Nutella

The One Pot Chef has a true passion for food and I’m so glad that he shares his recipes with us! Recipes like this no-bake Nutella Cheesecake. Yum! Nutella is the byproduct of a marriage between chocolate and hazelnut. It makes a delicious spread that can be put on almost anything and, like this cheesecake, is to die for.

I just learned that there is a world Nutella day. We missed February 5th this year but let’s all commit to make this cake next year. I’m not going to wait untill then to make this! It’ll be a wonder if I can make it into next week. Lol. This is terrific. It would be fun to try this with peanut butter too. Think that would work?

Now I can’t stop thinking about yummy creamy cheesecake! Must-Have-Cheesecake! I’m all about the no-bake method too. All the deliciousness without the delay. Score! The Joy Of Baking has another recipe that you must try. Check it out here.

Here’s the video…Enjoy (and eat up)!

cupcake

What do you think of when you hear lasagna cupcakes? My initial response is not good. I love cupcakes! The flav of the month is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (I’m a traditionalist). I can honestly say that I’ve never once seen a lasagna cupcake advertized but I’m curious to try one after seeing this. I do love lasagna…

This recipe isn’t what you would expect for typical lasagna but keep an open mind. The ingredients are: spaghetti, bacon, sausage, tomato sauce, butter, eggs, parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese. What do you think? Anything with bacon, butter, and pasta I’m willing to try at least once! This would be a great party food.

Has it got you salivating? In look of more savory cupcakes instead of sweet? The Huffington Post has got you covered. They have gathered up 13 cupcake recipes that aren’t sweet but will tantalize your other taste buds. The mac and cheese looks heavenly. As do the chili cheese fries. Check out these and all the rest here.

Here’s the delicious recipe and video… Enjoy!

Breakfast Pizza

My family and I went to Australia on vacation this past year and it was wonderful. One of my best friends moved to the other side of the world and was getting married; we couldn’t miss it! I hope you get the chance/have an excuse to go someday! Everything was different and wonderful. Food included. We tried a bunch of new things but never this Aussie Pizza.

Pizza; love. Breakfast; love. Breakfast pizza; what’s not to love? Thanks One Pot Chef for the tasty treat! I’ll happily make this now that I have the recipe. Yum! The fact that this uses homemade dough makes me really happy! It’s such an easy recipe. Then it’s like pouring an omelette on top of it. How wonderful.

Do you have a favorite bacon and egg breakfast dish? Why not comment and tell me about it! One of my all time favorites is a melty gooey bacon-y breakfast casserole.

Here’s the video and delicious recipe… Enjoy!

Flowers

Making cute marshmallow flower cupcake toppers is surprisingly easy. I had no idea! No professional baking background required. Every novice can master these yummy little flowers and that’s good news for me. These would be the perfect way to decorate an Easter treat.

They are a quick and easy way to take your decorations to the next level. Love! Grab your marshmallows and smush ‘em up nice and flat. You need cornstarch to keep them from sticking to your fingers, scissors for cutting, and food coloring spray. Using colored marshmallows would save you a step since they already come in pretty pastel colors.

What’s not to love about Marshmallows! I think every cupcake should be topped with these sticky gooey spun sugar concoctions. If not in the shape of a pretty flower, then in a delicious frosting recipe. Martha Stewart has the recipe to top all other recipes. Find it here.

Here’s the Video… Enjoy!

Popcorn

I make fresh popcorn on the stove all the time but it’s nice to have an instant microwaveable option. Doesn’t this look yummy? I’ll have to try this for our next family movie night!

This is fast and simple; my favorite. I love that you can add sugar to make it kettle corn; another favorite. Don’t forget to check out the “show more” tab. It has all the deets and step by step instructions. Plus a few more secret tips. Wunderbar! Fyi, don’t forget to put the paper towel in the microwave. Or you will have a gross sticky oily mess to clean up later. I’m really excited to try this sometime and with coconut oil. Coconut oil + popcorn = a delicious slightly flavored treat.

I’m A Lazy Mom has a terrific no-bake caramel corn recipe. Yum! It will go perfect with our hot and fresh popcorn. It’s only ingredients, a few minutes in a stock pot, and a few minutes cooling. Awesome! Check it out here.

Here’s the Video… Enjoy!

