Orange Fanta Drop Biscuits

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Halloween is 11 days from now.  11 days!  I am so excited about this for SO many reasons, but, treats and sweets are definitely on the top of my list of favs.  This means making all kinds of Halloween snacks for pretty much anybody that comes across my path.  I thought about what I could do for a great breakfast option (or if you’re like me…an any time of day option) for my kids to enjoy before school.  I knew that I wanted it to be fun, festive, fast, and absolutely delicious.  Thus, Orange Fanta Drop Biscuits were born.

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My kids don’t get to have soda on a regular basis, so this was a HUGE treat for them.  They had SO much fun helping me through the baking process, and obviously doing the infamous taste test.  The best part of these biscuits is the fact that they are super easy, and only contain 5 ingredients!  

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  • Basic Biscuit Mix.  I love Bisquick, but, if you make your own then by all means use that.
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Orange Flavored Greek Yogurt
  • Orange Flavored Fanta
  • Orange Extract

….can you seen the pattern?  Orange is the name of the game.  It’s light, refreshing, and of course an iconic color of Halloween :).  And a big shoutout to Walmart for having everything I needed.  I love me a one stop shopping experience.  

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Let’s go through the step by step process of how to make the light, fluffy, and delicious treat!

Place the Biscuit Mix and Greek Yogurt into a bowl.

Place the Biscuit Mix and Greek Yogurt into a bowl.

Pour the Orange Fanta in next.  Watch it bubble up all nice and pretty.

Pour the Orange Fanta in next. Watch it bubble up all nice and pretty.

Use the lid of the Orange Extract, fill it up, and pour that in.

Use the lid of the Orange Extract, fill it up, and pour that in.

Look at that beautiful orange!  Use a whisk and whip this baby until it's combined.

Look at that beautiful orange! Use a whisk and whip this baby until it’s combined.

Once all of the ingredients are combined, it should look like this.  It will be a very sticky dough, so no worries.

Once all of the ingredients are combined, it should look like this. It will be a very sticky dough, so no worries.

Using your favorite well seasoned cast-iron skillet, take big spoonfuls and drop those babies into it.  I made mine on the large side, so I got 6 out of the batch.

Using your favorite well seasoned cast-iron skillet, take big spoonfuls and drop those babies into it. I made mine on the large side, so I got 6 out of the batch.

Look at those golden-orange tasty treats.

Look at those golden-orange tasty treats.

These would be amazing so many ways...especially with glaze or even marmalade...but, I'm partial to basic butter.  That's how I roll.

These would be amazing so many ways…especially with glaze or even marmalade…but, I’m partial to basic butter. That’s how I roll.

Orange Fanta Drop Biscuits
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 C Biscuit Mix (boxed or homemade)
  2. 1 C Orange Flavored Fanta
  3. 1 Container of Orange Flavored Greek Yogurt
  4. 1 TSP Orange Extract
  5. 1/4 C Unsalted Butter
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat your oven to 425F.
  2. 2. Melt 1/4 C of butter and use that to grease a cast-iron skillet. If you prefer to bake your biscuits in a pan, or baking sheet, that's good too. Just be sure to grease the surface before you drop your biscuits.
  3. 3. Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl, and stir together until well combined.
  4. 4. Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the skillet (or baking dish of your choice) and place into the oven. Be sure the rack is in the center. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the top and edges are golden.
  5. 5. Serve with butter, marmalade, or slather it in vanilla icing...any way is the right way.
Notes
  1. These are freezer friendly, and perfect for any age!
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I love that these are freezer friendly, and perfect for on the go breakfasts or treats.  It’s not uncommon for us to be running behind during the week when Ryder has to go to school.  He’s not much of a breakfast easter, but, I can’t live with myself if he isn’t sent on his way with a full belly.  He has an Orange Fanta Drop Biscuit in one hand, and a bottle of Dasani in the other and is good to go until lunch time.

