Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza Cookie Cake


This cookie cake is for my nephew's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party.
I found the cookie recipe on allrecipe.com and baked it in a 14" round pan. I carefully opened some Fruit Roll Ups, dusted them with powdered sugar and cut the with a 2" cookie cutter. I grated some almond bark and sprinkled some on the frosting, placed the pepperonis on top along with some M&M sausage, another sprinkle of cheese. Cowabunga, Turtles and kids love pizza!




Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Growth Charts

I have never made wooden growth charts and I surprised myself with the end result. I purchased two 1" x 8" x 6' boards and sanded the boards smooth.
I taped down the board and using a small roller, rolled the pink on. After that dried I taped down on the pink and rolled on the white. I used a piece of clear sheet protector to make a template, then I made myself a projector using a shoe box and a lamp. The bathroom doesn't have a window so I went in there and set up the projector onto the wood and traced the stripes onto a sheet of paper for practice and realized I had to mark the dark spaces because they just start to run all together. I used a marker for the inch lines and stickers for the numbers. A coat of Modge Podge matte and they are finished.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Wedding Shower Games

 We had a wedding shower for my daughter and everyone was asked to bring a little something for Amy in an unmarked bag and she had to guess who it was from. She picks up my precious little pink bag and before she opened it she said "Mom". But after looking at the bag she said "I'm afraid to open it". Inside the precious bag is a pretty white thong with a veil attached to it. I used a roll of white sparkle tulle and cut 8 pieces 12" long, I also cut 4 pieces 24" long. I scrunched the 8 pieces together and sewed them in the middle, I added the longer pieces on the back and sewed them on. I made a bow using wide white lace ribbon and sewed it onto the front. I used a piece of the ribbon and tied it all the way around the ribbon and tulle and sewed it closed. I hot glued a really cute button onto the front and a clasp onto the back so that the veil is removable. Someone commented "but you can only wear it once", that's when my niece Kelly said she wears hers all the time!
I think I'm gonna have to make me one!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cheesy Cauliflower Bread Sticks

I found this great recipe the other day and decided to give it a try. Doesn't it look good?
I made it just like they said but I think it needs more flavor so next time I will add more spices or maybe minced onions or bell pepper flakes. Makes 2


Cheesy Cauliflower Bread Sticks


4 cups of riced cauliflower (1 head)
4 eggs
2 cups of Mozzarella Cheese
2 teaspoons of oregano
garlic salt
pepper
Optional - pizza toppings


Place chunks of cauliflower into your food processor and pulse until it resembles rice. Place the cauliflower into a bowl, cover with a paper towel and microwave for 5 minutes (no water), and let cool. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Add eggs, 1 cup of cheese, oregano, garlic salt and pepper. It should look mushy. Spread onto 2 baking sheets covered with parchment paper and sprayed with oil. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. top with remaining cheese, pizza toppings and bake 5 more minutes. Serve with pizza sauce, ranch dip or alfredo sauce (for dipping). This is a good way to get your kids to eat cauliflower.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ham and Swiss Sliders

 

I found this recipe for ham and cheese sliders so I decided to give it a try. They were FABULOUS!! The original recipe called for King's Hawaiian rolls but it was double the cost and the Classic Dinner Rolls were just as good. I bought Gruyere cheese from the HEB deli but it tastes just like the smoked Swiss cheese from the Walmart deli. What made these sliders great was the sauce, it's a mustard butter, I'm not a fan of mustard but I could eat these all day long. 

Mustard Butter
1 stick of Parkay margarine (soft)
1 small onion (minced)
1 tablespoon of mustard
1 tablespoon of packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

Start the oven at 350 degrees.
Mix all of the ingredients together and spread on both sides of an open roll, Place 1 slice of cheese and 1 slice of folded ham on the inside, close and brush a small amount of Mustard butter on the top. Spray a 13 x 9 pan and place the rolls in the pan and cover with foil. Bake for 12 minutes, uncover and bake 2 more minutes and then taste Heaven!

The recipe called for 1/2 teaspoon of salt but there s enough salt in the Parkay so I left the salt out.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

So Very Blessed

I am so very BLESSED!!!! I bought some beaded ornament hangers at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, so I actually paid around $1.50.
I took a 2" x 4" board, cut it to 12" long, sanded the board and stained it. I gave it one more light sanding by hand and wiped it clean. I printed and inked the edges of my paper, I took some matte Mod Podge and rubbed a thin layer on the back of the paper and placed it on the wooden block. The paper wants to wrinkle so every 15 minutes I pressed it down again until it was dry. I Mod Podged the entire block, with a very thin layer over the paper, again pressing down where it tried to wrinkle. Using a tiny nail, I made 5 holes on top about 1/2" deep. I straightened one end of the ornament hook and cut some of the top off leaving about 1/2", I put some E6000 glue on the ornament hanger and stuck it into the hole. After it dries it is ready for your favorite photos. I wanted to make some of these for Christmas but it didn't happen, OH well maybe next year!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Boot Cuffs

This Christmas I am sporting my new boot cuffs, HoHoHo! They are about 4" wide and they just Velcro on. They are so stinkin' cute and they match my Santa Hat! I think I'll be making myself some lace boot cuffs also, Pinterest is just full of ideas.