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July 4th Layered Drinks Tutorial. Is there something you know how to do but you are surprised to find out that others have not yet been enlightened?

July 4th Layered Drinks Tutorial

Or maybe a friend does something in front of you that totally blows your mind? For example, I just found out that some people use a fork do skewer an Oreo and dip it in milk. What? I can now dunk and read with ease. Others continually grow green onions on their windowsill (completely awesome). You can layer drinks in any way you like- the secret is in the sugar content. These would be a really fun and easy addition to any picnic you are attending or hosting for the Fourth of July holiday this weekend. But looking back at the photos you can judge for yourself. July 4th Layered Drinks Recipe Print Save Yield: 3 cups Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Layered drinks in red, white, and blue- perfect for 4th of July! Ingredients: 1 Cup Red CranApple juice1 Cup White Sobe Pina Colada flavored drink1 Cup Blue G2 GatoradeIce. Easy Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats for Halloween - StumbleUpon.

This past weekend the kids and I spent a lot of time with pumpkin.

Easy Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats for Halloween - StumbleUpon

Between picking them at the patch and carving them for the front porch, we were in pumpkin heaven. So it only made sense to get in the kitchen and make some pumpkin fun in there too. I was digging through my stash of Wilton baking pans and ran into the Ice Cream Cookie Bowl pan that I had completely forgotten about. Turns out, it’s pretty darn perfect for making a realistic shaped pumpkin when filled with Rice Krispies Treats. To make these, all you need is your favorite Rice Krispies Treats recipe, the Wilton Ice Cream Cup Pan and a few small helpers eager to celebrate Halloween.

While you’re melted the marshmallows and butter, add a little orange or red/yellow to create a nice bright orange color. (My favorite way to make Rice Krispies Treats: 6 TBS butter slightly browned, a splash of vanilla extract, 10.5 oz mini marshmallows, 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal) A tootsie roll on top makes a great looking stem. Crazy Domestic: Melted Snowman Cookies - StumbleUpon. I saw a picture of these the other day on Allrecipes.com and thought it was such a cute idea, I had to try it.

Crazy Domestic: Melted Snowman Cookies - StumbleUpon

After googleing it, I found a good tutorial on Stacy's Sweet Shop. I modified a few things to make it more simple for me (less homemade more store bought). To see the original Melted Snowman Cookie, and meet the inventor herself, go check out Meaghan (great name) @ The Decorated Cookie! Here's what I used: •1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix•10 large marshmallows•Betty Crocker Cookie Icing (white and orange)•Wilton Decorating Icing Tubes in Black, Red, Green, Blue and Pink***it would have been a lot cheaper if I had just made the icing myself, see Stacy's tutorial for a good recipe)*** Here's what I did: •Mix cookie mix according to directions, or prepare your favorite cut out sugar cookie recipe, then just grab a golf ball sized chunk and squish it down until it's about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.

To have your ideas featured on Crazy Domestic, click HERE. Photography - Caramel Dipped Apples for Autumn. Christmas Tree Cake. When I first saw this cake on Martha Stewarts webiste, I was smitten.

Christmas Tree Cake

Beyond smitten. Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart. It was more like obsessed. I wanted SO badly to do one myself... but never knew how to add my own twist on it. I think I found a way. I decided to try and put trees in the midst of all those 'ruffles'. But then, I took it a step further. The inside of this precious little cake that nearly killed me to cut into I loved it so is a red and green striped ornament! And there you have it... I really hope you try making a ruffle cake of your own. For those of you sweety pies asking for a tutorial, I would be more then happy to do one... but we are currently on vacation! In the meantime, here are two very similar tutorials to give you and idea of how it all comes together!

Faith Cake Tutorial Heart Cake Tutorial Hope that helps, and THANK YOU for all the wonderfully supportive and thoughtful kind words!