Under the Sea Donut Kabobs

Easy no-bake Under the Sea Donut Kabobs made with frosted mini cake donuts and gummy candies. Perfect for a summer Descendants party!

Easy no-bake Under the Sea Donut Kabobs

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Under the Sea Donut Kabobs and Milk

The fourth book in the #1 New York Times best-selling Descendants series, Escape from the Isle of the Lost, is IN STORES NOW!. Prepare for an explosive underwater battle between Mal and Uma with these Under the Sea Donut Kabobs! I remember how excited my kids were when the first two Descendants Disney Channel movies came out! This book will be a great summer read!

These magical no-bake treats made with blue and purple frosted cake donuts, gummy candies and fancy sprinkles were inspired by the new book.

Placing under the sea donut kabobs inside of glass jars filled with ocean blue milk makes for a cute summer Disney Descendants party idea!

When is Descendants 3 Coming Out?

Ahead of the third Disney Channel Original Movie, premiering August 2, 2019, Escape from the Isle of the Lost, continues the adventures of everyone’s favorite villain kids, Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos.

This book will provide a much anticipated backstory to the new storyline, as well as picking up where the Descendants 2 movie leaves off. It’s written by Melissa de la Cruz, the best-selling author of many novels, including the Blue Bloods series and the Witches of East End.

Under the Sea Donut Kabobs made with frosted mini cake donuts and gummy candies.

 

What is the order of the Descendants books?

Didn’t know the movies were created from books? Start reading from the beginning to get caught up before the new movie comes out! All three novels in the Descendants series have become instant New York Times best sellers, with Isle of the Lost and Return to the Isle of the Lost hitting the number one spot.

Here are the four Descendants books in order:

  1. The Isle of the Lost
  2. Return to the Isle of the Lost
  3. Rise of the Isle of the Lost
  4. Escape from the Isle of the Lost

Under the Sea Donut Kabobs - Descendants Party Ideas and Book Series

Escape from the Isle of the Lost Summary

Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos may have once been the baddest of the bad, but their wicked ways are (mostly) behind them—and now graduation is almost here! But before the seniors can don their custom-designed caps and gowns, courtesy of Evie, they’ve got an epic plan to put into action.

There are tons of villain kids on the Isle of the Lost who are eager for their chance to come to Auradon Prep—even Celia, Dr. Facilier’s trickster daughter, wants in on the deal!—and Mal’s crew is using their upcoming visit to the Isle to help make it happen. But Auradon’s biggest threat is still at large… Trapped on the other side of the barrier, Uma is more desperate than ever to get her long-awaited revenge against Mal. When she discovers an underground lair belonging to Hades, god of the underworld, Uma realizes she’s found the perfect partner in crime. Together, they can defeat Mal, bring down the barrier, and escape the Isle for good. Mal and Uma have a score to settle, and they’ll come face to face in an explosive underwater battle that could determine the fates of Auradon and the Isle of the Lost once and for all.

How to Make Under the Sea Donut Kabobs and Milk for a Descendants Party

Grab a few supplies and let your kids have fun making these easy treats!

Under the Sea Donut Kabobs - Escape from the Isle of the Lost, Descendants 3 party ideas.

What you’ll need: 

  • Mini powdered sugar donuts
  • Donut holes
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Neon blue, pink and yellow food coloring
  • Gummy candy (I used gummy bears and gummy octopus candy)
  • Blue or purple candy sprinkles
  • Skewers
  • Milk

Under the Sea Donut Kabobs - Descendants Party Ideas and Book Series

Spoon several tablespoons of vanilla frosting into different small microwave safe bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring in each bowl to get your desired sea blue colors. I used several drops of blue with one drop of yellow for a pretty turquoise ocean blue. Mix blue and pink (or red) food coloring to make purple.

Microwave each bowl for about 30 seconds to heat the frosting for donut dipping.

Under the Sea Donut Kabobs - Descendants Party Ideas and Book Series

Decorate Your Donuts

Spread out a sheet of wax paper or foil and dip a donut into the frosting. Cover with sprinkles and let dry.

Under the Sea Donut Kabobs made with frosted mini cake donuts.

Get Creative with Donut Kabobs

After you have frosted your donuts and they are completely dry, begin adding candy and your donuts to skewers.

Easy Donut Kabobs made with mini cake donuts - Under the sea Descendants Party Ideas

Fill a pitcher with milk and add a few blue food coloring drops and stir. Pour the ocean blue milk into jars and garnish with a straw and your cute Under the Sea Donut Kabobs!

Under the Sea Donut Kabobs Recipe - Descendants Party Ideas and new book

These are such adorable and easy under the sea themed party ideas!

