Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
1 c. light corn syrup
1 c. sugar
1 c. peanut butter
6 c. Rice Krispie cereal
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. butterscotch chips
* Prepare a 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
* In a large pot, over medium heat, cook syrup and sugar together until sugar is dissolved and the combined mixture begins to boil. Stir frequently.
* Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, mixing well.
* Add cereal and stir until coated evenly with peanut butter mixture. Press mixture into prepared 13x9 pan and set aside.
* In a small pan, over low heat, melt all the chips together, stirring constantly. Spread melted chips over cereal mixture and let sit until firm.
* Cool and cut into bars.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Don't forget about asphalt pie for dessert either!
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup bread crumbs
2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
cheddar cheese, grated
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup Frank's Hot Sauce(Original)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Monday, April 26, 2010
Tuesday: chicken roll-ups, rice pilaf and veggie
Wednesday: skillet lasagna and green salad
Thursday: pulled pork sandwiches
Friday: burritos and chips and salsa
Saturday: grilled steak, onion soup potatoes, grilled veggies
Sunday: grilled salmon packets and cool and creamy jello
click on links for the recipes
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I got this recipe from my Aunt Chalet. She made it for our family, and I have been making it ever since.
4-6 CHICKEN BREASTS BOILED AND CUBED
1 CAN CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP
1 C. SOUR CREAM
½ CUBE BUTTER
1 TBSP. POPPY SEEDS
IN CASSEROLE DISH ,PLACE CUBED CHICKEN. HEAT SOUP AND SOUR CREAM TOGETHER BUT NOT TO BOILING. POUR OVER CHICKEN. MIX BUTTER, POPPY SEEDS AND CRACKERS TOGETHER AND SPRINKLE ON TOP OF SOUP MIXTURE. BAKE UNCOVERED AT 350 DEGREES FOR 30 MINUTES. SERVE OVER RICE.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Hello to Sisters' Stuff readers! This is Ruth and Sammy from Scraps N' Strings and we are so excited to be swapping blogs with Alish and Whitney. We figure we had better introduce ourselves a bit before we start.
I'm Ruth and I am a stay at home mommy of 2 (3 and 1) and a part-time photographer, you can see my work here. I enjoy making "stuff" and taking pictures of them! I especially love to sew and like to break out the Modge Podge. I love anything that is quick and simple! After I got married, I started crafting with my sister-in-law Sammy as a way to make our homes cute without spending a lot of money.
My name is Sammy and I have 2 darling little boys, 2 and 9 months. I'm a stay at home mom and I like to spend my zero amount of free time trying to be crafty and beautifying my home. One of the first things my husband said to me when we bought our home was, "You want to put crafts up, don't you?" So that's what I've done. And now we've decided to share some of our ideas with you! We've got a little bit of everything on our blog, from baby and home tutorials to recipes. So now on to the tutorial~
We needed to bring some sunshine into our homes and came up with this fabulous concoction of lemons and daisies and happiness!! First thing you need is to gather your supplies. You'll need a bucket, or pot of some kind, some moss, green floral dry foam and a styrofoam ball, a bouquet of fake daisies, some fake lemons, a candlestick and a hot glue gun.
Alrighty now the first thing you'll do is fill your pot with the green foam. Feel free to cut pieces out to fit the pot best. Next you will attach the candlestick onto the top of the foam. You may want to insert a dowel here to keep it steady if it is going to be in a high-traffic area (let's be honest, is there really such thing as a non-high-traffic area when you have kids?)
And finish off the structure by gluing the styrofoam ball to the top of the candlestick. Now you will take the hot glue gun and cover all of the foam and styrofoam with the moss.
Now after it is completely covered with moss, cut the daisies off of the bouquet and hot glue them onto the ball along with the lemons, letting the moss show through too.
After you have them on where you like, cut off some leaves and attach one behind each daisy. The last step is to add a pretty bow onto your pot. We used a cute fabric strip but you can use ribbon or raffia or jute or whatever else you have laying around your house. And Wha-la!
