How To Make Pretty Cake Pops For Any Occasion – #eBayGuides

How to make pretty cake pops

Cake pops are delicious, can be cute, pretty or even funny and can be a great addition to any party or festivity. The possibilities are endless and can be something fun to make with the kids.

I recently published an eBay Guide that shows you how to make cake pops. Read my guide “How To Make Pretty Cake Pops For Any Occasion” for some fun ideas to get you started.

10 Christmas Cookie Recipes For The Holidays

 

Christmas cookie recipes

I love the holidays because it gives me a reason to bake lots of different cookies. I normally make the same cookies every year to give to family and friends but this year I want to make new cookies I haven’t tried before.

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Below are 10 yummy Christmas Cookie Recipes that I think would be great for the holidays.

  1. Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies
  2. Santa Sugar Cookies
  3. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
  4. Peanut Butter Pretzel Reindeer Cookies
  5. Candy Cane Cookies
  6. Nutter Butter Snowmen
  7. Melting Snowmen Sugar Cookies
  8. Candy Cane Oreo Santa Hat Cookies
  9. Holiday Ginger Cookies
  10. Peppermint Bark Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Which recipes do you want to try?

Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe – #McSkilletSauce

I’m participating in the McCormick’s Skillet Sauce® blogger campaign and received compensation as part of the program.

It sometimes can be challenging getting my kids to eat different vegetables. We eat green beans, corn, carrots and celery often but when it comes to vegetables like bell peppers or say Brussels sprouts,  the kids would normally prefer to have something else.  There are are times when I will sneak in the veggies or get creative with them.

Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers - #McSkilletSauce

One meal that my family enjoys is bell peppers. Even though the youngest two don’t eat the bell pepper that they are baked in, there is a little bell pepper in the mixture inside that they love.

McCormick recently came out with new McCormick’s ® Skillet Sauces® that I found at Walmart that makes creating delicious meals at home a breeze! When I seen the Sweet & Smoky Sloppy Joes Skillet Sauce I knew this would be perfect for making stuffed bell peppers with.

McCormick Skillet Sauces - Sloppy Joe - #McSkilletSauce

If you have never made stuffed bell peppers, they are EASY to make and turn out so good. Here is just how easy they are to make.

Step One

First you will want to remove the stem from the top of the bell pepper and cut off the top (about 1/2 inch). Keep the tops but throw away everything else inside.

yellow bell peppers

Step Two

Next cut a few of the tops from the bell peppers into small pieces. In a skillet add 1 pound of lean ground beef, add the bell peppers and cook meat until browned. Drain fat.

ground beef & yellow bell peppers

Step Three

Add 1 packet of the Sweet & Smoky Sloppy Joes McCormick’s Skillet Sauce.

ground beef with McCormick Skillet Sauce

Step Four

Add 1 cup cooked rice and 1 cup shredded cheese and mix until blended.

McCormick Sloppy Joe Skillet Sauce #McSkilletSauce

Step Five

Add the meat mixture into each of the bell peppers making sure not to put to much. With 6 bell peppers mine filled each pepper almost 3/4 full or more.

Stuffed Bell Peppers - #McSkilletSauce

 Step Six

Bake at 350° degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and top each bell pepper with some mozzarella cheese.

Stuffed Bell Peppers - #McSkilletSauce

 Step Seven

Bake another 15 minutes or until cheese is fully melted. Remove from oven again and allow to cool.

Stuffed Bell Peppers with McCormick Skillet Sauces #McSkilletSauce

When I baked these yummy peppers I did use parchment paper on the bottom of my cookie sheet for easy cleanup. You can find these new McCormick’s ® Skillet Sauces® at Walmart in the isle with the spices. Here are the seven flavors you will want to look for:

  • Fajita with Roasted Chili, Garlic & Lime Skillet Sauce
  • Fire Roasted Garlic Chili Skillet Sauce
  • Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce
  • Sicilian Chicken with Tomato, Basil & Garlic Skillet Sauce
  • Smoky Applewood BBQ Chicken with Bacon Skillet Sauce
  • Sweet & Smoky Sloppy Joes Skillet Sauce
  • Taco with Chipotle & Garlic Skillet Sauce

For those that want to make these yummy stuffed bell peppers at home, feel free to print the recipe below.

Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe - #McSkilletSauce
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 Package Sweet & Smoky Sloppy Joes McCormick’s ® Skillet Sauces®
  • 4-6 bell peppers
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar/jack mix)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella)
Instructions
  1. First you will want to remove the stem from the top of the bell pepper and cut off the top (about ½ inch). Keep the tops but throw away everything else inside.
  2. Next cut a few of the tops from the bell peppers into small pieces.
  3. In a skillet add 1 pound of lean ground beef, add the bell peppers and cook until meat is browned. Drain fat and replace pan back on stove.
  4. Add 1 packet of the Sweet & Smoky Sloppy Joes McCormick’s Skillet Sauce and stir.
  5. Add 1 cup cooked rice and 1 cup shredded cheese and mix until blended.
  6. Add the meat mixture into each of the bell peppers making sure not to put to much. With 6 bell peppers mine filled each pepper almost ¾ full or more.
  7. Bake at 350° degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and top each bell pepper with some mozzarella cheese. Bake another 15 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.
  8. Remove from oven, allow to cool and enjoy!

You can find out more information and find more recipes at:
http://www.mccormick.com/Spices-and-Flavors/Skillet-Sauces

20 Homemade Jam Recipes To Try

Homemade Jam Recipes

One thing I love on my toast in the morning is jam. I especially love homemade jams that are made from fresh fruits and sometimes even fresh vegetables. Making your own jam can be easy too!  Below you will find 20 different jam recipes that you can make from home.

  1. How To Make Banana Jam
  2. Homemade Blackberry Jam
  3. Saskatoon Berry Jam
  4. Green Tomato Bacon Jam
  5. Pear Jam
  6. Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
  7. Apricot Lime Jam with Black Pepper
  8. No Pectin Blueberry Jam
  9. Homemade Blackberry Jam
  10. Apple Pepper Jelly
  11. Raspberry Jalapeno Jam
  12. Cranberry Curd
  13. Pineapple Rum Jam With Lime
  14. Easy Strawberry Jam
  15. Cherry Peach Freezer Jam
  16. Apple Spice Marmalade
  17. Summer Delight Peach Jam
  18. Strawberry Rhubarb Freezer Jam
  19. Strawberry Blueberry Freezer Jam
  20. Raspberry Freezer Jam Recipe

Which one of these jams do you want to try?

 

 

 

Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bar Giveaway

Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bar Giveaway

Now that school is back in session I have been making sure to keep my pantry stocked snacks for the kids. One thing that has came in handy this past month is the Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars.

Here is why we LOVE these granola bars:

  • They are made with nutritious ingredients like whole grains, fruits and nuts.
  • They contain NO preservatives!
  • The Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars are baked and delivered FRESH weekly to your grocery stores.
  • Great for breakfast or a snack with only 150 or LESS calories.
  • There are 13 different varieties of granola bars to choose from.

I have been buying the Sunbelt Bakery products for years. Why I prefer these granola bars over the others is that they are baked and delivered fresh. While most granola bars are in the cereal isle, the Sunbelt Bakery products can usually be found in the bread isle or the bakery.

Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars Giveaway

Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars

Now is your chance to WIN a CASE of Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars. One of my lucky readers is going to receive a variety (12 boxes) of the Sunbelt Bakery granola products.  For your chance to win, use the Rafflecopter below: