Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 6: Sugar Cookie Drizzled with Chocolate

                         Here is another super easy gift to give, and yummy too. Just get pre made sugar cookie dough and bake the cookies. the melt some chocolate in the microwave and take some chocolate into a small spoon and lighting drizzle the chocolate onto the cookie with an up and down motion with your hand. Who doesn't like cookies for a gift?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 5: Chocolate and White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Hey everyone. Here is a super easy sweet and salty treat that just about everyone loves and you can make buckets of them! All you need are semi-sweet chocolate chip, white chocolate chips and a big bag of pretzels. All you need to do is melt the chocolate in the microwave and dip until your heart is content. Put them in a festive tin or bag to give them as gifts.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 4: Simple and Elegant Necklace

                  This is a beautiful necklace made of glass pearls and grey metal chain. It would go great almost anything. This took a little longer to make than the earrings but it was fun to see the necklace grow as the beads went on. I thought about adding more colors, then I decided not to after putting the last bead on. Enjoy Day 4, there is still so much more to come.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Day 3: Crochet Coasters

                                      Day 3 are these 4 crocheted coasters. They were a lot of fun and so easy to make. These are the first coasters I have ever made and I think they turned out pretty good. They would be great paired with wine glasses, or a wine glass cover. The great  thing about these is that you can make them in any color to match your home decor and show off your personality.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 2: Sterling Silver and crystal earings

                   These earrings would make a lovely gift for any girl. Simple, Sparkly, and Handmade.
I love making jewelry and just had to share these with you all. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Jewelry is so easy to make. I learned by watching videos and reading books. Also, with trends constantly changing there is always something new to learn. These were so much fun to make and took only about 20 minutes.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 1: Mint Chocolate Drops

                    Hello everyone, I hope all of you are doing well tonight. The orginal plan was to start the 12 Days on the 1st. but I didn't realize how close we were to Dec. 1st and how much work needed to be done. Because of the date had to be pushed back a little later than planned.
                   Today is, finally, the first day of the 12 Days of Handmade. During these days I am going to show you some of my favorite things to make, some recipes, and some new things I am trying. The First Day is a sweet day and new recipe. It is very simple and very yummy. These little bits of yumminess (not sure if this is a real word) will go great in a festive treat bag and then placed in an even more festive coffee mug. Ok, here is the recipe. I hope you all like it and enjoy these 12 Days of Handmade.



              12 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

              Mint Candy Flavoring Oil

              Green or Red Sprinkles


 1. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir after each time.

 2. Add a few drops of the flavoring at a time stirring after each addition until the flavor is to your liking.

3. Drop by spoonful onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.

4. Sprinkle with sprinkles while still wet.

5. Leave on counter until set. Store in a container.

Makes about 24-36

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Little Bit About My Jewelry Making

                    I love to make jewelry. I've been doing it for a couple of years now but oly as a hobby. I used to do it many years ago in high school with those tiny seed beads. Remember those? I used to make daisy chain necklaces in my school colors. It was a lot of fun, but I got tired of working with those tiny beads and wasn't realy into the bigger beads at the time so I decided to quit.

                    Ok, now lets fast forward a bit. One year I went to a craft fair with my mom and sister and saw all the wonderful handmade items that these wonderful artists had made specially the jewelry. I wanted so badly to make something of my own. First, I got into crocheting and that took a long time to learn. You see, I taught myself, and being left handed and only finding right handed books I had to learn the hard way. I had to flip everything around so that I could understand it. That took for ever. But, of Course I still wasn't happy. I needed to learn something else.

                   I started researching how to make jewelry. I watched videos and read books. I also taught myself how to make jewelry. Which brings us to present day and now I have so many hobbies I don't know what to do with.
                  I mailny work with semi- precious gemstones and crystals. I'm going to start working with stirling silver and gold plated.  I also make stretch bracelets. The bracelet that I have here is made out of Red Agate and Citrine chips. It's a four strand stretch bracelet. Thank's for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this post. I hope come back soon.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Why I Am Making Changes

            Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing great. If you have visited my Facebook page or the blog recently you have probably noticed some changes. I've been think about making these changes for a while and have finaly decided to start making them. Have no fear, I am still going to be posting recipes and sweet treat, but I also have a love for handmade items. Some of you know how much I love to make jewelry and crocheting. I love them so much that I wanted to share them with everyone else.

