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Three Years Later

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So years ago, three actually, I ripped this recipe out of a magazine to save in my recipe book. Clearly, this was before I had ever met the totally addicting Pinterest! I kept this recipe with intent of making it for a friend’s birthday! I did not intend for it to take three years.

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The wait, although unnecessary, may have been worth it!

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Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle! continue reading for recipe

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Pizza Rolls!

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Can you smell it? Fall is near. Not too near, but close enough that my stomach is remembering pumpkin lattes and football parties. Yes, the time where grown men cry because their favorite team lost. Ok not every man, but you know, that guy who gets a little…intense at the party. If that is you, that’s ok, just blame it on the booze and your friends will forgive you in the morning. ­čśë

So where am I going with this?

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Homemade Pizza Rolls!! Continue to Recipe!

Practice Run and a Promise

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Did I get your attention? ­čÖé
I had promised some people I work with that if they helped me out with a project, I’d bake for our next meeting. They were wonderful, so now it is time to pay up!
Between you and I, it also gave me a chance to try out a cupcake idea for my daughter’s birthday!
I like to refer to these cupcakes as Strawberry Sundaes!
Want to know what the little something extra is in them?

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Berry Burst Ice Cream Oreos!
For the record, I only made enough for the team and the family to try one out, that way I don’t eat a batch of them in a night! I did have a taste however, and they were exactly how I had hoped.
Yes, I’ll confess, I totally cut corners with this recipe. I used a strawberry flavored cake mix and icing from a can (it’s Tuesday and I worked all day, cut me some slack). For my favorite homemade icing recipe, click here.

So what do you need to make these?
Vanilla icing
Strawberry cake mix (any water, oil, eggs indicated on box)
Berry Burst Ice Cream Oreos
Whoppers
Cupcake liners

Super simple!
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a cupcake tin, add cupcake liners and add an oreo to each cup.

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3. Combine ingredients for cake batter as directed on box and fill cups with mix.

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4. Bake for around 18-20 minutes or until cake is cooked through.
5. Once cupcakes are cooled completely, ice and add whopper.
6. Enjoy or resist! Whatever is your thing!!

Don’t forget, last entry for my giveaway is Thursday! Why wait till the first of the year to make one simple healthy change today!

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Teacher Appreciation Day!

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Occasionally my daughter’s school tries to do special things for their teachers. Since the teacher do lots of nice things for the families, I think it is only fair to help out whenever I can!!
Last week was teacher appreciation week. To be kind, themed meals were served to the teachers all week that were provided by the families. When I receive the list of items they were looking for, I had to go with the one I had already pinned as an idea off Pinterest!!

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The request list had cinnamon bread. I was hoping this was close enough to what the had in mind :).
It must have been just fine because when the dish came back there were only two rolls left. In my pictures, you’ll notice that I made about three times the amount of rolls. I did make a mistake however by not tripling the amount of sugar/nut mixture. Oh well, I guess that just made them lighter! I will give you the proper recipe though. The original recipe was done using a fluted pan.

Here is what you’ll need:
1 to 1 1/2 can(s) of Pillsbury Grands (I would have extra on hand just in case)
3 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup syrup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup chopped pecans

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1. Preheat on to 375 and spray pan with non stick spray.
2. In a small bowl combine melted butter and syrup.
3. In another bowl mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts.
4. Add half of syrup mixture to bottom of pan, followed by half of sugar mixture.
5. Layer biscuits so that the are touching (see original recipe below for picture of how this will look in a fluted pan.
6. Top biscuits with remaining syrup then sugar mixtures.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. If you double or triple the recipe like I did, you will probably need to it cook longer.

I see us making this recipe for our house some time around the holidays!

Original recipe I pinned was: The Jones Way…