Saturday, May 25, 2013

BRAVE Birthday Party


I recently threw my daughter, Scotlin, a Brave Birthday Party for her 3rd birthday!
 
Erin actually made the invites! She did a great job! They were perfect!
 

 
 
I decided not to make the cake myself, and I probably should have! I didn't really like how this one turned out, but the characters on top made it look better!
 
I made the water bottle liners from a template I found somewhere.
 
We got some pictures taken of her in this Merida costume especially for her birthday...so I had them printed on cardstock and made her a poster to display at the party.
 
I think she looks amazing with that red curly hair! hehe

 
This is how she really looks, with a wig...
 
I made a little banner with her name on it.
 
I also made little gift bags. Can't get any cheaper than paper bags. I filled them with various things like: Brave Fruit Snacks and Miniature Candy Bars and Goldfish Snacks.
 
I also made these up and put them in the bags as well...
 
This was the spread... 
Shortbread cookies and Strawberry filled cookies.
 
Vanilla Bear Paw Cupcakes with Jr. Mints and Fudge covered OREOS.
 
Fresh Strawberries with Homemade Devonshire Cream. 
 
Scones and a Blueberry Walnut Salad with Feta and Cucumbers.
 
This was the best...Smoked Salmon Dip! Here's the RECIPE!
 
 
 
Scotlin had such a fun party! Can't wait to throw her another one next year.
Let me know if you have any questions about anything!
 


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Breakfast at Tiffany's Shower

I fell in love with the Breakfast at Tiffany's theme! I saw so many awesome shower ideas for it on Pinterest! This is my version:
 
This was my invitation...I got it on Etsy!
 
I found this Tiffany Blue Punch on Pinterest (of course)!
Mix Blue Typhoon Hawaiian Punch & Country Time Lemonade until you get the right flavor and color you are looking for! If it's too tart, add some water or more ice!
 
 
 
 
I found these Tiffany boxes and Chandelier on Etsy... 
 
I found these cupcake toppers on Etsy too... 
 
 
 
 We had such a fun baby shower! My daughter's nursery is in this theme too! I have to finish decorating and then I'll share pictures!

 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cordon Bleu Pockets

CORDON BLEU POCKETS
 
These will melt in your mouth!
 
 
 
INGREDIENTS:
 -2 PKGS OF GRANDS FLAKY LAYERS BISQUITS
 
-HAM STEAK 
 
-PKG OF SLICED SWISS CHEESE
 
-PKG OF UNCOOKED CHICKEN TENDERS
 
-1 EGG
 
 
DIRECTIONS:
 
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
3. Boil chicken tenders tenders until fully cooked through, drain and set aside.
4. Slice up the ham steak in 1.5" by 2.5" rectangles.
4. Fold 4 swiss cheese slices and break in half for a total of 8.
5. Open Biscuits and flatten two biscuits for the bottom and top of a pocket.
6. Place a piece of ham, a piece of chicken and then a half slice of cheese on the bottom biscuit.
7. Place top biscuit on top and seal edges.
8. Repeat steps 5 & 6 for other 7 pockets and place on greased cookie sheet.
9. Beat egg and egg wash the tops of the pockets.
10. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until pockets are golden brown.
 
ENJOY!
 
 


Monday, November 19, 2012

Decadant Low-Fat Brownies



Looking for a yummy healthy treat for the holidays? These brownies are soft, sweet and if your not careful you will eat them all.
Ingredients:
1/2 c. cocoa
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. white sugar
2 egg whites
3/4 c. applesauce

Directions:
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl using a hand mixer. Add egg whites, applesauce and vanilla. Mix all other ingredients in a separate bowl and add to the wet ingredients in the large bowl. Do Not over mix. Spray 8x8 dish with Pam and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

You can frost them if you want. I had leftover runny fudge that I messed up on and so I poured some of that on top. I might have made it unhealthy but it was worth it.
XOXO-

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Best Granola Bars





I have been trying to save my family money and making many things homemade. Cleaning products, and all things in the kitchen. I found this recipe on confessionsofahomeschoolar.com blog and I have fallen in love with it. Now we make it at least once a month at our house.
Ingredients:
2 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup chocolate chips (Optional: dried fruit, raisins, craisins, nuts, coconut flakes, graham cracker pieces, marshmallows, get creative with this)
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup coconut oil melted
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
Mix together all dry ingredients, then make a well in the center and add honey, beaten egg, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Pat mixture evenly into the baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are light brown. Cool for 5 minutes and cut into bars. While they are still warm, or they will stick in pan in one large piece.
I  like to put them in 2 Tupperware's one for freezer to eat the week after, and one for the counter and those one's are usually gone and a couple of days.

Yum, Enjoy.

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