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DIY Hootie Owl Cupcakes

Hootie Owl Cupcakes  by Tiffany

I saw these Owl Cupcakes on an advertisement pamphlet on one of the paper baking cup displays in the store the other day. I just knew I had to come home, replicate to some degree and change them up a bit. If you look at each one long enough, they kinda take on their own little personalities. I thought these would be cute for Halloween or an upcoming harvest party. These are super easy to make, I promise! Let me tell you, I’ve had my share of cutesie cupcakes that took on an epic fail. They looked easy enough on the cover/directions, but when I got down with um’, I found myself not a happy little Susie homemaker if you catch my drift. 😉 Hope you & your kiddos have a good time making these cute little Owl Cupcakes.

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Supplies Needed

  • 1 box 15.5 oz chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 24 foil or paper baking cups
  • chocolate frosting, homemade or store bought
  • 1 package 12 oz caramel creams, for eyes or 1 package 15.5 oz. Oreo cookies
  • 1 package 12 oz white round candy melts, Wilton Brand, for eyes
  • M & M’s or any small round candy for eyes
  • black licorice, for facial feathers
  • sprinkles, different varieties/colors
  • whole cashews, for beaks

Directions

  1. Bake cupcakes per packaged directions, let cool.
  2. Frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting.
  3. Sprinkle cupcakes with desired sprinkles.
  4. Let’s make the owl eyes for these cuties by pressing down with both your thumbs in the center of  the caramel creams to make a round disk. (If using Oreo cookies, twist apart and use the cream filled side.) Spread frosting on the back side of each caramel disk or Oreo cookie and place onto cupcake. Now take two white candy melts and spread frosting on the back side of each one, place on top of caramel disk. Choose desired color M & M’s for eye color and spread a tiny amount onto the “M” side of the candy, place on top of white candy melt.
  5. For the nose place and push down a whole cashew for the nose right under the eyes.
  6. For the facial feathers cut licorice into approx. 1 inch pieces. Cut fringe with a pair of scissors or knife on each end. Stick frindge pieces into place right above the eyes.

 

NOTES

Under supplies needed, I added both the caramel creams and the Oreo cookies to make the eyes. I decided to use two different choices by using the caramel disks and the Oreo cookies. You can use one or the other or both if you choose. I just wanted to give different looks to my little birdies by using both. I liked using the Oreo cookies better. They were less fuss to deal with.

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Cute Owl Cupcakes

Perfect dessert for Fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween

Ingredients

  • 1 box Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix 15.5 oz box
  • 24 foil cups Paper baking cups
  • 1 contanier Chocolate Frosting homemade or store bought
  • 12 oz Caramel Creams for eyes or 1 package 15.5 oz. Oreo cookies
  • 1 pack 12 oz White candy melts Wilton Brand for eyes
  • 1 small pack M&M's for eyes
  • Black Licorice for feathers
  • Sprinkles multi color
  • Cashews for beaks

Instructions

  1. Bake cupcakes per packaged directions, let cool.

    Frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting.

    Sprinkle cupcakes with desired sprinkles.

    Let's make the owl eyes for these cuties by pressing down with both your thumbs in the center of  the caramel creams to make a round disk. (If using Oreo cookies, twist apart and use the cream filled side.) Spread frosting on the back side of each caramel disk or Oreo cookie and place onto cupcake. Now take two white candy melts and spread frosting on the back side of each one, place on top of caramel disk. Choose desired color M & M's for eye color and spread a tiny amount onto the "M" side of the candy, place on top of white candy melt.

    For the nose place and push down a whole cashew for the nose right under the eyes.

    For the facial feathers cut licorice into approx. 1 inch pieces. Cut fringe with a pair of scissors or knife on each end. Stick frindge pieces into place right above the eyes.

