Bunny Butt Cookies

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The kids and I had so much fun making these Bunny Butt Cookies, I can’t even begin to tell you. Mostly because for a little while at our house it was “legal” to say “butt” and not get in trouble! I suppose you could call them Bunny Bottom cookies, if you wanted, it just wasn’t nearly as cute with all the giggles.

First, make your favorite sugar cookie recipe. If you don’t have one, I have a few HERE, HERE and HERE that you can make. They are all really good.

You will want to cut out larger circles for the Bunny. I used a 5″ round circle (found HERE)  for theses, or use a large cup to cut the shape with. Then I used a smaller 1″ circle for the feet.

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I actually have the Artco Cutter set that I think I picked up at a pottery store, you can see the set HERE, and have always used it on food and cookies. This little set has been INVALUABLE in the kitchen. I highly suggest having one!

Cut out 2 small circles for every large circle you cut, then bake until just before they are brown and take them out to cool.

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Now you are going to make your frosting. I have always used the same frosting recipe, well and I don’t even have a recipe for it. You take some soft butter, maybe 1/2 a stick, and about 1/2 t. of vanilla (use clear if making white frosting) then about 1/4 cup of milk. Turn your mixer on with the beaters attached and start mixing as you add in powdered sugar. This is going to take 4-6 cups powdered sugar. Beat together until it is just a tiny bit thicker then you think it perfect. If you need to add milk, do it SUPER slowly and a LITTLE bit at a time.

I separated the frosting and left one white and made one pink.

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For the Bunnt feet, I used Candy beads or pearls found HERE.  I also used a bag of the candy melts in light pink for the “pads” of the bunny feet.

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They look so pretty all done! It was hard to keep kids off them! I took a mini marshmallow and dipped it in some frosting and then dipped it in some white sprinkles that I had on hand for his little Bunny tail. You could use glitter or something like that as well. Or jus a mini marshmallow.

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I used some frosting to hold the feet on the larger cookie. They make a vary large cookie, so if you wanted to bag them up for kids to hand out, you can easily get away with one cookie per person!

I would love to see your photos if you make these adorable cookies!

Bunny Butt Cookies

Easy Bunny Biscuits

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You just can’t get any easier or cuter for Easter / Spring  then my Bunny Biscuits. In fact, they are so easy I turn them over to the kids most of the time.

When biscuits are on sale, you will want to grab some to make these. You can also use pizza crust but I have the best luck with the biscuits in a can.

This trip I accidentally grabbed the biscuits with the butter already inside. But they turned out as cute as normal, so no worries on that and it means they are just that much easier to make!

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You will want to take each biscuit and roll the biscuit out into a long snake. Cut off the end of the snake to use as the “tail” of the bunny.

Then twist the snake into a figure 8 at the bottom and leave the top open to create his ears. I like to make the ears a little “pointy” and shape them into ears.

Next you want to take the little tail you cut off and saved, and position it on the Bunnies bum. I used a little egg wash to make sure it stayed in place.

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Always make sure you have some help! :)

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I brushed mine with egg wash completely and bake them at the temperature on the biscuit tube. When they are golden brown take them out of the oven and let them cool on a cooling rack.

These wont last long, so make sure to make enough! They are always the first to go they are so cute!

 

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Want a St. Patrick’s Day inspired side for your meals? This Irish Soda Bread should hit the spot! It also makes a great compliment to Guinness Beef Stew!

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INGREDIENTS
4 cup Flour
4 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup softened Butter
1/4 cup melted Butter
1 1/4 cup Buttermilk
1 Egg

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375.
Grease a baking sheet.

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Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup buttermilk and egg to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Flour work surface.
Turn out dough and knead briefly.
Shape dough into a round shape and place on prepared sheet.

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Whisk together 1/4 cup melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk.
Brush loaf with buttermilk mixture.
Cut an X in the top of the loaf.
Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Brush with buttermilk mixture every 15 minutes or so while baking.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

Cheddar Bay Biscuits Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

Going out to eat can get expensive fast, and places like Red Lobster hook you in with the little extras and special recipes! If you crave their Cheddar Bay Biscouts, now you can make these mouth watering goodies at home!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

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INGREDIENTS (yield 9 biscuits)
BISCUITS:
2 1/2 cup Bisquick baking mix
4 tbsp cold Butter
1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
3/4 cup cold Milk
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
TOPPING:
2 tbsp Butter, melted
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Dried Parsley Flakes
pinch Salt

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400.

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Combine Bisquick and cold butter. Leave larger pieces. There should be small chunks of butter pea sized.
Add cheddar, milk and 1/4 tsp garlic.

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Mix by hand until combined, but don’t over mix.
Drop 9 equal portions onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.

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Melt 2 tbsp butter in a bowl.
Stir in garlic powder and parsley flakes.
Spread garlic butter on top of biscuits.

 

Pot O’ Gold Fruit Platter

Fruit Platter

There is really no recipe for a fruit tray, just ideas on how you can arrange it so it fits a holiday or makes it easy to eat!

This fruit tray does both!

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The ingredients can changed as to what you can find, but look for the colors of the rainbow of course!

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I used grapes for the green and purple, but you could also use kiwi or blackberries.

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Assembly is easy, the kids can help as in any recipe I make :) But the idea is to arrange the fruit like a rainbow and make the Rollos the pot of gold at the end!

 

Rustic Crock Pot Beef Stew Recipe

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Quick and easy to prepare, or make ahead in a freezer meal! Rustic Beef Stew is best made in a Crock Pot and allowed to simmer!

