Monday, September 9, 2013

Hanging Mirror

I feel like late at night, at the time when I should be asleep, I come up with the most brilliant ideas.  I am in college, trying to figure out how to hang things using the LEAST amount of push-pins and nails. This was probably the most brilliant think I've ever come up with! I was trying to glue a regular white plastic hanger onto the top of my mirror. My friend suggested I try to do that with a metal hanger so that it would stay better. (Super gluing plastic on cheaper plastic doesn't work so well- FYI.) Then I saw in my closet that I had a hanger with cheap little clamps on the bottom end. Like for hanging up jeans or something.  It was PERFECT! I clipped it onto the top of my mirror and I only put ONE hold in the wall and wa-la! :)
Here is my finished project!


Monday, August 26, 2013

Homemade microwave popcorn

Genius. Who would have thought. Why pay $3.00 for a box of 5 or 6 bags of popcorn smothered in preservatives and butter, when you could buy your own pack of brown bags (50 for $1.00), and a large back of unpopped popcorn for about $2.25 and make 10 times more "bags" of microwave popcorn! Way healthier and cheaper!


Christmas Crack....aka Saltine toffee

This is by far my favorite treat. I could eat it all day. Everyday. It is DELICIOUS. This has the best combination of toffee, crunch, and chocolate.  There are many different recipes online for this.
(For recipe and photo credit click here)

The recipe is pretty step by step. Make sure to not burn the butter and sugar. 
I also like to top mine with crumbled graham crackers, candy bar (such as butter finger or symphony) and I also enjoy crushed pretzels. Be creative!


Sunday, August 25, 2013

No-bake Butterfinger Fudge

YUM! This title sealed the deal. 
A) I didn't want to be stuck mixing and melting sugar and stuff all afternoon in the kitchen, and B) "No-bake," sounds promising, right? :) I put it to the test to see how WELL it would taste!  The recipe looked easy. So I ran to the store, bought a couple ingredients that I didn't have right off the bat, and began mixing away! 5 minutes later it was done! Holy Crap! That's too good to be true! Mine turned out just as good as the Pinterest picture:
(For recipe and photo credit click here)

But to be honest, I wasn't a fan.  I tried about a quarter inch slice, and wasn't satisfied. I wanted a fudge that I would want to eat the whole pan of! I wanted it THAT GOOD. And it just wasn't that appetizing to me.  In fact, I just didn't like it.. AT ALL. I will never make this again. It was too light and powdery tasting. But if you're into that, you'd love it!!! Oh well. Lesson learned! 


Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

These look delicious, right!
(For photo credit and recipe click here)

When I made them, I used:
Whole Grain English Muffins
Bar-S Smoked Ham
Pre-sliced Cheese
and eggs

I cooked the eggs in a muffin pan first, with a little bit of garlic. Then I crisped my English muffins up a tad bit and then started creating my sandwich.  I put a cooked egg, 4 slices of ham, and a slice of cheese on a cut-open English muffin.  Then I put them in the freezer so that they could be convenient! (I wrapped them in a napkin first, and then putt 6 of them in a Gallon sized Ziplock bag. My reasoning behind the napkin part, is so that the night before, when I put one in the fridge so that it would be thawed in the morning I could just put it straight into the microwave since it had a napkin wrapped around it, I wouldn't have to get out a plan and all that jazz.) Brilliant idea! But man, I didn't like the taste at all... I don't know how McDonald's does it, but I haven't tasted a breakfast sandwich as good as theirs in a while! Congrats McD's. You Win.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Coconut Oil

I keep finding a lot of pins about Coconut Oil and reading about how great it is for cooking, so I decided to put it to the test!

I cut up some zucchini, yellow squash, a medium onion, and some asparagus and cooked it in a pan with a tablespoon of Coconut Oil and let me tell you... It was DELICIOUS! It added a very slight sweet taste, but yet tasted very fresh and healthy! I will definitely try cooking with more Coconut Oil in the near future!


Friday, June 28, 2013

Graham Cracker Crust

TEST #19

Graham Cracker Crust

This was one of the most delicious crusts. Something about graham crackers, sugar, and butter makes my mouth water. I had to make more crust because I ate so much of it! I tasted it to make sure that it would make a yummy crust.. and then I tasted some more.. and then one more bite.. then one more bite.. then just ONE more bite... then a half a bite.. hahahaha. Then, I had to crush some more graham crackers because I didn't have enough to make the whole crust! OOPS!
Click here for recipe and picture credit.