Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Apple Crisp in Mason Jars

Apple Crisp in Mason Jars
5 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1/2 cup white sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup water
6 mason jars
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup butter, melted
1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C).
2.     Place the sliced apples in a bowl. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all. Then divide apple mixture between 6 mason jars.
3.     Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over each apple mixture. Pour 1 cup of water in the bottom on a baking pan then place the Mason jars in the baking pan.
4.     Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Smores Dessert in a Jar

I've seen many desserts baked directly in a Mason jars and I wanted to try it and see how easy it was.

I looked at a few similar recipes I found on Pinterest and tried to come up with an easier way make this dessert. I think this is pretty cool and very easy.

What you need:
Chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients to make the cake)
1 1/2c Graham crackers crushed
1/2 stick butter
bag of marshmallows
8-10 Mason jars
Non-stick cooking spray like Pam

First, clean and spray the inside of each jar with cooking spray. Next, melt butter and mix well with graham cracker crumbs. Divide the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of each jar, pressing down to compact and make flat.
Follow the directions to make your cake mix. Scoop enough cake mix into each jar until about half full. Place the jars in a baking dish with about 1-2 cups water in the bottom. Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Checking them occationally and insert a kitchen skewer to check if it comes out clean. Once they're done, remove them from the oven. Set the oven to broil. Take 2-3 marshmallows and cut them in half and place in each jar. Place them back in the oven and WATCH THEM or they will burn. I literally sat in front of my oven. Once the tops are golden remove from the oven.
Serve once the jar is easily handled but still warm and gooey.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Over the Rainbow St Patrick's Day treats

I see Sixlets everywhere  now. It's like they're replacing M&Ms or something, but how can you replace an M&M, right? There's the cutest candy store in our town called Powell's and they've got Sixlets in every color of the rainbow plus some so we had to take advantage and make something with them. Here's a little St. Patty's day treat for the kiddos

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wall Art

I created a family art wall using my Cricut die cut machine and these wall hanging units from IKEA. They're called DIGNITET and pretty inexpensive. I love this because the art is always changing and I can show off family art work without it falling off the fridge.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Porcelaine Plate

I like this whole Zen Tangling thing but I'm new to it. It's just kinda relaxing. I decided to jazz up an ordinary plate with a porcelaine pen. You can pick up this plate at Target for less that $3. The pens are about the same and found them at Micheal's.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Chocolate Dipped Macaroon Cookie Balls

Do you like Mounds? If so, you'll love these. Here's my newest invention... Chocolate Dipped Macaroon Cookie Balls.
Here's what you need:
1 package baked macaroon cookies, 1, 8 oz, package cream cheese, 1 bag semi sweet or dark chocolate chips, and 1 T vegetable oil. Follow the same directions for the Oatmeal Cookie Balls on this page.

Easy Peasy factor of:  4