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Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gravestone Rice Krispie Treats

With Halloween parties just around the corner, I thought I'd share these gravestone rice krispie treats.  
How cute would these be for a school treat?  Their so simple and the kids would love them!  Give them a try!
Gravestone Rice Krispie Treats

As for making them, make your rice krispie treats as usual.  When cooled, cut them out in the shape of a gravestone.  Melt your chocolate and dip the rice krispie treats in until fully covered.  When chocolate is fully hardened, use white frosting to write your lettering.
For serving at a party, place treats on a bed of green dyed coconut.  How cute would that be?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Hi, I'm Vanessa from DIY180 I am happy to be here today at "The Life Of A Craft Crazed Mom".  My blog is about home decor, make overs, DIY projects and cooking yummy food for my family. Today, I am going to share with you one of my kids favorite recipes. These cookies are so chewy and wholesome and its an easier recipe, so your kids can help you make them.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
This recipe is super easy. You need two bowls, one for wet and one for dry then add the wet to the dry and mix. Easy!


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking power
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup of butter softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup solid-pack pumpkin
2 1/2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats
1 cup of dried raisins

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil cookie sheets or you can line with parchment paper.
2. Sift the flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, baking soda and baking power into a medium bowl.
3. Beat the brown sugar and butter on medium speed for 5 minutes or until fluffy.
4. Beat in the egg and vanilla till blended. Next add the pumpkin and beat on low till blended.
5. Take flour mixture and beat into the wet ingredients till blended. Then add the oats and mix well.
(FYI, the last few times I made these cookie I replace the old fashioned oats for 1 cup of granola cereal and the rest I used rolled oats and added to my mixture. It gives the cookies a chewy, crunchy taste. I have made the cookies with old fashioned oats and they are yummy too : ).
6. Stir in the raisins.
7. Drop the dough by the tablespoons 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes and they are golden brown. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. 

These lovelies are my favorite and I hope they become your as well!
Enjoy your yummy cookies with a tall glass of cold milk! I love being here today and thank you Mellisa for having me! 



Friday, September 19, 2014

Apple Upside Down Cake

Hi Everyone!  I'm Karen from over at FromtheGardenTable and I am so excited to be posting here at The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom. 

I love following Melissa's projects and especially love her recipes. I absolutely love being in the kitchen (second only to being in the garden) but the best of all is cooking, baking and preserving with what is from my garden or local farms. There is nothing like fresh local food, especially when it's your own! Here in New Hampshire, the fall flavors are taking over, especially apples. After a fun outing of apple picking with the family this is usually one of the first things I bake. 
Apple Upside Down Cake
The cake is sweet, light and buttery which is the perfect compliment to the warm apple top.  It is usually best to use a firm apple in this recipe that will hold it's shape, like Red or Yellow Delicious, especially if going for visual appeal but for this one I used 2 of my favorite apples MacIntosh and Cortlands, which are softer apples and cook down very easily. It's like warm applesauce right on top of the cake! It is absolutely amazing when eaten warm not too long out of the oven! There really are so many options for cooking and baking with apples and I always suffer from "Too many recipes, too little time" but some of my other favorites to make are this Sweet Cider Apple Butter and these wonderful Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins. If you would like to see what else I am making at the From the Garden Table, come on over, I would love to have you! 

Also, check out my Facebook Page and follow me on Pinterest! Happy Autumn!   -Karen

Apple Upside Down Cake
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter, divided
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk

  1. In a large skillet, heat the brown sugar with 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat until melted.
  2. Add the apples and cook over high heat until the apples are fork tender, usually about 6-7 minutes. Transfer to a glass pie plate.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325°
  4. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter with the sugar, until creamy.
  6. Next add the eggs and vanilla.
  7. Add the flour mixture and the milk, alternating between the two, starting and ending with the flour.
  8. Spread the batter over the apples in the pie plate.
  9. Bake for 40 -45 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and immediately loosen the edges of the cake from the pie plate.
  11. Place a serving plate over the pie plate and invert onto the serving plate.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Raspberry Nutella Panini

Lately my family has been crazy about this delicious, yet so simple treat!  We received a panini maker for a Christmas gift last year and had never really used it much.  I have no idea why!  There's endless awesome recipes to make!  So for this one, all you need is some nutella, raspberry preserves, and some challah bread (or your bread of choice).  Simply spread the nuttela on one piece, the preserves on the other and butter your bread to give it that nice golden brown crust.  Enjoy, I know you'll love it!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Corn On The Cob Kix Treats

You may have seen my Corn on the Cob Kix Treats when they were featured on Raegun's Ramblings back in May.  Well, now I'm thrilled to share them with you myself!   What a fun treat to bring along to your next summer party!  I promise, your kids will surely eat their vegetables!
Corn on the Cob Kix Treats
Cute, aren't they?

Aren't these just adorable?  And just on time for barbecue season!  Nothing screams summer more than corn on the cob, except, corn on the cob for dessert?  Sounds great to me!!  I've made such a variety of things out of krispie treats in the past, but these are my favorite, hands down.  So cute and so simple to make.

What you'll need:
1 stick butter
1 bag large marshmallows
6 cups Kix cereal
yellow food coloring
Corn holders

Melt butter in sauce pan over low heat.  Add marshmallows.  Stir occasionally until completely melted. Add food coloring until bright yellow in color.   Slowly stir in cereal until fully coated.  Remove from heat.  Take hand full of cereal mixture and form into corn shape.  Add corn holders to each end.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Forth of July Punch

Are you looking for a new punch recipe?  I highly recommend this one!!  It's prime party season, try something new, and give this punch a try!!
4th of July Punch

 With the Forth of July approaching I thought I'd help some of you out with a great punch to serve at your barbeque.  With so many punch recipes out there it's hard to know which one to choose.  Over the years I've tried a lot of different punch recipes and this one is my absolute favorite!  I'll guarentee all of your guests will love it!!

1 qt. (4 cups) cold reduced calorie cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup cold orange juice
1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
3/4 cup Country Time pink lemonade flavor drink mix
3 cups cold club soda
fresh cut fruit 

On top of this being a great punch, how cute do they look?  Go ahead and use cupcake liners to top off your mason jars.  The liners look so adorable and keeps the bugs out!  

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Apple Rice Krispie Treats

I have found you can make just about anything out of rice krispie treats.  These may be one of my favorites!!  Perfect for a teacher gift, fall party,  or really, any occasion!!  As for making them, start with your regular rice krispie treat recipe and add red food coloring.  Shape them in to about a 2" ball.  I found these green bubble gum sticks at Walgreens that worked perfect to resemble the stem.  So easy and so darn cute!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Malted Milk Pound Cake

I Love Pound Cake!! Add malted milk powder and it's even that much better.  Put it in a mason jar for a great hostess gift or desert for a party!!  Here's the recipe:

3 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 2/3 cup sugar
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup malted milk powder
whoppers candy

  1. Do not preheat the oven. Grease 10 inch tube pan and line bottom with wax paper or parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, malted milk powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar on low speed for 10 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk, mixing well. Add the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 1 hour. Remove to a cake rack and cool for at least 3 hours.
  5. If your making mason jar cups, cut pound cake into inch cubes.  Fill mason jars up about 1/3 of the way with pound cake cubes.  Cut up whoppers candy, put on top of cake.  Put chocolate pudding on top of whoppers.  Top with another layer of pound cake.  
  6. I hope you and or you guests love it!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Santa Cupcakes

Yes, it's that time again, more school treats!  I came across these on pinterest and thought they were just adorable.  Seeing that I'm not the best baker, I thought they might be just simple enough for me to take on!  Here's what you need:

1 box cake mix
1 tub white frosting
1 bag mini marshmallows
red crystals
48 chocolate chips
24 red M&M's

Make your cupcakes as box suggests.
Frost with white frosting.
Cover about 1/4th of the cupcake with red crystals (I used the cover of the frosting to cover the other 3/4th of the cupcake)
Cut mini marshmallows in half. Cut vertically for hat and horizontally for beard.
After applying marshmallows, place M&M in the middle for nose and 2 chocolate chips on for eyes.

I think the kids will really enjoy them!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Recipe Book

A few years ago, I was so sick of searching through piles of papers and recipe cards to find what I was looking for, so I decided to make up my own cookbooks.  I went out and bought a few binders and the old school sticky photo book papers.  I labeled each book and added some dividing tabs for each of my categories.  Now, whenever I'm looking for a certain recipe, there's no more fumbling around with loose recipes.  I just grab the appropriate book and it's right there, all organized for me!
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