Oh my goodness has July gone quickly! I seriously don't know where the long month went. We are just a few weeks away from the kids going back to school. This seriously needs to slow down! LOL!
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Here is another easy microwave fudge recipe. This cherry almond variety tastes just like a cherry cordial.
It's so yummy!!! I took it to a potluck and it disappeared quickly!
Cherry Almond Microwave Fudge
by Diana Rambles
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Ingredients (4 pounds)
- sweetened condensed milk, 2 cans
- semi-sweet chocolate chips, 3 bags
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp almond extract
- maraschino cherries, 2 jars
In a large glass bowl soften the butter in the microwave. Add the condensed milk and chocolate chips to the bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between. Repeat until the chips are melted.
Drain and chop the maraschino cherries. Stir in the extract and cherries into the melted chocolate. Pour into a foil lined 9x13 dish. Refrigerate until firm. Cut & serve.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Who loves Minions? Here is a fun tutorial for a Minion tie dye shirt.
Hallmark display of Minion cards. They love Minions!! My daughter helped me pick out a few cards for her cousins and I started thinking of what I could make them.
Before we headed to the other side of the store for groceries, I went right back to the Hallmark aisle to pick out some gift wrap. There was a huge selection of of various colors and prints for birthdays and other special occasions. I myself am partial to gift bags because they are so simple. I picked out a bright set of birthday bags and some tissue paper to match. I was able to knock out my birthday shopping quickly, which thrilled me. I hate wandering around the store trying to come up with a good idea. I had everything I needed for the birthdays in about six minutes.
Here is one of the Minion cards that my daughter picked out. I love it because the Minion in the clip on is wearing tie dye. I am not a hippie, but I love tie dye! This little Minion in the colorful shirt just makes me smile. I want one for myself!
- Lay your damp shirt flat.
- Pinch the center of the shirt where you want the pupil to be. Wrap a rubber band just under inch down from the tip.
- Continue to wrap rubber bands for a little over two inches. This will prevent dye from reaching the white of the eye.
- Wrap a rubber band just under an inch down to create the section for the goggle.
- Continue to gather the shirt and wrap rubber bands around the shirt several inches apart.
- Dye the eye sections black.
- Dye the rest of the shirt yellow.
- Optional: Add blue dye to the bottom edge of the shirt to create a denim look of Minion overalls.
- Finish off the dying process according the dye instructions.
Who is the Minion fan in your family? Do you love tie dye like I love tie dye?
Monday, July 27, 2015
It's the last week of July, that means it's time for my last original peach recipe of the month. With the recent heat, this ice tea is bound to cool you off!
Ginger Peach Sun Tea
by Diana Rambles
Prep Time: 5-6 hours
Ingredients (1 gallon)
- 1 gallon water
- 6 tea bags
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 peaches
Prepare the sun tea by steeping the tea and slices of ginger in a gallon of water in the sun for 4-5 hours. I used about an inch of ginger cut into thin slices. Remove bags and ginger and cool off in refrigerator.
Prepare the simple syrup by peeling and dicing the peaches. Mix the cup of water, cup of sugar, and peaches in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. As the syrup is boiling mash the peach with a masher. Remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes. Strain the peaches if you want.
Fill glass with ice, pour in desired amount of peach syrup, and then fill the rest of the way with the sun tea. Stir and serve.
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