Flan {Cinco de Mayo}

Cinco de Mayo is in just a few days! Let's celebrate!All throughout my schooling, I took Spanish. Every year all of us kids would look forward to Cinco de Mayo parties. There would be loads of tacos, burritos, virgin margaritas, fried ice cream, and of course, flan!Never before in my life did I like flan. I tried it once back when I was little and decided I didn't like it...never trying it again.I'm so glad, despite my preconceived notion that flan was gross, that I tried this recipe. I love the creamy texture and sweetness!If you've never had it before, or think that you don't like it like I did, give it a try. It's a good blend between a cheesecake and pudding. Smooth and delicious!Plus, it helps that this recipe is a little 'lighter' in fat and calories. … [Read more...]

Lucky Guinness Chocolate Cake Shake

The Irish are not the only ones feeling so very lucky this St. Patrick's Day! "Why,pour" you ask? Well get ready for this four-leaf clover-like surprise. I am sharing a craving-satisfying chocolate cake, immersed in creamy and cool ice cream with a delicious dash of Guinness beer recipe! You will be ready to play the lottery once you see how lucky you are that it is quick to make, too.So, are you ready for some quick and delicious fun to get this cake shake St. Paddy's day party started? Then, let's get our ingredients together and meet after we kiss the blarney stone!First, I am starting out with the chocolate cake recipe so it has time to cool. To save some time and make it extra easy for this amazing holiday, I used ChocolateandCarrots' post that I found here on Blissfully … [Read more...]

9 Fun and Easy St Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Having five kids forces me to get creative with keeping them busy each day. One of my most favorite ways to do that is to have them help me with decorating the house for each holiday. We decorate for Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas and even St. Patrick's Day! Why would you NOT add a few rainbows around your home to help brighten your day? {Trust me, they'll make you smile!}Today I have 9 St. Patrick's Day crafts that you can do with your kids that will have your home leprechaun ready in no time! And, there's even a couple crafts for gift-giving and wearing./1/ Rainbow Pots O' Gold - A simple terra cotta pot, a rainbow of paint colors and a bag of candy will make the perfect gift or table place setting!/2/ Lucky Clover Patch - Make this craft now and add a clover each … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch Recipe

Sick of the same ol' Rice Krispies Treats? Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch will knock your socks off! A base of chocolate and peanut butter rice krispies treat is topped with peanut butter, then finished off with semisweet chocolate. The perfect indulgence for a midnight snack.Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch Makes 16 pieces6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 2 sticks (8 ounces) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter One 16-ounce jar creamy peanut butter 3 cups crispy rice cereal 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups confectioners' sugar1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. In a medium saucepan, melt half of the chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter over low heat. Remove from the heat; stir in 1 cup peanut butter, then 2 cups rice cereal. Spread the mixture … [Read more...]

Mini Cheesecakes – Quick and Easy Dessert

This easy-to-make, no-bake cheesecake recipe was passed down to me from my mom and is a classic favorite in my household. It was originally intended to make one large cheesecake using a 9-inch springform pan, but since I love the ease and convenience of individual portions, I tweaked it to make one dozen cupcake-sized treats.Ingredients for Crust:- 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs - 3 tablespoons sugar - 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted - One dozen foil baking cupsIngredients for Filling:- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened - 1 envelope unflavored gelatin - 1/4 cup cold water - 1/2 cup sugar - 3/4 cup milk - Dash of salt - 1/8 cup lemon juice - 1 cup whipping cream, whipped - Fresh strawberries, sliced (can be substituted with another topping of … [Read more...]

10 Slow Cooker Recipes that WOW

Sometimes it's nice to have dinner taken care of early in the day so you can simply enjoy your family at the end of a long day. Today I'll give you ten recipes that will taste as amazing as they look.Wouldn't it be nice to come home to this amazing dish after a hard day at the office?This recipe is not only good for tonight's dinner but, you can freeze a batch for next week too. It's a win-win!Roasted vegetables are normally tricky. Kate shows us how easy they can be in the slow cooker. Serve warm over rice or chill your roasted veggies and serve over a bed of lettuce.Taco Night is a quick and easy meal most any time. After all, you can brown and season the meat the evening before. The meal falls short at the canned refried beans. Alaska from Scratch gives us a … [Read more...]