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April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeApril Fools Dessert Burgers ~ April Fools Day Recipe

My kids think April Fools is such a fun day, Normally I dye the milk green or feed them something silly.  This year I have decided to make them BURGERS for dessert.  Perfect for their little fingers and sure to make them smile.   I thought I would share the idea with you so you can make them too.

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipe

To make your very own April Fools Burgers, You will need:

 

  • Jif Hazelnut Salted Caramel (or Nutella will work)
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Powdered sugar
  • Green, Red and Yellow Frosting

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeFirst off if you have not tried Jif’s Hazelnut Salted Caramel, then go buy and jar and bring along a spoon.  Why a spoon… because this stuff is AMAZING it is like eating liquid Feria Rocher chocolate. It is seriously amazing!  Put equal parts Jif and powdered sugar into a bowl and mix together, the powdered sugar will make the Jif not so sticky and you will be able to make a “dough” out of it. Use your fingers to kneed into a dough and then shape into a patty.

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipeYou will need 2 Nilla wafers for each burger. On the bottom bun put green frosting to look like lettuce.  Next put your “beef patty” and on top of that put drops of yellow and red frosting. The yellow and the red are suppose to look like mustard and ketchup.  Add your bun on top and easy as that you have a cute April Fools Treat.

April Fools Dessert Burgers, Quick and easy dessert for APRIL FOOLS DAY #Recipe #AprilFools #Dessert #KidsRecipe

If you like this idea, you might also like this idea for Edible Painted Bread... a fun idea for April Fools. painted bread for april fools day, April Fools day idea #AprilFoolsDay, #AprilFools

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spicey orange chicken recipe

Spicy Orange Chicken recipe ~ Quick and Healthy 

Serves 8 generously

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce {add more if you like it to bite back!}
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cups jasmine rice, cook per packaged directions

Directions

1. Wash and pat dry chicken breast, cut into 1 inch chunks or desired sized pieces.

2. In a large wok, heat oil. Add chicken and garlic, cook on high heat until juices run clear. Drain off any juices left in wok. Reduce heat to medium.

3. Add the following to wok, frozen orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, chili garlic sauce {add more if you like it to bite back!}, fresh cilantro and ground ginger; stir continually until well combined. Add cornstarch to thicken sauce, cook, stirring continually for about 2-3 minutes, or until sauce slightly thickens. Serve over jasmine rice.

To prepare as a frozen meal: Wash and pat dry chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks. Fry as directed, draining juices. Let chicken chunks cool completely. In a medium sized bowl, combine orange juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, chili sauce, cilantro and ground ginger, whisk; set aside. Combine the cooled chicken chunks along with the sauce in a gallon sized Ziploc bag, seal and freeze.

Bring frozen Ziploc chicken chunks and sauce bag to room temperature by thawing over night in the refrigerator. Place ingredients in a wok and cook on high heat until heated through, stirring continually. Add 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to thicken sauce. Serve over jasmine rice.

Additional notes: I have noticed that by freezing this recipe the flavors have a better chance to marry. When I don’t prepare this as a frozen meal, I will remove the chicken and sauce from the heat and let it set for 30 minutes, then reheat. This technique allows the flavors to marry if not using the freezer technique. If you don’t own a wok, that’s okay! Just use a heavy duty, large skillet. Coach and I have kicked this up a notch by adding up to 4 teaspoons of the garlic chili sauce. Yeah, this much sauce bites back, but a good bite! We tend to like it spicy. But we have found that 1 teaspoon is tolerable for the younger ones on our end. Enjoy!

 

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Orange Creamsicle Rolls Recipe, Yummy orange rolls are a bright way to start anyday! #OrangeRolls #Recipe #Breakfast #OrangeCreamsicleRollsOrange Creamsicle Roll Recipe

This recipe is such a bright way to start the morning, sweet yet fresh and finger licking good!  We love cinnamon rolls at our house but these are a fun way to change up a family favorite.  I make them for brunch or the night before and heat them up for just a few seconds in the microwave.

Recipe makes 2 full 9×13 pans (about 24 rolls)

To make the bread dough you will need:

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 TBS yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups flour (add at end)

In a large bowl all water, yeast, sugar, eggs, butter and salt. Mix well then add (one cup at a time) 6 cups flour. Will be sticky, cover with a cloth set aside till doubled in size. ( if you are in a hurry let rise 20 mins other wise let it rise 40 mins).  Punch down dough, roll out onto a floured surface.

Orange Creamsicle Rolls Recipe, Yummy orange rolls are a bright way to start anyday! #OrangeRolls #Recipe #Breakfast #OrangeCreamsicleRollsOrange filling mixture:

  • 3/4 of a brick of cream cheese softened (save other 1/4 for frosting)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

Orange Creamsicle Rolls Recipe, Yummy orange rolls are a bright way to start anyday! #OrangeRolls #Recipe #Breakfast #OrangeCreamsicleRollsIn an even layer spread orange filling mixture over the dough.  Start on one end and roll into roll.  Cut into 1-2 inch sections. Place in a greased  9×13 baking pan (recipe makes 2 pans).  Set in a warm sunny spot and allow to rise again (15-20 minutes). Bake 400 degrees 10-15 minutes till tops are golden brown.

Once they have cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting.

Orange Creamsicle Rolls Recipe, Yummy orange rolls are a bright way to start anyday! #OrangeRolls #Recipe #Breakfast #OrangeCreamsicleRollsCream cheese frosting:

  • 1/4 brick of cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Mix with a mixer till well blended, spread over rolls.Orange Creamsicle Rolls Recipe, Yummy orange rolls are a bright way to start anyday! #OrangeRolls #Recipe #Breakfast #OrangeCreamsicleRolls

 

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 Natural Tick Repellent Spray 

natural tick repellent spray

Spring is here and with the warm weather comes bugs and ticks. Here is a simple recipe for an all natural:

Mix:

  • 10 drops of Lemongrass oil
  • 10 drops of Eucalyptus oil
  • 2 ounces of water

Simply add or take away based on the number of ounces your spray bottle holds. Spray around your socks, shoes, pants, and anything that will come in contact with tall grass or the ground. See the bottom of the post for a couple different bottle options available.

