Pot of Gold Cupcakes…Happy St. Patricks day!

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My kids and I had the best day baking yesterday and we came up with a pretty spectacular St. Patricks day treat!

These Pot of Gold cupcakes will not only steal the show but they are super easy to make! 

All you need is a cake mix, the ingredients to bake it, gold sprinkles, green icing and little shamrock toppers (I got mine at Micheals).

Pot of Gold Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • Chocolate Box cake mix.
  • Gold sprinkles.
  • Can of green icing.
Instructions
  1. Mix the cake according to the instructions.
  2. Put cupcake liners in cupcake pan and spray them with a nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Pour batter halfway up in each cupcake cup.
  4. Put a small amount of gold sprinkles in the middle of each cupcake and bake according to the instructions.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Once they are cool, most of the sprinkles will have melted but it made a little indentation in each cupcake so fill that with more sprinkles!
  7. Top with green icing! I used a can that had a piping tip on the top.
  8. When you cut into these beauties, the gold will fall out!

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Mix the chocolate cake mix according to the package. Put cupcake liners in cupcakes pan and spray with pan. This will make the cupcakes come out of the liners easy.

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Fill the cups halfway full.

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Top with the gold sugar but only in the middle. This will cause the middle to sink a little so you can top it with more sugar once they are done otherwise the tops will rise to much. Do not put batter on top of this sugar!

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Bake according to the package, then let cool. Once they are cool, top with more gold sugar. The sugar that was in the middle while baking will be melted a little and this extra sugar will help in the “Fall out affect” of the gold once you cut or bite into the cupcakes. Top with icing and shamrocks toppers!

ENJOY!

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Panera Bread is great for the mom on the go!

 *I was given a gift card to facilitate this review but all opinions are my own.

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Last week we had to take my daughter to the dentist and it was a nightmare! I am talking screaming and crying and an all out meltdown. I do not want to have to go through getting another cavity filled so as soon as we left I starting looking for healthier food options for us to grab on the way home.

The problem is I also need a drive thru. I don’t always feel like dragging 3 kids into a crowded restaurant so that is probably why we always settle for whatever place has a drive thru.

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Thankfully there is Panera Bread. Not only do they offer healthy options, but they have kid friendly, mom approved food and some Panera Bread’s have a drive thru option!  Today I got the power humus salad. I cannot tell you how yummy this is! It’s probably the only salad I will ever eat that doesn’t have dressing. The humus acts as a dressing so I didn’t even miss using a dressing and I sure didn’t miss the calories that would entail.

I also got their potato soup which I devoured while driving to pick up the kids from school. There are so many things I love about Panera and it never gets old.

My kids LOVED their organic yogurt that comes with their kids meals! My little man even asked for an extra yogurt.

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When I was hard-core dieting, I love driving into Panera Bread because their menu makes it easy to know what is low-calorie or even gluten-free. Next time your hungry, try out Panera Bread and do yourself a favor and use the drive thru ;-)

What is your favorite thing from Panera Bread? Comment below!

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Big Hero 6 Movie Night complete with snack ideas

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias
 
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I saw a lady the other day on Facebook post about how she makes these cute little snacks for her kids everyday after school. We seem to always get sucked into going out and getting fast food.  But since my husband banned such adventures for the rest of this week, it’s time to get more creative and less lazy.

I declared Big Hero 6 movie night in our home complete with yummy Baymax treats!

My kids have not seen Big Hero 6 yet so I headed over to Target since they JUST released this movie and grabbed it along with my other party supplies. Who says you can’t throw a party on a Wednesday?!

We found the Big Hero 6 movie display and the nice salesman also told me about the deal if you buy the specialty marked movie and Disney Infitiy or Big Hero 6 toy, you will save $5!

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My kids absolutely loved this movie and they had the best time having a full on movie night during the middle of the week. Below I posted all the goodies I made for the party. Not only are they festive but really easy to make. I had it all ready before the kids got out of school. Enjoy!

