Chewy Birthday Cake Cookies

Sprinkles smiles! The birthday cake flavor that everyone loves. Chewy, scrumptious and fun to make : )

Sweet vanilla birthday flavor with sprinkles! A fun baking idea for kids or adults. I’ve baked & shared batches because they = smiles ๐Ÿ˜ƒ It’s definitely one of the simpler cookie recipes!

What is your favorite cookie? These cuties are perfect for Spring, birthdays or just because ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you following & have a great weekend! Be Awesome! Stay safe! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ’œ #getyourbakeon

Recipe by The Sweet and Simple Kitchen {Chewy Birthday Cake Sugar Cookies}

Please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

Makes: 12 Giant Cookies

Things you needโ€ฆ

3/4 cup butter, softened 
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup multicolour sprinkles

1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling

http://thesweetandsimplekitchen.com/chewy-birthday-cake-sugar-cookies/

Fish Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Taco love!! Calling all taco lovers — tilapia filets, creamy avocado sauce with a bite of crispy slaw : )

The hardest part was waiting to eat them Lol not lol ๐Ÿ˜† They’re sooo delicious!! I made the creamy avocado sauce {listed in the recipe} and a copycat Bang Bang sauce. I like a hint of heat, too ๐Ÿ˜ Tilapia tastes mild compared to other fish & doesn’t require much cooking time. Always a plus +

After all the snow storms we’ve had, I was sooo happy to see the โ˜€๏ธ sun shining! It peeked in while photographing ๐Ÿ’› ๐ŸŒฎ Have a great day! Thank you for following! Be Awesome! #itswhatsfordinner

Recipe by Foodie Crush {Fish Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce}

Please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

Ingredients

  • 4 whole tilapia fillets (about 1 1/2- 2 pounds)
  • 2-3 tablespoons McCormick Perfect Pinch Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup McCormick Original Tartar Sauce for Seafood
  • 1 avocado , peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves , plus more for garnish
  • 3 limes , quartered
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 16-20 small corn tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

https://www.foodiecrush.com/blackened-fish-tacos-with-creamy-avocado-sauce/

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzel love!! Slightly crisp on the outside, super soft inside with a touch of butter & salt : )

Happy Monday! I posted these cuties for Valentine’s ~ they may be lacking the colors of love however, they’re full of yummy-love ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love heart shaped anything even without Valentine’s : ) This was my first time baking soft pretzels — I watched a how to shape pretzels on YouTube + read the directions prior to starting. Have patience rolling the dough ropes. It may seem tedious but the outcome is so scrumptious ๐Ÿ˜‹

Are you a soft pretzel lover? It’s a great baking idea for snowy days — make them with your kids or loved ones. They are perfect for snack time, movie night or any time ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฅจ Have an awesome day! Be Great! Stay Safe and thank you for following!

Recipe by Sprinkle Some Sugar – Please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ยผ tsp active dry yeast 1 standard packet
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour + up to ยพ cup more if needed

2 cups water

  • 4 tbs baking soda
  • 1 tbs coarse salt for sprinkling on top
  • 6 tbs salted butter, melted

https://www.sprinklesomesugar.com/homemade-soft-pretzels/#wprm-recipe-container-7066

BBQ Chicken Sliders

Crock pot cooking low & slow! Incredibly tasty, fun & filled with bourbon barbecue shredded chicken : )

Did you make game day food? I love sports including football ๐Ÿˆ I made these scrumptious cuties for the Super Bowl with air fryer stuffed jalapeรฑos on the side.

My original photo was flat, lined in rows and really nothing special. After 5 clicks, stacking was the way to go! I couldn’t help but laugh….sliding little suckers ๐Ÿ˜† Add a spoonful of slaw on top~ yes please ๐Ÿ’ƒ They’re super scrumptious and always a hit. *bourbon is not included in the recipe* ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a great week! Be Awesome! Thank you for following ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿค˜

Please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

Recipe by Two Peas and Their Pod

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade BBQ sauce or your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Buns or rolls and cabbage or slaw for 

https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/slow-cooker-bbq-chicken/

*I added a pinch of granulated sugar to the slaw*

Slaw Recipe by Kim’s Cravings

https://www.kimscravings.com/best-coleslaw-recipe/

Angel Food Churro Bites

Air Fryer recipes are my new favorite!! Crispy on the outside, fluffy inside and coated in a cinnamon sugar mixture : )

Do you like angel food cake? How about churros? I love both!! Angel food cake is a frequent sweet treat in my home with strawberries {of course ๐Ÿ˜„}. A fun twist — Combining two sweets into one is absolutely scrumptious!!

It took me forever to purchase an air fryer ~ skip the frying mess + healthier : ) The recipe states 5 minutes but I decreased the time {6-7 pieces at a time} to 2-3 minutes.