Can you feel the sunshine radiating from it? I swear it feels like about 90 degrees around these parts. Ok, so maybe I just cranked up the heat a bit, but I won't judge. The point is, it looks cute, right? So go get your craft on and remember to come visit us over Scraps N' Strings to find more great ideas to love your home, and thanks again to Alish and Whitney for inviting us over!!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I could not find a curtain to go with my daughter's bedding. A friend gave me the idea of just using ribbons. I love it and it is so easy to do. I just cut ribbons and put fray check on each of the ends and then looped them around a curtain rod. It is really cute. The picture does not do it justice. Cute, easy and no sewing involved.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
1 pound ground beef
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 c. onion minced
4 cans tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 pt. cottage cheese
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
9 lasagna noodles
1/2 lb mozzarella cheese
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
flour to thicken (1-2 Tbsp)
* Tip-I always rise and drain my cottage cheese before adding it to the sauce.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Beautiful Baby Boutique Gift Certificate is:
I'm a follower, and my favorites are the tutus. I would choose a hot pink and white one. I've got four daughters, so it was SO hard to choose between all of their wonderful products,, and their prices are great!
Tuesday: Wendy's Chili
Wednesday: Hawaiian Haystacks, Green Beans
Thursday: Baked Potato and Chili
Friday: Grilled Chicken, Stuffing and Green Beans
Saturday: Eat out/Left Overs
Sunday: Popcorn shrimp, Rice, Green Beans and Cool and Creamy
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Apply mod podge on the the top of the album. Apply small amounts of mod podge around the edges and the lip of the book. Press your fabric into place and smooth out any creases or bubbles. Place clips around the corners to help hold the fabric into place.
Make labels for the categories you wish to divide.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
1-29 oz. Tomato Sauce
1 29- oz. Can Kidney Beans
1-29 oz. Can Pinto Beans
1 C. Onion Diced
1/4 C. Diced Celery
1/2 C. Diced Green Chilies
3 Medium Tomatoes
1 Tsp. Cumin
3 TBSP. Chili Powder
1 1/2 tsp. Pepper
2 tsp. Salt
2 C. Water
**I would always half this recipe unless you are cooking for a really large group!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
She got the idea from SYTYC 1st Season.
My mom created her own pattern, but Jill (the original creator) has a tutorial here.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Beautiful Baby Boutique
Is giving away $15.00 towards their shop! This is such a fantastic giveaway because they have so many items to choose from! Tons of bows and clips, hats, binky clips, tutus, diaper bags and wipe cases!! Who would not love to go shopping at their shop? Here is just a preview of some of the items!
How to win:
Monday, April 12, 2010
Tuesday: Ham & Cheese Sandwiches and Pasta Salad
Wednesday: Fettucini Alfredo with Chicken and Green Salad
Thursday: Navajo Tacos
Friday: Baked Potatoes with Toppings
Saturday: Stroganoff over Pasta with Veggies
Sunday: Lasagna, Rolls and Green Salad
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This was a handout that I prepared a while back for a Relief Society Meeting.
I thought that I would share it here as well.
It WILL take a little time to Menu Plan.
I usually spend 15-30 minutes a week planning.
Then why Menu Plan?
You spend less money.
Don’t have to worry about what is for dinner.
Don’t have to make last minute trips and multiple trips to the store.
It saves you time.
You waste less.
I LOVE menu planning and don’t know how to function without doing it!
Before you plan
Look at your week:
I look at my calendar and plan out my week before I plan my menu.
This allows me to see when I will need a quick and easy meal on a busy night. Or know the evenings when we will be home and I will have more time to cook.
Look in your fridge, freezer and pantry:
What needs to be used? What have you bought that you could make?
Now we are ready to plan
Get out your recipe book, meal ideas, grocery list, paper and pen.
As You Plan
Look at the recipe and write down what you need on your grocery list. This kills two birds with one stone.
Money Saving Tips
Use Up Those Leftovers
You know what meals you make and have leftovers. Plan them into your menu. Eat them for lunches, or have a leftover night each week.
