When classic PB&J sandwiches merry together with French toast, you know it’s a breakfast (or dessert) to remember.
This PB&J Stuffed French Toast is absolutely scrumptious any time of day. This over the top breakfast idea is perfect for sharing – throw some strawberries on the side for a little dose of “healthy” balance. This once-in-a-while treat is one you’ll want to eat all the time!
1 loaf of bread
2 cups heavy cream
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups ground Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Powdered sugar and/or whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Make PB&J sandwiches using the bread, peanut butter and jelly.
Combine the heavy cream, eggs, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl.
Grind Cinnamon Toast Crunch with a food processor and place crumbs in a medium bowl or baking dish.
Take each PB&J sandwich and place in egg mixture. Next put it into the ground cereal mixture and make sure to cover the whole thing in cereal.
Turn your stove to medium-high heat and melt butter in the pan. Place the prepared sandwiches into the pan.
Allow the sandwich to crisp up to a golden-brown for about a minute or two on each side in the pan.
Allow the French toast to finish in the oven for about 5 minutes. This will keep them warm until they are ready to serve.
Add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle some powdered sugar over the top.
Potato Candy traditionally comes from Ireland, and at times is flavored with vanilla or coconut. This version has been updated with a delicious peanut butter and nutella filling.
Don’t knock it until you try it, and this odd “candy” is just too easy to make with the help of a stand mixer. No baking is required after boiling the potatoes, and you’ll have plenty to share!
1 small russet potato
2 pounds powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup nutella
Peel, boil and mash potato. Set aside half of the potato and put other half in a stand mixer. Add sugar, about a cup at a time, mixing thoroughly. Once all sugar is added, add the rest of the potato, a little at a time, until you reach a thick, dough-like consistency.
Dust a cutting board or large piece of parchment paper with powdered sugar. Roll out dough, about 2 cups at a time, until about ¼-inch thick. Spread with an even layer of peanut butter on half and nutella on the other, then roll it up into a log shape, wrapping tightly in plastic wrap. Repeat until all dough is used. Place candy rolls in fridge.
Once chilled and firm to the touch, remove from fridge and slice each roll into ½”-thick pieces.
In June 2008, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony went missing from the house she shared with her mother, Casey, and her grandparents, George and Cindy, outside of Orlando, Florida.
Shortly after the toddler’s disappearance was announced, strange details began to emerge. For starters, Cindy didn’t report Caylee’s disappearance for over a month after she vanished.
As more information about the case became available, it was clear that Casey wasn’t as distressed as a missing child’s parent would be. In fact, her Facebook photos showed her to have been partying and going on shopping sprees with a friend’s stolen checkbook while her daughter was gone.
Law enforcement spent months searching for the little girl, and on December 11, 2008 they found remains a few hundred feet from the Anthony’s residence. Soon after, the remains were identified as Caylee’s.
Casey was charged with murdering her daughter, and her trial was broadcast across the nation. Her attorneys tried to pin the crime on her parents, but that did not stick. At the time, Casey was facing the death penalty.
However, to everyone’s dismay, Casey was acquitted for first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and manslaughter in 2011. Instead, she received minor charges for interfering with the investigation by lying to the police.
Although the legal case has been closed for six years, new information about the Anthonys is often leaked to the public. Casey and her parents have occasionally spoken to the media over the years, but none has raised more brows than a recent interview with Geroge.
The grieving grandfather appeared on an episode of Crime Watch Daily, hosted by Chris Hansen, and claimed that he has seen Caylee in their house since her death.
Wendy Williams is a daytime television veteran. She has hosted her own show, The Wendy Williams Show, since 2008, and before that she was a radio host for many years. She won “Best On-Air Personality” in 1993.
Williams was also nominated for multiple Emmy Awards as Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, with the show winning Outstanding Talk/Show Entertainment. The show consistently finishes #1 in the demo of women 25-54 in 55% in the United States.
Williams’ show is always known for its high-energy and pointed questions to guests, always trying to stir the pot. But now, its making headlines after a medical emergency happened on live television.
Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, was just 9-years-old when her father died. She, however, followed in his footsteps and grew up to become a singer in her own right.
In April 2003, she released her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern,” and it peaked at number five on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Several weeks later, the album was certified gold.
Presley’s music showcased both her singing and songwriting talent and opened up opportunities for future albums. She released her second album, “Now What,” in 2005 and a third, “Storm and Grace,” was released seven years later. The record was critically acclaimed and some critics even described it as a “masterpiece.”
Throughout her music career, Presley collaborated with many famous artists, including Pat Benatar, Bonnie Raitt, and Michael Bublé. But there was one person she never had the chance to sing with – her father.
