Make Dessert Waffles from a Cake Mix

Everyone loves waffles for breakfast, but what if you could turn them into a dessert as well? I’m not talking about just topping your ordinary waffles with a little extra whipped cream; I’m talking about making dessert waffles with a cake mix. Just add a little extra water to the cake batter, pour it into a waffle iron, and you’ll have a tasty dessert in no time. It really just takes a few minutes to make these fun desserts that are sure to impress. The Best Cake Mix for Dessert Waffles: Baby Cakes We like to make our dessert waffles …

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Orange Dream Whipped Cream Cake

This whipped cream cake is made with a vanilla bean baby cakes mix with a touch of orange flavor and topped with orange-flavored whipped cream. It’s light, citrusy, and just a dream for the tastebuds. Ingredients: 1 Vanilla Bean Baby Cake Mix 3 large eggs 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon orange flavor Orange Cloud Whipped Cream Frosting Directions: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the cake batter in your stand type mixer, per package instructions. Add the orange flavor. Spread batter in a greased or parchment-lined 9X13 cake pan and bake for 18 minutes at 325 degrees or until …

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The Best Time of Year for a Nature Hike

Take a hike in the woods, fish a mountain brook, and more. Since church is mostly shut down, on Sunday afternoons, Merri Ann and I pack a lunch, grab a lesson manual, and go find a quiet place in the woods for a picnic, time together, and a discussion. This was as quiet a place as you could find, tucked under the Continental Divide. It was an hour on paved roads and 45 minutes on rough dirt roads. That’s a long way for a prayer and discussion, but oh, was it worth it! A Nature Hike in a Quiet Canyon …

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Five Things You Can Do to Make Your Baking Better

Over the years, we’ve found ways to make our baked goods taste better. We wanted to share our list with you, so you can make your family and friends fall in love with your baking every time. 1. Add More Flavor So why do we add vanilla to our cookies and cakes when you can’t taste it? Because it makes everything else taste better. And it would probably taste even better if you added twice as much. But vanilla is expensive. Try something else–French vanilla or maybe one of the synthetic vanillas (I know–that’s heresy.) We use brown sugar flavor …

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Make Ice Cream Sandwiches with Your Favorite Cookies

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Make Ice Cream Sandwiches with Your Favorite Cookie Mixes You can have a ton offun with ice cream sandwiches.It’s simple to make them like those above, simply two cookies with ice cream smashed in the middle. We’ll even share a few of the tricks we’ve found to make them even better than those you can get from the grocery store. Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches Ingredients: Your choice of ice cream Your favorite cookie mix Jimmies or other decorations (optional) Instructions: Bake the cookies according to the package instructions. Layer on a scoop of …

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Got Fruit? Fabulous Dessert Recipes for Your Summer Fruits

How to Make Clafoutis and Other Fabulous Desserts with Your Summer Fruits I love fresh fruit. I love to eat it. I love to bake with it. One of my favorite things to do growing up was go fruit picking. We’d go to the best orchard we could find, pick enough peaches, cherries, blueberries, and strawberries to feed an army, and go home with bellies full because they never charged you on how much you ate. There are so many summer fruits to choose from, and they’re so fun to bake with. Here are some fabulous summertime dessert ideas to …

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How to Make French Toast Sticks

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart How to Make French Toast Sticks Life is too short not to enjoy the simple things in life. Fun to make and fun to eat! There’s nothing better than a breakfast you can eat with your fingers and dip it into syrup like a French fry. It’s like regular French toast but in sticks. So Easy! All you have to do is make a sandwich, cut it into sticks, dip it into an egg wash, cook them on a griddle, and enjoy. So tasty! The kids love them, and so should you. Stuff …

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Make Your Own Bavarian Cream

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Take your desserts to the next level with real Bavarian cream. It really is a must-have filling for many desserts: cream puffs, pies, cupcakes, donuts, and more. Here, you can decide between making your own Bavarian cream with our recipe or using our pre-made Bavarian cream to make your life easier and tastier. Homemade vs. Premade Normally, I’d tell you that making anything from scratch is always better–even if you have to put a little extra work in it, but the line between “worth the effort” and “still has great taste” gets very …

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How to Make Chapatti

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Chapatti: Your New Favorite Pancake A Traditional Indian Fried Bread If you can make pancakes, you can make this chapatti. So simple! There are only six ingredients and four easy steps. The name may be intimidating, but it’s as easy as a cross between making simple fry bread and pancakes. So tasty! You can serve your chapatti hot with butter, honey, jam, or cinnamon and sugar. Or you can eat them plain as a complement to a main dish. A new family favorite! Not even the picky eaters can hate this one. While …

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Going Bananas for Elvis Presley Sandwiches

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Get a FREE Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread Mix Now! Add it to cart and use code “ZBAN” at checkout. Going Bananas for Elvis Presley Sandwiches And Taking Them to the Next Level with Banana Bread I remember Elvis Presley, barely. I think of him as a big, brawling-type of guy, singing the blues as the girls go crazy. It’s easy to picture him eating peanut butter, bacon, banana sandwiches, too, and having it named after him. You think it’s crazy, but the flavors work together marvelously. I tried a sandwich the other day, …

