Friday, December 28, 2012

Ways to keep your food fresh long

Well hello, my dear friends! Hope everyone had great holidays and not many of you got coal in their stockings!
Now that we all have tons of left overs, here are some ways to keep your food from spoiling fast? Check out the link below!!
Here it is: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/27-ways-to-make-your-groceries-last-as-long-as-pos

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I call it a "WOW" dessert!!

Before I  let you know the secret recipe to make this amazing dessert, make sure that you turn off the daily calorie count right now! The diet is starting beginning of the year!



There are three layers to this goodness, actually four if you count the whipping cream as the top layer. The following recipe is exactly the way I made it but the second time around I am going to double the amount of the middle layer - which is the cream cheese layer. That layer is so tasty but it's kind of getting lost underneath the chocolate layer.

Ingredients

1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1 cup chopped walnuts
8 oz of cream cheese
1 cup sugar
13.5 oz or more of homemade whipped cream
1 large package of instant vanilla pudding
1 large package of instant chocolate pudding
3 cups of milk

Bottom layer
Mix together flour, softened butter and finely chopped nuts. Press the mixture into a WELL greased 9 by 13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool it before you start the assembly.

Middle layer
While the bottom is baking, beat sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in 4.5 oz. of whipped cream. Spread it over the cooled bottom.

Top layer
Beat cold milk into vanilla and chocolate pudding. It should start getting smooth and thick pretty fast. Before it gets too thick, spread it over the middle layer.

Beat 9 oz of whipping cream (or more, bacause who is counting) with a tablespoon of sugar and spread it over the top. Decorate with some shaved chocolate (if you have it, otherwise it's just as good without it).

It's a fingerlicking goodness, I tell you!!



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday party favors

Here is a cute idea that I used over the Holidays last year for a party favor.





You can also substitute "snowman poop" for "reindeer poop" and fill the bags with chocolate covered raisins. Of course you'd have to change the poem accordingly. The "reindeer food" is oatmeal with some glitter mixed in it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cards made easy

With the Holidays approaching I felt urgency to make cards, which I eventually bundle up and give out as gifts to teachers and friends. I decided that this time around I'm going to make things really simple and will concentrate on the beautiful paper that I already have on hand. A lot of the paper that you buy from the stores already comes in color coordinated books.  Use it along with a greeting stamp and you will have cards in no time at all. Here are some of my current creations.




 These easy cards allow you to use what you have in your closet rather than running to the store and getting more new stuff. Also, simple projects are less intimidating so you are more likely to tackle them. Give it a shot and get working on those wonderful gifts for the Holidays.


Happy crafting!