May Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my May favorites. I have a decent mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with Beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my May BoxyCharm box, and I’ll link that post below if you haven’t read it. My first Boxy favorite is the Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer. This is a moisturizer that has supercharged antioxidants that neutralize pollutants and blue light, while strengthening your skin’s barrier while you sleep. I spent a lot of time on my computer and I have blue light glasses, so I like that this offers you that same thing for you skin. I’ve only used this a few times since I got it, but I do like it so far.

My last Boxy favorite is the Sophia + Mabelle Hydrating Hybrid in Topless. This is a combo lip balm and lipstick, it has the hydration of a balm with Vitamin E and the full coverage of a satin finish lipstick. This is a light nude/brown and I really like it. It wears pretty well throughout the day as well. This is definitely a product I would recommend if you like a good lipstick. 

My last beauty favorite is the Malibu Barbie x ColourPop palette. I did a whole post on this palette and from my initial impressions with swatching to actually using it, I can tell you that it’s a great palette. I’m going to be doing a ‘Three Recent Looks’ with it soon. But for now what I will say is, if you’re a fan of Barbie and good makeup, pick up one of these because it’s a lot of fun to create with. 

Moving on I have a food favorite and it’s not just any food, it’s ice cream. To be more specific it’s the Snickers Ice Cream Bars. I always like an ice cream bar and Snickers are one of my favorite candies. These bars are peanut butter ice cream with peanuts and caramel on top and coated in chocolate and they’re just so good. 

And my last favorite is a music favorite in the form of the Take That Progress Live album. I’ve been going back and listening to some of my old favorite music recently and really remembering how great this album, and this tour were. It’s full of great songs, some great mashups between Take That and Robbie Williams songs and if you haven’t listened to the album or seen the tour DVD, I definitely recommend doing so. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not, I’d love to know what your May favorites were. 

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great May :). 

-K 

May BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/05/20/may-boxycharm-unboxing/

Malibu Barbie x ColourPop Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/05/19/malibu-barbie-x-colourpop-eyeshadow-palette-review/

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April Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be the perfect time to do my April favorites. I have a pretty good mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my April BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it below. My first Boxy favorite is the Eloise Beauty Get Gleaming Body Glow in Champagne Rich. This is a lightweight, non sticky luminizer for face and body. This says it has a transfer proof formula and it appears to be very buildable, so you could build it up for your desired glow. Based on the swatch and the little test I did, it’s super pretty and definitely something I’m going to be using a lot during the summer months.

My last Boxy favorite is the Natasha Denona Ayana palette. This is a 5 pan, cool toned palette made exclusively for BoxyCharm and it has 3 mattes and 2 shimmers. 

 

I’ve done one look with this palette since I’ve had it and I think this palette is a classic example of how great ND shadows are. The formulation is great, the mattes are smooth and blend out nicely, the shimmers are creamy and everything is really pigmented. If you’re looking to try out Natasha Denona shadows and don’t want to commit to one of the larger palettes, I definitely recommend the smaller 5 pan palettes. 

And my last beauty favorite is the ColourPop Fresh Cut BFF Creme Gel Liner Kit. I did a whole post about these, so I’ll link that below as well. I really like this kit. I like the range of colors, they’re super long lasting and they’re comfortable to put in the waterline. If you’re looking for a set of spring colored eyeliners, I definitely recommend this one. 

Moving on, I have a food favorite and it’s the Popcorners chips. These are triangle shaped popcorn chips and they’re delicious. They have a few flavors but I’ve tried the Sea Salt and Kettle Corn and I would recommend both. What I like about these is they’re light and a lot less messy than eating from a bowl of popcorn. Definitely a great snack. 

Moving on, I have a couple of fashion favorites. I’ve been doing a little bit of online shopping recently with a focus on things for spring and summer, and so far I’ve picked up some really cute pieces. The first is a white tank top from Macy’s. I like this because the material is lightweight, but it’s not totally see through. It has a thicker strap, a scoop neck, a cute little pocket on the left side and it ties at the bottom. 

