Nutella Cream Eggs

Looking for another fun treat to fill the Easter baskets with this year?  These Nutella Cream Eggs are easy to make and taste out of this world.

Nutella Cream Eggs - Nutella, white chocolate, and sprinkles make these a fun Easter egg to make and eat

Do you have one thing that you remember getting in your Easter basket every year?  Every year my grandparents would get us these big peanut butter Easter eggs with our names on them.  I looked forward to those eggs! They were amazing!

The other thing I remember is the 2 foot solid chocolate Easter bunny that we would get.  If you are laughing because there is no such thing, go right ahead.  My husband chuckles every time I talk about it.  He says my bunny gets bigger every time I tell it.  But seriously, the thing was huge…at least 2 foot tall!  I swear we were still gnawing on it in July :-)

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Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies

These Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies will disappear in a hurry when  you make them.  Kids of all ages can’t resist a fun holiday treat on a colored stick.

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies - these fun chocolate covered bunnies are a fun Easter treat for kids to help make

 I am seriously addicted to my jar of candy googly eyes.

I know!  It’s the oddest thing to be in love with.  But those eyes just crack me up!!!  I can’t stop thinking of cute ways to use them for each holiday.  That $5 jar of candy eyes was the best purchase I have ever made.   [Read more...]

Coconut Cream Bundt Cake

This Coconut Cream Bundt Cake is easy to make and enjoy.  Three times the coconut in it makes the flavor shine through.

Coconut Cream Bundt Cake - the coconut flavor in this delicious cake shines through.  The extra topping makes it so pretty!

 There are days I stare into my closet and dresser drawers and think that I have absolutely nothing to wear.  Never mind the fact that the closet is exploding with clothes and the drawers are stuffed to the max.  I still have “nothing” to wear.

After a long time of fussing and fuming at the clothes,  I can usually put together an outfit that is “new” and totally different.  So much for having nothing to wear.  It is all about perspective and seeing something that is right in front of you.    Sometimes my baking is like this.   [Read more...]

Oreo Coconut Cream Truffles

These little Oreo Coconut Cream Truffles start with a mini Oreo cookie that has been filled with a homemade coconut cream filling.  A quick dip in chocolate seals all the goodness inside an easy to eat truffle.  They are the perfect little Easter treat.

Oreo Coconut Cream Truffles - these homemade coconut cream truffles are seriously amazing!!

Right now I cannot get enough coconut.   I am normally obsessed with coconut any time of year, but the past few weeks I have gone completely bonkers for the stuff.

Good for me…not so good for my family.  You see, I am really the only one that loves the white stuff.  My hubby likes it too, but he likes the fresh stuff from the actual coconut.  I go for the already shredded stuff in a bag from the store.  Yes, I’m the lazy one in the family.  Or the smartest…because I get to eat coconut faster than he does.  I can be munching on the sweet stuff, and he is still outside with a hammer trying to get through the shell.    [Read more...]

Cherry Jello Salad

This Cherry Jello Salad is a sweet side dish to add to your dinner menu.  It can put together quickly in the morning and then is ready for dinner later.

Cherry Jello Salad - this easy and light Jello salad tastes delicious and is the perfect shade of pink

 Why is it that the kids are extra loud and sing songy on the morning after you stay up really late the night before?

I have been trying to be better about getting to bed earlier.  I am quite the night owl and would much rather stay up late at night working on projects.  Getting up early is for the birds in my opinion.

Of course the other night, I stayed up way too late doing who knows what.  The next day the kids were louder than normal and were singing about everything under the sun.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I am thankful they were happy and cheerful…but my head and ears just want quietness until I fully wake up.  Thank goodness there was no snow delay that morning ;-)    [Read more...]

Hot Chocolate Popcorn Balls

Marshmallows and hot chocolate are a fun addition to popcorn balls.  These Hot Chocolate Popcorn Balls are easy to put together and would be perfect for any Valentine’s party this week.

Hot Chocolate Popcorn Balls - a fun and delicious way to enjoy chocolate covered popcorn

 We like to make fun treats from time to time around here.  Not that you are surprised by that fact at all because most of the fun treats get shared with you too.  But sometimes those fun treats get made and and eaten before they ever make it here.

These popcorn balls were a treat I made for my kids last year.  I have been wanting to make them again, so I could share them, but before I knew it a whole year had passed.   [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Can’t decide if you want cheesecake or brownies for dessert?   These Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies are two desserts in one.  Two are better than one for sure.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies - a delicious and pretty cheesecake brownie that is perfect for celebrating with your loved ones

 You knew one more crazy dessert had to be coming before Valentine’s Day right?

