Mediterranean Turkey Sub {recipe}

This sponsored post was written while participating in my partnership with Oscar Mayer and One2One Network.

Now that baseball season is in full swing I’ve turned to dinner options that are quick, filling, nutritious and full of flavor.  Lucky for me, Oscar Mayer introduced Deli Fresh BOLD flavors lunch meats in March. Deli Fresh BOLD lunch meats contain no artificial preservatives, no artificial flavors and are gluten free! I’m a huge fan of the simplified ingredient list and bold, spicy flavors. The sliced meats are freshness sealed, and at least 97 percent fat free.   So, I can serve my large family sandwiches for dinner without guilt!

Here’s my Mediterranean Turkey Sub Recipe, which you really have to try.  The flavors are delicious.  Nothing in the sandwich is over powering, all the flavors compliment each other, yet the flavors are bold enough to make the sandwich dinner worthy. {smiling}  This is not just and sandwich, y’all!  The best part is that it’s easy peasy, and pretty darn healthy to boot!

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Mediterranean Turkey Sub Recipe

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TIP:  The first thing you’ll want to do before my making this recipe is to pick your Oscar Mayer Deli FRESH Bold Meat.  I used Italian Style Herb Turkey Breast, but the sandwich would be equally delicious with either of these flavors including:  Cajun Style Turkey Breast or Chipotle Season Chicken Breast.  {{they also carry Maple Honey Ham}}

Mediterranean Turkey Sub Ingredients

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      • Deli Fresh Bold Italian Style Herb Turkey Breast
      • Deli Buns or French Sliced Rolls
      • Basil Pesto
      • Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
      • Fire Roasted Red Peppers (sliced)
      • Deli sliced golden Greek peperoncini’s
      • Green Olives
      • Lettuce

Directions {step-by-step}

Note:  Make one sandwich or many.  If you are feeding a large family or group, I’d recommend lining up your sandwiches and putting them together like an assembly line. 

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Step 1:  Open and spread pesto on bottom of bun or roll.

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Step 2:  Cut tomatoes in half and then layer vegetables on bun or roll.  If you don’t want to use cherry tomatoes (I like the flavor), just use regular tomato slices.

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Step 3:  Fold Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Bold Italian Style Herb Turkey Breast slices in half and layer over the vegetables.  Fold the top of bun or roll over the turkey and garnish with olives.  ENJOY!

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Edible Bird’s Nest {recipe}

How to Make this Edible Bird’s Nest Recipe is a snap.  It’s similar to rice krispie treats but uses chow mein noodles instead.  So, you know just how easy they are to make.  Bake at 350 has this simple recipe I was inspired by and changed things up a tad and added some fun Easter sprinkles.  There’s no better way to welcome spring than with a fun treat, right?

Edible Bird's Nest

Edible Bird’s Nest

Edible Bird’s Nest {recipe}
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Recipe type: Edible Bird’s Nest
Cuisine: Dessert
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Serves: 18
 
Easy edible bird’s nest cookies perfect for Easter and Spring.
Ingredients
  • 3½ cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 4 cups Chow Mein Noodles
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • Easter Sprinkles
  • Mini Cadbury Eggs
Instructions
  1. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. When butter is almost melted add the marshmallows and stir constantly until melted.
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla and chow mein noodles.
  4. Tip: Rub a small amount of Crisco onto your hands so that the mixture won’t stick when forming the nests.
  5. Take a golf ball sized portion of the mix, gently press into a muffin cup, use your fingers to push down the center to make a recessed bowl.
  6. Add sprinkles. (If you add the sprinkles to the mix they will melt so add after you’ve shaped the nests.)
  7. Cool.
  8. Add mini Cadbury eggs.
  9. Enjoy!

How To Make the Nests

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A muffin pan is perfect for shaping the nests.  Simply spray with Pam or other non-stick spray so they won’t stick to the pan.

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Easy Lemonade Cupcakes {recipe}

How to Make this Easy Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe is a snap.  The recipe is perfect for Spring and has a secret ingredient for super moist cupcakes – pudding mix.   Achieving great frosting is easier than you’d think too, you just need a ziplock back with the end cup off.  So, wow your family and friends with these luscious lemony cupcakes that look and taste too delicious to be easy.   There’s no better way to welcome spring than with cupcakes, right?