My second fashion favorite is a dress from Nordstrom. I’m always trying to add more spring and summer dresses to my wardrobe and when I came across this one I thought it was super cute. It’s coral with a white floral print, spaghetti straps, a ruffle at the top and a ruffled bottom. Once I wear it I’ll post pictures on my social media. 

And my last favorite is a music favorite and this time it’s a song. So a little bit of background, the US Navy Blue Angels just started their 2021 show season and the airshow they were at did a live stream of the whole weekend, and one of the things that I’m always interested in is the music they pick for the show and how the songs go with each maneuver. I think that they have a pretty good song list, some I like more than others, and I know that it might change as the season goes on. But there were a few songs in particular that stuck out to me and one of them is American Style by Old Dominion. Not only do I think this is a really fun song, but they use it towards the end of the show when they’re in the Delta and I think it’s super fitting. Definitely a song I would recommend listening to if you haven’t. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if we have any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your April favorites were. 

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great April :).

-K 

April BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/04/20/april-boxycharm-unboxing/

ColourPop Gel Creme Liner Kit Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/04/14/colourpop-fresh-cut-creme-gel-liner-kit-unboxing/

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March Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month, I thought that today would be the perfect day to do my March favorites. I have a pretty good and fun mix of favorites this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my March BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that post I’ll link it down below. My first Boxy favorite is the Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara. This is one of those holy grail makeup items for me, it has a really nice and creamy formula that doesn’t smudge, run, transfer or flake. The brush is on the fluffier side and it really does a great job of coating all of your lashes. Plus you get a ton of volume and length without your lashes feeling heavy. This is a mascara I always recommend.

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My next favorite is the Lime Crime Venus 3 Eyeshadow Palette. I wanted this palette when I saw the spoilers for the box and I’m so happy that I got it. This is an 8 pan palette with a shade range of lilac, rose gold, mauve and brown. There are also five different finishes, matte, foil, sparkly matte, sparkly metallic and metallic. I’ve been using this palette quite a bit and I have a 3 recent looks post coming on it. I don’t want to give away too much of my thoughts on it right now, but I will say that I definitely recommend giving this palette a try. 

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And my last beauty favorite is the Maven Beauty Rose Water Setting Spray. This is a product that I was slightly unsure about when I saw it because I really don’t like the essence of rose in beauty and skincare products, but I do love a good setting spray. After a few times of using it I can tell you that I do really like it. Once you spray it the smell dissipates pretty quickly and what you’re left with is makeup that it locked into place for up to 16 hours and won’t smudge. 

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Moving on to more random favorites, I first have a fashion favorite and it’s a pair of shoes. It’s not just any pair of shoes though, these are the Hoka One One Cavu 3’s. I’ve been looking for a good workout/running shoe for a long time and hands down these are the best ones I’ve tried. They’re comfortable, supportive and they don’t give me shin splints, which is huge. These are a little more expensive, but the quality and comfort is worth every penny. I also have to thank Tony Kanaan for recommending Hoka, because I might not have found them otherwise. 

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My next favorite is a candy favorite and it’s the Hershey’s Cookies and Creme bar. Cookies and creme is one of my favorite flavor combos, and I’ve always liked the Hershey bars but they’ve been revamped and now have more cookie pieces which make it that much better. Definitely recommend.

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My second to last favorite is a racing favorite and it’s an event that took place last weekend, Funny Car Chaos. I watched the live stream of the race and it was so fun to see so many Funny Cars show up to qualify and race, every round was great, the races were close and it was a great event to watch. 

And my last favorite is a music favorite. This month it’s Eric Clapton, in March I spend a lot of time listening to Eric because it’s his birthday month and while I listen to him regularly in general, but it’s definitely more in March. 

That abut wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your March favorites were. 

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great March :). 

-K 

March BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/03/16/march-boxycharm-unboxing/

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February Favorites

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! As it’s the end of the month, I thought that it would be the perfect time do my February favorites. I have a good and fun mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a few favorites from my February BoxyCharm box, and if you haven’t read that I’ll link it down below. My first Boxy favorite is the Ace Beaute Nostalgia palette. This is a 15 pan palette, you get a mix of mattes and metallics and the color range is great. I’m having a lot of fun with this palette, all of the shadows are nicely pigmented, you get a great color payoff and they blend really nicely. I definitely recommend this if you want a fun palette.

