If you keep a package of sugar ice cream cones in your pantry, there are many ways to dress up your cookies, cakes and cupcakes for various seasons and occasions. Just keep some tubes of decorator icing too (certain colors go on sale after the appropriate holiday).
Just put a squiggle of decorator frosting around a cone, on top of a store-bought cookie. Decorate with seasonal candy ** photo from lovechicliving.uk.co **
CHOCOLATE WITCH HAT COOKIES ** Coat the cones & cookies with melted chocolate coating (stick the ones on the still-wet cookie) ** Cut slices of fruit leather for the band on the hat ** photo from sweetlittlethang.wordpress **
Stuck ice cream cone on store-bought cookie (both are chocolate here), with decorating icing ~ add icing band and buckle ** use as topping for Halloween cupcake ** photo from pinterest.com *
ICE CREAM CONE CHRISTMAS TREES ** Use canned green frosting (or add food color to vanilla). Heavily layer it on cone; then put the flat end of a butter knife next to the frosting and pull out (to create pine needles) * Decorate with tiny sprinkles or candy as ornaments ** photo from Cake Central. com **
ICE CREAM CONE BIRTHDAY CAKE * Heavily frost your cake & stick the ice cream cones securely into the frosting on sides of cake (best if the bottom tip rests on the plate). When the frosting has hardened (securing the cone), you can fill the cone with more frosting ** decorate the cake ** photo from cakeswebake.com *
ICE CREAM CONE CORNUCOPIA * coat the inside and outer edges of sugar cone with canned chocolate frosting (or melted chocolate topping) and sprinkle with a little coarse salt. Let Fall candy spill out of the cornucopia ** photo from ww.allparenting.com *
ICE CREAM CONE CLOWNS * put a round, tight scoop of ice cream on a cookie * add some frosting on top and stick the ice cream cone on as the hat ** Decorate the clown face and hat with decorator icing and little candies ** photo from pinterest.com
CLOWN CUPCAKES ** Either put a rounded scoop of thick frosting on top of the cupcake (or adhere a giant marshmallow with decorator icing). Attach ice cream cone clown hat with frosting, and decorate face and hat ** photo from imgarcade.come *
Why do the refried beans at your favorite Mexican restaurant taste so much better than the ones you buy in the can? Because they're smooth and creamy! .......
So, for each can of refried beans (you can even use fat-free), stir in 1/3 cup of SOUR CREAM! (light and non-fat are fine too) You can even add a few drops of your favorite hot sauce, if you want. Then just mix it all up really well.....
Heat in a covered dish in the microwave for about 2 minutes ~ stir and serve
Or.... you can always heat it up in a saucepan on the stove (but that takes longer and you need to keep an eye on it).