Friday, June 19, 2009

Homemade play dough

Homemade Kool-Aid Play Dough

I have made this back in the good ol' days of high school. How fun to make play dough with your kids. It is the perfect remedy to the dreaded "I'M BORED".

What you'll need:
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tsp. cream of tartar
2 pkg. Kool-Aid
2 cups boiling water
3 TBS. oil

Directions: Mix together flour, salt, cream of tartar, and Kool-Aid in a bowl. Pour in the boiling water and oil. Mix and then knead until done. May want to make more then one batch to make lots o fun colors. Easy peasy pumpkin pie!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Krazy Cake Lady

K so i am super excited. I have decided to start a cake/dessert blog. It is an infant but hopefully it grow and become one big blog soon. Check it out and of course I would LOVE pics of your wonderful desserts with recipies of course.Let me know what you think.

More Cali

The big reason we went to cali was for the sealing of Ellanor. And 2 little baby blessings. I am so thrilled my sis finally has kiddos. She is a great mom with both hands full. Truly overfilled with blessings.

California on my mind

California was WONDERFUL! Short but sweet. We had a blast and missed our home away from home. Weather was cool but we still rocked it. We even saw a dog runway fashion show (only in the OC). We stayed in Newport Beach and even had an ocean view from our room.Can't wait for the next trip.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wanna hear something GROSS? SERIOUSLY GROODY

Yesterday I nearly pulled my hair out. Myles is Grumpy (i swear he is teething) he cried all darn day long.I was exhausted and MAXED OUT as we call it at my house. As I was trying to be the amazing mom/wife that I am Skyler came in the house and informed me there was a dead baby bird in the yard (yeah did not sign up for dead animals in the mommy contract. Does that make it null and void?) I asked her not to touch it and was kinda planning on checking it out (deeply hoping Bryson would be home soon to DEAL with the situation.) Just as a wonderful dinner was about to be served Bryson arrived home and found the baby bird that was not supposed to be touched. The girls had picked it up with a pitch fork and put it in a sand bucket. It gets better wait.... they then placed it under the slide and covered the top of the bucket so mom and dad would never see it. I guess so they could keep it YUCK. Technically they did not touch it WHICH WAS THEIR RESPONSE , but do I have to be specific and say "DO NOT TOUCH THE BIRD OR PICK IT UP WITH ANY TOOL OR OBJECT". Bryson held it up to the window and it was no baby a real full sized bird cramped into a little sand bucket. I dry heaved and ran away in fear. Well I seriously wonder what kind of little prissy girly girls I am raising. Any one want to donate some tutus and ballet lessons?

Whopper cupcakes

Whopper cupcakes
{natalie's super yummy Whopper cupcakes}

2 1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1 cup malted milk powder
1 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a small bowl, combine milk and malted milk powder, stirring to dissolve. Add milk mixture, oil and eggs to flour mixture, beating at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sour cream and vanilla, beating just until combined.

Pour batter evenly into prepared pans and bake for 15-17 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely on racks.

Frost and garnish w/malted milk balls if desired

Malt Frosting

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup malted milk powder
6-7 cup powdered sugar

In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

In a small bowl, combine cream and malted milk powder, stirring to dissolve. Add cream mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed to combine. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth. You may need to add more or less powdered sugar depending on desired consistency. Add 6 to 8 drops of food coloring, mix well. Add more if you would like a deeper color. Frost cupcakes, top with a Whopper-malted milk ball & enjoy!