Under the Sea Donut Kabobs Recipe - Descendants Party Ideas

Don’t Miss the Descendants Fun!

Get the new book, Escape from the Isle of the Lost here and watch the official Descendants 3 music video here!

Under the Sea Donut Kabobs

Easy no-bake Under the Sea Donut Kabobs made frosted mini cake donuts and gummy candies. Perfect for a Descendants summer party!

  • 1 bag mini powdered sugar donuts
  • 8 donut holes
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • Neon blue pink and yellow food coloring
  • 1/2 cup Gummy candy such as gummy bears and worms
  • 1 cup blue or purple candy sprinkles
  • 8 cups milk
  1. Spoon several tablespoons of vanilla frosting into 2-3 different small microwave safe bowls.

  2. Add a few drops of food coloring in each bowl to get your desired sea blue colors. I used several drops of blue with one drop of yellow for a pretty turquoise blue. Mix blue and pink (or refor purple.
  3. Microwave each bowl for about 30 seconds to heat the frosting.
  4. Spread out a sheet of wax paper or foil and dip a donut into the frosting.
  5. Cover with sprinkles and let dry.
  6. After you have frosted your donuts, begin adding candy and donuts to the skewers.
  7. Set aside until ready to serve.
  8. Fill a pitcher with milk and add a few blue food coloring drops and stir. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  9. Pour milk into jars and garnish with a straw and Under the Sea Donut Kabobs!

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Crawfish Boil Cakes (VIDEO)

Easy to make individual Crawfish Boil Cakes no-bake recipe! Simple crawfish boil party ideas. Cute dessert food ideas for kids.

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

Cute Crawfish Boil Cakes

I had a ton of fun at a Crawfish Boil party this weekend! As you can see, I also had fun making cute crawfish cakes too!

If you’re not from the south, or have friends from Louisiana, then you have probably never been to a crawfish boil. Let me tell you, it’s so much fun when the host dumps a giant pot of steaming hot and spicy crawfish, potatoes and corn onto a long table covered with paper. Then it’s every man, woman and child for themselves!!

This was my husband’s first boil. It was obvious when he got his leg hair singed off after walking by the cooking pots! Luckily he just lost leg hair and not skin. Then I had to giggle when he was surprised that people ate off of the table. Once someone showed him how to get the meat out of the tail, he really liked it and jumped right into the fun. My kids, not so much! ha!

I kept hearing screams from kids who were playing with the live ones and getting pinched. Who knew a crawfish boil was so dangerous?

Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

Cute Dessert Idea

I love making animals out of cake. Thanks for giving me some great ideas for desserts over on Facebook! Many of you suggested key lime pie or lemon bars as they are desserts that compliment fish.

Then someone suggested cute crab cupcakes made with red icing and candy eyeballs. Those cupcakes inspired me to make these funny crawfish cakes!

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

How to Make Crawfish Boil Cakes

Since crawfish are more long than round, a cupcake wouldn’t work. I was going to bake brownies and cut them into rectangles. Then I lost track of time and realized I only had about an hour before the party began and I had not even gone food shopping yet! No time to bake anything. So I went to the store in search of ready-made brownies or a cake I could cut up.

Pre-made lady fingers were on sale, so I bought a few packages and figured I could make a crawfish with them. I had no idea if they would work or not. In about 20 minutes I had a huge platter full of funny crawfish cakes! They turned out so cute… everyone loved them!

These cute cakes are a fast and easy party dessert for a crawfish boil!

Cute & Easy Crawfish Cakes! Fun Food Idea for a Crawfish Boil by Amy Locurto. LivingLocurto.com

What you will need:

  • 2 packages of ladyfingers or you could bake brownies or a cake from scratch and cut into rectangles.
  • Candy Eyeballs
  • Twizzlers
  • Red Cake Frosting
  • Scissors

How to make crawfish cakes:

  1. Cut Twizzlers to look like pinching claws. Mine were about 2″ long, I cut into one end and trimmed the edges at an angle.
  2. Put some icing on a lady finger and stick the licorice into the frosting. Add more icing on top of the licorice and cake.
  3. Add another lady finger on top of the frosting to make a sandwich.
  4. Add more frosting to the top and attach two candy eyeballs.

That’s it and so easy!! I hope you have fun making these crawfish cakes.

Have you ever been to a crawfish boil?

Check out my crawfish boil dessert video tutorial below and please subscribe to my Youtube Channel for more fun and simple entertaining ideas! Watch the crawfish and corn on the cob tutorial video directly on Youtube here.

