The holidays are here and for us that means it is time to make desserts! This year we started with an easy one. Trix Treats! Who wants boring old rice treats when you can add some color?! These are so much fun!
We are lucky enough to be surrounded with Blackberry bushes, so during late summer and early fall the kids and I pick berries and fill the freezer! But what to do with all of these berries?!
I saw a similar recipe floating around FB so I decided to make a coupe little changes to the recipe to suit our family’s taste. I made these for our Saturday morning breakfast a couple weeks ago and they were a huge hit!
I used my typical homemade pancake recipe and instead of putting them on a griddle, I made them in a cupcake pan.
- 2 cups flour (we use non-bleached)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
Mix the dry ingredients first, then add the rest. Fill cupcake tins half full with pancake mixture. Cook 7-10 minutes.
As they bake the centers will fall creating a “crater.”
Fill crater with fresh fruit of your choice and return to the oven for 5 minutes, sprinkle with sugar (powdered or granulated). Serve.
We used the blackberries and they were delicious!
*the next time I make these I will get some better pics for ya!
Are you planning a birthday party any time soon? These gorgeous cone cupcakes would make a great addition! They are both yummy and delicious! For the longest time, my daughter has been quite the tomboy, but her tastes seem to be changing to the girlier side of things. She wants pretty stuff around her all the time. These cupcakes are definitely pretty and I think they are going to be awesome for her birthday!
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 stick of butter (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
- 2 Eggs
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 pack of Ice cream cones
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Start by sifting together the flour and baking powder. Next, add in your salt. Follow by mixing in the butter and vegetable shortening. Add one egg at a time, followed by the milk and vanilla. Mix together until everything is well combined.
Next, depending on whether you want the cake over the cone or not, you can either fill the cone a little less then half way or to the half way point. Use roughly 1-2 tablespoons per cone. Place cones into your cupcake pan and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until the top looks golden brown (use the toothpick test to be sure they are done).
Let your cakes cool down completely before icing. The icing is purely a matter of preference. If you want to, you can simply spread it on, use a can ready to squirt on top, or you can use an icing bag to frost and decorate as you choose. Cover in sprinkles and voila’ they are ready to be served at your party!
I am excited to try these with holiday themes for Halloween and Christmas!
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Spring will soon arrive, which means Summer is coming soon!! And because I am so desperate for Summer these days, I feel like anytime is the perfect time to get started on your sweet tea drinking. If you want to add a new, fruity version of sweet tea to your repertoire, check out our favorite tea recipe!
Do you want to cool down with a refreshing, low calorie summertime drink?
We have an overabundance of blackberries on our property so I am always looking for ways to use them! Here is what I did to make this delicious and refreshing beverage:
- First combine 2 cups of fresh blackberries and 3/4 cup Sugar. Combine together and either mash or puree in a food processor. We prefer to taste the fruit pieces in our drink so I simply mash ours with our fruit masher.
- Mix with 1 gallon of unsweetened Ice Tea (I used Lipton Tea this time, but I also really like it with the Lipton Green Tea)
- Serve over ice, garnish if desired and enjoy!
When I made these, I used Tall Glass Beer Steins, but I have since switched to this awesome Mason Jar Set! It is so cute for serving tea to guests! There is just something about Iced Tea in a mason jar that makes me smile and think about my time visiting family in the South. 🙂 We have this tea on hand often during the Summer months, but I ALWAYS serve either this or this Strawberry Iced Tea during our Summertime BBQs and it’s always a hit! (If you need some tips on throwing an awesome BBQ, check out this post)
Even my husband loves this tea and he is not a tea drinker!
*45 calories per 8 ounce serving.
I don’t like super sweet drinks, so you may think this needs more sugar. I love this as is though because it’s sweet and fruity and simply tastes like summertime. I am really working on my health and fitness right now too so this is perfect for enjoying a delightful beverage without a bunch of empty calories.
Do you want to surprise your family or office with donuts this week? Through Sunday, Krispy Kreme has some HOT offers available!
Want a warm, soothing and delicious drink that goes perfectly with your holiday preparation? Our family makes this every year and then we jar it up (in pretty jars) for gifts to give to friends and family. We have actually been asked for more by several of them!
This post is Day 2 of our Countdown to Christmas. Click below to see more awesome holiday recipes, family tradition, crafts and more.
Everyone in my family is sick right now. Yucky coughs, stuffy nose and all! So, I decided to fight back with lots of Vitamin C, tea, water and medicine.
To sooth our sore throats and help us fight even more, I decided to make some delicious Feel-Good Bow-Tie Chicken Soup. This always helps when we are under the weather and the entire family gobbles it up!
- Chicken (I use leg quarters, but this is your preference)
- Bow-Tie Pasta
- 3 Celery stalks
- 1 medium Onion
- 2 cloves Garlic
I cook chicken and garlic in a large pot on medium heat for 2.5 hours. At this point, separate the meat from the bone and put back into the chicken stock, adding the onion, celery and pasta. Salt to taste
Cook on low-medium for an additional 20-30 minutes.