbsp. scoop and added them into the cupcake wrapper in the order of the rainbow.Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.comI preheated my oven to 350 degrees and baked them for 20 minutes or until you press down in the middle and they bounce back up. Allow them to cool completely and then ice them with some of my secret weapon, bakery bought cream cheese icing!

End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.com

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 40m
  • Yield: 18 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Duff Goldman tie dye cake mix
  • 1 package bakery bought cream cheese frosting
  • 1 package gold coins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and mix your cake mix according to package directions. Line your cupcake pan with liners and scoop a tablespoon of each color into the liners until 3/4 full. You should be able to fit all six colors into the liners. Cook for 20 minutes and cool on a wire wrack. Place frosting into a pastry bag or ziploc and frost as desired. Top with chocolate coins or with dollar store plastic coins.

I topped them off with some gold coins from the dollar store but you could even get more fancy and use the gold coin chocolate. That’ll send you into more of a sugar high!Make these fun Rainbow Cupcakes for a party or for St Patricks Day. So delicious and easy. Only on frenchiewraps.com

Christmas - Desserts

Making Rice Krispies Treats for the Holidays

November 29, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TidingsAndTreats #CollectiveBiashow-to-makeFor us, making holiday Rice Krispies treats has now become a tradition. We usually do the traditional shapes of the gingerbread man and the pine tree, but we decided to add-on Emoji’s this year and Leila could not have been more excited. I have a certain recipe ratio that I follow that makes it super easy for me to remember and I don’t need to measure a thing.

Ingredients

  • Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal or
  • Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies cereal
  • 10 oz bag of marshmallows
  • stick of butter
  • food coloring (if desired)
  • cookie cutters
  • decorating items

how-to-make-rice-krispie-treatsI begin by melting the entire bag of marshmallows with the stick of butter. I like the have them melt at the same speed so I add the together at the same time. I stir occasionally until the marshmallow starts to liquefy and then I stir it constantly. Now is when you’ll want to add your food coloring.emoji-foodIn a separate bowl, add your box of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal or your Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies cereal. Pour the marshmallow mixture over and mix well. I like to grease my bowl and grease my rubber spatula so I can get all the goodness.
emoji-party-foodchristmas-rice-krispies chocolate-rice-krispiesNext, spread your mixtures into greased jelly roll pans and allow it to cool and solidify. This process took me about 10 minutes from the time I poured to the time we cut. In the Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies cereal, I added brown food coloring and they seemed to be a lot more buttery in texture and flavor. This kind is my new favorite.emoji-party-ideasWe then cut out circles, trees and gingerbread men out of our Rice Krispies mix and began to decorate. I used some colored sprinkles for the lights on the pine trees, I used red and black gel for the Emoji and gingerbread men ones. I found all the ingredients I needed for decorating in the bakery aisle at Target.emoji-party-food-ideasWe just copied the Emoji faces from off my phone and it was as easy as drawing. It’s very foolproof and the kids will enjoy a trendy element to your Holiday Rice Krispies Treats.holiday-rice-krispie-treatsRight now Target has an offer that for every two boxes of Rice Krispies you buy, you get a FREE 10 oz. bag of Jet Puffed marshmallows. It’s perfect for this recipe! christmas-rice-krispie-treatsI want to see your creations! We have loved having this as a holiday tradition and I’d love to see you start this one. Share it with me on social media and use the hashtag #Treats4Toys. If you do that then for every picture shown with that hashtag, Rice Krispies will donate a toy to a child in need. That’s a win-win for everyone! For more holiday inspiration, visit here.

Emoji Rice Krispie Treats

how to make the perfect holiday rice krispies treats

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 1 package 10 oz. Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • yellow food coloring
  • candy eyes
  • red writing gel
  • black writing gel

Instructions

  1. Melt the entire bag of marshmallows with your stick of butter. You can do it in the microwave or the stove-top.
  2. Add your food coloring and stir.
  3. Remove from heat and add 8 cups of Rice Krispies and stir.
  4. Place your mixture into a 1/2 sheet pan, greased and press down with wet hands to pack in the goodness.
  5. Allow to harden and cut into your circle shapes.
  6. Decorate as desired.