Originally Published on April 22, 2013 

Crawfish Boil Cakes

Easy to make individual Crawfish Cakes no-bake recipe! Simple crawfish boil party ideas. Cute dessert food ideas for kids.

  • 2 packages Ladyfingers (12 per pack)
  • 24 Candy Eyeballs
  • 1 package Twizzlers
  • 1 cup Red Cake Frosting
  1. Cut Twizzlers to look like pinching claws. Mine were about 2″ long, I cut into one end and trimmed the edges at an angle.
  2. Put some frosting on a lady finger and stick the licorice into the icing. Add more icing on top of the licorice and cake.

  3. Add another lady finger on top of the icing to make a sandwich.
  4. Add icing to the top and attach two candy eyeballs.

 

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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls are a simple game day recipe made with buffalo chicken, Borden® Cheese Sharp Cheddar Shreds and blue cheese dipping sauce. A deliciously easy party appetizer!

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls are a simple game day recipe made with Buffalo chicken, cheddar cheese and blue cheese dipping sauce. A deliciously easy party appetizer! #recipe #airfryer

Sponsored by Borden® Cheese

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

These amazing Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls are a healthier version of fried cheese with a spicy twist! Borden® Cheese is truly pure, creamy goodness that will transform your favorite game day recipes into something memorable. These delicious crunchy, cheesy, spicy air fryer chicken balls will definitely be memorable among your friends and family!

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls are a simple game day recipe made with Buffalo chicken, cheddar cheese and blue cheese dipping sauce. #recipe #airfryer

When Borden® Cheese asked me to share a game day recipe featuring their delicious cheese, it was a no brainer to do something with my air fryer.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an air fryer, you can still make this fabulous Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball recipe using the traditional frying method.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls are a simple game day recipe made with Buffalo chicken, cheddar cheese and blue cheese dipping sauce. Easy party appetizer or snack. #recipe #airfryer

What is an Air Fryer?

The air fryer is a less messy, quick and healthy way to fry your food. We LOVE ours! I got mine at Costco, but I’ve heard great things about this one. My son and husband have been using it non-stop. For a couple of guys who never cook, I’m amazed by the things they are frying up in the air fryer.

My husband hosts a party each year for the big game. His game day parties always crack me up, because he doesn’t invite anyone but our kids and me! This recipe will be the perfect snack to serve my crew.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls are a simple game day recipe made with Buffalo chicken, cheddar cheese and blue cheese dipping sauce. Easy party appetizer or snack. #recipe #airfryer

 

Easy Game Day Recipe

Served with blue cheese dipping sauce and celery, this is one game day recipe that will be gone in minutes. Be sure to make a few batches! Make them ahead of time, refrigerate then bake in your air fryer when you’re ready to serve.

These only take 10 minutes of bake time! Healthy, wholesome and fast is a winning recipe for sure!

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls are a simple recipe made with Buffalo chicken, cheddar cheese and blue cheese dipping sauce.

When I want even more melty coverage, I like to use Borden® Cheese Thick Cut Shreds. Ideal for melting, Borden® Cheese Thick Cut Shreds offer a wider shred that is nearly five times larger than traditional shreds, delivering smooth, creamy coverage to my favorite cheesy recipes.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls are a simple recipe Borden Cheese cheddar cheese.

 

Watch Amy Make Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

This amazing Air Fryer Chicken is super easy and fun for any party! Watch my video below for directions. Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel HERE for more fun recipes and party ideas.

I hope you love this simple game day recipe! Next time you go grocery shopping, pick up some Borden® CheeseThere is a wide range of varieties and flavors the whole family will love!

 

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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Air fryer Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls are a healthier version of fried cheese with a spicy twist! A simple recipe with buffalo chicken, Borden® Cheese Sharp Cheddar Shreds and blue cheese dipping sauce.

  • 1 rotisserie chicken ((store-bought))
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo wing hot sauce
  • 1 3/4 cups Borden® Cheese Sharp Cheddar Shreds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs ((beaten))
  • 1.2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Blue cheese dressing
  • 2-3 celery sticks and chopped parsley for garnish
  1. Add chicken and hot sauce to a blender or food processor and pulse until shredded.
  2. Place chicken into a large bowl and mix in cheese and black pepper.
  3. Roll the chicken mixture into small golf ball sized balls.
  4. Place the flour, eggs and bread crumbs into separate bowls.
  5. One at a time, roll each ball into the flour first, then egg, then bread crumbs. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to bake.
  6. Spray the inside of the air fryer container with cooking spray (or use parchment paper).
  7. Place the chicken cheese balls into the air fryer and bake at 370 degrees for 10 minutes.