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Home of the Stuffed Burgers

Home of the Stuffed Burgers Welcome to the Cantina Burger Cafe! Get a Stuffed Burger Press Make your own stuffed burgers with a stuffed burger press!  Click any arrow below to jump to that section. How to Make Stuffed Burgers Cantina Stuffed Burger Recipes How to Make Burger Buns Click Here For Your Stuffed Burger Press Get a Stuffed Burger Press Now Make your own stuffed burgers with a stuffed burger press! Get it now! Here’s How to Make Your Own Stuffed Burgers Stuffed Burgers Can Be as Easy as 1 2 3… Make crowd-pleasing burgers in just three easy …

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Upside Down Donut Cake

It’s a Donut! It’s a Cake! It’s an Upside Down Donut Cake! Get Your $1 Donut Mix Now! Add it to cart and use code “ZDON” at checkout. Donuts surely can’t get any better than this, an upside down donut cake. Everyone loves donuts, and I know that upside down cake has always been a family favorite, so when we mixed the two together, using raised donut dough instead of cake batter, the result was an absolute masterpiece. Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Mix the Donut Dough Use a Daily Dozen Raised Donut Mix for this donut cake, or …

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Bread Making Primer

Bread-Making Primer Whether you’re new to making bread or just need a little refresher course, this bread-making primer will answer all of your questions about making bread. Paired with additional resources and recipes, this primer will have you feeling like a culinary genius in no time. Making this in your bread machine? Click Here for Instructions Click any of the links below to jump to the right step: Essential Tools and Ingredients 1. Mix the Dough 2. Knead the Dough 3. Let it Rise 4. Form the Loaf 5. Bake Essential Tools and Ingredients for Better Bread Essential Tools and …

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Bread Making Made Easy

Bread Making Made Easy Get White Breads for $2 Get Wheat Breads for $2 Make great bread! Choose the Country White Collection or the Country Wheat Collection and get our three favorite white or wheat breads for just $2 each when you add it to cart and use code “ZEZ1” at checkout for white breads and code “ZEZ2” for wheat breads. Look How Easy It Is to Make Bread Click to Learn More: Mixing the Dough Kneading the Dough Letting it Rise How to Form the Loaf Getting the Bread Baked Right Making this in your bread machine? Click Here …

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How to Make Muffins Better than the Bakery

Make High-Domed muffins Every Time With this Free Strawberry Cream Muffin Mix. Add it to cart and use code “ZMUFF” at checkout. Do your muffins fall flat or won’t come out of the pan? We can help. Click either link to learn: How to Make Bakery-Style Muffins >> How to Remove Muffins from the Pan>> How to Make Bakery-Style Muffins My muffins never come out right. They’re sad, deflated lumps by the time they come out of the oven. It’s really disappointing. I don’t understand what’s happening.” –Anonymous We feel your pain. There’s nothing more disappointing than a muffin that …

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Essential Guide to Making Bread

If You Want to Make the Best Bread, Here’s How It’s Done! Get Free Dough Conditioner for Lighter and Airier Bread. Add it to cart and use code “ZBEST” at checkout. Books have been written about baking bread but we’ll give you the essentials so you won’t have to read a thousand pages. This guide will make you a better bread baker. Ready? Here we go! The Bread Making Essentials Learn what you need to! Click on any of the links below. Use the best bread flour you can find. Knead the bread until it’s elastic. Cover the dough and …

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Cantina Stuffed Burger Recipes

Get a Stuffed Burger Press for just $1. Add it to cart and use code “ZBURG” at checkout. Get the Stuffed Burger Press Now (Reg. Price: $10.99) With summer and backyard barbecues coming around, there’s nothing like a good, juicy burger. I’m talking the drip down your chin, piled high with toppings, and nearly too big to bite kind of burger. But we’re moving burgers to the next level: stuffed burgers. We like to call them cantina burgers. Imagine biting down into a soft, tasty bun on top of crisp lettuce, tomato, and zesty condiments followed by a bite of …

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Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Get Dad’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie mix 70% OFF now when you add it to cart and use the code “ZCHIP” at checkout. One of the core values that we have here at the Prepared Pantry is bringing families closer together through delicious baked goods. What better way to bring families together than with ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies? The sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies will waft through the door before the kids can even start trudging their feet through the doorway. If you love melted chocolate and freshly baked cookies— or cookie dough, depending on how far you get— …

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Drunken Bread: Proofing Bread Like an Artisan Bakery

Use Proofing Bags to Make Rising Easier and Bread Taste Better. Get 3 Bags FREE! Add them to cart and use code “ZBAGS” at checkout. How do artisan bakeries get great flavor into their bread? They make it drunk. By cooling the temperature of the dough to 55 degrees and letting it rest, a great flavor is developed. You can make your bread taste great too! It’s drunken bread— bread with natural alcohol from giving the yeast in the dough extra proofing time in a cool area. And it really works. The yeast in bread dough does two different things: …

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How To Make Oven Fries

Choose a FREE Bread Mix! Add it to cart and use code “Z123” at checkout. One of my favorite things to pair with homemade burgers is french fries, but deep frying the fries in oil can be pretty tricky and often makes quite the mess. Here’s how you can make oven fries. The Best Oven Fries We’ve Ever Made Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds russet or other baking potatoes (not peeled) 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt pepper Instructions Preheat the Oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or use a crisper and …

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