Category: Domestic Me

Truth In Advertising Part III 10

Truth In Advertising Part III

I read a lot of blogs from crafty chefs who create beautiful things by hand. I get inspired and often try to recreate what they’ve done with their kids or in their kitchen. I then come and show these successful attempts to you. But I want to make one thing clear: I AM NOT ONE OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL BLOGGER PEOPLE. Example: Rainbow Pasta! I found the idea on Pinterest of course (I think I still have invites if you want one!) and set out to do this with the kids this weekend. Look a the great pictures of the project!...

Pride! (To Hide The Shame!) 12

Pride! (To Hide The Shame!)

One of the first things I pinned on Pinterest was this hand print project which I had found at Fun Mama. Unfortunately, it required a very specific increase of hand-sizes. Which, when you have a 16-year old, is kinda tricky. BUT I WANTED ONE! So, I did something just as easy. I found a frame (with a mat!) stashed somewhere in my house that was empty. And I cut out our hand shapes in different scrapbooking cardstock. All of the cardstock came from the same book of papers, which makes it much easier to coordinate the colors/patterns. It took some...

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Look! I am excited and making exclamations in all caps!

LOOK WHAT I MADE. Chocolate recipe found here but couldn’t resist doing a strawberry one when I found a Cheesecake pudding at the store. We added a layer of graham cracker crumbs to that one for the Cheesecake Effect. These things are TRIFLES. And I’ve been pronouncing them TR(EYE)FULS. But I think they are actually pronounced TR(UH)FULS. Which makes me think I may have lost whatever cool kitchen points I earned while actually making them. What say you? How do YOU pronounce it? And would your host mispronouncing it negate any of the yummy factor of said dessert? No? GOOD!...

Some New Variations On Old Faves 19

Some New Variations On Old Faves

For every birthday party, it seems, someone asks for Cake Poppers. And while I still stand by the Red Velvet/Chocolate combination being my favorite flavor, I do like to try to have fun with the appearance once in awhile. Hobby Lobby sells some great colors of candy coating, but it’s all vanilla. And since it’s a different brand from what I normally use on the cake poppers, it’s a little bit of a different consistency. Thicker and sometimes globbier. (Is that a word? It is now.) But – it makes for pretty treats. I let Nikki and Wes pick their...

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The Cookies That Can Not Be Named

My husband was craving cookies one night. He looked up a recipe online for chocolate-chip cookies and modified it to fit what we had in the cupboard. Basically – he just added some white-chocolate chips where we didn’t have enough milk-chocolate chips. What resulted was BRILLIANCE. Here is the key: No one in my home had ever made homemade cookies before. Anyone who has? Will not be impressed by this recipe. HOWEVER, since I know we are not the only people out there who have never made cookies from scratch, I am putting the recipe (with his adjustment) here so...