Homemade St. Patrick’s Day Gum Drops Recipe

Homemade St. Patrick's Day Gum Drops Recipe

Browsing through Pinterest for St. Patrick’s Day treats there seem to be two common themes: Adult-oriented treats made with Guiness, Bailey’s, Beer, etc. and Cupcakes. For something that doesn’t fall into either of those categories we have this fun Homemade St. Patrick’s Day Gum Drops Recipe. They aren’t just fun to eat though, they’re also really fun to make. It’s easy to make the actual gum drop mixture. Then the fun part is cutting out the shamrocks. It’s a fun way to get the kids involved in making the St. Patrick’s Day treats. This set of shamrock cookie cutters has a variety of sizes to choose from, but any small cookie cutters will work!

Homemade St. Patrick's Day Gum Drops Recipe Ingredients
 

Homemade St. Patrick’s Day Gum Drops Recipe

 
INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups Applesauce
2 1/4 cup Sugar
2 boxes (3 oz) Lime Jello
2 envelopes  Unflavored Gelatin {like Knox}

Homemade St. Patrick's Day Gum Drops Recipe Mixture

DIRECTIONS
Grease 13×9 pan.
Combine all ingredients in a pan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Boil for a minute.
Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate until set.
Dust cutting board with sugar.
Use a spatula to loosen sides and turn out onto cutting board.
Dust top of Jello with sugar.
Use shamrock cookie cutters to cut out gum drops.
Roll edges in extra sugar and set onto wax paper for 1 hour to dry out slightly.
Store in an airtight container.

Homemade St. Patrick's Day Gum Drops Recipe Process

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Homemade St. Patrick's Day Gum Drops Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 2¼ cup Sugar
  • 2 boxes (3 oz) Lime Jello
  • 2 envelopes Unflavored Gelatin {like Knox}
Instructions
  1. Grease 13x9 pan.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a pan.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Boil for a minute.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate until set.
  6. Dust cutting board with sugar.
  7. Use a spatula to loosen sides and turn out onto cutting board.
  8. Dust top of Jello with sugar.
  9. Use shamrock shaped cookie cutter to cut out gum drops.
  10. Roll edges in extra sugar and set onto wax paper for 1 hour to dry out slightly.
  11. Store in an airtight container.

 

Vegetarian Crockpot Chili with Bulgur Wheat Recipe

Vegetarian Crockpot Chili with Bulgur Wheat Recipe

My husband and I have a problem when it comes to chili. I love it and he doesn’t. I had a hard time figuring out why he doesn’t like it. He loves tomato-based dishes, he likes beans, he likes pretty much everything else that goes into chili. Then I figured it out. He doesn’t like the taste of chili powder! So, I went ahead and made this chili that doesn’t use chili powder and, happily, it is still delicious even for a chili lover like me.

The other thing this chili doesn’t have is meat. What it DOES have is bulgur wheat, which serves as a great meat stand-in. We often use bulgur wheat to stretch the ground beef in a recipe as a healthy and economical helper, but in this case it does the job all by itself.

As it’s meatless, this recipe is perfect for Fridays during Lent. If you’re looking for more lenten meal ideas, check out the linky at the bottom of this post.

 

Vegetarian Crockpot Chili with Bulgur Wheat Recipe

 
Ingredients:

3/4 cup bulgur wheat
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup coarsely grated carrots
1 28 oz can tomato purée
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 Tbsp Adobo seasoning
2 tsp Tajin
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp cumin
2 15 oz cans of beans, undrained (pinto, kidney, black or a combination)
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 pound package of frozen corn

Directions:

Place all ingredients EXCEPT for beans, peppers and corn into crockpot. Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 4-5 hours. Add in beans, corn and peppers and cook for an additional 30 minutes on high. Serve.

Vegetarian Crockpot Chili with Bulgur Wheat Recipe

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Chocolate Baked Guinness Donuts Recipe with Irish Cream Glaze

Chocolate Baked Guinness Donuts Recipe with Irish Cream Glaze

Chocolate Baked Guinness Donuts Recipe with Irish Cream Glaze

When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around we tend to think of several items in the food and drink category: corned beef and cabbage, green colored foods, Guinness and Bailey’s. This tasty treat incorporates both of these St. Patty’s Day libations in one delicious package. The Chocolate Baked Guinness Donuts Recipe with Irish Cream Glaze is easy to make in the oven and the simple glaze uses only the Bailey’s, powdered sugar and water. I’m hoping that eating a few of them will lend up giving us the luck of the Irish!

