Tag Archive | vanilla

Sunflower Kid Treat

This crunchy, smooth simple and quick snack for kids is yummy and cute!
And this is all it takes…
Vanilla pudding
Nilla Wafers
Chocolate chips

Pour pudding into a bowl, sprinkle chocolate chips on top then arrange Nilla wafers around the outside. Pretty easy and delicious! Stay tuned for more posts!


Home-made is Best Made?

Everyone says home-made is best-made, and most of the time I agree. Everything is better when it’s home-made, except apparently cupcakes. I’ve tried dozens of recipes for yellow or white or vanilla cupcakes but they just don’t have that gourmet, moist texture. The flavors are delicious… if only we could get that texture. 

Wish me luck! Box mixes won’t cut it when I have a bakery so I better start working hard! I’ve decided to experiment with a basic recipe, but add some of my own tweaks as well… more later!

Philly 3-Step Cheesecake

My mom made this for my birthday and it was amazing! Don’t mind the crushed piece with the candles. 🙂
2 (8 0z.) packages cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 keebler graham crust

Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla at med. speed until well blended. Add eggs, mix until blended. Pour into crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or till center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Enjoy!!
I’ve also made mini cheese cakes with vanilla wafers as the crust. Very good.

Strawberry jam was made in the Vita Mix!

Strawberry jam was made in the Vita Mix!


Coconut Cupcakes

Below I have pictured vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and a circle of fondant on top. Some have flowers but three have circles with M, O, M stamped with a stamp to spell mom. These were for my mom’s birthday since she likes coconut. The buttercream recipe is posted on an older post, so you can look that up too. All I did was dye fondant pink, stamp an M, O, and another M into separate circles then gently pressed them into the buttercream. I used a round tip for frosting the cupcakes. ENJOY!