Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Mommy & Me Paint Night

This is from A Thrifty Mom where she shows how to paint abstract bubbles in a Mommy & Me paint night. What a super cute idea!

Summer Bulb Planting Tips

I know this is not what I usually post, but I'm posting things from Facebook so I'm able to pin them to my Pinterest. I love to garden and am always open to tips! Boisterous summer flowering bulbs can be a little intimidating to design with, so I've got some tips for how to plant your lilies, canna and others for maximum impact.Summer Bulb Planting Tips

Pinning From Facebook

It drives me absolutely nuts that I see so many great ideas and recipes on Facebook and I can't pin them to my Pinterest. Ultimately I end up messaging them to myself so I have them stored somewhere but going through to find something specific is an absolute pain in the you-know-what! This post is strictly a trial to see if I am able to link to a Facebook post and pin from this blog post so I can have all these great ideas organized on my Pinterest...Wish me luck! ;)

*Side Note: I wasn't able to pin from the link because there wasn't an image to pin from so, I did a screenshot of the video to show what the video was about and ta-da! 
*Also, if anyone happens to notice that one of these links no longer works because the video/post was removed from Facebook, please let me know!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Candy Shop Truffle

Another glorious Facebook find!

1 box chocolate cake mix
2 boxes of low fat chocolate jello instant pudding
4 cups of milk (as per the pudding directions)
1/4 cup peanut butter (plus 2 tbsp for drizzling)
1 large container of low fat cool whip
1 bag of mini Reese peanut butter cups (chopped into pieces)
1 large bag of Reese's pieces

Bake the cake as per the directions on the box. Let cool completely.

Let cool whip thaw out until it's easier to spread.

Make the pudding as per the directions on the box, at the very end before you let it set stir in the 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Let set.

Crumble the cake into a trifle dish (or bowl), top with 1/2 of the pudding mixture, then add a layer of cool whip (1/2 the container), and then sprinkle 1/2 of the chopped Reese peanut butter cups and 1/2 the bag of Reese's pieces.

Do another layer exactly the same: cake, pudding, cool whip, candy.

Put the 2 tbsp of peanut butter into the microwave for about 45 seconds to melt, then drizzle over top of the trifle

Lazy Cake Cookies

Another unknown source, I just have a file of screenshots that I save (and totally forget to post). But, holy cow are these delicious!!!

1 box yellow or white cake mix
2 eggs, beaten
5 Tbs melted butter
2 cups M&M's or mini chocolate chips

Mix ingredients together and put in a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.

Peanut Butter Fudge

I'm just going to leave this here...and go stuff my face OM NOM NOM!!!


This is my new favorite recipe for guac! Huge thank you to the Fab Life Show and Chrissy Teigen for sharing this one!!!

For The Cheesy Guacamole
3 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely minced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 Tbs chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or more, to taste)

Here's the easy part - mix it all together. Ta-Da!

For The Spicy Pita Chips
3 Tbs butter, melted
3 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp hot sauce (or more to taste)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp paprika (or smoked paprika)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 pitas, each cut into 8 triangles

Bake at 350 until they're brown and crisp