Double the Softness

At first, I was skeptical about this so I decided to try it. It’s been 5 months and I’m pretty convinced. You only need half of a dryer sheet. Yup. I wasn’t too sure at first because I really do not like static cling. I can definitely vouch for this tip now though. Continue reading…

Toothpaste vs. Kool-Aid

My kids love Kool-Aid. Therefore, my kids always have stains on their faces. With my couponing, I have been able to score a lot, and I mean a lot, of free toothpaste. I have found another use for all the toothpaste I have stocked in my closet. I put some of it on a Q-tip and use it to clean of all those stains on my kids’ faces! Works like a charm!

Chocolate Chip Cookie-Brownie Cupcakes

These were so easy to make. All you need is a box of brownie mix (along with the ingredients to mix it) and a tube of chocolate chip cookie dough.

Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions and preheat the oven (according to the brownie mix directions). Spray cupcake tins (I ended up needing 21) and spoon 2 T. of brownie batter into them. Unwrap the cookie dough and cut it into 21 slices (or however many cupcakes you are making). Be sure to keep the round shape of the dough. Place your dough circles on top of each cup of brownie batter and place into the oven for approximately 20 minutes.

Using a toothpick, check to see if the middle of the brownie is done before taking it out to cool. Let them cool on a cookie rack and then enjoy with a nice glass of milk!

Easter Bunny Bait

This is such a quick and easy recipe that the kids can help with. If there is enough left after it is cooled, it will work great as bait for the Easter Bunny. I caught the 2 year old on a stool munching down on the entire tray while we were waiting for the chocolate to harden.

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Homemade Dog Treats

We can’t forgot the dog! Make these homemade dog treats with just a few ingredients you probably already have.

  • 1 1/2 C. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 C. all purpose flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 3/4 C. peanut butter
  • 3/4 C. milk
  • cooking spray

Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl except for Continue reading…

Leprechaun Ice Cream

Our family loves ice cream. We have an ice cream machine but it’s packed away somewhere since we moved and we have no patience when it comes to making ice cream.  So, we decided to make our own ice cream in a bag!

We decided on Leprechaun ice cream (mint chocolate chip) for St. Patrick’s day. You will need: Continue reading…

Marshmallow Valentine Pops

After we made our Hug A Heart Valentine’s Day Cards, we found out Valentine’s cards are not allowed at school, but treats are. So, we decided to make these. The kids were mesmerized at the whole process and all three chipped in. We needed marshmallows, chocolate (I used the chips used for candy-making), popsicle sticks, candy sprinkles, plastic candy bags, parchment paper and ribbon.

We began by sticking the popsicle stick into each marshmallow. In a homemade double boiler (a bottom pot filled with boiling water with another pot that fits perfectly on top filled with the chocolte chips), I slowly melted the chocolate, stirring constantly. While stirring, Continue reading…