Mini Corn Dog Muffins

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The first time I made these guys was only a couple of months ago. We had just moved and we were hosting our new neighbors for dinner. I didn’t have much time before they were scheduled to come over, so I was glad I found this recipe that only needed 15 minutes for both prep and cook time.

Feel free to use your own cornbread recipe if you have one. I like the box for its convenience and speed. If you do have your own, please share in the comment section! I’d love to try it out.

You’ll need:
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  • Cornbread/muffin mix (and its needed ingredients)
  • 4 hot dogs

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2:
Prepare the cornbread mix as instructed. I first whisked the egg then added the milk to form the batter.fullsizerender_1fullsizerender_3fullsizerender_4

Step 3:
While the mixture is setting, cut each hot dog into 5 equal pieces. You should have 20 pieces in all.image1image2Step 4:
Spray your muffin tin with nonstick spray, then fill each cup with batter about 2/3 of the way.
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Step 5:
Insert one hot dog piece into the middle of each cup, pressing it down until the mixture surrounds it.image4

Step 6:
Bake for 10 minutes.
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No Bake Cookie Dough Bombs

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We all love bite size desserts, don’t we? Especially when they’re coated in chocolate. Give. Me. All. Of. Them. Now I don’t know about you, but I’m guilty of eating raw dough by the spoonfuls. Cookie dough, brownie batter; you name it, I lick it. The good thing about this recipe is the lack of egg, making it safe to eat! You’re welcome!

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 cup of mini chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • Meltable chocolate coating

Step 1:
In a mixer, blend the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until creamy.
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Add the vanilla and milk and continue beating.
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Mix the salt and flour and pour into the mixer, one cup at a time. Be sure to scrape the edges in between to really get everything blended.
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Fold in the chocolate chips.
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Freeze the mixture for about 20-30 minutes. I put mine in a separate container to keep the remaining dough frozen until I’m ready to use it again.
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After the mixture has stiffened a bit in the freezer, use a melon baller or spoon to scoop out dough, and roll between your palms to create balls. I make them about 1in but you can make them bigger if your bites aren’t as small as mine.
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Freeze again! This step will really help make the balls stay in their shape when dipped into the chocolate, so put them back in for another 10-15 minutes.
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Melt your chocolate. Then roll each ball to coat completely. Let it harden on a piece of wax paper.image8
While the chocolate is still melted, you can top each “bomb” with sprinkles, chocolate chips, crushed nuts, shredded coconut, etc. Or you can just leave them as they are.

Take a bite! And gimme some oven lovin’.

Nutella Crepes

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Earlier this week, I shared with you some of the highlights of my road trip adventure. During that journey, we stopped in Harrisburg and had some super scrumptious crepes (!!) that I haven’t stopped thinking about. Because of that, I decided to make my own and satisfy the craving that I’ve been having for days. While I can honestly say mine weren’t as good as the chef’s, this recipe does come pretty darn close.

You’ll need:

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  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Nutella

Steps:

1. In a bowl, whisk together milk, water, eggs, and butter.

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2. Continue whisking and slowly add in the flour. You should see that it’s becoming thicker but still very creamy. Add the salt.

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3. Spray a pan that is on medium-low heat. Using a ladle, pour a spoonful amount into the middle and tilt the pan in a circular motion so that the batter thins out evenly along the base.

4. After 2-3 minutes, the edges will start to curl up. Flip the crepe over and cook the other side.

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5. Scoop out a tablespoon (or more hehe) of Nutella and plop it onto the outer edge of the cooked side. After about 30 seconds, it’ll be smooth enough to spread.

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6. Flip over the opposite edge to make a semi-circle and cook each side for another minute. At this point you can also add more Nutella and repeat the process to fold into fours. Your pick.

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7. Top with some powdered sugar or whipped cream (or both!) and enjoy the deliciousness that’s erupting in your mouth.

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Gimme some oven lovin’.