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Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes

Source: sweetlittlethang.wordpress.com – by sweetlittlethang

These are a really cute idea for a get together. If you put only one “meatball” on per cupcake and serve a bunch on a tray it looks like a HUGE bowl of spaghetti!

Spaghetti & Meatball cupcakes

Ingredients:
■12 baked and cooled vanilla cupcakes
■Homemade or store bought classic vanilla frosting
■1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
■3/4 cup low sugar strawberry preserves (low sugar has the best color)
■3 drops yellow food coloring
■12 hazelnut chocolates (Ferrero Rocher), unwrapped
■2 tablespoons grated white chocolate plus additional chunk for garnish

Step 1-Tint the vanilla frosting with the cocoa powder and yellow food coloring. Spread a thin layer of tinted frosting on top of the cupcakes. Arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter, touching.

Step 2-Spoon the remaining tinted frosting into a ziplock bag. Snip a small corner from the bag. Now have fun piping the frosting all over the cupcakes to make the noodles. Make sure to pile it high and have some of the frosting hang over the edges of the cupcakes.

Step 3-Toss the hazelnut chocolates with the strawberry preserves in a medium bowl to coat. Spoon some of the preserves on top of each cupcake. Place a hazelnut chocolate on top of each cupcake, and one on the platter. Top cupcakes with the remaining strawberry preserves.

Step 4-Sprinkle the grated white chocolate over the cupcakes.

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Box of Chocolates Cupcakes

Box of Chocolates Cupcakes.

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Berries with Champagne Cream

Source: www.tasteofhome.com

 Berries with Champagne Cream

This recipe came from a cooking class I attended at a local department store. I first served it to my husband on Valentine’s Day, but now I make it for Christmas as well. —Michele Fehring, Fishers, Indiana
6 Servings
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup Imperial Sugar® / Dixie Crystals® Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Champagne
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, beat egg yolks and sugar with a portable mixer until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually beat in Champagne.
  • Place the saucepan over low heat. With a portable mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Continue beating over low heat until mixture reaches 160°, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes.
  • Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard.
  • Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Fold in whipped cream.
  • Spoon three-quarters of the Champagne cream into stemmed glasses.
  • Top with berries. Spoon remaining Champagne cream over berries.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving equals 267 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 300 mg cholesterol, 19 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.
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Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Skeleton Cupcakes

Source:  Woman’s Day – By Frank P

Who could resist a cute cupcake with a skeletal frame comprised of a marshmallow skull and yogurt mini pretzel ribs supported by a lollipop stick? Whip up a batch of these bony characters with your favorite cake mix and canned frosting.

Photo – Kate Sears

Serves: 18

Total Time: 1 hr 30 min

Prep Time: 45 min

Ingredients

  • 1 box(es) (18.25 oz) white cake mix
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • cup(s) canola oil
  • 2 can(s) (16 oz each) vanilla frosting

Decoration

  • 18 marshmallows
  • 4-in. lollipop sticks
  • Black food color
  • Decorating pen
  • Black writing gel
  • 72 yogurt-covered mini-pretzels

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 18 regular size muffin cups with white liners.
  2. Beat cake mix, egg whites, milk and oil in large bowl with mixer on low speed 1 minute until blended; increase speed to medium and continue to beat 2 minutes or until batter is smooth. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each 2⁄3 full.
  3. Bake 20 to 22 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes before removing cupcakes to rack to cool completely. Frost cupcakes with vanilla frosting.
  4. To decorate: Slightly flatten marshmallows with palm of your hand. Insert a lollipop stick into each marshmallow. With the black decorating pen, using photo as a guide, draw the skeleton mouth along the bottom of each marshmallow. Draw 2 nostrils above the middle of the mouth, as shown. Make the eyes with dabs of the black writing gel.
  5. For each skeleton, carefully thread the stick end of the marshmallow head through the small hole of a pretzel, slowly twisting the pretzel from side to side as you push it up toward the head, stopping about 1⁄2 in. below the head. Secure the pretzel in position with a dab of frosting. Add 2 more pretzels, lining them up, to resemble the rib cage, securing with dabs of frosting. Stick the skeleton into the top of a cupcake. To make the arms, carefully cut a pretzel in half with a serrated knife and attach to

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Strawberry Shortcake Shortcake!

