Spiderweb Cupcakes

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Fall holidays make me so happy!

For one, this is a GREAT chance to bake, and for another, I always consider it good practice for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Chanukah. We both have big families, so holiday get togethers are always a big deal. We always love to host, and we love to be hosted. This year, we’re currently renovating part of our house, and also hoping to make way for more renovations down the line. That means we have looked at a LOT of furniture and appliances. That’s why we go to Best Buy! You already know how seriously we take the appliances, there, but did you know that Samsung can help you prep for the holidays like we do?

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Spider Web Cupcakes

Ingredients

6-8 Prepared Chocolate Cupcakes, unfrosted
1 Can Chocolate Frosting
Wilton White Chocolate Melts
Wilton Black Chocolate Melts
1 pkg. Plain M&M’s, individual size
1 pkg. Peanut M&M’s, individual size
Sprinkling Sugar, Black
Cupcake Liners, orange and green

Directions

  1. Frost cupcakes with the chocolate frosting.
  2. Melt white chocolate per package directions and put in a small plastic bag for piping.
  3. On a parchment lined baking sheet, pipe spider webs with the white chocolate, a bit larger than the cupcake tops. Let dry.
  4. Melt the black chocolate per package directions and put in a small plastic bag for piping.
  5. On a parchment lined baking sheet, pipe small spiders. I started with a dime sized dot of chocolate. Add 4 legs on each side.
  6. Sprinkle the black sugar over the spiders and place an M&M on the chocolate dot. Let dry.
  7. After the chocolate is completely dry, peel off the paper. Set a web on each cupcake, and set a spider on top of each web.
  8. Fun and delicious Halloween treat!


Enjoy!

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Chopped Champion: Corn, Cucumber & Feta Salad

Enter the Food Network Chopped At Home Challenge with this link! Get inspired by my Corn, Cucumber, Feta Salad. Corn is perfect for your entry #ad #DelMonte

For as long as I can remember, Cassidy and I have watched the show “Chopped” on Food Network.

It gives me such joy! In the show, four chefs – ranging from home chefs to professional chefs to even celebrity chefs for special episodes – are given mystery basket ingredients. They need to create a recipe and compete against other chefs. It’s so much fun to watch, especially as home chefs, because you learn so much about ingredients and how they go together. I have been looking forward to new episodes of this show for years now. We even have the kids watch it for inspiration!

And now YOU can enter the Food Network Chopped At Home Challenge too at foodnetwork.com.

For inspiration, I decided to take four ingredients – Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn, lemons, fresh basil, and feta cheese – and create my own recipe. Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn is picked at the peak of freshness. It’s packed within hours with just water and a dash of natural sea salt – but nothing else! It’s the PERFECT choice for your own Chopped at Home Challenge entries because it’s delicious! Also, Del Monte has partnered with family farms in the US for generations – over 127 years. Del Monte Corn is vibrant, sweet, and juicy, and is picked and packed within hours. It’s also non-GMO and non-BPA.

I can’t wait to show you what I created with these four ingredients – a corn salad!

Corn, Cucumber & Feta Salad

Ingredients:

Del Monte Golden Sweet Whole Kernel Corn – 15.25oz can, well drained
1 cucumber, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped (optional)
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 handful fresh basil
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Juice from 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl
Cover and put in the fridge for 15-20 minutes for flavors to mingle
Enjoy!

The Del Monte Corn is the best part of this salad! Make sure you drain all water from the can, and use the whole can for maximum flavor. I can’t wait to hear about your entries and how you use Del Monte Corn in an awesome recipe. Definitely enter the Food Network Chopped At Home Challenge here.

Enter the Food Network Chopped At Home Challenge with this link! Get inspired by my Corn, Cucumber, Feta Salad. Corn is perfect for your entry #ad #DelMonte

Enjoy!