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Bruschetta Cheese Dip

Bruschetta Cheese Dip Recipe

This recipe is the result of an almost accident.

When I was home over the holidays, my Dad was making cheese dip (Velvetta + Rotel, an Oklahoma staple when eating Tex-Mex!), he reached in the refrigerator to grab a tupperware container of rotel and he accidentally grabbed the tupperware of leftover bruschetta.

He realized before he actually added it to the bowl of Velvetta, but then I got an idea, what if I made an Italian version of “cheese dip” with bruschetta instead of Rotel and a combination of cream cheese and mozzarella instead of Velvetta?!

Well, I tried it, and I loved it, so today I’m sharing it with you!

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Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers are the perfect appetizer for holiday or Superbowl parties & a great way to use up leftover stuffing!

Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers

It’s holiday party season people! And what says holiday spirit more than Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers?!

That’s right, I added stuffing to Jalapeno Poppers!

The original idea came after Thanksgiving when I still had Thanksgiving leftover recipe ideas on my mind, but then as my annual holiday party came closer last weekend, I started to think that they would be the perfect appetizer for my party.

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Nutella Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

Nutella Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Recipe

If the name alone didn’t give away how delicious Nutella Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls are, hopefully the picture will!

Seriously though, if cinnamon rolls weren’t already scrumptious enough, I added Nutella and cream cheese, making them the best cinnamon rolls ever created 😉

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Mason Jar Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Mason Jar Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe

While I pride myself on holding off of Christmas music, baking and decorating until after Thanksgiving, I have no problem starting the Christmas party the day after Thanksgiving, which is exactly what I’m doing on the blog today!

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Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry

This scrumptious puff pastry recipe is filled with cream cheese, turkey and cranberry relish, perfect for putting those Thanksgiving leftovers to use!

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe

It’s two days until Thanksgiving, and while some of you might be preparing to make your first whole turkey EVER, I actually got to experience this feat two weeks ago!

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Chipotle Honey Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Bites

Chipotle Honey Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Bites

I had so much fun planning my Superbowl menu this year and adding new recipes to the list!

Since I love the combination of chipotle & honey so much (see Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork & Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon) I decided to add this flavor combination to a new appetizer!

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Nutmeg Cream Cheese Sopapillas

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When I decided to serve Mexican food for my one year blog anniversary dinner I knew I had to stick with this cuisine throughout the whole meal, including the dessert.  So instead of baking a one year anniversary cake, I went with one year anniversary nutmeg and cream cheese stuffed sopapillas complemented by a delicious side of homemade coffee ice cream.

The result was an entire house that smelled like cinnamon heaven and a sweet, creamy, delicious dessert!

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Ingredients

  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 8 oz packages crescent rolls
  • 3 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup honey (not pictured/for topping)

Start by adding the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbsp cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.

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Use beaters to mix well. Roll out the Crescent roll dough and separate into the 4 perforated rectangles in each can using your fingers to press together the two triangles.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillasNext, spread each rectangle with the cream cheese mixture.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillasFold over and press the edges together.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillasMelt the butter and brush on top of the sopapillas.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillasNext, combine the additional 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the sopapillas.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillas, sugarPlace in the oven at 350° for 15-17 minutes. Enjoy that amazing cinnamon nutmeg smell that is now filling your entire house!

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Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey.

cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, crescent rolls, dessert, sopapillas, recipeSlice these babies open and get to that delicious creamy center!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe for gluten-free crescent rolls can be substituted for traditional crescent rolls to make this a delicious gluten-free dessert.

Lemon Zest Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Frosting

As the resident foodie and party planner extraordinaire for all my friends, when Birthday time comes around I’m everyone’s first call!  For a friend I’ve known my whole life I pull at all the stops, and that friend would be Billy!  It just happens that Billy’s Birthday fell on Superbowl Sunday this year, bonus!  So a duel celebration was in order, biggest football day of the year and celebrating the birth of one of the greatest guys I know!

So the first question I ask my friends as their birthday approaches is “what kind of cake”?  This year Billy responds with the dreaded “surprise me!”  Oh no, this means not only do I have to come up with an amazing cake, I also have to figure out what kind of cake that is! So in true little leopard fashion, I made three cakes, just to be sure!!! Some were made into cupcakes, like these delightful little desserts! (Easier for sharing at a party!)

