Crazy Confections: Tips For Holiday Cookie Decorating

I look forward to baking and decorating holiday cookies every year. But after the sugary goodness comes out of the oven, cools and it’s time to start decorating I always freeze. Where do I even begin? And how on earth do I make my cookies as pretty as the ones I see on Instagram? This year I’m determined to make my cookies something special. So, I went to Andrena with Crazy Confections for some tips on how to decorate my...

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  Ingredients: 2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen Cookies OR 2 bags Vanilla Wafers 6 to 8 bananas, sliced 2 cups whole milk 1 (5 oz.) box instant French Vanilla pudding 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (12 oz.) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream     Directions: Line the bottom of a 13×9 inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on...

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Cold Weather Eats – Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese from Anna Gass

Once cold weather months are upon us, we begin craving the dishes that keep us warm and stick to our ribs.  One fall favorite for my family is good old fashion, macaroni and cheese.  It’s filling, super comforting and meal my kids always request.  Because it’s fall and I love roasting, which fills the kitchen with great smells and warms it up in the process, I love adding butternut squash to my pasta. Roasted pieces of butternut...

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Freezer Friendly Snacks & Sweets

Now that we’ve covered easy, healthy lunchbox ideas—let’s talk snacks and sweets. Because at the end of the day, we all know snack time is where it’s really at.

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YIELD:8 scones PREP:30 minutes COOK:14 minutes TOTAL:45 minutes These pumpkin scones are a copycat version of Starbucks’ pumpkin scone; they are warmly spiced and topped with two sweet glazes – one plain and one spiced. INGREDIENTS: For the Scones: 2 cups all-purpose flour 7 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon...

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Strawberry Smash Muffins

These strawberry smash muffins are perfect for on-the-go snacking! They’re quick, easy and delish. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1 2⁄3 cups fresh strawberries 2⁄3 cup sugar 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 425 F. Put a paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups, or grease just the bottoms of 12 muffin cups. Slightly...

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