Friday, May 18, 2018

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

My friend Pam did it again. She makes the best treats! I was suprised how easy this was to make and oh so delicious! Enjoy!

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies:

Combine 1 chocolate cake mix with 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening and 2 eggs. Drop by tablespoon onto a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes (done but soft in the center). Remove from the oven and stick half of a cut large marshmallow sticky side down in the center of each cookie. Put back into the oven for 2 minutes. Remove again, and gently press the marshmallow down. Once cooled, frost. 
Frosting recipe:
Combine 1/2 cup melted butter with 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/3 cup evaporated milk, 1 lb. powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"Taco 'Bout Awesome!" Primary Board Meeting and The Bomb Salad!

I made these cute Salsa favors for our fabulous Primary Teachers at our Tres De Mayo Fiesta Board Meeting! I found this cute invitation on Pinterest and made it my own. 
The Jars were very easy to make. I just found this cute fabric at JoAnn's. Cut in 1" strips and frayed the edges by pulling a few threads.

 Cut these cute Mustaches out on my Silhouette. I think that stickers would work too!
 Used my glue gun to get everything in place!

 I found this tag on Pinterest as well! I used full sheet sticker paper and used my circle punch and placed them on the lid. 

 We had Taco's, Chips and Salsa and this amazing salad called "The Bomb Salad" - I got it from my friend Heidi who got it from our friend Karrissa. It's a total crowd pleaser and the dressing is delicious on your tacos too!

The Bomb Salad

Large Bag Coleslaw Mix (we get the big bag from smart and final)
Cherry tomatoes
Cojita Cheese, graded
Chili lime Pepita seeds (found in the bulk section at Wal-Mart
Tortilla strips Salad Toppers

1 cup Mayo
1 cup Buttermilk
1 lime, juiced
1-2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup green salsa
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp accent seasoning
1 bunch cilantro
Blend all in blender or food processor.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year Canister Kit

There were a few people on my Christmas list that just didn't get visited before Santa arrived.  I did not want to miss them so I whipped together a little HAPPY NEW YEAR gift.  
All about Simple and Fun!

Visited the almost empty shelves at Wal-Mart and they had a few of these canisters left.

Their HNY goods were very affordable...didn't pay more than $3 for packets containing 4 to 6 items in each.  Some very fun poppers, blowers, banners, streamers, etc. 

Midnight kisses were a must!  Find the tag here

The 36th Avenue was my inspiration for this project.

I also liked this idea from Dukes and Duchesses.  Love the paper bag.

A Happy and Safe New Year to All!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Rocky Road Fudge (Auntie Gayle's Recipe)

If you like nuts, marshmallows and chocolaty goodness, this fudge is THE VERY BEST.  And I have tried many fudge recipes looking for this taste.  Thanks for sharing Auntie Gayle!

The Hershey Bars are a delicious part of this fudge.

Reaching the 7 min. mark.

You need a strong wooden spoon for stirring!

I used a 9x13 pan...almost over-flowing with fudge.  Will probably use a jelly roll pan next time.  Would still allow for pretty thick pieces. 

A very smooth, rich chocolate taste.  And nutty!  If you don't care for nuts leave them out or substitute something you do like. 

Rocky Road Fudge

5 cups sugar
1 large can evap. milk (NOT sweetened cond. milk)
1 cup butter
2-8 oz Hershey milk chocolates with almond bars
12 oz milk (or semi-sweet) choc. chips
2 tsp. vanilla
2 large marshmallow cream jars
1/2 pound walnuts (chopped)
1/2 pound pecans (chopped) optional
1 large bag marshmallows (frozen-a must)

Grease 9x13 dripper pan or 11x14 jelly roll pan.  (This makes ALOT of fudge)

Butter sides of large heavy saucepan.  Stir constantly first 3 ingredients until sugar is dissolved.  Do not scrape sides of pan.  This is where the sugar crystal form and will make your fudge taste grainy.  Stirring occasionally bring to boil for 7 min.  

Pour into bowl of choc. chips, and candy bars.  Mix until creamy and add vanilla.  Combine nuts and frozen bag of marshmallows and add to chocolate mixture.  Pour into prepared pan(s).  Let set, then cut.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

It's a Whobilation!

I was in charge of our church family Christmas party this year. We have between 200-250 people that attend so it was quite an undertaking. As soon as I was asked to head it up I knew the theme I wanted to create!
I've always loved the story of the Grinch. It's such a fun story with a wonderful ending that fits the Christmas season so well.
We were lucky enough to share the workload with another ward. We divvied up the items and we started working on everything about a month before the party. As you can see from the pictures, everything turned out amazing!
Get ready for picture overload!