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Homemade Hot Cocoa

December 29, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who doesn’t love a cup of warm hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day? Our most favorite winter beverage is easier than ever to make from scratch right in your kitchen. And trust us, this will taste far better than any store bought mix. Plus, it is SO easy! So easy, you probably already have all the ingredients in your home! Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  1. 3-3.5 cups of sugar
  2. 1.5 tablespoons of salt
  3. 2 1/4 cups of cocoa powder
  4. Milk per serving
  5. Your favorite mug
  6. Friends to share it with 🙂

We used a big mason jar to store our mix in.

Start by adding in a cup of sugar. Then a cup of cocoa. Then, your next cup of sugar and so on. We made a pattern with the cups of sugar and cocoa just for looks, however you can just dump it all in together if you’d like.

Next comes the salt.

And now for the marshmallows to top it off!

If you want a peppermint spin to it, simply drop one into your mixture.

Mix the ingredients together. Scoop 1.5 spoon fulls into a cup of milk. Warm the milk on the stovetop or in the microwave. Enjoy!

 

 

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Zombie Pretzels

October 16, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Halloween is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive DIY/recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Pretzels
2) White chocolate chips
3) Milk chocolate chips
4) Green food coloring
5) 3 bowls
6) Skewer

Step 1: Microwave white chocolate chips in bowl until melted

Step 2: Dip pretzels into melted white chocolate chips until covered

Step 3: Place pretzels onto baking sheet and let chocolate harden

Step 4: Microwave milk chocolate chips in bowl until melted

Step 5: Microwave white chocolate chips in bowl until melted and add green food coloring

Step 6: Create “eyes” using melted chocolate and let chocolate harden

Step 7: Enjoy!

What are you going to be for Halloween? Comment below!

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Cookie Dough Bowl

September 4, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Happy September! With school back in session, we have created a fun, easy DIY/recipe to help you treat yourself after a long day of classes. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Eggless cookie dough
2) Mason jar (You could also use a cup or a mug)
3) Ice cream
4) Ice cream toppings
5) Spoon


Step 1: Roll cookie dough into a ball (The larger the ball, the larger the cookie dough bowl)


Step 2: Flatten cookie dough ball with side of mason jar


Step 3: Use bottom of mason jar to form the cookie dough bowl

Step 4: Add ice cream + toppings to cookie dough bowl 


Step 5: Enjoy!


What toppings would you put on your ice cream? Comment below!

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DIY Magnets

August 24, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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As the school year hits us full force we are all scrambling on how to decorate our dorm rooms, lockers, and desks as cute and original as possible. That’s why DIY’s are so great and we are here to help walk you through it step by step. Trust me, I’m always the first one trying to do something different or make something ordinary, totally unique to my personality. So, today on the blog I decided to make some DIY magnets. These are perfect for your locker, any sort of white board or magnetic calendar.

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. cork board
  2. paints + paint brush
  3. razor blade knife
  4. pencil and stick on magnets (found at any craft store)
  5. circle stencil (or circular object to trace)

Begin by taking your circular stencil and making 3-5 circle cutouts of the cork board. Once you have drawn them all out, cut them out with your razor knife.

Now, take the stick-on magnet strand and cut small snippets of the magnet.

Small enough to fit onto the back of the cork board cutouts.

What you will do first is paint the entire cork board magnet with a layer of white paint. Let dry.

Once they have dried, you can decide what you want to paint on them! You can use this part to get totally creative. We decided to go with a pineapple, cactus, palm leaf and polka-dots!

Use them to hold reminders on your calendar or locker!

Or decorate your dorm room mini fridge with them!

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Fourth Of July Cones

June 30, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive DIY/recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Ice cream cones
2) White chocolate chips
3) Sprinkles (We used red, white, and blue for the Fourth of July)
4) Spoon


Step 1: Melt white chocolate chips in microwave


Step 2: Spread melted white chocolate around top of ice cream cone


Step 3: Add sprinkles


Step 4: Set ice cream cone out and let melted white chocolate harden

Step 5: Add ice cream and enjoy!


What is your favorite Fourth Of July Recipe? Comment below!

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tuxedo chocolate covered strawberries

June 8, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Nothin’ better than your classic chocolate covered strawberries! I mean, truly… what beats it? We customized this dessert in honor of Father’s Day! These cute tuxedo strawberries are bound to put a smile on Dad’s face! Am I right?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Milk Chocolate (meltable)
  2. White Chocolate (meltable)
  3. Strawberries
  4. Toothpicks
  5. A bit of coconut oil if you need help smoothing out the melted chocolate
  6. Parchment Paper

Begin by melting the white chocolate. Follow the instructions on the bag to melt correctly.

Once all the strawberries have been dipped in the white chocolate, let stand and go ahead and melt the milk chocolate.

Make sure the white chocolate has totally dried. Then, dip half the strawberry in the milk chocolate. Immediately dip the other half creating the look of a tuxedo.

Take a toothpick to create the “buttons.”

Let chill in the fridge for about an hour. Best if eaten the day of.