So in 2007, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Elvis’s death, Presley released a duet with her deceased father. Presley recorded an emotional version of her father’s 1969 hit, “In The Ghetto,” and shot a video that made it look like the pair were in the same room.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, have we got something for you! The Whipper-Snapper is the most decadent dessert you’ll come across in a while, and it’s perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
Each layer is so easy to make, and assembly gives you the ultimate treat, from the ginger cookies to the yummy chocolate ganache and cinnamon whip. All your friends and family will love this delicious dessert.
For the dulce de leche:
1 can sweetened condensed milk
For the ganache:
9 ounces dark chocolate chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
For the cinnamon whip:
8 ounces Cool Whip
1 teaspoon cinnamon
For the cookies:
2 cups sifted flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
For the dulce de leche, pour can of condensed milk into a microwave safe bowl, then on 50% power cook for 4 minutes (stirring halfway through) in microwave. Reduce to 30% power and cook for 8-12 minutes (whisking every couple of minutes), until thick and caramel in color. Set aside.
For the ganache, place chocolate in a small bowl and pour boiling cream over chocolate. Stir until smooth.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
For the cookies, beat shortening and sugar until creamy, add molasses and eggs, continue beating until smooth.
Sift remaining ingredients in and stir until a soft dough is formed. Pinch off a golf ball-sized piece, form an oval shape and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then cool on wire rack.
For cinnamon whip, mix whipped topping with cinnamon.
To assemble, spoon dulce de leche into a wide-mouthed mason jar, crush half a cookie, then layer chocolate ganache on top, crushed cookie, then spoon on whipped cream. Garnish with full cookie on top and dust with cinnamon.
It’s that time of the year when pumpkin everything is absolutely mandatory! We’re loving these Baked Pumpkin Donuts right now, and they’re just too easy to bake…no more pulling out the deep fryer for donuts!
Once you’ve got the donuts in the oven, whip up a simple maple glaze and get dunkin’! You’ll love these any time of the year, really, but they’re the best with coffee on a cool day.
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
3 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon canola oil
For the maple glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a donut pan with nonstick spray.
In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar. In another bowl, combine egg, pumpkin, milk, vanilla and oil. Mix the ingredients together and stir until just combined – do not overmix.
Spoon the batter into a ziploc or piping bag. Snip the corner off and squeeze the batter into the prepared donut pan.
Bake for 8 minutes, or until cooked through.
While they bake, to make the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and milk together until well-combined.
Cool slightly and dip in maple glaze, then allow to set. Enjoy!
If you’re really looking to wow the crowd this Thanksgiving, look no further than this Bacon-Braided Turkey. This juicy bird might look complicated to make, but it’s actually super easy braiding bacon over the top and cooking this in the oven.
The delicious gravy you can make with the drippings is out of this world. This might just be the yummiest turkey you’ll ever have!
1 ½ pounds bacon, chopped
½ pound butter
1 teaspoon fresh sage
1 teaspoon fresh parsley
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
3 large carrots, roughly chopped
3 ribs celery, roughly chopped
1 large onion, roughly chopped
2 red apples, roughly chopped
Salt turkey inside and out, cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge overnight.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a food processor, blend ½ pound chopped bacon, ½ pound butter, and herbs until a thin buttery paste is formed.
Remove bird from fridge and rinse salt off and dry with paper towel.
Smear bacon butter inside and out of bird. Braid remaining bacon over the breasts of the bird.
Prepare your baking pan with tin foil and put veggies in the bottom and a piece of each into the bird. Place roasting rack over veggies.
Place bird in oven for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 degrees for the remaining time cooking, about 15 minutes per pound, or when your bird reaches 155 degrees internal temperature.
Remove from oven and rest tented with foil for at least 2 hours before carving.
You’ve gotta try this Ultimate Steak Sandwich…when we say the ultimate, we mean the ultimate.
If you’re a fan of Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, you’ll love this. It’s the most indulgent sandwich you can make at home, with ooey gooey cheese sauce and decadently delicious steak. Don’t forget to share…even though you might want all of this for yourself!
8 ounces prime rib steak
1 green pepper, sliced
4 slices provolone
½ medium onion, sliced
1 teaspoon oregano
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Au jus gravy mix + water required on the packet
2 Italian rolls
For the sauce:
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Shave prime rib steak, peppers and onion super thin.
Heat thick-bottomed pan over medium high heat with tablespoon of oil. Add beef, onions, garlic and peppers cook until peppers and onion have softened (the beef will cook quicker due to it being so thin).
Add au jus mix and water indicated on package, reduce heat and cook for 30 seconds.
Place Italian buns on a tin foil-lined baking sheet and toast buns under the broiler until golden. Using tongs, place beef on top of bottom bun, top with 2 slices of provolone cheese, then evenly sprinkle with dried oregano and place under broiler until cheese is bubbly. Reserve remaining cooking liquid for dipping.
While steak is broiling, bring cream to a gentle simmer and slowly add grated cheddar while whisking. Pour sauce directly onto steak sandwich.
