Caramel Apple Turkey Treats!!

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Caramel Apple Turkey Treats

Thanksgiving is almost here and classroom parties are going to be getting planned. Here is a quick party snack the kiddos will love.

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Start with contrasting colored apples; green and reds. Using an apple slicer, cut up your apples removing the core. 

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Spoon caramel into a small round bowl. Smooth out the top and using candy corn place the beak and cut the white end off of another candy corn for the eyes. However you could be creative here by using chocolate chips or purchasing candied eyes.

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Place the bowl of caramel on a plate and begin to layer the apple slices around the plate to make the turkey’s feathers, alternating the colors.

 

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The finishing touch is the feet. taking an apple slice cut out the legs. Depending on your skill level, you can create a pair of great turkey legs :-) Delicious!!!

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The Best Apple Crisp Recipe

This DESSERT is so awesome and it makes your whole house smell like an Amish bakery.It’s the perfect combination of cinnamon and tart apples with a perfect oatmeal cookie topping. Add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and you’ve got something that’s out of this world!!  I mean it has apples and oats so it is healthy right, LOL?!

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The Best Apple Crisp Recipe 

The key to this dish is picking the right apples, we use Granny Smith’s, but if you like you can mix in some Gala’s to give it a sweet and tart apple combination. This is a very easy and kid-friendly recipe, once the apples are cut, cored, and peeled. Mix the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and spoonful of flour in the pan. In a separate bowl combine topping ingredients and crumble on top of the apples and bake. You want to bake long enough for the apples to soften and the topping to get crunchy. 

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Ingredients

  • 10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water  
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 

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  • Core a bag of granny smiths or gala apples (granny smith apples make it sweeter) If you don’t have an apple slicer (corer) – I highly recommend one.  You can Click HERE to order one

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  • Once they are cored and peeled, cut each piece into 3 thinner slices. 

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  • Place the sliced apples in a 9×13 inch pan.

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  • Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples

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  • Pour water evenly over all.

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  • Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together.

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  • Crumble evenly over the apple mixture

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  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until apples are tender

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We love to serve this with ice cream – DELICIOUS :-) 

The Best Apple Crisp
Serves 18
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  2. 1 cup white sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/2 cup water
  6. 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  7. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  8. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  9. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1/2 cup butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Core a bag of granny smiths or gala apples (granny smith apples make it sweeter)
  3. Once they are cored and peeled, cut each piece into 3 thinner slices.
  4. Place the sliced apples in a 9x13 inch pan.
  5. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples
  6. Pour water evenly over all.
  7. Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together.
  8. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until apples are tender
  10. We love to serve this with ice cream - DELICIOUS :-)
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Valentine’s Minions Party Treats and Printable

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VALENTINE’S MINIONS PARTY TREATS & PRINTABLE CARD 

Believe it or not, I do have a creative side to me and do more than just coupon :-) Our kids love to make up special treats for their parties and we thought this would be a fun one to do for Valentine’s Day. These tasty treats are cute and easy to make. You will need yellow melts, marshmallows (we used the campfire size and the large ones), candy eyes, sucker sticks, black frosting or gel frosting, blue fruit rollups, treat bags, and blue and yellow ribbon. We also included this very cute Printable Minions Despicable Me Card that we specially designed for this snack.
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You will first slowly melt the yellow chocolates either in the microwave or on the stovetop.  Once they are completely melted, place the marshmallow on the stick and dip it into the melt until fully covered. You can use a butter knife to smooth the chocolate and remove the excess. Add the blue fruit rollup to the bottom and the eye(s) while the chocolate is still soft. It will take about 5 minutes for the chocolate to set. Once it has set, you can add the frosting for the face and around the eyes. 

These Minion treats could be used for any party.  I am thinking about making them up for our FREE community dinner to hand out to the kids.  You can substitute the Twinkies for the marshmallow and chocolate.  I love the message of the card, it makes everyone feel special.  

As with any treat, include the kids, be creative, and just have FUN :-)  Remember our kids are only little for a short time so enjoy every moment with them!

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Cute Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball Recipe!!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball Recipe!!

As you all know, we love holiday-themed dishes and with Thanksgiving around the corner we decided to share one of our favorite go-tos. This classic cheese ball, dressed up as a turkey, is quick, tasty, and very cute.

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All you need are a few ingredients and about 10 minutes of time

  • 2 blocks of cream cheese
  • 4-5 oz of sliced beef
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 1/2 Tsp of season salt
  • 1 Tsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • Handful of thick pretzel sticks
  • Your favorite crackers

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Start by allowing the cream cheese to become room temperature. Next chop up the beef and the green onions. Then, in a separate bowl, blend the softened cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and the season salt. 

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Once well blended, mix in the beef and onions and roll into a ball.

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Place the ball in the middle of your serving dish and place the pretzel sticks around the back to look like feathers, using 1 stick for the neck. Here is where your creativity comes into play.  Normally we would use a candy corn for the turkeys beak, however, at the time of this post our stores were sold out. With that said, we went with a triangular cut piece of colby jack cheese applied with a spot of cream cheese.

Finish by nesting your creation with your favorite crackers and Voilà!! A delicious chopped beef Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball sure to be a hit with your holiday guests.




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**EASY** Chocolate Dipped Bugles Recipe

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CHOCOLATE DIPPED BUGLES

Looking for a fun and easy holiday treat idea. Well you found it!! This is super easy and a kid-friendly snack for all ages. Begin by placing your sprinkles in a small bowl. Don’t dump them all in the bowl as the chocolate tends to drip in and you will need to add sprinkles as you go.  

 

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All you need is melting chocolate, a bag of bugles corn chips, and your favorite sprinkles. Simple as that, let the fun begin!! 

 

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Start by melting the chocolate either in the microwave or a double boiler, whichever works best for you.  Dip a bugle as deep as you would like in the chocolate.

 

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Then just simply place the chocolaty end in the sprinkles and let stand on wax or parchment paper to harden.  

 

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That’s all there is to it, as fun, easy, and kid friendly as you can get. ENJOY!!




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Recipe for Strawberry Supreme Pie ~ DELICIOUS:)

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I love strawberry pie, but this pie is by far the best strawberry pie I have ever made!!  I made 2 for my husband to take to work and then one for home and it is absolutely delicious.  It is super easy to make too:)

 Strawberry Supreme Pie 

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 pints fresh strawberries, washed and hulled, divided
3 tablespoons strawberry gelatin
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 (9 inch) baked pie shells
cream, for garnish

Directions

1. Combine sugar and cornstarch; set aside.

2. Crush (don’t puree) one pint of berries in blender or with potato masher,
and add enough water to make 1 1/2 cups.

3. In saucepan, bring crushed berries to a boil over medium heat, stir in
sugar and cornstarch all at once. Stir constantly until thick and clear.

4. Remove from heat and add strawberry gelatin. Stir until gelatin is
dissolved. Set aside.

5. Mix cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of hot cooked berries; spread mixture
over baked pastry shell.

6. Stand the uncooked whole berries, stem end down, on top of cream cheese.

7. Pour hot cooked berries over whole berries.

8. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.

9. Garnish with whipped cream and serve.




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