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Easy Lemonade Cupcakes

Easy Lemonade Cupcakes {recipe}
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Recipe type: Easy Lemonade Cupcakes
Cuisine: Dessert
Prep time: 
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Serves: 24
 
Easy Lemonade Cupcake Recipe perfect for Spring.
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes
  • 1 box of lemon cake mix {I used Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme cake mix}
  • 1 3.4 oz box of lemon instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 TBS presweetened lemonade flavor drink mix {I used Smuckers}
  • Frosting
  • ¼ cup presweetened lemonade flavor drink mix {I used Smuckers}
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 stick of butter- softened
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2½ cups of powdered sugar
  • 4 drops yellow food color {I used more because my lemonade mix was pink}
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pan.
  3. Blend cupcake ingredients until moistened and stir until lumps are gone and all ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Pour Batter into cupcake liners and bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Let cool.
  5. *To make the cupcakes, follow the directions on the back of the box, and add one extra egg, the pudding mix and lemonade mix.
  6. Frosting:
  7. Stir lemonade mix and water until mix is dissolved in small bowl.
  8. In large bowl, beat butter, whipping cream and lemonade mixture until creamy.
  9. Beat in powdered sugar and food color until well blended.
  10. Frost cupcakes. Insert Washi Tape Straws.
Notes
Add frosting to bag, snip end and pipe onto cooled cupcakes for finished look!

How To Easy Washi Tape Flags

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Using Washi Tape flags is one of my favorite ways to embellish cupcakes, and making them is super easy.  Simply lay a toothpick on a roll of wash tape, fold the tape over onto itself, and then cut.  Then, fold the ends together and snip a little “V” going towards the toothpick so that you get a flag at the end with the same angles and lengths!

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Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread {recipe}

How to Make this Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread Recipe is really easy.  It tastes so delicious that it’ll probably make it’s way into your best of the best recipes section. Starbucks distributed this recipe a few years ago, and I’ve been making it ever since.  There’s a reason people line up to buy slices of this loaf.  My favorite thing about this recipe is that it uses considerably smaller amounts of sugar, eggs and oils than other bread recipes.  Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread

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Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread {recipe}
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Snack, Dessert
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1⅛ cups sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 3 ripe medium-large bananas (mashed)
  • ½ c + ⅓ c chopped walnuts (or pecans)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 9x5x3 loaf pan and dust with flour. Blend together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. Mix together the egg, sugar and vegetable oil until combined. Add the flour mixture and when blended add the buttermilk, vanilla and mashed bananas and mix until combined. Fold in ½ c chopped walnuts (I use pecans) and pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Top batter with remaining ⅓ c chopped walnuts. Bake for 45 to 60n minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing from pan.
  2. Tip: If you don’t have buttermilk you can substitute by adding 1 tbls of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 c milk. Let stand 5 minutes.

 

Starbucks Banana Bread

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Indian Fry Bread Recipe {how to}

How to Make this Indian Fry Bread Recipe is so quick and easy it should be criminal.  Seriously. The best thing about this recipe is that you don’t need to let the dough rise, and, since the main ingredient is flour, it’s super inexpensive to make.  My kids teacher makes this recipe with her students as part of their Native American unit at school every year (that’s where I got the recipe) and it’s a highlight for the students each year.  I’ve helped a few years in a row, and I can tell you that I’ve seen nearly 70 kids devour this bread.  It’s THAT good.  To me, with a sweet topping,  it tastes like funnel cake at the fair.  Conversely, you can put savory toppings on it, like taco fixings, and it tastes more like a chalupa.  Yummy.  The recipe is absolutely kid friendly too (well, except for the frying part)!

Indian Fry Bread

Traditionally, you’ll make the Indian fry bread into a round disk, but for Valentine’s Day, I decided to make it into a heart.  {{sweet}}

Indian Fry Bread Ingredients

  • 4 cups white flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large TBSP Shortening
  • water (approximately 2 cups) to make a medium stiff dough
  • *additional flour to work with dough
  • vegetable oil to fry dough

Directions {step-by-step}

Indian Fry Bread

Step 1:  Mix together dry ingredients.

