Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Chocolate covered strawberry CHRISTMAS TREES!

Sorry it's not like the usual with the DIY steps, 
i did 'em at 4am and my camera was acting up :( 
we had to assemble them onto the cakes on the ferry! 

I was really happy about how they turned out! Haven't seen anything like this (ones we've seen were frosting or whatever) so we had alot of fun thinking of ideas :) 

That's a random oreo one :P

So fun to do! :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ice cube tray CHOCOLATE BARS :D

Ice cube tray, chocolate chips, nut & berry granola. Melt 'em.
Mix 'em. Pour it in the ice tray, & set it.

Mistakes i made: I added "too much" granola-- so it's not as pretty as other candy bars. - but, it's just as good :D 

What i did to remedy this? Crushed it into bite sized pieces of chocolate covered granola/almond/cranberries. YUM. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

We're baaaack! Rice Crispy Treat Jack'o'Lantern!

In the spirit of halloween, we have returned, and with a fun, original treat!

We keep seeing little rice crispy treat pumpkins everywhere, with frosting faces, etc. And of course, we LOVE, but wanted to put our own spin on it :)

Soooo, we delved deep into our imaginations and thought of doing an ACTUAL jack o lantern, but...edible :)

So, here we go.

NOTE: the candle should be used for photo op's only. will have a fire :D

What you'll need/the plan :)

Making the orange rice crispy treats

Creating your 'pumpkin' and hollowing it out (carefully)
It's important to wait for it to cool and semi-solidify

After [again, CAREFULLY :)] carving your jack's face, also cut a whole in the bottom, to insert the tea light in to. It's important to get the candle as far from the 'top' as possible.

And viola! you've got an edible jack o lantern!

Friday, September 2, 2011

*Guest blogger*: Overnight Forgotten Coffeecake!

"Surviving and Thriving as a Mom of Three"

This mama is awesome! GREAT blog that's a must-read. We're going to be making her one pot spaghetti :)

Mk from this moment on- it's her, not me :D

I tweeted a few days ago that I would be sharing this recipe, and here it is, courtesy of my grandmother.
First, the cake ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Topping ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • chopped nuts (optional, I don’t use these)
Here is what you’ll need:
First, blend the butter and sugar well.
Then grab your eggs.  Mine are farm fresh from my best friend’s chickens.  Aren’t I lucky?  :)
Throw a couple in and mix til your heart’s content:
Pour yourself a cup of rich, thick buttermilk:
Whisk together your dry ingredients.
Then, add your buttermilk alternately with your dry ingredients.
When you’re done, you should have a thick, fluffy batter.  You’ll need a spatula to get all this creamy deliciousness into your baking pan.  No drippiness here, it’s not a cake, it’s coffeecake!  Get all you can out of the bowl, and get it into a 13 x 9 baking pan.  Then, grab your topping ingredients:
Mix well and sprinkle all over your batter:
At this point, you can cover and refrigerate overnight.  It only gets better, as the brown sugar melts into the batter.  Yummmm . . . . .
Whenever you decide to bake it (if you just can’t wait until the morning), set your oven to 350 degrees, and bake for 30-35 minutes.  I use a glass baking pan, so I set my oven to 325.  When I do this, it takes a little longer to bake, possibly 40 minutes.  Totally worth the wait.  Let me tell you.
This is a family favorite, and it is perfect for Christmas mornings, when you just want to pop something in the oven.  It goes fantastically with scrambled eggs, fruit, and of course, coffee!  Enjoy!
Oh, and if you  make some, would you invite me over?  I haven’t eaten coffeecake that I didn’t make in about 20 years.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

30 Second dessert-- cereal & ice cream!

SO, sorry i've been MIA for awhile,
but YAY for over 700 facebook shares!
You guys are awesome :D
Anyways, just a quick little post on a twist of one of my favorite
breakfasts? snacks? desserts?
We'll go with calling it a dessert for now ;)

I'm calling it the 30 second dessert-- cos, that's literally how long it took me to make :D
The photos are pretty self explanatory, and i'm sure you can do it with any cereal (and any type of ice cream), but frosted flakes have been my favorite for 22 years :D
It's the only way i really like ice cream!

Make 'em bite size so they're easy to eat, and coat them well so they are easy to be pick up!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Shish kabob SANDWICH!

Simple, easy, aweeesome fun way to get your kiddo to love lunch time :)

What you'll need-- sandwich makings, and a skewer!
We bought 'mini bread' [wheat and french], cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes and deli turkey.
We also trimmed our 12" skewer down by about 4-5 inches.

Next, Carter just started layering things on, using the tomato as a 'base'.

Viola! All done! He dipped it in ranch and loved it :D

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wanna be a GUEST baker/blogger!?

If you have something AWESOME & orginal that you bake [desserts, snacks, etc], bake it-- photograph the process and send it to me and we'll feauture YOU and your goodies on the main page of our blog [rather than in the YOUR photos section- which you should also check out :D ]

In our few months of blogging we've had 500+ shares on facebook, and up to 30,000 views per day - so you'd be sharing your goodies with the WOOORRRRLD [wide web ;)]

Email me if you're interested at!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Chocolate dipped fruit...with BUTTERFINGERS!?

Ah, yes :)
So first off, we can not take credit for this awesome, mouth-watering idea.
We were actually sent the photo by another awesome mama & after seeing it..just had to do...and after doing it..just had to share it :)

To see where we got it from and check out other awesome recipes, visit Gingerbread Bagels :)

Mk, here we go!

Okay, what you'll need: Strawberries, butterfingers, chocolate chips, and...we added a banana :)
Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave or on the stove, and while that's going, crush up your butterfingers.
Gingerbread Bagels used a food processor...we don't have i used a hammer 8)
Okay, everything's ready.

Next, dip your fruit in the chocolate, and then roll it in the crushed butterfinger.
I used toothpicks.

Mmmm..good. let it set [you can put it in the fridge to speed up the process]

All done!
Here's the banana

Annnd the strawberries!

So. good.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Meet Mr. & Mrs. Caramel apple.

Caramel apples, but..cooler? ;)

What you'll need: Apples, popsicle sticks or chop sticks. Candy for a "face", caramel soft candies, and milk.
Cut the stem off, and stick the stick in :)

We didn't use exact measurments for the caramel,
but it came to be about 20+ of the soft caramel candies, and 4 tbs of milk.
This only covered  2 apples. Melt the caramel & milk in the microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes.

For our faces we used mint rings for eyes, raisinets for nose, and twizzlers for the mouths :)

All done! :D