Category Archives: Holidays

Cherry Pie Heart Pops

Feb. 13th, 2015

Cherry pie on a stick? Yes, please. Cherry pie on a stick in the shape of a heart? I die.

I think this is one of the cuter things I’ve made on BWG and it’s also really tasty. Give these out as valentine’s day gifts OR as party favors at a wedding. How adorable would that be? And cost effective!

Ingredients:
Ready made pie dough or homemade
Heart shape cookie cutter
Some fine grain sugar
Cherry Preserves
Fork
Lollipop sticks
1 egg

Instructions:
1. Roll out pie dough to 1/4″ thick
2. Cut dough hearts. You can be done now, it’s already cute. But let’s continue!
3. Lay half the dough hearts down and add a spoonful of cherry preserves
4. Put lollipop stick starting from the bottom of the preserves so that it sticks out of the bottom of the heart
5. Add egg mixture to the edge of the hearts, lay other dough piece on top and lightly press it down
6. Squish edges together using a fork (also makes them pretty)
7. Egg wash one side of each heart and lightly sprinkle with sugar
8. Bake for 15-25 minutes (checking at 10 minute mark) at 350 degrees
9. Share love on a stick!

Superbowl Rice Krispie Treats

Jan. 27th, 2015

I made these last year and they were a hit. How can you go wrong with delicious rice krispies in the shape of footballs? I made them early this year to show you guys how to make ’em, so I hosted a game night with friends (we are champions of all nerdy board games) and ate these fellas right up.

Ingredients:
Cocoa Krispies (duh)
10 oz. marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
Optional: Green foam board, white tape

Directions:
1. Melt butter completely and then add marshmallows
2. Stirring continuously, melt marshmellows over low heat
3. Turn heat off and stir in cocoa krispies
4. While the mixture is still warm, wet hands and take a fistful of krispies; mold into a football shape
5. Repeat with entire mixture
6. Pop in the fridge until cool (Note: You may need to remold them if they start to lose their shape)
7. Add white icing to the balls per the directions on the video
8. Optional step: using white tape line the green foam board to look like a field. Line balls on the field and voila! Cutest game food of all time.

Thanks to La Jolla Mom for the idea!

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Rolls

Dec. 12th, 2014

A pumpkin twist on the classic roll. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ingredients:
Dough (I highly recommend the dough recipe I used to make my Santa bread)
Egg yolk
Pecans

Directions:
1. Cut dough into small pieces and roll into balls
2. Slightly flatten the dough and cut 7-8 slices around the edges
3. With your finger, indent a hole into each roll
4. Coat each roll with egg yolk
5. Bake rolls based on instructions for dough
6. Place rolls on wire rack to cool
7. Place half a pecan in the center of each roll for the pumpkin stem

Halloween Edible Mummies

Dec. 12th, 2014

Savory meatball mummies and sweet banana peanut butter mummies. So easy, kids can make them. Get ready for your halloween festivities – these are going to be a hit!

Savory meatball mummy ingredients:
Pre-cooked meatballs
Ready made pizza dough
Spaghetti noodles
White cheese (I used string cheese)
Olives
Straw

Directions for meatball mummies:
1. Stick an uncooked spaghetti noodle through three slightly thawed meatballs
2. Once you’ve completed all your meatball sets, layout dough and cut into very thin strips
3. Wrap meatballs with dough in mummy fashion
4. Bake meatballs as directed on dough instructions
5. While meatballs are baking, using a straw poke cheese to get small white chunks of cheese
6. Cut up olive into tiny little slices for pupils.
7. After meatballs have cooled, place cheese on mummy head for eyes and place olive slices on top for the pupils
8. Place on platter with marina for serving!

Ingredients for Sweet peanut butter mummies:
Bananas
Peanut butter
Edible eyes
Egg carton
Stir sticks
Fork

Directions for Sweet peanut butter mummies:
1. Cut bananas into thirds and place a stir stick into each piece
2. Microwave peanut butter for a few seconds until liquidy
3. Dip a fork into peanut butter and drizzle onto banana in mummy fashion
4. Place each banana stir stick into an upside down egg carton
5. Freeze for 20 minutes
6. Add eyeballs to bananas and return to freezer for 2 hours

Blogspiration:

Meatball mummies – Recipe from Spend with Pennies
Banana mummies – Inspired by Lexie’s Kitchen and Living