 

Desserts - Recipes

Cherry Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cherry Cream Cheese Frosting

November 13, 2016

This post is brought to you by CherryMan.

the most moist chocolate cake you will ever have in your life. For the holidays I like to have fun and festive flavors. Cherries are always big in the fall and winter months so I decided to make a Cherry Chocolate Bundt Cake and complement it with some Cherry Cream Cheese frosting. The cake is our of this world moist and this recipe will absolutely be made for future family gatherings.the most moist chocolate cake you will ever have in your life.

Cherry Chocolate Bundt Cake

the most moist chocolate cake you will ever have in your life.

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 50m
  • Total Time: 1h

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 package 12 oz. Cherry Man maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350*. Mix the cake mix, water, softened butter and chocolate pudding mix together on low for 30 seconds. Increase the speed to medium and mix for an additional 2 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, add chopped cherries and flour and stir to coat the cherries. Fold those in gently to your cake batter. Add the batter to a greased bundt pan and bake for 40-50 minutes.
  3. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn it onto a cooling rack.

Maraschino Cherry Cream Cheese Frosting

the most moist chocolate cake you will ever have in your life.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • juice from maraschino cherry jar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • chopped maraschino cherries, if desired

Instructions

  1. Mix butter and cream cheese in bowl until combined. Slowly add 1 cup of powdered sugar. Add in the juice from the cherries and add the rest of the powdered sugar and salt. Mix until it is combined and fluffy.

Just dump all the cake ingredients into a mixing bowl except the cherries and flour. Mix it on low for 30 seconds and then crank it up to medium for two minutes until everything is combined. Chop up those Cherry Man cherries and add them into a separate bowl with the tablespoon of flour. Coating the cherries in the flour will ensure that none of your cherries are at the top of your bundt cake. This method will give you a good variation of where your cherries will end up. Once your cake is mixed, fold in the cherries with a rubber spatula.the most moist chocolate cake you will ever have in your life. Preheat your oven to 350° F and grease your bundt cake pan well. Pour the mixture and smooth the top so that you have an even rise. Bake for 50-60 min. until your cake bounces back to the touch or you can use the non-fail toothpick method. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then turn it onto a cooling rack and cool for at least an hour.the most moist chocolate cake you will ever have in your life. While the cake is cooling, you can make your Cherry Cream Cheese frosting. In the pictures you’ll notice there is a lot of frosting. I doubled this recipe and it was WAY too much so just stick to these measurements and you won’t have too much frosting.

Put the cold cream cheese, salt and the slightly softened butter into your mixer with the whisk attachment. Cream it together for about 2 min on medium speed. Add in one cup of sugar at a time until it’s mostly incorporated. Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and mix for a good 3-5 minutes until everything is fluffy. Fold in the chopped cherries if you’d like those too.the most moist chocolate cake you will ever have in your life. I used a ziplock bag and cut the tip off to do some piping, it’s a mess, LOL – but it gets the job done and it actually tastes fabulous.

For more delicious recipes using CherryMan cherries, check them out here. XX

Desserts

Easy Key Lime, Banana and Coconut Mini Pies Recipe

May 2, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessPies #CollectiveBiasAn easy key lime pie recipe #effortlesspies #adSo Key Lime Pie is my absolute favorite pie of all time. The tartness with the creaminess of the whipping cream leaves me satisfied. I also have a problem, I tend to want to eat it all. I’ve learned the hard way that portion control is where I need my head to be at to get my weight down. I decided that an easy Key Lime, Banana and Cococut mini pies sounded right up my alley.An easy key lime pie recipe #effortlesspies #adI ran to Walmart and grabbed the Dannon® Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt, some Reddi-wip® and some Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust. I love easy and the new baby isn’t making my life any easier so I have to buy convenient ingredients. 