  8. Serve with blue cheese dressing dipping sauce and garnish with fresh parsley celery sticks.

Don’t have an air fryer? Heat vegetable oil in a pan and fry the chicken balls for about two minutes. Remove and add to a paper towel lined plate to soak up the oil.


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Cat Donuts with Free Printable Tags

Cute Cat Donuts make the purr-fect treat for your Valentine! Learn how to make cat donuts and enjoy a free printable tag for Valentine’s Day gifts or a cat themed birthday party.

How to make cute kitty cat donuts. Fun food recipe idea purr-fect for a pet themed birthday party or Valentine's Day.

Cute Cat Donuts with Free Printable Tags

We LOVE cats around here, and I can’t tell you how much I love these cute Cat Donuts! Thanks to fun food contributor Jill from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, for making these for us today! These donuts are purr-fect for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy Jill’s fun food edible craft tutorial and free printable Valentine gift tags! ~ Amy

Originally published on February 2, 2015 

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Valentine’s Day Cat Donuts

Valentine’s Day is one of my most favorite times of the year to create fun food ideas. I was inspired to make these lovable Kitty Cat Donut Treats seeing Amy’s new cat Apollo that even has his very own Instagram account–> here!

These fun donut Valentine treats are so easy to make. They would be adorable at a cat themed birthday and also really cute for Valentine’s Day class parties at school. We have included a Free “You are Purrrfect” Printable Tag to display with your lovable kitty treats!

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How to Make Kitty Cat Donuts

How to make cute kitty cat donuts. This fun food recipe idea purr-fect for a pet themed birthday party or Valentine’s Day.

Ingredients

  • Mini Chocolate Donuts
  • Candy Hearts
  • Red Heart Sprinkles
  • White Cookie Icing
  • White Jimmies
  • Edible Eyes
  • Black Edible Marker (optional)

Cat Donut Directions

You can leave the edible candy eyes the way they are, but we like to make the pupils larger using edible marker for a sweet look. We do this quite often and you can make them look however you would like. Attach them right above the hole in the donut using the icing.

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Place a candy heart in the hole for the nose. Use the icing to make the mouth…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Place a red heart sprinkle in the mouth to look like a little kitty tongue…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Cut the top sides using a knife & press in two more candy hearts with the point facing out to make the ears…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Attach on white jimmies using your icing to look like whiskers…

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea!

 

Even the kids can help make these and you can use any color of hearts that you like.

How to make kitty cat donuts. Fun food idea! Cute for a pet themed birthday or Valentine's Day. Livinglocurto.com

Free Printable Gift Tags

We created a lovable paw print for your kitty treats. You can simply place a heart candy in the hole to display them.

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Jill Mills & her three boys love to get creative in the kitchen. Their blog is packed full of fun food, silly snacks, tasty treats, & recipe ideas that they create mostly for kids. Jill & the boys reside Atlanta, GA. You can find them at Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. They can also be found on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Google+.

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Nutella French Toast

Out of this world Nutella French Toast recipe with creamy whipped topping! Pair it with strawberries for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.

 Nutella French Toast recipe with creamy whipped topping! Pair it with strawberries for a quick and easy breakfast or snack! #nutella #breakfast

Nutella French Toast is the perfect breakfast for chocolate lovers!

I love Nutella and always happy to find more ways to use it like in this amazing Nutella French Toast recipe. This tasty chocolate, hazelnut and strawberry recipe is such a treat.

We love french toast around here so I was so excited about this new recipe! With creamy whipped topping and strawberries, this delicious stuffed french toast is the perfect breakfast or after school snack.

This Valentine’s Day, I cut a strawberry heart to celebrate the day with my kids. So fun!

Today’s easy and delicious Nutella Stuffed French Toast recipe comes to us from our fabulous food contributor, Divian Conner! Enjoy her beautiful photos and simple to make french toast recipe.

Originally published January 16, 2013

Nutella French Toast recipe with creamy whipped topping! An easy chocolate, hazelnut and strawberry breakfast or snack! LivingLocurto.com #nutella #breakfast

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How to make Nutella Stuffed French Toast

Easy Nutella French Toast recipe with creamy whipped topping! Nutella French Toast - Easy chocolate hazelnut and strawberry breakfast recipe.

My children love french toast. It is one of those breakfast options that seems like a lot of work, but really, it is simple and easy to make. And takes just as much time as pancakes! What can be better than combining Nutella, strawberries, french toast and whipped cream? It is a sure breakfast winner!