Ingredients (makes 48 mini cupcakes or 24 large cupcakes)

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • lemon zest from 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup half-and-half

Start by pre-heating the oven to 350° and lining a cupcake pan with paper liners.

Next, combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.

In a medium mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together, then add eggs one at a time. Next, add the zest and vanilla.

Then add the lemon juice and half-and-half.

Combine together with electric hand mixer.

Mmmm creamy! Now spoon into the lined cupcake pan.

I used the mini-cupcake pan because they’re so darn cute and easy to gobble up in one bite!

Bake for app 15 minutes.

Now it’s time to make the Lemon Cream Frosting!  I simply took my Cream Cheese Frosting recipe and added lemon juice!

Ingredients

  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Use an electric hand mixer to combine ingredients. Next spread on top of the lemon zest cupcakes!

Now of course I have no pictures of the cupcakes WITH the frosting on top! I got busy making all of the other delicious Superbowl Party food and asked my girls to frost the cupcakes for me, by the time I realized there were no pictures, they were all gone!

I promise they were as pretty as they were yummy!

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes are filled with fresh, juicy strawberries and drizzled with sweet, delicious cream cheese syrup in this perfect brunch recipe made in under 30 minutes!

Fresh Strawberry Pancake Recipe

I am having a serious debate with myself right now about what my favorite time of the year is. Strawberry season or football season? It’s still a toss-up but strawberry season is making me overjoyed at the moment!

Strawberry Pancake Recipe

One of the many benefits of living in Southern California is the year round fresh produce, but there are still seasons when certain produce is more readily available and inexpensive than other times! We’re just stepping into the peak Strawberry Season where the berries are bigger, brighter and more succulent than ever!

Fresh Strawberry Filled Pancakes

I’ve decided to take full advantage and use them in every recipe possible!  Brunch this weekend was Strawberry Pancakes. Not only did we have pancakes, we had Cream Cheese Syrup.  Yes, that is an actual thing. And if not, I just made it happen!  You’re welcome 😉

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup Ingredients

Ingredients (Strawberry Pancakes)

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 pint strawberries (sliced)

Cream Cheese Syrup

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Prepare the pancake batter by combining the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.

Strawberry Pancake Batter Recipe

Next, combine the egg, milk, vanilla and honey in a medium mixing bowl.

Strawberry Pancake Batter

Add in the dry ingredients, stir to combine, then add the melted butter. Next, add in those delicious, juicy strawberries!

Fresh Strawberry Pancake Batter Recipe

Gently fold the strawberries into the pancake batter.

Heat a griddle or large skillet to medium and spray lightly with cooking oil.

Pour the pancake batter by 1/4 cup onto the griddle.

Fresh Strawberry Pancake Recipe

Wait for the pancakes to be covered with small bubbles, then flip!

Fresh Strawberry Pancake Recipe

While the pancakes are cooking, prepare the Cream Cheese Syrup.  (Yes it tastes as decadent as it sounds!)

Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.

Cream Cheese Syrup Recipe

Use an electric hand mixer to combine ingredients until a syrup consistency forms.

Cream Cheese Pancake Syrup Recipe

Drizzle the syrup atop the pancakes and serve to your brunching delight!

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Warning: they are addicting!

Fresh Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Use Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour to make this recipe gluten free.

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 \"silver dollar\" pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Ingredients

    Strawberry Pancakes
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 pint strawberries (sliced)
  • Cream Cheese Syrup
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pancake batter by combining the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the egg, milk, vanilla and honey
  3. Add in the dry ingredients, stir to combine, then add the melted butter.
  4. Next, add the sliced strawberries.
  5. Gently fold the strawberries into the pancake batter.
  6. Heat a griddle or large skillet to medium and spray lightly with cooking oil.
  7. Pour the pancake batter by 1/4 cup onto the griddle.
  8. Wait for the pancakes to be covered with small bubbles, then flip.
  9. While the pancakes are cooking, prepare the Cream Cheese Syrup.
  10. Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  11. Use an electric hand mixer to combine ingredients until a syrup consistency forms.
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