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My next Boxy favorite is the Wander Beauty Double Date Lip and Cheek. This is a double layer balm that can be used on the lips and the cheeks. The first layer is a nice light pink that builds really nicely and blends well and that is in the shade Rendezvous. The second layer is a shimmer free balm that gives a nice glow and hydration and that is in the shade Swipe. You also get a little mirror on the second layer, making this perfect to throw in your bag. I personally like this more for the lips than the cheeks, but from when I tested it on the cheeks it did look and feel nice. 

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My second to last beauty favorite and last Boxy favorite is the Saint Luxe Beauty Limited Edition Liner Duo. This is a set of two brown toned lip liners, the first Love Letter, is what I would call a lighter cinnamon brown and the second, Secret Admirer, is a darker more chocolate brown. These are really smooth and creamy when you apply them and they’re long wearing. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for brown liners. 

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And my last beauty favorite is my Valentine’s Day makeup look. I did a post all about this look, how I did it and the looks I did leading up to Valentine’s Day, which I’ll link below. I like this look a lot, it’s bright and fun and I’m really happy with how it turned out. 

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Moving on I have a fashion favorite, and it’s my Valentine’s Day outfit. I usually like to wear something in some shade of pink, this year it was really cold and snowy, so I thought this was the perfect time to wear the cropped sweater I got for Christmas. I think it’s adorable and it paired well with the makeup look I did. 

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My next favorite is weather favorite and it’s the snow we got. I always want snow during the winter months and we don’t always get it, but we did for a couple days and it was really fun. 

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Moving on I have a food favorite and it’s this Honey Mustard Snack Mix from Costco. This has five different things in it, honey mustard and onion pretzel pieces, seasoned almond poppers, honey roasted sesame sticks, honey roasted almond splits and savory chickpeas. These are so, so good, the pretzel pieces are my favorite. I definitely recommend these if you’re looking for a good snack. 

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And my last favorite is a music favorite. This month I had a little playlist of love songs and such for Valentine’s Day and I really liked it. It had Take That, Eric Clapton, The Doobie Brothers, Little Mix and more. I think themed playlists are so fun, and if it’s not something you do already, I would recommend it. 

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your February favorites were. 

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great February :). 

-K 

February BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/02/11/february-boxycharm-unboxing/

Pink/Red Makeup Looks Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2021/02/19/five-pink-red-looks-of-february/

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May Favorites

Hi everyone,

As it’s the end of the month I thought it would be a good time to do my May favorites. I tried quite a few new things this month, so I have a good mix. That being said, let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I started BoxyCharm and because I subscribed at the very end of April I got my April box in May along with my May box, meaning I have favorites from both. I will of course link both of those posts down below if you haven’t read them. The first is the Pretty Vulgar Uncaged Eyeshadow Primer. My go to eyeshadow primer is the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but this one is now up there as a go to. It’s on the thicker side and has a fade proof and crease proof translucent finish that really does make my shadow last all day and brings out the vibrance.

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My second beauty favorite is the Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes. This has hyaluronic acid and algae extract for smoothness, to seal in moisture and help in reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This has quickly become a favorite of mine. I’ve been using this since I got it and I do feel like I can see a difference. I’ve used a few different Murad products and they’re honestly all great. I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a new eye cream.

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My second to last BoxyCharm favorite is the Alamar Cosmetics Colorete Blush Trio in Medium-Tan. In this palette you get three blushes, hence blush trio, but you have Seclusion which is an orangey/peach shade, Isla which is a coral and Toasted, a rosey pink. These blushes are all very pretty. They’re buildable, blend out nicely and are quite  pigmented without being too much.

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My last BoxyCharm favorite is the Vintage By Jessica Liebeskind Cashmere Lip Pencil in Mocha. This is honestly a great lip pencil. It’s in a really nice medium brown that goes super well with most of my current nudey/brown lipsticks. I’ve also worn this on it’s own all over my lips, it goes on really smooth and has great staying power.

