TWIX Bites Ice Cream Parfaits

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While I am not the biggest ice cream eater once in awhile I like to have my TWIX fix and what better to pair it with in this heat! TWIX Bites are perfect in TWIX Bites Ice Cream parfaits. Simply layer them in a cute containers and top with more TWIX Bites and put them in the freeze. These will be adorable for our Memorial Day BBQ. What do you have planned for dessert?

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I visited Walmart while shopping for groceries and got a glimpse of the in store demo. I like to see what they make and get to try the items before I buy. That’s where my inspiration for these TWIX Bites Ice Cream parfaits came from.  I thought how adorable this would be and I know my teenagers and most definitely the other half would like them. I can’t seem to keep them out of them.

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 Just pick up the bites on the candy aisle and don’t forget to use this coupon below!

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Receive $1.00 off when you buy two 2.83 oz. or larger bags OR $3.00 off when you buy two 6 oz. or larger bags.

You can use any ice cream flavor that you would like. My family likes buttered pecan ice cream. Matched with caramel and crunch of the TWIX it’s just a merried match!  I could also see this going well with a simple vanilla. What would you make your parfait with?

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Now are you ready for the recipe? Do you promise to share this on Pinterest first? Haha! Just kidding! But if you would like to you may use the share buttons below or you can follow along on all social media via #EatMoreBites.

TWIX Bites Ice Cream Parfaits
Serves 2
Buttered pecan ice cream layered with TWIX Bites and topped with TWIX bites. Frozen to perfection.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup ice cream; buttered pecan or your choice
  2. 16 pieces TWIX Bites
Instructions
  1. In any container of your choice, add in some ice cream and then add in four bites. Add more ice cream and top with four more bites broken up for a delicious topped look.
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Milky Way Simply Caramel Torte Parfait

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Milky Way Simply Caramel BITES are just too perfect for the various parfaits I like to make. I have to say that topping a parfait off with these bad boys just screams out to me as “Please, Eat Me!”. I saved these little parfait cups from a local restaurant because they were just too cute and well I knew I had this post coming up. I decided that this Milky Way Simply Caramel Torte Parfait would be perfect in them. They are just too darn cute and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter. All you have to do is add a sticker and wham you have something spectacular and seasonal!

Milky Way Simply Caramel Parfait - Mooshu JenneOH! I also have a coupons for you to save some funds on purchasing these super duper yummy Milky Way Simply Caramel BITES and 3 Musketeers BITES. I picked them up at Walmart for cheap!

Receive $0.75 off when you buy (2) 2.83 oz. bags or $3.00 off when you buy (2) 6 oz. bags or larger

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I just love that while I am trying to make these delicious parfaits with Milky Way Simply Caramel BITES that the other half and my daughter are trying to eat them all. He always tells me I need to make more posts like this. Really? Haha! My general response to that is if I can keep you from eating them all in the process we’d be all good! 

To top off how cute these bad boys are I have a free printable for you with Easter themed stickers that you can print and stick all over whatever container, jar, or small cup you use to serve these in. Top download it just click here Easter Printable. Just print and punch out with a larger sized hole punch. You can find them at any craft store.

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What’s your favorite of the two? 3 Musketeers BITES or Milky Way Simply Caramel BITES? To follow along with the conversion use the hashtags #EatMoreBites #CollectiveBias. Now for the simple recipe for these Milky Way Simply Caramel BITES.

