Homemade Flour Tortillas

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How to Make Homemade Tortillas

I am a firm believer that pretty much everything tastes better served in a tortilla!

I was surprised to find out that Homemade Flour Tortillas are a whole lot easier to make than you might think.

Using just a few simple ingredients that can usually be found in any pantry, you can whip up a batch of four tortillas any time you need to.

tortilla ingredients

INGREDIENTS
3 cup Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup Warm Water

DIRECTIONS

Using a stand mixer, whisk dry ingredients until combined.

Add water and oil and mix, scraping down the sides as needed until ball forms.

Tortilla Dough

Mix for two more minutes until dough is smooth.

Turn out onto floured work surface and divide into 16 pieces and roll each into a ball.

Homemade Tortila Dough

Allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Preheat skillet over medium heat.

Tortillas

Roll out each ball into a 6″ circle.

Cook each tortilla on first side for about a minute, until brown spots form, then flip and cook other side for about 20 seconds.

Cooking tortillas

Stack cooked tortillas and wrap in a clean towel to cool.

If not being used immediately, store in a zip lock bag.

Tortillas stack

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No Churn Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream

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Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream




One of my favorite warm weather treats is always Homemade Ice Cream!

I had a lot of fun using the Ice Cream Maker I bought a while back.

But to be perfectly honest with you I much prefer the simplest ice cream recipes like this No Churn Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe that I couldn’t wait to share with you today.

cherry cheesecake ice cream ingredients

INGREDIENTS
2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
8 oz softened Cream Cheese
2 tsp Vanilla
2 cup Cherry Pie Filling
3 tbsp Sugar

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy and smooth.

cherry cheesecake ice cream process

Using a electric whisk, add condensed milk and vanilla, whisking until smooth

Add in vanilla extract and heavy cream. Whisk on high speed until soft peaks form.

Spread half of this mixture into a loaf pan.

cherry cheesecake ice cream process 1

Spoon cherry filling over the whipped mixture.

Top with remaining cream mixture, spreading evenly.

Using a knife, drag or swirl the cherry mixture into the cream mixture.

Cover with foil and freeze for 6 hours or until firm.

no churn cherry cheesecake ice cream

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Watermelon Cupcakes

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Watermelon Cupcakes



If you are looking for a fun and unique watermelon recipe please allow me to introduce these Watermelon Colored Cupcakes.

Now they may not taste just like watermelon, but they sure do look the part.

Bring these Watermelon Cupcakes to your next gathering, they are sure to be a hit!

watermelon cupcakes ingredients

INGREDIENTS

Cake:
1 box White Cake Mix + box ingredients
3/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
Red and Yellow Food Coloring

Frosting:
1 cup softened Butter
3 cup Powdered Sugar
3 tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
Green Food Coloring

watermelon cupcakes FB

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven and line muffin tins with paper liners.

Prepare batter according to box directions.

Add just a touch of yellow color and enough red to achieve watermelon pinkish color.

Fold in chocolate chips until distributed.

watermelon cupcakes process

Fill liners 2/3 full and bake according to box directions for cupcakes.

Allow to cool completely.

Whip butter and vanilla for until fluffy.

Gradually add powdered sugar.

Add milk and food coloring until you reach desired consistency.

Transfer to piping bag with round tip and frost each cupcake.

watermelon cupcakes frosting

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Copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino

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Copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappachino

I am super excited to share a new Copycat Starbucks Recipe with you today!

This Copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino recipe is the perfect treat and so simple to make at home for a fraction of the cost if you were to go to Starbucks to have one made for you.

Plus I love the added bonus of being in control of exactly which ingredients are going into my drink.

Copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappachino Ingredients

Copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino (Yield 3 Servings)

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup Starbucks Espresso Coffee
1/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Syrup
Pinch Xantham Gum
4 cups Ice
Whipped Cream for topping
Drizzle Chocolate Syrup for topping

DIRECTIONS

Make coffee according to directions.

While still hot, pour into blender

Copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappachino process

Add sugar and mix until dissolved.

Add milk, chocolate syrup and xantham gum and mix another minute.

Copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappachino process 2

Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool.

Add ice to blender and blend on high until smooth.

Copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappachino bleander

Pour into glasses.

Top each glass with whipped cream and enjoy.

Homemade Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino

More Copycat Starbucks Recipes:

Copycat Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Copycat Starbucks Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake

Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Drink

Starbuck’s Petite Vanilla Bean Scones

Copycat Starbucks Banana Nut Bread

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Coconut Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

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coconut bird's nest cupcakes

Here’s another great recipe idea for Easter or any Springtime gathering.

Coconut Bird’s Nest Cupcakes are a classic!

nest cupcake ingredients

INGREDIENTS

CAKE:
1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 1/4 cup Water

ICING:
1/2 cup softened Butter
2 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Milk

NEST:
2 cup Shredded Coconut
2 cup White Melting Chips
72 Blue Easter Egg Candies (like Cadbury Mini Eggs)

nest cupcakes

DIRECTIONS

Make cupcakes according to box directions.

Allow to cool.

Toast coconut on cookie sheet in 275 oven for 15 minutes.

Melt chocolate in microwave by heating for 30 seconds then stirring and repeating until chocolate is melted and smooth.

Mix coconut and chocolate  until well blended.

Spoon coconut mixture onto parchment or wax paper in heaping tablespoon sized portions (these need to sit on top of cupcakes).

Let them st up for a few minutes, then using a teaspoon make an indentation in the middle.

Set 3 eggs in the middle of each nest while chocolate has not completely set.

nest cupcakes recipe

Transfer nests to refrigerator for 10 minutes to set completely.

Cream butter, vanilla and powdered sugar in mixing bowl.

Slowly add milk until desired consistency icing is reached.

Ice the tops of cupcakes and place a nest on the top of each.

Crock Pot Spiral Sliced Glazed Ham

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Crock Pot Glazed Ham

This Crock Pot Spiral Sliced Glazed Ham makes preparing those special holiday dinners so much easier.

If you are hosting Easter this year, you might want to consider this option for cooking you ham this year.

Just stick all the ingredients in the crock pot before you head out for church and it will be ready and waiting for you when you get back home.

This also frees up your oven for pies or other side dishes you need to make.

crock pot ham ingredients

INGREDIENTS
7-8 lb Spiral Sliced Ham
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
12 oz Pineapple Juice

DIRECTIONS

Unwrap ham and place flat side down in a large slow cooker. Throw away glaze packet and any plastic pieces that cover the bone.

Rub brown sugar over the sides.

Pour on maple syrup and pineapple juice.

crock pot ham

 

Cook on low for 4 hours.

Baste ham with the juices from the bottom of the slow cooker.

I love how easy this recipe really is to make!