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Lemon Meringue Nests Spring Dessert

Lemon Meringue Nests Spring Dessert

We love the way these simply charming confections put a sweet touch on a party table, and trees!  Just joking, but Elizabeth couldn’t resist adding a pop of spring to her backyard landscape. Our light airy meringue nests filled with luscious lemon curd and topped with bright blueberries are a special treat for your Easter table, baby shower or any spring celebration. Lemon Meringue Nests Nests Ingredients 4 large egg whites ¼ tsp. cream of tartar […]

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6 Easy Saint Patrick’s Day Dessert Ideas!

6 Easy Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Ideas!

McCormicks.com is really letting their Irish show with these fun, festive and fabulous dessert ideas.   1 – Luck o’ the Irish Cake Pops: Give the cake pop trend some St. Patrick’s Day spirit with green food color and decorate with shamrock sprinkles for a festive dessert, inside and out. Recipe here> 2 – Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes: A green twist on classic red velvet, these cupcakes take basic cake mix to delicious new heights […]

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Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey’s Frosting

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Frosting

Here’s a Saint Patrick’s Day treat that’s Boozy Baking at its BEST! The cake in this special dessert incorporates the Irish classic Guinness, and the icing another, with a shot of Baileys Irish Cream.   St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest drinking days of the year. If you’re looking to switch things up a bit this year, try turning your cocktails into a dessert!  Here’s one I am going to try from celebrity caterer […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day Rainbow Dessert Idea!

Saint Patrick's Day Rainbow Dessert Idea!

  Here’s a fun way to introduce a healthy dessert at your Saint Patrick’s Day celebration.  It’s a rainbow of fruit flavor and will look gorgeous on your table.  Just try to keep the kids away so you get some! Saint Patrick’s Day Fruit Rainbow Ingredients (R) 16 oz. container strawberries – washed, hulled and quartered (O) 12 oz. jar mandarin oranges (Y) 1 pineapple – cut into bite-sized pieces (G) 3-4 kiwi – peeled, […]

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wHOOPie PIES For The Madness This March

wHOOPie PIES For The Madness This March

  In honor of basketball’s classic colors, orange and black, whip up a batch of these delectable chocolate whoopie pies filled with orange cream. Fans will be whooping it up after they taste this hand-held cake that is just the right balance of sweetness, creaminess and moist cake. wHOOPie PIES Ingredients Cake Cookies 1 box chocolate cake mix 1/3 cup water 3 tbsp. oil 2 eggs Filling 1 stick butter 1 8 oz. package cream […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day Dessert Idea – Crème de Menthe Brownies!

Saint Patrick's Day Dessert Idea - Crème de Menthe Brownies!

Get Lucky this St. Patrick’s Day with some boozy baking!  Combine your cocktail and confections this St. Patrick’s Day with this mint of a boozy baked good. A shot of liqueur infused minty cream frosting sandwiched between gooey chocolaty goodness – everybody’s happy! Crème de Menthe Brownies – Boozy Baking Ingredients 1 tray brownies 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 4 tbsp. Green Crème de menthe 8 oz. semi sweet chocolate baking squares […]

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Healthy Popcorn Recipe from ‘CLEAN FOOD’ by Terry Walters

Healthy Popcorn Recipe from 'CLEAN FOOD' by Terry Walters

  POPCORN GETS A BUM RAP as a result of the non-nutritional toppings that so often dress it, but popcorn is low in calories and touts health benefits such as fiber and zinc.  Add air popping and nutritional toppings and you have a snack that you can feel good about.  Best-selling author Terry Walters, was at the NY KIDS FOOD FESTIVAL this week, demonstrating how families can lead a healthier life. She shared her recipe […]

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Super Valentine’s Day Snack Recipe!

Super Valentine's Day Snack Recipe!

  Sweet and salty snacks are always a favorite in my house, so I’m getting ready to mix up this treat for Valentine’s Day.  It not only tastes great, it will look so pretty on my party table!  You can enjoy more recipes at Target.com/recipes and – they’re fabulous! “Sweet Sayings” Chocolate Potato Chip Snack Mix Makes about 8 cups Total Time:  2 hours including time to set What You’ll Need: 3 cups Archer Farms Sea […]

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Simple Strawberry Jam Recipe

You will LOVE this Simple Strawberry Jam – no pectin, no canning, no fuss from Elizabehth! Make a simple strawberry jam to add to your breakfast, brunch or tea table as a special touch. Spreading it on toast, biscuits, muffins, bagels, croissants, waffles or pancakes feels decadent – it truly is a treat! I was inspired to create this simple recipe because: (1) I had a craving for homemade jam like my mom made when […]

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The Ultimate Chocolate Dessert – Molten Lava Cakes!

