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October 5, 2019

Low Fat, No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

 

Have I told you how much of a sweet tooth I have?

Well if not let me fill you in. I’m in love with anything and everything sweet and if you are like me, this recipe is for you!

Plus is super quick and there is no baking involved!

 

Unfortunately, I’m going to be a bad blogger and not show you any of the processes photos since it was that quick!

You’ll need:

  1. Blender
  2. Mini cupcake pan

 

Ingredients:

2 blocks of low-fat cream cheese

1 can of La Lechera fat-free condensed milk

1 box of Keebler Graham crust

1 cup of any low-fat butter or even coconut oil

 

Steps:

  1. Mix the cream cheese and condensed milk.
  2. Melt butter and mix with Graham Crumbs
  3. While the cream cheese and condensed milk mix completely start setting the crumbs in the mini cupcake pan.
  4. With a small spoon pour mixture  in the pan
  5. Set for 2 hours

 

And that’s it!

Easy right! The best thing they are delicious and “considered” low-fat!

You like that trick, so you can eat it during the week when your toddler is driving you up the wall accompanied with a great cup of coffee!

Hope you enjoy it!

 

 

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October 3, 2019

Box Cake Hack

 

We love cupcakes and even more when its an easy cupcake recipe.

Homemade recipes are wonderful but we don’t always have the time to sift the flour.

So if you feel the same way keep on reading.

 

This recipe is so simple that I kind of feel silly posting it but it is something that I get asked a lot. It’s very simple yet many people don’t do it, but I guarantee you that if you make this subtution you too will have people thinking you are a master baker. (wink wink)

This can be done with your favorite brand of box cake mix. To me, it all depends on what’s on sale that day, honestly. Whether Betty or Duncan your outcome will be the same and it will taste amazing.

Whats’s the hack?
EASY !
Substitute the oil for butter, cold butter and add a teaspoon of vanilla and that is.
The cold butter makes the cupcake taste moist and full of deliciousness and the vanilla just kicks it over the top.
Bake it as you normally would and put it in a pretty paper liner and don’t tell anyone your secret.
I love to make Italian Merengue, but again it takes time and multiple steps and for a Wednesday afternoon its definitely too much. So we used the regular icing but made it in to a yummy looking ganache by taking the aluminum off, completely, and putting in the microwave for 15 seconds.
The icing comes in shiny, beautiful and really yummy.
We dipped the cupcakes in the icing container.
No mess, no spatula, or the little cool knife that bakers use to spread icing.
Sprinkle sprinkles . and call it a day!

And the best thing, this little cutie ate it all up!

A bath was required after, of course!

 

on
December 11, 2018

Easy Coffee Tres Leches

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone

#NestleTraditionallyUnited #CollectiveBias

If there is something I love, it is making dessert, as many of you already know! Cooking takes a little more effort but there’s something about making a dessert that takes me to my happy place. Now, being pregnant and cooking is another thing, whether making dessert or not, so I’ve come up with a few shortcuts to make the things I love on little time. Great for the holidays, right!?  Today I want to re-create one of my family’s favorites, one that they have been asking for a while, my coffee tres leches. In Cuba, we don’t have tres leches or condensed milk but both have been favorites since coming to the US. Making the actual cake for this recipe is one of the longest processes since it can’t be done on a stand mixer and must be done by hand, but this mama has figured out a way to skip a little of the process and enjoy a delicious cake around loved ones. Maybe this is why I love postres (desserts) so much, it brings our family around the table, eating something sweet paired with a delicious cup of coffee or hot chocolate. So are you ready for an easy and fast postre?

Here is what you need: 1 can of NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk,  1 can of evaporated milk,  6oz of your favorite coffee, 1 small carton of heavy whipping cream, your choice of cake. *On this I have used regular store bought pound cake, pound cake, or if you have time you can use a homemade cake* All of these ingredients can be found at your local Walmart!

