Monday, December 9, 2013
"This time of the year seems to ooze in creativity! We simply love seeing all the wonderful ideas that are linked up each week at our Uncommonly Yours link party. This week there were quite a few Handmade Christmas Ornaments. What a special way to capture memories and create keepsakes…."
Friday, December 6, 2013
Christmas is a special time of the year. Not only because you feel the jolly Christmas spirit everywhere around you, but also because you can spend much more time with your family. If you’re looking for some fun activities you can do with your kids to keep them busy and to get into the holiday spirit, we’ve found some amazing, easy, and eco-friendly ideas for you from crafters and bloggers around the web. Most of the crafts are made from items you may already have around the house or things that are easily accessible and inexpensive.
"These tasty little Crispy Parmesan-Cauliflower “Poppers” just may make veggie-fans of your kids, yet. They’re a great way to incorporate more veggies into their diets, but in a more comforting yet still-healthful way, perfect as an afternoon snack or even as a scrumptious dinner side for the whole family to enjoy. And though you may still have to use a bit of gentle pleading to get them to eat their veggies from time to time, these crispy little treats should definitely make that job a little easier, while making their mouths and tummies a lot happier, indeed. Taste what’s good and pass it on."
Special Announcement! We are so excited this morning to share a special announcement with you from one of our very own hosts! Dani over at The Adventure Bite has just launched an awesome new day planner/business organizer for bloggers called the Blog Buddy! If you are looking to get more organized with your blog this year you definitely need to check it out! They are launching via Kickstarter and need to raise $5,000 in pre-orders in order to bring it to market, which means they need our help!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
These would sure make a great treat at a party this Christmas!
- 18 Oreos finely crushed to about 1 3/4 cups*
- 2 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted and divided
- 2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cups white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup heavy cream, divided
- 25 fairly small, fresh strawberries (or more if cutting more squares)
- 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
"Cajeta is a sweet creamy Mexican caramel sauce made from goats milk. You can use cajeta just like you would use any caramel sauce, drizzled over cakes, cookies, ice-cream or eaten straight off the spoon and out of the pot. What? You think I’m kidding? Basically it is made by reducing and caramelizing a mixture of milk and sugar. You can leave it as is or add different flavorings like vanilla, cinnamon, maple flavoring, almond extract, rum or coffee liquer. Oh the possibilities!!"