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How cute are those little Dasani bottles??  I love that they are the perfect size for smaller hands, and even better in lunch boxes!  I love to freeze these little bottles so it acts as double duty.  It keeps Ryder’s lunch cold, and gives him a refreshing and healthy option for his drink every day.  The best part?  All Dasani bottles are made from plant resin and is a special shape that won’t fall over in the fridge, or on any flat surface. The bottles are great for the environment and sturdy, unlike most “green” plastic water bottles.

You can find some great Halloween treat tips and tricks featuring Fanta, Oreos and Wheat Thins at a Walmart.  Checkout this document to find out if there is a store demoing near you. The demo is taking place on the weekend of the 25th, be there, or be scared!!

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High Five for Friday

It’s been a little while since I’ve done the infamous High Five for Friday post, alas….here we go!

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1.  Dear sweet daughter, please don’t ever grow up. 

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2.  Same to you, Ryder!  Despite your cheesy face, and your super cool hair that you chose to have on your first school picture day, I love everything about you.

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3.  Completely obsessing over my MAC shadows again lately.  It’s so very true, I love so many other brands.  That being said, MAC, you will be one of my forever favorites.

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4.  Um.  Hello new favorite hair product!  I’m definitely doing a separate post about the TRESemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray because it’s that special.

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5.  So I totally hopped on the timehop train and I have a love hate relationship with it.  I love that it brings back old memories, and I hate that it makes me miss simpler times, and when my babies were really babies.  What do you think of timehop?

I’m linking up with Lauren!

You’re Mean!

“You’re mean!”
“I don’t like you any more!”

Two phrases I had hoped I wouldn’t have to hear on a regular basis from either of my kids.  Unfortunately, both phrases are frequently coming out of Ryder’s mouth on a recurring basis now.

And you know what?  I’m okay with it.

No.  It doesn’t make me happy.  No.  It doesn’t make me feel empowered to anger my child or hurt his feelings to the point that he feels so strongly his response is a fury of pouty lips, furrowed brows, and crossed arms.  It does, however, make me feel like I’m doing right by him as a Mother.

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The other day both of those coined phrases came out of his mouth followed by storming down the hallway with tears streaming down his face as a result of me telling him he was not stepping out of the house dressed like a 90 year old man.  I’m sorry, honey.  Socks and flips flops are not okay.  Pair those with your Captain America shorts and a Dinosaur shirt and you’ve officially earned yourself an AARP Membership and Medicare to boot.

After taking time to calm down and recollect himself, he came back down the hallway, walked up to me and apologized. 

He apologized!  On his own volition.  And he really meant it!

Despite how terrible I had felt for the events that occurred during the meltdown, I also felt like a good Mother.   I knew that I had given him rules to follow, there were boundaries that he had crossed, language got out of hand and the end result was exactly what I wanted. I wanted him to learn, respond accordingly, and feel remorse for his actions.  Despite how horrible I feel when he cries, or gets upset with me, or makes me feel like a terrible person, I must be doing something right.  From day one it’s been important to my Husband and I to regulate, put forth rules, and to raise productive members of society.  We aren’t okay with giving our kids everything under the sun or letting them rule the roost. 

Ryder may hate my guts at times.  He may wish he had different parents, or never understand why “because, I said NO,” is a popular response from me.  He will, however, thank me later. 

So tell me I’m mean, buddy!  Because I love you SO much that I refuse to give in or give up.  No matter what.

5 Reasons why YOU should Binge Watch Gilmore Girls

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October 1st was a great day for many reasons, but, my favorite was the absolute reason is the fact the Gilmore Girls was added to Netflix!!!!  If you’re a die hard fan of this awesome show, then you were just as ecstatic as I was.  That’s right.  Seven glorious years all wrapped up into one little streamable option.  I’ve been binge watching this awesome show, and am here to give you 5 reasons why YOU should binge watch it too!

