Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Recipe


Below is a recipe on how you can do it yourself and make this tasty spread at home:


What You Will Need:

–   1 1/2 cups of raw, unsalted hazelnuts

–   2 – 28g squares of melted semi-sweet chocolate

–   2 Tbsp of honey


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 400°F.

2.   Place the hazelnuts on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 5 minutes or until they are lightly toasted.

3.   Transfer to a tea towel and rub the skin off the hazelnuts.

4.   Place the nuts into a blender and blend until finely ground.

5.   Now add the chocolate and honey.  Continue to blend until mixed well together.

Worms in Dirt Treat Recipe

This is a treat loved by all.  It is so easy to make and can be made by birthday parties, classroom treats and everything in between.

What You Will Need:

–   1 package of Oreo cookies (16 oz pack)

–   2 cups of milk

–   8 oz of Cool Whip

–   1 package of chocolate instant pudding

–   Clear cups or bowels (I use plastic cups to prevent breakage and
things to go missing)

–   Gummy worms

What You Will Need to Do:

1.   Place Oreo cookies into a Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin.

2.   Pour cold milk into a bowl, add pudding mix and beat like you’d normally do when making pudding.  Let the contents of the bowl stand for 5 minutes.

3.   Now stir in whipped topping and 1/2 of the crushed Oreo cookies.

4.   Depending on how much you want to serve in each cup (I usually make about 6 with this recipe), place 1 Tbsp of the crushed cookies and one gummy worm into the bottom of each cup.

5.   Next, fill cups about ¾ of the way with the pudding and then sprinkle more crushed cookies on top.

6.   Finally, place in the fridge like you would normally do with pudding.  Right before serving, place a few more gummy worms.

Banana Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

As you may have noticed from other posts here, I’m a fan of pumpkin so you may find more pumpkin recipes that other places.  Here is another enjoyable recipe that contains the yummy ingredient.
What You Will Need:
–   1 cup vanilla yogurt
–   3/4 cup canned pumpkin
–   1/2 cup ice cubes
–   1/3 cup orange juice
–   1 Tbsp brown sugar
–   1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
–   1 sliced ripe banana
–   dash of ground cinnamon
What You Will Need to do:
This is an easy one.  Combine all the ingredients together, except for the cinnamon, and blender until smooth.  Garnish with cinnamon, if desired, and enjoy!

Asian Lettuce Wraps Recipe



One of the latest things seems to be lettuce wraps.  I love this twist as it contains turkey.


What You Will Need:

–   2 Tbsp vegetable oil

–   1 chopped onion

–   2 minced cloves garlic

–   1 cup bean sprouts

–   1 cup shredded carrots

–   24 large lettuce leaves

–   1 1/2 pounds ground turkey

–   1/2 cup chicken broth

–   2 Tbsp hoisin sauce

–   2 Tbsp teriyaki sauce

–   Soy sauce


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Place oil in a saucepan and sauté onion until soft.  Then add the garlic and sauté for about a minute.

2.   Stir in the turkey and cook.

3.   Now add the chicken broth and hoisin sauce.  Cook until all the clumps of turkey are broken up.

4.   Remove from heat, stir in teriyaki sauce, bean sprouts and carrots.

5.   Finally, spoon about 1/4 cup of filling into the center of each lettuce leaf.

6.   Serve with soy sauce and enjoy!


Tandoori Turkey Meatballs Recipe


This may seem like a strange combination to some but it is absolutely delicious:
What You Will Need:
– 3 Tbsp canola oil (in total)
– 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
– 1 tsp paprika
– 1 tsp cumin
– 1/2 tsp ground coriander
– 1/2 tsp turmeric
– 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
– 1 lb ground turkey
– 1/4 cup tomato paste
– 2 Tbsp water
– 2 Tbsp honey
– 2 Tbsp finely chopped ginger (in total)
– 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
– 3/4 tsp salt
– 2 tsp garam masala
What You Will Need to do:
1. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a saucepan and then add the onion and sauté for a few minutes until lightly golden.
2. Now stir in the paprika, cumin, coriander, turmeric and cardamom.
3. In a bowl, mix the turkey, 1 Tbsp ginger, garlic and salt together. Then use a teaspoon to form meatballs about ¾” in size.
4. Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a large skillet. Add the meatballs and fry until browned. Then remove meatballs from pan and set aside
5. Now add the remaining ginger to saucepan and sauté for 30 sec., then add tomato paste, water, honey and garam masala and simmer until mixture has come together.
6. Return meatballs to skillet and toss to coat.

Olive Crostini Recipe


Great appetizer recipe to be enjoyed at any function.

What You Will Need:

–   slices of French bread cut into 1” thick

–   1/3 cup of chopped green olives

–   1/3 cup of chopped ripe olives

–   1 package/container of garlic and herb cream cheese


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Set your oven to the broil setting.

2.   Place bread on ungreased baking sheet.

3.   Broil with tops 4”-6” from heat 30 to 60 seconds or until lightly toasted.

4.   Mix olives and cheese together and spread on bread.  Broil for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is warm.


“I Choo-Choose You” Cupcakes Recipe

Valentines I Choo-Choose You Cupcake


I found this fun cupcake idea at the Spoonful website which I think would be enjoyed about any valentine!


Click HERE to get the instructions to do it yourself.


Mac and Beer Cheese Cups Recipe

Mac and Beer Cheese Cups



Click HERE to find out how to make this very creative and tasty idea that I found at the Betty Crocker website.



Chili and Cornbread Cupcakes Recipe

Chili and Cornbread Cupcakes


I found this brilliant recipe that I think would work perfect for any gathering, especially a football event.  Click HERE to go directly to the Better Crocker website and find out how to make it yourself.

Appetizer Beer-Cheese Fondue Recipe



When I think of this recipe, the first thing that comes to mind is game day!  I hope you enjoy this as much as my friends and family do:


What You Will Need:

–   1 loaf of French bread

–   1 package (2 cups)of  process cheese, cubed

–   1 ½ cups of frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained

–   1/4 cup of the beer of your choice (regular or non-alcoholic beer)

–   1/4 cup of diced canned pimientos, drained

–   1 tsp of ground mustard


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2.   Cut bread into 1” cubes.  Place the bread pieces in ungreased jelly roll pan.  Bake for 10 minutes, stirring twice, until lightly toasted. Transfer to serving dish.

3.   Meanwhile, melt the cheese in a saucepan while stirring occasionally.

4.   Stir in the broccoli, beer, pimientos and mustard.  Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until hot.

5.    Pour cheese mixture into fondue pot over Low heat or into 1 1/2-quart slow cooker at Low heat setting and enjoy!

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