 Ingredients

  • Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt
  • Bananas
  • Toasted Coconut (if desired)
  • Reddi-wip®

Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe An easy key lime pie recipe #effortlesspies #adThis was so easy to assemble. Just slice some bananas and add them to them to the Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust, then layer on your Oikos® Key Lime Greek Yogurt and top with the Reddi-wip®. I toasted my coconut in the oven at 375• for 8 minutes to get the perfect crispness to them. Go ahead and garnish your mini pies with lime zest and toasted coconut. An easy key lime pie recipe #effortlesspies #adThese are so easy and delicious and the best part is that this recipe is so interchangeable and can be made with any mix of ingredients. To check out more ideas, head here and while you’re add it, sign up for Ibotta so that you can get a great rebate with all your groceries. An easy key lime pie recipe #effortlesspies #ad An easy key lime pie recipe #effortlesspies #ad

Christmas - Desserts - Holidays - Recipes

The Easiest, Yummiest Holiday Neighbor Gift

December 9, 2015

Create these simple and homemade neighbor gifts for ChristmasWhat can I say about my neighbors? They have all been so incredible to us, the ones we know. I don’t have a very outgoing personality so I’m often intimidated to talk to new people. However, with our kids being in school together and now in sports together, I’ve really been blessed to have some awesome and helpful neighbors (that I now know).

I wanted to do something amazing for them but since I’ve got a baby in the hospital, a kindergartner, and two more older boys – my life has been pretty chaotic lately. I remember I saw some chocolate dipped marshmallows years ago and remembered how awesome they looked, so I went to Orson Gygi, grabbed some sucker sticks and some chocolate and got right to work. Create these simple and homemade neighbor gifts for ChristmasYou begin by skewering 3 larger marshmallows on 8″ sucker sticks. Next, it can be a little tricky tempering your chocolate so read this post here for an easy microwave version. Make sure you have your toppings ready too. Here I have flaked coconut that I toasted in a 350• oven for 6 minutes and I also used (and already ate) some Butterfinger Baking Bits. For the coconut, I used white chocolate; and for the Butterfingers, I used milk chocolate.

Line a tray with some parchment and get going! Dip your marshmallows into the chocolate making sure you get a good enough coating around all the sides of the marshmallow. You’ll then roll it in your topping mixture.

It can be messy and some of the chocolate will try to come out but save those extra bits for later, you’ll thank me. Now just place them on your parchment and allow them to get hard. Place them in a clear cellophane bag and tie with a fun ribbon. Think about adding these same toppings to caramel apples, some of the best I’ve tasted!Create these simple and homemade neighbor gifts for ChristmasIt doesn’t get any easier than skewering and dipping. Friends will be thankful that you took the time to do something homemade for them yet they won’t care how simple it is – its solely the thought that counts. Merry Christmas!Create these simple and homemade neighbor gifts for Christmas

Desserts - Recipes

Mini Lemon Icebox Pies

April 13, 2015

mini icebox lemon pieI’m incredibly lucky to get to guest post on some of my favorite blogs and one of them is Made From Pinterest. They take inspiration from Pinterest and create crafts, recipes and everything in between. I made these delicious Mini Icebox Lemon Pies a few weeks ago and it was too good not to share with you! All it takes is 4 ingredients and a little patience, that’s the worst part of this whole thing.

Supplies

  • 1 pkg of 6 mini graham cracker crust premade pie shells (Keebler)
  • 3 lemon flavored yogurt (I prefer Yoplait)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sugar

Take the mini graham cracker pie shells and place them on a baking sheet to make them easy to transfer later. Now take your yogurts and use half of the container in each of the crusts. Don’t be stingy, scrape all the goodness out of there!

Lemon Icebox PieTransfer it to the freezer and allow it to set up for at least 2 hours. You can have them sit overnight if you wanted to but have them soften for about 30 minutes before you serve if you’re going to freeze them for that long.

Mini Lemon PieI like to buy the whipping cream in the container and whip it in my KitchenAid stand mixer with about a 1/4 cup of sugar. If you don’t have one of those or just want to save some time, grab some Reddi Whip. We’re not kidding ourselves when we try not to act like we don’t squirt a little in our mouths once in a while. Just some do it more that others…

This is so much fun to try in different flavors of yogurt and really great for a summer snack. I remember when I was young that a babysitter made a 9″ version of this with strawberry yogurts and it tasting so good. You definitely have the opportunity to make it a lot lighter and healthier with Greek yogurt too. Good luck and I hope you enjoy!

XOXO, Lindsay