Sunday, August 31, 2014

Crab Rangoon Dip


 
Ingredients:
2 cups crab meat
16 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
4 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Directions:
First, soften the cream cheese in the microwave for about a minute.
Chop your green onions. Add them and your two cups of crab meat .
Add the sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, powdered sugar, garlic powder and lemon juice.
Mix all the ingredients and bake for 30 mins at 350 degrees. Serve hot with chips or fried wantons.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hiatus

After a very long hiatus, Tasty Tidbits is back! I missed a few months here over the summer but, I had a very good reason, I promise! We are very pleased to announce that we are expecting a new addition to our family and he/she is expected to arrive near the end of January 2015! Aside from still being sick, I am at least able to function now - that first trimester was rough! So stay tuned for lots of new and exciting updates now that I am back on my feet (literally, I was either sleeping or puking from May/June through August) :)

Monday, June 23, 2014

No Bake Peanut Butter Oreo Dessert


Ingredients (Yield: 12-16 servings)
  • 20 chocolate cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 15 miniature peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix

Directions
Crush 16 cookies; toss with the butter. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square dish; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold in half of the whipped topping. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with peanut butter cups.


In another large bowl, beat the milk, pudding mix and remaining confectioners’ sugar on low speed for 2 minutes Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in remaining whipped topping.

Spread over peanut butter cups. Crush remaining cookies; sprinkle over the top. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.

Source - Best Yummy Recipes

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Taste of Spring Cleaning

Things have been rather chaotic around the house the past few weeks. We are in the middle of constructing a surprise (don't worry, I'll tell you all about it later!). And of course with the warmer weather comes the annual Spring Cleaning! If you're like me, I like to spend as little time as possible cleaning and prefer to start small. Here's a great way to start your spring cleaning and all it requires is doing a load of wash.


How To De-Stink Your Towels
Wash your towels on the hot cycle and add 1 cup of vinegar. Don't use detergent or anything else, just vinegar and hot water. This always does the trick for me, but if you still notice any lingering smells rewash them with hot water and 1/2 cup of baking soda. That's it. Simple right? Just remember to be careful about mixing colors with hot water. The colors may bleed so just wash them separately or with like colors. Afterwards, I always prefer to dry my towels with the Febreeze Bounce dryer sheets and they always smell wicked clean and fresh!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day by making festive leprechaun hats!
The hats I just drew out freehand on construction paper and cut, then I cut the black band and yellow buckle to fit (ignore the tape, 2 yr olds tend to grab and rip things). I also made some burlap bags and painted a shamrock on them and filled them with the chocolate gold coins.
We even got Berta in on the St Patty's Day spirit, although she doesn't look too thrilled (hahaha).


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lazy Sunday Mornings


How do you wind down on the weekends? We like to start our mornings off the lazy way...curled up on the couch, watching the news and drinking fruit smoothies. Today I mixed up some amazing Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies that even the kiddos love!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth, and serve immediately.

Source - Gimme Some Oven

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Peanut Butter Play-Doh

What better way to fix a rainy day than by making some edible peanut butter play-doh? The kiddos loved being able to help mix up a quick batch of play doh and were even more ecstatic that they could eat it! I've come across multiple recipes and while they all taste great, a lot of them used some form of oil and I found that the kids (and tables, chairs and anything else they managed to touch before I was able to chase them down and wipe them clean) got waaaay too greasy. This recipe from Kids Activities Blog is not messy at all and only has 3 ingredients!

Here's the recipe: 
  • 3 Marshmallows (or roughly 1/4- 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows, I eyeballed it)
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • Powdered Sugar

Microwave the marshmallows and peanut butter in a bowl for about 10 seconds. Everything should be soft enough to easily mix together (if not microwave for a few more seconds). Once the peanut butter and marshmallows are completely mixed, sprinkle a little powdered sugar in. I eyeballed this too and only added about a teaspoon or so until the mix was no longer sticky.


M & BB loved it, although I think they ate more than they played with it.  :)