Indian Fry Bread

Step 2:  Add in shortening and water (approximately 2 cups).  Mix together to make a stiff dough.

Indian Fry Bread

Step 3:  Cover hands in flour and sprinkle work surface with flour so dough doesn’t stick.  Make dough balls about 3 inches in diameter.

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Indian Flat Bread

Step 4:  Flatten balls with the heels of your hands to make 6 inch circles (or shape into a heart like I did).  You do not need to use a rolling pin!

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Step 5:  Heat 1″ of cooking oil in skillet and when hot, drop in the flattened bread.

TIP:  To keep oil cleaner longer, tap off excess flour from dough before dropping into hot oil.

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Step 6:  Brown each side.  Drain on paper towel.

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Step 8:  Serve with favorite topping.  We love powdered sugar, syrup, apricot or strawberry jam.  Also yummy are taco toppings:  seasoned meat, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.

Indian Fry Bread Recipe {how to}
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Recipe type: dessert or savory
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Serves: 8
 
Can be used as a dessert or as bread for savory dish
Ingredients
  • Indian Fry Bread Ingredients
  • 4 cups white flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large TBSP Shortening
  • water (approximately 2 cups) to make a medium stiff dough
  • *additional flour to work with dough
  • vegetable oil to fry dough
Instructions
  1. Mix together dry ingredients.
  2. Add in shortening and water (approximately 2 cups). Mix together to make a stiff dough.
  3. Cover hands in flour and sprinkle work surface with flour so dough doesn’t stick. Make dough balls about 3 inches in diameter.
  4. Flatten balls with the heels of your hands to make 6 inch circles (or shape into a heart like I did). You do not need to use a rolling pin!
  5. Heat 1″ of cooking oil in skillet and when hot, drop in the flattened bread.
  6. Brown each side. Drain on paper towel.
Notes
TIP: To keep oil cleaner longer, tap off excess flour from dough before dropping into hot oil.

Serve with favorite topping. We love powdered sugar, syrup, apricot or strawberry jam. Also yummy are taco toppings: seasoned meat, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.

 

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Avocado Egg White Omelet Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Hass Avocado Board.

We love some avocados in these parts.  Lucky for us, we have access to them year round.  We eat avocado with everything we can think of.  On turkey sandwiches, as guacamole, by themselves, in soup, and one of our favorite ways, on eggs.  Avocado’s are a great source of naturally good fat (75% of the fat in an avocado is unsaturated), so it’s just an added bonus that they taste great, have a wonderful color and texture and enhance food in such an amazing way.

Here’s my Avocado, Cherry Tomato and Egg White Omelet Recipe, because really, if you haven’t, you should Love One Today™. {smiling}.  Scroll down to find out how you can enter to win the MY WAY to Love One Today™ Recipe Contest & Sweepstakes with fabulous prizes!

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Avocado, Cherry Tomato and Egg White Omelet Recipe

Haas Avocado

TIP:  The first thing you’ll want to do before my making this recipe is know how to pick an avocado.  If the Haas avocado isn’t ripe enough or is over ripe, it won’t be good, so to really benefit from this MY WAY to Love One Today™ recipe, use this quick How to Pick Avocados visual.  It’ll make a world of difference!  Did I mention that avocados are nutrient-dense, cholesterol-free, sodium-free, and have less than 1 gram of sugar per 1 oz. serving?

Avocado, Cherry Tomato and Egg White Omelet Ingredients

haas avocado recipe

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • handful of cherry tomatoes
  • Haas avocado
  • green onion
  • 2 mushrooms
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions {step-by-step}

Note:  Omelet recipe is to make individual 4 egg white omelets.  

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Step 1:  Chop onions and mushrooms.  Cut cherry tomatoes in half.  Cut avocado into bite sized pieces.  Sauté mushrooms and onions.  Peel and cut in half one clove of garlic and secure of fork (you’ll use this to stir in eggs to add garlic flavor).

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Step 2:  Crack eggs and separate yolks from egg whites.  Whisk egg whites and then stir garlic in egg whites with fork to infuse with flavor.  Season with salt and pepper.  Pour egg whites into sauté pan.  Cook omelet.