Nutella French Toast - Easy Breakfast Recipe by Divian Connors for LivingLocurto.com

 

You will need for Nutella French Toast:

  • Slices of bread (I used sliced french bread)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2tbsp sugar
  • 1tbsp cinnamon
  • Nutella
  • Strawberries
  • Whipped Topping (softened)

Servings: 4 french toast sandwiches

Nutella French Toast - Easy chocolate hazelnut and strawberry breakfast Recipe.

 

Spread generous amount of Nutella onto 4 slices of bread. Top with remaining bread.

Nutella French Toast - Easy chocolate hazelnut and strawberry breakfast Recipe.

 

In bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar and cinnamon, mix/blend well. You can add more milk for less egginess.

Nutella French Toast - Easy chocolate hazelnut and strawberry breakfast Recipe.

Coat both side with egg mixture, allowing it to sit for about a minute or two to soak in the egg mixture.  Let the excess mixture drip off of the bread.

In skillet, coat with nonstick cooking spray and turn heat on low.  I prefer to cook my french toast on low heat to reduce burning of the outside and to ensure that the bread is completely cooked and not soggy. Let cook on low for about 2 minutes, turn over to make sure it is cooking. Continue to turn over once every 3-4 minutes until both sides are golden brown.

Nutella French Toast - Easy chocolate hazelnut and strawberry breakfast Recipe.

Slice each sandwich and top with whipped topping or whipped cream and fresh berries. This would be a perfect Valentine breakfast.

QUICK TIP: To decorate your plate, place a spoonful of Nutella into a plastic sandwich bag. Squeeze into the corner of the bag and clip the tip of the corner with scissors. ‘Pipe’ your design onto the plate before putting on the french toast and berries.

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Nutella French Toast

Out of this world Nutella French Toast recipe with creamy whipped topping! Pair it with strawberries for a quick and easy breakfast or snack!

  • 8 slices french bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Whipped Topping
  1. Spread generous amount of Nutella onto 4 slices of bread. Top with remaining bread.
  2. In bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar and cinnamon and mix well.
  3. Coat both sides of bread slices with egg mixture, allowing it to sit for about a minute or two to soak in the egg mixture. Let the excess mixture drip off of the bread.
  4. In skillet, coat with nonstick cooking spray and turn heat on low.
  5. Let cook on low for about 2 minutes, turn over to make sure it is cooking.
  6. Continue to turn over once every 3-4 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Slice each french toast sandwich and top with whipped topping or whipped cream and fresh berries.

QUICK TIP: To decorate your plate, place a spoonful of Nutella into a plastic sandwich bag. Squeeze into the corner of the bag and clip the tip of the corner with scissors. ‘Pipe’ your design onto the plate before putting on the french toast and berries.


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An easy Banana French Toast Instant Pot Recipe. 

One Pan Instant Pot Banana French Toast Recipe! How to make french toast in an Instant Pot! This easy Cream Cheese Banana French Toast Recipe is a fast way to make breakfast in a pressure cooker. LivingLocurto.com

Overnight Cranberry-Blueberry French Toast

Overnight Cranberry-Blueberry French Toast Recipe by Divian at LivingLocurto.com

 

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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls + Giveaway

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are a quick and easy recipe! With only 5 minutes of prep time, these delicious pizza rolls are made with pizza dough and filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Italian spices and topped with garlic butter. Dip these pizza rolls in marinara sauce for the perfect dinner or serve at your next party!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with pizza dough filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Italian spices! Easy dinner, party food or kids snack!

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are my go to easy recipe when I need something fast! These pizza rolls made with pizza dough filled with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese are a crowd pleaser and easy to whip up for dinner, game days or for kids to make on their own. Since my daughter doesn’t like tomatoes, we leave out any sauce and use our favorite marinara sauce for dipping. It never fails to be the most asked for recipe in my home!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with pizza dough filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese. Dip in marinara sauce for an easy dinner, party food or kids snack!

Pizza Rolls + 10 Years of Blogging

This summer was my 10 year blogging anniversary and I can’t believe I haven’t put these yummy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls here until now! I have written lots of articles about pizza, but completely forgot to share our most favorite recipe of them all! We do so much at home and I often forget to share. Ha!

I’m just so happy to have been able to have been creating fun ideas for this website for 10 years now! To celebrate, I’m hosting a fun Amazon gift card giveaway along with sharing our favorite pizza rolls recipe. Thank you for reading and following along!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls + Giveaway

10 awesome memories to celebrate 10 years!

1) I truly can’t believe it, but nearly a million people have viewed this recipe. Never would have thought that would be possible back in 2008!

2) I remember being SO EMBARRASSED to share this, but turns out it has helped millions of people!

