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20 Beauty and the Beast Makes & Bakes

by Jennifer Wieland
20 Beauty and the Beast makes & bakes perfect to get you in the mood for he new movie! #Disney #BeautyandtheBeast #recipes #crafts

Tell me I’m not alone. Tell me I’m not the only one thinking I can belt out a perfect rendition of Be Our Guest in my excitement to see the all new Disney Beauty and the Beast coming out later this month? With all of the excitement I wanted to take a moment here to share with you 20 Beauty and the Beast makes & bakes that will have you totally in the spirit of the new film!

20 Beauty and the Beast makes & bakes perfect to get you in the mood for he new movie! #Disney #BeautyandtheBeast #recipes #crafts
 
1. Tale As Old As Time Journal Craft Beauty & The Beast
2. Disney Crafts For Kids Beauty & The Beast
3. Beauty And The Beast Ornament
4. Disney Princess Quiet Book
5. Beauty & The Beast Lego Build
6. Princess Belle Dress Up Costume
7. Beauty & The Beast Hama Bead Craft
8. Princess Belle Cake
9. Chip K Cup Craft
10. Lefou’s Brew Recipe
11. French Apple Tart Inspired By Beauty & The Beast
12. DIY Beast Costume
13. Cogsworth Christmas ornament
14. Beauty & The Beast Chip Rice Krispie Treats
15. DIY Princess Belle Pinata
16. Beauty & The Beast Donuts
17.Chip K Cup Craft
18. Beauty & The Beast Emoji Cookies
19. Belles Crown
20. Beauty and the beast Chip Teacup
 

Now, if those weren’t enough, check out this awesome video by TaleCookies on making some yummy and beautiful looking Mrs. Potts and Chip cookies!

 

For more Beauty and the Beast fun head over HERE and enter to win a $25 Sephora gift card!

Make it easy to keep being the Beauty you are in our #BeautyandtheBeast $25 Sephora #giftcard #giveaway

 


Super Simple Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

by Jennifer Wieland
Super Simple Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

I always have these ambitious ideas for the weekends. I’ll wake up early, clean house before everyone wakes up, make a grand breakfast and follow all of that up with some fun family time. The reality is though I wake up thanks to my internal alarm clock and I may or may not clean house a bit. Breakfast falls short and is usually just a quick trip to the donut shop for some sugar laden treats and usually after that I decide after spending all week with the kids that I need at least one afternoon for a break and stretch out errands to an ungodly amount of time. Don’t judge me! You know you have roamed the grocery or discount store for hours just to enjoy the alone time. This past Sunday though I did wake up early, clean some house, make a yummy breakfast and spend the afternoon with the family. My yummy breakfast ended up being much easier than I thought with this super simple apple cinnamon roll cake.

Super Simple Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

While I do love elaborate baking I’m just like anyone else and I sometimes like to take shortcuts to create recipes. This Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake was so easy to make! All I needed was one tube of cinnamon rolls with icing and a can of apple pie filling.

Super Simple Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

This is one of those awesome things to make that tastes great and is ready to pop in the oven in just minutes.

Super Simple Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

Once it’s out of the oven and cools for a minute or two you can ice it and enjoy it warm. I bet this would even make a great dessert if you topped it with some ice cream.

Super Simple Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

This is the perfect breakfast for someone with a sweet tooth! It’s like cinnamon rolls meets apple pie meets a cake. Just what you need for those times you want something sweet but can’t decide between a few different things.

Super Simple Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

This was a big hit in my house!

Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
40 min
99 calories
26 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
99 g
47 g
14 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
99g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 47mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
0%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 12.4 oz. tube of cinnamon rolls with icing
  2. 1 21 oz. can of apple pie filling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9" X 9" pan with baking spray.
  2. Open the tube of cinnamon roll dough. Set the icing aside. Cut the cinnamon rolls into quarters and place in a mixing bowl. Open the apple pie filling and pour into the mixing bowl. Stir together and then spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool for a minute or two.
  4. While the cake is cooling pour the icing into a plastic baggie and seal it. Cut a small piece off of one of the bottom corners. Squeeze the icing bag to drizzle the icing over the still warm cake.
  5. Cut, serve and enjoy!
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10 Spectacular 4th of July Sweet Treats

by Jennifer Wieland
10 spectacular 4th of July sweet treats

 

The 4th of July is one week away and I know that this upcoming weekend will be filled to the brim with cookouts, parties, festivals and just a whole lot of fun and merriment! Whether you are heading out to someplace else or having friends and family over to celebrate this great nation you’ll want to serve up some delicious sweet treats. Today, I am sharing with you what I think are 10 spectacular 4th of July sweet treats from the blog!

10 spectacular 4th of July sweet treats

Strawberry Cupcakes

These cupcakes are delicious and packed with all the summer flavor that fresh, organic strawberries can pack! The frosting is unbelievably light and creamy!

Strawberry Cupcakes a perfect farewell to summer treat.

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake is packed with fresh summer flavor and the addition of the ricotta cheese makes for a unique and very moist cake.

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

Firecracker Funfettii Cupcakes with Flour Frosting

These cupcakes will bring out the kid in anyone! The bright sprinkles make the cake colorful and look like a colorful explosion. The flour frosting is different and perfect for people who aren’t fans of regular buttercream but don’t want to worry about a whipped cream frosting in the summer heat. The secret ingredient filling in the cupcakes really makes them POP!

Firecracker Funfetti Cupcakes with Flour Frosting & Pop Rocks Centers #YoungAndHungry

Celebration Oreo Bars

Think Rice Krispie Treats made out of Oreos instead of cereal and you have these delicious bars! They are so simple to make and can be jazzed up with red, white and blue candies and sprinkles for the perfect Americana vibe!

Celebration Oreo Bars

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Since the 4th of July is a way to celebrate America’s birthday these Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect treat to help honor America and keep cool in the hot sun!

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches made with Nielsen-Massey Vanilla #NMVIceCream

Quick Fruit Cobbler

This is perfect for a last-minute, throw together dessert. You can make it with cherry, blueberry, strawberry or the always American classic apple pie filling. It comes together in minutes and paired with cool creamy ice cream it’s a delicious, classic dessert.

Quick and Easy Fruit Cobbler

S’mores Truffle Bars

S’mores are a summer, campfire, cookout staple during the summer. These S’mores Truffle Bars are a grownup take on the classic kid’s treat.

Decadent S'mores Truffle Bars

Four Ingredient CPS Lunchroom Butter Cookies

If you grew up in the Chicago area in mid to late 1900’s then you know and love these simple butter cookies. With only four ingredients these cookies come together in a snap and are delicious!

4 Ingredient CPS Lunchroom Butter Cookies

Strawberry Crème Pie

This no bake pie is packed with delicious strawberry flavor and since it’s a crème pie it is much lighter in taste than a traditional fruit pie. Added bonus, this can easily be made ahead so dessert is one less thing you have to worry about on the day of your cookout or party.

Strawberry Creme Pie

Cherry Pie Bars

This delicious dessert is a cross between a slab pie and almond brownies. The pairing of cherries and almond flavor make for a delicious dessert that’s more than able to feed a crowd!

Awe-Inspiring Cherry Pie Bars to celebrate National Cherry Month with Wayfair.com

What sweet treats are you cooking up for the 4th of July?

 

 


Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting Topped Lemon Ricotta Cake

by Jennifer Wieland
Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

There’s a reason the line “Let them eat cake” is so famous! It’s because cake is something that people around the world can agree is a delicious treat that comes in an enormous variety of flavor combinations! Wayfair asked some us Wayfair Homemakers to take on cake in the first ever #WayfairCakeOff and the only requirement for us was that we had to use fruit in it. With all of the warm weather fruit selections are at their peak right now in the grocery stores so this was definitely a fun and easy recipe to work on. For my cake I decided to create a Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting topped Lemon Ricotta Cake . 

