Friday, March 30, 2012

Mini Biscuit Pizzas

I have a few cans of biscuits in my refrigerator and I thought it might be a good idea to open one. But what would I make with these biscuits? Pizza!! Pizza? Yes, pizza. I have mozzarella cheese and pasta sauce on hand, so why not. I thought these mini treats could use an extra topping so I chopped up some frozen chicken tenders. I love chicken on pizza and so does my little princess(truthfully, she likes everything), but I didn't have any fresh chicken prepared. The frozen chicken tenders worked great. You have to try these sometime!
 Ingredients:
1 can of layered biscuit dough 1 jar pasta sauce Mozzarella cheese Toppings: chicken, veggies, pepperoni, sausage, etc.

1. Preheat your oven at 400 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet.
2. Separate each biscuit into two pieces (the layers will make this easier.)
3. Lay out all your biscuits. Top with a tablespoon of sauce.
4. Place cheese and other toppings over sauce.
5. Bake for about 11 minutes or until biscuit is golden brown and cheese is melted.
6. Remove from oven and let stand fora few minutes.
7. Serve and enjoy.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rainbow Thin Mint Cookie Bark (with pretzels)


Who doesn't like cookies, chocolate, pretzels and M&Ms? What if you put them all together?! While browsing Pinterest a few weeks ago, I came across the following pin.

I was so upset I didn't have any Thin Mints. What's a girl to do? Visit her parents and find a box of Thin Mints she ordered from her Girl Scout leader sister a few months before! SCORE!! I came home and IMMEDIATELY made this cookie bark. St. Patrick's Day came and went so I thought I'd use an entire bag of different colored M&Ms.

Here's what you'll need to make this cookie bark:
Cookies (Thin mints preferably), Pretzels, Dark chocolate candy melts, M&Ms, wax paper, cookie sheet, spatula

Now to make your cookie bark:
1. Place a sheet of wax paper on your cookie sheet
2. Break up your cookies and pretzels. Spread the cookie and pretzel pieces evenly on the wax paper.
3. Melt your candy melts in 30 second intervals in the microwave. Pour over the cookie and pretzel pieces.
4. Spread chocolate with a spatula so that it coats all of the cookie and pretzel pieces.
5. Top with your M&Ms.
6. Let it sit at room temperature for an hour or so. Once it's solid, you can break it apart and have at it.
7. Enjoy!!

YUM!


I'm so Motivated!

I've had such a productive day and that makes me feel GREAT! By 10AM my daughter and I were showered and dressed, my bed was made(stripped and put new sheets on, my princess was fed, I drank a cup of coffee, and my first load of laundry was in the washer. It's now 2:30 and I've vacuumed and steam mopped the entire house, washed two additional loads of laundry, cleaned the kitchen, started my spring coffee filter wreath, and started dinner. I should be exhausted, but I'm so proud of myself. I've always said that I'm very lazy and most people would agree, but I'm motivated to make some changes. I find that I feel so much better if I shower and get dressed earlier in the day. Feeling accomplished also makes me feel good. I have a few posts that I've been meaning to put up since last week and I finally have the chance to type them all up. Look out for some great posts; including my cookie bark, cake pops, and spring coffee filter wreath. I hope everyone is having a great day!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Baking with My Princess





If you don't know, toddlers LOVE to make a mess. The best way to make a mess is baking of course! Think of all the flour, sugar, dough/cake batter, and SPRINKLES! Late last week I decided I wanted to bake cookies and my monster princess was a little cranky, so I thought I'd get her involved. We wore our matching aprons and made a delicious batch of sugar cookies. Alana, my little girl, helped by holding ingredients, helping me whisk the royal icing, and topping the cookies with sprinkles. Although I had a bit of a mess on my hands, it was such an enjoyable experience. I can't wait to have more time with her in the kitchen making messes and most importantly....making MEMORIES! 


SPRINKLES!
Do you think I overdid it?


My chair doesn't have enough sprinkles.
That's better!
Oops!
It wasn't me!


I'm back!!

Hi all! I've been gone for far too long. Where did I go, you ask? I've been here, but I've been in sort of a funk here. I guess I've experienced what people call the "mid winter blues." I'm also still trying to find a healthy balance between blogging, housework, playtime with my princess, and me time. I'm trying to go to bed earlier so that I can wake up earlier and that seems to be helping. I get a lot more done in the morning and end up with some spare time in the afternoon. During my "blue" period last month, I didn't use this time to blog, but THIS month is a different story! I have a lot of great ideas for upcoming posts and I hope to have them up soon. I'm also super happy that my spring cleaning is almost done. I just have a couple more big projects and I'm finished! Look out for my next post! As always, thanks for reading! Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Productive Day Away from Home

I was away from the house all day on Friday , but was able to do a few things at home in the morning. I washed a load of laundry at 6 AM (Thank goodness for high efficiency machines with timers :-)). I put the clothes in the dryer before leaving. I put away the clean dishes from the night before, made my bed, and straightened up in the bathroom :). It sure feels good to come home to a clean house. I spent the day with my dad and sister. My dad and I made frozen banana bites and cake mix banana bread with walnuts and chocolate chips! Both treats were pinspired ideas that you should definitely check out!