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Cupcake Buns + Brownie Burgers + Cookie Fries = One Happy Meal! Or many… I can hardly stand how cute these little guys are. I really decided to make these when I thought about making a meal out of them for Father’s Day, complete with sugar cookie french fries. Before I started baking, I made a template for a miniature paper box tray and french fry holder. I printed the tray template on card stock (heavier weight paper), the french fry template on vellum (semi-transparent paper) and the tissue insert on tracing paper (really thin paper from Canson Art pad). All three paper weights went through my printer fine – one sheet at a time to be safe. Cut out the shapes as shown in the picture above with scissors or a sharp blade. Now, for the baking. You know I love learning to bake new things from scratch because it’s really empowering and satisfying and it usually tastes better, too. So, I picked up several kinds. The brownies baked first in a 13 X 9 pan. The cookies came next. . And voila…… Yes.

Cupcake Onesies Gift Idea If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our mailing list. Thanks for visiting! Ever since I saw this video from Oh Crafts! on how they made sock cupcakes, I have always loved this cool crafty gift idea. We recently had some friends who had babies, and I knew I had to try a twist on this homemade cupcake gift idea. If you know me, I love to gift homemade gifts. I started with the following supplies: cupcake gift box (I found mine at my local Michaels store)colorful cupcake linerscupcake sleeves (optional)4 onesies (I used a pack of Gerber ones from Target)2 pairs of baby socks (also found at Target)Scotch tape Here is a visual of how I made the cupcakes: Fold each onesies long ways twice in on itself, so it is a very thin long piece.Then take one sock and let the top of the toe area of the sock pop above the onesie.Roll the sock tightly in the middle of the onesie to create the cupcake shape. You can customize each cupcake gift box depending on the gender of the baby.

Cruftbox When Intelligentsia Coffee opened in Pasadena recently, I was intrigued the lasagna cupcakes they served. The cupcakes are made by Heirloom LA, a catering business. About the size of a muffin, a single lasagna cupcake was a delicious meal. After seeing how much my daughter enjoyed them (she ate my entire cupcake and I had to order a second one), I decided I had to try making them at home. After a bit of research, here is my method. The ingredients are fairly simple. Spray or wipe the cupcake tin with olive oil for prevent sticking and add a little flavor. Once you filled in the first layer, gently press another wrapper in, forming another cup. Once you've placed the second wrapper, repeat the filling as you see fit. A bit of Mozzarella cheese on top of it all. I baked them for 20 minutes at 375° F and then come out perfectly browned. If you remembered to use olive oil, they should slide out easily with top crispy and the wrapper moist and tender. The small cupcake size works well for us.

Breakfast Hostess Gift | Banana Bread and Honey Butter It is important for us to be as gracious of a guests as you are when you’re the one hosting the party. When you’re invited to someone’s home for dinner or a party, it is always appropriate to bring a hostess gift - the obvious choices being flowers and wine. When I’m hosting a party, while I appreciate these sort of gifts, I’ve already arranged my flowers and have selected wine to serve. So when I’m the one giving the hostess gift, I like to think about what the host would really appreciate- something she can look forward to enjoying after the party is over. Because your host has likely spent a great deal of time and energy preparing for the party, breakfast the next day is probably the last thing from her mind. You’ll need:Banana Bread (recipe here) Butter, softened Honey Sea Salt Ground Coffee BeansMonogrammed Small NapkinBerry Basketparchment paper Kitchen Twine kraft coffee bagPrinted Labels small glass jar with lid Directions: Products used here : Monogrammed Small Napkin

Handle the Heat Travel Art Kit: Here We Goooooo “Here we goooooooooo!!!” Said like Peter Pan, of course. Which is quite fitting since we are off to Disneyland! That’s right people. Last night, I couldn’t sleep because I had taken a non-drowsy allergy pill and earlier I drank a Diet Coke. Starting with Kraft Cardstock I used my Cameo and cut quite a few pages with one or two words on each. The only adhesive I packed is my Glossy Accents since it is tiny. I painted my cloth bag with neon pink using a stencil. Everything fits perfect into my bag. Also, here is the Kid’s Art journal kit I put together last year for our Lake Powell trip. Leaving in an hour… gotta go pack! xo, Lizzy Click on the images to check out the supplies:

26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot - GOODEness Gracious 26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot The Crock Pot Exchange‘s recent Crock Pot Party and now all the Facebook chatter over the Crock Pot Girls, I got to ponderin’ about all the wonderful things one could do with a crock pot. I heart my crock pots. I mean what is not to love? They do all the work, clean up in a snap and have a very versatile range of awesomeness they can create, it doesn’t heat up my kitchen during the summer and it makes warm and toasty food for the soul in the winter. I have 3 that I use regularly… And my favorites are my programmable Smart Pots … admittedly partially because I just like saying smart pot (NOTE: I know some folks say they have trouble with them cookin’ hot, but both of my smart pots work just fine.) Anyhoo… with all this crock talk and fall a comin’ on, I decided to take pen to paper (and pin to Pinterest) to come up with a list of all the fantastic things you can do with the wonderful magical crock pot. 26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot Line them.

DIY Gift: Terrarium Kit November 30th, 2012 It’s widely accepted that terrariums are awesome, which means they also make awesome gifts. It’s hard to wrap a terrarium though, so a DIY kit is the perfect solution. It would be easy to whip up a whole bunch of these kits if you need a lot of inexpensive, creative gifts. To make your kit, first put about an inch of small stones in the bottom of a jar. Print a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ terrarium instruction card on card stock, and cut it out (download printable cards here—for personal use only please). If you’re feeling ambitious you could make a few polymer clay mushrooms to include in your terrarium kit. Tie some twine or ribbon around the jar, and you’re done.

Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole - Recipes Whether you’re making a meal from scratch or adding instant flavor to your favorite meals, enjoying Jimmy Dean® is as easy as 1-2-3. Print the recipe of the week Make the recipe for your family Post a comment to let us know what you think! Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole Warm your house with the smell of delicious breakfast, Jimmy Dean® Sausage, eggs and cheese slow-cooked to perfection.

little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share!

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