Rustic Crock Pot Beef Stew

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds Beef Roast, cubed
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 lb Potatoes cubed
  • 1 lb Baby Carrots
  • 2 stalks Celery, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Brown Gravy mix
  • 2 cup Water

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DIRECTIONS

Place meat in slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours.

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Remove bay leaf before serving.

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How to make Rainbow Cake Recipe


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We had a birthday this weekend. In our family, there is a good chance there is a birthday on any given weekend between us, my siblings and extended family!

It was for the little one and so I thought that Rainbow Cake would fit the personality!

I had made rainbow cupcakes a few times, but wanted to tackle the cake.

I used 3 white cake mixes to make the 6 layers. I also didn’t use the egg yolks so that the cake was whiter. I added 2 cups of batter to 6 bowls.

Then I made the kids leave and added all the food coloring… I have stains on clothes from previous cupcakes as justification for making kids leave :) Stir it in good.

I used regular cheap food coloring, and made purple, orange and green by mixing colors.

Grease and flour your pans good. I had 4, 9 inch round pans, so I did 4 and then had to do 2 when those were done. Use the straight side pans and not the ones that are angled like pie plates.

You can find the pans HERE.

Bake until they are done, about 20 minutes. Then carefully flip them out of the pans. and let them cool completely.

When they are cool, I slice the tops off each layer but the top so they are more flat than puffy in the middle. Plus that is the yummiest part of the cake!

Now, I make my own frosting, I really think it tastes sooooo much better it is worth it! If you use store bought, you will probably need to add some powdered sugar to make it a little thicker or your cake is going to slide around.

Put a little frosting on the plate and start with the purple layer. Then add a thin layer between each color until you get to the top. At this point I had to put my cake in the fridge to get it really cold again. When it was cold and solid, I  pulled it back out and frosted the top and sides.

This was a really tall cake! I don’t think I would want to transport it somewhere or I would really cut down the layers. But when it is done, it is really beautiful! The kids are so excited to cut it open! Even though they saw it made, they were still really giddy about eating it!

Sadly, the child that the cake was for, didn’t make it to the cake eating part…. We saved some for her so she could have it for breakfast! We are awesome parents that way!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Carrots

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Carrots

These Chocolate Covered Strawberry Carrots are so super easy to make and they look adorable when they are done! This is also something that I would have the kids help you with.

Did you grab some bags of melting chocolate in orange after Halloween on clearance?? I got lucky and did, if you didn’t see any, don’t worry you can get some from Hobby Lobby or Walmart or order online HERE.

Take your strawberries and stick them in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Make sure they are completely dry when you do this.

Then melt the chocolate in the microwave as instructed on the bag. Don’t overheat.  Then you will dip them in the chocolate and place on wax paper. Chill in the freezer for a minute and they are done! EASY! 
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Carrot Strawberries

INGREDIENTS

1 lb Strawberries

8 oz Orange Candy Melting Chips

Orange Sparkling Sugar (optional)

DIRECTIONS Gently fluff stems upward on strawberries. Place strawberries in freezer for 10-15 minutes. Melt chocolate by mucrowaving for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted and smooth. Get a piece of wax or parchment paper large enough to hold all strawberries. Use a spoon to spread chocolate near the stem around the top. Holding by the stem either dip or spoon chocolate over the berry. Optionally you can sprinkle with sparkling sugar. Place on paper. By chilling in the freezer, the chocolate will set up immediately.

Easy Dessert Recipe – Chocolate Lasagna Recipe!

Chocolate Lasagna Dessert recipe

This is a super easy dessert recipe called Chocolate Lasagna! It was sent to me by a reader of Paul’s, Brenda, and we tried it last night.

It is VERY similar to a recipe my Grandma has made for a long time, she called it 5 Layer Dessert and really the only difference was the crust. My Grandma’s recipe had almost a short bread cookie crust and it took a little longer to make. This one was super easy and ( don’t tell my Grandma) tasted better!

Chocolate lasagna recipe

Grab a kid and have them put 1 bag of Oreos in a bag or food processor. Then let them crush up the oreos. They might stick to the bag but that is ok, because then they can just lick it out when you are done :)

* The middle picture is what happens when a bigger sister gets to crush the Oreos with the rolling pin and you don’t.

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Now add the melted butter to the Oreos and press into a 9×13 pan. Make the first layer, the one with cream cheese and spread over the Oreos.

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Make the chocolate pudding, and cover the cream cheese layer. Add the cool whip and mini chips and put in the fridge!

This is a super easy and no bake dessert recipe that will make you a STAR! Give it a try!

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3 Ingredient Sloppy Joes with McCormick Skillet Sauces

McCormick Skillet Sauces

 

I made another quick and easy meal last night, 3 Ingredient Sloppy Joes was a hit with my littles! I am in love with the new McCormick Skillet Sauces. Mostly because they taste like homemade and not something that you got because you were trying to just get food on the table. It actually tastes like homemade and that you spent some time making dinner instead of the 5 minutes that this dish took!

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My Kroger had the little slider rolls on sale, and my kids love the small size of these, as they can hold them and not loose all the filling out. They also keep the kids from wasting food because they are just the right size. Adults can have 2 if they need something bigger :)

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All you do is brown some hamburger and then add the Sloppy Joe skillet sauce to the cooked ground beef. It isn’t just a thin sauce, it is a chunky and thick awesome smelling addition!

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Then you just spoon the mix onto your buns and eat! My husband added some pickles and mustard to his, but the kids were happy just as it was made.

 

You can find the McCormick Skillet Mixes in Walmart, or any of your grocery stores for about $1.50. This entire meal cost me under $10 for 9 people with my coupons!

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This was a sponsored post from McCormick, all opinions are my own!