Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rolo Brownie Bites

A couple weeks ago I needed a quick dessert to take to a family birthday. I had this recipe so I wanted to try it. Its super easy and everyone at the party loved them.

What you will need:

Box of Browies and the ingredients listed on the box

Bag of individual Rolo's

Miniature cupcake/muffin paper


Preheat oven to 35o degrees

Make the Brownie Batter as the box instucts.

Put 1/2 tbsp of brownie mix into each cupcake liner....I like to use the Pampered Chef scoop.

Then drop a Rolo into the brownie mix and cover rolo with another 1/2 tbsp of batter.

My personal Sous Chef putting in the Rolo's candy

Before they go into the oven. You can see some of the brownies are fully covered with batter and some need to be covered

Place into the oven for 18 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE! I promise they will not look like they are done. In fact, my first batch I baked for a couple more minutes and my brownie bites were HARD AS A ROCK! Do not OVER Bake...I repeat do not over bake!

Cool for at least 30 minutes before tasting. ENJOY!

The Final Look

Friday, September 11, 2009

Easy, Healthy, Dessert

This summer Kevin and I have been really focused on eating better. However we still feel that we need "dessert" after every meal. This is a really hard habit to kick. So I am trying to find healthier, lower calorie desserts to have just to quinch our taste buds.

A few weeks ago I was at my friend, Julie's and she made these for breakfast. I thought excellent! Why had I not thought of this? I mean I always go through McDonalds to buy these but why have I not been making these?

Fruit Parfaits (approx 130-150 calories per dessert)

Items Needed:
Light and Fit Vanilla Yogart, Fresh Strawberries, Fresh Blueberries, and Granola

*Not sure why these next two photos are not rotating. O'well I have tried 4 times and I am giving up. These are so easy that even my sous chef, Zachary can make them. I used 1/2 cup of yogart, then layered the fruit, added another 1/2 cup of yogart, and topped with more fruit. You can also add the granola in the layers if you wish.

Here is another sideways photos of the finished parfaits in the fridge waiting for my husband to arrive home from work. The colder the better!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Name Sign

This is a name sign that I made for our basement book shelf. Again we did not have any decorations for our basement so I took it upon myself to make some. First I purchased a wooden board. I got this one at Hobby Lobby. I think it labelled $5.99 but I had one of their weekly 40% off coupons. Then I chose my paint color and painted it. For the name I used the rub-on letters that you can find in the scrapbook isle. It was super easy to line up because each letter was on the same size of paper. After I got the name & the "established" part on there I thought it needed something else. A little color, so I put a teal ribbon on it. I used a hot glue gun to glue the ribbon on. Then I found some lime green raised stickers from my scrapbook closet to put on there for extra color and decor. My advice is dig around in your house for things to add to the board...you can always glue magnets, stickers, photos, etc. You do not always have to go out and buy something. Here is the final photo.