11/19/18

Cranberry Walnut Pie Crust Cookies

Pie Crust cut outs

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These Cranberry Walnut Pie Crust Cookies are literally the perfect little nibbles for the holidays! I took these to work on 2 different days and they literally disappeared! perfect bites of not to sweet, buttery, but a touch of cinnamon sugar to finish them off for that kiss of holiday sweetness. 
Pie Crust Cut outs

I did leave some of the tops with just a butter topping and no cinnamon sugar and they were so good too! PLUS you could totally use these to put on top of a bowl of soup, like a cracker!  They are so fun to play with! What about edging a pretty holiday pie with these pretty things?

I first ran across these little cut outs at ; Home is Where the Boat Is. Shout out to this great source! 
Pie Crust cut outs

My Dollar Tree Shopping List: 
You can shop online or at your local Dollar Tree store:

Cookie Cutters: If you need some new ones : Christmas ones are so pretty with these too! Dollar Tree  has such cute ones to choose from!


Dried Cranberries: You don't need a huge bag of these, so a trip to Dollar Tree or online for a small bag is all you need to complete this recipe. Perfect from Dollar Tree

Pecans: Grabbing some Pecans or a nut mixture of any kind is perfect for these little bites. you don't need a lot so a small bag from Dollar Tree is all you need! 



Cinnamon Sugar Mix: These cookies wouldn't be perfect without a bit of cinnamon sugar. If you want to grab a bottle of premade mix, Dollar Tree has some for you!


Parchment Paper Baking Sheets: If you don't have silicone baking mats, these cookie baking sheets are perfect for baking evenly baked, non stick cookies for the holidays! A must have for sure! I love that Dollar Tree has a pack of 10 sheets, just enough to get you through your baking season, and cut to fit your cookie pans!


Let's get baking these pretty little Cranberry Pecan Pie Crust Cookies!

Pie Crust Cut outs


Yield: 24 - 48 Cookies depending on size of cookie cutters

Cranberry Pecan Pie Crust Cookies

prep time: 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 20 mins
Buttery Pie crust cookies filled with Cranberries and Pecans, and lightly sweetened with a butter and cinnamon sugar topping.

ingredients:

1 (15 0z) package refrigerator pie crust
1/2 cup Pecans chopped small
1/2 cup dried cranberries chopped small
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar mixture

instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Unroll 1 of the pie crusts from the package on a lightly floured surface, smooth out the seams.
Sprinkle the top evenly with cranberries, then with pecans.

Unroll 2nd pie crust  from the package, and smooth out the seams, place on top of the first pie crust.

With a rolling pin, roll the pie crusts out together, into a 14 inch wide circle. (the cranberries and nuts will start to poke thru the top.. this is ok!)

Using cookie cutters cut out shapes and place on ungreased parchment lined baking sheet.
Reroll the extra scraps . The cranberries and pecans will start to surface toward the top, this is fine, and actually makes for very pretty cookies when you reroll and keep cutting out cookies.
Cut out cookies and reroll scraps of pie crust till you are out of dough.\

Brush tops of cookies with melted butter
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 8-10 minutes till golden brown.


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11/15/18

7 Pin Worthy Bundt Cake Recipes to Bake

A great Bundt Cake is a classic dessert for a reason! Today, November 15th is National Bundt Cake Day, so to celebrate we are bringing you  a round up of some of the best bundts around!
Bundt Cake Recipes

These are moist, flavorful and decadent! Great to serve at a party, take to a potluck or deliver to a sick friend or gift for the holidays! 

Come on and browse through these great Bundt Cakes and see which ones tickle your fancy!

Bundt Cake Recipes

This Mounds Cake from Family Around the Table in a pretty Star shaped bundt pan 
is a keeper! Starts with an easy cake mix, but then is added to with ingredients to make it so moist and flavorful your guests will never know you started with a mix! (and yes.. Candy Bars!)

Butterscotch Apple Harvest Cake is my own recipe. It's full of autumn flavors but is great year round! Butterscotch, apple, and warm fall spices, perfect to bring to a work breakfast or as a dessert! It's simply scrumptious!

Bundt Cake Recipes

 Cherry Bundt Cake by Palatable Pastime is stunning. It has a wonderful Cherry Filled Center that is a delightful surprise for your guests as you cut into it, that will not disappoint! Perfect for the holidays!



Bundt Cake Recipes

Sock it To Me Pound Cake by Living On Cloud Nine is just like my Honey Bun Cake! Addicting! Do NOT Underestimate this little gem! If I could recommend starting with one cake to make and take to a breakfast or to gift or give to a sick friend.. this one would be the one I would do. One slice and you'll find yourself going back for more slivers and more slivers of cake!  

Bundt cake recipes

I think the description and the picture explains it all. A decadent dessert that just looks and I'm sure tastes special! 


Bundt Cake Recipes



I don't know which part I love the most, the pumpkin cake part, or the cheese cake stuffing part! 
This just makes my heart happy! I'd like it to make my belly happy! 

Bundt Cake Recipes

Gluten Free Sweet Cornbread Bundt Cake by Faith, Hope, Love & Luck
this sweet cornbread has a delectable Honey-Butter drizzle all over the top!
This is a must make and take to any putluck for the bread table! What a way to serve cornbread!