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

I love to pair citrus and berries. They always compliment each other beautifully and always make me think of warm, sunny days.

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

If you have never had a ricotta cake you are missing out! The sweetened ricotta sinks to almost the bottom of the cake and creates a pretty white stripe throughout the bottom. It also makes the cake unbelievably moist and delicious! 

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

With the flavors of this cake making me think of sunshine, summer days and picnics in Tuscan countryside, I decided to keep the decorating to a sweet and simple for a more rustic look and only frosted the tops of each layer. 

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting #WayfairCakeOff

Even though the cake may have been decorated simply there was definitely nothing simple about how delicious this cake is! This Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting Topped Lemon Ricotta Cake will wow whoever you serve it this summer with its summer fruit flavors. While the stripe of sweetened ricotta cheese will leave the cake moist and with a uniquely, delicious flavor!  

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves 8
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1038 calories
140 g
195 g
49 g
13 g
27 g
329 g
525 g
94 g
1 g
18 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
329g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1038
Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g
76%
Saturated Fat 27g
134%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 195mg
65%
Sodium 525mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 140g
47%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 94g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
18%
Calcium
24%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the cake
  1. 1 15.25 oz. box yellow cake mix
  2. 1/2 c. butter, very soft
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 1 c. water
  5. 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  6. zest of one lemon
  7. 1 15 oz. container of ricotta cheese
  8. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  9. 3/4 c. sugar
For the frosting
  1. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  2. 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  3. 5 c. confectioner's sugar
  4. 3/4 c. finely diced strawberries
  5. 1-3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray two 9" round cake pans with baking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix the cake mix, butter, eggs, water, lemon juice and lemon zest on low speed until combined. Increase speed and blend on medium for 2 minutes.
  3. Divide the cake batter evenly between the two cake pans. Making sure to make the batter as level as possible.
  4. In another mixing bowl combine the ricotta cheese, vanilla and sugar and mix on low until well combined.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of the ricotta mixture on the cake batter in both pans. Then spread the ricotta mixture over the top in a circle leaving about 1/2" of space all the way around.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done.
  7. Cool completely and the frost and serve.
For the frosting
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together the butter and cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. In four batches add some of the confectioner's sugar and strawberries each time. Mixing each time on low until all of the sugar has been combined.
  3. Add 1 tbsp. of the cream and mix on high for 3-5 minutes. Add more cream if it is to think. Once the desired consistency has been reached use it to frost the cakes.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.
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If your ready to get your baking then be sure to check out Wayfair for their great selection of cake stands and cake pans!

 

 


Meyer Lemon Cupcakes a Perfect Spring Treat

by Jennifer Wieland
Meyer Lemon Cupcakes

Chicago springs can go from frigid temps and snow to sunny and summery with in a day or two. It’s something you never really get used to no matter how long you live here. That’s what makes these Meyer Lemon Cupcakes such a perfect spring treat! If it’s a nice sunny and warm or hot day you want a treat that reminds you of why the hot approaching months are so great! If it’s cold and snowy you want a treat that is bright and refreshing in flavor to make you realize the grey and cold will soon be a thing of the past. 

Meyer Lemon Cupcakes

This past weekend we went to my parent’s house to celebrate my dad’s 64th birthday. It just so happened to be one of the bright, warm and sunny spring days that make spring awesome. I decided that I wanted to do a citrus cupcake for him. I had both lemons and Meyer lemons on hand. I opted for the Meyer lemons though because I love the unique flavor they have. 

Meyer Lemon Cupcakes

If you’ve never had a Meyer lemon then you should try to find some. They are shaped like a lemon but the peel can be yellow or orange. Meyer lemons you see are unique combination of lemon and orange. It helps cut the sourness of a regular lemon down and adds a bit of sweetness. 

