CAKE POPS!

Today, my friend Chelsea and I decided to attempt to make cake pops for the first time. Although we messed up on a few minor things, we learned what to do differently next time! We decided to make them “Valentines Day” themed since it’s only a couple of weeks away! 

So if you’d like to try and make these tasty treats for your valentine, here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Cake mix of your choice – we used red velvet and vanilla (mixed with sprinkles)
  • The ingredients required on your box of cake mix – eggs, water, oil 
  • Frosting of your choice – we used cream cheese frosting 
  • Dipping chocolate of your choice – we got chocolate and vanilla 
  • Cake pop sticks – we used straws, I wouldn’t reccomend it
  • Sprinkles and any other toppings you can think of 
  • Styrofoam – to stick them in while they dry

 


 

We added these valentine colored sprinkles hoping that it would come out like fun-fetti cake, but thats not quite what happened.
 
 
mixed em in…
 
 
baked the cakes…
 
 
crumbled the cakes into a mixing bowl

 
Now add 1/2 cup of cream cheese frosting 

  

and mix it up!

  
 A happy accident… We just added more sprinkles!

 

roll into balls and jam those sticks in half way.

Place them in the freezer for 30 minutes. 

 

while our first batch was cooling, we strted to make the red velvet mix and repeated the same steps

 
after 30 minutes, dip your pops in your chocolate and start decorating!
  

One of our minor mistakes was that we forgot to buy foam or something of the sort to stick the pops in after dipping and decorating them. We poked holes in a cardboard box instead, it worked but it was sketchy and not pretty. (Which is why I won’t post a picture of it)

Allow them to dry and either eat them or package them up to give to your Valentine! ❤️💕

 

Baked Meatball Recipe 

Today was super gloomy and pretty much the only productive thing I did all day was make spaghetti and meatballs… So I guess you could say it was “cloudy with a chance of MEATBALLS!!!” Haha and yes I’m aware of how lame that just made me sound. Whatever. 

 Here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious baked meatballs:

  •  1 lb ground beef
  • 15 ritz crackers 
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp 
  • A pinch of garlic salt and dried basil 

I made this one easy for you by writing the directions on each picture… But don’t forget to read what I say in between! Everything I say is important.. For the most part 😉 

So FIRST, preheat the oven to 400    
    

  

    

    
   
Mix it all together!

  
Start boiling your noodles as your meatballs are cooking

  
I turned mine over at ten minutes to make sure they cooked evenly. 

Add the sauce of your choice to your spaghetti and top it off with these amazing meatballs! 

  

BBQ Chicken Pizza Dippers

If you’re a fan of Barbecue chicken pizza you should get ready to make these for your next gathering! They are great as appetizers for a party or as a meal for the kiddos.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

  • Pizza Dough
  • Shredded Chicken
  • BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Flour
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Bunch of Cilantro

I began by rolling the dough into a rectangle large enough to fit a 9×18 Cookie Sheet. Make sure you sprinkle a layer of flour on whatever surface you’re using to roll out the dough. Also sprinkle flour onto the rolling pin and the dough itself.

Lay your rolled dough on the cookie sheet (if it is not a non-stick,spray it first) and then proceed to add as much BBQ sauce as you see fit.

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Next comes the cheese.

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Then the chicken, cilantro and onions.

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I added extra sauce for good looks 😉

 

Throw it in the oven at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until crust is browning.

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Add some more chopped cilantro once its cooked if you’d like.

Use a pizza cutter to cut the pizza in half horizontally, then cut vertically into thin slices. (Perfect for dipping!)

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Now Enjoy! 🙂