Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pigs in a Blanket

I know this is not a new recipe to anyone, but it's become my favorite lately. It's easy, yummy & my kids ACTUALLY like it. Well, two of the 3 at least :)

These are all the ingredients you need to make this meal!
Crescent rolls & hot dogs.
I did buy 2 different types of hot dogs because my hubby gets tired of the Hebrew Nationals.

Simply take the crescent rolls, unroll them and cut them into 8 small rectangles.
I can get 16 from one tube of crescent rolls.

Cut hot dogs in half. Roll dough piece around hot dog and cook.

You're done! Eat!

*tip: I cook the hot dogs in the oven (about 400 degrees) before I roll them in the dough because we like them really cooked. I just do this step while I'm cutting up the dough.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pizza Muffins

Go check out the recipe my sister shared on our creative blog.
So easy and so yummy!!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I made these yummy empanadas & I shared how on my creative blog, Creative Mommas.
Go there to see more.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Heart Shaped Rice Krispy Treats

This is what we had for dessert on Valentine's day and they were so easy!

All you need is:
  • rice krispy cereal
  • strawberry marshmallows
  • butter
  • melted chocolate
  • heart shaped cookie cutter

I just followed the rice crispy treat directions on the back of the marshmallow bag (6 cups krispy cereal, 1 bag marshmallows, 3 tbsp butter/margarine).
After they set up, Cut out with heart shaped cookie cutter and drizzle with chocolate.
Super quick and super simple!
I'm all about that, being a mom and all :)
You could make these and cut them into any shape you need.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Annual Girls' Night Cocoa Party

Want to see our cocoa party pictures?
Visit my other blog at Creative Mommas.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

I was in charge of making the cookies for our annual Girls Night Cocoa Party last year & the theme was snow, so I made snowflakes.
I decided to make the whole batch of my sugar cookie recipe that I always half. Now I know that the recipe makes around SEVEN DOZEN big cookies!!!

That's a lot of cookies!

I'm just glad that I didn't have to decorate them myself! Tiffany, Lynne and I spent quite a long time decorating these--in between refereeing, feeding & consoling kids :)
I used Martha Stewarts Royal Icing for these cookies.

This awesome picture was taken by the AMAZING photographer Lynne & it was from our "Winter Wonderland" cocoa party. Want to see a lot more pictures of this party, click here.

Here's the sugar cookie recipe I use from "Now're cooking":


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening (I always substitute "I can't believe it's not butter" -ICBINB)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine sour cream, sugar, ICBINB, eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients until everything is completely mixed together. Let the
    dough chill for about 15 minutes.
  4. Form dough into small balls, or use fun cookie cutters.
  5. Bake until LIGHT golden brown - no more than 10 minutes. When you take them out of
    the oven they may seem underdone, but they aren't. Just let them cool on the pan and
    you will find that they are perfectly soft and moist. If you prefer sugar cookies that are a
    little harder and more crumbly, bake them longer.

This recipe is linked up at:


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Flower Birthday Cake

Lexi had a birthday this week and she wanted a pink cake.
I wanted to make her a cute cake, but I didn't want to take a lot of time. So to save time, I used a box mix and store bought frosting.

To make a pink cake, I bought a strawberry cake mix & cooked it in two circle pans. YUMMY!

I wanted the cake to be flat, so I could make a 2 layer, so I used my cake cutter.

This is what it looks like after cut.

Lexi LOVES chocolate, but she wanted the frosting pink, so I opted to put a chocolate layer between the two cakes. This is a filling of melted chocolate chips.

I frosted the sides and edges of the cake in whites, so the flower would stand out.

I used a piping bag to draw a flower, so I wouldn't have to frost it freehanded.

After filling in the flower, I piped lines on top of the flower.

Then used a toothpick to make this cute design.

This is the finished product.

And the cute little girl who wanted it :)