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And my last, non Boxy favorite is the e.l.f. Bite Size eyeshadow palette in Truffles. This palette is a mix of darker neutrals, browns and blacks. There is a lot of versatility in this palette and I’ve worn it a few times since talking about it. I also ordered the rest of the Bite Size palettes I was missing and got them yesterday, so look for part four of the Bite Size series soon.

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Moving on, I have a food favorite and it’s the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Popcorn. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are one of my favorite snacks and I love popcorn, so when I saw these I was intrigued. These don’t have as much of that vinegar pop that you get with the Cheetos, but they have a good heat and will leave your fingers that bright red-orange.

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And my last favorite, a music favorite, is the 20th Anniversary Edition of B.B. King and Eric Clapton’s Riding With The King album. This comes out on June 26th, but it’s available for pre-order now on CD, 2 LP and Digital. Along with being remastered, this album has also been expanded. So you get two unreleased tracks, Rollin’ and Tumblin’ and Let Me Love You Baby. I have the original CD, but I’ve pre-ordered this. Rollin’ and Tumblin’ has been released on Spotify and I think it’s great. Eric has done a few versions of this song over the years and this one fits in perfectly with the rest of the album and I’m glad they decided to add it in now.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites let me know and if not I’d love to know what your May favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great May :).

-K

April BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/05/13/april-2020-boxycharm-unboxing/

May BoxyCharm Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/05/19/may-2020-boxycharm-unboxing/

e.l.f. Bite Size Post: https://kyranycoleblog.com/2020/05/06/e-l-f-bite-size-shadow-part-three-review/

Eric Clapton, B.B. King pre-order link: https://store.ericclapton.com

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Easter Treats

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As Easter is this weekend I thought today would be a great day to share some fun and delicious Easter treats, let’s get into it.

The first treat we have is Easter Funfetti Cookies. These are super simple to make and so yummy.

What You Need:

  • 1 box of funfetti cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1/3 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of Easter M&M’s
  • 2 tablespoons of multi colored nonpareils

What You Do:

  • The first things you’re going to do are preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Then in a large bowl add your cake mix, eggs and oil and mix for about 1 minute or until it’s well combined.
  • To your cake batter add in the white chocolate chips, M&M’s and nonpareils. Give that a good stir and make sure everything is well distributed.
  • Next take your cookie scoop, I recommend using a 1/1.5 inch scoop, and scoop out the dough. Place on your cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • If you want, I do this, press extra M&M’s and white chocolate chips into the cookie balls before baking.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-9 minutes or until the edges are just golden brown.
  • Once the cookies are done take them out and place them on a cooling rack completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next treat we have is No Bake Chocolate Coconut Nests. I love little things like this, I’ve made this many times over the years and it’s always a hit.

What You Need:

  • 24 Cadbury mini eggs
  • 3/4 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened coconut

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then you’re going to take your shredded coconut and spread it onto a baking sheet for toasting. Place in the oven for 5-10  minutes or until it’s lightly golden brown but make sure to keep and eye on it because coconut can burn quickly.
  • Once the coconut is toasted let it cool and while it’s cooling melt your chocolate chips. To melt the chips place them in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until it’s all melted and smooth.
  • In a large bowl add the coconut and melted chocolate and stir. Making sure everything is well coated and combined.
  • Then take a spoon and spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and make into a nest shape. Fill the next with 2-3 mini eggs.
  • Let the nests set before eating, you can do this at room temperature or in the fridge.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last treat we have is Springtime Celebration Popcorn. I love popcorn and popcorn like this is great for every holiday.

