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Happy New Year | Top Recipes & Projects of 2014

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 4, 2015 · 0 comments

Top Posts of 2014

Happy New Year!!! Looking for some new recipes and projects to try in 2015? Take a trip back through Unsophisticook's top 10 posts of 2014 for a little inspiration!

{10} Homemade Ice Cream Cake -- can be prepared in about 5 minutes (plus freezing time), will knock their socks off!

{9} 2-Ingredient Homemade Body Scrub -- banish dry winter skin in no time at all!

{8} Mexican Sweet Corn Cake -- total copycat of the famous Chi-Chi's recipe, yum!

{7} Strawberry Buttercream Frosting -- uses fresh strawberry puree rather than processed strawberry syrup!

{6} Baked Chicken Wings -- smothered in an amazing sweet and tangy Coca-Cola sauce, perfect for game day and beyond!

{5} Boston Cream Pie -- looks like it took hours to prepare but can be guest ready in under 15 minutes!

{4} 3-Ingredient Chip Dip -- out-of-this-world, perfect for cookouts and parties!

{3} Paper Fortune Cookies -- perfect for Valentine's Day, wedding favors, birthday parties, and much more...

{2} Dried Beef Pickle Roll-Ups -- easy to make one AND of the most delicious combinations you'll ever try!

Annnnddddd the most popular Unsophisticook post of 2014 is...

Rice Heating Pad

{1} No-Sew Microwavable Rice Heating Pads -- super simple DIY solution to ease sore muscles, aches and pains. We're still using the original rice heating pads I made last January, and they've really stood up to some heavy use and abuse!

Click through for print options on Unsophisticook, or check out my Unsophisticook Recipes board on Pinterest to pin your faves for later!

Did you try one of these recipes this year? Or one that didn't make the top 10? I'd love to hear your thoughts!


McCormick FlavorPrint FREE Personalized Recipes

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 9, 2014 · 0 comments

Take a short quiz by McCormick to get FREE FlavorPrint personalized recipe recommendations!  It's quick and easy get yours:

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  • The more food preferences you share, the more personalized recipes you'll find!


Mexican Sweet Corn Cake {Chi-Chi’s Copycat}

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 5, 2014 · 1 comment

Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you're looking for an amazing side to round out your Cinco de Mayo feast today, you've got to try this Mexican Sweet Corn Cake!!!

It's a copycat recipe of the delectable sweet corn cake that was served with every dish at Chi-Chi's before they folded -- a personal favorite of mine. I could have easily eaten the entire dish myself, but I did force myself to share with my family. Enjoy!

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Over The Top Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownie Cups

by Tara Kuczykowski on March 14, 2014 · 0 comments

Okay, yeah, so these Peanut Butter Brownie Cups might be a little over the top... But let me tell you, they are SO worth it!

Sweet and salty, creamy and decadent, I'll be serving these peanut butter brownie cups with a big, cold glass of milk while indulging in a little March Madness marathon. They're a slam dunk!


Oobleck Recipe | Science Experiment for Kids

by Tara Kuczykowski on March 7, 2014 · 1 comment

I seriously had SO much fun making this oobleck recipe with my kids! The most surprising thing, though? How interested my older kids were in getting involved in the fun -- my almost 12-year-old was just as excited as my 6-year-old.

Oh, and the other really great thing? It's a super budget-friendly science experiment for kids. The basics you need to make oobleck are cornstarch and water, which should clock in right around $1 -- but I also share an inexpensive way to add color in my post on how to make oobleck. Have fun with it!

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