Candy Cane Fruit and Cream Cheese Danish

Candy Cane Fruit and Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

Candy Cane Fruit and Cream Cheese Danish

I have a fun dessert and/or breakfast recipe for you guys to try for the holiday season. This Candy Cane Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish is not only super cute, it’s pretty easy to make :) Not to mention, it’s festive!  I ran to Target and spent less than $10 on everything I needed, I love the ease of using the canned pie filling in the recipe.

You only need a few ingredients, which you might already have in your refrigerator or pantry since it’s baking season.

Candy Cane Fruit and Cream Cheese Danish recipe

The “hardest” part is shaping the crescent rolls into a candy cane, which isn’t really hard at all :) I kept 2 of the crescents rolls separate, so I could use those for my stripes later.

You could use a knife and make your edges all perfect, but I figured since we were going to be baking it away and covering it with delicious cream cheese and fruit, that wasn’t needed.

Candy Cane Fruit and Cream Cheese Danish

Once you put on the cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture down, you add on the delicious cherries.

Candy Cane Fruit and Cream Cheese Danish

After the cherries are on you will add stripes to the candy cane.

Candy Cane Fruit and Cream Cheese Danish

Use the remaining crescent rolls (the two that you set aside earlier) and cut them into small strips.

Candy Cane Fruit and Cream Cheese Danish

Add the strips along the candy cane.

When you are done baking it, you will add on the powdered sugar glaze.

Now, here’s the recipe!  Make sure to print or pin it so that you can make it again and again :)  Think of all the fun seasonal shapes we can make…

 

Candy Cane Fruit and Cream Cheese Danish
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Dessert
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Ingredients
  • 1 cans of Pillsbury crescent rolls - I used the reduced fat
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ can cherry pie filing (you could also use strawberry)
Glaze Ingredients
  • Powdered sugar (very small amount needed)
  • Milk (very small amount needed)
Instructions
  1. Open the crescent rolls and set 2 aside
  2. Shape the remaining crescent rolls into candy cane
  3. Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract into a small bowl and mix well
  4. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the candy cane shape
  5. Spoon pie filling on top of cream cheese mixture
  6. Using the remaining two crescent rolls that you set aside, cut into strips, and lay on top of your pie filling to finish off your candy cane
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-16 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Once done, drizzle with Glaze and Enjoy!
Glaze Instructions:
  1. Take a small amount of milk (1 teaspoon at a time) and slowly mix in powdered sugar until you get a glaze consistency

Candy Cane Fruit and Cream Cheese Danish recipe

I hope you enjoy this Candy Cane Cherry and Cream Cheese Recipe as much as we did!

Happy Holidays!

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Pebbles Sugar Cookie Icebox Cake Recipe

Pebbles Sugar Cookie Ice Box Cake Recipe

Pebbles Sugar Cookie Icebox Cake Recipe

The folks at Post emailed me with a delicious…and EASY…holiday dessert recipe so I thought I would share it with you guys.  I am all about easy and beautiful looking desserts :)

Pebbles Sugar Cookie Icebox Cake Recipe
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Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bag (5.25 ounces) prepared sugar cookies, crushed into crumbs
  • 1 cup Pebbles Sugar Cookie cereal
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Line a 9-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cookie crumbs, cereal and butter, mixing until well blended. Spoon ⅓ of cookie and cereal combination and press into the bottom of pan.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat whipping cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  4. Spoon half of whipped cream over the cookies and cereal in the bottom of the pan. Top with another ⅓ of the cookie and cereal mixture, remaining cream mixture and remaining cookie and cereal mixture to form layers.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight. Remove from pan using plastic wrap. Cut into slices to serve.
Notes
For a lighter version, substitute 8oz. of thawed whipped topping in place of the whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla. Layer with cookie and cereal mixture as directed.

 

I hope you guys enjoy this Icebox Cake Recipe!

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Thanksgiving Leftover Pie

Recipe for Thanksgiving leftover pie

Thanksgiving Leftover Pie

I know we can’t be the only ones out there with Thanksgiving leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer.  I love open face turkey sandwiches, but I will be honest…I can only eat so many of them ;)  This year I tried my hand at something different….I layered all my leftovers into a pie!