Top steak with top bun and enjoy the ultimate sandwich!
Thanksgiving is coming up fast, and this homemade wreath is sure to make your house stand out this holiday season. This Turkey Wreath is super cute and festive, but it’s also really simple to make. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!
Outdoor acrylic paint (brown, yellow and black)
Styrofoam ball (turkey’s head)
Styrofoam cone (turkey’s beak)
Two small Styrofoam balls (turkey’s eyes)
Tulle (red, orange, brown and yellow)
Red foam sheet
Wrap your brown yarn around the foam wreath. Make sure to cover about 1/3 or the wreath with the yarn.
Next paint your Styrofoam cone yellow, the larger ball brown and paint two black pupils on the small Styrofoam balls.
Cut your tulle into strips into strips about 16-20 inches in length.
Tie the strips of tulle around the part of the wreath that is not covered in brown yarn.
Stick toothpicks in your Styrofoam balls and cone and stick into the yarn covered section of the wreath to form your turkey’s head, beak and eyes.
Cut the waddle for your turkey out of the red foam sheet and glue to your turkey’s head under his beak.
Your wreath is now ready to decorate your front door!
Grilled cheese sandwiches are having a moment right now. We’ve been obsessed with our Grilled Cheese BLT, and now this?!
This Grilled Cheese Burger is the best of so many worlds, and you just won’t be able to get enough once you give it a try. Top it all off with your favorite toppings and garnishes for a dinner you won’t soon forget.
4 slices of white bread
½ pound lean ground beef
4 slices processed cheese
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
Salt and pepper to taste
Onion, sliced thinly
Iceberg lettuce, shredded
Ketchup & mustard
Spread butter on 1 side of each slice of bread. Place bread butter side down in a pan over medium heat.
Place 2 slices cheese on each bread and top with another slice of bread (butter side up).
Cook until golden, flip and cook until golden again. Keep grilled cheeses in oven on warm until ready to assemble burger.
Form beef into a patty and cook 4-5 minutes per side, season with salt and pepper.
Allow burger to rest for 2 minutes then assemble your burger using grilled cheese sandwiches as buns.
Across America, the difference between big city living and small town hospitality is palpable. While every large metropolitan area has its own quirks and stories, nothing beats how strange American small towns can be.
Here are 15 of the strangest small towns hidden across the United States of America.
Centralia used to be a town of well over 1000 people. But as of 2010 there were only 10 residents left that were still brave enough to call the town home, and no new residents are ever allowed to move there.
There has been an underground coal fire that has been burning since 1962. The town is full of sinkholes and toxic gases, and the roads are even hot to the touch. In 1992, the state seized and condemned all the property in Centralia, only residents who were living there before the seizure were allowed to stay. But after they either die or move on to somewhere else, the town will officially be a “ghost town”.
Experts believe the coal fire could burn for up to another 250 years.
Colma, California has been nicknamed “The City of Souls”. The small town that is roughly two square miles boasts 17 cemeteries. The living population of Colma is only around 1200, while there are an estimated 2,000,000 dead bodies. Coma is even the final resting place of Wyatt Earp.
For the rest of recorded history, Roswell, New Mexico will be the home base for those looking to confirm that there is alien life. In 1947, the people living in Roswell claimed to see what they called a “UFO crash”. The military claimed that it was just a weather balloon crash, but that did nothing other than spark a series of conspiracy theories that continue to survive today.
Have you ever wanted to be married to more than one woman at the same time? Well if that’s how you want to live your life, Hildale, Utah is the place for you. The Mormon stronghold, and home of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Polygamy runs rampant here, and if you are an outsider passing through, don’t expect a warm welcome.
Miracle Village, the small housing development doubling as its own town outside of Pahokee, is home to over 100 registered sex-offenders. The town was founded by Richard Witherow, a minister who spent 30 years working in prisons. Witherow and his ministry have final say on everyone who lives there.
Yes, it is actually called Nameless. In the long list of towns and cities with ridiculous names through the U.S., Nameless has one of the best stories to how it got its name. Allegedly, when the people living there applied to get their own post-office, they left the name section of the form blank, which caused the US Post Office Department to issue back forms with “Nameless” stamped across them, the name stuck.
This town used to be know as Buford, that is when it only had three residents. Dan Sammons sold the entire town in 2013. His wife had died a few years before, and their only son had moved away already, so as the towns last remaining resident, he put out an add to sell the town to the highest bidder. The town was purchased for $900,000 by Phan Dinh Nguyen and his business partner. The renamed the town after their coffee brand, which they now sell at the town’s gas station.
Dubbed Florida’s friendliest town, this retirement community is also called “the land of horny people.” This town has 70,000 people, 34 golf courses and according to the New York Post, one of the highest STD rates in all of Florida.
