Wednesday, September 30, 2009

List of Recipes 4 the month of October's Theme!

Here is the list of Recipes
for the Month of October's
theme! Also forgot to mention
that this will end on Oct 31st.
so get your request in!!!! Here
is the list everyone:)

Cheese Cake
Coffee
Lip Balm
Kid Fun Recipes
chicken Wings
Candy
Smoothies
Cookies in A Jar
Chocolate
Soups
Salads
Cake
Bath Salts
Bubble Baths

Those are the
recipes I have
to offer have
fun choosing!

~Toodles~

I want to start a Theme!

Starting around October 5th. I want to start a theme.
Only posting recipes for say Chicken for a week, than
the next week a Bath and Body recipe. What do you
guys think? Any request? I am collecting recipes right
now, so I can only post what I have. So if you request
a recipe and I don't have it I will post something similar
to that recipe or ask that you request another recipe.
I will be posting the types of recipes I have to offer in
another post. Well ladies I'm off to find new and excit-
ing recipes! ~Toodles~

Stained Glass Candy!










Stained Glass Candy?
Hmmm! Never heard
of it. But it looks Tasty
thought maybe you guys
might want to try it. Let
me know what you think
if you decide to try it:)

Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup butter
1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) package flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 (10.5 ounce) package rainbow colored miniature marshmallows
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DIRECTIONS:
Melt butter and chocolate chips in a pan over low heat. Let the mixture cool slightly
before stirring in walnuts and marshmallows. Let cool.
Spread coconut on waxed paper. Divide the cooled dough into two even portions. Form
each portion into a long roll. Coat the rolls with the coconut. Wrap the rolls in
waxed paper then again in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight or longer. Cut into 1/2
inch slices to serve.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cookies! Bath Cookies that is!!!









Don't these look good
enough to eat? But
don't!!!!!!!! Here is
the recipe! Enjoy!


Bath Cookies

2 cups finely ground sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tbs. light oil
1 tsp. vitamin E oil
2 eggs
5-6 drops essential oil
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together all the ingredients. Take a teaspoon
of the dough and roll it gently into a ball about 1" in diameter. Continue
doing this with all the dough and place the balls on an ungreased cookie
sheet. (You can decorate the cookies with clove buds, anise seeds, or dried
citurs peel if you wish.) Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, until they are
lightly browned. Do not overbake. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
To use, drop 1 or 2 cookies into a warm bath and allow to dissolve. Do not
eat! Yield: 24 cookies, enough for 12+ baths.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Krafts(Crafts) for Kids! Bubbles!










Well Summers over. So I say let
the kids have their last Hurrah!
Before winter sets in. What better
way to do it than this. Making
your own Bubbles!!! I remember
when my Tykes were little we use
to have loads of fun playing with
Bubbles. Even our pets got a kick
out of it. Oh the memories:) Make
some memories with your little
ones! Here is the recipe! Have fun!



SOAP-BUBBLE-BLOWING LIQUID

Mix together gently:

4 cups water

12 teaspoons glycerine

8 teaspoons liquid tincture of green soap (available from

drugstore but as a substitute, grate or grind very pure toilet

soap and use 8 teaspoons of the resulting powder)

Let liquid stand for 24 hours before using.




Did you have your Cup Of Java today?









Yeah I know it's night time.
But I'm getting you prepared
for tomorrow morning with this
delicious coffee recipe! Enjoy!=-)


Amaretto Coffee

Ingredients:
1 ½ c Warm Water
1/3 c Amaretto
1 tb Instant Coffee Crystals
Dessert Topping from a pressurized can
How To:
In a 2-cup measure stir together water and instant coffee crystals. Micro-cook uncovered,
on 100% power for about 4 minutes or just till steaming hot. Stir in Amaretto. Serve in
mugs. Top each mug of coffee mixture with some dessert topping.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Banana Cream Cheese Cake!

















My family and I loooovvveee
Cheese Cake! But we've never
had Banana Cream Cheese Cake.
Well this will be going on the what
to have for Thanksgiving list!

