How will you be ringing in the new year tonight? We're spending time with family and I'm sure the night will be filled with games, laughter, and plenty of delicious food. I know that gelatin snacks are usually a treat for kids or something that reminds you of your college days...but I decided they can also be a fun, classy (adult) treat too. These Champagne Gelatin Squares will be coming along this evening for the adults to enjoy!
Happy New Year's Eve! If I'd planned better this week, I would've had this recipe up with a few extra days to spare, but time got away from me! The good news is, this recipe calls for ingredients that most of us probably already have on hand! If you're a fan of my Strawberry Cupcakes, this is a very similar recipe, except the liquid is replaced with champagne - perfect for today!
I've gathered the most popular new recipes from my blog during 2016. I'm so excited to see all of these delicious recipes again, and all in one place! I reposted a few older posts with new pictures that skyrocketed too, like my Scarecrow Crunch and Turkey Quinoa Meatballs.
It's no secret that one of my favorite flour blends to bake with is Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend. When I was asked by Namaste Foods to review some additional products, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I always have fantastic results with the flour blend, and I've tried a few of their products in the past, but I really wanted to try the Spice Cake Mix.
I recently had the opportunity to become a Rodelle Brand Ambassador. I have only seen their vanilla extract in my local stores, and it is one of my favorite brands to use in baked goods. After perusing their website and seeing all of the fantastic products they make, I knew I had to try the gourmet baking cocoa and organic chocolate extract (say what?!). Chocolate extract. Yum.
One of our family favorite snacks has got to be our popcorn snack mixes. We love to create fun, festive mixes with treats we love. Our S'mores Popcorn Snack Mix and our Lucky Leprechaun Snack Mix are just two examples of some of the mixes we make. We always start with popcorn (either fresh popped and lightly salted, or Skinny Pop brand to save some time), then we add in sweet and salty treats from pretzels, to marshmallows, cereal, candy...whatever our hearts desire.
Before kids (and before food allergies), my favorite dessert to make was cheesecake. I would experiment with flavors, topping, you name it. One of my favorite cheesecakes was turtle, with crunchy pecans, sweet caramel and rich chocolate. It has been years since I have made it, but I still think about making that recipe frequently.
We had a Christmas Treat Contest at work this past week and I had been thinking of making this recipe for awhile. It was the perfect reason to make them, although now I need to make another batch for us to enjoy here at home too! For the treat contest, I did not make these gluten free, however they were dairy free. Making a gluten free version is next up on my list. I'll let you know if they turn out as well as the original.
I've been loving homemade caramel lately. Being able to make a delicious, dairy-free version to add to recipes like my caramel apple crisp or my caramel apple blondies, plus a couple of new recipes coming very soon, has been fun and exciting. I know, I'm kind of a nerd for thinking food is exciting, but as a food allergy parent, sometimes that is a part of this life. Do you ever get excited and do a happy dance in the grocery store when you discover a new, safe product to feed your child? I certainly do. More often than not, I do the same thing in my kitchen when I create a new recipe!
This pretty, festive drink is one we enjoyed as part of our Thanksgiving meal, and I fully intend to make it again for Christmas (and possibly even New Year's Eve). It is bright, crisp and delicious. Not to mention a beautiful addition to a holiday meal!
While banana cream pie might not be what comes to mind when you think of holiday recipes, but around Thanksgiving, we were looking for a yummy dessert idea that was different than your usual pumpkin and pecan pies. I decided to mix it up a bit with this banana cream pie cake, and I was not disappointed. Soft, fluffy cake, vanilla pudding, sweet bananas, and cool creamy whipped topping was a perfect detour from the usual fall desserts. I am definitely going to be making this recipe during the spring and summer too!