Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hooded Towel

A few years ago I received a hooded towel as a gift for my son "Pear". It was one of the best gifts. Sense then I have made several form my kids and as gifts for friends and family. My kids still use theirs today! These are very simple to make, even if you don't know how to sew you can do this. First you will need two washcloth's and one bath towel. Place the two washcloth's right side together and pin along two edges to form an "L" shape, then sew those to edges, turn it right side out so the seems are on the inside and you will have a little hood! Next fold the bath towel in half and find the center and place a pin there to mark it. Now you are going to pin the little hood and the towel together, open up the towel and lay it out. Place the seem of the hood in the center of the bath towel were the pin is, you will want them to over lap about an 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Pin them together and sew. For a little more decoration you can find matching ribbon to sew along the edge or were ever you want! Hope your kids enjoy this towel as much as mine have!

Update: I noticed on one of the sites I like to go to she had just posted hooded towels too. She makes hers a little different. You can go here to check her's out!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Corn Dog Muffins

When I first saw this recipe I didn't think it sounded very good. Why I decided to try it I don't know. It was surprisingly good! I really liked them. My son will eat them but my daughter is a little more pick. She likes them separate. Here is the recipe.

1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup corn meal
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
3 Tablespoons butter

Combine flour, sugar, corn meal, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and mix. Combine milk, eggs, oil and butter in a small bowl and mix well.

Add 1 cup of cheese. The recipe says to use 9 hot dogs cut in half and stick them in the middle of the muffin. I like to cut up the hot dog and mix it in the batter and I do not use 9 hot dogs.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. lightly grease muffin tins. fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I got this recipe from my sister in law. I decided it would be a fun treat for my kids for St. Patrick's Day, they really like this popcorn and ask me to make it all the time. I followed the recipe below and added a few drops of green food coloring after I melted the candy. I did not have three squares I only had two. It will cover better with three, but I think my kids will still enjoy it this way. Hope you like it too!

Pop a bag of popcorn and put it in a bowl. Melt three squares of candy quick milk and drizzle over popcorn. Mix until popcorn is well coated.

You can find the quick candy melt in the grocery store near the chocolate chips.

What a mess!

I have been saving the little baby food containers for a while thinking there must be something I could do with them. Finally I came up with a brilliant idea (I thought it was brilliant). When I buy my spices I usually buy the ones in the little bags that are .99 cents (until I started shopping at WinCo they have really good deals in there barrel section). Anyway it was creating a big mess in my spice cupboard. So the other day I decided to use the little baby food containers to put my spices in. I thought it turned out pretty well. I didn't realize how many spice I had, and I know there are other spices I would like still like to get!

Much better!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Pop Up Pancakes

These pop up pancakes are actually German pancakes baked in a muffin tin. I have made them before in a 9x13 and my kids did not care for them. Then I saw on one of my favorite sites "Make and Takes" these pop up pancakes (she has much better pictures). My kids love them this way, it's all in the presentation. Here's how you make them:

Pop Up Pancake Recipe - makes 24 muffins or fills a 9×13 baking pan

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • dash salt
  • Preheat oven at 400*
Combine all ingredients in a blender (it works best) and blend together. Then grease your muffin tins or baking pan. Bake them for 15 minutes, or until puffy and golden on top. Top with your favorite pancake toppings (syrup, powdered sugar, and fruit).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Almond Poppy Seed Muffins

I love Poppy Seed muffins! This is a really good recipe. Good flavor, Good taste and good texture!

1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
4 teaspoon poppy seed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare 12 muffin cups with cooking spray or paper liner.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, poppy seeds and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream together butter, sugar and almond and vanilla extract.Add the eggs and beat until well mixed.
Add butter and egg mixture to flour mixture, add milk and stir all until just mixed.
Fill muffin tin about half way, bake for 25 minutes.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Rollie Pollie Take Two!

"Plum" can rollover from his back to his stomach! Wednesday was the first time he did it. Then on Thursday he was a pro. He is starting to roll all over. I know it won't be long before he starts crawling. I am not sure I am ready for that. I know he is going to get into every thing. I can already tell he is very curious!

Something new! "Plum" just started doing this last week and I thought it was so cute. He wants to make sure he can get his two cents in! What a cutie!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Birthday Cake

As the kids have been getting older I have not been doing themed or decorative cakes for their birthday's. This year was no different, until I was at the dentist office looking through a Family Fun Magazine ( my favorite magazine) and found this cake. I did not make it exactly like the one in the magazine, because I did not want a ton of extra cake. I am not a perfectionist so it's not perfect. My daughter loved it and that's all that counts! Hope you had a great birthday sweetie!

Monday, March 2, 2009

"Apples" Baptism

We had a very big weekend. Our little "Apple" was baptized. I am so proud of her for make the decision to be baptized. She was so excited all week for the big day. She was a perfect angel! I think she loved having all the attention on her! Now she is an official member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. I hope and pray that we are teaching her all that we can. Today was fast and testimony meeting. I have a hard time going up to bear my testimony, it makes me so nervous. But I did it anyway. I wanted to share my testimony with her and with all of you so I will share it again.
I am grateful for my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that I am blessed because I have them in my life. I know that I am not alone as I go about my day and as I face my every day trials. I love my family and feel so blessed to have each one of them in my life. I know that I am very blessed for all that I have. I am especial grateful that I was able to be raised as a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. Thank you Mom and Dad for setting a good example for me. I hope that as I live my life I will be a good example to my children so that we will be able to be an eternal family!
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