Here is the recipe enjoy!!!!!:0)

Banana Cream Cheesecake
1 Yellow cake mix, prepared in 13x9 pan.
8 oz Cream cheese, room temperature
1 pk (3-oz) instant vanilla pudding
2 c Milk
3 Or 4 bananas
1 lg Container Cool Whip
1 c Chopped nuts
Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add milk, gradually; add pudding, beating until well mixed. Pour
over cooled cake. Slice the bananas over cake. Cover with Cool Whip and top with nuts.

Cool Whip: Optional

Low Fat Pizza! Frying Pan Pizza!











Frying Pan Pizza!!!

Frying Pan Pizza Serves:depends on size of pan used.

CarbsPerServing:depends on ingredients used Prep Time:5 minutes

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:
Mozzarella cheese Pepperoni
Mushrooms Bottled Salsa or Tomato
SauceGarlic Powder Onion Powder
Oregano Grated Parmesan cheese
(optional)

How to Prepare:
Line bottom of non-stick frying pan with pepperoni(or meat of choice). heat
through and blot grease. Sprinkle desired amount of mozzerella cheese, salsa
or tomato sauce, and seasonings. Heat through until Mozzarella melts its
way to the bottom and browns. Slide onto plate and enjoy!

My first Blog Award! Yippee!!!!!!!!!!












Yipeee!!! My first blog
award!!! I'm so thrilled!


Thanks so much to
Sky! Over @
http://shadesofgreenneo.blogspot.com/

I really am flattered that you picked me
for this award thank you=0):p=-)

Okay, the rules of the "One Lovely Blog Award" are:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. Now it's my turn to pass it along!

Here are my 15:


1.Cupcakes&Cones
2.A Nut in a Nutshell
3.Musing Mommies
4.Lunchbox Limbo
5.Tart N Candle
6.Guessing All The Way
7.Gotta Love Mom
8.A49erfangirl
9.Mommy Words
10.Clueless Momma
11.Chef Eureka
12.Hearts Make Families
13.ButSuchIsLife
14.Amy Musings
15.Telecommuting Mom

I hope everyone enjoys
their award as much as
I do!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Yum! PopCorn Cake!


















I bet the kids and the kids at heart
will love this Delicious Treat!! Sort
of reminds me of Rice Krispie Treats.
Wonder if it taste as good. Only one
way to find out. If anyone else wants
to find out here is the recipe. Let me
know what you think of this treat=-)



Popcorn Cake
4 Qt. popped corn
1/2 lb Gum drops
1/2 lb Peanuts
1 lb Marshmallows
1/2 c Melted margarine
1/2 c Corn oil
Melt marshmallows, margarine, and corn oil. Pour over popcorn, nuts
and gum drops. Mix together and pat in a bundt cake pan or angel food
cake pan. Cool.

That's Soap? Looks good enough to eat!












You may want to eat it, but don't!
So be sure to let the kiddes and the
hubbie know this treat is made for
bathing not eating!!!

Want to try it? Here is the recipe. Enjoy=-)

CHOCOLATE SOAP
12 oz grated soap
5 oz water
1/4 cup instant cocoa powder
1/8 oz Chocolate Fragrance oil

Combine the grated soap and water in a saucepan, and set on medium heat.
When the soap has melted, add the cocoa powder, and chocolate fragrance.
Stir well, then pack into molds and let sit until hardened

Friday, September 25, 2009

Apple Delight!!!!
















Apple Delight

1 pkt vanilla cake mix ½ cup coconut
125g marg 1 tin Pie Apples
1 egg 300ml sour cream
cinnamon sugar
Melt marg and mix with cake mix & coconut. Press into a slice tray
and bake in mod oven 10-15 mins. Drain & crush pie apple, put on
top of base. Beat 1 egg, add to a carton of sour cream and spread
over apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cook for a further 20
mins.