Milky Way Simply Caramel Torte Parfait
Serves 6
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
For Torte
  1. 1 cup water
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 stick and 1 tablespoon unsalted butter; diced
  4. 18 ounces semisweet chocolate; chopped finely
  5. 6 large eggs
For Pudding
  1. 1 box milk chocolate pudding or pre-made milk chocolate pudding cups.
For Parfait
  1. Above ingredients
  2. Milky Way Simply Caramel BITES
  3. 3 Musketeers BITES
  4. Chocolate syrup of choice
For Torte
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 9-inch-diameter spring form pan. Line bottom of the spring form pan with parchment paper; make sure to butter the parchment paper. Wrap three layers of foil around the outside of pan. Foil must come to the top of rim. Combine water and sugar in small sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently until the sugar completely dissolves. Simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Melt butter in large sauce pan over low heat. Slowly add chocolate and whisk until smooth. Whisk sugar mixture slowly into chocolate. Add eggs to chocolate mixture and whisk until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Place cake pan in large roasting pan. Add enough hot water to roasting pan to come halfway up sides of cake pan. Bake cake until center no longer moves when pan is gently shaken, about 50 to 55 minutes. Remove from water bath; transfer to a rack. Cool completely.
For Pudding
  1. Mix according to directions or use pre-made pudding.
For Parfait
  1. Pour chocolate syrup in the bottom of the container. Add in some Milky Way Simply Caramel BITES and torte. Top with pudding. Repeat process. Once you are at the top of your container top with chocolate syrup and Milky Way Simply Caramel BITES. Put in refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving. This will allow the syrup to harden a little.
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Lucky Charms Blondies

With St.Patrick’s Day just almost a week away I wanted to bring you a simple cute dessert that you can make for the family.  It’s spring break here! That always means my daughter’s birthday is coming. Her birthday always lands during spring break. This time it’s on a Friday! We are doing a complete Frozen inspired theme even though she’s going to be 14. I kind of begged her to let me though she is having just as much fun with it as I am.  Anyway, during spring break I like to make goodies that are easy that they can munch on and get into the spirit of the upcoming holiday. These Lucky Charms Blondies are perfect for that. Not very many ingredients, easy to put together, and do not take long to bake. Plus they do turn out too cute!

Lucky Charms Blondies - Mooshu JenneThese Lucky Charms Blondies can be made with or without some Lucky Charms on top. That’s up to you if you want the crunch. You can also change it up with any kind of cereal you would like to add. If you want the bars to be thicker simply double the recipe. You can add food coloring to the cake mix to make them match any holiday too! I left them without food coloring here so you could see the colors. Next time I want to do these with fruity pebbles. My son, Chancelor, keeps saying he would like to have them with Oops All Berries from Cap’n Crunch.

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Here is a few more recipes from our Foodelicious St. Patrick’s Day Round Up. Hope you take some time to stop and check out these other recipes! You can follow along with hashtag #Foodelicious.

Pary Moppins – Cabbage

Memories by the Mile – Shamrock Shake 

Captivating Corner – Irish Soda Bread

Little Family Adventure – Shepherd’s Pie

Hearts and Home  – Drunken Pot Roast

Here is the recipe for the Lucky Charms Blondies!

Lucky Charms Blondies
Serves 9
Cake batter blondies with Lucky Charms.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 box yellow cake mix
  2. 1/4 cup milk
  3. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1/2 cup Lucky Charms; crushed
  6. 1/4 cup Lucky Charms; for sprinkling top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking pan or casserole dish with oil. Size of baking dish will make the difference of the thickness of the bar. If you would like them thicker you may also double the recipe.
  2. In a large bowl add in yellow cake mix, milk, vegetable oil, crushed Lucky Charms and egg. Mix well together. Mixture will be thick.
  3. Layer into baking dish and press down with spatula or hands. Top with Lucky Charms. This is optional. Bake for 25 minutes until edges are light golden brown. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving.
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Blood Orange Panna Cotta

Did I ever tell you how much I love panna cotta? It is this simple little dessert that you can put together in a matter of minutes. Stuff it away into the freeze and it comes out just too pretty. You can dress it up with just about anything you can think up. It always looks so elegant. The taste is never overwhelming and super sugary. Pairing blood orange syrup with it has to put it at the top of my list as a dessert. Blood Orange Panna Cotta is the perfect dessert to serve up to the one you love. Give them something extra special. 

Blood Orange Panna Cotta via Mooshu Jenne

The blood orange syrup that tops it is quite tart! Tarty desserts are my personal favorite. Not the largest fan of desserts that are loaded with sugar that you get those weird sugar sweats. What kind of desserts do you prefer? 

