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Muffin tin cookie pies

Muffin tin cookie pies

Raise your hand if you like an easy recipe. These muffin tin cookie pies are foolproof and they look super cute too! Whip them up for when you’re having friends over or heading to your summer picnics for an effortless dessert that everyone will love!

The best part about these muffin tin cookie pies is that you can top them with anything your little heart desires! From whipped cream and berries, to lemon curd and coconut, or in the fall maybe some pumpkin pie filling, mmmm. Scroll down to see how to make these muffin tin cookie pies.

Muffin tin cookie pies

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • Whipped cream
  • Berries
  • Lemon curd

Directions:

1.) Preheat your oven to the desired temperature on the cookie dough instructions, usually 325-350 degrees.

2.) Start by spraying your muffin pan with nonstick baking spray.

muffin tin cookie cups

3.) Roll dough into a small ball, about 1 inch, press into your hand to flatten and then press into the muffin pan going up the sides. Tip – You can also use the bottom of a small shot glass to give you a perfect cup shape.

Muffin tin cookie pies

4.) Repeat with the remaining dough until the muffin tin tray is full.

5.) Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden.

6.) Allow to cool, then remove from pan and place on a cooling rack. I used a butter knife along the edges to help me get them out of the pan.

7.) When ready to serve, place the cookie cups on a large serving platter or dish and fill with your toppings of choice. I used whipped cream and lemon curd and topped with fresh berries.

Muffin tin cookie pies

Enjoy!

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muffin tin cookie pies

Muffin tin cookie pies

This is the easiest dessert recipe you will ever make and it is sure to be a favorite! Top with seasonal fruit or whatever toppings sparkle your fancy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pack refrigerated cookie dough
  • whipped cream
  • berries
  • lemon curd

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to the desired temperature on the cookie dough instructions, usually 325-350 degrees.
  • Start by spraying your muffin pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • Roll dough into a small ball, about 1 inch, press into your hand to flatten and then press into the muffin pan going up the sides. Tip – You can also use the bottom of a small shot glass to give you a perfect cup shape.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough until the muffin tin tray is full.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden.
  • Allow to cool, then remove from pan and place on a cooling rack. I used a butter knife along the edges to help me get them out of the pan.
  • When ready to serve, place the cookie cups on a large serving platter or dish and fill with your toppings of choice. I used whipped cream and lemon curd and topped with fresh berries.
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Not so Antipasta salad

Not so antipasta salad

Welcome to the first of hopefully many Summer Salads recipes!  I love making all different kinds of salads over the summer to serve for dinner. I’m sharing this easy and delicious not so antipasta salad. It has all the flavors of a traditional antipasta salad but with the pasta! Make it ahead of time and serve cool when the days are long and hot and you don’t feel like cooking, and enjoy the leftovers for lunch the next day. Scroll down for this easy recipe.

Not so antipasta salad

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 box cooked pasta
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 jar banana peppers, drained
  • 1 cup olives (halved)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 jar sun dried tomatoes (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 jar marinated artichokes, drained and chopped
  • pepperoni (cut into small chunks)
  • fresh mozzarella balls
  • olive oil and vinegar dressing (I used a three cheese olive oil and vinegar from Aldi, sooo good)

Not so antipasta salad

Directions:

  1. Cook 1 box of pasta until al dente and drain. (I usually will do this ahead of time so that it is chilled and store in my refrigerator in a large ziploc bag).
  2. In a large bowl combine the pasta and chopped vegetable/other salad ingredients.
  3. Top with dressing. (I used about 1/4-1/2 the bottle but you can add more the next day when having leftovers).
  4. Serve chilled and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Not so antipasta salad

 

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Not so antipasta salad

Not so antipasta salad

This salad has all the flavors of an antipasta salad but with the pasta! It's the perfect summer dinner when its super hot out and you want something cold.
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box pasta cooked
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 jar banana peppers drained
  • 1 cup olives halved
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1 jar sun dried tomatoes drained and chopped
  • 1 jar marinated artichokes drained and chopped
  • 1 cup pepperoni cut into small pieces
  • 1 container fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/2 bottle olive oil and vinegar dressing more to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook 1 box of pasta until al dente and drain. (I usually will do this ahead of time so that it is chilled and store in my refrigerator in a large ziploc bag).
  • In a large bowl combine the pasta and chopped vegetable/other salad ingredients.
  • Top with dressing. (I used about 1/4-1/2 the bottle but you can add more the next day when having leftovers).
  • Serve chilled and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Keyword pasta, salad

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9 Best Margarita Recipes

9 of the best margarita recipes

There’s no wrong way to sip a margarita am I right? I’m sharing 9 of the best Margarita recipes for you to try! From the classic, to sweet, and spicy and even a beer margarita! Scroll down to see all of my favorite Margarita recipes.

Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo, kicking back in the warm weather or just rewarding yourself for making it through the day, these 9 Best Margarita Recipes are sure to tickle your fancy!

9 Best Margarita Recipes

Popsicle-rita

9 Best Margarita Recipes - Popsiclearita

This is my spin on the classic and it’s perfect for your summer parties!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime popsicle
  • club soda
  • 1 shot of tequila (I prefer Casa Amigos)
  • lime
  • salt

 

Directions:

1.) Start by slicing a wedge of lime, running along the edge of your glass and then dip the rim of the glass in salt (or sugar if you prefer).

2.) Fill the glass with ice.

3.) Add to the glass club soda and tequila and wedge of lime.

4.) Unwrap the popsicle and stir into the glass.

 

These are so simple! Make a bunch and serve poolside to cool off or serve with some fresh guac and tortilla chips!

 

9 Best Margarita Recipes - Popsicle-rita

 

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

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The coolness of the watermelon balances out the heat from the jalapeno.

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

 

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

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Cool and refreshing with a little bit of sweetness from the elderflower.

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

 

Blood Orange Margarita – Garnish With Lemon

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This recipe makes a whole pitcher! And the taste blood oranges can be enjoyed in spring, summer and the cooler months too! This makes a great fall or holiday margarita!

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Fresh Peach Margaritas – That Skinny Chick Can Bake

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This is a sweet way to beat the summer heat when peaches are in season!

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Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita – Muy Bueno

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I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful margarita! Nor have I ever tried a prickly pear margarita, making this a bucket list item this summer!

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Amy Locourto homemade margarita mix

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9 best margarita recipes margarita mix

This is perfect to bring as a hostess gift to summer parties or get togethers!

 

 

Tajin Mango Margarita – Crisp Collective

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Beer Margarita AKA Beergarita – The Tidy Mom

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This one has Cinco De Mayo written all over it!

9 Best Margarita Recipes beer margarita

 

Serve any of these margaritas with this Taco Pizza to elevate your Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo Celebration! Click here for my Taco Pizza recipe.

 

Or if you’re entertaining and want to wow your guests, serve with this Steak Charcuterie Board. Click here to see how I put it together!

 

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Cocktail Shaker and Bartender Kit

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Margarita Glasses

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Lime and Salt Rimmer

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Rainbow Sangria

Rainbow Sangria

Layer fruit in a pitcher to make this pretty Rainbow Sangria. This is honestly like the most cheerful beverage and it’s perfect for spring and summer. And it will get you pretty buzzed too! Scroll down for my easy Rainbow Sangria recipe.

Rainbow Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 can fresca
  • sliced fruit – strawberries, peaches, pineapple, kiwis, blueberries, grapes

Rainbow Sangria

Directions:

  1. In a pitcher mix together the white wine, Cointreau, brandy and fresca. I will usually prep the step the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
  2. Prior to serving, slice the right and layer in a carafe in the order as follows – grapes, blueberries, kiwis, pineapples, peaches, strawberries.
  3. Pour the white wine mixture into the carafe covering the layered fruit.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

 

For more amazing cocktail recipes check out:

Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pop

Pineapple Grapefruit Paloma

Rainbow Sangria

Linking my stemless wine glasses here! There are my favorite.

 

Rainbow Sangria

Rainbow Sangria

This rainbow sangria is so eyecatching and easy to make for those warmer months. Make it for a brunch with girlfriends, or just to have in the fridge to sip on throughout summer. Either way, you will be feeling pretty fine 🙂
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Prep Time 1 d
Course Drinks
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 can fresca
  • sliced fruit - strawberries, peaches, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, grapes

Instructions
 

  • In a pitcher mix together the white wine, Cointreau, brandy and fresca. I will usually prep the step the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
  • Prior to serving, slice the right and layer in a carafe in the order as follows – grapes, blueberries, kiwis, pineapples, peaches, strawberries.
  • Pour the white wine mixture into the carafe covering the layered fruit.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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