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Chocolate Raspberry Bark

May 22, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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A little bit of a twist to your classic bark treats. Today on the blog, we will walk you step by step on how to make this delicious dessert that everyone will love! Seriously you guys, this did not last in my kitchen long. Before I knew it, all my family and friends had downed it! But I wasn’t complaining! This is a must make for Summer 2017.

Here is what you will need:

-Fresh raspberries

-Almond slivers

-Milk chocolate

-White chocolate

-Coconut oil

-Wax paper

Begin by microwaving the white chocolate first. Let cook for 30 seconds at a time. Stir in between cooking times. Use a dab of coconut oil to make it a bit more smooth and creamy. Once you have totally melted the white chocolate, do the same steps with the milk chocolate in a separate bowl.

Pour both chocolates, one at a time, into a baking pan covered in wax paper.

Use a fork to swirl chocolates together.

Sprinkle in your almond slivers.

In go the raspberries!

Place in the freezer for 30-45 minutes until frozen. Once done, break apart randomly.

Yum!

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Fairy Punch

May 10, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Graduation season is right around the corner!  Congrats to everyone that is moving on to a new chapter in life! We have created a series of graduation party DIYs and recipes to help you celebrate. Second on the list, our Fairy Punch! Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Raspberry Sherbet
2) Lemon Lime Soda
The sherbet to soda ratio is up to you! We used less soda so the sherbet would show through.


Step 1: Scoop raspberry sherbet into punch bowl or individual cup


Step 2: Pour lemon lime soda over raspberry sherbet


Step 3: Mix together, add Grad Party Straws, and serve


What food would you serve at your grad party? Comment below!

 

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Mother’s Day Waffles

April 16, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! We plan to surprise mom with a beautiful breakfast in bed. We have made our Mother’s Day Waffles and decorated them with a Mini Mother’s Day Banner! Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 1 3/4 c. AP flour
2) 1/4 cup corn starch
3) 2 tbsp. sugar
4) 1 tbsp. baking powder
5) 1/4 tsp. salt
6) 1/2 tsp cinnamon
7) 2 eggs
8) 1 3/4 c. milk
9) 1/2 c. cooking oil
10) 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla


Step 1: Mix dry ingredients together


Step 2: Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla


Step 3: Mix everything together to form batter


Step 4: Pour around 1/2 cup batter onto hot waffle griddle and cook

Step 5: Add the Mini Mother’s Day Banner

Step 6: Celebrate Mom!


We celebrate puppy moms too!

What flavor waffles would you make for mom?!

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Bird’s Nest Cookies

April 4, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Easter is right around the corner! Can you believe it? We have created one of our favorite Easter desserts to share with you. These 5 minute no bake Bird’s Nest Cookies are delicious and easy to make. Perfect for your Easter get-together.

What You’ll Need:
1) 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
2) 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
3) 2 cups chow mein noodles
4) 1/4 cup chocolate eggs

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Step 1: Mix butterscotch chips and peanut butter into a microwavable bowl

Step 2: Microwave until melted (we suggest microwaving in 30 second increments and stirring each time)

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Step 3: Pour mixture over chow mein noodles and stir

Step 4: Fill up compartments of muffin tray with a spoonful of mixture

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Step 5: Add easter eggs

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Step 6: Let cool for ten minutes then enjoy!

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Spring Puppy Chow

March 26, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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In need of an easy spring snack to share with friends? We have taken everyone’s favorite puppy chow recipe and turned it into a spring themed snack! Introducing Spring Puppy Chow! The best part is, it only takes one additional step! Let’s get started.

What You’ll Need:
1) 8 cups Rice Chex cereal
2) 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3) 1/2 cup peanut butter
4) 1/4 cup butter or margarine
5) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6) 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
7) 1/2 cup spring M&M’s

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Step 1: Mix chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter into a microwavable bowl

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Step 2: Microwave ingredients on high for 1 minute

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Step 3: Mix in vanilla extract

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Step 4: Pour mixture over cereal and stir until evenly coated

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Step 5: Mix in powdered sugar

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Step 6: Mix in M&M’s and enjoy!

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Who would you share your Spring Puppy Chow with?

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Chia Seed Pudding

March 24, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Chia seeds have incredible health benefits for our bodies. They are a great protein source, high in nutrients and provide a great amount of energy and endurance to keep you going throughout your day. Another plus? These seeds will keep you full for HOURS! This recipe is so yummy and so simple! You can have these ready in about 20 minutes or leave in the fridge over night.

What you will need:

  1. 1 cup of almond milk or coconut milk
  2. 1/2 cup of chia seeds
  3. frozen berries
  4. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  5. 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
  6. Organic honey, 100% Maple syrup, Stevia or any other sort of natural sweetener

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Start by blending the frozen berries then adding them to the jar you will put your finished pudding in.

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Once you have placed all of the frozen berry puree in the bottom of the jar, set it aside.

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Grab a new container to make the pudding in. Start by pouring in your almond milk and chia seeds first. Then mix.

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Next, mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon, along with your sweetener of choice. MIX!

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Cover and set in the fridge for about 20 minutes or leave over night to have in the morning for breakfast! Once the pudding is done setting, take your original jar with the frozen berry puree and pour your chia seed pudding in.

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Top with fresh strawberries and bananas. Enjoy!

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