Spinach Balls Recipe – Thanksgiving Side

Spinach balls are a favorite in my house for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. My teenagers love them and have ever since they were young kids. They are the one thing they request every year, so I must make them. My son isn’t big on his vegetables but he loves these. I serve them with balsamic vinegar, but feel free to serve them with your favorite dressing or nothing at all.

Spinach Balls Recipe


Below you can find the recipe and I put together a video as well. Funny story, I made this video last year when I made them for Thanksgiving dinner and I never got to post it until this year. When I posted it both my son and daughter came to me and asked where they were and they wanted some. I said I didn’t have any and they said “but the video”. I disappointed them when I let them know that was last Thanksgiving. They don’t have that much longer to wait.

Spinach Balls Recipe

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Spinach Balls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 10 oz pkgs Frozen spinach cooked and drained
  • 1 cup Minced onion
  • 4 Beaten eggs
  • 3/4 cup Melted butter
  • 1/2 cup Shredded parmesan cheese
  • 5 cups Herb seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well. Chill for 1/2 hour. Form into balls. (Size larger balls for a side dish and smaller for an appetizer.) Place balls onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 350° for 10-20 minutes or until slightly brown. 



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UNICORN POOP MERINGUE COOKIES

Unicorn Poop Cookies, Rainbow Meringue Cookies, Unicorn Meringue Cookies

My gosh these unicorn poop meringue cookies are too adorable.  They are the perfect light treat because they are delicious and low calorie.  These can be made for any occasion and not just for a unicorn party.

Unicorn Poop Cookies, Rainbow Meringue Cookies, Unicorn Meringue Cookies

 

Unicorn Meringue Cookies

These meringue cookies are light, airy and have a nice crunch when you bite into them.  You can make these in any color to match your party.

DIY Unicorn Poop Cookies, Rainbow Meringue Cookies, Unicorn Meringue Cookies, Unicorn Cookies



DIY Unicorn Poop Cookies, Rainbow Meringue Cookies, Unicorn Meringue Cookies, Unicorn Cookies

Unicorn Poop Meringue Cookies


Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites Room Temperature
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • food coloring
  • optional: cake sprinkles

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven 225°F

    2. Beat on medium speed 4 egg whites until foamy/frothy. 

    3. Add in cream of tartar and mix on medium speed until soft peaks form.

    4. Add in sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, mix until sugar dissolves and is no longer grainy and mixture forms stiff peaks.

    5. Mix in vanilla extract, pinch of salt and food coloring.

    6. Pipe or drop bite sized mixture with a spoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Optional: Top with sprinkles.

    7. Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes. Turn off oven and allow to cool in oven for 1 hour or until cooled completely.


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How to Make Ladybug Cupcakes

Valentine Ladybug Cupcakes

Learn how to make ladybug cupcakes in today’s video tutorial.  Scroll below for video.

Valentine Ladybug Cupcakes

These ladybug cupcakes are so adorable!  They will be great for a ladybug themed birthday party or for Valentine’s Day.  You only need a few supplies to make these.  You can use your favorite cake recipe (or box mix) and your favorite frosting.   I used a simple buttercream frosting.

 

Valentine Ladybug Cupcakes



Valentine Ladybug Cupcakes

Supplies Needed
Cupcakes (Use your favorite recipe)
Frosting (Use your favorite recipe)
Red fondant
Black fondant
White fondant
White Icing Color
Heart Cutter

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How to Make a Reindeer Cake

How to make a reindeer cake

Learn how to make an adorable reindeer cake in today’s video tutorial!  (Video below) This is a Pinterest inspired reindeer cake.  I saw a photo on there and thought it was absolutely darling and I knew I just had to make one.

How to make a reindeer cake

Since I only needed cake for a few of us, I baked two 6″ rounds.  If you have a bit more guests then you can make two 8″ rounds.  Also, if you want to add height, then you can use 3 or 4 rounds instead of 2 and that would look darling as well.

How to make a reindeer cake


For the antlers I made a template in Photoshop, then brought it into my Silhouette Cameo and cut it out on to gold glitter cardstock.  I made a front and back side and glued a toothpick in between.  For the antlers, I do have PDF templates available for download (personal use only).  You can download the 6″ reindeer antler template here or the 8″ reindeer antler template here.

How to make a reindeer cake

To decorate the cake, I used chocolate buttercream frosting (recipe below).  I used black fondant for the eyes and red fondant for the nose.  For the green ruffle border and leaves on top I colored white buttercream frosting with a mixture of leaf green and moss green gel food coloring from Wilton.   The border and leaves were piped with a #352 leaf tip.  For the holly berries I used Red (no-taste) Wilton gel color and used a #3 round tip.  The ears were made out of two different shades of brown fondant and were cut out with Wilton leaf cut outs.

Reindeer cake

I absolutely love how it turned out!  The rustic look of the tree bark wood platter really brings it together.  I purchased this platter from Target last year but you can still get it on their website here.

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Ingredients:
• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
• 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
• 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
With a stand mixer beat butter on medium speed until smooth. Next add in the rest of your ingredients and mix on low speed until combined. Then turn mixer on high speed and beat until fluffy (3-5 minutes). If your frosting is too thick then add a teaspoon of heavy whipping cream or milk at a time until your desired consistency.  If your frosting is too thin, then add in more unsweetened cocoa powder or powdered sugar.

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Three Easy Christmas Treats

Easy Christmas Treats

Whip up 3 easy Christmas treats by watching today’s video tutorial. I am sure you will find these are super easy to make and will be great for any Christmas party or dinner. You can even change the colors and use for a different holidays, birthday parties, baby showers and more.

Easy Christmas Treats

In the video I am going to show you how to make peppermint bark pretzel rods. These are delicious and one of my favorite Christmas treats. I use Andes Mints Peppermint Crunch but you can used crushed up candy canes instead.

Peppermint Bark Pretzel Rods

Another Christmas treat that I show you is how to make are peppermint bark marshmallows. My kids love these. Some people aren’t fans of marshmallows, but if you are then these would be a tasty Christmas treat.

Peppermint Bark Marshmallows

The last treat that I show you, I am sure most kids will love! You can turn oreo cookies into little snowmen. Totally adorbs!

Snowman Oreo Cookies

A huge plus about these treats are they are easy enough for your kids to help along with making them.

Supply List:

Peppermint Bark Pretzel Rods
White Candy Melts
Andes Peppermint Crunch
Pretzel Rods

Peppermint Bark Marshmallows
White Candy Melts
Andes Peppermint Crunch
Jumbo Marshmallows
Straw or Dowel

Snowman Oreo Cookies
White Candy Melts
Orange Decorating Gel
Black Decorating Gel
Oreo Cookies

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