Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Did someone say peep s'mores?

Truth be told, my girls are super picky eaters.  I'm constantly trying to find new things I can make for them, in an attempt to broaden their food horizons.  I get sick of making the same old things time after time.  Now I know this recipe is neither healthy, nor nutritious, but we follow the idea of everything in moderation in our sweets are okay from time to time.

I like to make themed treats for my girls around the holidays.  For example, for Christmas I made the melted snowman cookies, for Halloween we had ghost lollipops.  So, when I saw this cute idea posted from a pampered chef relative on facebook (Dinner with Pampered Patsy), I knew we just had to make it.  It's really quite simple, and an ingenious way to use up all of those peeps the kids get around Easter (or any holiday really now).

Step 1:  To make these adorable peep s'mores, you'll need to gather the usual s'more suspects, chocolate bars, graham crackers, and instead of plain old marshmallows you'll use Peeps.

Step 2:  Assemble as you would a normal s'more.  Start with a graham cracker square on the bottom, followed by a strip of a Hershey's chocolate bar, and topped with a peep.  Place the s'more on a microwave safe plate.

Step 3:  Now, comes the fun part!  Pop this in the microwave for 12 seconds, and watch the peep grow.  Once the microwave stops, he'll shrink right down, so don't worry about a huge peep mess all over the microwave. Once out of the microwave top with the other graham cracker square and enjoy!

My girls not only loved eating these, but loved making them too.  It was something so easy for small little hands to put together, and they were so excited to be able to cook it themselves and push the buttons on the microwave.  Their most favorite part however, was watching the peep grow while it was cooking in the microwave...who knew a box of Peeps could be so much fun!

Stay tuned for the never ending baby's finally coming to an end!

Friday, March 1, 2013

I'm back!

It's been quite awhile now, and I've missed all of you terribly.  My intention when starting this blog was to document my current projects and hopefully stay motivated to finish them in the process.  Well, life got in the way a little.  I started work toward finishing my Master's, had another baby, team know, all the usual stuff.  Life has settled down a little since then, and I am slowly getting back into my crafting.  I got a dehydrator for Christmas and have been dying to experiment with it.  I've also been pinning things like crazy on Pinterest and have a million and one projects to try.  I've already gotten started on a few things and have a couple things I'm just finishing up.  So, my pledge to you dear readers, is that I will be keeping you up to date on all of my crafting from this point on!  I know, hard to believe since I left everyone hanging for so long, but I promise...Scout's honor.

Just to keep your interest peaked, I'll give you a few hints about what's in store.  Be prepared to see one of the cutest baby blankets, some busy book awesomeness, fairy house fabulousness, and some delish dehydrator creations!  I know, you can hardly contain your excitement!  Me either!

So, if you made it this far, stay tuned to see what I've been up to.   Got something you want to see me try?  Leave me a comment, and maybe, just maybe I'll give it a whirl!