Chocolate Baked Guinness Donuts Recipe with Irish Cream Glaze Ingredients
 

Chocolate Baked Guinness Donuts with Irish Cream Glaze Recipe

 
INGREDIENTS
Donut:

1 cup Flour
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Guinness Extra Stout
1 Egg
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Sugar
1/3 cup melted Butter
Glaze:
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1-2 tsp Bailey’s Irish Cream
2 tsp Water

Chocolate Baked Guinness Donuts with Irish Cream Glaze Recipe Mix

Chocolate Baked Guinness Donuts with Irish Cream Glaze Recipe Pan

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 325F.
Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together Guinness, egg, sugar, brown sugar and butter.
Stir dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.
Spray doughnut pan with nonstick spray.
Fill each cavity 2/3 full.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Combine all glaze ingredients and stir until blended.
Dip the top of the donuts in the glaze and place on wire rack to dry.

Chocolate Baked Guinness Donuts Before Irish Cream Glaze

Chocolate Baked Guinness Donuts with Irish Cream Glaze Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • Donut:
  • 1 cup Flour
  • ⅓ cup Cocoa Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Guinness Extra Stout
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ⅓ cup melted Butter
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 tsp Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 2 tsp Water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together Guinness, egg, sugar, brown sugar and butter.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.
  5. Spray doughnut pan with nonstick spray.
  6. Fill each cavity ⅔ full.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Combine all glaze ingredients and stir until blended.
  9. Dip the top of the donuts in the glaze and place on wire rack to dry.

M&M’S Popcorn Brownies Recipe for Movie Night with The Oscars

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Celebrating Oscars Night with M&MS

Do you ever wonder why the lines for the concession stand at the movie theater are so long? My guess is that it is because they serve the perfect combination of sweet and salty snack foods and that makes them impossible to pass up. So, when planning some yummy snacking for Oscar night viewing, I followed that same thought of sweet and salty and came up with a VERY yummy dessert idea: M&M’S Popcorn Brownies! Seriously, this is one of my favorite things I have made in a while.

M&M's Varieties

The crowning jewel of this treat is, of course, the M&M’S – which go hand-in-hand with movie-watching. I’m so happy to see the Krispy M&Ms back again – they’re so good! They feature a crispy center covered in rich, creamy milk chocolate, enclosed in a colorful candy shell. They are easy to spot at the store in their bright green bag. Oscar night will be made much more fun delicious with bowls filled with all of our favorite M&M’S varieties. And then we also have the brownies!

M&Ms Popcorn Brownies
 

M&M’S Popcorn Brownies Recipe

 
1 Box Brownie Mix (+ ingredients listed on package)
7 cups popped popcorn
1/2 tsp course salt
10 oz bag of marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
1 cup M&Ms

M&Ms Marshmallow Popcorn

Prepare the brownie mix in a 9×13 pan according to package directions.
While the brownies are baking, pop the popcorn and top with the salt.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
Add in marshmallows and cook, stirring frequently, until marshmallows are melted.
Remove from heat.
Stir in the M&Ms.
Immediately spread popcorn mixture over brownies. Let cool.

Movie Night Brownies with Popcorn and M&Ms

M&M’S is commemorating the biggest night in Hollywood by debuting a commercial on national TV that shows M&M’S characters invading the movies. But before the big night, they have a couple of other fun and super-short videos to make us giggle.

For more M&M’S fun, you can connect on their Social Media Sites:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mms
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mmschocolate
Instagram: http://instagram.com/mmschocolate

Are you ready to watch the Oscars this weekend?

Which type of M&M’s will YOU want to snack on?

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M&M'S Popcorn Brownies Recipe for Movie Night with The Oscars
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Box Brownie Mix (+ ingredients listed on package)
  • 7 cups popped popcorn
  • ½ tsp course salt
  • 10 oz bag of marshmallows
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup M&Ms
Instructions
  1. Prepare the brownie mix in a 9x13 pan according to package directions.
  2. While the brownies are baking, pop the popcorn and top with the salt.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  4. Add in marshmallows and cook, stirring frequently, until marshmallows are melted.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir in the M&Ms.
  7. Immediately spread popcorn mixture over brownies. Let cool.

 

Garlic Bacon Parmesan Potatoes Recipe

Garlic Bacon Parmesan Potatoes Recipe

One of my very very favorite foods is potatoes! I could seriously eat them at every meal and never get tired of them. As far as potato recipes are concerned, I especially like those like this Garlic Bacon Parmesan Potatoes Recipe where I don’t have to peel the potatoes first. I had a bad first experience with peeling potatoes. When I was in about 6th or 7th grade I was supposed to get supper started while Mom and Dad were both at work and Mom asked me to peel the potatoes. My mom still laughs about the frustrated phone call she received from me complaining that it took 20 minutes to peel my first potato! I think I was under the impression that I could only take off paper thin slices of peeling.

