Who doesn’t love Cupcakes?!?! Add a few M&M’s and omg!!!! Now that’s what I like to call some #FoodPorn . With Easter right around the corner & Easter Candy covering every stores shelves, I thought it would be fun to make a batch of M&M’s Surprise Cupcakes using the spring time M&M’s.
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
2 drops pink gel food coloring
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk
Spring sprinkes- optional
Spring colored M&Ms
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt, whisk, and set aside.
In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add vanilla and eggs, mix until combined. Add in dry ingredients and milk, alternating and mixing in between each addition.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake 18-20 minutes.
Allow cupcakes to cool.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together butter and powdered sugar, add vanilla & mix again.
Add milk slowly until frosting is the perfect consistency.
Add food coloring, mix again.
Once cupcakes are cooled, cut a small piece out of the top.
Fill with M&Ms, and trim the fluffy end of the piece you removed and just place the top of the cupcake back
Top the cupcakes with frosting and add sprinkles if desired.
When times get busy and stressful in my house, I like to turn to my crockpot to help alleviate the dinner stress. That doesn’t change for holidays either. In fact, I probably use the crockpot even more because I’m extra busy being hostess.
This Crockpot Ham would make the perfect meal on Easter. Set the ham into the crockpot in the morning as your family attends Easter church services. No stressing about dinner since your handy dandy crockpot will do it all for you!
1 Can Pineapple Chunks
1/2 Cup Honey
3 Cups Brown Sugar
Pour your brown sugar & honey into the crockpot.
Pour in the juice from the pineapple can. Mix well.
Place the ham into the crockpot. Then add the pineapples. Cook in low for 6hrs.
Serve & Enjoy!
Are you hosting Easter for your family this year?
Who else is excited about the Olympic Opening Ceremony?!? It’s been a tradition to watch ever since I was a little kid! Something I’ve been passing down to my own kiddo. At 5 she gets super excited about the flags!
Since we love the Olympics, I thought it would be fun to toss together a fun snack for the family to munch on during the Olympic Opening Ceremony. We decided to make an Olympic Rings Snack ! All snacks and bowls coming from The Dollar Tree!
1 Red Snack
1 Black or Brown Snack
1 Green Snack
1 Yellow Snack
1 Blue Snack
Place your 5 bowls into the shape of the Olympic Rings.
Fill with your snacks and enjoy the Olympic Games!
Chicken wings have no flaws. I'll admit that. They are the perfect football snack -- greasy, full of flavor, and a fantastic vessel for ranch dressing (unlike those limp celery sticks that wings are forced to share plate real estate with). And every wing gives you that little unnecessary-but-still-welcome nudge to drink one of your favorite beers!!
Slathered in melted butter, garlic, and a whole lot of Parmesan Cheese, this classier take on wings makes them not only a football food, but one heck of a dinner party appetizer as well!
In a large bowl, mix together butter, garlic, and 1 cup Parmesan and season with salt and pepper.
Place chicken wings in slow-cooker. Pour mixture over chicken wings and stir to coat.Cover and cook on high until cooked through, 3 hours.
Heat broiler. Take a baking sheet and pour wings onto it. Sprinkle with Parmesan and broil until crispy, 5-10 minutes.
Serve & Enjoy!
Ahhhh January! The time of year I tend to hide from the world because I refuse to go out in the frozen tundra that is Western New York. Since I lock myself away indoors for days at a time, usually only leaving to hit up the tanning salon, I usually find myself cooking away deliciousness food!
One of my slow cooker favorites? Slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Ribs! Nothing better than a recipe that requires your favorite beer right?!?
This is definitely a recipe for all you beer lovers out there!!! With a perfect combo of beer & sweetness, these Slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Ribs are a delicious meal to come home to after a hard day at work.
Just toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker before leaving the house for work! Then when you return, you will have one delicious meal waiting for you!
PS ~ please only give this recipe a try IF YOU LOVE BEER! Your Slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Ribs WILL have a beer taste to them. Hence the name Beer Braised Short Ribs ;-)
3 LBS BEEF SHORT RIBS
1 BOTTLE HONEY
1 BOTTLE BEER
2 TBSP BROWN SUGAR
1 CAN TOMATO PASTE
2 TSP DRIED THYME
3 BEEF BOUILLON GRANULES
1 TSP SALT, 1/4 TSP PEPPER
3 TBSP ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
1/2 CUP WATER
Pour one bottle of beer into the slow cooker. Make sure it’s a beer you enjoy because your short ribs WILL taste like beer.
Add all of the ingredients listed above, minus the flour into the slow cooker and mix well.
Toss in your short ribs & cook on low for 8hrs.
Once your slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Ribs are fully cooked. Take your leftover liquid from the slow cooker and pour it into a pan. Turn your burner on medium heat. Then add your flour into the mixture to make a thick-gravy like sauce for your short ribs.
Serve & Enjoy!
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.