The Ultimate Chocolate Dessert - Molten Lava Cakes!

Here’s a perfect dessert idea for you and your honey this Valentine’s Day.  It’s decadent and delicious! Molten Lava Cakes (Serves 2) Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2 oz. baking chocolate unsweetened squares 1 large egg 1 large egg yolk 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 1 tsp. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. shortening 1 tsp. cocoa powder 1 tsp. confectioners’ sugar 2 fresh raspberries, washed and dried 2 fresh mint leaves ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips   […]

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Chocolate Truffles – Easy Homemade Recipe!

Chocolate Truffles - Easy Homemade Recipe!

We have THREE words for this Valentine’s Day Treat: RICH, DARK, DECADENT!  So satisfying, you only need ONE of these babies!  They make the perfect Valentine’s Day party dessert or gift.  Enjoy. Easy Chocolate Truffles (Makes 36 Truffles) Ingredients 3 doz. chocolate sandwich cookies (like an Oreo) 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate baking squares 4 oz. hot pink melting chocolate wafers   Instructions 1. Place cookies in a gallon-size sealable […]

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Banana Love Muffins – Valentine’s Day Recipe

Banana Love Muffins - Valentine's Day Recipe

Perfect Valentine’s Day Breakfast for your LOVE MUFFINS! These delicious Banana Love Muffins are simple to bake and make everyone feel special.  Serve them as a surprise breakfast for your loved-ones or enlist the help of the kids in the house to bake some memories together! Banana Love Muffins (Yields 18-20 muffins) Ingredients ¾ cup unsalted butter (softened) 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 4 ripe bananas 3 cups flour 1/8 cup wheat germ 1 ½ […]

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Valentine’s Day Sandwich Cookies!

Valentine's Day Sandwich Cookies!

Bake up some love for your family this Valentine’s day with this simple and special recipe. Kids love icing and sprinkles so we made sure to put them front and center in this sweet treat. Valentine’s Day Sandwich Cookie Recipe (Makes 12) Ingredients 24 sugar cookies (recipe below) 1 batch buttercream icing (recipe below) Heart sprinkles Instructions Lay ½ of the cookies bottom side up on a wax paper lined tray. Drop a spoonful or […]

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Pie Fries!

Pie Fries!

Pie lovers rejoice! This all American, all-time favorite dessert has it’s own national holiday on January 23rd.  So this Wednesday forget the typical round pies you know and love and try one of Andrea Correale’s Cherry Pie Fries. Andrea’s Cherry Pie Fries are simple to re-create at home and perfect for a unique celebration honoring this delectable day. These light and playful cinnamon pie crust fries paired with sweet cherry pie filling dip make for […]

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How To Make Healthy Quinoa Cookies

How To Make Healthy Quinoa Cookies

Stumped over what treats to serve to your Gluten-Free family members or friends when entertaining?  We have the perfect solution thanks to our friends at Veria.com, an online extension of the national health and wellness TV network Veria Living.  Be sure to check out their Healthy Recipe section is full of recipes that taste goof and are good for you too !  visit here> http://www.veria.com Quinoa Cookies Ingredients 1 cup cooked quinoa (whole grain) 1 […]

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New Year’s Eve Cupcake Clock from The Bella Baker!

New Year's Eve Cupcake Clock from The Bella Baker!

I love this simple and special idea for New Year’s Eve dessert from Lauryn Cohen – The Bella Baker.  All you need to make your own is a dozen delicious cupcakes, pretzel logs and a silver cake stand! “It’s the sweetest clock ever! These cupcakes, each decorated with a Roman numeral and assembled in a circular formation, are a play on the clock that we stare at all night as we count down to a […]

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Make-Ahead Chocolate Soufflé, Hooray!

Make-Ahead Chocolate Soufflé, Hooray!