We're looking for some desserts to serve
this Thanks Giving!( Yeah we're planning
ahead) So what do you guys think of this?
Anyone ever tried it? It looks Delish!!!!
If you've ever tried it leave me a comment
and tell me if you prepare it the same as the
recipe I have posted here, or do you put
your own spin on it. Thanks in advance=-)

Jello Popcorn! Looks Yummy, But?!?!
















Looks can be deceiving! Any one
ever tried this before? If so leave
me a comment and let me know
if you liked it. I'd like an opinion
on it before I try it. Thanks:o)






Here is the recipe if you would like
to try it.





Jello Popcorn
1 sm Pkg any Jello (except sugar-free)
1 c Sugar
1 c Corn syrup (Karo)
On low heat, heat till clear. When it is clear pour over largest bowl off popcorn you have. Shape into balls.
It's easy and flavorful and kids go crazy over it.



Shaping it into Balls and
adding Peanuts is optional.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Balancing Fizzy Bath Salts!























Sea Salt--3 tbsp
Baking Soda--3 tbsp
Citric Acid--1 tbsp
Essential Oils--8 drops
Jar--4 oz
Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils: Bergamot, Frankincense,
Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, and Rosewood.
Add sea salt, baking soda, citric acid and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix,
mix well. Add to tub of running water.


This is just one of the many
free Bath and Beauty products
we have to offer!!! :)












































































































Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PepperMint Lip Balm!










Peppermint Lip Balm
Ingredients:
• 2 TBL petroleum jelly
• 1 tsp beeswax
• 10-14 drops peppermint essential oil
How To:
In a small pot, melt the petroleum jelly and then add the beeswax.
When melted, remove from heat and add peppermint essential oil.
Pour into a lip pot and cool.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kooky Cauldron Sundae!!!
















Halloween is coming!! So in the
spirit of All Hallows Eve I give
you the KOOKY CAULDRON
SUNDAE!!! Yummylicious!!


Prep: 1 1/2 Freeze: 25 mins.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating, chopped
  • 6 small balloons
  • 4 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating, chopped
  • Green paste food coloring
  • Lime sherbet
  • Orange and yellow nonpareils
  • Orange coarse sugar
  • Sour gummy worms
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Candy pebbles (optional)
  • Yellow-, orange-, and red-tinted shredded coconut*

Directions

1. Heat chocolate-flavored candy coating according to package directions just until melted, stirring occasionally. Cool candy coating slightly. Meanwhile, inflate balloons to a 4-inch diameter. Carefully dip the balloons into the melted candy coating halfway up the balloon. (You want chocolate to coat balloon well to form a sturdy cauldron.) If desired, using a thin metal spatula, spread the chocolate coating to evenly coat the balloon. Place balloons on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Allow chocolate to run under bottom of balloon for
support. Place in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes or until chocolate coating is very firm. Reserve any remaining chocolate coating to use for patching holes.

2. Working with one balloon at a time, prick balloon with a straight pin and deflate. Carefully remove balloon by gently pulling balloon away from the sides of the chocolate. Use a small brush to fill in any holes with remaining melted chocolate candy coating. Return to freezer.

3. Melt 2 ounces of the vanilla-flavored candy coating according to package directions. Cool candy coating. Working with one cauldron at a time, use a small brush to apply the melted candy coating to top edge of the cauldron, making drips down the sides. Chill in freezer to set. Melt the remaining vanilla candy coating. Tint melted candy coating with green food coloring. With a small brush, apply melted candy coating to the top edge of each cauldron, allowing coating to drip down the sides. Place in freezer to set.

4. Cauldrons can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to three days or in the freezer for up to one month. To assemble, scoop lime sherbet into the cauldrons. (Put cauldrons in freezer if not serving immediately.) Sprinkle with nonpareils and orange sugar and decorate with gummy worms right before serving.

5. Arrange pretzels on six serving plates to make campfires. If desired, circle pretzels with candy pebbles. Sprinkle with tinted coconut. Set cauldrons on top of pretzel campfires. Makes 6 servings.



