Friday, April 30, 2010

Crayon Roll

Finally finished a crayon roll!

File Folder Album

This is a File Folder Album I have started. I am using old photos of my mom and dad. I'll post more pictures when I get this done. I'm loving the vintage paper, the distressing and of course the pictures are the best!

More 4x6 Recipe Cards

More 4x6 Recipe Cards

This is Laci's card! I love anything vintage or retro!! (The recipe is to make your own Febreeze!)

4x6 Recipe Exchange

Laci and I did a 4x6 recipe card exchange. These are some of my recipes.

This is the box they fit it.

6x6 Recipe Card Exchange

Laci and I were in a 6x6 recipe exchange club a while ago. These are my books (um...they still need embellished! On my to do list!!)
And some of our recipes!

We had such a fun time doing this exchange!

My Dollar Store Cake Platter

Here is the cake/dessert platter I made from Dollar Store items. Get an ashtray, a candlestick and a plate. Use E6000 glue and glue it together! That's it...really!

How cute would this be with a cute vase and some fun colored plates? Hmmm...might have to make another trip to the Dollar Store or to the D.I.!!

My "Go To" Cookie

These are quite tasty and easy too! The first picture is made with Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

These are made with Rolos. I like the Rolos, but my PB loving kids like the PB ones!

Here's what you do:
Chocolate Cookies
Mix together 1 chocolate cake mix (I just use whatever is on sale!)
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil.
Take a little ice cream scooper and scoop up a ball of dough.
Push a Rolo or Reeses into the middle and surround the candy with the dough.
Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 9 minutes.
Remove to a wire rack and let cool. Enjoy!!

Oreo Balls with a Twist

Yes, these are yummy! We didn't dip them in the chocolate almond bark, but we did drizzle the white almond bark over the top.

They are made with these tasty little things! Give them a try!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More treats

We had a bridal shower and a missionary farewell all in the same weekend! So we made 2 kinds of cupcakes, oreo balls and sugar cookie bars.

1 pkg white or chocolate cake mix
1 (3oz) pkg instant vanilla or chocolate pudding
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
4 eggs
2 cups white chocolate chips (optional for the vanilla cupcakes) or milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips (a must for the chocolate cupcakes!)
Mix together the cake mix, dry pudding, sour cream, oil, water and eggs. Fold in the chocolate chips. Bake cupcakes as directed on the cake mix (we prefer the mini cupcakes). Frost with cream cheese or chocolate frosting.

Oreo Balls (these are all over Blogland, but here they are anyway)
1 pkg oreo cookies, all crushed up
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
Mix together with beaters until mixed together really well. Roll into 1 inch balls and dip in melted chocolate almond bark. Set on cookie sheet. Drizzle melted white almond bark over the top.

We forgot to take some pictures of the sugar cookie bars, but if you like sugar cookies, this is the way to go! No rolling out and cutting!
Sugar Cookie Bars
Cream 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until fluffy.
Add 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each egg.
Add 2 tsp vanilla, mix well.
Combine 5 cups flour, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp soda.
Add to creamed mixture and mix just until combined.
Spread in a greased cookie sheet with sides. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and frost.
Beat 1/2 cup softened butter and 1/2 cup shortening until smooth.
Add 1 tsp vanilla and a pinch of salt.
Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar and then add up to 5 Tbsp milk and mix until smooth and spreading consistency. Spread over cooled cookie. Sprinkle with sprinkles!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Treats for the Eye as well as the Tummy!

My sister Betty had a Stampin' Up party at my house. She made some awesome treats for us! Here is a photo of some killer Rocky Road Brownies! Do you like my cake platter? It is an ashtray glued to a candlestick glued to a glass plate! Love the Dollar Store.

She also made these great sugar cookies! I'm kind of a sugar cookie snob and trust me, these are the best! Also on a Dollar Store dessert platter.

This is a Spring Garden Veggie Dip. Super with crackers, celery, peppers and carrots!

She also made a fresh salsa, that was knock-out delicious! Don't you love the dishes? They are from Belgium!
Here is the spread (love the dishes stacked in the background waiting to be put away. Oh, you didn't notice? Bless you!)
Here are the recipes! Thanks Betty!

Supreme Rocky Road Brownies
1st layer:
Melt together 1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 square unsweetened chocolate
Add: 1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup nuts
2 eggs
1 cup flour
Spread in a greased and floured 9x13 pan. Set aside.
2nd layer:
Blend together:
6 oz cream cheese
1 egg
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup margarine
Carefully pour and spread over chocolate layer. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup nuts and 6 oz chocolate chips. Bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 cups mini marshmallows, return to oven for 2 minutes. Frost with Supreme Brownie Frosting.
Supreme Brownie Frosting
Melt together 1/4 cup margarine, 2 oz cream cheese, 1 square unsweetened chocolate, 1/4 cup milk. Remove from heat, add 3 cups powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat until smooth. Spread over brownies and refrigerate.
Sugar Cookies
Cream 1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Add 1 cup sour cream, mix well.
Sift together: 4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Add to creamed mixture, mix well. Chill dough well. Roll out and cut. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool and frost.
2 cups powdered sugar
3 oz cream cheese
3 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
Mix well.
Spring Garden Dip
Blend together:
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
3/4 Tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
dash pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Stir in:
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped radishes
1/4 cup chopped peeled cucumbers
Serve with fresh veggies.
6-8 tomatoes, chopped
4-6 green onions, chopped
1 4-oz can green chilies
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1-2 cups chopped grilled chicken
1-2 small avocados, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 clove minced garlic
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
pepper to taste
jicama (opt)