Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Last week was a crazy blur of school related activities, but I thought I'd share a cute little treat I made for one of the boys' classes. In the past, they have done a large feast. This year, it just wasn't feasible, but we could bring a treat to share. What better way to celebrate with friends than a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving? I had my idea, I just needed a cute way to do it. Browsing around I found this:
Source This was perfect! It was a little tricky getting 30 of them to school, but I shared a couple extra treats with local friends by adding extra popcorn, pretzels, and jelly beans to a treat bag, then anchored the cone inside and sealed it (next year I'll remember this!) Here is how my version turned out:
These are so quick and easy to make! You just need: jelly beans, popcorn, pretzel sticks, ice cream cones, almond bark, and fall themed/colored sprinkles. Simply melt the almond bark, dip the cones, then sprinkle the sprinkles. I let each dry over wax paper, then filled with jelly beans, pretzel sticks, and popcorn. They were a big hit! I will definitely keep this on my November list for class treats every year!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday:Pin It to Win It from Layla Grayce


So, Layla Grayce just opened a contest for a entry or foyer using pinned items via pinterest. I had a little fun in publisher and decided to add it for my very first Top Ten Tuesday post. Here goes...

(clockwise)

1. Love the 'upside-down' view of this lighting

2. This mirror, for those last minute checks out the door...turned sideways to fit over...

3. this console

4. But I want the console in this color

5. And this rug (Oh! This rug! Gotta love Amy Butler...)

6. And this plate stand, I just love it...for my fancy mail

7. Such a pretty place to sit and put your shoes on just before rushing out the door...

8. And a clock to make sure you don't miss your Zumba class...

9. (& 10.) And this pair of doves

Full Disclosure:
I am not being paid to promote Layla Grayce or Pinterest, nor will viewing any of these affect the contest in anyway. Only one link (#4)goes to my pinterest page, and that also has zero effect on the contest. The remaining links do go to Layla Grayce so you can check out all the loveliness. I'm just having a little fun and procrastinating as usual.

Thanks to Oh!Amanda for inspiring me to finally make a top ten list. For more Top Ten Tuesday fun, go here.

Top Ten {Tuesday}

Friday, August 5, 2011

(Hot!) Fudge Friday!

Inspired by this:


I made a peanut-free version today for the back to school luncheon for the teachers at one of local schools...


I used the simple directions from Baked Perfection, but adapted as follows:


1 box of your favorite brownie mix (I used Risa's suggestion of Ghiradelli, and it was perfect!)
1/2 cup (I didn't measure, I just took them straight out of the bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup Hershey's hot fudge

After warming the hot fudge, I funneled it into one of those small plastic bottles with a small tip (you can find in baking section of walmart/hobby lobby/party city type stores) and filled the brownies this way.

I had a little fudge left in the bottle after my second batch, so I did a quick pass over the brownies just for fun.

Of course I had to sample one (or two) before sending the majority off to the luncheon, but if you need a quick and easy fudge/chocolate fix...this.is.it.

Thanks Risa for the inspiration!