Residents of Slab City have called it the “last free place in America.” This off the grid city has a population of 150 permanent residents; drug addicts, army vets, every flavor of eccentrics, and your garden variety hippie. You can literally smoke crack in the streets and no one will care what so ever. The city is situated in the middle of the California desert.
There are slightly over 14,000 people living in Gibsonton, Florida. Of that, a huge percentage of people living there are carnival workers and sideshow “freaks”. They congregate there because it is a warm and welcoming community. Throughout its history, Gibsonton has had dwarf police chief, and an 8 foot giant for a fire chief.
Would you live in any of these American small towns?
Man oh man, I love a good monkey bread. This Gooey Caramel Monkey Bread combines classic flavors like pecans and butterscotch, for the ultimate in dessert comfort food.
You’ll love how easy it is to whip this up from refrigerated biscuits, and this type of dessert is practically made for sharing, so it’ll be perfect for any upcoming holiday festivities, too!
2 tubes Pillsbury dinner roll dough
1 (3.5 ounce) package butterscotch pudding
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ cup toffee bits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a bundt pan with nonstick spray.
Use kitchen shears to cut each roll into 4 pieces.
Sprinkle all of the pecans in the bottom of the pan. Place half of the roll pieces over the pecans. Sprinkle half of the pudding mix over the rolls. Stir together melted butter and brown sugar in a small bowl. Pour half over the pudding mix. Top with remaining rolls, pudding mix, and sugar-butter mixture.
Bake rolls for 30-35 minutes until the top is somewhat firm and the center is soft but not gooey. Cool 5 minutes, then turn pan over onto a serving dish. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Enjoy warm!
You can tell a Hollywood marriage has lasted a long time when it starts to develop its own fans.
When Cheersstar Ted Danson met Mary Steenburgen in 1993 on the set of their movie Pontiac Moon, the sparks started to fly right away. By 1995, the couple had tied the knot, blended their families together (they each have two children from past marriages) and started to build a life and career together.
Danson and Steenburgen quickly became a TV super couple, appearing alongside each other on sitcoms like Ink. Unlike most married couples in Hollywood they’re not shy about sharing the screen, appearing as guest stars on each other’s projects.
Their love story has also outlasted most Hollywood couples from their generation, staying together for an impressive 22 years in a town where most couple split in less than five. But, this month rumors were swirling that there was trouble in paradise, and Ted Danson’s publicist was forced to clear things up.
It all began with Danson’s guest appearance on the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he said he had been separated from Steenburgen for three months. But it turned out there was more to the story…
Most people have never even heard of President Trump’s older brother Fred, but the president revealed the powerful impact his brother had on his life last week.
The president was announcing that America’s opioid crisis is now officially a public health emergency, which will help bring funding and public attention to the deadly epidemic. In 2015, 142 people in America died every day from drug overdoses, and 2/3 of those deaths were caused by opioids like Percocet or Oxycontin, as well as fentanyl and heroin.
This is the first time that a public health emergency has been delcared since 2009’s H1N1 outbreak. But the important announcement was overshadowed by a personal message from the president. Warning Americans about the dangers of drug use, Trump remembered his late brother Frederick Jr.
Trump, who famously doesn’t drink or smoke, said during his speech that he “learned because of Fred.” He also remembered his brother as a “great guy, best looking guy,” adding that while his personality was “much better than mine […] he had a problem.”
IKEA has been around for over 30 years, and in that time we have enjoyed walking through the perfectly decorated showrooms, enjoyed the affordable furniture and dug into some delicious Swedish meatballs.
Since the doors of the iconic blue and yellow building opened in 1985, honestly not much has changed. Sure, decor trends have been updated over the last three decades, but some classic pieces have remained the same.
After all, why mess with a good thing?
These throwback photos of classic IKEA pieces from 1985 will make you remember a simpler time when there wasn’t online shopping and apps to tell you where things were located, and you just browsed the rooms and picked up new pieces for your home when you needed them.
And no, you don’t have to get your eyes checked, some of the pieces are actually more affordable today than when you saw them 30 years ago!
Hoover Dam is a stunning testament to what man can create. Involving thousands of workers during the great depression, it became America’s largest reservoir. Covering about 248 square miles it can hold 28.9 million acre-feet of water and helped to create Lake Mead. Hoover Dam now supports farms, business and millions of people in Nevada, Arizona, California and Mexico.
If you are in the area between Nevada and Arizona, you can take a tour of this monstrous structure and see for yourself how big it is!
At one time, it used to be the largest dam on Earth rising 726.4 feet. It has since been surpassed by 770 foot high Oroville Dam in North Carolina. But that doesn’t come close to the 1,0001 foot high Jinping Dam in Liangshan, Sichuan, China.
One woman found out firsthand when she ventured to the top of the dam and tried to pour water over the edge. When she did even she didn’t expect to see what happened next.