Bright Cake

Ohhh! How pretty! Who wouldn’t like a fun cake like this at a party? Or any other event for that matter. I would! It is a cake with an adorable heart shaped cake inside it. Too difficult for you? I thought that too but it really isn’t. After watching this tutorial I believe that I can pull off a fun hidden surprise cake! Boxed cake mixes, frosting, cookie cutter (any shape), fondant, cake pan…You got this!

This tutorial shows how to put a tie dye heart inside a yummy cake but it could really be any shape, flavor, and color! This is so great! Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Christmas. So versatile! Love it.

This surprise, hidden inside a cherry pie, is going to make your day! Maybe even week. Where Can I get one? Get ready to have your heart melt. Ready? Here you go. Heat, melt away.

Here’s the delicious video tutorial… Enjoy!

Farm

Ever thought of growing your own food but didn’t think it was possible? It’s more that possible! It might even be the way of the future. If the Dervaes family can do it while living in Los Angeles, I think you can to.

The Dervaes family live on 1/10th of an acre 15 minutes from downtown L.A.. In itself that’s not strange. What’s crazy is that they manage to maintain a sustainable and independent urban farm. Complete with animals!

In a year they produce around 4,300 pounds of veggies, 900 chicken eggs, 1000 duck eggs, 25 lbs honey, and pounds of seasonal fruit. There are over 400 species of plants. What?! They have everything they need to ‘live off the land.’ From beets to bees. Chickens to chickpeas.

What the family doesn’t eat they sell from their porch, making around $20,000 a year. Local organic food is so popular that they don’t have any problems finding customs. Even chefs from restaurants seek them out.

I tried to figure out how big 1/10th (0.1) of an acre is in perspective to other things . I used this website, findlotsize.com, and put markers around my ‘house.’ I got a rough estimate that mine is 0.062, but my math seems wrong since my place looks way smaller. It’s interesting to know all the same. Check it out here… if you’re curious to learn what size yours is.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

car wheel rim bbq

BBQ season is almost here! It’s not supposed to be, but I’m not going to complain about a warm snap in March. 71 degrees and no snow is grilling weather. Do you have a state of the art grill? Not all of us do. Don’t stress if your barbecue isn’t that great or non-existent. Why not DIY? Make your own BBQ this year. How fun would that be?! Very!

I’ve heard this is the redneck way to grill but I think it’s cool no matter where you’re from or what culture you embrace. Lol. Hyuck. Repurposing car rims is a brilliant concept. Probably let them burn for a while to get any road chemicals off. Side note, wear protective clothes and gloves when working with power tools and sharp surfaces!

Here are three splendid DIY sauce recipes to go with your splendid new grill. Smoky, spicy, and sweet tangy. delicious! Check out what The Yummy Life has to offer here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

SKittles

Yum! I’m starving and seeing this delicious cake only makes it worse. Sugar! Love it! It will rot our teeth and make us fat if we gobbled it up every day but it’s ok to indulge once in a while. Why not indulge is this bright colorful tasty treat?! I think I will. I know the fam will be so happy with this dessert!

I hope you have experienced the goodness that is a poke cake. Normally they are made with jello but there are recipes that range from pudding to strawberry lemonade. Very good. My Granny used to make them all the time. This cake, talk about a blast from the past! This version of the cake is made with skittles. I think everyone loves that candy so I’m pretty sure everyone will love this cake.

This is a little more time consuming than a regular cake but worth it. Melting the skittles down unto a gel can take a little bit of time. I’m still game to try. This is an amazing video tutorial, complete with recipe, detailed steps, and all ingredients listed out for us! I’m so excited to feature this here today! Vanilla/white cake with skittles colors and flavors? Yes please!

Life is too short to not have fun and try delicious desserts. Wine And Glue has 30 delicious poke cake recipes you must try someday! I promise you won’t be disappointed. Here they are.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Manners

Here’s all the help you will need to improve your manners! No one wants to look like a dunce when out for a fancy dinner or entertaining and these guides, featured at Diply, will help make your Miss/Mr Etiquette. Ready to manner up? Grab your knife and fork, dress to impress, and lets get going…

I needed the table setting refresher! Oh boy did I. We are super casual at our house. One of everything. It was great info and I’m going to store it away and look for an excuse to have a fancy dinner party. #10 is going to come in super handy when I start to travel the world. (Someday. It will happen!) I don’t want to insult anyone of another culture.

One tip that I didn’t see was how to eat soup. Soup and fancy dinners go hand in hand so this is good to know. This video from YouTube video from geobeats was very helpful.

Go here to see all 10 guides…

Diply: 10 Guides For Proper Dining Etiquette