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Step 3:  Add sautéed mushrooms to omelet and plate.  (you can use any vegetables you’d like, actually!)  Top with Avocado and Cherry Tomato Garnish.

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Avocado and Cherry Tomato Garnish:  Mix avocado, cherry tomatos and 1 tsp vinegar to 2 tsp olive oil.  Salt and pepper to taste.

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Enjoying Potato Cauliflower Gratin & Netflix {recipe}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Can you believe Thanksgiving is already upon us?  With the hustle and bustle of the holidays fast approaching, I’m all for slowing down and stealing moments back in front of the television.  {{laughing}}  Netflix and I are on the same wave length because they are encouraging users to take time out, even in the midst of chores and to-dos, and enjoy some streaming enjoyment.   What better place to start then in the kitchen?

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With this in mind, Netflix partnered with celebrity chef Curtis Stone to create custom holiday recipes, all of which make the perfect pair to your favorite shows and movies available on Netflix.  I decided to try {and share} his delicious Potato, Cauliflower and Camembert Gratin with my family before streaming some of our favorite movies like The Crood’s, Despicable Me II, Monsters University, The Hunger Games and all of the 007 movies.

About Netflix:

  • Netflix allows members enjoy their favorite TV shows and movies anytime and anywhere they want.
  • With Netflix you can watch your favorite shows on an iPad in the kitchen, the big screen in the living room, or even on your phone while waiting in line at the grocery store.  {{wow!}}
  • Netflix is making it easier to bring the family together this Thanksgiving by suggesting TV shows and movies you can watch while the turkey is baking.  {{how fabulous is that?}}
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This Thanksgiving while we are busy like bee’s near the oven, we’ll also be streaming some of our favorite TV shows via Netflix.  I can’t wait to catch up on ‘Sherlock’ Holmes with my husband and girls while my boys beg to watch Kickin’ It.

Potato, Cauliflower and Camembert Gratin Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the baking dish
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 large sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups finely chopped cauliflower
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces Camembert cheese, with rind, cut into large pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 3/4 pounds baking potatoes, such as russets, peeled and sliced into 1/8-inch-thick slices

Directions {step-by-step}

Note:  Serves: 8 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 1 1/2 hours, plus 10 to 20 minutes Make-Ahead: The cauliflower-cream mixture can be made up to 1 day ahead, cooled, covered, and refrigerated; reheat over low heat before assembling the gratin.

Step 1:  Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly butter a 3-quart shallow baking dish.

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Step 2:  Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add the butter and stir until melted. Add the onions, garlic, and thyme and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are tender but have not taken on any color. Add the cauliflower and cook for about 6 minutes, stirring often, or until softened. Add the cream and milk and bring to a simmer. Add the cheese and stir until it melts, then remove from the heat and discard the thyme stems.

Step 3:  Working in batches, puree the mixture in a blender; return to the pot. Season generously to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 4:  Stir the potato slices into the hot cream mixture to coat. Spoon 1 cup of the cream mixture into the baking dish. Spread the potatoes and the remaining cream mixture evenly in the dish. Cover with aluminum foil and put on a rimmed baking sheet.

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Step 5:  Bake for about 1 hour, or until a knife can be inserted easily into the potatoes. Uncover the dish, raise the oven temperature to 400°F, and continue baking for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 to 20 minutes.

Step 6:  Relax and enjoy while streaming your favorite Netflix movie or show!

Which show/movie on Netflix will be accompanying you in the kitchen this holiday season?

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Halloween S’mores Pops {Eggo® recipe}

Halloween is one of our all time favorite holidays, and I suspect it is has something to do with the sweet things that go directly into our mouths.   I’m not a huge candy fan, but I do love all kinds of sweet treats, so these Halloween S’mores Pops using Eggo® Waffles are right up my alley.  To make these spooky and fun Halloween S’mores pops, all you need are  Eggo® Wafflers, white and dark chocolate, marshmallow cream, sprinkles, candy embellishments, and candy pop sticks.  These little guys can be messy, but packed full of flavor and tons of fun to make!

