Tuesday, March 30, 2010
If you like caramel apples then you have to try this beauty! It is extremely simple to make and extraordinarily delicious!
Green Apples (as many as you want to cover)
Caramel Sheets (or I prefer homemade caramel)
White Chocolate Chips
Stick a popsicle stick through your apple to make it easier for dipping. You may have noticed that I didn't use any sticks (I was just extra careful). Use homemade caramel (straight from the hot pan), melted caramels, or store bought caramel sheets to cover your green apple. Set on a sheet of wax paper on your counter. Let dry completely if using homemade caramel or melted caramels. Melt white chocolate chips (a 12 ounce bag should be good for 2-3 apples) in a double boiler. Dip caramel apple into the melted white chocolate and use a spatula to make sure it is completely covered. Immediately sprinkle cinnamon sugar all over the outside while the chocolate is still melted. Set on wax paper and let cool completely. Mine only took about 20 minutes to set up! Slice, eat, and ENJOY! These can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days if you want to save a few for later enjoyment!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This year for St. Patrick's Day I wanted to try something festive for dinner, but I couldn't really come up with anything fun. I ended up serving tortellini pasta with alfredo sauce, peas, and a spinach salad with fruit. Dessert is where I got pretty festive!
It's green! I used green food coloring to create a green cake! I love how it looks on the inside with the chocolate frosting and rainbow sprinkles! And it was delicious! Sometimes the traditional yellow cake is the best way to go!
Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day! Next year I am hoping to be much more festive! I suppose I should do a bit more research on what the Holiday is actually about!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Today I finished the crib skirt! I love how it turned out! Of course it will look so much better once it is actually on the crib, but here is a peek of what you will see in a little over a week:
Monday, March 8, 2010
I am loving my alphabet letters that I am working on for our nursery! They are turning out so cute! I can't wait until they are all finished and up on the wall! Once the crib arrives next week we can put the room together. 10 weeks and counting!
Friday, March 5, 2010
PS: If you are interested in making beanbags but aren't sure what you would do with them then let me know! I have tons of games/activities to do with beanbags to help get your kids' wiggles out!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
M&M Oatmeal Brownies
1 ½ cup quick cooking oats
1 cup M&M miniature candies
½ cup flour
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp baking soda
½ cup butter, melted
1 package fudge brownie mix
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine the first 6 ingredients; mix well. Set aside a cup of mixture for topping. Pat remaining mixture into greased baking pan. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Spread over M&M mixture. Sprinkle with reserved M&M mixture. Bake 25-30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Winter Vegetable Soup (10 servings)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 28oz can diced tomatoes
6 cans (84 ounces) vegetable broth
1 stalk celery, washed & sliced
6 large carrots, peeled and cut in ½ inch cubes
1 15oz can of garbanzo beans
2 cups fresh or frozen green beans
1 cup fresh zucchini, sliced
1 tsp salt
1tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp dried basil, minced
In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the tomatoes, vegetable broth, celery and carrots. Bring to a boil. Add garbanzo beans, green beans, zucchini, salt, pepper and basil. Return to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Let’s eat!