Source:Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons –  kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com 

I decided to make some girly goodies yesterday with my youngest toddler while my older boys were out for the day.  My favorite toys growing up were Strawberry Shortcake and Barbies.  I remember getting my Strawberry Shortcake dolls back in the late 70’s when I was 4 or 5.  I collected all of them with all the accessories.  I still have them thinking I could pass them down..guess I will have to wait for granddaughters for that!:)
I thought it would be cute to make strawberry shortcake actually look like Strawberry Shortcake! It’s pretty easy to make and would be super cute for a Strawberry Shortcake party or just a fun treat to make for your little girls that love Strawberry Shortcake.  I am so glad they have kept them around.  Of course I think the originals are better, but we always think what we grew up with is better..right?!
Strawberry Shortcake Shortcake
Pre Packaged Mini Shortcakes
Strawberries
Whipped Cream Spray
Mini Chocolate Chips
1 Mini Marshmallow
Take the pre packaged mini shortcakes and flip them over to the back side. If the back side is a darker color then just slice it off with a knife.  Place it in a small bowl.  Cut out a nose with the cut off scraps using kitchen scissors. Cut a mini marshmallow in half for the eyes. Place on 2 mini chocolate chips for the pupils.  We also used mini chocolate chips to make freckles and eye lashes.
For the hair you want to cut a large strawberry in half.  Slice the half and place the slices grouped together on the top of the shortcake. Then fan out the strawberry slices.  Do the same for the other side. Take a couple of the slices and cut in half for the middle hair.    We cut another strawberry in half with a knife and then cut out little circles using a kitchen knife.  Cut a small strawberry in half to place on the top of the hat.
Spray on whipped cream spray for the hat.  Then decorate with the strawberry cut out circles and strawberry half for the top. You can also make this ahead of time and store in the refrigerator leaving off the whipped cream.  Spray that on before you serve.  You could make them all in advance a day ahead and put them in the freezer and then thaw them out a hour or so before you serve them.

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Red, White & Fun: Fourth of July Party Ideas

Source: www.parents.com – by Joy Howard

Declare July 4th a day of delights with this patriotic ideas for celebrating with friends and decorating your home.
Star-spangled ParfaitStar-spangled ParfaitColorful layers of flavored gelatin and whipped cream give our light and tasty dessert its banner good looks.

For four servings, make one box each of red and blue gelatin according to the package directions. In tall, clear glasses, alternate layers of red gelatin and whipped topping (we used Cool Whip), as shown. Top with the blue gelatin. (For the fruity version on our cover, substitute raspberries and blueberries.) Finish with a slice of star fruit.

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10 Recipes To Make Popsicles at Home

 Source: www.tipjunkie.com – by

How to make popsicles that are tasty and fun to make.  You’ll love these homemade popsicles that include ice popsicles, real fruit recipes, as well as cool shapes and flavors!

How To Make Popsicles

all crafts 10 Recipes To Make Popsicles at Home

1.  Pineapple Orange  Banana Popsicles ~ Made of nothing but fruit, you don’t have to feel an ounce of guilt eating these yummy Summer treats.  You could even let the kids have them for/with breakfast!  Or break them out for dessert and they will never miss the extra sugar.

all crafts 10 Recipes To Make Popsicles at Home

2.  Frozen Pudding Pops ~ These recipes take homemade frozen treats to a whole new level, and the kids will love to help them.  Yummy recipes include mint-chocolate cookie, blueberry-lemon cheesecake, cherry-almond fudge, pina-colada, peanut butter banana, and strawberries and cream.

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3.  Almond Chocolate Biscotti Popsicles ~ Chocolate lovers alert!  This crunchy, chocolately biscotti popsicle is going to delight the adults and the kids.  I bet the kids will even eat the almonds!

all crafts 10 Recipes To Make Popsicles at Home

4.  Easy Fudge Pops ~ Step by step directions for making your own fudge pops!  You probably already have the ingredients for these in your pantry, and they will cost you a fraction of what the store made popsicles cost.  I have also found these to be a great low-calorie way to curb a chocolate craving.

Popsicle Ice Pops

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5.  Strawberry Basil & Blackberries and Cream Ice Pops ~  These delicious sounding ice pop recipes were made using ice pop molds bought at a local retailer and the flavors blend really well, according to the author!  {wink}

all crafts 10 Recipes To Make Popsicles at Home

6.  Patriotic Popsicles ~  If you are planning an all day 4th of July celebration, set out the supplies for the popsicles early in the day and let the kids construct their own delicious and healthy combinations.  Then freeze them to be enjoyed while sitting outside watching fireworks.

Ice Popsicles

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7.  Red, White and Blue Ice Pops ~ These fun and frosty ice pops are not only a great way to cool off during your Patriotic barbecue, but they are a great way to get the kids involved while preparing for the party.  Put them to work creating these patriotic pops.

all crafts 10 Recipes To Make Popsicles at Home

8.  Cherry Limeade Pops ~ This recipe for cherry limeade pops is sure to be a favorite this summer!  It’s tangy and tart and looks absolutely delicious!

Homemade Popsicles

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9.   Green Smoothie Popsicles ~ The sweetness of the fruit masks the green veggies hidden in these popsicles. The kiddos will never know!

all crafts 10 Recipes To Make Popsicles at Home

10.  Strawberry Shortcake Pops ~ This incredible looking popsicle only uses 3 ingredients!  Strawberries, Greek yogurt and Nilla wafers.  Layer them in a plastic cup and throw in a spoon and you have a party worthy treat!

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