3) After getting a dozen questions a week from my kids about the Elf on the Shelf, I wrote this article for other parents and can’t believe how many times it’s been shared all around the internet! It still makes me laugh. Ha!

4) Did you know this printable started it all? I designed this for my son and shared it on my new blog, then a few days later the idea got shared like crazy. That was when I realized my creative ideas might help others, so I began sharing more eventually turning my blog into a full-time business. So cool!

5) My daughter grew up on my blog and this was the first craft she created and filmed all on her own. It’s gaining on being THE MOST POPULAR creative idea on my website! So proud of her!

6) When I got my Instant Pot, I discovered you could do this. Hundreds of thousands of people have visited this recipe after I shared my tips. WOW!!

7) These cute no-bake cookies have definitely been one of my most popular desserts and my personal favorite. I have loved seeing so many reader’s photos of them!

8) I’m most proud of this adorable recipe creation because it’s popularity encouraged me to do more food ideas on my blog. I have received more photos from readers who made this than any other recipe. So fun!!

9) This was my VERY FIRST video I made for my Youtube channel. It’s still a super popular recipe to this day!

10) As the years went by, my passion for travel grew. I began to write travel tips and this is still my most visited travel article to one of our favorite places ever!

Thank you so much for reading Living Locurto! I hope you enjoy this giveaway and simple Pepperoni Pizza Rolls recipe which is one of my family’s favorite meals. xoxo ~ Amy

Giveaway Time!

To celebrate 10 years of blogging, I’m giving away one of my most favorite printable party collections and a $100 Amazon gift card!!!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls and Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

 

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To enter to win the Amazon Gift card:

Fill out my survey and come back to this post to leave a comment letting me know you did and finish this sentence…

I would put __________ in my pizza rolls.

–> EVERYONE gets my party collection as a FREE gift just for filling out THIS SURVEY. <–

Giveaway ends August 24, 2018 – Must be 18 or over to enter to win.

 

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with pizza dough filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Italian spices! Dip in marinara sauce for an easy dinner, party food or kids snack!

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 25 pepperoni slices
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups Marinara dipping sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree
  2. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and roll pizza crust into a large rectangle (about 14×9) and bake for 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl mix melted butter and garlic.
  4. Remove pizza crust from oven, let cool for a minute. Use a spatula to unstick crust from pan.
  5. Brush garlic butter over the crust. Reserve a small bit for later.
  6. Layer the pepperoni and cheese onto the pizza crust and sprinkle with basil and oregano.
  7. Gently roll the pizza crust and coat the top with reserved garlic butter.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes more or until golden brown.
  9. Slice and serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls with pizza dough filled with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Italian spices! Dip in marinara sauce for an easy dinner, party food or kids snack! Kids love this recipe.

 

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Dill Pickle Dip

A Dill Pickle Dip recipe perfect for any party! Guests who love dill pickles will find this rich and creamy appetizer addicting. Served with crispy potato chips, you can’t resist this amazing dip!

An easy Dill Pickle Dip Recipe perfect for any party! If you love dill pickles, you will find this rich and creamy appetizer addicting.

The Best Dill Pickle Dip!

I could eat dill pickles all day, so this amazing dill pickle dip is one of my favorite appetizers to serve at a party. There is nothing better than my family’s homemade refrigerator dill pickles, but you don’t need to make your own pickles for this amazing dill pickle dip. Just get your favorite brand of dill pickles, mince some fresh dill and parsley then mix them all with a few more ingredients for the perfect dill pickle dip!

I personally love dipping crispy waffle potato chips into my dip, but you could also serve with your favorite vegetables for a healthier version. For this recipe, I used low fat ingredients to balance out the calories in the chips. Not that it really matters, because I would probably eat this entire plate of chips if it was in front of me!

Dill pickles and potato chips are seriously one of my all time favorite savory snacks together. This dill pickle dip brings both of my favorites together making it very hard to resist for sure!

An easy Dill Pickle Dip Recipe perfect for any party! Served with potato chips, this party food is hard to resist. LivingLocurto.com

How to Make Dill Pickle Dip

It takes practically no time at all to make this delicious dill pickle dip! Be sure to garnish your dip with chopped pickles or a sprig of fresh dill so guests know what they are about to eat.

How to make An easy Dill Pickle Dip Recipe perfect for any party!

 

Dill Pickle Dip

A Dill Pickle Dip recipe perfect for any party! Guests who love dill pickles will find this rich and creamy appetizer addicting. Served with crispy potato chips, you can’t resist this amazing dip!

  • 1/2 cup Low Fat Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Dill Pickles (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  1. Separate 1 tablespoon of the chopped dill pickles to use for garnish. 