    NOTES

    Under supplies needed, I added both the caramel creams and the Oreo cookies to make the eyes. I decided to use two different choices by using the caramel disks and the Oreo cookies. You can use one or the other or both if you choose. I just wanted to give different looks to my little birdies by using both. I liked using the Oreo cookies better. They were less fuss to deal with.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Hot Pocket Recipe ~ How to make Hot Pockets Fast Dinner Ideas

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Does your family like Chicken Cordon Bleu, then here is a Chicken Cordon Bleu Hot Pocket recipe that you have got to try! All the tasty goodness in an easy to eat “Hot Pocket” crust.  My whole family loves this recipe.  You can make extra Chicken Cordon Bleu Hot Pocket and then freeze them for easy lunch ideas later in the week.

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Recipe Yields 8 Chicken Cordon Bleu Hot Pocket

You will need:

  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 80z cream cheese softened
  • 1 cups italian blend cheese
  • 2 80z cans of crescent rolls
  • 1 egg whipped (for egg wash)

How to make Hot Pockets, chicken cordon bleu hot pocket recipe #Recipe, #HotPocket #ChickenCordonBleuIf you are in a big hurry you can even use canned chicken.  But my favorite way is to put a chicken breast in the crockpot with a little onion, celery, lemon pepper.  Let it cook then shred it.  You can make up a big batch of shredded chicken and put it in freezer bags for quick meal options.

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In a medium sized mixing bowl stir together the chicken, ham, onions, garlic, parsley, cream cheese and italian cheese.  Open up your can of crescent rolls.  Each can will come with 8 triangle shaped rolls, but you want 4 rectangle rolls. Take your fingers and firmly press the two triangles together to form 4 rectangle rolls.  Divide the chicken ham mixture in half, in the bowl.  Then divide each half into four parts. This will give you 8 portions (to put into your 8 rolls).

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Place the chicken and ham mixture on one side of the crescent roll.  Take the other half of the dough and fold it over the top, use a fork to seal the edged and press the top and bottom of the dough together. In a small bowl whisk  egg with 1 tablespoon water, to create an egg wash.  Use a basting brush to brush the egg wash onto the rolls.

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 Bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes or till golden brown. Enjoy!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Hot Pocket Recipe ~ How to make Hot Pockets #DinnerIdea

Easy to make Hot Pocket Cordon Bleu - Great for dinner and make ahead of time to bring to work or school to heat up
Course Bake
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cups Italian blend cheese
  • 2 8 oz cans of crescent rolls
  • 1 egg whipped for egg wash

Instructions

  1. If you are in a big hurry you can even use canned chicken. But my favorite way is to put a chicken breast in the crockpot with a little onion, celery, lemon pepper. Let it cook then shred it. You can make up a big batch of shredded chicken and put it in freezer bags for quick meal options.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl stir together the chicken, ham, onions, garlic, parsley, cream cheese and italian cheese. Open up your can of crescent rolls. Each can will come with 8 triangle shaped rolls, but you want 4 rectangle rolls. Take your fingers and firmly press the two triangles together to form 4 rectangle rolls. Divide the chicken ham mixture in half, in the bowl. Then divide each half into four parts. This will give you 8 portions (to put into your 8 rolls).
  3. Place the chicken and ham mixture on one side of the crescent roll. Take the other half of the dough and fold it over the top, use a fork to seal the edged and press the top and bottom of the dough together. In a small bowl whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water, to create an egg wash. Use a basting brush to brush the egg wash onto the rolls.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes or till golden brown. Enjoy!
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Homemade Rosemary Pecorino Romano Crackers, Homemade Cracker Recipe, Kid Friendly Recipes, Money Saving Recipes

Homemade Rosemary Pecorino Romano Crackers

My kids love homemade crackers, what about yours?! They especially love this flavored cracker. You’d think the fancy ingredients in this recipe would turn a kid off, but on the contrary, the flavor of this cracker is the bomb diggity for both kids and adults. Quick! Gather your kiddos for this easy recipe that they can make in the kitchen, with supervision of course. 😉 Get creative and adapt the spices and cheese for your favorite flavor cracker. We also did an onion garlic cheddar cracker that rocked the house too! You can find that recipe below the main one. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons organic evaporated cane juice sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, plus extra if needed

