Archive for October, 2011
Good morning, and Happy Halloween!! As the weather gets colder, and the days get shorter, I’m starting to think of meals that will warm my family up, and what is one thing that most people love?? That’s right Chili! I don’t have my own special recipe yet, but while searching the net this morning I came across this one on Kraft Foods. I love their site, they have so many good recipe’s on their site, and I go to them all the time when I am in a rut and have no idea what to cook for my guys. This chili has a 5 star rating, total time 20 minutes, prep time 5 minutes, servings- 4 servings, about 1 cup each.
Here is what you need to make The Best Ever Chili.
BROWN meat with chili powder in large skillet on medium-high heat.
STIR in beans, tomatoes and salsa. Bring to boil. Cover; simmer on medium heat 10 min., stirring occasionally.
SERVE topped with cheese and sour cream.
kraft kitchens tips
Happy Sunday folks, Kara here to talk and brag about one of our awesome CT members, Memi!! Memi has been with our team from the start, she is very fun, loving and outgoing, and she always makes me laugh! Here is some info on our Memi…
Memi is also know as Evelyn, her real name, but since she has become a grandma, everyone knows her as Memi. She discover digi scrapping accidently in a google web search in 2008. She became addicted, and no she is not seeking rehabilitation She never did paper scrapping and the beauty of digi is lack of mess!
Here are a few layouts from our Memi.Thanks Memi, for being my next victim, and thank you for all the amazing work you do for us!
Missy here with a muffin recipe that is just delish!
You may or may not know that I had a baby last winter and am still nursing her. One food that is supposed to help keep your milk supply up- and is good for you any way- are whole oats. I am not a big fan of oatmeal for breakfast, and whole oats take longer than I have time for in the morning anyway! I love to play around in the kitchen and here is my recipe for Blueberry-Oatmeal-Streusel Muffins. I hope you like them as much as we do!
Blueberry Oatmeal Streusel Muffins
1 1/4 cups whole grain oats
1 cup all-purpose flour (you can sub out 1/2 cup whole wheat flour to make these a bit healthier)
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tsp lemon extract (lemon zest works great too- I keep lemon extract on hand)
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/8 cup applesauce (if you dont have applesauce you can use vegetable oil instead)
1 cup blueberries, rinsed and drained
1. Combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix in milk, egg, and oil; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in blueberries. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.
2. Top with Streusel topping (press lightly to set)
2. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes (6 jumbo muffins) or 18-20 mins (12 standard muffins).
2 tbls softened butter
2 tbls Flour
4 tbls brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamonCombine all ingredients except butter. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter with fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles course crumbs.
Hello everyone, Kara here (Shocker..I know…I’ve been sort of MIA) with Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to share a post I came across today, on Tips of how to stay safe this Halloween. I love Halloween, the whole dressing up, and scary, spooking stuff just amuse me, unfortunately there are people out there who take things to an extreme, and well ya know, just try to ruin it for everyone! If you visit HERE you will find all kinds of tips on Halloween safety! I hope all the ghosts and goblins out there have a safe and fun Halloween!!
I’m starting Halloween early by giving you this treat! EVERYTHING in the Sugar Moon’s Divine Digital Boutique is on sale 31% off!! (Prices will show up inside the shopping cart) Head on over and grab something Ghoulishly GOOD!
Don’t forget I also have this delightfully dripping alpha FOR FREE on my Facebook page for all my fans – it comes in three chilling colors and you’ll get them ALL!!
If you’re looking for something specifically spooky, might I recommend these . . .
But don’t forget, it’s not just the Halloween kits – it’s EVERYTHING! muhahaha!
Hi Shanna here. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite crafts I have made in the past a couple times. You see all these cute wooden letters hanging on kids bedroom walls and I wanted to make some to match my daughter’s bedding set a few years ago, so after a craft meeting at my mom’s group and being introduced to Mod Podge I thought wow I can do this with scrapbook paper so that I did. Off to the local craft store I went and picked up some scrapbook paper and Mod Podge and then made my daughter her letters for her wall.
