Cherry Coke Cupcake Recipe

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Pumpkin Recipes

The leaves are turning colors and the weather is getting cooler and the best part – Pumpkins! They are a staple this time of year. I have picked our favorite recipes to share with you.

Pumpkin Recipes

  • Chocolate Pumpkin Cake – I couldn’t resist this cake. Chocolate cake with pumpkin whipped cream, sounds delicious doesn’t it!
  • Pumpkin Snickerdoodles –  I love snickerdoodles. It has been such a long time since I had made some. Maybe I will have to try these out and see how they taste.
  • Pumpkin Pie Lasagna  – No, it doesn’t involve pasta noodles. If you don’t feel like turning on your oven, this is a heavenly treat that fits the bill.
  • Pumpkin Roll – Pumpkin Rolls are a staple for many people’s holiday dinners. How could I not put this on the list.
  • Pumpkin Chai Latte – Fall is when a lot of the coffee shops start bringing out their pumpkin spiced coffee. If you are not a coffee drinker, you may want to try this recipe out.
  • Pumpkin Coffee Creamer – Those of you that like your coffee and don’t want to spend the money on a coffee house cup of coffee, try this creamer out.
  • Sriracha Pumpkin Soup – It is very hard for me to think of pumpkin being used in actual food. I think of more desserts. This would be great on a cold day.
  • Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo – I am a pasta lover. This is just screaming to me to make this.
  • Pumpkin Penne with Parmesan – Another pasta dish that looks divine.
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes – These cupcakes are so yummy with the cream cheese frosting. (image below)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Hope you enjoyed this collection of pumpkin recipes. What are some of your favorites?

Witch’s Cauldron Halloween Cake Pops Recipe

I wanted to make some super fun treats for Halloween and decided to make some Witch’s Cauldrons.

Witch's Cauldron Halloween Cake Pops Aren’t these cake pops cute!! I loved making them. They do take a little bit more work than the single colored cake pops but they are worth it! You would be the talk of the party if you made these.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Witch's Cauldron Halloween Cake Pops Recipe
  • 1 box cake
  • 1 container of icing
  • candy melts (I used black, yellow, and vibrant green)
  • sugar pearls - green
  • edible markers (red)
  • cake pop sticks
  • Styrofoam (to place your cake pops in to dry)
  1. Make your box cake according to the instructions using a 9x13 pan.
  2. Once your cake is cool, crumble the cake in a large bowl.
  3. Add icing a little bit at a time until you easily form a ball and it sticks together well.
  4. Make into balls and place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet.
  5. Freeze the balls for at least 2 hours.
  6. After the 2 hours is up, melt the black candy melts.
  7. Dip a cake pop stick into the candy melt and place it in a ball. Repeat.
  8. Then dip the cake pops into the black candy melt to fully cover the cake pops and place them on a wax paper covered cookie sheet. This will create a flat bottom for the cauldron.
  9. Once the black candy has hardened, melt a bit of the yellow candy melt.
  10. Place the melted yellow candy melts in zip-lock bag. Cut a small hole in a corner that will allow you to pipe the yellow onto the base of the cauldrons to create the fire.
  11. Once the Yellow is dry, take your red edible marker to add to the fire.
  12. Place the sticks into the Styrofoam so you can work on the top of the cauldrons.
  13. Melt some of the vibrant green candy melts. Place it in a zip-lock back like the yellow.
  14. Pipe the green onto the top of the cauldron and even drop some down the side to make the brew.
  15. Take a toothpick and make swirls in the brew. Place some of the green sugar pearls on the brew before the candy melt dries.

These cake pops turned out O-So-Good! They were a big hit around this house.


Have you ever tried making cake pops? What tips and tricks do you have?

Root Beer Cupcakes Recipe

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Nacho Dip Recipe

Anytime I need a dip for an occasion, Nacho Dip is my go-to dip. I absolutely love it. Since the Super Bowl is coming up very quickly, I thought I would share this recipe with you.

Nacho Dip Recipe

Like I said, this will be great for game day or any occasion. We have even had it at Christmas gatherings. My whole family loves it.

Nacho Dip Recipe
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  • 1½ pounds of Ground Beef
  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 2 pounds of Velveeta
  • 1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup of Picante Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of Chili Powder
  1. Brown your hamburger and onion.
  2. Drain and place in crock pot.
  3. Cube the Velveeta and add to the crock pot.
  4. Add in cream of mushroom soup, Picante Sauce, and chili powder.
  5. Dip is ready to serve once the cheese has melted. (my crock pot will have it ready in 1 hour on high)
  6. Stir as needed so it doesn't burn.
Serve with your favorite dipping chips.


What is your favorite dip?