Meyer Lemon Cupcakes

Meyer Lemon Cupcakes
Serves 24
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287 calories
37 g
56 g
15 g
2 g
8 g
75 g
156 g
31 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
75g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287
Calories from Fat 132
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 8g
41%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 56mg
19%
Sodium 156mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 37g
12%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 31g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
5%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the cake
  1. 1 18.25 oz. box white cake mix
  2. 1/2 c. butter, very soft
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 3/4 c. water
  5. 1/4 c. Meyer lemon juice
  6. 1 Meyer lemon, zested
For the frosting
  1. 1 c. butter, softened
  2. 1 Meyer lemon, zested
  3. 4 c. confectioner's sugar
  4. 2 tbsp. Meyer lemon juice
  5. 2-3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients for the cake. Mix on low speed until combined. Increase speed to medium and continue to mix for two minutes.
  3. Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake liners.
  4. Bake for 18-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in one comes out clean.
  5. Let cool in pan for five minutes and then remove the cupcakes from the pan and let them finish cooling on a wire rack.
For the frosting
  1. In the bowl a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and Meyer lemon zest together.
  2. In small batches stir in the confectioner's sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl between each addition.
  3. Add the Meyer lemon juice and stir to combine.
  4. Add 2 tbsp. of heavy whipping cream and beat on low to combine. Once combined increase the speed to high and beat for five minutes. If the frosting is to thick add another tbsp. heavy whipping cream. Beat on high for another five minutes or until light and fluffy.
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Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

by Jennifer Wieland
Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

 

 

Does anyone else or their kids have an addiction to those cake-like sugar cookies that are frosted with seasonally colored buttercream and topped with sprinkles? Yeah, my 11-year-old is obsessed with them and while they are delicious did you know that it’s ridiculously easy to make them yourself? Even better though is that they are even tastier than the store-bought ones! Score big points in your house with these Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies!

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

The cakey cookie dough comes together easily and bakes up to pale perfection in just minutes. 

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

No chemical, preservative filled cookies and frosting in these soft frosted sugar cookies. Basic buttercream can be flavored how you want to amp up the flavor of the finished cookies. Tint the frosting with a seasonal color of your choice or leave the frosting in its dye free, natural state. Add the sprinkles of your choosing to really make these yummy bites of happiness into some kid-friendly eye candy. 

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies
Serves 36
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139 calories
20 g
25 g
6 g
2 g
4 g
36 g
57 g
12 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
36g
Servings
36
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139
Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 4g
18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 25mg
8%
Sodium 57mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Cookies
  1. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  2. 1 c. sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 3/4 tsp. vanilla
  5. 6 tbsp. milk + 1 tbsp. white vinegar, combined
  6. 3 c. all-purpose flour
  7. 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  8. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  9. 1/2 tsp. salt
For the Frosting
  1. 1/2 c. butter , softened
  2. 1 tsp. vanilla or other extract of choice
  3. 2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
  4. 1-2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  5. food coloring (optional)
For the Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheets.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla on medium-high speed for a minute or two. Add in the soured milk mixture and beat on medium until well combined. This will take a few minutes and may still be a little lumpy. In another bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients in three batches and scrape down the bowl as needed. Mix until just combined.
  3. Scoop dough onto lined baking pans and using the bottom of a cup dipped in flour press the dough down until it is about 1/4 of an inch thick. Bake for 8-10 minutes. The cookies will not even have started browning, don’t worry though they are ready to come out. Let cool for 2-3 minutes on pan and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Frost when completely cooled.
For the Frosting
  1. Cream the butter and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the powdered sugar in three batches and be sure to thoroughly scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl between each addition. Once combined add 1 tbsp. of the cream and mix. Add the second one if necessary. Add any food coloring at this point. Beat the finished frosting on high for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Use to frost cookies or cakes.
Notes
  1. These cookies are perfect for parties and holidays!
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Hamilton Beach Mixers Form Meets Function at a Great Price

by Jennifer Wieland
Hamilton Beach Mixers - Form Meets Function at a Great Price
I am a Hamilton Beach ambassador and I received these products for review but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
 

Last month Hamilton Beach contacted me and asked me if I wanted to give their new stand and hand mixers a try. Since I am a self-proclaimed kitchen gadget junkie I of course jumped at the chance to try these new products! Some girls like shoes, I like kitchen toys.

