I am not someone who likes to be in the kitchen unless I am eating. I hate cooking. I’m okay with baking, but that’s only because I love sweets and desserts and the only way I can get those is if I make them myself. (The hubs enjoys cooking, but not baking.) And so I am thrilled when I find easy-to-make recipes that can get me into the kitchen and get me out quickly.

So today I want to introduce to you to some of my favorite easy recipes. They are quick, easy, and yummy!

Pumpkin Pie Dip:

pumpkin pie dip

Photo Credit: Jessie’s Eats

1 can pure pumpkin puree

1 container of Cool Whip

1 packet of instant vanilla pudding

Dash of cinnamon and  nutmeg.

Mix ingredients together in a bowl, put in the fridge and let it chill. (The longer the better, but at least 30 minutes.) I serve it with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, teddy grahams, or apple slices!

Cake Batter Dip:

cake batter dip

Photo credit: http://www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com

1 package yellow cake mix

1 ½ cups vanilla yogurt

2 cups Cool Whip


Mix ingredients together in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Add Sprinkles. Put in fridge and let chill for at least an hour. Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers or teddy grahams.

At first I wasn’t thrilled with this recipe. I thought it was a little sour tasting, but each day it set in the fridge the better it got. And by day 3-4 it was amazing. Like seriously, probably the best thing ever. And you can use light yogurt and so you don’t have to worry about as many calories if you don’t want too!

Gingerbread Cookie Dip

gingerbread cookie dip

Recipe and photo credit: http://www.addapinch.com

1 8-ounce cream cheese

½ cup butter

1 cup confectioner’s sugar

2 tablespoons molasses

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

2 teaspoons ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup toffee bits

Combine all ingredients together with an electric mixer in bowl. Put in fridge and let chill for at least 30 minutes. You can serve with fruit, ginger snaps, graham crackers, teddy grahams, or vanilla wafers.

Caramel Apple Nachos

caramel apple nachos

Granny Smith Apples (Make as little or as many as you want, it’s up to you! Or if you want even less work you can buy pre-sliced apples!)

Caramel (I use either caramels and melt them, or I like to use the Smuckers Sundae Toppings microwaveable kind)

Marshmallows (Either marshmallow fluff that you can melt in the microwave or marshmallows that you melt yourself)

Chocolate Chips

Slice apples and place them on a platter or a plate. Melt caramel and marshmallows separately and then pour on top of apples. Add chocolate chips. Serve immediately.

These are seriously amazing. I love that you can make a lot for a party or a get together, or you can make a small amount for an afternoon snack just for yourself.  We had them at Adelaide’s baby shower in NC and they were a huge hit! They didn’t last long at all!

What are some of your favorite easy-to-make recipes? Send me an email, Lefalber@gmail.com,and maybe I’ll share yours next!

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