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Directions:

Once you have the actual cake the process is pretty easy. Mix NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA®​ Sweetened Condensed milk, evaporated milk, whipping cream and coffee of your choice. Let this sit for about 20 mins allowing the coffee to give its flavor. While the 3 types of milk sit, poke holes in your cake to allow for max absorption. This is what makes the cake deliciously moist. Pour the milk mix into the cake pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. You can do this while you finish getting ready or melting some NESTLÉ® ABUELITA​® for un chocolatico con leche. (hot cocoa) To top of your cake take out your hand mixer or stand mixer and whip out the whipping cream and spread over your cake. If you want to make it a little fancy add a few chocolate shavings to top your delicious cake. Now to the eating part! Of course, baby girl’s favorite part, if you know what I mean. Sitting with my people, enjoying a delicious Tres Leches cake with coffee or hot cocoa.

This is what the holidays mean to me. Spending time with mi familia, the people that make me smile and make my heart beat a little faster. Now you tell me, what is your favorite dessert or shortcut? Want to try make it for your loved ones? Here is all you need!

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November 15, 2018

Easy Homemade Mashed Potato

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasySqueezy #CollectiveBias

 

This is not your typical holiday post because for us mashed potatoes are always a must but with Thanks Giving around the corner, well gosh next week. I wanted to share with everyone this easy mashed potato the whole family can enjoy and help in the progress!

To be honest this is probably the only thing I make for Thanksgiving. We buy our Turkey Dinner but somehow there is never enough mashed potatoes. I make these and my family loves them and devours them instantly! Without further ado, here is the recipe and the cutest little helper on a cold day!

 

 

Ingredients;

10 lbs bag of Potatoes

1 Land’ O Lakes Squeezable Spread bottles

1/2- 1 cup of Milk

Salt, pepper, and cheese to taste

Mashed potatoes are usually pretty easy, wash, rinse and boil but if you want to take make it one step faster, place half the potatoes in a bag and microwave for 6-8 minutes and done!

I decided to boil this set while I was tending my little helper but again it’s when you need it in a rush! Then, I placed all my potatoes in my stand mixer, added Land’ O Lakes Squeezable and milk. Land’ O   Lakes Squeezable Spread is so easy and fast for everyone, that my little helper had a little too much fun with it and asked to do it 5 times, and even added more to her own mashed potatoes.

These beautiful plates are the new Everyday Collection from Lifeway. Love the message

Land’ O Lakes Squeezable Spread it’s very easy to squeeze and it’s a spread made with real butter perfect for pancakes, pasta, and toast! Be sure to get yours at your local Kroger and tell me what you made with it!

 

on
September 20, 2018

A quick 5 minute lunch

This post is sponsored by Pearls® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Hey guys,

It’s definitely been a while and I have missed this space so much! Starting next week I will be rolling out more posts and a lot more content, so stay a while!

But today I want to talk about a quick lunch I recently discovered since really we are all on the struggle bus. Not to mention the fact that I’m pregnant and I’m really ON the struggle bus most of the time!

I kid you not, I don’t remember being this tired with Bella. I’m working on a few diet changes because all I really want all day is a bed. But, back to the lunch, cooking has never been my forte but my people have to eat.

Ingredients:

Chicken

Mayo

Dijon Mustard

Salt

Apples

Crackers

Musco Family Pearls

You’ll need a roasted chicken from your favorite store, yes guys I hate cooking, you can also boil chicken breast at home if you are the cooking type! 😉

Shred the chicken. (another tip: put that chicken in the stand mixer for a few second and ta-da. Shredded chicken in secs, literally)

Mix in the mayo, salt and any other seasoning of your choice.

I love my fruit, so I usually add raisins or apples or even cranberries. I gives it an extra sweetness to it. I just love it!

My husband loves olives but Bella is not quite taken by them so I love having my Musco pearls on the side so my hubby can have it all. They come in little cute to go containers and are just delicious!

I’m packing a cup for the hubby for lunch too. Perfect and (easy) snack! Healthy too!

That’s it!

Take your chicken salad and you can eat it on a sandwich or with crackers.

And this quick chicken salad lunch also works as a great dip at your next party!

That’s all for today guys! Hope to see you back soon! More post about the baby bump to come!