Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine Snack & Great Teacher gift

I came across this yummy snack mix a few years ago. It is so yummy, so addicting, and so bad for you....BUT it's worth it. Zachary and I made two batches of it to give to his teachers at school. It is quick and makes a great gift for neighbors, friends, family, and teachers.

Ingredients (for one batch)

4 cups of rice chex

4 cups of corn chex

1/2 jar of milk chocolate m&ms

1/2 jar of honey roasted peanuts

6 Tablespoons of margerine

3 Tablespoons of light Karo syrup

3/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda


Melt margarine, brown sugar, & Karo syrup in a GLASS bowl in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Stir. Add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and stir.

Pour the melted mixture onto the chex cereal. Stir.

Put back into the microwave for 1 minute.


Put back into the microwave for 1 more minute.

Stir and repeat one more time. WARNING: It gets very HOT!

Stir and then pour mixture onto wax paper. Let sit for at least 4 hours to dry. Don't even try to sample because it is lava hot and will burn off all your tastebuds. Don't even say that I didn't warn you. Ask my husband...he learned the hard way. I leave mine out overnight so that it is really crunchy!

Then add the peanuts and m&ms. Eat & share.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I am one of those people who love Valentine's Day. I love everything about it...Red, Pink, Candy, Cupcakes, Hearts, and celebrating the ones that I love. It's a perfect holiday! This year I chose to decorate with a cupcake theme. Hope you enjoy! Happy Valentine's to you and yours!

Entry Table

This is my new Valentine decoration for this year. She's a Valentine Angel that says " You make my heart smile".
Of course my candy can't decorate for Valentine's day without candy!