Dip into chocolate, caramel or cheesecake dip!! A sweet Super Bowl snack idea, too. Happy Thursday! Thank you for following— Be Great! Stay Safe! ๐Ÿงก

Angel Food Cake Churro Bites by Kleinworth & Co. – Please click on the links below for the full recipe : )

Ingredients

For the bites

  • ยฝ angel food cake loaf
  • ยผ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

https://www.kleinworthco.com/air-fryer-angel-food-cake-churro-bites/

Cheesecake Dip by Crazy For Crust

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ounces cream cheesesoftened
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar divided
  • 1/4 cup International Delight French Vanilla Creamer
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

https://www.crazyforcrust.com/churro-cheesecake-dip/#wprm-recipe-container-41377

Homemade Coconut Granola

Happy Weekend! Crunchy ๐Ÿฅฅ granola— honey, almonds, coconut flakes + more. Great on its own, with nuts, fruit or yogurt : )

Have you made granola? This is my first time. I keep a “To Try” list ~ What’s Gaby Cooking post was a must. Slightly sweet, dried fruit, nuts and coconut flakes ๐Ÿ˜‹ Tropical flavors are one of my many favorites. Anyone else an ingredient nibbler while baking/cooking? I do ๐Ÿ˜ including the addition of dried fruit for this recipe ๐Ÿ˜„ Its easy to make, add your favorites & enjoy!! Thank you for following , have a great weekend & stay safe! Beโ€ขYouโ€ขTiful! Be Awesome ๐Ÿ’›โ˜€๏ธ #breakfastinspo

Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole almonds, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup whole cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, plus extra as needed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried strawberries

https://whatsgabycooking.com/coconut-granola/#recipeJump

Raspberry Hand Pies

Raspberry ๐Ÿ’“ Hand Pies! The aroma of homemade filling …. just grab a spoon ๐Ÿ˜‰ Raspberry scrumptiousness filled inside a flaky pie crust & topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

My heart cookie cutter has been busy. These adorable hand pies are sooo delicious. Do you like ice cream with pie? Slightly melted, a little bit of everything in one mouthful ๐Ÿ˜

Heart shaped food is a little extra special – year round. My original plan was strawberry & blueberry hand pies however, raspberries kept popping up in my feed ๐Ÿ˜‹ I knew the perfect raspberry filling to make. Previous bakes include homemade pop tarts and hand pies from two different recipe developers. The jammy raspberry is so darn delicious!

If you have a heart shaped cookie cutter — it’s great for heart sandwiches, waffles, cookies or pie crust. Happy Tuesday, thank you for following. Be Awesome! Be Great ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—

Pie Crust Recipe by How to Feed A Loon, please click on the link below for the full recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1ยผ cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting your work surface
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter chilled and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 2 tbsp shortening chilled and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 5- 6 tbsp ice water

https://howtofeedaloon.com/perfect-pie-crust/#wprm-recipe-container-13023

Jammy Raspberry by Half Baked Harvest Please click on the link for the full recipe

FILLING

https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/raspberry-cream-pretzel-hand-pies/

Chocolate Banana Bites

Chocolate! Bananas! Peanut butter! Fresh sliced bananas with peanut butter in between then dipped in chocolate ๐Ÿ˜

As a kid, I dipped bananas into chocolate syrup. As an adult, I make PB banana toast — a combination of favorites made into the perfect snack ๐Ÿ˜‹ Anyone else love peanut butter banana toast? These little cuties are fun to make & so yummy for snack time. A small confession ~ a previous batch was made {last week} however, there weren’t enough left to photograph ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Happy Friday! You don’t need to be perfect to be amazing ๐ŸŒŸ Thank you for following — Stay safe! Be Awesome! Be the Change ๐ŸคŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’› #goingbananas

Banana Bites by Erin Lives Whole

Ingredients: 3 bananas – coconut oil – chocolate chips – coconut flour or protein powder – peanut butter – sea salt or chopped nuts optional

Directions: Cut 3 bananas into coins, lay them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Mix 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup coconut flour or protein powder. Add PB to one banana coin & top with another banana coin. Freeze for 1 hour. Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 1 TSP coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Stir. Dip half the frozen bites into the chocolate and freeze again for 30 minutes. Enjoy : )

Shakshuka

Shakshuka! It’s fun to say & eat ๐Ÿ˜ My weekend started with this super tasty dish — Poached eggs in tomatoes, onions, garlic, fresh herbs, seasoning & feta cheese : )

How do you pronounce it ? Shak-shoo-Kuh — it’s light, flavorful & simple to make. A little chopping & sautรฉing = deliciousness!

Beginner blogger – I’ve always enjoyed cooking & baking however, clueless about photography. Reading about food photography + an on-line class taught me a lot. I originally photographed Shakshuka in 2017 {see below} Yikes ๐Ÿ˜ฌ While it’s lacking the “eat with your eyes” appeal… it certainly was good. Progress vs perfect ~ practice, take that first step. You never know where your passion will lead you! We all start somewhere : )

Shakshuka is a great breakfast or brunch idea to make in the comfort of your home. Dip with toast or a pita, dig in and have a great Sunday! Stay safe! Be Awesome! Thank you for following ๐Ÿ˜‰โค๏ธ๐Ÿค˜ #brunchisalwaysagoodidea #happyweekend

Recipe by Feel Good Foodie

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https://feelgoodfoodie.net/recipe/shakshuka/

Maple Cinnamon & Ginger Roasted Pears

The perfect pair ๐Ÿ˜‰ Drizzled maple syrup, warm spices and topped with vanilla Greek yogurt!

Do you like poached pears? I make this sweet treat throughout the year because it’s sooo darn delicious.

A sheet pan shot was my original vision however, it was a hot mess ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I adore photographers dark-charming food shots so… when the sun set I started clicking.

An incredible dessert idea that will satisfy your sweet craving! Top with granola, nuts, creme fraiche or ice cream. A few simple ingredients to a pear-fect dessert : ) Thank you for following ~ Be Awesome! Stay Safe! Be Yourself! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿโค๏ธ #roastedpears

Recipe by The Feed Feed – Please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pears, halved and cored
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon ghee
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Vanilla yogurt
  • Walnuts, as garnish

https://thefeedfeed.com/briewilly/maple-cinnamon-and-ginger-roasted-pears-with-vanilla-yogurt