What You Need:

  • 10 cups of popped popcorn
  • 3 tablespoons of salted sweet cream butter
  • 3 cups of mini marshmallows
  • Easter M&M’s
  • Easter sprinkles

What You Do:

  • The first step is to pop and salt the ten cups of popcorn. Once you’ve done that place it in a large bowl and set that aside.
  • Next take a medium sauce pan and to that add the 3 tablespoons of butter. Once the butter is melted add the mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted and turn off the heat once that has happened.
  • Pour about 3/4 of the marshmallow mixture over your popcorn and gently stir until all the popcorn is coated. Then pour the popcorn onto a parchment covered baking sheet and spread it out.
  • Then drizzle the rest of the marshmallow over the popcorn and add the candy and sprinkles.
  • Let the popcorn cool and place it in your preferred serving dish.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last treat we have is Cadbury Easter Fudge. This is such an easy recipe and fudge is always a great holiday treat.

What You Need:

  • 1, 12 ounce bag of chocolate chips. You can use any chocolate you like, I prefer milk chocolate
  • 1, 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/3 cups of Cadbury mini eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take an 8 x 8 pan and line it with parchment paper and place 1/2 of your mini eggs in the bottom on the pan.
  • Then in a microwave safe bowl add in your chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave that for 2 1/2-3 minutes and stir until smooth.
  • To the chocolate mixture add the marshmallows and stir to evenly distribute.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan with the mini eggs on the bottom and smooth it out. To the top of that add the rest of the mini eggs.
  • Place in the fridge for 30-45 minutes or until set.
  • Cut into desired size and place on whatever dish you’re using.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any go to Easter treats I’d love to know what they are.

Until next time, have fun baking and I hope you have a happy Easter :).

-K

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St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Hi everyone,

As St. Patrick’s Day is on Tuesday, I thought today would be a good day to share some easy and delicious St. Patrick’s Day treats. Whether you’re having a party or just want to have something fun to eat on the day, these are perfect.

The first treat we have is Mint Oreo Truffles. I love little treats like this and they’re always super easy to make.

What You Need:

  • 1 package of mint Oreos
  • 1, 8 ounce package of cream cheese
  • White coating chocolate
  • Green coating chocolate
  • Green and white sprinkles

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is grab a baking sheet and line it with wax/parchment paper. Then take your mint Oreo’s and put them in the food processor, if you don’t have a food processor then you can crush them in a bag. And crush them into fine crumbs.
  • Next take a large bowl and to that add in your softened cream cheese. To that add your crushed Oreo’s and mix until well combined.
  • Roll the mixture into balls and place them on your prepared cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for at least an hour.
  • Then take your green and white coating chocolates and place them in separate, microwave safe bowls. Microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted.
  • Take your truffles and coat them in the chocolate. Cover immediately with sprinkles and let set.
  • Once the truffles are set place them on your serving dish of choice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next treat we have is St. Patrick’s Day Crinkle Cookies. Cookies are a solid choice for any holiday and these take practically no time to make.

What You Need:

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 10-12 drops of food coloring, depends on how green you want them
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Then you’re going to add the cake mix, eggs, oil and food coloring to a bowl and mix. Once they’re mixed roll the cookies into golf balls sized balls and coat with the powdered sugar.
  • Place the dough balls onto a cookie sheet and flatten just a little with a glass.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Once the cookies are done take them out and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last treat we have is St. Patrick’s Day Bark. I don’t make bark a lot, I buy it during Christmas, but this is a fun one if you have kids that want to get involved.

What You Need:

  • 2 cups of chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup of milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of mint M&M’s
  • 6 Oreo’s broken into pieces

What You Do:

  • The first step is to grab a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper. Then take your bittersweet chocolate and place it in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 15 second increments, stirring after each increment, until it’s melted and smooth. Spread onto the baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Repeat the process for the milk and white chocolates but make sure you drizzle those over the bittersweet chocolate and don’t spread it on top.
  • Then take the mint M&M’s and the Oreo’s and sprinkle over the chocolate, making sure to gently press them in so they don’t fall off.
  • Let cool completely and once it’s set, break into large pieces.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last treat we have is a Boozy Triple Irish Trifle. Because it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without something a little boozy.