  2. Now combine all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir. 

  3. Top with chopped dill pickles and serve with potato chips or your favorite vegetables.

Makes about 2 cups. Dill pickle dip is best when served cold.


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This is the BEST Homemade Refrigerator Dill Pickle Recipe! Easy old fashion family recipe for a crunchy snack. Perfect homemade food gift. LivingLocurto.com

 

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe and De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven Review

Need a little extra help for the holidays?  This amazing little toaster oven is just the helper you need!  I never have enough room in my oven to bake everything at the same time during the holidays and the De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven is perfect for warming and cooking my appetizers while the main dish bakes in my oven.  This countertop oven can serve as a second oven when cooking tons of dishes.  It’s a true European convection oven!

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven

The Livenza Oven System allows you to prepare the yummiest foods with ease. This compact, high-efficiency countertop oven cooks faster and more evenly, leaving you with more time and more flavor. Roast, broil or bake your favorites including whole chicken and pizza with the precision of convection cooking for perfectly prepared meals, every time.

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven

One of my favorite appetizers that’s quick and easy and sure to please a crowd is these bacon wrapped scallops.  I absolutely love seafood, especially this time of year and these little bite sized treats are decadent and filling.  You can serve them with a chili butter sauce, lemon aioli, or even raspberry jam!  The recipe is simple and easy in the De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven:

Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Bacon
  • 15 Scallops
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven

Process

  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Rinse scallops under cold water.
  3. Cut bacon strips in half.
  4. Wrap each scallop with 1/2 strip of bacon.
  5. Skewer 2–3 bacon-wrapped scallops per skewer.
  6. Sprinkle with smoked paprika, seasoning both sides.
  7. Grill for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Flip, then grill for an additional 5-7 minutes.

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven Key Features: 

  • Three Heating Areas: Whether baking or roasting, the oven distributes heat evenly with its three specific heating areas
  • Insulated to Maintain Heat: An innovative heating system maintains consistent heat due to insulated constriction and a double glass door
  • Eight Preset Programs: Whether you want to make a pizza, roast a chicken or bake cookies, one of the eight preset programs is perfect for the job
  • Cooking Functions: the internal temperature check guarantees that you are cooking with the right amount of heat for every meal
  • Dedicated Recipe App: inspiration is only a tap away. Find more than 50 different recipes in the dedicated app available in Google Play and Apple’s App Store. 

De’Longhi Livenza Convection Oven

And did you know that De’Longhi is a partner to a wonderful nonprofit—Cookies for Kids’ Cancer—an organization that has granted nearly $15 million to research for new, less toxic therapies for kids battling cancer. You can help by visiting cookiesforkidscancer.org and finding out how to send cookies, host and event, or donate outright.

Such a great way to use your De’Longhi oven!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of De’Longhi Group. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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Crinkle season is finally here!!  I’m completely against putting up your Christmas tree before Thanksgiving BUT I’m totally ok with starting on Christmas treats.  These chocolate crinkle cookies made with cake mix are the perfect treat to drop off to your neighbors, bring to a holiday party, or eat all alone when your kids are in bed.  The cake mix makes them all too easy to make and kids love helping roll them in the powdered sugar before baking.  Win for everyone!

homemade chocolate crinkle christmas cookies treats from box cake mix

 

If you haven’t been following along with our cake mix cookies this year, check it out:

 

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All of these recipes are made with cake mix and all of them are so easy to do! 

homemade chocolate crinkle christmas cookies treats from box cake mix 

For Santa-approved Chocolate Crinkles you’ll need:

1 box Devils Food Cake Mix

1/3 c Vegetable Oil OR 1/2 c Butter, softened

2 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla

Powdered Sugar

optional:  For extra fudgy cookies, try adding 1 cup of miniature chocolate chips or using a triple chocolate cake mix. 

homemade chocolate crinkle christmas cookies treats from box cake mix

Method:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  In a bowl, stir cake mix, oil, eggs and vanilla until dough forms.
  2. Refrigerate dough 15 to 30 minutes, for easier handling. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store tightly covered.

Have a favorite cake mix cookie recipe??  Tell us about it!

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5 Things You Can Make with Puff Pastry

The holidays and all of the delicious eating that goes with them are upon us!  In preparation I’ve been playing with a few recipes and rounded up my favorite uses for puff pastry.  These 5 things you can make with puff pastry met my criteria by being easy, yummy and quick to make!  Some are for grown-up tastebuds (no sharing) and some are perfect for kids.  All of them perfectly go along with any holiday dinner and can be made ahead of time or use leftovers for the afterparty.

