One of my very favorite summer time dessert is this super simple lemon cake. Topped with a little cool whip it is the perfect light summery dessert to enjoy with my family! A lemon cake mix, a can of 7UP, and a container of cool whip make for a fantastic dessert to make and share. Three ingredients are all you will need to whip up this pretty little dessert that everyone in your family will love, and here’s the best part…it’s a Weight Watchers recipe so it is guilt free treat… unless, of course, you eat the entire cake. I’m also including a fun little trick to help you fancy up any dessert using DIY Sugar sprinkles in case your pantry isn’t stocked with sprinkles! The combination of these two ideas is the prefect pairing – lemon cake and sugar sprinkles!
Chocolate chip cookies, is there anyone alive that wouldn’t eat one if it was set in front of them? They are one of the simplest forms of baking happiness and sharing it with the people you love! If you love chocolate chip cookies, and especially the cookie dough – here is a great little recipe that you have got to try! Six simple ingredients are all you will need, and you don’t even have to turn on your even to enjoy this chocolaty treat. No bake chocolate chip cookie dough balls are the perfect summer time treat to make and enjoy with your kids. They are so simple and easy to make and they are sure to be a hit with anyone you decide to share them with! Just mix, roll, refrigerated, serve and watch the smiles appear.
Need a super fun activity to occupy those kiddos on a “boring” summer day. Moon or Cloud dough is your answer! This is so quick and easy, and will thrill your kids to pieces. This stuff is made with two simple household ingredients – all you need to do is mix and start playing! It has a fabulously fun texture that makes it a sensory experience for your kids. It crumbles, sifts, and separates, but can also be packed, patted and made into shapes and structures too. It’s gonna get messy, so be prepared. But the messiest days at our house are often the most fun! I recommend doing this outdoors where the kids can go crazy constructing, playing, and creating without worrying about the mess.
Just two more tasty treats to share with you from my list of Birthday goodies. Here is a version of a cupcake that will send kids of any age into a tizzy. If you know anyone that loves Nerds candies you have got to make them a batch of these fun loving little cupcakes. What do you get when you combine a boxed cake mix, some frosting, and an entire box of Nerd candies? Sheer childhood dreams coming true, if you ask me. Who didn’t love dumping those little Nerd candies into their mouth as a kid? Now, infuse some cupcakes with them, frost that, and then dip the entire cupcake into a pile of candy. Add them to your cupcakes and you have a treat for a kid at any age or for an adult who is just a kid at heart!
Birthdays are a big deal, but making a cake doesn’t have to be. Here is a simple way to turn an ordinary boxed cake mix into a very special birthday cake adorned with that special person’s age adorning the top. Choose the birthday boy or girl’s favorite flavor of cake mix, bake and decorate it with just a extra supplies. Prepacked frosting, a number cut from paper, and 2 different kinds of sprinkles is all you will need to make a boxed cake go from ordinary to extra special. This sweet little cake is fit for a princess at any age and is as easy to make and decorate as mixing up a prepacked cake mix, baking it and frosting it with prepackaged frosting. This is such a fun way to totally tailor any cake for any occasion without spending hours making it! Change up the colors, sprinkles, and flavor to suit absolutely any occasion that is worth celebrating!
Your child’s birthday is the perfect opportunity to find creative ways to celebrate them, and the things that they love. When my son requested an Angry Bird dirt cake for his birthday, I had to improvise and make something that was quick, easy, and super fun for his special day! This spin on the classic dirt cake would be perfect for anyone that loves Angry Birds! This is an easy dessert to put together, and anything that is simple to make and thrills your kids is the perfect combination for a birthday celebration! This light tasty filling layered into a trifle dish with Oreos and topped with colorful Angry Bird figures is as simple as it gets, but makes a big impact at a party, especially if the Birthday boy loves those naughty piggies and mad birds!
I love making Valentines Day just a little bit out of the ordinary for my kids. Things like a special packed lunch at school, heart shaped doughnuts for breakfast, an afterschool scarvenger hunt or a special dessert are just a few of the things that I have done to make their Valentine’s day special. It doesn’t take a lot of extra time, or money to make their day exciting. Here is a great recipe that is perfect for any get together where you need to feed a crowd, or a special after dinner treat for your family that is made with love. We will be enjoying this on Valentine’s day as a special treat. It is super simple, fast, tasty, and festive topped with red cherry pie filling that your family is sure to love.
Here is one last Holiday treat idea for you all. We will be making our Christmas cookies this weekend and here is a never favorite on our families list of cookies to bake for Christmas time. Mint creme and special red holiday oroes turn from good to amazing after they are dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with candy cane pieces. These are easy to make and taste great too! They are super fun and festive to make during the holidays and will be a hit at any holiday gathering. We have made three batches of these so far this year and let’s just say they are a new favorite.
The holidays get hectic, their is no doubt about it, and if you are in charge of feeding the family, or entertaining – planning ahead is key to you enjoying your holiday. One of the things that I love most about Christmas morning is our leisurely morning in our pajamas huddled around the Christmas tree. Here is a great way to avoid spending those precious moments in the kitchen and still serve your family a warm and tasty breakfast on Christmas morning. This quick, easy recipe for cinnamon french toast bakes up in the oven so you don’t have to stand flipping toast on the griddle. Throw it together, and get back to your family while it bakes.
A lot of people take their kids apple picking as a great family friendly activity this time of the year. We too have made it a tradition and I have found and tried many great ways to preserve and use all of those beautiful apples. This recipe for crock pot apple butter is as easy as it gets and it is oh-so-good to share with family and friends, if you don’t eat it all yourself. It is a great way to use those apples that you picked with your family!