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These would be so cute for a Halloween class party. The ingredients/directions yields 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients For Spider Cupcakes
1 box 18.25 oz. cake mix, your desired flavor + ingredients to make
1 can Frosting, your desired flavor or prepare our recipe below.
1 package 16 oz. Twizzler’s black licorice
10.5 oz. sweet topping, chocolate sprinkles {we used Betty Crocker}
1 package 14 oz. Wilton candy melts, white
1 tube 0.67oz. black decorating gel
24 baking cups

Directions For Spider Cupcakes
1. Make cupcakes per packaged directions.
2. {If using our recipe for frosting, prepare.}
3. Frost each cupcake.
4. Dip each cupcake in chocolate sprinkles.
5. Cutting length wise, cut licorice down the middle; then fold pieces over, cut in half. {you will need to pieces of licorice per spider}
6. Pinch about a 1/2 inch of the licorice, to make it bend. Stick the pinched part into the cupcake.
7. Press down on the frosting around the legs to help adhere the legs. Once all eight legs are secured, top with additional sprinkles to finish the look.
8. Take two chocolate Wilton discs, place a dab of icing on each disc, place on cupcakes for eyes.
9. Take your black gel pin and make the pupils. Your finished!

Ingredients For Chocolate Frosting
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, unsalted, brought to room temp
1/2 cup Crisco
1/3 cup cocoa, natural unsweetened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk

Directions For Frosting
1. In a standing mixer, beat butter and Crisco until smooth. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, milk and beat until incorporated. Texture should be smooth. If you think your frosting is to thick add 1 teaspoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.

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Chili's Salsa Recipe, copy cat version for Chili's salsa. Quick and easy made in less than 60 seconds in the blender #Chili's, #Salsa, #CopyCatrecipeCopy Cat Chili’s Salsa

If you need a quick and easy snack for the next tailgate party, football party or just as a late night snack.  Then you have got to try this quick and easy recipe. Get restaurant quality salsa at a fraction of the price and made in about 60 seconds.

Ingredients

  • 1 28 oz. Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1-4 Canned Jalapenos, stem ends removed
  • 1 teas. Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 teas. Salt
  • 1 1/2 teas. Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
  • Sugar (optional)

Instructions

All Jalapenos are not created equal start with just one to begin with and add more to taste.
Add all ingredients except the sugar to a blender.
Blend until smooth (about 60 seconds_.
Check the heat and salt level, add additional peppers one at a time blending after each addition.
If it is a little bitter add sugar a little at a time until it’s just right.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Serve with chips or on your favorite dish.

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Making food for my family to eat has become the chore of my world!
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I know I am not alone in this daily struggle.
Here are a collection of ideas for us all

Breakfast

Tropical & Healthy pancakes

Main Dish/Entree

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Ziggy Beans

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Desserts

Guilt Free Strawberry strudel cake squares

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Caramel Apple Popcorn Recipe with Pillsbury Frosting, SO EASY to make and down right finger lickng good! #Popcorn #Caramel #FallRecipes

Have you ever tasted something and thought “man this is good, but I bet it is hard to make”…. well that is just what I thought when I tasted this amazing Caramel Apple Popcorn BEFORE I found out it was made with Pillsbury Frosting.  I was SHOCKED that the recipe was SO EASY and finger licking good! It made them think…. why didn’t I think of that!  You have got to give this recipe a try!

I tasted this recipe when I visited the Smuckers headquarters in Ohio a few weeks ago.  They are so creative at turning the things you have in your pantry into recipes that you will want share with the whole family.

This Caramel Apple Popcorn recipe is listed on their site too.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Ready Time: 40 min
Yield: 8 servings
Ingredients

Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
2 (2.75 oz.) packages butter flavored microwave popcorn, popped
2 cups pecan halves
1 container Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Caramel Apple Flavored Frosting
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups lightly crushed dried apple chips
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preparation Directions

HEAT oven to 250°F. Coat 2 (15 x 10 x 1-inch) baking pans with no-stick cooking spray. Combine popped popcorn and pecans in large bowl.
REMOVE lid and foil seal from frosting container. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture. Stir to coat evenly.
SPREAD evenly on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until crunchy, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven. Toss with apple chips, Sprinkle with salt. Allow to cool completely. Store in airtight container for up to one week.

Need some ideas for fun easy cookies, check out all the recipes and ideas at Pillsbury Baking. 

Dis-closer  I recently attended an all-expenses paid meeting at The J. M. Smucker Company, all opinions are my own.

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recipe box week 22List of the recipes shared this week ~ add those you like to your weekly menu
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