Mix and Match Stir Fries



Foodie Friday: Featuring Damn Delicious’ Dumplings

The other day I was on Pinterest and found a yummy looking recipe for dumplings. And through this pin I discovered a food blog called Damn Delicious with a huge amount of recipes that all look great! I  am so excited I found this blog and will be trying so many more of her recipes.

The first one I tried was the dumplings. Her pictures of her meals and ingredients are so professional and make the food look even more appetizing.

Check out her website for the recipe!

I made these dumplings with a few ingredients missing with the addition of others, (which is the beauty of it all, is that you can customize it how you would like) and it was so easy and so so good! There will definitely be more dumplings in my future. Thank you for sharing this with us Damn Delicious!

Source: Damn Delicious 

4th of July Desserts!!

Happpppppy Fourth of July fellow bloggers and readers!!!! Today marks a great day for our nation and is a celebration of our freedom and rights as Americans. It also acts as a great reason for us to get together and have dessert! 🙂 Here are some fun, delicious, desserts for you and your friends. Enjoy!! 075a18da924e1731a3fab648d1e5944eThe recipe for these berry and coconut cupcake flag can be found at Good Housekeeping’s website.


These adorable strawberries’s recipes can be found at Grin and Bake It’s website.


Martha Stewart knows what she’s doing. Here is her recipe for cream cheese cupcakes with fruit toppings.



Martha Stewart has yet another great 4th of July dessert: Vanilla-Raspberry Sundaes with Spoon-Shaped Cookies!


4th of July Desserts

Here are some fun, festive, red, white, and blue desserts for the 4th of July tomorrow! Have a fantastic day everyone!  IMG_5389-bCheck out The Winthrop Chronicles for the recipe.


These fantastic popsicles can be found at An Edible Mosaic.


These fun 4th of July Coconut popsicles are from Will Cook for Smiles


Find this festive alcoholic drink at Cosmo and lots of other fun ones.



Melting Snowman Cookies

Better Homes and Garden posted the cutest snowman cookie recipe I have seen to date. I love these melting snowmen cookies! Too, too cute. Can’t wait to bake these with my little sister.

Yield: 20 cookies

Prep 50 mins

Bake 9 mins to 11 mins  per batch

Oven 350°
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 pound vanilla flavored candy coating, coarsely chopped
20 bite size chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped
brown and orange sprinkles or other candies and/or tinted frosting
directions1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in the cocoa powder and as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

2.Shape dough into twenty 1 3/4-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

3.Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are just firm. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

4.Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Place cooled cookies on prepared baking sheet. In a medium microwave-safe bowl microwave candy coating on 50% power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Spoon melted coating over each cookie to cover cookie and resemble melted snow. While coating is still tacky, add a peanut butter cup for a top hat and decorate with sprinkles or other candies to resemble snowman faces (If using frosting to make snowman faces, add it when the candy coating is dry.) Let stand until set.


Dough may be shaped into balls and then frozen until solid on parchment- or foil-lined cookie sheets. When frozen, transfer balls to an airtight container; cover. Store in the freezer. When ready to bake, arrange frozen balls on cookie sheets and bake as directed for 12 to 14 minutes.

to store

Place cookies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months

Non Alcoholic Snowman Shots


A blog called Bright Bold & Beautiful  featured adorable non alcoholic snowman shots that I absolute love! How cute are these?!  I can’t wait to make these for a holiday party.


Snowman Shots Recipe

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

2 squares unsweetened chocolate

1 pint of vanilla ice cream

1 Small &  1medium ice cream scoops

8-12 Mini chocolate chips (or peppercorns)

4-6 Small pieces of carrots, cut into tiny spears

In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate squares and microwave them for 35-40 seconds, just enough to soften.  Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the chocolate, then return to the microwave for 50-60 seconds.  Remove and stir until the chocolate is fully melted and a thick hot fudge sauce forms.
Spoon hot fudge sauce into the bottom of 4-5 small shooter glasses.  Using a medium-sized ice cream scoop, scoop some of the vanilla ice cream into a rounded ball and plop it carefully on top of the hot fudge sauce.  Use the small sized scoop to do the same, placing the second scoop on top of the first one to create the snowman’s head.
Gently press the carrot nose & chocolate chip eyes into the snowman’s head.  Return to the freezer and allow to freeze until ready to serve (to ensure your shot glasses don’t freeze & crack, I recommend making these just about 1 hour ahead of time).