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Got these adorable heart bowls from World Market. I could spend way to much money in that store. Honestly, I think I probably already do. Do you have a special place you like to buy adorable dishes for special occasions? I wanted these hearts originally for chicken pot pie but my other half doesn’t like it. I will save it for special desserts though. It really puts the love in the dish when it’s served up in a heart. Pretty much perfect for Valentine’s Day. 

Blood Orange Panna Cotta
Serves 2
Vanilla panna cotta topped with blood orange syrup.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 20 min
For Blood Orange Syrup
  1. 4 blood oranges; juiced
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
For Vanilla Panna Cotta
  1. 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  4. 2 packages of gelatin
  5. 1 tablespoon water
For Vanilla Panna Cotta
  1. In a non stick pan, add heavy cream and sugar and bring to a low boil. In a small bowl add in gelatin, vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon water. Once boiling lower heavy cream mixture and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes while mixture thickens. Add in gelatin mixture and whisk well. Let cool to room temperature before pouring into ramekins. Once the mixture is cooled add it to the ramekins and place in refrigerator overnight or for 8 hours.
For Blood Orange Syrup
  1. In a non stick pot, add in juice from blood oranges and sugar. Bring to a low boil and simmer until mixture thickens to desired syrup texture. Let cool before serving.
Notes
  1. I love to freeze my panna cotta. It really reminds me of a tasty ice cream with half the sugar.
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Please take a moment and check out these other fantastic Valentine’s recipes from these fabulous bloggers! You can also follow along with hashtag #foodelicious on Pinterest and Twitter.

Call Me PMC –  Red Velvet Cookie Dough Truffles 

The Baking Fairy – Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes for Two 

Homegrown & Healthy – Valentine’s Day Chocolate Hand Pies 

Pary Moppins – Valentine’s Kisses 

Savvy In The Kitchen – Nutella Cheesecake Bars 

A Conquered Mess – White Chocolate Raspberry Bark 

Little Family Adventure – Strawberry Soup 

Life a Little Brighter – Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart 

Bespangled Jewelry – Valentine’s Day Strawberry Brownie Hearts 

Tempting Thyme – Special K Bars

Lusikkaleivät – Finnish Teaspoon Cookies

Yesterday was the first day of winter break and I had to con my kids into making cookies with me. Nothing to extreme just one free present from under the tree. They always sucker me in somehow or is it the other way around ;) We made Lusikkaleivät  also known as Finnish Teaspoon Cookies with homemade cranberry jam in the center.  Super simple and just perfect to add into a tin for Christmas sharing.

Lusikkaleivät Finnish Teaspoon Cookies

Went with a bit of dark photography since the weather is doom and gloom here. I love this weather though. The rain is nice I just hope the tornadoes stay away this holiday season for everyone. No one needs that. Just counting the days until Christmas Eve now. It’s tradition in Czech to open gifts on Christmas Eve so we do them then to honor my sweet V’s heritage. The rest is mine with a huge pot of spaghetti sauce from a recipe that was passed down in our family for generations; which we have on Christmas Day. Plus, I make as many Finnish cookies as possible in honor of my Nordic side. This Christmas Eve we will have family over briefly and then head to his parent’s house for a Czech feast! What are your plans this holiday season?

Lusikkaleivät Finnish Teaspoon Cookies

My contribution to the meal will be a New York style cheesecake with a cranberry syrup for topping. Cranberries just scream Christmas to me. The sweet tart is one of my favorites of the season. Yes, I am aware that many don’t like cranberries but I feel it may just be the fact that they tried cranberry juice, which can be bitter, and think they don’t like them. Wrong! Try the jam or something with cranberries with added sugar. Even better try it with duck or turkey if you are a meat person. Do you like cranberries? Why or why not? Comment below :)

Here is the recipe for the Lusikkaleivät – Finnish Teaspoon Cookies. Hopefully soon I will have my 50MM lens and my photography might get even better! Those and pair of red leather Tieks.

I would love to hear about your traditions below. Happy Holidays!