Buy Food on Sale
I buy what is on sale and plan my menu around my sale items.
Stick to Your Shopping List
We all know this one, but it is easier said than done.
Time Saving Tips
Make meals early in the day, and then just throw them in the oven to cook later.
If you are using the same kind of meat in two meals that week, cook enough for both meals and save half for the other meal.
Things change and so will your menu. But if you have planned you know that you have 7 meals and all the ingredients to make them. It is easy to switch them around or if you don’t cook them all save them for next week.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
1 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. Karo Syrup
1 Cube Butter (half cup)
1 Can Sweet Condensed Milk
1 Tsp. Vanilla
20 C. Popped popcorn
Add brown sugar, karo syrup, and butter. Cook it till it comes to a rolling boil. Add 1 can sweet condensed milk. Bring to rolling boil again. Add one tsp. vanilla. Pour over popcorn and mix.
*You may need more or less popcorn depending on how much Carmel you like on your popcorn!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Has some of the most fun and most unique bows we have SEEN! This baby boutique has bows that look like dragon flies, castles, and Minnie Mouse! They also have the cutest flower bracelets! We received the cute dragon fly clips and large flower clip/small flower bracelet! We LOVE them so much and they are made with great quality! Beautiful Baby Boutique is also using the profits of the business to go towards their next adoption! So, go check out her site!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Tuesday: Sticky Finger Salad
Wednesday: Wendy's Chili
Thursday: Steak, Potato, Corn
Friday: Baked Potato With Chili
Saturday: French Dip Sandwiches, chips
Sunday: Twice Baked Potato, Parmesan Chicken, Green Beans
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
You can read more about me here, but right now I want to share with you a fun sewing project for these hot pads.
-1/4 yd outside fabric
-1/4 yd inside fabric
-Bias tape or 1/4 yd fabric for binding
-1/4 yd batting
-Hot Pad Pattern, which can be downloaded here.
1. Using the hot pad pattern, cut out 2 each of outside fabric, inside fabric, and batting. Cut two strips of binding fabric 2 1/2"x44". Cut a little piece of fabric (I used my binding fabric) 2 1/4" on top, 1 1/2" on bottom, 1 1/2" tall. 2. Grab 1 top piece of outside fabric, batting, and inside fabric. Layer with batting in middle and right sides of both fabrics facing out. Quilt together with rows 1" apart. Layer the bottom pieces in the same order, but this time have the opposite fabric facing up as you sew. This will ensure the rows line up.
5. Grab those 2 1/2" strips of binding fabric. If you have bias tape, you can skip straight to step 6.
*Note: I really should have cut my binding fabric on the bias, so if you have enough fabric, cut your 2 1/2" strips on the bias and them sew the strips together to get the 44" length needed.
(A) Fold each strip in half lengthwise and press. (B) Open the fabric back up and fold the raw edges into the center of the fabric and press. (C) Fold the strip in half lengthwise again and press. 6. Measure off a piece of bias tape/binding and pin along the top edge of the top piece. Edge-stitch down.
7. Lay top piece on bottom piece, then pin bias tape/binding around the entire hot pad, pinning frequently. When you get to the end, roll the raw edges under, and pin down. Edge-stitch down.
8. Cut two 3" strip from the leftover bias tape/binding. Stitch down the center of each strip. 9. Grab the little piece piece of fabric we cut that is 2 1/4" along the top, 1 1/2" along the bottom, and 1 1/2" tall, and press each side under about 1/4". Loop the 3" strip, then pin it under the pressed piece to your hotpad in desired location. Stitch it down and you are ALL DONE!
Hop on over to Sew Dang Cute where you will find lots of more tutorials, recipes, GIVEAWAYS, and other crafty projects. Each Friday I have a "Get Inspired" link party where you get to share with me what you've done that week...craft, sewing project, recipe, etc. I also sell fabric, including what I used today for these hot pads. These are all part of the "Make Life" collection. Please come visit me today!
Thanks ladies for letting me take over for the day!!!