Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
This Chex mix is always a hit, be it with your own family or at a party. I've never seen any left over!!
about 9 C. cereal (I use Chex and Golden Grahams)
1 C. Coconut
1 C. Slivered Almonds
M&M's (to taste)
1 C. Karo Syrup
1 C. Sugar
2/3 C. Butter
In a large bowl, combine cereal, coconut, almonds, and M&M's.
In a saucepan, bring Karo syrup, sugar, and butter to a boil for 2 minutes. Pour over cereal mixture and stir well. Spread out on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper and allow to cool. Eat. Then eat some more because you can't stop!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Easter weekend is practically here!! Think these guys will be a welcome addition to our family dinner!? I love to decorate with candy, and these do not disappoint. They are easy to throw together using a few ingredients.
White frosted cupcake
1 large marshmallow cut in half (for ears)
1 small marshmallow cut in half (for the face fluff under the nose)
2 chocolate chips (for eyes)
pink Starburst or heart shaped runt (can I use that in the singular sense?)
I used a toothpick broken in half to attach each ear. I used chocolate frosting in a baggie to pipe the whiskers.
Easter Chick cupcake:
White frosted cupcake
Coconut colored yellow
2 chocolate chips (eyes)
Orange Starburst molded like a beak
red m&m for top thingy
(I know that baby chicks, which are normally associated with Easter don't have this comb yet, but I
wanted to add it anyway. *Shrug*)
Chocolate covered cupcake
Mini marshmallow cut in half or thirds (my marshmallows happened to be stale, which may have made it easier to cut!! Less sticky anyway...)
1 large marshmallow cut in half, then that circle cut diagonally (clear as mud?) for ears
**this is the cupcake I made three times and am still not sure I like!! It bears a resemblance to the cartoon character "Shawn the Sheep" more than a cute Easter lamb. But using white frosting underneath was really light and white. I'm not sure. Let me know if you make anything that works! ***
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
I'm a little late getting into the Easter swing of things--it is NEXT week!! But perusing around blogland I found some super cute decorations that come together very quickly. Always a good thing, right?
I ran to Dollar Tree to pick up these adorable glitter eggs. Seriously, I saw this idea late at night, and I could hardly wait until Dollar Tree opened the next morning so I could get started. Like, I almost couldn't sleep. I know, I'm weird.
Since I had a few eggs left over, I grabbed some of the curly twigs floating around my house (my husband loves these) and made this happy little tree :)
Thursday, April 14, 2011
All of these ingredients should be easily accessible, even though it still seems like the dead of winter.
Pick and choose what you think your fans will love; I like to make sure there's a lot of color involved.
I used: (in no particular order)
shredded carrots (see--they're still here!)
shredded mozzarella cheese
and how about this for the grand finale....
Deviled eggs! Oh, regular hard-boiled eggs would be fine, but these...Wow!
Go to the store and buy one bottle of the best generic Ranch you can find.
2 C. Mayo
2 C. Buttermilk
Monday, April 11, 2011
*Heaven forbid we don't eat tons of snacks when we get together*
Luckily, I had just run across this recipe in a magazine and had the ingredients on hand. It was delicious and I couldn't stop eating it. I really liked this recipe, and I really liked that it was different than other queso dips I've tried. I just have a hard time using "pasturized prepared cheese products" or food that rhymes with "schmel-shmeeta". I want the real stuff!
You'll only need 3 ingredients for this dip (don't forget the chips!)
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 Cup Salsa
1 can "no bean" Chili