Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sweet sweet Treat

Give me SOMETHING sweet to eat!

Looking for a quick and easy tasty sweet treat?
I found these delectables on Cookin Classy's blog and my mouth immediately began to water up. I suddenly had the urge to run to the store and get the necessary ingredients to make sure I had these at home for the upcoming week. Even better... can take them to work too.

Here is the recipe for the Krispie Treats and the Pink Frosting HOMEMADE ofcourse:

Sugar Cookie Rice Krispie Treats
Yields 12

1/3 cup butter
1/8 tsp salt
1 (10.5 oz) pkg miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix (unprepared)
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 Recipe Sugar Cookie Frosting, recipe follows
Sprinkles (optional)

Butter a 9 x 13 dish, set aside. Melt butter in a large nonstick saucepan over medium low heat.  Stir in salt.  Add marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted.  Remove from heat.  Stir in Sugar Cookie Mix.  Fold in Rice Krispies Cereal and stir until evenly coated.  Pour mixture into buttered dish.  Using a buttered spatula, spread mixture evenly into pan.  Allow to cool slightly, about 2 minutes, then cut into 12 squares.  Using your hands, round edges of squares by cupping your hands and gently pressing on corners (I also flattened them a bit but not necessary).  Frost each "cookie" with Sugar Cookie Frosting and sprinkle with optional sprinkles.  Store in an airtight container.

Sugar Cookie Frosting

1/4 cup butter, softened
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
Pinch salt
2 cups powdered sugar
Food coloring (optional)

In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, whip together butter, milk, vanilla, salt and powdered sugar until fluffy and smooth about one minute.  Mix in several drops optional food coloring, stir until well blended.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's day! Last Minute Ideas

You've waited until the VERY last minute and in need of some quickly put together but thoughtful ideas? Well it IS the thought that counts right? How about these fast, easy and still creative gift ideas for your Valentine!

1. Put all of your Love on a Mix-tape
Download your favorite jams, mainly the ones that make her come to mind, and put them on a CD. Get some cute packaging, like a valentines day gift bag and little teddy bear. They will adore you.

    2. Prepare a Bubble Bath

This one is probably the simplest and easiest idea and all you have to do is run over to Wal-mart or your neighborhood florist to purchase some petals for the bath and a great scent to make the bubbles. To top it off, when your valentine is almost ready to get out of the water,  bring them a  heated towel right out of  the dryer....someone did that for me once

3. Candlelight Dinner

Your setup definitely doesn't have to be as pretty as this picture but you get the idea!
Get some great dinner ideas from Bring out your finest dinner ware and instead of the usual 2 candles that are lit on your table, light up some more, light up the entire room if you think that will win her over.....
FYI the more romantic the better.
And pop the champagne! Just be sure to not burn the house down and blow those candles out before any after dinner activities :)

4. Send them a Valentine E-card

Thoughtful and effective. 123Greetings has a great collection for you to choose from. Don't be shy, pick something perfect for the occasion and seal it with a meaningful message. Love letters have become a dead language so they will be surprised to see that you incorporated some of your own feelings in the card let alone, expect it in their email!

My beau friend and I have a few plans for the day. I will post pics of our day soon!