11/14/18

Slow Cooker Glazed Green Beans with Bacon

Greenbeans with bacon and dressed with a glaze of butter, garlic, soy sauce and a touch of brown sugar will make your holiday table a winner for sure! No more green bean casserole once you've tasted this dish!


You can easily make this dish in the oven or stovetop, but with a busy holiday oven and stove full of other dishes, this is one you can easily put together in the slowcooker and have ready to serve when ever you want, making this another reason to set aside the greenbean casserole!

When I made this for my husband for the first time, he just kept saying.. mmmm. mmmn. and make this again.. this is fantastic!  this one is a keeper for sure! Husband endorsed!

This recipe orignally calls for canned green beans, but you also can easily use fresh or frozen! I love how versitle the recipe is! Feel free to play around with it a bit and make it just right for you! Cut down on the brown sugar or use the Splenda brown sugar.. again.. play around with this!
If you bake it in the oven, I'd under cook the bacon slightly maybe to just under the crispiest stage, add it to the green beans, and then bake it for 30 minutes or so, and the bacon will continue to cook with the green beans.





Yield: 10 servings

Slow Cooker Glazed Green Beans with Bacon

prep time: 5 minscook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 hours and 5 mins

Green beans with Bacon in a glaze of butter, garlic, soy sauce, and a touch of brown sugar.

ingredients:




  • 5 (15-oz) cans green beans, drained


  • 1 lb bacon


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce


  • 1-1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • instructions:




  • In a large skillet or microwave cook bacon till crispy.


  • Drain on paper towel & chop. 


  • Drain green beans and place beans into slow cooker.


  • Whisk together brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce and garlic powder. 


  • Pour brown sugar butter mixture over green beans.


  • Sprinkle cooked bacon on top of green beans.


  • Cook on low 2-3 hours or high 1 hour.


  • Stir to mix in bacon before serving.


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    11/12/18

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Pecans and Cranberrries

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries, with a Maple Glaze just screams fall. It also just screams Holiday Side Dish! Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
    Thanksgiving Side Dish recipes

    It can be a challenge to find something new and exciting to serve that everyone loves and you feel good about serving. This dish is one of those dishes that is not only pretty to serve, with it's vibrant colors of green, orange and red, it also has a lovely fresh taste.

    Thanksgiving Side dish Ideas

    This is one of my favorite dishes. I first discovered it the recipe here, and knew instantly that I would be making this and loving it. I was right. the roasted veggies lightly tossed in a maple glaze, and mixed with a the crunch of toasted Pecans, and the sweetness of dried cranberries. It's just the perfect blend!
    Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas


    Let's get cooking!


    Yield: 6

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Pecans and Cranberrries

    prep time: 20 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 40 mins
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries, with a Maple Glaze just screams fall. It also just screams Holiday Side Dish! Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

    ingredients:

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts:
    • 3 cups Brussels sprouts ends trimmed, yellow leaves removed
    • 1 1/2 lb butternut squash peeled, seeded, and cubed into 1-inch cubes (Yields about 4 cups of uncooked cubed butternut squash)
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
    Other Ingredients:
    • 2 cups pecan halves
    • 1 cup dried cranberries
    • 2-4 tablespoons maple syrup optional

    instructions:

    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease the foil-lined baking sheet with 1 tablespoon 
    2. In a medium bowl, combine cubed butternut squash (peeled and seeded) and Brussels sprouts ,2 tablespoon of olive oil, maple syrup, and toss to mix.
    3. Spread mixture onto baking sheet into single layer. Bake 20-25 minutes till tender, turning once halfway thru. 
    4. In a large bowl, combine roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted butternut squash, pecans, and cranberries.  mix to combine. 
    5. If you'd like more sweetness, add 2 or 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, if desired – a tablespoon at a time to desired taste, mixing as you add add it. 
    6. Serve warm
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    11/3/18

    Cupcake and Cake Recipe Collection : Celebrate 365 Blog Party

    Let's face it we all need a new idea for a great cake or cupcakes more than a few times a year! We are gathering together a collection of the best cupcake and cake recipes. Keeping a stash of great recipes on hand to go to the next time you need to bring something along to a party, potluck, or make treats to take along is a must have. 
    Cupcake and Cake Ideas


    One of my favorite "gifts" to give for coworkers birthdays or a holiday gift which is inexpensive but fun, is to make them my Mug Cake Master Mix and tuck it in a gift basket with a cute mug, and a few toppings like a little baggie of chocolate chips and maybe a squirty bottle of whipped cream and/ or chocolate sauce (yep I make that too) 
    The cake mix is easy to make, inexpensive and delish! Just add a tag with directions for a gift from the kitchen for just pennies a gift! (unless you make a whole basket like I do!)
    How to make a mug cake


    What are your favorite cake or cupcake recipes? Do you have new ones that are fun and creative? 
    Do you have ones that have been handed down from grandmothers to granddaughters and are cherished, tried and true?
    I bet we all have a little of both!

    Come on over and share your favorite recipes with us! New ones or tried and true! 
    Do you have a fun way to decorate them or serve them? Please share!
    All Cupcake and Cake Inspirations are welcome!



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