What You Need:

  • 1 box of devil’s food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups of Guinness, with a little extra to drizzle
  • 2, 8 ounce bars of softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup of Bailey’s
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of whipped cream
  • 1 bag of baking caramels
  • 6 tablespoons of Jameson

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your 13×9 pan.
  • Then add your cake mix, oil, eggs and instead of the water use the Guinness. Mix until well combined then bake for 30-35 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  • Next make the cream filling. In a medium bowl add your softened cream cheese and mix until soft and creamy. Then add in the Bailey’s and powdered sugar. Once that is well combined, fold in the whipped cream by hand and set aside.
  • To make the caramel drizzle, take the bag of caramels and once you’ve unwrapped them put them in a medium pan with 3 tablespoons of Jameson and place that over low heat. Add in 2-3 more tablespoons of Jameson until you’ve got the consistency and taste you want.
  • Once your cake has cooled cut it into medium pieces and put in a bowl. Pour 1/4-1/2 cup of Guinness over the cake pieces and let it soak.
  • To assemble the trifle take a medium sized trifle dish and cover the bottom with cake pieces. Then do a layer of cream filling and drizzle with the caramel sauce. Continue this process until you get to the top. Then top with the rest of the whipped cream, a crumbled piece of cake and a caramel drizzle.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any favorite St. Patrick’s Day treats I’d love to know what they are.

Until next time, have fun baking and I hope you all have a happy St. Patrick’s Day :).

-K

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Valentine’s Day Treats

Hi everyone,

Before we get into today’s post I want to say that today is the 12th and that means that it’s the 5 year anniversary of this blog! As always I’m incredibly grateful for all of the follows, reads, like, shares, comments, everything and here’s to many more in the future. On to today, as Valentine’s Day is on Friday, I thought today would be the perfect day to share some Valentine’s Day treats. Whether you’re having a party or just a chill night, these are perfect.

The first treat we have is Red Velvet Blossoms. I always love cookies like this and they’re typically super simple to make.

What You Need:

  • 1 box of red velvet cake mix
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 jar of red sugar crystals
  • 28 Hershey’s Kisses

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Then take a bowl, you can do this in a stand mixer as well, add in your cake mix, oil, water and the egg. Mix that until it’s well combined and there are no lumps of cake mix.
  • Next pour the red sugar crystals into a bowl and set to the side. Take your scoop and get about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of the dough and drop that into the red sugar. Make sure the dough ball is evenly and completely coated.
  • Place the dough balls on the baking sheet a couple inches apart and bake them for 8-10 minutes.
  • Once the cookies come out of the oven immediately press a Hershey’s Kiss into the center and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second treat we have is Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow. I love puppy chow, I make it for pretty much all holidays and it’s always such a crowd-pleaser.

What You Need:

  • 5 cups of Chex cereal
  • 5 ounces of white candy melts
  • 5 ounces of pink candy melts
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of Valentine’s M&M’s
  • 1/2 cup of small cinnamon heart candies

What You Do:

  • So the first thing you’re going to do is take 2 1/2 cups of the Chex, pour it in a large bowl and set that aside. Then take the white candy melts put them in a microwave safe bowl and microwave them in 30 second increments until melted and smooth. Pour that over the cereal you set aside and stir until it’s evenly coated.
  • Then take 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pour over the coated cereal making sure to evenly coat that.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet, spreading it out to cool completely.
  • You’re going to do the same thing with the other half of the cereal. Place it in the same bowl and set aside. This time take the pink coating chocolate and melt in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted and smooth and pour that over the cereal and stir until evenly coated.
  • Coat with the remaining powdered sugar and salt, transfer to a separate baking sheet to cool completely.
  • Once both are cooled, combine in a large bowl, add in the M&M’s and the cinnamon hearts and stir to combine.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last treat we have is Sweetheart Milkshakes. Milkshakes are such a fun dessert this one sounds delicious.

What You Need:

  • 2 to 3 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 5-6 fresh strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons of strawberry syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa (if you want a red velvet flavor)
  • White melting chocolate
  • Red or pink sprinkles
  • Whipped cream

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is put your ice cream, milk, strawberries and strawberry syrup in a blender and blend until smooth. If you want to add the cocoa, this is where you would do it.
  • Next melt your white chocolate. Then take your glass and dip the rim in the melted chocolate, making sure it’s well coated. Then dip in your red/pink sprinkles and allow to set.
  • Pour your milkshake into the glass, top with whipped cream and red/pink sprinkles.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last treat we have is White Chocolate Valentine’s Day Popcorn. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks and I love to jazz it up like this for holidays.