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  1. Mother Daughter Relationship - Lorelai and Rory have the type of relationship that I have dreamt of having with my daughter my whole life.  A great mixture parent/BFF creates the perfect balance.  
  2. The perfect setting - The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for the release of this iconic show.  Stars Hollow is the cutest little picturesque Fall themed town that makes me want to move to a small town and know every single person in it.  
  3. Sam…err…Dean I mean - Gilmore Girls is the first prime time sighting of Jared Padalecki.  I thinks it’s a little funny going back and watching this show all over again because it’s hard for me to not see him as Sam in Supernatural (also another favorite).  Nonetheless, still a great role for him, and I’m pretty sure he became the throb of many teen hearts.
  4. Rollercoaster of love - Oh miss, Lorelai.  Seven years of on again off again relationships.  Watching the friendly/flirty banter between her and Luke.  I will admit there were multiple time I may have yelled at the TV “Just kiss already!!”  
  5. Worlds greatest quips and comebacks EVER - I love me a great comeback.  Lorelai is quick and whitty, and has amazingly funny comebacks.  Here are a few of my favorites:

“I managed to find Uno and Checkers, and Battleship and most of the pieces of Candyland. Which I figure, we can mix together to create a fabulous new game, Candyship Battleland. War never tasted so good!”

“If it was physically possible to make love to a hot beverage, this would be the one.”

“Cheeseburger, onion rings, and a list of people who killed their parents and got away with it. I’m looking for heroes.”

“My mother — she was here. I can feel it. Smell that? The room smells like guilt and Chanel No. 5.”

“I love pudding. I worship it. I have a bowl up on the mantel at home with the Virgin Mary, a glass of wine, and a dollar bill next to it.”

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Have you started binge watching Gilmore Girls yet?  What’s your favorite thing about the show?
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September 2014 Beauty Favorites

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A new month means going over all of my most loved, and most used beauty products from the month before!  Fall means me switching my skincare a bit, my shadows to a darker/richer hue, and making sure that I still give the illusion of dewy skin even if it gets dryer in the colder months.  

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MAC Pro Longwear Concealer is by far one of the best high end concealers I’ve ever used.  It has amazing coverage, blends out well, contains a technology which prevents it from creasing, and acts as a shadow primer as well which is perfect since I love double duty makeup items!

Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment is the perfect addition to my colder months version of skin.  I tend to get super dry the colder the weather gets, and this skin treatment is a lifesaver.  My skin has never felt softer or more hydrated!  

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride is by far my favorite Tarte Blush.  It looks super dark in the pan, but, looks gorgeous on the skin.  It gives off such a perfect flush and would be great on any skin tone.

MAC Eye Shadows in Beauty Marked, Sketch, Brown Script, Red Brick, and of course the best highlight shadow EVER, Shroom.  These 5 shadows are great on their own, as a countless number of combinations to create subtle or seriously smoky eye looks.  They are amazing and absolute MUST HAVES in your makeup collection!

MAC Bronzing Powder in Refined Gold.  OH.  EM. GEE!  I have super fair skin so it’s not that easy to find bronzers that give my skin that golden glow without making my face look dirty.  This bronzer is unbelievable!  Even though it’s got a little gold shimmer, it’s so fine you can’t even tell!  I cannot get enough of this bronzer!

Milani Brow and Eye Highlighter is such a great drug store find!  It’s got a matte side, and a shimmer side that give the proper lift to your brow and really open up your eyes by lining your water line and highlighting the inner corner of your eye.  

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Pencil.  This little baby is such a great thing to use on its own, or as a shadow base.  It has amazing color payoff, and blends out beautifully.  Luckily they’ve changed the packaging recently so yay for no more sharpening!  Allure sure knew what they were talking about when they gave this shadow pencil a Best of Beauty Award!

Maybelline the Rocket Mascara is definitely my go to drug store mascara.  I love that it stays put, doesn’t flake, lifts and separates my lashes, doesn’t clump, and makes them look super intense.  I’m not one to wear falsies on a regular basis, so this mascara is perfect for making my natural lashes look amped up daily!

What are some of your September Beauty Favorites?
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