1. The Kids Favorite:

quick and easy appetizers for thanksgiving and christmas

These Parmesan Puff Stars  will easily make you the favorite mom/dad/aunt/uncle/grandma/grandpa at Thanksgiving.  These are kid-tested and approved and are not only fun to eat but fun to make!  If you’re looking for an appetizer that your 8 year old can be in charge of, this is it!

You’ll need:

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

1. Preheat your oven to 360°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Roll out the puff pastry sheet onto a floured surface. Use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut out individual pastry stars and place half of them them on the baking sheet. Add parmesan cheese and top with another puff pastry star. Using the beaten egg, apply a thin layer of egg wash to the top of each pastry star. You can sprinkle a little cheese on top if you want.
3. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until the stars are puffed and golden. Serve immediately or keep in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

 

2. The Fancy Appetizer

quick and easy appetizers for thanksgiving and christmas

If you’re having a more formal family get-together these Meatball Wellington‘s are so easy to make and so pretty to put on a plate!  They are also kid-approved and would make the perfect appetizer to a multiple course dinner.  I could not believe how easily they came together and how impressive they look when they’re done!

You’ll need:

  • Thawed puff pastry, cut into 4-inch squares
  • Meatballs (link includes meatball recipe, or Costco’s work great!)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Tomato sauce, for serving
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Flour your work surface. Place puff pastry squares onto surface.

3. Add a heaping tablespoon of shredded mozzarella onto center of pastry square. Place meatball on top of the cheese.

4. Wrap puff pastry around meatball. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet, seam side down. Brush with egg wash.

5. Bake for 25 minutes.

6. Serve atop tomato sauce, and garnish with parsley.

 

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3. The Standard Favorite:

quick and easy appetizers for thanksgiving and christmas

What is a party without spinach dip?  I opted to make these Creamy Spinach Roll-Ups with pre-made spinach and artichoke dip but the recipe links back to a homemade version.  

You’ll need:

1 Box of Puff Pastry Sheets (2 Sheets)
1 Egg
1 Tub Spinach + Artichoke Dip (link has homemade recipe)
 
1. Unroll Puff Pastry Sheets and Brush both sides with Egg.
2. Spread Cream Cheese and Spinach Mixture over one side of the Puff Pastry.
3. Roll Up the Puff Pastry and Slice with a sharp Knife.
4. Place rolls on a Baking Sheet and bake at 400 Degrees for 20 Minutes or until the Puff Pastry turns a golden color.
 

The Spicy Favorite:

quick and easy appetizers for thanksgiving and christmas
 
I love a good jalepeno popper and these are exactly that!  These JALAPEÑO POPPER PIES blend cream cheese, pepper jack and jalepeno perfectly with the fluffy crispy puff pastry.  So yummy and the kids don’t usually love them (spicy) so more for me!
 
You’ll need:
  • egg
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • large jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 package Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Stir the cream cheese, pepper Jack cheese and jalapeño peppers in a medium bowl. 

2. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on the work surface.  Using a round cutter, cut the pastry sheet into 12 (2-inch) circles.  Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet.

3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture in the center of each of 12 pastry circles.  Brush the edges of the pastry circles with the egg.  Place the remaining pastry circles over the filling.  Crimp the edges with a fork to seal.  Brush the filled pastries with the egg and sprinkle with the salt.  Using a sharp knife, cut small slits in the tops of the pastries.  Place the pastries on the baking sheets.

4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Let the pastries cool on the baking sheets on wire racks for 10 minutes.

 

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5.  Perfect for Leftovers

quick and easy appetizers for thanksgiving and christmas

If you never know what to do with leftover cranberry sauce, this recipe is for you.  These 3-Ingredient Cranberry Brie Bites make the yummiest little appetizers and quickly use up any leftover cranberry sauce you might have after a big Thanksgiving dinner.  If you know you won’t possibly eat what you have, you could even make them along with your dinner.  And if you’ve never made cranberry sauce from scratch check out this recipe-it’s impossibly easy and so delicious!

You’ll need:

  • 1 package frozen Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 lb Brie cheese
  • 1 cup Cranberry Sauce (purchased or homemade)

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the sheets into approximately 3 inch x 3 inch squares. Press each square into a muffin cavity.

2. Cube the cheese – about a 3/4 inch cube for each. Place a cube of brie in the center of each puff pastry square. Top the brie with a small dollop (about 2 tsp) of cranberry sauce.

3. Bake 10 minutes or until puff pastry corners are toasted lightly brown.

4. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

 

Have any other favorite puff pasty appetizers?  Share with us below!

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