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Sunday, June 5, 2011

I made a cake...

 I LOVE cake. But nobody else in my family will eat it. This is a problem. Wasting a cake would be sad, so guess what happens? Last night, I was searching the web for some diet cake recipes and came across a simple recipe that called for 1 box of cake mix and 1 can of diet coke. I didn't have diet coke in the house, but I did have a bottle of carbonated water...so I gave it a try. 1 box of yellow cake mix and 1 bottle of carbonated water (10 oz) I also added 1 egg white to help hold it together...baked at 350 for 30 minutes in a 9x 13 inch pan and guess what? It was delicious! :-)  Next time, I will try strawberry cake mix & Sprite Zero...YUM!


Is it still diet food if I ate 1/2 of it for breakfast? ;-)


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A cool giveaway for you to enter...

http://crawlmomma.blogspot.com/2011/04/cigar-box-creations-giveaway-open.html


CigarBoxCreations & CrawlMomma are having a pretty awesome giveaway..head on over here for you chance to enter a really cool cigar box lamp......

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Our favorite banana pudding recipe....


 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups cold milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) container cool whip, thawed
4 bananas, sliced
1/2 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers 
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in condensed milk, pudding mix, cold milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping.
  2. Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch dish with vanilla wafers. Arrange sliced bananas evenly over wafers. Spread with pudding mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping and a few crushed wafer crumbs (just for looks). Chill.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A great giveaway...

Here is a fantastic giveaway to CSN stores-just go here and follow the methods listed to enter! :)
http://shoestringmuse.blogspot.com/2011/03/let-giveaway-commence.html

Good LUCK!!



Saturday, March 19, 2011

My failed attempt at making something healthy

 I wanted to make these:
www.bahrlygettingby.blogspot.com/2011/03/granola-bars.html
Don't they look yummy?

Well, I didn't have MOST of the ingredients to make them, so I just took what I did have and put it all together to sort of resemble these. They turned out pretty darn good-but not very granola bar-ish...I do have a knack for taking something healthy and turning it into something the extreme opposite.

Here is what I used:
2 1/2 cups old fashion oats
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cups butterfinger bars left over from Halloween that were in the freezer (stuck them in the blender with the chocolate chips to chop them up)
 Mix it all up(add more honey if it's too dry) and smash it into a 9/13 inch pan lined with waxed paper...bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Then, I sprinkled the top with chocolate chips and put a cookie sheet over it to melt them.

Once they are shiny, spread the melted chooclate out to cover the top and stick 'em in the fridge until the chocolate hardens...


Friday, March 18, 2011

Easter Crafts....Comin' right up.....


Easter is late this year...so that gives us lots of time to work on our Easter crafts....Get ready...Next week we will start working on some fabulous, really cool & all around awesome things....NEAT-O TORPEDO.....or something.


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Scrap piece of wood, leftover paint, some wire....and a marker

 Paint a scrap piece of wood with leftover paint you have Don't worry about the back-it won't show, anyway..... Let the paint dry. Drill a small hole in each side of the wood and string your wire through. Smash the wire into a ball against the wood so that it will stay in place and write away with a permanent marker (after the paint dries)....These are really cute, too, if you take a piece of sand paper and sand around the edges to remove some of the paint....