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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

24 Jul

A's Ice Cream

Two summers ago I purchased an ice cream maker off of Craigs List and I’ve been trying out different recipes ever since. I keep a running Pinterest board of all the delicious recipes I find, and I try to add a comment to the ones I’ve made so I’ll remember if I liked the recipe or not.

A little girl I babysit (above) and I made the Chocolate recipe below and she dubbed it “chocola-fantastic.

These are a few of my favorites:




Things in Tortillas

25 Apr

Do you have a food or meal that’s a go-to when you don’t know what to cook or eat? One of mine is things in tortillas. I’ll often throw some chicken in a skillet with some salsa and whatever else I have on hand, and then wrap my skillet contents up in a tortilla.
SkilletDinner
Last night I threw together some black beans, mushrooms, and red bell pepper. Once that was all heated up and cooked a bit I spread some goat cheese on the tortilla and topped it off with some avocado. It’s not always the case when experimenting, but I thought this one turned out pretty tasty.
BlackBeanBurrito
This other tortilla is an old camping dessert favorite from Girl Scouts. I believe the original recipe was called Smackos (probably because they’re lip smacking good!), but someone in my troop misunderstood and we giggled like junior high girls and called them Spankos. It’s basically a dessert quesadilla, and the possibilities are endless (marshmallows, butterscotch chips, bananas…..). Mine has peanut butter, Nutella, apples, coconut, and peanut butter chocolate swirl chips.
DessertQuesidilla

Snow Ice Cream

20 Feb

We’ve had significantly more snow in Oklahoma this winter than last, and that is a-okay with me! Growing up my brother and I would beg my dad to bring in a big bowl of snow for making snow ice cream anytime it snowed. I still look forward to making snow ice cream on the rare occasion Oklahoma gets enough snow for it.

I made this bowl at Christmas. Maybe we’ll get enough snow today to make some!

Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream

Ingredients
Large bowl of clean fluffy snow
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Mix sugar, milk, and vanilla until sugar dissolves.
  2. Fold enough snow into the milk to make the mixture thick.
  3. Enjoy!

Christmas Time is Here – Gift Ideas

29 Nov

Christmas and the weeks surrounding it are my favorite. I love to put up decorations, drive around and look at the pretty lights, attend holiday parties, shop for or make gifts and give gifts. I do enjoy receiving gifts too, but I really love to think up something special that my friends and family will enjoy and then surprise them with it. I don’t have any pictures of all the things I’ve done the past several years, but honestly I would spend hours scouring the internet for the perfect thing to make (until Pinterest came along and now I just keep running lists!), so all of my ideas were someone else’s first. So without further ado here are some possible things to gift people with.


Little wristlet via: Splityarn


Mini pies in jars via: not martha


Fabric roses via: Everyday Chaos


Magnets via: not martha


T-shirt infinity scarf via: A Bit of Sunshine


T-shirt fringe scarf via: P.S. I made this


Granola via: Chocolate & Zucchini
(This is some seriously good granola that you should at least make for yourself!)


Baby taggies


Ornaments via: Paloma’s Nest
(I love the simplicity of these to commemorate the date. A friend hosted a get together and we made ones similar and had them fired at a local clay shop.)


Calendars via: Rifel Paper Co.
(This is my 2013 calendar, and there are tons of others to be bought. However with a design program (or through a printing company) and a little time you can make one that’s personalized with your own photos or art).


Shop local – a few years ago I promised myself that every gift I purchased would come from a local shop. It was a fun little challenge and made for unique gifts. I ended up buying things like a case of pop from Pop’s, canned goods from Forward Foods, a headband from ShopGood, a funky pair of socks from Blue 7, candles from A Story of Hope, and a tie rose from a booth at Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar.

I’ve got a few different things up my sleeve for this year, but I don’t want to ruin any surprises, so I’ll share them after they’ve been gifted! Good luck on your Christmas shopping or creating!

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

2 Oct

Nate’s birthday was last week, so for his birthday dessert I whipped up these crunchy peanut butter cups by the Blue-Eyed Bakers. They were surprisingly fast and easy. The peanut butter mixture really tasted like store bought ones even. A lot of people in the comments said they had trouble with the chocolate setting so I did half the milk amount, but other than that I followed the recipe!

OKC Snow Cone Map

15 Jun

Who doesn’t love a snow cone on a hot day?! I definitely do. The only problem is those little stands can sometimes be elusive especially if you’re in a part of town you don’t often frequent. So last summer I started an OKC Snow Cone Stands Map. The best part is that anyone with a Google log-in can add to it! So if you see that your favorite stand is missing, please add it (click Edit and grab a little blue marker from the top). Or if a stand on there is no longer in business or the details are wrong, you can help me update it (click edit and click on the stand marker you want to edit).

Cookie/Oreo/Fudge/Brownie Bars

7 May

We have a great little tradition in my department at work where we take turns bring treats to staff meeting. So on Monday every other week it’s someone’s job to bring a treat. Today is my day.

I recently had a really delicious chocolate chip cookie, oreo, fudge, brownie dessert at a birthday party, and decided it was a good dessert to share with my co-workers. I searched around the internet and found several similar recipes, but here’s what I did.

Cookie/Oreo/Fudge/Brownie Bars

Ingredients
Box of chocolate chip cookie mix (plus the ingredients called for on the box)
Box of brownie mix (family size) (plus the ingredients called for on the box)
Package of Double Stuffed Oreos
Jar of hot fudge

Directions
1. Mix up the cookie dough as directed and spread it in the bottom of a parchment paper lined 9×13 pyrex
2. Put down a layer of Oreos
3. Spread with a knife some hot fudge over the Oreos (I probably used 1/3 of a jar)
4. Mix up the brownie batter (I just used the bowl from the cookies) as directed and spread it over everything else
5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes

Several of the recipes I found had you make homemade cookie dough or brownie batter which I’m sure would make this even better, but if you don’t want to spend too much time in the hot kitchen the boxes made this really quick and easy.

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