Thanksgiving leftover pie recipe

We actually ate all our mashed potatoes, so I did have to make more of those, so if you have some left, your prep time for this dish will be next to nothing.  Yes, we do serve Baked Beans on Thanksgiving.  It’s a tradition on my husband’s side, and I will admit the flavor was perfect in the pie.  The little bit of extra “sauce” and flavor was perfect.

The beauty of this pie, is that the ingredients can totally vary on what you have leftover!  I do think the traditional Green Bean casserole would also be great in here.

Now, here’s my recipe…Don’t forget to print it and/or Pin it so that you can make it again and again.

Thanksgiving Leftover Pie
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Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • Turkey - sliced
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 Jar of gravy or homemade gravy
  • 1 can of baked beans
  • 1 package of pie crusts
Instructions
  1. Place one of the pie crusts on the bottom of a pie pan
  2. Add layer of turkey
  3. Add layer of Baked Beans
  4. Add layer of mashed potatoes
  5. Add layer of gravy
  6. Add layer of stuffing
  7. Top with pie crust
  8. Cut 4-5 slits in the top of the pie crust
  9. Bake at 350 for 45 mins - 1 hour until top is golden brown
  10. Enjoy!
Notes
Your prep time will be longer if you have to make the mashed potatoes :)

 

 

Recipe for Thanksgiving leftover pie

My kids aren’t huge stuffing fans, so I did only put stuffing on half of the pie.  And my daughter usually doesn’t like baked Beans, but she ate them in the pie with no issues.

I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving Leftover Pie as much as we did!  I even enjoyed a piece leftover pie for lunch the next day ;)

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Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe – Just 5 Ingredients

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe – Just 5 Ingredients

Confession, I have never made homemade spaghetti sauce. Well, until just recently. My husband wanted to make it…from scratch. I am not one to stop my husband from cooking, so when he went to the store and spent a bunch on tomatoes, peppers, onions, and garlic I didn’t complain.  Until they all ended up in my trash 2 weeks later :(  He told me not to try to make the sauce it because he really wanted to…well, he got busy and we just ran out of time.  The produce went bad.

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

That didn’t stop our desire to have homemade spaghetti sauce, but this time I was in charge of making it ;)  My friend has told me on several occasions how easy it is and much it makes, so I was determined to give it a try.  She gave me a list of ingredients to grab at the store, but I will be honest..I was scared away from the produce.  So, I looked for canned products that had the ingredients that she mentioned.  I did NOT want anything ending up in the trash again.  I absolutely hate wasting money!

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

I went to Publix and found all my ingredients on sale! The sauce and crushed tomatoes were just $1.50 per can, the Del Monte diced tomatoes were Buy One Get One Free, and the sausage was just $3.  I managed to get everything for under $8.  Which is less than the produce I threw away and about the same as two really good jars of sauce, so I was happy.

Recipe for Spaghetti Sauce

I like my sauce with meat in it, and I figured the sausage would add great flavor…and it did.  I didn’t use ANY additional seasonings. The prep on this recipe is so easy and it makes a TON.  My husband told me on several occasions that it was the best sauce he has ever had.  I love it when I get compliments like that :)

Now, here’s the recipe, remember to print it for pin this post for later, so you can make it again and again.

Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe - Just 5 Ingredients
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Ingredients
  • 1 Large Can of Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Large Can of Italian Sauce
  • 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes with Green Peppers and Onions
  • 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Oregano, and Garlic
  • 1 package of Mild Sausage
Instructions
  1. Cook the sausage in a large pot
  2. Once it is cooked, all in all the remaining ingredients
  3. Simmer for approx 25 min (longer is fine, just over it)
  4. Serve over your favorite pasta
  5. Enjoy!

 

We had it for dinner with my parents one night (4 servings), then again as a family the next night (4 servings again), and then again for lunch (another 4 servings) before I ended up putting a decent amount in the freezer.  Since we use at least a half of jarred of sauce when we have spaghetti, this recipe ends up being a huge money saver as well.