Spaghetti with Oil, Garlic, and Spices Recipe

I love pasta. It is my weakness. Spaghetti is usually what I cook most times but my husband gets tired of the tomato sauce. I was wanting pasta so I compromised and found something without the sauce.

Spaghetti with Oil, Garlic and Spices

I did change the amount of red pepper that goes into this recipe. I made it and it was way to spicy. We burned our mouths on it. So the recipe is updated to the amount that won’t make you run for water.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Spaghetti with Oil, Garlic, and Spices Recipe
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  • 1 pound of Spaghetti
  • ½ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried Basil
  • 1½ teaspoon fresh Oregano
  • 2 teaspoon of dried Oregano
  • 2 tablespoon dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  1. Cook Spaghetti according to directions and drain.
  2. In a large saute pan, heat the oil.
  3. Add the garlic, basil, fresh and dried oregano, parsley, black pepper, and red pepper. Immediately turn off the heat.
  4. Add the spaghetti to the sauce and toss till well covered.

Do you have any good recipes for pasta?

Black Bean Truffles Recipe

I have always wanted to try my hand at making truffles. I picked a healthy recipe to try first. These Black Bean Truffles are great source of protein and they taste just like dark chocolate! No one had any idea there were black beans in this recipe until I told them.

Black Bean Truffles Recipe

I have to admit when I was making these, they do not smell good. I kept thinking to myself, “how are these going to be good?” . Trust me, it is worth it.

Black Bean Truffles Recipe
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Serves: 12
  • 1 15.5 oz can of Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1½ tbsp Coconut Oil
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2½ tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Chocolate Pudding Powder
  • 5½ tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 package of Chocolate Almond Bark
  1. Mix beans, coconut oil, vanilla, and honey in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Transfer the bean mix to a large bowl and stir in the cocoa powder.
  3. Place the bowl in the fridge for about 20 minutes. (you want the mixture to be firm)
  4. Remove the mixture and roll into 1 inch balls.
  5. Place on a flat tray covered with wax paper.
  6. Place back in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  7. Melt your Almond Bark.
  8. Remove your balls (reshape as needed) and using a toothpick, dip each ball into the almond bark.
  9. Place them back on to your tray to cool.
  10. Add sprinkles if you desire.
  11. Keep in the fridge.
Keep hands damp while rolling your truffles.

What type of truffles do you enjoy?

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole is by far my family’s favorite food. It is so easy to make and is hard to stop at one serving. It is more of a side dish but sometimes, it turns into the actual meal.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Once you try this recipe, your family is going to want you making all the time too!

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe
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Serves: 5-6
  • 2 pounds of Hash Browns
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • 1 tsp of Pepper
  • 1 tbs of dried onions
  • 1 cup of Sour Cream
  • 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 2 cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cups of crushed Corn Flakes
  • ¼ cup of melted Butter
  1. In a very large bowl, mix hash browns, salt, pepper, sour cream, chicken soup, and cheese together.
  2. Place in a greased 9x13 pan.
  3. Sprinkle the corn flakes over the hash brown mix.
  4. Pour the butter over the corn flakes.
  5. Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 45 min.
If you want to use real onions: saute 1 cup of chopped onions, ½ tsp oleo, and the pepper. Then Mix in with everything.


Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

So today the weather is pretty crappy. It is freezing raining out there. BRRR! I decided to curl up with a cup of Hot Chocolate. I didn’t have any packets and I sure wasn’t going out to get some, so I made my own.

Hot Chocolate

I have to admit, this is WAY better than packet hot chocolate. It doesn’t take much to make as well.

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe
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Serves: 2
  • 2 Tbs Cocoa
  • 3 Tbs Sugar
  • Dash of Salt
  • ¼ cup of hot Water
  • 1½ cups of Milk
  1. Stir together cocoa, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan.
  2. Stir in the water and heat over medium heat, stir constantly.
  3. Once it boils, boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add Milk slowly while stirring. Heat thoroughly. Do Not Boil
  5. Remove from heat, give it a few more stirs.
  6. Serve Hot with Marshmallows or my favorite Reddiwhip.


Eggnog Cheesecake Recipe

I have never made cheesecake. Since the Christmas is fast approaching, I decided to try making cheesecake with a little bit of eggnog.

Eggnog Cheesecake

You will need to make sure the cream cheese is softened. I didn’t quite wait long enough.

Eggnog Cheesecake Recipe
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Serves: 15
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 4 - 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • Ground nutmeg
  1. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Press the crumbs into a 9x13 pan.
  3. Beat the cream cheese, ⅔ cup of sugar, eggnog and vanilla together.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed.
  5. Gently pour the mixture over the crumb crust
  6. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes.
  7. Let the cheesecake cool, then place in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  8. Add the nutmeg to the top of the cheesecake before serving.


Do you have a favorite eggnog recipe?