And what is crazier than cheesecake brownies?  Not too much!  In the spirit of love week, I added some red velvet cake mix to the cheesecake.  So if you think about it, this is really three desserts all rolled into one amazing treat!  Brownies, cheesecake, AND cake batter?  Hold me back!!!   [Read more...]

Glazed Triple Berry Rolls

These Glazed Triple Berry Rolls and Valentine’s party ideas were inspired and sponsored by Pillsbury.

Glazed Triple Berry Rolls - berry preserves turns these crescent rolls into a fancy breakfast treat

 Something that I have been wanting to do again with my kids is a tea party.  But since they really don’t like tea, we have to call it a hot chocolate party.

With all the snow that we have been having lately, hot chocolate is a staple around here.  The kids go out in the snow and play…I stay inside and make sure the mugs and marshmallows are ready for when they need to get warmed up.   [Read more...]

Strawberry 3 Musketeers Fudge

This easy 2 ingredient fudge gets a fun twist from the Strawberry 3 Musketeers candy bars on top.  Who can resist a fun pink fudge that tastes amazing too?  It is the perfect treat to celebrate Valentine’s Day with…or just a random Wednesday, if that’s how you feel.

Strawberry 3 Musketeers Fudge - 3 Musketeers candy bars add a fun twist to this easy strawberry fudge

 Why is it that the entire world seems to slow down when you are falling through the air?  And let’s clarify that I don’t mean the love kind of falling…

I only wonder that because yesterday was that day for me.   Let’s just say that pink converse shoes with no tread are not a good idea on ice and snow, no matter how cute you think you look in them.   Just words of wisdom from my bruised self to you.  Take it or leave it, but seriously don’t wear them.     Thank goodness for yummy strawberry fudge waiting at home for me to soothe my bruised body and ego with. [Read more...]

Red Velvet Oreo Fudge Bars

Cookies and chocolate chips add an intense chocolate taste to these Red Velvet Oreo Fudge Bars.  They are the perfect treat for snacking on this Valentine’s Day.

Red Velvet Oreo Fudge Bars - red velvet cake bars get a fun chocolate twist from Oreos, fudge, and chocolate chips

 There are some food trends that I just never get on board with very often.  How do you feel about red velvet?  I have been seeing different red velvet  treats popping up all over the place, so I decided to jump on board for a short while.

Recently I asked my Facebook fans if anyone loved or hated red velvet…it was pretty evenly split on the responses.  So, I decided that the red velvet cake mix on my counter was getting used.  I had picked it up on a whim one night, then I had started to question my choice of cake flavor.    Red Velvet here we come! [Read more...]

White Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Popcorn

Chocolate covered popcorn is a snack that is perfect for munching on any time.  It is great for movie nights, game days, or just because you are craving candy and popcorn after a major cleaning session!

White Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Popcorn - the combo of chocolate covered popcorn and candy will have you devouring the whole bowl

 This past few weeks we have been cleaning out our closets and rooms one by one.  It is amazing the amount of junk we have accumulated in just a few short years.  I thought we had gotten rid of so much when we moved here 4 years ago.

4 years later and the junk is back.   Obviously getting rid of clothes is a big one.  People grow and styles change…or maybe it’s just my style that changes.  Good think I like to shop at Goodwill because it seems like every 6 months or so I look at things I bought and wonder what the heck I was thinking!   3 big bags and a tote later, and I still think there is plenty more that we could get rid of.   [Read more...]

Cherry Chocolate Chip Dip

There is absolutely nothing wrong with grabbing a bowl of this Cherry Chocolate Chip Dip and going to town on it.  Maraschino cherries and chocolate chips give it such a fun taste and texture.  It is sweet comfort food at its best and perfect for Valentine’s Day snacking!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Dip - this sweet cheese dip will have you wanting to lick the bowl clean www.insidebrucrewlife.com

Today I am sharing a recipe that was actually made 2 years ago.

2 YEARS AGO…and I never shared it!  Can you even believe that I have been keeping this sweet dip from you???  Yeah, me either.

This dip is full of cherries, chocolate chips, and pecans and is absolutely delicious, but my first attempt at pictures was seriously lacking.  You see I tried to make a cheese ball when I made it the first time around.  Let’s just say 2 years ago my cheese ball making skills were very lacking.  Don’t ask me how you can mess up rolling a cheese ball, but…yeah, I did.  Now I wish I had saved those originally pictures, so we could have a good laugh over them ;-)

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