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, pepper and rosemary. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in butter until you get pea sized coarse crumbs. Next, stir in pecorino romano. Now, pour in the heavy cream and mix with a fork adding a bit more cream if needed.
  2. Gently press the dough together and shape into a disk. Wrap disk in plastic wrap, let rest at room temp. for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly spray two heavy duty medium sized baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Unwrap the disk and divide dough in two equal pieces. Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin. Roll each dough ball out as thin as possible,  lightly dusting surface and rolling pin with flour if needed. Carefully transfer the rolled out sheets to your prepared baking sheets. Cut dough into squares with a pizza cutter or leave whole and bake in  your preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  5. Transfer crackers to a cooling rack and let cool completely before storing. If you baked your crackers whole, once cooled, break into shards.

Recipe for Onion Garlic Cheddar Crackers

From recipe above omit the rosemary and pecorino romano. Add 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried chives, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and approx. 3 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese. Bake as directed above.

 

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Homemade Rosemary Pecorino Romano Crackers ~ Kid Friendly Recipe ~ Money Saving Recipe

Course Appetiser

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons organic evaporated cane juice sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream plus extra if needed

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, pepper and rosemary. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in butter until you get pea sized coarse crumbs. Next, stir in pecorino romano. Now, pour in the heavy cream and mix with a fork adding a bit more cream if needed.
  2. Gently press the dough together and shape into a disk. Wrap disk in plastic wrap, let rest at room temp. for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray two heavy duty medium sized baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Unwrap the disk and divide dough in two equal pieces. Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin. Roll each dough ball out as thin as possible, lightly dusting surface and rolling pin with flour if needed. Carefully transfer the rolled out sheets to your prepared baking sheets. Cut dough into squares with a pizza cutter or leave whole and bake in your preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  5. Transfer crackers to a cooling rack and let cool completely before storing. If you baked your crackers whole, once cooled, break into shards.
  6. Recipe for Onion Garlic Cheddar Crackers
  7. From recipe above omit the rosemary and pecorino romano. Add 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried chives, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and approx. 3 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese. Bake as directed above.

 

 

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Blueberry Breakfast Cake with Coconut Crumble Recipe

 I am making this Blueberry Breakfast Cake with Coconut Crumble right now…. the house smells awesome 🙂Blueberry Breakfast Cake with Coconut Crumble Recipe

My husband loves blueberries and I love coconut… so this was my creation of blending the two together.  I had no idea how it was going to turn out. But I have to say it is AMAZING and a new family favorite for sure.  The cake is light and moist and the fresh berries  are both tart and sweet all at the same time.  While the crumble topping adds the perfect finishing touch… just trust me your family will love it.

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Blueberry Breakfast Cake with Coconut Crumble

You will need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

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Combine flour, baking powder and salt, mix in a bowl and set aside. You will also want to grease a 9X9 pan and set it aside as well. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

 In another bowl blend the butter, egg, sour cream, milk and sugar once it is well blended stir in the dry ingredients.  Stir until smooth.

Pour batter into your prepared 9×9 pan, smooth out into an even layer.  Sprinkle the blueberries on top.

In another bowl combine the topping ingredients, mix well and then crumble on top of the blueberry layer. Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees and bake for 50-60 minutes till top is golden brown and fork comes out clean when poked into the middle of the cake.

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Blueberry Coconut topping breakfast cake

Blueberry Coconut topping breakfast cake
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, mix in a bowl and set aside. You will also want to grease a 9X9 pan and set it aside as well. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

     In another bowl blend the butter, egg, sour cream, milk and sugar once it is well blended stir in the dry ingredients.  Stir until smooth.

    Pour batter into your prepared 9x9 pan, smooth out into an even layer.  Sprinkle the blueberries on top.

    In another bowl combine the topping ingredients, mix well and then crumble on top of the blueberry layer. Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees and bake for 50-60 minutes till top is golden brown and fork comes out clean when poked into the middle of the cake.

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