          I'll be sharing jewelry pieces and other things that I have made. Hobbies that I hold dear to my heart. I also want to start holding giveaways here. There won't be very many and they will be coming exclusively from me for the most part since this blog doesn't make any money. I do want to them a couple of times a year though.

         I also want to apologize for my being gone for so long. I got burnt out and had to take a break. I am slowly making my return to blogging and hope that everyone will join me on my journey. I also hope that you like the new look of a drop of sweetness. I'm trying to get a mor professional look. It's still a work in progress and I hope everyone likes the new look. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them, please e-mail me if you do.

         My first series that I'm going to be doing is going to be called 12 Days of Handmade. Each day I'll post a new item that is handmade that would make a great Holiday gift. This series will start on Dec. 1 so keep an eye out and tell your friends. I hope that everyone enjoys the changes. Until next time make sweet treats and handmade goodness.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Kettle Corn with Melted Chocolate

This is something I threw together on Halloween. It' super easy to make and so good. I want to apologize for the picture it's a little dark but it was the only one I was able to take.

Ingredients :

One package of microwave kettle corn

Chocolate chips, about a cup


Directions :

1. Pop the popcorn and melt the chocolate.

2. Put them in a large bowl and sprinkle like crazy.

3. Mix and top with sprinkles.

It's fast and easy. Perfect if you are in a hurry to make an edible gift.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Banana Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Frozen Marshmallows

I am really excited to share this recipe with everyone. It is super simple and fun to do with the kids. I wanted to do something different and thought about stuffed marshmallows. I have never done it before and this recipe is a bit messy but a lot of fun.These marshmallows will also help keep you cool it the summer heat.

What you will need:

1 banana
1 bag big marshmallows
2-3 chocolate bars
You will also need a skewer


                                           First, you will want to cut the banana into 4 pieces.Then in half just like it  is in the picture.

                                          Cut them in half again lengthwise then cut those pieces in half.

                                            Next, take the skewer and make a hollow out the middle the best you can. This part gets a little sticky.

                                          Take one of the slices of banana and put it into the marshmallow. The banana might pop up out of the top a little but that's ok, the chocolate will cover it.

                                          This is what the marshmallows will look like after they are stuffed. Now, you pop them into the freezer and wait for about 15 to 30 minutes. While they are in the freezer melt the chocolate. You are going to melt the chocolate in 30 sec. intervals in the microwave until it is smooth. When the marshmallows are frozen dip them in the chocolate and any other topping you would like. Pop them back into the freezer until the chocolate is set and enjoy. Store them in the freezer.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

What We did on Father's Day

I know this post is a little late and for that I'm sorry. I have been so busy lately and haven't had the time to post. I thought I would write a little post to show you what we did for Father's Day. It's not going to be very long but I hope you enjoy it. I also have a recipe post that I need to write. I know it's been a while and I am trying to get back on track. Okay, now on to our little Father's Day celebration.

First, the little one and I made a card for her dad an few days befor and we had so much fun. As you can tell she loves glitter and all thing sparkly, so she was super excited to make this card. She also picked the color of the construction paper, she loves the color red. Next, we got a little ceramic mug  that came with some markers at a craft store and she colored on it and gavee it to my husband and he loved it. I didn't take a picture of it but it is mostly scribbles since she can't really draw yet. We also made his favorite cookies, Snickerdoodles! He was very excited to see those, like a kid in a candy store. She had a lot of fun rolling the dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture. They came out a little smashed but it was a lot of fun and Father's Day turned out great.

I have one more thing to tell you all. This month is the one year anniversery for my blog and I'm going to try to change the look and hopefully get everything a little more organized her. Thank you all so much for fallowing my blog and I look forward to sharing some more yummy treats with you.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dark Chocolate Chip Almond Pancakes with Strawberry Topping

Hello everyone, I hope you are all are enjoying your evening. I have some good news, I have a new recipe for you! Like all of the recipes here this one is really easy and doesn't take a lot of time. When I made these pancakes I thought they were going to be too rich, but because I added the almonds the chocolate was not as rich. This made everything so much better.

Now, I know this is not a dessert, but I wanted to change things up a bit and try a breakfast. If you really wanted to you could have this for dessert. I didn't add whipped cream to them but that would make them extra tasty. Here is the recipe; I hope you like it.