(Sorry the image quality is bad since it was a cell phone pic, but you get the idea.)
So this weekend I had hosted a baby shower for my sister in law and decided to make my niece to be her very own set of letters using digital scrapping papers from Missy’s Bits (the papers shown here is a from a kit she hasn’t finished yet so be, but I’m sure she’ll get it finished to release soon).
So you ask how do you make these. They are super easy and anyone could make them. First you’ll want to buy some wooden letters from your craft store. I shop at Hobby Lobby and these letters run on sale almost all the time for 50% off so they are like $1.50 a letter. Then either buy some scrapbook paper or you can use printed digi-papers or even pictures. Then trace the the letter reversed on the backside of your paper and cut it out and Mod Podge. I found some great instructions on The Shabby Nest’s Blog if you need more instruction.
I hope this is a helpful craft you can do in your spare time and enjoy as much as I do.
Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start!
Have you heard that Sugar Moon Designs is now available at MyMemories!?
We’re pretty excited about it – and we will be getting kits into the store just as soon as possible – there are already several available and ON SALE!
You can of course, find Missy’s Bits at MyMemories too – and her entire store is 30% off all week long!!!
Don’t forget to check out the MyMemories Facebook page too – they are trying to get to 10,000 fans and then they’re giving away an ipad!!!
They’re up to 7000 now and wow! they’ve been giving away all kinds of stuff left and right – free software, free kits, shopping sprees – get on over there and join in the FUN!
Of course you can find Missy’s Bits and Sugar Moon on Facebook too – it’s a great way to keep up to date with what’s going on with them – and they’ve got some great fan freebies for you – check out their “exclusive” links on the left hand side of their pages.
Lastly, we’d love to see you at our speed scrap! We’ve got a great prize for you and it’s going to be LOTS of FUN!!
Check out this awesome prize!!!
We hope to see you all there!!!
Since I’ve neglected to post recipes the past couple of weeks, today I’m posting THREE Halloween Recipes! These are all courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens!
Halloween Spider Cupcake
This eight-legged cupcake cutie sports a friendly grin for any festive occasion. Licorice pieces help create the lengthy legs and sweet smirk.
1. Cover a cupcake with chocolate icing and sprinkles.
2. Attach sourball halves to circle mints using icing.
3. Place the eyes and a chocolate-candy nose onto the cupcake.
4. Form a smile with a small piece of red licorice.
5. Use eight long slivers of black licorice for legs and two short slivers for pinchers; cut into points and insert into cupcake.
Next up are witch leg cupcakes
Witch Legs Cupcake
This coconut-topped Halloween cupcake may look more than a little wicked, but with the witch stuck in the batter and no cauldron in sight, we promise this treat will only taste sweet.
To make the cupcake, follow these steps:
1. Use black marzipan to shape the witch’s boots.
2. Stick yellow mini candy-coated chocolates on each boot for the buckles using frosting to secure.
3. Mold each boot around a peppermint stick to create the legs.
4. Top the cupcake with coconut dyed using green food coloring.
5. Insert peppermint sticks into the cupcake.
Finally we have Yummy Mummy Cupcakes!
Yummy Mummy Cupcakes
Start with frosted store-bought or homemade cupcakes for this quick and haunting Halloween cupcake.
To make the cupcake, follow these steps:
1. Use a pastry bag with a basket-weave tip to pipe on white frosting
2. Pipe on red frosting for the mummy’s eyes.
3. Make two dots using black frosting for the pupils.
Hi there, Christie here with a freebie for you.
I have a cluster frame for you today from Sugar Moon’s Summer Camp Kit
click image or HERE to download
Hope you enjoy and Happy Scrapping!!!
I have happy news on this Happy Saturday!! My Memories is having a fall sale through the weekend! That means that the entire shop is 30% off all weekend long! Visit Missy’s Bits’ and Sugar Moon’s shops to save big!
The My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software is also included in the sale! We have a coupon to save you $10 on the software and when you buy the software you get an additional $10 to spend in the My Memories shop! Just use coupon code: STMMMS92444 when you add the software to your cart.