Can you imagine serving a hot, chocolaty dessert right out of the oven to your guests at your next dinner party?  Well you can and you will be able to join them at the table for the whole meal!  I found this awesome recipe on the Very Best Baking site from Nestle.  It does not get much easier than this, just mix the ingredients as per the directions below the day before your party and […]

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Easy Banana Crumb Muffin Recipe

Easy Banana Crumb Muffin Recipe

Banana bread and muffins are a favorite breakfast and snack in our house.  I have been making them for years the same way, so I was happy to find this recipe that adds a special twist – a sweet topping!  Whenever we can enjoy a leisurely morning at home,  it’s a great way to serve a warm, homemade treat. Hope you will enjoy them too. Banana Crumb Muffins Makes 10 muffins Ingredients 1 1/2 cups […]

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Jam Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

Jam Thumbprint Cookies (Makes 6 dozen) These cookies are a childhood favorite and I’ve passed on my love for them to my daughter. The family tradition continues and my mom can’t get a break from making them! Enjoy these melt in your mouth bite-sized cookies that look like they have a gem in the center. Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup shortening ½ cup packed brown sugar 2 egg yolks 1 tsp. vanilla 2 […]

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cups!

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cups!

Stumped over what treats to serve to your Gluten-Free family members or friends for the holidays?  We have the perfect solution thanks to our friends at Veria.com, an online extension of the national health and wellness TV network Veria Living. Hope you enjoy, we know your guests will! Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cups Ingredients For candy: 1 1/2 cups extra virgin coconut oil, melted 3/4 cup organic roasted peanut butter 1 tablespoon organic vanilla 2 teaspoons […]

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Champagne Cupcakes – Boozy Baking!

Champagne Cupcakes - Boozy Baking!

  We love boozy baking at the the Party Bluprints Blog and think these Golden Blossom Honey‘s Mini Champagne Cupcakes are perfect for New Year’s Eve celebrations.   Hope you enjoy and Cheers to 2014! Mini Champagne Cupcakes Ingredients Cupcakes: 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup shortening (softened butter can be substituted) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 eggs 1 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY 1/2 orange juice […]

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

These cookies are hands-down my family’s favorite holiday cookie. My mom has been treating my family to these cookies every Christmas for years. FYI: she has a little trick: she refrigerates or freezes remaining dough after baking up a few batches, so she can make fresh baked cookies anytime they want! I hope you enjoy – Elizabeth. Chocolate Crinkles Adapted from Betty Crocker’s Chocolate Crinkles Recipe Yields approximately 12 dozen (perfect for a cookie exchange […]

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Pomegranate Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Frosting

Pomegranate Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Frosting

I always have POM in my fridge, I’m hooked on the Pomegranate/Blueberry.  I have made plenty of cocktails with it, and they taste great, so when I found this delicious recipe on the POM Wonderful site, I had to share. POM Velvet Cupcakes with POM Cream Cheese Frosting by Chef Ashley James Time to Table: 35 Minutes Prep, 20 – 25 Minutes Baking and 20 Minutes Cooling Servings: 30 regular cupcakes INGREDIENTS:   POM Cream […]

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Peppermint Recipes For The Holidays!

Peppermint Recipes For The Holidays!

     Peppermint is one of the most popular holiday flavors and one that both kids and adults enjoy.   Today we are happy to share four delicious recipes that feature peppermint from Target’s Bullseye View.  We hope you try one or all four this season! Bullseye View is an online magazine, updated regularly to bring Target to life. It is a behind-the-scenes look at Target’s most exciting partnerships, initiatives, events and innovations. Visit us on […]

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Upside Pear Crunch Coffee Cake – Holiday Cake Recipe!

Upside Pear Crunch Coffee Cake - Holiday Cake Recipe!

We have a treat today from Elizabeth Falkner and Harry & David. The two have partnered up for a Seasonal Chef Program! Falkner has created three seasonally-inspired recipes including this Upside Pear Crunch Coffee Cake, an easy-at-home recipe.  It’s an ideal holiday dessert dish and we are excited to share the recipe below. As part of the Harry & David Seasonal Chef program, Chef Elizabeth Falkner creates an Upside Pear Crunch Coffee Cake using our […]

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Holiday Dessert – Caramelized – Pear Bread Pudding

Holiday Dessert - Caramelized - Pear Bread Pudding

Holiday dessert needs to be special, so I was very excited when BetterEats.com invited us to share this Caramelized-Pear Bread Pudding recipe with you.  Bread Pudding is my husband’s favorite and this recipe puts a new twist on the traditional version, by adding pear!  Pear is perfect for the holidays.  Hope you enjoy some at your celebration – we will! Caramelized-Pear Bread Pudding -  from BetterEats.com This custardy, raisin-studded bread pudding highlights the sweet, comforting […]