Hamilton Beach Mixers - Form Meets Function at a Great Price

Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Hand Mixer with Pulse and Snap-On Case

The Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Hand Mixer with Pulse and Snap-On Case is probably the coolest hand mixer I have ever owned, and believe me I have owned quite a few in my lifetime!

Hamilton Beach Mixers - Form Meets Function at a Great Price

In addition to the 6 speeds, pulse feature and snap-on case this hand mixer comes with a milkshake mixer! That’s right, you read that correctly! A milkshake mixer attachment! Now there’s no need to pull out the whole blender or buy a special kitchen gadget. You can just pop the attachment on the hand mixer and blend in the glass. 

Hamilton Beach Mixers - Form Meets Function at a Great Price

Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer

The Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer has also been an absolute delight to work with! I love the sleek look and black and silver coloring of this machine. It comes with a paddle, whisk and dough hook attachment. Even better? It comes with a spatter shield included! There’s no extra purchase for the spatter shield like you see with most brands.  

Hamilton Beach Mixers - Form Meets Function at a Great Price

The Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer also features a button for the head to tilt and lock as well as a dial for the speeds. It’s speed is solid and it can power through a thick dough and it does it for a fraction of the cost of some other brands. Take a look below at the muscle this mixer offers.

For more information on these mixers and all of the other great products Hamilton Beach has to offer then head on over to the Hamilton Beach website. For great recipes, ideas, videos and to learn about new products be sure to follow Hamilton Beach on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube

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Champagne Cupcakes a Tasty Romantic Dessert

by Jennifer Wieland
Champagne Cupcakes a Tasty Romantic Dessert

 

 

Skip sipping the bubbly on your next romantic evening and reach for a sweet treat instead. These champagne cupcakes are a sweet treat that are a perfect dessert for any romantic evening, wedding shower or Valentine’s Day. The cupcakes look like an unassuming vanilla cupcake in bright white until you bite into them and taste the flavor of the champagne. 

Champagne Cupcakes a Tasty Romantic Dessert

Two simple ingredients is all that is needed to make the cake portion of these cupcakes. It really does not get any easier than this. Seriously, I know I’m not the only one who likes to impress folks with food all while knowing that what they are oohing and aahing over was so easy to make. 

Champagne Cupcakes a Tasty Romantic Dessert

When you mix the two ingredients together it reminds me of a science fair experiment with how it looks foamy. 

Champagne Cupcakes a Tasty Romantic Dessert

The buttercream frosting for these cupcakes is also infused with champagne so the flavor carries throughout the entire dessert. 

Champagne Cupcakes a Tasty Romantic Dessert

I just love how these cupcakes are such a bright white! It’s such a perfect treat for winter and the white and silver sugar I used to decorate them with just accentuates that. 

 

Champagne Cupcakes a Tasty Romantic Dessert

Champagne Cupcakes
Yields 24
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256 calories
37 g
22 g
11 g
1 g
6 g
69 g
148 g
32 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
69g
Yields
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256
Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
16%
Saturated Fat 6g
28%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 22mg
7%
Sodium 148mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 37g
12%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 32g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
5%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the cake
  1. 1 box of white cake mix
  2. 1 1/2 c. champagne (sparkling wine)
For the frosting
  1. 1 c. butter, softened
  2. 4 c. confectioner's sugar
  3. 2-3 tbsp. champagne (sparkling wine)
  4. 1-3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
For the cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line cupcake pans with liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix and the champagne/sparkling wine. Mix on low for thirty seconds and then on medium for two minutes. Fill cupcake pan with the batter and bake for 18-23 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
For the frosting
  1. Cream the butter until light and fluffy. In small batches and on low stir in the confectioner's sugar. Stir in the champagne/sparkling wine. On low, stir in one tbsp. of the cream. Add more of the cream if the frosting is to thick. Mix on high for 5-10 minutes or until fluffy and creamy.
  2. Use to frost cupcakes or cake.
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Bake Cookies While Making Memories with Betty Crocker

by Jennifer Wieland
Create Cookies and Memories with Betty Crocker - Spread Cheer with Simple Surprises #bakingwithbetty