Recipes furnished by:

BetterHomes&Garden.
www.bhg.com

Rueben Chicken(low fat)

REUBEN CHICKEN



Serves:4-6,10,10 CarbsPerServing:UNKNOWN BUT LOW
Prep Time:10 MINUTES AND THEN 45 TO BAKE Effort:Easy
Ingredients:
4-6 BONELESS, SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS SAUERKRAUTSWISS CHEESE
THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING
How to Prepare:
PLACE RAW CHICKEN BREASTS IN BAKING DISH,SPREAD DRAINED SAUERKRAUT
OVER RAW CHICKEN, COVER WITH THIN SLICES OF SWISS CHEESE, THEN
SPREAD DRESSING OVER THE CHEESE.
BAKE AT 350 DEGREES FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES OR UNTIL DONE.

KFC style Chicken!

2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup flour
3/4 cup fine bread crumbs
1 tsp. Knorr chicken bouillon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (not salt)
1/4 tsp. onion powder (not salt)
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/3 tsp. Bell Seasoning or pinch ground sage
1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
2 large cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. Wondra flour
additional flour for separate pre-coating
5-6 cups non-hydrogenated Crisco or peanut oil
1 frying chicken, cut in pieces
Safety Warning: A special pressure fryer is the only type of pressure cooker that you can fry in safely. Read your manufacturer's instructions before frying in a pressure cooker. If you don't have your instruction manual, then prepare this chicken in a regular deep fryer.

Pour the oil into the pressure fryer or deep pan suitable for frying, and then heat over medium heat to about 360 degrees.

In a small bowl beat the egg, milk, and soy sauce, then stir in 1/2 tsp. Knorr chicken bouillon (save the other 1/2). Put the garlic cloves through a garlic press and add into the egg mixture. Add half of the parsley and 1 tablespoon Wondra flour. Stir well.

In a separate bowl, combine the 1 cup flour and the bread crumbs, and the remaining ingredients. Mix well with a fork.

Put about 1/2 cup additional flour in a separate small bowl. Use this to dip each chicken piece, prior to dipping in the milk and seasonings.

Roll each piece of chicken around until well covered, first in plain flour, then in milk mixture, then in flour/bread crumbs mixture.

Gently lower the chicken pieces into the hot oil and allow to become a golden color (add the bigger pieces first).

Pressure Fryer:
If you are using a pressure fryer, place the lid on and lock it when the chicken is a very light golden color, usually about 3 minutes. Begin timing when the lid is locked and the gauge indicates a pressure of 5-6 pounds. Bring temperature up immediately and watch carefully (don't walk away!).

Remove from heat after about 7 minutes and reduce pressure following manufacturer's directions. Remove the chicken pieces and place on layers of paper towels. Return the pan to the stove and bring temperature back up and continue until all chicken pieces are fried. If your chicken was too brown, cook the next batch for a minute or so less, and vice-versa if your chicken wasn't browned enough. Do not overload the cooker with too many pieces, as it brings the temperature down too quickly and will cause the pieces to absorb more of the cooking oil than it otherwise would.

Regular Deep Frying:
Fry the chicken at 360-375°F, placing the larger pieces in when the temperature is slightly lower (temperature will drop when pieces are added). Put the smaller pieces in when the temperature is higher, and they will be cooked more quickly. Remove when chicken is golden brown and drain on paper towels.

Cooks Tip: To flavor the oil in this method, you can thickly slice a few large onions and add to the oil before the chicken - skim these out when they are browned, before adding the chicken. It will add an additional layer of flavor to the oil!

Submitted by: CM

Recipe Courtesy of

http://www.cooks.com/rec/story/158

This recipe was requested by

by one of my twitter followers.

momsfocus this ones for you!

Enjoy!!!:)


Hmm Hmmm Good! Peanut Butter Cups! Well according to my Kids!

