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Monday, July 27, 2015

Oreo Poke Cake

This Oreo Poke Cake is my new favorite chocolate cake. Seriously AMAZING! Oreos baked into the cake, then chocolate syrup drizzled inside, topped with whipped cream and Oreo crumbs - it's SO EASY and SCRUMPTIOUS! 
More words would only taint this cake, so I'll end there, the pictures speak for themselves. ;)

It's Yelling "MAKE ME!"

Oreo Poke Cake

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 pkg Oreo cookies
Chocolate Syrup
1 container Whipped Cream

In a mixing bowl, make chocolate cake according to box directions. 

Open the oreo package and break (don't crumble, you want CHUNKS) 2 "sleeves" of oreos. (The container has 3 sections of oreos 2 go into the cake and reserved section is for the top.)

Fold the broken Oreo pieces into the batter. 

Place the batter into a greased 9x13 pan. Cook according to cake mix box (about 30-35 minutes). 

When done, allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Take a wooden spoon and using the handle - poke holes all through your cake.

Take the chocolate syrup and squirt syrup into the holes.

"Frost" the cake with the whipped cream. 

Take the reserved Oreos and scrape out the filling. Blend the cookies into a powder. Sprinkle the Oreo powder over top of the whipped cream.


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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Crunchy Peanut Butter Clusters

It's the season of warm outside weather and barbecues - I LOVE IT! Here is something else I love, NO BAKE DESERTS! These Crunchy Peanut Butter Clusters are a great "no-bake" desert to keep your home cool and soothe your sweet tooth! Check it out, you know you want one!

I recently guest posted these over at Desert Now Dinner Later.
HERE is the original post.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Clusters

In a Medium Sauce Pan bring to boil:

1 c. Sugar
1/4 c. Milk (you can substitute Almond Milk for lactose free cookies)

Remove from heat then add (In Order):

1 c. Creamy Peanut Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 c. Peanuts (I used salted blanched peanuts)
2 c. Cheerios (Add this LAST so the they don't go mushy)

Stir until all combined and drop by rounds on parchment paper, wax paper or freezer paper (slick side). 

Let set for 20 minutes. Serve with cold milk. Yumm....

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Plant Prints

Plant Prints are a super easy and fun camp craft! From family reunions, to girls camp, scout and cub camp, and your family mountain experience! Capture the nature that captured you. Flowers, leaves, grass, anything! Take a look!

Clear Contact Paper

Gather your favorite greenery, flowers or grasses. 

Cut 2 matching pieces of clear contact paper. 

Remove the "paper" from the clear "sticker." 

Place your greenery or flowers onto the sticky clear contact paper.

Take your second clear sheet of contact paper and press the two sheets together
 - removing bubbles along the way -

Cut any excess clear contact paper you may have around the edges.


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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lace Knee Patches

My niece Carly came over a month a go with a pair of holey jeans and some lace. She said, "I want lace knee patches!" We made it happen.
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was, and decided to "lace patch" a pair of my holey jeans as well! SO CUTE!

1. Turn your pants inside out.

2. Cut out a patch of lace larger than your pant rip. 

3. Pin the lace to the jeans to prevent it from shifting.
Sew the lace around the pant rip.

4. Trip any excess lace, but keep a good 1/2 inch rim around the edge.

5. Turn your jeans right side out

6. Cut away any extra jean "strings" that come with ripped jeans -  so you can see the lace!

You've now created lace patches for your favorite jeans you just can't get rid of!

Thanks for the idea Carly! Love you!

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Monday, July 13, 2015

FHE Gospel Treasure Hunt

We love Family Home Evening. This week we went on a treasure hunt! Young or old, everyone loves treasure hunts! I am so thankful for church magazines and ideas on how to make our Family Home Evening's more meaningful. This is what we did!

1. Make a diagram of your back yard, or home.

(I let my little girl color it, she thought it was so fun to make a map of our back yard!)

2. Make your mini treasure box and coins.

Find the treasure box and coin printable HERE
(Compliments of the April 2013 Friend Magazine)

3. Draw a large X on the homemade map of where you hid your coins.

4. Let the hunt begin!

5. Once the treasure is found, Bask in the Glory - aka talk about the happiness the treasure brings to our lives.

Finish with a treat!

We made our favorite Homemade Oreo's

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Dutch Pancake with Apple Berry Sauce

Breakfast is served. 
Made in less than 20 minutes! 
Easy and DELICIOUS, not to mention super fancy!

Dutch Pancake

Preheat the oven to 425'.

In a medium bowl whisk together:
4 Eggs
2 tsp. Olive Oil
1 c. Milk

1 c. Flour
1/2 c. Sugar
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

Whisk together until smooth

Pour into a greased 9x13in pan.

Bake at 425 for 15-17 minutes or until puffy and lightly golden brown. 

While the Dutch Pancake is cooking, prepare the Apple Berry Sauce.

Apple Berry Sauce

1 1/2 c. Frozen Triple Berries
1 apple - peeled and diced
2 T. Sugar
1 T. Butter

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Cook on medium- medium/low for 8-10 minute or until apples are tender.
(The apples will turn red due to the triple berry "juice")

When Dutch Pancake is done, cut into slices and top with Apple Berry Sauce. 


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Patriotic Headbands

Happy 4th of July week! We love to celebrate the 4th. We prepare for long parades, hot barbecues, visiting family and our patriotic attire. This is one part of our outfits we will be keeping for years to come! Patriotic Headbands! Super easy and can be made from scraps! Check it out!

1. Cut your material

2. Red Stripped - 2.5 in. by 13.5 in
Blue Polka Dot - 2.5 in by 8.5 in.

3. Kiss the "good sides" of the fabric together

4. Sew together

5. You should now have 1 long piece of fabric

6. Fold the long strip in half (good sides kissing)
and sew down the side!

7. Turn the "tube" right side out

8. Roll the "raw" ends inside the tube and sew down. 
(Iron the band flat)

9. Grab a rubber band/hair tie - fold the fabric over the rubber band and sew!

Easy and SO CUTE!

4th of July - HERE WE COME!

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