I did an end of year round up last year and loved the experience. Looking back on the year is always fun for me. I really enjoy seeing which recipes were linked, pinned and shared the most. I’m so fortunate to have the support that […]
Alright so I am sure you guys have seen these Oreo truffles all over this time of year. I did a good bit of research before trying these out myself. When re-creating a popular recipe I always have to ask myself, what new can I […]
Optional: mini pepperonis
Alright Mommy Spicers, you guys know by now that I love my crescent dough. It’s so versatile: pizzas, biscuit cups, rolls ups, monkey bread and now sandwich bites! I’ve long made croissant sandwiches or pigs in a blanket, especially on game days and they’re always […]
I got a lot of feedback from you guys when I posted my trial run of these a few weeks ago. I’m excited to report that I’m even happier with the results now that I’ve made them a few more times. These are easy!! Like […]
These adorable little Halloween cookies are both easy and quick. First up, if you want to take a BIG short cut, use a bag cookie mix, or store bought pre-made plain sugar cookies. However, I made sugar cookies from scratch and I’ll include that recipe below for anyone interested. Loyal followers know my love for edible eyeballs, so be sure to stock up on them this time of year. You can turn just about anything into a fun Halloween treat by adding some eyeballs!
Sugar cookies, makes 3 dozen
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla flavored candy quick or almond bark
Edible eyeballs, small size
Un-box your store bought cookies and lay out on parchment or wax paper to top. Or follow bag mix cookie instructions, cook and cool. Then lay out the cookies on parchment or wax paper to top.
For from scratch sugar cookies: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a stand mixer, cream together sugar, egg, vanilla, milk and melted butter. Once combined, slowly add your dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and salt. Once your dough is combined, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop cookie dough in teaspoon size balls. Get a small drinking glass and a plate with a small amount of flour. Dip the bottom of the drinking glass into the flour, then press slightly into each cookie ball. Bake your cookies for 7-10 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Set cookies aside to cool. Once cooled lay out the cookies on parchment or wax paper to top. Heat one cube of candy quick in the microwave on 30 second intervals, stirring between each one until melted and smooth. Using a metal spoon, drizzle candy quick over all of your cookies. Do this in a back and forth motion to look like mummy strings. Working quickly, place two small edible eyeballs on top of the cookie while the candy quick is still warm to adhere the eyeballs to the cookies. Let the cookies cool until the candy quick and eyeballs have set. Once done, place in air tight container and enjoy within a week.
I made these for my daughters classroom for a fun holiday treat. They’re all flavors kids are already familiar with while staying on theme for Halloween. Bonus for no food dyes if that’s a concern of yours with children’s food. Also if you’re already stocked up on candy quick and edible eyeballs be sure to make some mummy pretzels while you’re at it. It’s the same process as these cookies but requires NO cooking of any kind, so they’re actually even easier.
Baking made easy, like unbelievably easy! These two ingredient muffins are a fall staple in our house and for good reason. They are so simple even the kids can make them! My favorite part about these muffins is how customizable they are. We love to […]
Fall is here and it’s peak pumpkin spice season everywhere you go. I felt it’s now time for me to share my all time favorite pumpkin spice recipe with you. I talk sometimes about certain foods or recipes being labors of love and this popcorn […]
I’ve long believed a good sauce can fix just about any kitchen mistake. Chicken turn out a little dry? Over cooked the veggies a bit? Looking to mix up a pasta dish? Add a delicious sauce and save that meal! This easy, cheesy sauce comes together in under 15 minutes and can be used to top a dish or poured into a baking dish for a casserole.
1 Tablespoon flour
1 Tablespoon butter
2 Tablespoons dry ranch seasoning
1 Cup milk
1 Cup cheddar cheese
1 Garlic clove
Fresh thyme or parsley
You start by making your roux, which is equal parts butter and flour. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a pot then whisk in your flour until combined, about a minute or two. This should end up looking thick or clumpy, light tan in color and a paste-like consistency. To that you sauté your minced garlic clove for 30 seconds to a minute or until fragrant. Next slowly stir in your milk, whisking constantly. Dump in your ranch seasoning and turn your heat up to high, once your sauce starts to boil reduce to a low simmer and whisk occasionally for 10 minutes. Be sure your whisk is getting to the bottom on your pot and that nothing is sticking. Once your sauce is done, take off the heat, stir in your cheese until fully combined, add in fresh herbs and pour over your meal.
If you would like to go the casserole route with this sauce, you would pour your sauce into a glass baking dish. Stir in cooked pasta or rice, veggies and proteins of choice, top with more cheese then cover and bake 20-30 minutes. I prefer to double the sauce batch for casserole type dishes. Things such as casseroles or lasagnas baked in the oven tend to dry out easier and need more moisture. My favorite way to use this sauce is over fried chicken or pork chops. To keep this dinner really quick I use frozen chicken cooked in my air fryer, it’s done in the same time it takes to make this sauce! Dinner in under 20 minutes? Sign me up! This sauce sticks so beautifully to a good crispy skin. However, it is so yummy, feel free to pour it over the whole dinner plate, pasta, potatoes, veggies, whatever you’re eating this sauce will compliment it!
I love a good breakfast casserole for brunch or a special weekend breakfast. However, their prep and cook time will have you looking at over an hour before it’s ready to eat. I was looking for a way to make a savory breakfast that was […]