Ingrediants for Strawberry sauce:

whole frozen strawberries
1 TBL. sugar ( you can add more if you would like a sweeter sauce.)
1 tsp. vanilla
a little bit of water

Instructions for strawberry sauce:

1. Add everything to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium to low heat until thickened.

Ingrediants for Pancakes:

2 cups of pancake mix
1tsp. vanilla
dark chocolate chips
shaved almonds

Instructions for pancakes:

1. Make pancake mix according to the instructions on the box.

2. Add vanilla and mix well.

3. Heat up pan and spray with cooking spray. Add desired amount of pancake mix to hot pan.

4. Add chocolate chips then add almonds.

5. Flip when the edges are dry. Cooke other side until golden brown.

6. Plate and add strawberry sauce. Enjoy. Makes about 5 or 6 regulare size pancakes.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yummy Cupcakes for My Husband's Birthday

This is not going to be a very long post today. This is also not going to be a recipe post but I really wanted to share these cupcakes with you.  They were easy and yummy and I will tell you what I used to make them. They were super easy and quick to make. I just love expirimenting with my cupcakes.

My Husband recently had a b-day and I wanted to make something special for him but I couldn't decide what to make for him since he really doesn't like cake; which made it a bit difficult to decide on what to make. I wasn't sure if he would like cookies, or a big gooey cinnamon roll, or if cupcakes would be good enough. So, finally, I talked to him about it and he said that lemon cupcakes would be good. But I didn't want to do just plain lemon cupcakes. I decided to make a vanilla cupcake with lemon curd as a filling and I swirled blue and white buttercream frosting on top and added some silver sprinkles.

In the end they were really good. I did give some to our neighbor and friends and they enjoyed them a lot. I know this flavor combination has been done before but it was a first for me and it was also a lot of fun. I haven't done this in a while and it felt good to bake something for somebody else. I hope you all enjoyed this post and try your own flavor combinations in you next baking project. Have a sweet rest of the week and bake something yummy this weekend.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Chocolate Cookies topped with Mint Flavored Candy

First, before I get to the recipe I have to tell you something that I am so excited about. Today I got a stove top espresso maker, and I am so excited about it. Now I can make my own vanilla lattes. Now, some of you are probably thinking that it's just coffee. But it's not, it's so much more. I don't have to worry about spending five dollars on a cup of specialty coffee anymore. I can just walk into the kitchen and make it myself. Now, I haven't had the chance to make one yet, but when I do I will let you all know how it turns out. Also, if you have any tips on how to make a great cup of coffee let me know. I would love to hear them. Now, on to the cookies.

This recipe is really easy. On this one, like many others, I just used what I had on hand. I used a box cookie mix but I bet the cookies would be so much better from scratch. So, here they are; I hope you all like them.


1 box chocolate cookie mix
1 egg
1 stick butter
half a bag of candy green candy coating
creme de menthe candy flavoring oil


1. Mix and bake the cookies as directed on the box.

2. While cookies cool melt candy coating in a microwave save bowl just like you have done before.

3. When the coating is melted add a few drops of the candy flavoring and stir well. Remember a little goes a long way.

4. Spread the candy over the cookies with a spoon or an off set spatula and immidiately add sprinkles on top before they dry.

That's it! Yummy Mint Chocolate Cookies. I hope you enjoy them. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cherry Truffles Topped with Shredded Coconut

Hi everyone. I'm sorry this is so late, but it's better late than never. This is the yummy Valentine's day post that I was going but I got sick and didn't have a chance to post it until now. These truffles have a great cherry flavor with a little bit of coconut. I hope you enjoy it.


Half a bag of red color white chocoate candy discs

cherry candy flavoring oil

powdered sugar


shredded coconut


1. Melt candy discs in a microwaveable bowl in 30 second intervals until smooth. Stirring after each addition.

2. Fill truffle molds and lightly tap on counter top to get all the air bubbles out. Refigerate for 30 minutes or until set.

3. Tap the mold onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper until all the truffles are out of the mold.

4. Mix milk and powdered sugar in a small bowl to make icing. You will want it kind of thick because this will be the glue for the shredded coconut.

5. Top each truffle with the icing and then a little of the shredded coconut and let it set until dry. Keep in an air tight container. Should make about 28 truffles.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

What I've been up to

Hello all, I am so sorry about my absence, but I am still here and I will be doing some more posts. All is well and everything is good. I signed up to do chocolate tasting parties and a lot of my time has been going to that and to my family. I haven't done much baking lately, but I do plan on making some cookies tomorrow and hopefully I can get a new post up for you all soon. For more info on what I do go ahead and email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I am trying to keep my blog seperate since it is just a hobby. Have a great day everyone and thank you so much for understanding. I am going to try my best to start posting more again.