Lemon Bars 🍋

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If you’re a big fan of Lemon Meringue Pie like I am, then this recipe is a must! Lemon bars are one of my favorite treats to make during the summer. They are great for snacks or bringing to a party. They go extremely quickly!! I also love them because the lemon flavor isn’t too powerful, but just enough to give a hint of lemon. It is super easy to make, and very delicious. Definitely a great recipe to get the kids involved. I look forward to reading your comments!

Makes approximately: 12 bars or slices

Things you will need:

1 box of Supreme Lemon Bars (I used Betty Crocker)

1/3 cups of water

3 eggs

8 inch pan (Can be square or round)

Powdered sugar (Optional)

Fork

Mixing bowl

Instructions for Lemon Bars:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Take the ready-mixed crust mixture and empty it into your ungreased pan.
  3. Take your fork and press the crust mixture down
  4. Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes
  5. While crust is baking, take your mixing bowl mix in the Lemon mix, 1/3 cup of water and 3 eggs.
  6. Once crust is out of the oven, mix the lemon mixture again before pouring over the hot crust.
  7. Place in oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Once timer goes off, pull out of oven and let cool completely.
  9. As a finishing touch to dress it up a little, you can sprinkle powdered sugar over the top.
  10. Enjoy!!!

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Red Forest Cake

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Black Forest Cake is a popular dessert over in Germany especially in the Black Forest., It is one of my favorite desserts. This dessert usually uses chocolate cake, but since I didn’t have the right cake mix, I decided to add my own spin on it by creating a Red Forest Cake using red velvet cake. This recipe is super easy to make, and is a great treat for dessert, a snack, or a special occasion. It is also a great recipe to get kids involved.I look forward to reading your comments!

Things you will need:

1 box red velvet cake (I used Betty Crocker)

1 ¼ cup of water

½ cup of vegetable oil

3 eggs

Toothpick

2 8 inch round cake pans

2 21 ounce cans of Cherry filling (I used Great Value)

Cool whip (16 oz)

Instructions for Cake:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray pans with cooking spray
  3. Divide batter between the two pans
  4. Bake cake as directed on box until toothpick comes out clean
  5. Let cake cool

Instructions for decorating:

  1. Once cake is cool, cut the two cakes in half so you have 4 circle slices.

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2. Spread cool whip over first slice.

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3. Take some cherries and lay on top of cool whip.

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4. Take second layer of cake and lay it on top and repeat steps 2 & 3 until all four layers are complete.

5. Put some cool whip in a bag and decorate cake as shown in the picture above.

6. Enjoy!!!!!!

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Note: If cool whip starts becoming too soft, place in fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes.

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Coffee Cake

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Coffee cakes are one of my favorite treats. They are great for breakfast or as a snack. I wanted to try and make these again after not having them for awhile. It is super easy to make, and very delicious. I look forward to reading your comments!

Things you will need:

1 box of cinnamon swirl crumb cake (I used Krusteaz)

2/3 cups of water

1 egg

Toothpick

Instructions for Coffee Cake:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease an 8X8 pan
  3. Dump cinnamon mixture into separate bowl
  4. Mix the water and egg into crumb mixture
  5. Place half of batter into pan
  6. Sprinkle half of cinnamon mixture on top of batter
  7. Lightly spread remaining batter on top, and sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon mixture on top of batter
  8. Place in oven for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
  9. Enjoy!!!

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Fourth of July Parfait 🎇

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Fourth of July is coming up, and I thought I would try making some festive treats. This Fourth of July parfait if filled with sweetness and is perfect for this warm holiday. It is super easy to make, and very delicious. I look forward to reading your comments!

Things you will need:

Glass cup

Strawberries

Vanilla yogurt

Blueberries

Instructions for Parfait:

  1. Take a glass and place some sliced strawberries on the bottom
  2. Next, take the vanilla yogurt and layer it on top
  3. Finally, take the blueberries and place on top
  4. Enjoy!!!

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Fourth of July Cupcakes🎇

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The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays, because it’s when all of the family gets together. There are a variety of recipes that can be made from appetizers to desserts. This holiday, I decided to get festive and try making Fourth of July cupcakes. These cupcakes are super easy to make especially for the Fourth of July. I look forward to reading your comments!

Makes approximately 9-12 cupcakes

Things you will need:

1 box of French Vanilla cake mix

16 oz. of vanilla frosting

Red and blue food coloring

Cupcake pan

Muffin cups

3 bowls

Instructions for cupcakes:

  1. Bake cupcakes as directed on box until toothpick comes out clean
  2. Pull out of oven and let it cool
  3. Place cupcakes on a plate or a cake container

Instructions for frosting:

  1. Split the frosting between 3 bowls
  2. In one bowl, take the red food coloring and add as many drops as needed until the right consistency of red.
  3. In the next bowl, take the blue food coloring and add a few drops until the right consistency of blue.
  4. Take your red icing and spread over the cupcakes you want red
  5. Next, take the white icing and spread over the cupcakes you want white
  6. Finally, take the blue icing and spread over the cupcakes you want blue
  7. Enjoy!!!

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Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

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Chocolate and raspberry are one of my favorite combinations, especially when it comes to baking. The raspberry gives the chocolate a great rich complementary flavor. I was very pleased with how this recipe turned out, and I am excited to say I found a new way to make brownies! This recipe is super easy and great for family get-togethers, or any other occasion. I look forward to reading your comments!

Makes approximately 9-16 bars

Things you will need:

1 box of brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines)

8 oz. of cream cheese

½ cup of confectioners sugar

½ cup of raspberry filling

8×8 pan

Instructions for brownies:

  1. Bake brownies as directed on box until toothpick comes out clean
  2. Pull out of oven and let it cool
  3. Spray Wilton’s Spray-N-Seal on and stick in fridge for 5 minutes

Instructions for Raspberry Icing:

  1. Using your kitchen aid, beat the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and raspberry filling until smooth.
  2. Spread over brownies
  3. Enjoy!!!

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Chocolate Raspberry Cake

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I love chocolate and raspberry! This is a great recipe to make for a family get together, especially when it is chocolate with a raspberry filling. YUM! As I’ve mentioned in my cake balls blog, I love cake. When I saw a can of raspberry filling sitting in my pantry, I thought what a great way to use in a cake. You can use any type of frosting for this recipe. I used vanilla frosting because I didn’t want to overpower the chocolate and raspberry flavors. If you also want a little extra raspberry flavor, then feel free to put some fresh raspberries around the cake. I look forward to reading your comments!

Things you will need:

1 box of chocolate cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)

16 oz. of vanilla frosting

12 oz. of raspberry cake and pastry filling

Fresh Raspberries (optional)

9×13 cake pans

Instructions:

  1. Bake cake as directed on box until toothpick comes out clean
  2. Pull out of oven and let it cool
  3. Take Wilton’s Spray-N-Seal and spray it on the top and side of the cake to help it from crumbling 
  4. Next, place one layer on cake container and spread the raspberry filling over the top
  5. Put the next layer on top and frost the cake, so it’s fully covered
  6. Decorate with frosting or place the fresh raspberries around the top of the cake
  7. Enjoy!!!

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