Recipes: Fun with Dips Cheesecake

If you like cheesecake as much as I do then you will absolutely love these two recipes! This is the first time I have made a no bake cheesecake and I am delighted to find out how simple and delicious it is to make. I have been missing out for far too long! Come join me in satisfying your cheesecake cravings.

Recipe_ Fun with Dips Cheesecake

Recipe_ Fun with Dips Cheesecake Recipes

I’m loving these no bake dessert recipes.  Please share with me one of your favorite no bake dessert recipes. Maybe something with chocolate? (My weakness!)

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Recipe: Fun with Dips Tacos

Yesterday was Taco Tuesday and guess what I made for dinner?  TACOS!  So that you don’t miss out on the fiesta, I put together a short video to show you how I make my tacos using Fun with Dips.  The mix used in this recipe was the Taco Dip Mix.

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Recipe_ Fun with Dips Tacos

What do you eat on Tuesdays?

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Recipe: Autumn Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

On National Cake Day (November 26), I celebrated by baking my husband his favorite spice cake.  Holidays are coming up and this would be a great dessert to end any holiday feast so I decided to share the recipe with YOU!

Recipe_ Autumn Spice Cake

Let’s break it down…

Step 1: Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and ground cloves. Set aside.

Step 2: Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, break up the brown sugar until there are no clumps.

Step 3: Add the vegetable oil and the unsweetened applesauce to the brown sugar and blend until smooth.

Step 4: Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

Step 5: Slowly add half of the flour mixture until combined and then add half of the buttermilk.

Step 6: Add the remaining flour mixture followed by the rest of the buttermilk. Blend until well combined.

Step 7: Pour the batter into two prepared 9-inch round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. (Or, until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.)

Step 8: Let the cakes cool completely before frosting.

Step 9: Frost the top of one cake and then layer the second cake on top. Finish icing the entire cake.

Step 10: Sprinkle the chopped pecans on top of the cake to finish. Cut, serve, and enjoy!

Spice cake

Please like and share with me a recipe that you will be serving this Holiday Season.

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Recipe: White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

About once a month my husband’s coworkers request these oatmeal cookies. Sometimes with raisins, but my specialty is with white chocolate. They are a huge hit at my home, work and parties.

The recipe is pretty basic, but I’ll let you in on my secret …

Crisco baking sticks 

Seriously, that is all. Replacing the butter with Crisco baking sticks drastically enhances the flavor and the cookie tastes amazing!

Think I’m over exaggerating? Why don’t you go ahead and give it a try!?

Ingredients for White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

 

Let’s break it down …

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: In a large mixer bowl, beat the Crisco baking sticks and sugars until blended well.

Step 3: Add the vanilla and eggs. Beat well until the mixture is smooth.

Step 4: In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt (optional), and cinnamon.

Step 5: Add the combined flour mixture little by little into the smooth batter and mix well.

Step 6: Add the oats and white chocolate morsels.Mix well until they are completely incorporated into the mixture.

Step 7: Prepare a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Using a tablespoon as a mold, drop small rounds of the cookie dough on to a greased cookie sheet.

These cookies typically don’t spread while baking. However, just in case your butter is extra soft, I recommend leaving about an inch between each round of dough.

Step 8: Bake the cookies for 8 minutes.

Exactly 8 minutes! No more and no less … trust me on this one.

Step 9: Let the cookies cool for a minute and transfer to a plate.

Depending on how much raw cookie dough you eat … This recipe can make about 4 dozen cookies.

You are now ready to enjoy these cookies, hopefully at your next social gathering.

I would love to hear what you think of this recipe. Please send me a message or leave a comment below.

Tasty Thursday White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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Recipe: Frozen Strawberry Banana Margarita Mock-tail

As a person who appreciates cold weather, of course I had to share with you my frozen margarita recipe.

Escape the summer heat and meet me in Margaritaville!

Mock-tail- Strawberry Banana Margarita

If you are looking to turn this mock-tail into a cocktail, I recommend replacing 3 parts orange juice with your favorite brand of Tequila and add a splash of Triple Sec.

What ingredients do you add to your margarita?

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Recipe: Sweet Sunrise Mock-tail (hold the tequila)

Are you a party host like me, always trying to please everyone? Well, it is possible!  This fun mock-tail twist is guaranteed to please the non-alcoholic drinkers at your party (and everyone else too).

My favorite cocktail is the Tequila Sunrise! I started trying out mock-tail recipes when I met my husband, who doesn’t drink. Mock-tails are the perfect party drink because they are easy to turn into an alcoholic drink, which means … everyone wins!

Mock-tail- Sweet Sunrise

If you want to turn this mock-tail into a cocktail, replace the white grape juice with your favorite brand of Tequila. Make sure to label the alcoholic drink at your party so your guests don’t get confused.

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