I’ve had many of you awesome people asked for a “lighter” dessert recipe, so today I bring BOTH. One is my sugar-packed Easy Strawberries ‘n Cream Pie, and the other is a lighter, carb friendly version. I’ve tried it both ways, and I fully approve of both! This pretty pie is so easy to make my friends! It has a homemade graham cracker crust, filled with sweet strawberry yogurt and cream cheese, then topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries! Click here to dive in!
Holy cow you guys! This is in the top 3 best sandwiches I’ve EVER had in my life! It’s a ridiculously juicy, Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Apple Jicama Slaw that’s bursting with flavor. The Apple Jicama Slaw has fresh Granny Smith apples, Jicama, Cabbage, and fresh Cilantro all tossed in a mellow sweet and spicy sauce. These delicious flavors marry together beautifully to send your tastebuds into hyperdrive.
The idea and recipe for the Apple Jicama Slaw was given to me by my dear friend of nearly 20 years, Erica. Erica is such a cool chick! She’s a mother of 3, which you would never know because she’s roughly the size of my thigh, but I’m cool with that She’s half Japanese, a highly dedicated chicken wrangler in her spare time, and a kick-ass Poi dancer (fire dancer)! Have you guys seen this crazy-beautiful type of dancing? It takes so much talent, skill, and discipline to become a Poi Dancer and she is so good at it! Click here to watch Erica do her thang!
And here is Erica with her beloved chickens! I told you she had chickens, did you think I was making this up?
So this post is dedicated to Erica, her crazy backyard chickens that eat raisins, her dog named Taco, and her awesome Apple Jicama Slaw recipe! I didn’t think I had to mention that on top of everything else, Erica is a fabulous cook….but since I brought it up, Erica is an amazing cook! She’s like Superman, but a woman….. and she doesn’t have a red cape….or weird hair. She’s got fire and chickens! I’m rambling, go check out this recipe! You’re gonne love it! Thank you so much Erica, for letting me use your yummy slaw recipe! And thank all of you for stopping in to check it out! Click here to check out the Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Apple Jicama Slaw!
If you’re looking for something highly addictive, easy to make, filled with sugar, and loaded with cream cheese and cinnamon, then you’ve come to the right place folks! Check out these Cinnamon Cream Cheese Wraps! You’ll never guess the “secret ingredient”, and both kids and adults love these! Trust me, we ate the whole batch immediately. These are super easy and fabulous for breakfast, brunch or even a snack. Click here to check them out!
HAPPY DOS DE MAYO!! Wait, that’s not right. Well I’m a little early, but I wanted to give you folks an easy and DELICIOUS recipe before Cinco de Mayo, so you can buy your ingredients right? Right! These Steak Fajitas are packed with tons of flavor and you can use the fajita seasoning on your other favorite dishes too! They literally take about 20 minutes to make from beginning to end, so not only are they perfect for this weekend, but any day of the week! Click here for the Steak Fajita Recipe!
Another ice cream recipe? YES! Seriously though, I can’t even begin to tell you how scrumptious and flavorful this Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is. It’s exactly like eating Strawberry Cheesecake, but in yummy, creamy ice cream form! It has chunks of fresh strawberries, homemade strawberry “syrup”, and pieces of graham cracker all blended together in a cheesecake ice cream! It is by far one of the best ice creams I’ve ever tasted. If you love Strawberry Cheesecake, you’re gonna flip for this recipe! Click here to check it out!
Clearly, I can’t see to get enough of my homemade ice cream! For those of you who have never made ice cream at home, you’re missing out folks, because this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream is awesome! It’s smooth and creamy with a hint of brown sugar, and chunks of Reese’s PB cups throughout! I devoured the ice cream in the photo immediately after the shoot, because as you can see I live in California and it was melting quickly! Ha, like that’s gonna stop me from eating that delicious ice cream? No way man. Click here for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream recipe! Also, if you’d like to see what ice maker I’m using, I’ll show you on the recipe page!
It’s a dream come true! I’ve made some caramel covered pecan brownies, and lovingly dubbed them Caramel Turtle Brownies! If you love Turtle Candy like I do, then you’re gonna flip over these! This is my favorite brownie recipe ever, they’re so fudgey and moist! Click here for the delicious recipe!
Hey guys! Hope everyone is off to a wonderful weekend already, and hopefully it’s as beautiful where you’re at, as where I’m at! Tumbleweed Contessa is sharing her Weekly Rays of Sunshine! Head on over and check out all the awesome links! If you’re a blogger, go add your latest recipe or craft…..it’s a party!
Hello cupcake! I got the idea for these little guys when I came across the White and Milk Chocolate Lindt Truffles in the store a while back. The truffles alone are fabulous, but I thought they’d be divine inside a moist cupcake covered in cream cheese frosting! I was right, they’re awesome! Click here for the easy Milk and White Chocolate Truffle Cupcake recipe!
Beautiful isn’t it? This week I decided to try my hand at i am baker’s Rose Cake. Amanda Rettke of i am baker was the original genius behind this breath-taking cake that now graces magazine pages and fills Pinterest boards.
I’ve been practicing many different cake decorating techniques these days, and I’ve had a lot of people ask what I do “with all those cakes“. The truth is, I make smaller versions of the cakes that I fall in love with from magazines, tv, Pinterest, Facebook etc. and I donate them.
One day I called my local family crisis center and asked if they take donations in the form of baked goods. The helpful and sweet receptionist on the other end of the phone was ecstatic, and told me that they would love to take my cakes to the children’s shelter. So now, I donate my cakes to children in need of a smile If you’d like to bake a Rose Cake of your own, or donate one like I do, then head on over to i am baker for her full tutorial. Feel free to check out my other cakes while you’re here, like my Lemon Chiffon Cake, my Italian Cream Cake, or my Chocolate Circle Cake Technique Tutorial. Thanks so much fo stopping in and don’t forget to “like” Niki’s Sweet Side on Facebook and follow via email at the bottom of this page!
You guys should also check out the awesome and delicious links that have been added to What’d You Do This Weekend? over at Tumbleweed Contessa’s!