Lusikkaleivät
Yields 30
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Total Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter; 2 sticks
  2. 1 egg
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon vanilla
  5. 3 cups plain flour
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. Cranberry jam
  8. Powdered confectioner's sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter. Combine flour, baking soda, and sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer. Mix for 30 seconds. Add egg, butter, and vanilla. Mix until mixture is well combined and becomes a dough.
  3. To shape the cookies, press dough firmly into a teaspoon. Gently use your thumb to remove the dough; try to retain the shape. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until just barely browned. Allow to cool on the baking sheet.
  4. Spread cranberry jam on the flat side of each cookie. Add a second cookie to form a sandwich. Using a sifter, dust the cookies with confectioner's sugar.
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Cranberry Curd

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One of the best part of the holidays for me is making treats to gift. Whether it be for a neighbor or friend or maybe evening a way to pay it forward in the community. This Cranberry Curd is a break off of the Tangerine Curd listed on Land O’Lakes holiday guide. It’s great for a seasonal gift and packages so simply into a jar. Just add ribbon or you can mod podge the lid with scrapbook paper.

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Cranberry curd can be easily made and serves up well on toast, cookies, or crackers. I love to make it for future use to make dessert too. Great way to give a gift and help out a friend on a holiday dessert!

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Save the left over cranberries when making the curd to use in a cranberry jam. This and more cranberries will make a beautiful jam to add to any cookie. Today, I am making some Finnish spice cookies topped with cranberry jam to pay it forward. I hope to deliver them to the nursery home that took care of my grandmother before she passed. Sometimes the elderly are forgotten and at Christmas they definitely should not be.

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Here is the simple recipe and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below the recipe!

Cranberry Curd
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Ingredients
  1. 1 bag of cranberries
  2. 1 1/4 cup water
  3. 3 egg yolks
  4. 1 whole egg
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 4 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
Instructions
  1. In a medium non stick pot, combine cranberries and water and simmer over medium heat. Cook until the cranberries pop and the liquid bubbles. The mixer will start to thicken. You may help mash the cranberries with a silicone spatula. Push the cranberries through a strainer, pressing well with your silicone spatula. Be sure to scrape all the puree from the underside of the strainer into a bowl. Reserve cranberries for a jam. Set aside juice to cool.
  2. Whisk together the three egg yolks and one whole egg until combined. Add in sugar and whisk until a light yellow cream color. Add cranberry juice to same non stick medium pot and combine the egg mixture to the cranberry puree whisking until well blended. Place over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the curd thickens and can coat the back of a wooden spoon. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in cubed butter one tablespoon at a time. Pour into a jar and let cool in refrigerator.
  3. Decorate lid and give as a gift or save for a toast or a beautiful dessert.
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Pumpkin Spiced Latte & Iced Cranberry Coffee Bread

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Coffee is the one thing everyone in my house loves. While I don’t drink it, I love it in breads and cake! It’s great because I can always have fun baking iced cranberry coffee bread with my teenagers and share it with the household over tea and coffee. Not to mention my oldest son’s two friends that are always over here.

pumpkin spiced latte iced cranberry coffee bread

This time of year comes so much planning that it is nice to have a little time to bake with my teenagers. I enjoy talking about everything that is going on. We get to enjoy coffee and treats while connecting about everything in life. It makes those moments when everything is just moving to fast during the holidays so much more precious. My son with his band, my daughter with her play, and my oldest with ideas on a career. It’s these times over a pumpkin spiced latte and iced cranberry coffee bread that we can slow the process and make memories.

