Wednesday, March 28, 2012

...treats in a can...

 I have a neighbor who always is helping me out and she loves Jelly bellys....and sure enough one day in church she was helping me out and Flint ate all of her jelly bellys so I thought what a fun set up for a thank you!!! Jelly bellys are way cheaper in bulk but not a giftable set up so I did this:

GIFT IN A CAN! YAY! So exciting and so easy! All you need is a can any kind, pop top classic whatever! A can opener that takes the lid off and doesn't cut (VERY IMPORTANT) a treat to fill it with and something to cute it up!


1. a can you opened from the bottom
(cleaned and ready for treats of course)

2. Fill can with treats or goodies of your choice


3. glue (don't use hot glue) around rim of can to seal wipe of excess and put something heavy on it until dry

4. Make it your own kind of pretty! Cut out paper ribbons laceI used a personal favorite (TWINE) and glue it all down! Hot glue is nice because its fast... but I have loved using glue dots too!

5. Deliver the smiles that will surely come along with such a fun way to get anything!











Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tuscan Pasta With Tomato-Basil Cream


Made this for a quick easy surprisingly fresh light yet comforting dinner!!! So good. Even my husband who hate hate hates tomatoes loved it! 


Tuscan Pasta With Tomato-Basil Cream


  • Ingredients

    (20-oz.) package refrigerated four-cheese ravioli
    (16-oz.) jar Alfredo sauce
    • 1 can italian style diced tomatoes 
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil (or generous sprinkling of dried basil)
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 

    • Preparation
    • 1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
    • 2. Meanwhile, pour Alfredo sauce and undrained tomatoes in a saucepan. (I blened mine to hide tomatoe chunks from my hubby) Stir in basil, and cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Toss with pasta, and top evenly with 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish, if desired.



  1. 1 (13-oz.) package three-cheese tortellini may be substituted.
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Vanishing Breakfast Rolls



I remember learning how to make these in homeroom in Jr High, best thing they probably taught me. :) I made them for the first time since then the other day and OH MY WORD! So good...in fact I want to make them again just thinking about it! 

It is really simple so I decided to do a fun St Patricks day thing where I showed my little guy the regular mallow's then died them green by throwing a little food coloring in and shaking them up. It worked great! When they were done the rolls were gooey and hollow and bright green inside! (True to myself I ate them all before getting a picture so there is no proof of the green! But it worked!) I told him the leprechauns came and stole them and it turned green! It was fun! I have also seen where people use something like this as a Easter metaphor! Awesome, where they say the marshmallow represents Jesus in the tomb and then the empty tomb! I am so doing it again for that! I'll re post with more details! 
 

Vanishing Breakfast Rolls

1 package refrigerated biscuits
1/4 cup sugar1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
8 large marshmallows
1/4 cup butter, melted

Separate rolls and flatten (I found using a rolling pin is the easiest!). Combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip each marshmallow into butter, roll in cinnamon-sugar and place on a triangle. (I didn't have large mallow's so little was great and I just threw most the sugar and butter into a bowl and shook. It worked so great I would for sure do it with big ones too! Much faster.) Pinch dough around marshmallow, sealing all edges. 

*Make sure to seal well or all the marshmallow will escape.

Brush tops of dough into remaining butter and cinnamon-sugar. Place with sugar side up in greased muffin cups. It helps to use jumbo muffin tins so that the juice doesn't overflow. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes. Eat warm.
Finished product pic from the girl who ate everything.

Monday, March 12, 2012

7UP Biscuits

I have already made these twice today. Enough said:

7UP Biscuits


2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup 7-up
1/4 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 450.
Cut sour cream into biscuit mix, add 7-Up. Makes a very soft dough.
Sprinkle additional biscuit mix on board or table and pat dough out. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a 9 inch square pan.  Place cut biscuits in pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Shower invite

So...I like to play around with photoshop and I do all of my scrap booking digitally and have just found that doing a lot of things digitally is way easier for me, and really just a lot cheaper. So I got the fun task of making my sisters shower invitation. 

I just had to share because I love the theme...its a great one to get your first kitchen and pantry started as a newlywed. And I was quite proud of the poem that I came up with and the graphics I put together from free clipart on the web to make it so if you ever need a bridal shower idea: 

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