Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Crunch

Red Hot Apple Cinnamon Crunch

Waiting for the verdict on this dish. My initial review was postive, but my daughter will let me know her review later today. Fuji apple dices, cinnamon red hot candies and crumbled graham crackers topped with whipped cream. Hey, what’s not to like.

I left off the whipped cream as my daughter is wanting to shave some calories. However, even with canned whipped cream, you’re only adding 25 calories for 2 tablespoons.

Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Crunch with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

I had some leftover strawberries and chocolate from a dish I made earlier this week. A few strawberries dipped in chocolate never hurt anyone…. ! Heck, maybe it added another 65 calories, but come on… it’s Friday and well deserved. Grab the Recipe

 

Strawberry & Angel Food Cake Kabobs

Strawberries & Angel Food Cake KabobsIt was a BIG event last night. My annual Bunco Babes group hosted 120 girlies to support our local community Angel Tree program for the holidays.

It was a blast. As you can imagine, 120 women of varying ages with wine and food thrown into the mix…. well, what more can I say. We had 87 prizes to give away and I don’t think anyone left disappointed.

This was an appetizer I brought to the event and thought it worthy of sharing. It was well received and fairly simple to prepare. I purchased two angel food cakes and 3 large containers of fresh strawberries. You will need wooden skewers and melt-able chocolate which I purchased at Michael’s. One bag of chocolate was enough for 48 skewers. Grab the Recipe

 

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes

Make a dozen of these in under 30 minutes.

I had plenty of leftover apples from the orchard that were going to go bad if not used immediately. I knew my grandkids were coming for a weekend visit and cupcakes seemed a perfect fit. Warm spiced cider and freshly baked apple cupcakes on a sunny Autumn day. What more could you ask for?

Each cupcake (with frosting) is in the neighborhood of 148 calories. The most time consuming part of this recipe is cutting the apples. I elected to use paper cups to line the cupcake pan and sprayed the paper liners with non-stick cooking spray. It worked wonderfully and the cupcake paper peeled away with ease once the cupcakes were baked and cooled. Grab the Recipe

Brownie Cake Swirlz

Brownie SwirlzI make soap and sell soap supplies for a living. So, what does that have to do with this recipe. Plenty!

Those in the soaping industry are very aware of a technique used to make swirled soaps. It’s pouring dual colored soaps and then using a wooden skewer to swirl the colors. Well, that’s just what I did with this brownie cake.

The brownie cake mix is made from chocolate cake mix and canned pumpkin. The swirlz part is done with cream cheese and other secret ingredients which I will share. This is probably one of the moistest brownie cakes ever. Love, love, love it! Grab the Recipe

Brownie Swirlz