Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Guest Blog on One Little Mister

I created a cute little baby printable and picture frame.
Nicole had a baby and used my tutorial as a guest post.  Check it out at:

Here is a picture of the printable.

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Sometimes Pregnant Ladies need Cheesecake at night.

So last night I was craving a sweet treat but just boxed brownies wasn't going to cut it.  I decided to make individual Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecakes.  This is the recipe for what I concocted but you can adjust to your taste.

This recipe makes enough for 4 ramekins and a little extra of the brownie cookie.

I started by taking a box of brownie mix (one that makes an 8x8 or 9x9 pan)  I followed the directions EXCEPT i did not add water.  This makes more of a cookie version that a thick brownie.

Add brownie mixture to the bottom of the ramekin (probably 1/4cup)  no need to grease ramekins these are oily enough.

Combine   8oz softened cream cheese
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 Tbs of Honey
1/8 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
Mix thoroughly and pour over unbaked brownie crust.

I baked these for 28 min @ 325*
You can probably try a water bath to make sure they don't crack.

Place in Fridge until completely chilled and set up.  
To Remove run knife around side of ramekin and the cheesecake should slide out.

Only thing missing from the picture is some caramel sauce.......  Mmmm   Caramel..

Monday, September 19, 2011

Halloween Printables

Halloween is Coming!!  I love to decorate but it can get costly.  Here are a few printables that you can throw in a cheap frame for easy and low cost decorations!
Sep 19, 2011
From Sep 19, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paper Crafties #2

So I've seen around pinterest and the rest of the internet really cool little stencil or cut out art pieces and thought I would try it out. 

So this is the idea I came up with.  This was pre cricut  so  I think I will try again with a steadier cut but I thought the idea was cute nonetheless.

I started with creating 2 sign ideas on picnik.

You can use these as printables or as templates for the project.

I then used an xacto knife to cut out the shapes.

After that I cut small squares and reqtangles out of scrapbooking paper to be the fill in colors.  I taped them onto  the back and thats it.  Stick it in a frame and you are all set!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mom's Crazy Cooking Challenge

I was super excited to get an invite from Mom's Crazy Cooking for her monthly Cooking Challenge.  This month's theme was Mac and Cheese...  Oh how I love cheese...   The task was to visit someone else's blog and find a recipe that we could make and share.  

I stopped by Recipes from Newlyweds   A cute Blog from a Girl named Anna.  Go Visit her!  She made a gnocchi mac and cheese that sounded delicious!!

Here is the recipe.  If you have not tried gnocchi you are missing out!!
Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

1 pound purchased or homemade gnocchi
2 Tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons garlic, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1/4 cup shredded fontina cheese
1 tsp basil
Salt and white pepper to taste
1/3 cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano

Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare gnocchi according to package directions. Drain and place gnocchi in a single-layer in a 1-1/2 quart shallow baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Whisk in flour until it thickens and bubbles, then whisk in milk and Dijon. Continue to whisk mixture and cook until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes.

Combine Gruyere and fontina, then add by the handful to milk mixture, stirring until melted before adding the next handful. Once all cheese is melted, add basil, salt and pepper.

Pour sauce over gnocchi and sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano over top. Bake gnocchi until they puff and cheese is golden and bubbly, about 25 minutes. Let gnocchi rest for 5 minutes before serving.

 I didn't have a ton of time so I couldn't make my own gnocchi.  I found this in the dry pasta section of the store. Once again gnocchi (NN YOKE EE)is the best pasta ever (find your nearest italian restaurant for fresh stuff if you don't have time to make it)  It is a potato pasta dumpling.

MMMMMM....  Cheesey saucy mixture!

Baked Goodness!
Super YUM!!  The hubs loved it! TRY it!  and vote for me at Mom's crazy cooking!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Crock Pot Yumminess

Tina over at Mom's Crazy Cooking is asking for favorite Crock Pot Recipes.  I thought I'd share one that my mom has made forever and I LOVE to make and eat as well.

                                                      Crock Pot Chicken Parisienne
6 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup cooking sherry (You can substitute water or dry white wine but I love the tang!)

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 4 oz  mushrooms sliced

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup flour

salt, pepper and paprika - to taste

Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and paprika. Place in crock pot.
Mix wine, soup and mushrooms until well combined. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with more paprika.
Cover and cook on LOW 7-9 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
Remove chicken after done cooking.
Mix sour cream and flour together. Stir into crock and cook for 30 minutes.

Serve over rice or egg noodles.

Paper Crafties

I finally had the energy to work on my brother's girlfriends birthday present last night and one other project.. (A Week Late..)This was quite the accomplishment considering my favorite activity the last few weeks was staring at a tv and only moving if I absolutely had to. Thankfully I'm feeling a ton better and actually got something done!

I saw this adorable idea on pinterest.

I thought It was adorable! So I decided to make my own version.

I started with a small shadow box from Michaels.  I will say if you want a Big heart make sure your shadow box is deeper than the one I purchased.

This one allows for you to just pin your items into place.  I cut a piece of scrapbooking paper to the size I wanted and wrote in the line "Every heart has a story"  I changed it from the original..  I would love to claim it was because it was clever....  but it's just pregnancy brain...

I then took a newspaper ( you can use a book but i didn't have any I was willing to chop up)  and folded it in half.   I then cut out a half heart shape and then stacked and taped all of the pieces together.

I taped the heart in place and that finishes it.   Make sure your pieces splay open so that you can see each one individually.

 Hope she likes it!