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coffeemate pumpkin spice powder

Check out this digital magazine to get great ideas for the holiday with Nestle & Coffeemate featured in it! I also have a recipe below for a pumpkin spiced latte made with Powdered Pumpkin Spice Coffeemate creamer and Nescafe Taster’s Choice instant coffee. Super simple to put together in a quickness for a afternoon coffee with friends or some time with the family.

pumpkin spiced latte iced cranberry coffee bread

Every Fall we break out the decor and have fun decorating together.  Though, Thanksgiving is the funniest for me as we sit down together and go over what we would like on the menu. It’s always exciting to see what they would like to try again or change up for this year.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte & Iced Cranberry Coffee Bread
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Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
For Bread
  1. 2 1/2 cups flour
  2. 2 tablespoons baking powder
  3. 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 cup sugar
  5. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  6. 1 stick of butter; softened
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 tablespoon vanilla
  9. 2 teaspoons Nescafe Taster's Choice
  10. 1- 1 1/2 cups hot water
  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  12. 1/4 teaspoon clove
  13. 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  14. 1 can whole cranberry sauce or fresh cranberry sauce equal to the same
  15. Olive oil
  16. 2 cups powdered confectioner's sugar
  17. 2 tablespoons water
For Latte
  1. Nescafe Taster's Choice
  2. 2-3 spoonfuls of Powdered Pumpkin Spice Coffeemate creamer
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar in a the bowl of your stand mixer until smooth. Add in eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla, coffee, & cranberries.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, clove, and allspice. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients 1/2 cup at a time, until it’s all combined.
  4. Oil 2 - 9"x 5" glass loaf dish. Divide batter evenly among pans and bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when tested from the center. Let cool on wire rack before removing from dish.
  5. In a medium bowl, add powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of water. Whisk well until it becomes a thick liquid glaze. If you need more water add a drop at a time. Remove bread from glass loaf dish and top with glaze. Let dry before serving.
  6. Make coffee as directed on the back of the container. Add in powdered pumpkin spice creamer. Serve with bread.
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My lovely daughter enjoying a pumpkin spiced latte and iced cranberry coffee bread.

Menya

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Between this month and next many people will get tired of the relentless pumpkin recipe posts. Please let me add to that irritation :) Pumpkin marks one of the most beautiful times of the year. Gloomy weather, autumn colored trees, and decorated yards all scream Happy Fall! Witches on broomsticks, black cats, graveyards, and spooky set ups galore but don’t forget your apple cider with a slice of Pumpkin Pound Cake!

pumpkin pound cake

A few days ago I posted about how to roast a pumpkin for pumpkin puree. This is one of the recipes created from that puree. I swear by fresh roasted pumpkin.  The aroma when this is baking tingles your nose and beckons the spirits whom plan to haunt on All Hallow’s Eve! Can you see the speckles of flavor dripping from the whisk?

Pumpkin pound cake

Maybe we should get a little closer so you can see the pretty pumpkin spiced dough. This is a simple recipe and so fun to pass along to friends or neighbors to get the baking season going. What are your favorite recipes to share that contain pumpkin?

Pumpkin pound cake

My son harassed me over this recipe. He wouldn’t stop till he could get a slice. See his hands here pouring the icing as I photographed it. He just wanted me to finish it so badly so he could eat it all. If I let Chancelor he would eat the whole loaf on his own with hot chocolate or a spiced latte in the other hand.

pumpkin pound cake

We like a lot of icing so it really dries to the loaf. It’s amazing that they like this as they don’t like normal butter cream icing. They will scoop it right off cupcakes and cakes. Though, I admit I prefer icing rather then thick frosting on cupcakes. What do you prefer?

Remember to ice it cold and let it dry so it crumbs like this when you slice it. Let me know in the comments below what decorations are you setting up and what would you pair with this Pumpkin Pound Cake?

Pumpkin Pound Cake
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Ingredients
  1. For Pumpkin Pound Cake
  2. 3 cups all purpose flour
  3. 3 cups white sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  9. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  10. 1 cup greek yogurt plain
  11. 6 egg whites
  12. 2 cups fresh pumpkin or canned pumpkin
  13. For Cinnamon Icing
  14. 2 cups powdered sugar
  15. Water
  16. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease two glass loaf baking dishes and set aside.
  2. Add flour, spices, baking soda, and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Set to low speed for 30 seconds. Combine the sugar, Greek yogurt, and egg whites. Mix until well blended. Fold in the pumpkin puree.
  3. Pour the batter into two glass baking loaf dishes about half way up the dish and bake for 60 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Cool cake on wire rack. Remove from the loaf dish and place on parchment paper.
  4. In a small bowl add powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons water. Whisk well until consistency is like icing. If you need to add a little more water until you receive the desired texture you may do so. Add cinnamon and whisk. Pour over cooled cake and let dry before serving.
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How To Roast A Pumpkin