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These cookies are so easy to make! Just follow the directions below on baking the cookies. Next put a little icing on top and make a Baymax face with black icing. I used the same black icing for this recipe and for the marshmallows below.

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Baymax cookies
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2¼ cups flour
Instructions
  1. Mix first two ingrediants.
  2. Add sugars, and mix until smooth.
  3. Add all ingredients except flour and mix.
  4. Add flour then fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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All you will need for these marshmallows is of course marshmallows, (I got the big ones), cute straws I found in the party section at Target and some black icing you can pipe the face on with.

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Pipe on the face, let dry, the put the straws through the bottom.

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All you need for this cute Baymax shirt is a white shirt and fabric markers. 

Then just draw on the face. I let my kids do this craft since it was easy! And I found this cute Circo shirt at Target on clearance for $3!

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With all the sweets, I needed some solid food for the kids too for their movie snack so I made Baymax PB&J’s 

All you need is everything below in the pic.

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I used chocolate chips for the eyes and cut up beef jerky for the mouth but you could also use stick pretzels.

Then since I didn’t have a cookie cutter in this shape, I just used a jar to cut out the face for the sandwiches. Easy!

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Have you seen Big Hero 6 yet??!

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Alexia Fry Sauce Recipe

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This past summer my husband spent almost 6 months in Utah. One week I loaded up all the kids and we went to visit him. One day my husband got home from working out in the field and asked if I had tried the Fry Sauce in Utah yet? He said at most restaurants, they serve, ketchup and fry sauce instead of ketchup and mustard. While he was at work one day it was my mission to find some of this famous fry sauce to try for myself.

Apparently they do not sell this in Colorado. I was told the minute you cross state lines, you cannot get Fry sauce.  So I had to get my hands on some and bring some back to Colorado and figure out how to make my own version!

Fry sauce is like ketchup and mayo got married and you know how when you’re newly married and everything is spicy???! Well this sauce is full of spicy goodness.

And you know the best things to eat with this Fry Sauce…Alexia Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Fries and Smart Classic Crinkle Cut fries of course! Not only does Alexia make my favorite sweet potato fries but they are so good even my kids go wild over it.

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While going to get my supplies for this saucy sauce, I had to pick up the perfect french fries to dip in the sauce. Alexia Frozen Fries and Rings and I go way back and I have been eating them for years.  So while shopping at Walmart, I picked up my fries and rings. 

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Homemade Fry Sauce
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Ingredients
  • ¼ Cup Mayo
  • 3 T Ketchup
  • a pinch of salt
  • Siracha sauce to taste
  • ⅛ t pepper
  • 1 tsp of vinegar
Instructions
  1. Mix all together and enjoy.
  2. Keep in fridge for up to 1 week.

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This recipe could not be any easier! Just dump all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together! While your Alexia Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Fries and Smart Classic Crinkle Cut fries are cooking you can whip up this sauce recipe in no time! I know I am always looking for quick and easy options when I have people over and this recipe is just the ticket!

This is a recipe you can make for the Big Game or the next time you are having people over to your house. 

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This sauce can stay good in your fridge for a week.

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Leave a comment below of your favorite game time foods!

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Chef Boyardee is on Rollback at Walmart

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As a mom on the go, sometimes I need a meal for the kids right at my fingertips. My kids just started traditional school this past January and every day they come home they are starving!

Less time in the kitchen means more time for other fun activities. Now through March 16, 2015, each 14.5-15 oz can of Chef Boyardee is on Rollback at Wal-Mart for only $0.75. Chef Boyardee raviolis, mac & cheese, and spaghetti and meatballs are just some of the varieties you can enjoy at a low price. Be sure to head to Wal-Mart and stock up on this great deal while supplies last! 

See the entire list of great Chef Boyardee 14.5 – 15 oz cans on rollback price:

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While shopping at Walmart, be sure to look for the Rollback signs for Chef Boyardee in the Canned Food aisle!

I remember eating this as a kids and now my kids love Chef Boyardee too!

 

 

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