Almost Rotten Banana Cookies

This was my mom’s recipe for Almost Rotten Banana Cookies and it is my brother’s favorite.  I often buy too many bananas just so a few will get left and look almost too bad to eat just so I can make these. The recipe is on a card from her file box and she has been in Heaven since 2003 so I hold this sacred.  It is a recipe that …

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Painted Wooden Signs in 5 Steps with Duncan and iLoveToCreate

Painted wooden signs are fun additions to home decor and gifts.  Here is a quick and easy way to create painted wooden signs in 5 steps with Duncan acrylic paints a few products from iLoveToCreate. Gather your supplies and get started. Here are steps if you are interested.  This is what works for me. Paint the entire wooden surface with one coat of desired color of Duncan acrylic paint. Mix …

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Crinkle Cookies Stamped With Sweet Sugary Love Notes

We love crinkle cookies because they are so super easy peasy to make and take a matter of minutes from start to eating them.  Last night at Target we found this amazing cake mix and so it was decided….crinkle cookies as soon as we got home! This is the cake mix we used.  Not only is the packaging adorable, the strawberry flavor is delicious! They stack up pretty! And they …

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Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Seriously, bacon makes everything amazing…even brussels sprouts.  This recipe is super easy to make and they are delicious and I mean amazing awesome good. You will need only a few things…bacon, brussels sprouts, salt, pepper and brown sugar. Rinse your brussels sprouts and cut off the yucky ends and then sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Cut bacon strips in half and wrap the halves around the brussels sprouts (one …

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Create a Hot Cocoa Bar For Kids

Kids love to add sugary happiness to not only cookies and cupcakes but to hot cocoa too.  Zoe had a sleepover party this weekend and we created this hot cocoa bar for the kids in the morning.  It was a total hit. This is how it started. The created their crazy cocoa masterpieces with sprinkles and frosting and confectionery decor from Wilton in addition to marshmallows and whipped cream.  Then …

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Cherry Almond Muffin Mix Created with Love and Stamped to Give

I created this muffin mix gift in a jar using the book that I purchased at World Market, Make It In a Jar and then tested a batch to make sure it worked.  It did and these little cherry almond muffins are fantastic.  I used my Love Heart stamp from Expressionery and made a little gift tag to tie on.  The directions for the baking is on the back.  It …

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Peanut Butter Cookies with Wilton Vanilla Melts & Sprinkles

First of all, let me start by saying that EVERYTHING is better with sprinkles.  Making things cute and yummy…yep, that’s what we do around here.  These peanut butter cookies with vanilla melts and sprinkles from Wilton are just that…yummy and adorable too. We made a generic peanut butter cookie recipe but made the cookie sizes pretty smallish, fitting 15 to a sheet.  We baked them and while they were still …

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Random Acts of Kindness Mugs for 2015

We like to do things that make others feel special around here.  Random acts of kindness happen on a regular basis with my family but these mugs we made for 2015 created something really special.  I love this because it would be great to do with a Girl Scout troop or a class of kids as a service project. Recently we had friends over and the kids all painted Duncan …

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