For years pumpkin puree out of a can went into all of my Fall baked recipes. Until two years ago, when I finally roasted a pumpkin and made my own puree. Fresh roasted pumpkin made into puree has the best taste. I just prefer it. Plus baking it smells so delicious. That’s why I want to share this post with you on How to Roast a Pumpkin. It’s simple to do and makes more then enough for two recipes.

how to roast a pumpkin

Cut off the stem with a knife. The skin will be tough so be careful. Flip pumpkin back over to it’s bottom.

how to roast a pumpkin

Get a bowl ready. Cut the pumpkin in half. This will be a little easier then cutting off the stem.

how to roast a pumpkin

Get a spoon and bowl and scoop out all the seeds into the bowl. You can see how below. Make sure to get most of the strings out.

how to roast a pumpkin

Save the seeds for a great healthy snack. I love pumpkin seeds! Trying different spices when you baked them makes such a tasty difference. Grab a casserole dish and place the pumpkin halves face down in the dish. Do not use a baking sheet or you will have a mess in your oven.

how to roast a pumpkin

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place pumpkins in oven and bake for about one hour to an hour and a half. The pumpkin insides will become soft and the skin will brown and lift off the pumpkin.

how to roast a pumpkin

Peel the skin off and move pumpkin to a food processor and blend or use a bowl and a hand blender. Puree and make sure to stir to get a smooth texture through out the puree.

pumpkin puree

The puree can be stored in the fridge in a ziplock bag. You may also freeze the pumpkin puree. If you plan to freeze it longer then a month you should use a food saver bag or can it. One small pumpkin usually makes enough as you see here for two to three recipes. I just pop it in the fridge and bake with the pumpkin puree within a week. This week I want to make Pumpkin Pound cake!

Snickers Pudding Jars for Tailgating #GameDayBites

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Anywho! That’s a sign to me that today it is time for tailgating season. NASCAR races in the beautiful fall weather. The smell of rubber and gas. Yes, I love that! Though, what I like better is the food. You must have yummy snacks to take to the races when tailgating. I enjoy my brisket sandwiches with dipping sauce, sunflower seeds, and plenty of water.

Snickers Pudding Jars #GameDayBites

Sometimes you just want something sweet that will fit right into a small carry cooler. A little plastic spoon to go with. Snickers pudding jars are perfect for Game day or Race day! Slice up some Snickers and toss them into a jar with layers of pudding and it’s the perfect on the go tailgating dessert.

Snickers Pudding Jars #GameDayBites

These jars are just so much fun! Simple for #GameDayBites which you can use this hashtag to find more tailgating recipes. Oh! Did I mention you can use the coupon below to save $2.00 on Snickers or Milky Way bites! Just click and print. Then you can make these awesome Snickers Pudding Jars for your tailgating event whether it be football or NASCAR. Notice my red and yellow cupcake liners for decoration. They fit my teams USC and/or Joey Logano my race car driver that I follow cars colors.

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Don’t hesitate to share this coupon with your friends too! Sharing is caring and isn’t that what the tailgating experience is about. I know we love to mingle with others and see what they have while trading off recipes. Once we enjoyed some fajitas from another lovely NASCAR fan cooking them up while we rode on the tram to take us back to the car. Don’t you love when people are that generous? I know I do and love to share new recipes; of course :)

Snickers Pudding Jars for Tailgating
Serves 1
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package chocolate pudding
  2. 2 handfuls Snickers Bites; sliced
  3. 1 mason jar
  4. 1 cute cupcake liner for decoration
Instructions
  1. Make pudding according to package directions. Add some pudding to jar. Add half of the sliced Snickers bites to the jar. Add more pudding and then another layer of Snickers Bites. Place liner over jar and seal cap.
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