 

 

Sometimes I feel like everyone I know expects to walk into my house and find trays and platters filled with a bounteous amount of sweets. Judging from this site and it’s plethora of recipes I’m sure the average reader would too. I hate to break it to the world but that’s just not how it is at all! Do I bake? Yes! Do I probably bake more than your average mom? Yes. Do I have crazy busy days where I need a sugar fix fast but have no desire to bake something elaborate from scratch? Absolutely! Do I sometimes not care about creating the next great recipe and just want to spend time with my kids in the kitchen doing something we all love doing? Without a doubt! I find my greatest memories that I’ve created with my kids around food is when they are the chefs and I’m just the assistant. Thank goodness it’s so easy to bake cookies while making memories with Betty Crocker. 

Create Cookies and Memories with Betty Crocker - Spread Cheer with Simple Surprises #bakingwithbetty

When my kids ask if they can bake something I don’t want them to watch me bake. I don’t want them to just add in one item each. My three youngest have been in a huge kick to learn to cook and bake this last year. They crave a more hands on experience. I can easily give them that with Betty Crocker.

Create Cookies and Memories with Betty Crocker - Spread Cheer with Simple Surprises #bakingwithbetty

This week while I was picking up some stuff at Walmart for the holidays I remembered that the kids had been asking to bake something new. I stopped at the baking aisle and picked up pouches of Betty Crocker® Sugar and Peanut Butter cookie mixes. It was time to get our bake on with Betty!

Spread Cheer with Simple Surprises

Without the need for an electric mixer the kids were able to easily stir in and mix the required ingredients I had measured out for them. 

Create Cookies and Memories with Betty Crocker - Spread Cheer with Simple Surprises #bakingwithbetty

My job was to scoop the dough so they could roll it into balls and to man the oven to ensure perfectly cooked cookies. 

Create Cookies and Memories with Betty Crocker - Spread Cheer with Simple Surprises #bakingwithbetty

They have never helped me make Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter Cookies or Peanut Butter Blossoms before. My son loved dipping a fork in the sugar and making the well-loved criss-cross pattern onto the peanut butter cookies. Pressing the chocolates into the Peanut Butter Blossoms was also a huge hit.

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The biggest hit of all though was getting to eat the cookies together when they were done and seeing their faces light up when they realized how good their cookies tasted!

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Don’t miss out on the 50¢ rebate available through the Ibotta app when you buy select Betty Crocker® cookie mixes!

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For some tasty holiday treat inspiration be sure to check out the Betty Crocker® website. Do you have any favorite inexpensive baking tips and tricks for the holiday season?

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Betty Crocker. The opinions and text are all mine.

 


Kid Pleaser M&M’S® Frosted Cookie Bars

by Jennifer Wieland
Holiday baking and gifting is a yummy snap with M&M'S® Holiday Baking Minis, Quaker Oatemal and Glad. M&M'S® Frosted Cookie Bars #recipe #MemoriesInTheBaking
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I love baking up treats with and for my kids during the holidays. I love seeing their faces when they try a new treat and waiting for their reactions. My favorite is always when they take one bite, chew quietly with no expression and then snatch a few more treats and run off exclaiming that they love them. In my mind nothing screams kid friendly more than a dessert decked out with colorful M&M’S®. They just add a level of fun and whimsy that any child or child at heart can relate to. My M&M’S® Frosted Cookie Bars are a perfect example.