What You Need:

  • 10 cups of popped popcorn
  • 12 ounces of white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons of sprinkles
  • 1 cup of conversation hearts

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take the popped popcorn and place it in a large bowl. Then you’re going to melt your white chocolate. Once you’ve done that pour the melted chocolate over the popcorn and stir until it’s evenly coated.
  • Then add in the sprinkles and conversation hearts and stir.
  • Pour popcorn out onto a baking sheet to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these treats let me know how they turn out and if not I’d love to know what your favorite Valentine’s Day treats are.

Until next time, have fun baking and I hope you all have a happy Valentine’s Day :).

-K

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Blogmas Day Four: Holiday Treats

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day Four! Today I thought it would be fun to share some delicious holiday treats with you guys. I love baking all throughout the year, but especially during the holidays and I do quite a lot of it. I have four different treats I’m going to talk about, so let’s get into it.

The first treat we have is Christmas Muddy Buddies. I make these for every holiday, they’re super easy to put together and always a crowd pleaser.

What You Need:

  • 1 box of Chex cereal, you can use whichever you prefer, I do a combo of half rice Chex half chocolate Chex
  • 2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons of butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of holiday M&M’s

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take two baking sheets and line them. Once you’ve done that, set them aside. Then pour your cereal into a large bowl and set that aside as well.
  • Next take a microwavable bowl and add in the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Microwave that on high for one minute and stir. Microwave for an additional 10-30 seconds or until the mixture is smooth when you stir it.
  • Once the mixture is smooth stir in the vanilla and pour over the cereal, making sure it’s evenly coated.
  • Then coat the cereal in the powdered sugar. For this you can stir it into the bowl or you can pour the cereal into large Ziploc bags, add powered sugar and shake it all up. But either way make sure it’s evenly coated.
  • Spread the cereal out on the two baking sheets to cool. Once it’s cool put it in your serving vessel, add the holiday M&M’s and give a gentle stir to make sure everything is well combined.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next treat we have is Christmas Sprinkle Cookies, these are a holiday classic and easy to make.

What You Need:

  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 of Christmas colored sprinkles

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is get a large bowl and to that add your butter and sugar. Beat that at medium speed until it’s light and fluffy.
  • Then add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix.
  • Once that’s mixed add the flour and salt and mix until just combined.
  • Next, shape your dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the sprinkles, making sure they’re evenly coated.
  • Once all the dough balls are coated slightly flatten them and add a few more sprinkles.
  • You can put these in the fridge to firm up but it takes much longer, so I freeze mine for about 15 minutes.
  • While you’re waiting on the cookies to firm up, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Remove your cookies from the freezer and place on the cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart and bake until the edges are lightly browned. About 12-15 minutes.
  • Once the cookies are out let them sit on the pan for 2 minutes then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last treat we have is a cookie I make every year and it’s Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies.

What You Need:

  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of mint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 28 unwrapped peppermint Kisses

What You Do:

  • The first step is to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Next, cream together the butter and both the sugars until they’re light and fluffy. Then add in the eggs one at a time until just combined and mix in the mint extract.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture in parts, making sure to mix until just combined each time and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Once everything is well combined refrigerate the dough for at least 3 hours. You can let it sit overnight if you want.
  • Once out of the fridge, roll into 1 inch balls and place 1-2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Once they’re done let them cool for about 3 minutes and press 1 peppermint Kiss into the top of each cookie.
  • Move the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last treat we have is Gingerbread Cookies. I really like gingerbread but I don’t make it a whole lot, maybe this will change that.

