Kicking Off 2021 With A Dessert And A Bucket List

Jan 3, 2021 | Food, Sweets

Happy New Year and Monday everyone!  Happy 2021!  How are you feeling?  Do you feel renewed, regenerated, refreshed, glad 2020 is over?  In all honesty, 2020 was a setback for many but TAL accomplished so much last year that I feel grateful for all that I have been blessed with.  I sat down at the beginning of December, looked over my bucket list from 2020, and wrote out my bucket list for 2021 (like I do every year) and was amazed at how much I got done (HERE), (HERE), and (HERE).  I had always envied the women who achieved their dreams and was also proud of their accomplishments and now I can say I am one of them.  So, when you get down on yourself, know that when you put your MIND to whatever it is you want to do, you CAN and WILL achieve your DREAM(S).  If last year has taught you anything, life is short, don’t take it for granted, go after what you want and make it yours!

"You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream"

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Pudding

"If it brought you joy, then it was a success"

Of course, you know me, and I would’t be working on one of my “lists” without something sweet sitting near by to munch on :-).  What do you do with a box of instant vanilla pudding and a box of French vanilla cake?  You make a scrumptious dessert…you know…to help you think better 🙂

Make 1 box of instant vanilla pudding according to the instructions on the box and let sit
Bake cake according to the instruction on the box
Make a batch of icing using 1 8 oz cream cheese (room temp), 1 stick butter (room temp), 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 3 cups of confectioners sugar, 1 tablespoon whole milk and blend until creamy
Break up cake and layer pudding, cake, icing, green sprinkles until you reach the top of your glass an top with caramel

*See recipe and instructions below!  Platter was a gift from my sister, glasses are from Home Goods this year, and spoons were a gift from my mother.  I only made two desserts; one for me and one for Thomas but I had plenty left over for the next day.
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Pudding

TAL’s (Two Adorable Labs) Bucket List For 2021.  I can’t wait to see how much of this list I accomplish this year!

Take and complete a blogging course from Pet Marketing Unleashed
Learn Photoshop and how to take better pictures
Launch Maggie Lane Designs where I create Mood Board or Design Boards for people who need help with color palettes.  Tab is already set up on TAL’s website.  
Launch Jake’s Garage where I talk about electrical safety, home remodeling projects, garage related projects.  Tab is already set up on TAL’s website.
Add more videos to my blog posts
Complete cookbooks 2 and 3
Organize at least 2 charity events
Organize 2 giveaways on social media
Reach 1000 followers on Instagram.  I’m at 901 followers right now.  Instagram handle @twoadorablelabs
Launch Etsy candle store
Launch Amazon candle store
Travel to Savannah, GA
Travel to Asheville, NC
Travel to Franklin and Nashville, TN
Write a book (downloadable version) on tablescapes and florals
Write more product related posts adding links to where the products can be bought
Organize categories on TAL’s website better.  In the process as we speak.  More on this later.  TAL’s site will get a mini facelift in this area.

If you are looking for older posts on desserts, you can find more here:

Fudge Brownies With Cream Cheese White Chocolate 

French Vanilla, Blackberry, Raspberry Cake

 

 
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Pudding

Pudding Cake Cups

French Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Pudding, Cream Cheese Icing, and Caramel Topping
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pudding, vanilla, cake, caramel
Author: Bobbi Jo Domitrovich

Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla pudding, instant, large follow directions on box using milk
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 box french vanilla cake mix follow directions on box using eggs, water, and oil
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • green sprinkles
  • caramel

Instructions

  • Make pudding, set aside to set
  • Make cake, set aside to cool
  • Make icing using cream cheese, butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla, cream together
  • Break up cake
  • Layer pudding, cake, icing, green sprinkles, and top with caramel in your favorite dish

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4 Comments

  1. Thomas Domitrovich

    5 stars
    Really great

    Reply
    • Bobbi

      Thank you for all of your love and support on this journey!

      Reply
  2. tonja osborne

    Happy New Year! Thanks for all the tips! I really enjoy reading your blog. And congrats on all your accomplishments. I’m happy to have met you this year, friend 😊

    Reply
    • Bobbi

      Happy New Year! Thank you so much! As I wrote this blog post last night, you were on my mind as you are an inspiration to me. So, thank you my friend :-).

      Reply

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