Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I know it's still a little early to be saying it, but I don't know if I will have time to write this later. I wanted to make sure that I wished you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I also wanted to share what I am thankful for this year.

I am thankful for my family and friends, for my husband and daughter, for food. I am thankful for you, my readers.

I started writing this blog in July and I wasn't sure how well it was going to go. I had never written a blog before and I wasn't sure how well it was going to go. But I loved wirting, photography and sweets, so I wanted to give it a try.

I do have my slow days but who doesn't. There is still so much for me to learn and sometimes it is a bit overwhelming. It's slowly growing and I love it.

Thank you all for reading and supporting this blog. You all keep me going when I want to give up. I look forward to future posts and fun ideas. I have lots planned for next month, and I hope everyone is as excitied as I am.

So, that is what I am thankful for. Even though it is still a bit early have a Happy Thankgiving. Also, remember who you are thankful for and why. Have fun, be safe, and eat lots.

Monday, November 7, 2011

24 Days of Homemade Gifts- How to Introduction

Lately I've been thinking about adding some crafts to the blog. There are so many things I love and would would like to share them with you. Things like jewelry making and crocheting, and I would like to try some new crafts too.

Now, this will still mainly a dessert blog, but I wanted to add some other things too.

First, before I start adding some non-food ideas I wanted to ask all of you what you thought of the idea. Your opinions are important to me and I want to know what everyone's thoughts about this idea are.

I also wanted to do a little try out to see how it works out. I was thinking of doing a 24 day of homemade gifts; where I show easy and affordable gifts that you can make. There will be sweets and non sweets.

So, there is the idea. Let me know what you think.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls

When I came up with this one my oven was not working. That was when I was bit by the baking bug once again. I had all kinds of ideas but I couldn't make any of them. So, I decided to try a no bake... something. I no idea what I was going to do. I had never done anything like this before.

Finally, I decided to try something with peanut butter and graham crackers. I wasn't sure how I would make them, though. Would they be cookies? Bars? Then I decided that since I wanted to try to make cake balls but was too chicken to try at the moment I would try making peanut butter graham cracker balls.

And, of course, before I could make them the oven was fixed, but I decided to go ahead and make them anyway. After all; I already had everythin on hand. Everything except the graham crackers; which ment that I had to wait until I went grocery shopping before I could get them.

So, here they are, they taste like crunchy peanut butter cups. Oh yeah, and they have a little surprise inside.


                       9 Graham Crackers

                       3/4cup Creamy Peanut Butter

                       6 oz. Dove Chocolate Discoveries Chef Series Milk Chocolate

                       Powdered Sugar

                       left over halloween candy

                  What to do:

                     1. Crumble graham crackers into a small mixing bowl.
                     2. Add peanut butter. Mix until it looks like a graham cracker pie crust. This is done best if
                         you mix it with your hands. Chill for 30 min to an hour.

                    3. Take pieces of the left over candy and wrap the peanut butter mixture around them until it
                         makes a ball, completely covering the candy. freeze for 15 min.

                    4. Melt Dove Chocolate Discoveries Chef Series Milk Chocolate in a microwave safe
                         bowl in 30 second intervals until smooth.
                    5. Coat the peanut butter balls with the Dove Chocolate Discoveries Chef Series Milk
                        Chocolate and place them on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Dust with
                        powdered sugar. Refridgerate until set. Store in an air tight containers in the fridge.
                        Makes about 12 balls.