What You Need:

  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of orange juice
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 1/4 cup of sugar

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is sift together the dry ingredients (flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt).
  • Then cream together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. To that add the egg and mix until well combined.
  • Add the orange juice and molasses and mix until well combined.
  • Next start to add the dry ingredients, in small parts, until well combined.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 2-3 hours or if you’re in the rush, pop in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Take about 2 tablespoons of the dough and roll into balls. Roll in the 1/4 cup of sugar and flatten.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool on cooling rack.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these treats let me know how it turns out.

Until next time, have fun baking and I’d love to know what your favorite holiday treat is :).

-K

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Halloween Treats

Hi everyone,

Today I’m back with the next part in my Halloween series. This time it’s fun and delicious Halloween treats. Whether you’re throwing a party or just want something themed to eat on the night, these are perfect.

The first treat we have is Dark Chocolate Halloween Chip Cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are great for every occasion and these literally scream Halloween when you look at them.

What You Need:

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup of Hershey’s special dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup of packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 cup of Nestle Halloween baking chips
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of mini Reese’s Pieces baking candies

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once you’ve done that line your baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Then, take a large bowl, and combine the butter and the sugars. Beat that until it’s light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Next add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  • Next add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix that on low and make sure everything is combined.
  • In another bowl add the Halloween chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips and the mini Reese’s Pieces. Stir that gently so everything is evenly distributed. Then take that mixture and fold in about 1 3/4 cups of it into the dough. Set aside the rest of the chips.
  • Refrigerate your dough for about 30 minutes or as long as it takes for it to be set so it doesn’t fall apart when rolling.
  • Once it is set, take 2 tablespoons for each cookie and roll them into balls. Set the cookie balls 2 inches apart on your baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. You’re looking for the cookies to be just set.
  • After the cookies come out of the oven take the chips that you set aside and press into the tops of the cookies.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next we have Halloween Muddy Buddies. I make muddy buddies for parties all the time and it’s always a crowd pleaser and takes hardly any time at all.

What You Need:

  • 9 cups of Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 boxes of Reese’s Pieces
  • 2 cups of pretzels
  • 2 bags of candy corn

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take a microwave safe bowl and in it add the butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Microwave that for 1 minute, stir then microwave again for 30 seconds and stir when it comes out.
  • To that add your vanilla, give a little stir and pour over the Chex. Mix that well and scoop into a Ziploc bag.
  • Add the powdered sugar to the bag and toss around to evenly coat everything.
  • Pour coated cereal into a large bowl and add in the Reese’s Pieces, pretzels and candy corn. Give that all a big stir.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last treat we have is Trick Or Treat Pretzels. I love mixing candy and pretzels, so this is perfect.

What You Need:

  • 10 ounces of small pretzel twists
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Candy Corn
  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Mini Kit Kats
  • Mini M&M’s

What You Do:

  • First, take your baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Once you’ve done that, place the pretzels on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Then, in a medium bowl add the chocolate chips and the oil and microwave for about a minute. When I melt chocolate in the microwave I don’t always stir in increments, but you can if you want. But if you don’t make sure to keep an eye on it.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, drizzle it over the pretzels and top with the candy and sprinkles.
  • Let it set for an hour at room temperature. Then break apart.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last treat we have is Halloween Pumpkin Brownies. Brownies are one of  my favorite desserts and so easy to dress up for any holiday.

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 of oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package of brownie mix (You don’t have to use mix, you can make your own)
  • 1, 10 ounce, package of Halloween chips
  • Halloween sprinkles

What You Do:

  • First, preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Then line your 9×9 pan with foil or spray with a non stick cooking spray, whichever you prefer.
  • Next, in a large bowl whisk together the pumpkin, water, oil, eggs and pumpkin pie spice until it’s well blended. Add in the brownie mix and stir. Then add in 1/2 of the Halloween chips and stir until well combined. Pour that mixture into your prepared pan.
  • Add the rest of the Halloween chips and the sprinkles to the top of the brownies and put in the oven.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the edges pull away from the pan.
  • Once they’re out of the oven and cooled, cut the brownies into squares.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these treats let me know how they turn out and if you have any Halloween treats that you love I’d love to know what they are.

Until next time, have fun baking and enjoy your treats :).

-K

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