Lemongrass Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade as low as $5.99 and free shipping

  • Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
  • Aromatic Scent: Lemongrass Essential Oil has a fresh earthy, citrusy scent.
  • 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
  • Packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper cap.
  • For your convenience all Plant Therapy Essential Oils have an oil identification sticker on the cap. This is especially beneficial if you use a top load carrying case.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade as low as $6.99 and free shipping

  • Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globules
  • Aromatic Scent: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil has a very herbaceous scent with soft woody undertones.
  • 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
  • Packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper cap.
  • For your convenience all Plant Therapy Essential Oils have an oil identification sticker on the cap. This is especially beneficial if you use a top load carrying case.

4Norpro Stainless Steel Oil Mister as low as $10.32 and free shipping with orders over $35 or with Prime

This is our favorite choice. Because you can hand pump the bottle to pressurize the mixture to spray evenly.

  • Measures 7.75 inches/19.5cm
  • Holds 6 ounces
  • Stainless steel satin finish; easy-to-grip, grooved sides; suits left and right handed chefs

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  • Holds 4 ounces
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  • Mist spray
  • Light in weight
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Peeps Kabobs, How to Make Peeps Kabobs and fun and easy Easter Treat, #Peeps, #Easter, #EastDessertIdeasAre you a Peeps fan? These are a fun and easy project that my kids think are “so cool”.

To make these you will need:

  • Peeps
  • Marshmallows
  • straws
  • white chocolate
  • sprinkles
  • Optional ~ Cello bags and cups

Peeps Kabobs, How to Make Peeps Kabobs and fun and easy Easter Treat, #Peeps, #Easter, #EastDessertIdeas

Melt your white chocolate, roll your marshmallows in them white chocolate and sprinkle them with sprinkles.  Set them on foil to dry.  Push the straw into the middle of each marshmallow and make a kabob out of them, top with a Peeps.Peeps on a stick, White Chocolate Covered peeps with jelly bean tails.  Quick and Easy Easter treat idea #Easter, #peeps, #Dessert,If you wanted to bring these for a kids party or a gift you can fill a cup with jelly beans, top it off with Easter grass and put the “Peeps Kabobs” in a cello bag and stick them into the cup.  Makes for a low cost, adorable treat.
Peeps Kabobs, How to Make Peeps Kabobs and fun and easy Easter Treat, #Peeps, #Easter, #EastDessertIdeasIf you like this project you might also like these:

Peeps In the Dirt Pudding Cups, with OREO Dirt.  Quick and Easy Easter Dessert #Peeps, #Easter, #Pudding, #Oreos

Peeps Pudding Cups, Planing carrots in Oreo dirt

Peeps on a stick, White Chocolate Covered peeps with jelly bean tails.  Quick and Easy Easter treat idea #Easter, #peeps, #Dessert,

Peeps on a stick covered in white Chocolate

Peeps bouquet for Easter, Quick easy treat or gift idea that is SUPER cute.  How to make chocolate peeps #Peeps, #Easter, #Dessert

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Cream of ASPARAGUS SOUP RECIPE, quick and easy #Soup, #ASPARAGUS SOUP Cream of Asparagus soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalks celery, chopped
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and  chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cream of Asparagus soup recipe

Wash and dry your vegetables. Peel the tough skin off the bottom of the asparagus.
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Chop into 1 inch segments
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Steam or boil till tender.  Normally about 7-10 minutes.
asparagus soup
In a 3 quart sauce pot, add 2 tablespoons butter, chopped onion, garlic powder and celery. Cook over medium heat  till onions start to turn translucent (normally 7-8 minutes).
asparagus soup
Add 3 tablespoon of flour into the pot. Stir around and  cook to get rid of the “raw” flour taste .  Cook about 2 minutes  (medium/ low heat) stirring to prevent clumping or burning.  Add chicken broth and milk at the same time, stir and bring  to a boil.  The flour mixture will start to thicken the broth.
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Add onion/ broth mixture along with your steamed asparagus to a blender.  Save a few of the asparagus tops for garnish. ONLY FILL THE BLENDER HALF WAY and do not put the cover on tight.  Just cover with a towel and mix.  Blend till smooth and creamy (about 1-1/2 minutes).  Salt and pepper to taste, serve hot…. enjoy!
asparagus soup
You can find my Bread Stick recipe here
 Cream of Asparagus soup recipe
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalks celery, chopped
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Wash and dry your vegetables. Peel the tough skin off the bottom of the asparagus.

Chop into 1 inch segments

Steam or boil till tender. Normally about 7-10 minutes.

In a 3 quart sauce pot, add 2 tablespoons butter, chopped onion, garlic powder and celery. Cook over medium heat till onions start to turn translucent (normally 7-8 minutes).

Add 3 tablespoon of flour into the pot. Stir around and let cook to get rid of the “raw” flour taste . Cook about 2 minutes (medium/ low heat) stirring to prevent clumping or burning. Add chicken broth and milk at the same time, stir and bring back to a boil. The flour mixture will start to thicken the broth.

Add onion/ broth mixture along with your steamed asparagus to a blender. Save a few of the asparagus tops for garnish. ONLY FILL THE BLENDER HALF WAY and do not put the cover on tight. Just cover with a towel and mix. Blend till smooth and creamy (about 1-2 minutes). Salt and pepper to taste…. enjoy!

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