Halloween Eggo S'mores pops

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Halloween S’mores Pop Ingredients

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  • Eggo® Wafflers
  • white chocolate chips (melted)
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips (melted)
  • marshmallow cream
  • sprinkles
  • candy embellishments
  • candy pop sticks

Halloween S’more Pop Directions {Step-by-Step}

The nice thing about this recipe is that you can make just a few Halloween S’mores or the whole box.  Simply adjust the amount of chocolate you use accordingly!

Halloween S'mores Pops {Eggo® recipe}

Step 1:  Toast the Eggo® Wafflers and spread with marshmallow cream.  Sandwich with other side of waffler.

Halloween S'mores Pops {Eggo® recipe}

Step 2:  Melt white chocolate in microwave in 30 second increments stirring after each time until completely melted.  (I’d start out with at least 1/2 cup of chips).  Dip half of each Eggo sandwich into the white chocolate.  Place on wax paper to cool.

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Step 3:  Repeat step 2, but with semi sweet chocolate.   Place candy pop stick at one end of S’more pop.  Halloween S'mores Pops {Eggo® recipe}

Step 4:  Before the S’more pop is completely cool, cover with candy sprinkles and embellishments.

Halloween S'mores Pops {Eggo® recipe}

Step 4:  Then enjoy.  These are super rich so I almost guarantee you’ll only be able to eat one!

Halloween Eggo S'mores pops

Note: These Halloween S’more Pops make a super fun Halloween neighbor gift, too!

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Thanksgiving Teepees {copy cat} #LifeIsASpecialOccasion

One of the things I love about Fall is that it’s FULL of traditions.  Our family has lots of traditions centered around the holidays and if there’s one thing I can count on, it’s that my kids won’t forget them. There isn’t a chance in the world that we {my husband and I} can get away with forgetting to carve pumpkins or make costumes or pick mistletoe, bake goods for neighbors, go to parties or craft homemade gifts.   And, although these holiday traditions are important and help illustrate to my kids that life is a special occasion, it’s important to do things throughout the year to show them that memories can be created any minute, any hour, any day of the week.  Making memories together is important and we should all have too many special moments that make up our lives to count!  {{smiling}}

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Life is a Special Occasion

Hallmark understands that. They get that life is a special occasion, every day of the year. Hallmark  produces cards and products that are more than meet the eye.  And they have for years.  I think that’s one of the reasons they’ve been around for so long and are so beloved!

Thanksgiving Teepees {copy cat}

Thanksgiving Teepee

So, this week, in keeping with making life a special occasion every day, I decided to make a Thanksgiving Teepee Cupcake recipe with my kids that I knew they’d love.  I wanted to create something with them that was creative, fun, and tasted great.  Although our Thanksgiving Teepee’s didn’t turn out as beautiful as Christie’s, it didn’t matter because it was the process that counted, and the memories that we made.  I can pretty much guarantee that my boys won’t forget our Thanksgiving Teepee’s, either, and that’s what matters!

Thanksgiving Teepee Process

Click here for the complete recipe and original directions for making Thanksgiving Teepee Cupcakes, since the recipe isn’t mine.  However, I wanted to share OUR process because the pictures of my boys enjoying this moment are so darn cute.

thanksgiving teepeesStep 1:  Poking holes in a pie tin *might* have been a favorite part of the whole process for child #3.  {{these were used for holding the batter filled cones in the oven}}

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Step 2:  Mixing cake batter for cupcake filled cones was fun.  As you can clearly see.thanksgiving teepees

Step 3:  This part didn’t work out as planned for us.  Our cupcake cones didn’t want to stand up, but that’s OK. We made do.  For us, it was more about having fun than making perfect teepees.
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Step 4:  And as you can see, our teepees turned out just fine despite their tilted baking.  Now, in the original tutorial, Christine stresses that you have to cut off the tip of the cone when they are still hot from the oven.  She’s right.

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Step 5:  Next we added pretzels to the top of the teepees and dipped the bottom of the cones in frosting so that the green sprinkles would stick making the bottom of the teepees looking like grass.  I used frosting I had left over from cupcakes I had made a few days previously.  I’d recommend going with chocolate like in the original tutorial. thanksgiving teepees

 Step 6:  Then, I let the kids decorate their teepees and promptly devour them.  For us, this was definitely the best part!

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