Holiday baking and gifting is a yummy snap with M&M'S® Holiday Baking Minis, Quaker Oatemal and Glad. M&M'S® Frosted Cookie Bars #recipe #MemoriesInTheBaking

The M&M’S® Holiday Baking Minis are what I prefer to use during the holiday season. The colors are perfect and the smaller M&M’S® means you get more M&M’S® in each bite! That is definitely a huge plus. 

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Target always has a great holiday baking section and I can always head there and find just what I need to create my holiday sweet treat masterpieces. For my M&M’S® Frosted Cookie Bars I was able to stock up on M&M’S® Holiday Baking Minis, Quaker Instant Oatmeal in Original and even festively decorated Glad® products to keep my treats at the peak of freshness longer.

Holiday baking and gifting is a yummy snap with M&M'S® Holiday Baking Minis, Quaker Oatemal and Glad. M&M'S® Frosted Cookie Bars #recipe #MemoriesInTheBaking

 

The Glad® products also make perfect containers to gift everyone you know with your holiday creations in style!

Holiday baking and gifting is a yummy snap with M&M'S® Holiday Baking Minis, Quaker Oatemal and Glad. M&M'S® Frosted Cookie Bars #recipe #MemoriesInTheBaking

There are several reasons why I just adore my M&M’S® Frosted Cookie Bars. First of all, they are of course delicious beyond belief. Second, I love taking cookie dough and baking it in a pan like you would brownies. One of the things that annoys be about cooking baking is the repetitiveness of it. Put a pan or two of cookies in the oven, cook it 8-15 minutes and then do the same thing over and over again until you are done cooking all of the dough. It makes it hard to get other things done during the busy holiday times. One pan in and done is the way to go!

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Adding the frosting always adds a level of childish fun to cookies. Topping them with M&M’S® Holiday Baking Minis is just the finishing touch that puts this dessert over the top. 

Holiday baking and gifting is a yummy snap with M&M'S® Holiday Baking Minis, Quaker Oatemal and Glad. M&M'S® Frosted Cookie Bars #recipe #MemoriesInTheBaking

M&M'S® Frosted Cookie Bars
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7537 calories
1128 g
873 g
316 g
58 g
158 g
1783 g
3751 g
781 g
8 g
124 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1783g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 7537
Calories from Fat 2800
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 316g
486%
Saturated Fat 158g
790%
Trans Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 48g
Monounsaturated Fat 76g
Cholesterol 873mg
291%
Sodium 3751mg
156%
Total Carbohydrates 1128g
376%
Dietary Fiber 22g
87%
Sugars 781g
Protein 58g
Vitamin A
188%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
402%
Iron
190%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 c. butter, very soft
  2. 1 c. light brown sugar
  3. 2/3 c. sugar
  4. 2 lg. eggs
  5. 2 tsp. vanilla
  6. 3 packets Quaker Instant Oatmeal in Original Flavor (I pureed the oatmeal in my food processor.)
  7. 3 tbsp. instant vanilla pudding mix
  8. 1 1/2 c. flour
  9. 1/2 tsp. salt
  10. 1 tsp. baking powder
  11. 11 oz. pkg. M&M'S® Holiday Baking Minis
  12. 1 can of vanilla frosting
  13. 1 c. M&M'S® Holiday Baking Minis
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9" x 13" pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla on medium- high, until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Stir in the oatmeal, flour, salt and baking powder just until combined. Stir in the M&M'S® Holiday Baking Minis.
  3. Spread into the prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  4. Spread frosting over the cooled cookie bars and then top with M&M'S® Holiday Baking Minis.
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protein
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 My Glad® plastic ware in the fun holiday designs makes for pretty packaging and placing a layer of wax paper between the layers helps keep the bars fresher and keeps the frosting from ending up on both the tops and the bottoms of the bars. 

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For more fabulous recipes and packing ideas featuring M&M’S® Holiday Baking Minis, Quaker and Glad® be sure to head over HERE!

 

 


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