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

I will definitely be making this Spaghetti Sauce recipe again and again.  I don’t think I will go back to jar sauce (or trying to make it from scratch) any time soon!

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Baked Salmon with Maple Glaze

Baked Salmon with Maple Glaze Recipe

Baked Salmon with Maple Glaze

I think you guys know by now that I like cooking with seafood.  And not just any seafood, it has to be fresh and of good quality.  I am sure that you all have been in a store or restaurant and said that you smelled fish.  Well, fresh, high quality seafood isn’t supposed to smell fishy.  That’s why I only get my seafood from Anderson Seafoods.  I only want yummy smells coming out of my kitchen ;)

This Baked Salmon recipe is outstanding with the simple, yet delectable Maple Glaze.

Baked Salmon with Maple Glaze

You only need a few ingredients, one of them being REAL Maple Syrup.  I do indeed recommend using the real stuff ;)

Baked Salmon with Maple Glaze Recipe

Once you have the glaze made, it’s as easy as pouring it over your salmon and baking it!  This dish looks fancy, but the prep time is about 5 minutes.

Now, here’s the recipe.  Remember to pin it and/or print it so that you can make it again and again!

 

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Baked Salmon with Maple Glaze
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Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • Salmon - 2 fillets or more depending on how many people you are serving - I used Anderson Seafood Salmon
  • ¼ cup of real Maple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce - I like the lower sodium option
  • 1 clove of garlic - minced
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients minus the salmon in a small bowl
  2. Place salmon in a baking dish and pour the maple syrup mixture over it
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  5. Bake for 10 minutes covered and an additional 10 minutes uncovered or until cooked throughout
  6. Drizzle the glaze over the salmon before serving
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe for Baked Salmon with Maple Glaze

I hope your family enjoys this Baked Salmon Recipe with Maple Syrup Glaze as much as we do!  In fact, as you are planning your holiday menus, this is definitely a recipe to consider, it is definitely sure to impress everyone around the table!

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Mahi Mahi with Jerk Seasoning

Mahi Mahi with Jerk Seasoning Recipe

Mahi Mahi with Jerk Seasoning

One of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy Mahi Mahi is usually as a fish taco, but the other night my husband surprised me by cooking up some fabulous Anderson Seafoods Mah Mahi with a Jerk Seasoning.  I will admit that I was slightly concerned when I first saw it…I was afraid that he burnt some of our prized Mahi Mahi!  But, he didn’t ;)

Jerk Seasoned Mahi Mahi

You will brush the seasoning paste that only takes a few moments to make, over the fish before cooking it, so they will blacken as you cook the fillets. Don’t worry, they aren’t burnt – nor do will it taste burnt.  It WILL taste fabulous.

You definitely want to make sure that you really coat the fillets in the seasoning – it adds such a wonderful flavor.  As you can see, we even brushed it onto the sides.

Now, here’s the recipe.  Remember to pin it and/or print it so that you can make it again and again!

Mahi Mahi with Jerk Seasoning
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Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 fillets of Mahi Mahi - I got mine from Anderson Seafoods
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
Instructions
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Add in the canola oil and mix well, it will be like a "paste"
  3. Coat each side of the Mahi Mahi fillets with the jerk seasonings
  4. Pan saute the Mahi Mahi until cooked throughout (it will be white and flaky) - approx 5-7 min per side
  5. Enjoy!

 

 

Recipe for Mahi Mahi with Jerk Seasoning

We served ours with steamed asparagus and quinoa.  It was definitely a flavorful meal, and we will definitely be adding this one into our regular rotation.  I know it’s easy to fall into cooking “ruts” but I encourage you to step outside of the box and try something new.  Something FUN :)

When you think of your holiday meals, I strongly encourage you to think outside of the “traditional” meats…think QUALITY seafood! Think Anderson Seafoods.

I hope your family enjoys this Mahi Mahi with Jerk Seasonings as much as we do!

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