Friday, January 22, 2010

Embroidered Baby Bib

Martha Pullen embroidery design
Accucut die cut box

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pretzel Hugs

These are fun to use the different color holiday M&M's. The Hugs candy melt quicker. The Kisses candy will not melt quick enough.

Pretzel Hugs

1 bag pretzels
1 pkg. M&M's
1 Pkg. Hershey Hugs
Place pretzels on baking sheet. Place a Hug on each pretzel. Bake at 200 for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven & immediately place a couple of M&M's on each pretzel, pressing into the melted hugs. Allow to cool before serving.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rice Krispie Heart Treats

You probably already know how easy Rice Krispie treats are to make. I think it's even easier and much prettier to put them in mini springform heart pans. They are so easy to get out of the pan and you don't have to cut them.
Giving the treats in a cello bag with a ribbon makes a sweet gift.

Target has mini springform heart pans in their Valentine section.

Rice Krispie Treats
1/4 c. butter
1 pkg. (10oz.) marshmallows
6 c. Rice Krispies
1 t. vanilla
Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows & stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies. Stir until well coated. Using waxed paper, press mixture into buttered 13x9x2" pan. Cut into squares when cool.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Quote Tag - #27

"One day your descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the
unique identities of each of us as complex human beings. "
Franklin Thomas

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Parsnip Muffins

Hannahlily made these healthy, delicious muffins. The Alton Brown recipe was from an newspaper article about how to get children to eat vegetables. Parsnip Muffins
1/2 c. sliced almonds
1 3/4 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
3 eggs
3/4 c. plain whole-milk yogurt
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1c. sugar
2 c. (10 oz.) packed grated parsnips
Place the almonds in a single layer in a pie pan & set in oven. Heat the oven to 375. Bake the nuts until lightly toasted, approximately 20 minutes while the oven heats.
Meanwhile spray a standard 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg & salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, vegetable oil & sugar. Add the flour mixture & parsnips, & fold with a spatula until all the flour is moistened. There will be some lumps.
Divide the mixture evenly among the muffin cups (one third per muffin). Sprinkle the top of each muffin with the toasted almonds. Bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating halfway through baking. Immediately remove from pans. Makes 12 regular size muffins.

Saturday, January 2, 2010