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Category: Treats & Drinks

Delicious Key Lime Tarts | Easy Recipe

Delicious Key Lime Tarts | Easy Recipe

These key lime tarts turned out darling and sweetly tangy, just like key lime pie! Learn how to easily make rich tart pastry and yummy key lime filling. This baking project is fun for kids to try too!

Holiday Baking with Supernatural Sprinkles

Holiday Baking with Supernatural Sprinkles

What’s your favorite thing about the holidays? Mine is hands down the chance to make lots of delicious goodies. I’m delighted to tell you about an awesome brand of soy-free sprinkles that are colored with natural food dyes.

How to Make Perfect Homemade Macarons

How to Make Perfect Homemade Macarons

What’s not to love about macarons? They’re sweet, colorful and artistic. I took on the challenge of learning how to make perfect French macarons at home. With a little practice, I discovered it’s possible to make them in practically any flavor! But first I had to get the basics down to a science. Once you know how, these trendy picture-perfect cookies are very satisfying to make. I’m happy to share my tips I’ve learned for making homemade macarons!

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Easy Homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars

Easy Homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars

Sweetness, creamy goodness and tart flavors come together in this perfect holiday dessert. Learn how to make these homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars for your next holiday party!

Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

A fruit smoothie is easy to pack with healthy fruit and hidden vegetables. My kids often ask for sweet treats and I try to find healthy snack alternatives. Learn how to make DIY Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies! (whipped cream optional)

How to Make Freeze Dried Raspberry Macarons

How to Make Freeze Dried Raspberry Macarons

Have you ever dreamed of making your own flavored macarons? These trendy cookies are a novel treat and often cost several dollars each at the mall. One winter day I decided to dig into the technical details required to make these colorful cookies. I started by doing my research and figuring out what can go wrong, which supplies I would need, and how to make the process as simple as possible. Once you learn how to make the basic macaron recipe, you can add all sorts of creative ingredients to make impressively creative treats! In this post I will share how to make homemade freeze dried raspberry macarons. I hope you have as much fun making them as I did!
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The Best Sugar Cookie Icing & Decorating Tips

The Best Sugar Cookie Icing & Decorating Tips

Easily create colorful sugar cookies in shape or color! Sugar cookie icing is easy to make with a few ingredients. Learn a super efficient method for creating cookie icing designs, without using hard-to-clean pastry bags.

Easy Homemade Soft Pretzels Kids Can Help Make

Easy Homemade Soft Pretzels Kids Can Help Make

Homemade soft pretzels are easy to make and yummy to eat! Kids will enjoy helping with this creative baking project and making their own snacks. You can embellish pretzels with butter or drizzled chocolate to make savory and sweet treats.

Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites

Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites

The holidays are a great excuse to make fancy goodies! I love being creative for special occasions. I typically don’t make elaborate meals but when I’m planning a party or going to one, I love breaking out the gourmet ingredients. These Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites are a flavorful combination of savory, sweet and salty in one delightful package. They’re the perfect holiday appetizer because they look super fancy and the pomegranate provides a pop of color. I’m excited to share how to easily make these tasty treats for your next party!

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7 Holiday Treat Ideas & Christmas Sweets

7 Holiday Treat Ideas & Christmas Sweets

When the holidays roll around, it doesn’t take long for me to start thinking about what sort of delicious goodies am I going to make this year. Here are 7 inspiring Christmas treats you and your family will love.

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

I love finding ways to make birthdays special without spending a ton of money. Anyone can make this simple princess doll birthday cake using a few basic kitchen tools. Your little princess will be thrilled!

Easy Homemade Italian Sodas for Any Party

Easy Homemade Italian Sodas for Any Party

Good food, tasty drinks and great company are three must-haves for any party. Everyone has their favorite party treats and hosting activities, and it’s especially to get the kids involved too! A DIY Italian Soda station is always a hit for adults and kids alike! We’ve made Italian sodas for birthday parties, holidays and even camping trips! Easily make these tasty drinks and customize your beverage with your favorite flavored syrup.

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Easy DIY Dried Fruit Slices

Easy DIY Dried Fruit Slices

Fruit is a go-to snack for our family. I’ve dried slices of fruit in the oven, with pretty good results. I made dried strawberry slices and homemade banana chips. Follow these steps to learn how to make your own dried fruit.

How to Make a Shaped Fruit Platter for Any Party

How to Make a Shaped Fruit Platter for Any Party

These creative fruit platter shapes are easy to create and fun to eat. Berries, pineapple, grapes and mango can add beautiful color to any party table; a welcome break from the usual sweet treats.

Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

If you can make sugar cookies than you can make Jello cookies! These colorful and flavored cookies can be customized with any color and cut into fun shapes. We made both traditional round cookies and magical unicorn cookies! My kids had a blast helping and of course, eating our creative snacks!
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