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Holiday Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Recipe

Holiday Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Recipe

We had to share this amazing dessert recipe with you again – it makes a perfect holiday treat.   The recipe was featured at the Sandra by Sandra Lee NYC blogger event earlier this year.  Serve it up to guests this holiday season, then sit back and watch the smiles.  Many thanks to Sears HC  and Sandra Lee for sharing it with us, so we could share it with YOU!   Snickerdoodle Cheesecake with Caramel […]

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Brownie Brittle Eggnog Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Brownie Brittle Eggnog Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Hold on to your holiday hats – here’s a recipe that takes dessert bars to a new level!   Brownie Brittle founder Sheila G Mains was kind enough to share her Brownie Brittle Eggnog Cheesecake Bar recipe with us today.  They’re a delicious way to put a holiday twist on the more traditional cheesecake bars, and will make your guests feel special when you celebrate this season. Brownie Brittle Eggnog Cheesecake Bars 1 Stick of butter […]

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Jam Thumbprint Holiday Cookies!

Jam Thumbprint Holiday Cookies!

Image credit and gluten free recipe from Gluten Free By Nature> Who doesn’t love this Holiday Classic?  Here’s a wonderful recipe for you from the Almond Board of California.  Enjoy and please remember to label and always let party guests know when you are serving nuts. Almond Thumbprint Cookies created by: Almond Board of California servings 36 Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 egg yolks 2 teaspoons grated lemon […]

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Candy Cane OREO Santa Hat Cookies

Candy Cane OREO Santa Hat Cookies

Whether you’re a twister or a diehard dunker, you’re going to love this OREO Cookies recipe. Made to look like Santa’s iconic red hat, they are almost too cute to eat. Almost. Made from OREO Cookies with Candy Cane-flavored Crème—available exclusively at Target stores this holiday season for $2.99—these Christmas cookies are a blissful blend of chocolate, cream cheese, strawberries and a hint of peppermint. Lay them out for Santa, bring them to a holiday […]

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Super Snickerdoodle Recipe

Super Snickerdoodle Recipe

Elizabeth’s Snickerdoodle Recipe.  Elizabeth is definitely the baker at the Partybluprints Blog and the week before Christmas is one of my favorite times to drop by her house because she bakes lots of delicious cookies.  I live just down the street and I think I can smell Snickerdoodles from here! These are hands-down my son’s favorite Christmas cookie (I can’t resist them either). We like to use a variety of sprinkles to give each batch […]

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Family Favorite Holiday Dessert Idea – Strawberry Santa Hats #KraftEssentials

Family Favorite Holiday Dessert Idea - Strawberry Santa Hats #KraftEssentials

Can you imagine your kids’ faces when you bring this to the family table? My Mother-In-Law Laura has been making this dip since I met my husband ( we’re talking 20+ years now)  and it’s always the crowd favorite.  I can’t wait for you to try it! PLUS It’s SO GOOD and SO EASY to make… No Bake Dessert Only 5 ingredients Takes minutes to make  Strawberry Santa Hats & Elf Dip Ingredients 12-20 large […]

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Cinnabon Yum!

Cinnabon Yum!

Holiday Treat! Cinnabons are one of those treats that you start enjoying before you even taste them. The smell of a cinnabon in the oven wafts through your home and out your door. I have had kids in the neighborhood mysteriously show up when I am baking them.  The hot and gooey icing dripping down the sides and then down your fingers is a treat you just can’t forget.  In our house cinnabons are a […]

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Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies with #KraftEssentials

Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies with #KraftEssentials

Disclosure:  Party Bluprints Inc. was compensated to develop special seasonal recipes for Kraft Chocolate + Peanut Butter = A Scrumptious Way To Celebrate! Make any night during the holiday season a special one for your family.  These  Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies put smiles on the faces of everyone at your family table and they’re super easy to make and bake! Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies makes 24-30 cookies Ingredients 2-1/2 cups flour 1 tsp. […]

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Host a Holiday Dessert Party

Host a Holiday Dessert Party

  Did you know STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS?  It makes perfect sense! When you entertain this season think about skipping right to everybody’s favorite part of the meal… dessert! Host a dessert party instead of a more traditional open house or sit down dinner.  It’s the perfect way to simplify your party yet keep it special.  Dessert only parties take less preparation and time so they are easier and can be kinder to your […]

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