I’m much better at peeling potatoes now, but I’m still not a fan, so this Garlic Bacon Parmesan Potatoes Recipe lets me skip that step!

Garlic Bacon Parmesan Potatoes Recipe Ingredients
 

Garlic Bacon Parmesan Potatoes Recipe

 
INGREDIENTS
3 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes
12 oz Bacon
2 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp minced Garlic
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh Parsley
1/4 cup sliced Green Onion
Salt & Pepper to taste

Frying Bacon

Garlic Bacon Parmesan Potatoes Recipe Preparation

Garlic Bacon Parmesan Potatoes Recipe in Oven

DIRECTIONS
Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and place in water and boil for 12 minutes.
Drain potatoes and set aside.
Slice bacon into 1″ pieces and fry until cooked but not crispy. Allow to drain. Reserve bacon grease.
Preheat oven to 400.
In a large pan, add 2 tablespoons bacon grease and butter and heat over medium heat.
Add garlic, parsley, salt and perpper and mix well.
Add potatoes and toss to coat well.
Transfer potatoes to baking sheet cut side down.
Sprinkle bacon over potatoes.
Heat 30 minutes or until cut side begins to brown.
Flip and bake another 15 minutes.
Garnish with sliced onions.

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Garlic Bacon Parmesan Potatoes Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 3 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 12 oz Bacon
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp minced Garlic
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Parsley
  • ¼ cup sliced Green Onion
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and place in water and boil for 12 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes and set aside.
  3. Slice bacon into 1" pieces and fry until cooked but not crispy. Allow to drain. Reserve bacon grease.
  4. Preheat oven to 400.
  5. In a large pan, add 2 tablespoons bacon grease and butter and heat over medium heat.
  6. Add garlic, parsley, salt and perpper and mix well.
  7. Add potatoes and toss to coat well.
  8. Transfer potatoes to baking sheet cut side down.
  9. Sprinkle bacon over potatoes.
  10. Heat 30 minutes or until cut side begins to brown.
  11. Flip and bake another 15 minutes.
  12. Garnish with sliced onions.

 

Crispy Asian Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Crispy Asian Roasted Chickpeas

How about a new snack that is all at once fun, easy to make AND healthy? This Crispy Asian Roasted Chickpeas Recipe is a delicious crispy snack that can fit perfectly into your healthy eating plan. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are packed with fiber – both soluble and insoluble. They are also high in Manganese. One cup give you 84.5% of your daily value. They also have a good amount of folate and magnesium.

This recipe roasts this little nutritional wonders with just a small amount of olive oil. These make a great alternative to other fatty snack foods that might quench your craving for a crunchy snack but do nothing to help your healthy lifestyle.

If you make this recipe using Gluten-Free Tamari Soy Sauce, this snack is also gluten-free.

Draining Chickpeas
 
Crispy Asian Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

 
Ingredients:
1 can chickpeas
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp Tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
sea salt

Chickpeas Baking

Directions:
Thoroughly rinse and drain the chickpeas. Leave on a clean dish towel or paper towels for 30 minutes to dry. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl toss chickpeas with olive oil. Add in tamari, garlic powder and ginger and stir well. Let sit for 20 minutes. Spread chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Bake 25 minutes, stirring half way through. Check for crispness and browning. Continue to cook at 5 minute intervals until they are as crisp and brown as you like.

Crispy Asian Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

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Crispy Asian Roasted Chickpeas Recipe
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Recipe type: Snack
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • sea salt
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly rinse and drain the chickpeas. Leave on a clean dish towel or paper towels for 30 minutes to dry. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl toss chickpeas with olive oil. Add in tamari, garlic powder and ginger and stir well. Let sit for 20 minutes. Spread chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Bake 25 minutes, stirring half way through. Check for crispness and browning. Continue to cook at 5 minute intervals until they are as crisp and brown as you like.

 

White Chocolate Peppermint Brownies Recipe

White Chocolate Peppermint Brownies Recipe

This is one of those yummy recipes that fits right in at Christmastime because of the peppermint touches, but also at Valentine’s Day because of the classic red and white look. Plus it’s chocolate!! Everyone knows we have to have lots of chocolate for Valentine’s Day!! You’ll probably want to end up making it all year round, but that’s perfectly fine! A chocolately, minty dessert is always a favorite.

White Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Recipe Ingredients

White Chocolate Peppermint Brownies Recipe

INGREDIENTS
1 box Fudge Brownie Mix
Eggs (per box directions)
Oil (per box directions)
1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
10 oz Peppermint Melting Chips or White Melting Chips
1/4 cup crushed Candy Canes or Starlight Mints

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White Chocolate Peppermint Brownies Process

DIRECTIONS
Prepare brownie mix according to box directions, but add 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract.
Allow brownies to cool.
Melt candy chips by microwaving for 60 seconds then stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
If you used white chips, add 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract to melted chips. and stir to mix.
Quickly spread melted candy evenly over top of brownies and sprinkle sith crushed mints.
Cut before the chocolate sets up.

Peppermint White Chocolate Brownies

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White Chocolate Peppermint Brownies Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box Fudge Brownie Mix
  • Eggs (per box directions)
  • Oil (per box directions)
  • ½ tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 10 oz Peppermint Melting Chips or White Melting Chips
  • ¼ cup crushed Candy Canes or Starlight Mints
Instructions
  1. Prepare brownie mix according to box directions, but add ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract.
  2. Allow brownies to cool.
  3. Melt candy chips by microwaving for 60 seconds then stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
  4. If you used white chips, add ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract to melted chips. and stir to mix.
  5. Quickly spread melted candy evenly over top of brownies and sprinkle sith crushed mints.
  6. Cut before the chocolate sets up.

 

President’s Day Menu Featuring Abraham Lincoln

President's Day Menu

We have lots of fun foods to celebrate many holidays throughout the year – Valentine’s Day, St. Patricks Day, Easter, etc. etc. BUT, we don’t usually find a whole lot of President’s Day dishes when browsing Pinterest! So, this year, why not honor the holiday with this President’s Day Menu inspired by Abraham Lincoln.

In trying to come up with a Lincoln-inspired menu, I did a little research about the foods that were common in the mid 1800s and anything I could find about his favorite foods.  I came away finding lots of mentions of eating all kinds of wild critters like grouse, rabbit, turtle, squirrel and basically a whole list of things that made me saw “ewwwwww”.

Even the formal Lincoln Second Inauguration menu doesn’t sound all that appetizing to me (except for the desserts of course!)  Here it is courtesy of NPR.

It turns out that Lincoln himself didn’t really care much about food as he was always concerned with more important matters and, supposedly, he often ended up skipping meals unless he was reminded to eat. From what is known, a few of the foods he did like were apples, coffee, cornbread, honey, and chicken fricassee.  He also liked to make a meal of fruit, nuts and cheese.  As for his most common beverage – water.

Sooooo…..my suggestion is to start the evening with a fruit and cheese plate along with nuts.  If you’re planning to do a “whole meal” then you can serve this chicken fricasse accompanied by cornbead.  If you want to be really authentic, you can use original recipes from the 1800s as found in the Civil War Cookbook by William C. Davis.  I found these recipes to be very bland and not very appetizing, so instead I have given you my own more guest-pleasing versions.
 

President’s Day Menu

 

Chicken Fricassee Recipe

Chicken Fricassee Recipe

1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
pinch of rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 split chicken breast halves
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup white wine
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups baby carrots, quartered lengthwise
handful chopped fresh parsley

Mix flour and spices in a container with a tight-fitting lid or a zip-top bag.  Add chicken and shake to coat well. (Save leftover flour mixture.)

Heat 3 Tbsp olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat.  Add chicken. Cook 5-6 minutes on each side until browned.  Remove chicken to a plate.

Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to pan.  Sautee onion 4-5 minutes or until browning.  Add garlic and cook one minute.  Add in leftover flour, broth and wine.  Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low.  Stir in carrots and set chicken on top.  Cover and let cook 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

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For the bread, I used this delicious and easy cornbread recipe from my mom.  It’s awesome!

For dessert, serve up an apple pie or you can make these delicious Baked Apples in the Microwave.

Oh, yeah don’t forget the beverages!  You don’t have to stick to water like Lincoln – –  It is a celebration after all!
Free Printable Presidents Day Coloring Pages

Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe

Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe

While this Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe is delicious any time of year, it is particularly fitting for February. Not only is it National Cherry Month, but this red and white cuties are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Maraschino Cherries flavor the batter and add a pop of color to the cupcakes and the frosting also has a hint of cherry flavor thanks to the cherry liquid.

Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe Ingredients
 

Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe

 
Yields: 18 cupcakes
Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients:
Cupcakes:
1 jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, liquid reserved
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter
1 ¼ cups sugar
½ cup maraschino cherry liquid
¼ cup whole milk
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 egg whites, beaten
Optional: pink food color

Frosting:
Reserved 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry liquid
1 cup butter, softened
3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

Garnish:
18 maraschino cherries with stems

Chopped Maraschino Cherries

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups; set aside.
2. Finely chop cherries and place in paper-towel-lined bowl to drain while preparing batter.
3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
4. In a small bowl, stir together ½ cup cherry liquid, the milk and 2 teaspoons almond extract.

Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe Process
5. Beginning and ending with flour mixture, alternately add flour mixture and cherry mixture to butter mixture, beating well after each addition. If desired, stir in a few drops of food coloring until desired pink color is achieved. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Fold in chopped cherries. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling each about ¾ full.

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6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when lightly touched in center. Remove from muffin cups to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

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7. To make frosting, combine butter, sugar and salt in a bowl. Beat until blended.
8. Add the milk, vanilla and cherry liquid and beat for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
9. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and garnish each with 1 cherry with stem.

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Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 18 Cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • Cupcakes:
  • • 1 jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, liquid reserved
  • • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • • ½ cup maraschino cherry liquid
  • • ¼ cup whole milk
  • • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • • Optional: pink food color
  • Frosting:
  • • Reserved 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry liquid
  • • 1 cup butter, softened
  • • 3 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • • 2 teaspoons milk
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Garnish:
  • • 18 maraschino cherries with stems
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups; set aside.
  2. Finely chop cherries and place in paper-towel-lined bowl to drain while preparing batter.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together ½ cup cherry liquid, the milk and 2 teaspoons almond extract.
  5. Beginning and ending with flour mixture, alternately add flour mixture and cherry mixture to butter mixture, beating well after each addition. If desired, stir in a few drops of food coloring until desired pink color is achieved. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Fold in chopped cherries. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling each about ¾ full.
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when lightly touched in center. Remove from muffin cups to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  7. To make frosting, combine butter, sugar and salt in a bowl. Beat until blended.
  8. Add the milk, vanilla and cherry liquid and beat for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  9. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and garnish each with 1 cherry with stem.

 

Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies Recipe – Think Valentine’s Day!

Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies Recipe Valentines DayWho doesn’t love fortune cookies? Whenever we go to a Chinese restaurant, Little R always wants to grab all the fortune cookies on the little tray our server brings to the table. We have to remind him that they are ONE PER PERSON! With this fun Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies Recipe you can make as many fortune cookies as you want! Then create your own messages – weather they be fortunes, riddles or encouraging messages to tuck inside. These are just perfect for Valentine’s Day with a little heart drawn on to the end of your message.

Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies Recipe Ingredients
 

Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies Recipe

 
INGREDIENTS:

1 box of Fruit Roll-Ups
Medium Circle Cookie Cutter
Parchment Paper
Fine Point Permanent Marker

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DIRECTIONS:

  • Use circle cookie cutter to cut out two circles from each fruit roll-up – removing scraps.

Valentine Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies Recipe Process 2

  • Place two circle together directly on top of each other (they hold together better when doubled).

Valentine Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies Recipe Process 3

  • Cut out thin rectangular strips from parchment paper. Using a fine point permanent marker, write out messages to place in each fortune cookie.

Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies Recipe Notes

  • Place a fortune in the upper half of the doubled fruit-rollup circle. Take the bottom half of fruit roll-up circle and fold it up to meet the top – slightly pinching the ends together so it holds.
  • Keeping your pointer finger in the bottom center of the fruit-roll up, gently fold the two ends down with your thumb and middle finger, allowing both ends to meet.

Valentine Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies Recipe Finished

Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies Recipe - Think Valentine's Day!
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Recipe type: Snack
Prep time: 
Total time: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box of Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Medium Circle Cookie Cutter
  • Parchment Paper
  • Fine Point Permanent Marker
Instructions
  1. Use circle cookie cutter to cut out two circles from each fruit roll-up - removing scraps.
  2. Place two circle together directly on top of each other (they hold together better when doubled).
  3. Cut out thin rectangular strips from parchment paper. Using a fine point permanent marker, write out messages to place in each fortune cookie.
  4. Place a fortune in the upper half of the doubled fruit-rollup circle. Take the bottom half of fruit roll-up circle and fold it up to meet the top – slightly pinching the ends together so it holds.
  5. Keeping your pointer finger in the bottom center of the fruit-roll up, gently fold the two ends down with your thumb and middle finger, allowing both ends to meet.

 




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