I'm not to crazy about Peanut Butter Cups
never have been. But according to my brood
they are all the rage. So since my kids love them
maybe yours might too. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup peanut butter
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DIRECTIONS:
Coat a small cup muffin tin with cooking spray. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave
chocolate with butter and oil, stirring often, until melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour
about a tablespoon of the chocolate mixture into each muffin cup.
Melt peanut butter in microwave, 30 to 40 seconds. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of melted
peanut butter over chocolate in each muffin cup. Top with another tablespoon of
chocolate.
Chill in refrigerator 30 minutes, until set.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cookies In A Jar!!

Makes 10 cups.
5 cups all-purpose flour
3 3/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons double acting baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups PLUS 2 tablespoons butter, softened
Spoon flour into measuring cup and level with spatula. Put in large bowl with at
least a 4-quart capacity. Measure sugar, baking powder and salt into flour. Stir
until mixture is thoroughly blended. Add butter and use pastry blender or clean
hands to work into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Store covered in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer. Do NOT press down.
Use mix at room temperature. Spoon lightly into measuring cup, level with sptaula.
Tips.
When using margarine, do not use diet, whipped or soft.
* Have all ingredients at room temperature.
* Do not sift flour -- spoon lightly into measuring cup and level off.
* Use standard measuring cups and spoons

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Bath Bombs / Bath Fizzies

Bath Bombs / Bath Fizzies
2 tbs. citric acid (you can get this at a pharmacy)
2 tbs. cornstarch
1/4 cup baking soda
3 tbs. coconut oil (or any other emollient oil like almond, avocado or
apricot kernel oil)
1/4 tsp. fragrance oil
3-6 drops of food coloring (if desired)
Paper candy cups

Place all of the dry ingredients (first 3) into a bowl and mix well. Place
coconut oil into a small glass bowl and add fragrance and food coloring.
Slowly add oil mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Scoop up small
amounts of the mixture and shape into 1" balls. Let the balls rest on a
sheet of waxed paper for about 2 to 3 hours, then place each ball into a
candy cup to let dry and harden for 24 to 48 hours. Store bombs in a
closed, air-tight container. To use, drop 1 to 3 bombs into warm bath
water.

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Balancing Epson Salt Bath!

Balancing Epson Salt Bath
Epson Salt--2 tbsp
Sea Salt--1 tbsp
Baking Soda--3 tbsp
Essential Oils--8 drops
Jar--4 oz
Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils: Bergamot, Frankincense,
Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rose, and Rosewood.
Add sea salt, baking soda, epson salts and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix,
mix well. Add to tub of running water.

Scented Shower Gels!!!

Scented Shower Gel

1/2 cup unscented shampoo
1/4 cup water
3/4 tsp. salt
15 drops fragrance oil
Food coloring (optional)
Pour shampoo into a bowl and add the water. Stir until it’s well mixed.
Add the salt, fragrance oil and food coloring. Suggestions for scents:
kiwi extract, raspberry extract, strawberry extract, coconut extract,
vanilla extract, etc...

(I personally like the raspberry and vanilla mix...

smells so good!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Banana Smoothie! Yum!!!

Here is a video and recipe
on how to make a Banana
Smoothie!! Enjoy:)





(serves 3)
Ingredients
1/4 cup orange juice
4 bananas
3 scoops of plain ice-cream
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
3 tablespoons of plain yogurt
Lemon juice (optional)
Sugar (optional)
Method
Cut the bananas into small pieces and put in the blender. Add all the other ingredients. Blend on full for 20 seconds. Put lemon juice around the rim of the glasses then roll the rim in the sugar so it sticks to the lemon juice. Serve immediately.


Recipe Courtesy of:
Flowerarole.com

Video:
Funished by
YouTubes:
Zippiy

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Have A Bubbly Personality? Try this!!!

Ingredients:
5 drops fragrant oil or essential oil (your
choice)
1 quart water
1 bar castille soap (grated or flaked)
1 1/2 ounces glycerin
Directions:
Mix all ingredients together. Store in a
container. Pour in running water.

Try this free recipe tonight everyone
and relax!!!!!!