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Taste it Tuesday: Red Velvet Chocolate Ganash Trifle, SO good!

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Red Velvet Chocolate Ganash Trifle, SO good!

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Taste it Tuesday: Red Velvet Chocolate Ganash Trifle, SO good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3, took a bit of time, but it was worth it!
• Time:
• Would I do it again? yes. I love the way trifles look, so different and fun.
• What I would do differently:do it again and again for different holidays!
• Items used: delicious recipe from: fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Taste it Tuesday: Summer time outdoor party with Strawberry Shortcake on a stick and Cucumber & Mint Infused water!

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Strawberry Shortcake on a stick! Yummy!

Cucumber, Lemon & Mint-infused water.

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Taste it Tuesday: Summer time outdoor party with Strawberry Shortcake on a stick and Cucumber & Mint Infused water!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 for the water and 3 for the shortcake (took a bit of time to layer each stick 😉
• Time: about 5 minutes for the water and 20 minutes for the shortcakes 🙂
• Would I do it again? yes and I have already done the cucumber water again!
• What I would do differently: get a smaller cookie cutter for the shortcakes 🙂
• Items used: cucumber water: water cucumbers, mint, lime and recipe from kimbercrafts.wordpress.com , strawberry shortcakes: strawberries, Grands Biscuits, cool whip, and recipe from  ladybehindthecurtain.com

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Pin it, do it, done; a week of pinterest inspired fun: Marshmallow popcorn, Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread, Teacher appreciation, Mother’s Day/birthday

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Marshmallow popcorn

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: Marshmallow popcorn!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3,
  • Would I do it again?  typically I like popcorn to be a bit easier than this, but the girls liked it!
  • What I would do differently: not sure if I would do it again for myself 😉
  • Items used: “3 bags popcorn (pop and take out extra kernels) 2 sticks of butter 16 oz bag of marshmallows 1 cup brown sugar Microwave butter, marshmallows, and brown sugar for 2 1/2 min. Take out and stir. Microwave again for 1 min. Repeat until thin sauce. When done pour over popcorn and mix.”

Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project:  Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (I have to give Adam the credit for this one. Thanks babe)
  • Would I do it again? oh yes. I cannot resist chocolate and peanut butter, let alone ocmbined into a banana bread!
  • What I would do differently: try not to eat it all!
  • Items used: see amazing recipe at: http://cookiesandcups.com/reeses-peanut-butter-banana-bread/

Teacher appreciation 

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  • Project: teacher appreciation printable cards and gift tags
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, it was really simple and turned out cute!
  • What I would do differently: nada
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from:  eighteen25.blogspot.com and  giverslog.com


Mother’s Day! 

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Source: tipjunkie.com via Karie on Pinterest

  • Project: mother’s day (or adorable ideas for birthday’s or father’s day)
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3, just a bit time consuming
  • Would I do it again? yes! They were all a big hit and looked too cute!
  • What I would do differently: I loved the adjective banner. I would definitely do it again for another birthday or father’s day.
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from: tipjunkie.com , thecraftingchicks.com , ourbestbites.com

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Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?

I hope you were inspired as much as I was!

Until ipinterest again!

Karie J 🙂

day 141: baking away/cooking it up: sundae bar for spa sleepover birthday party!

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  • Project: day 141: baking away/cooking it up: sundae bar for spa sleepover birthday party!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes! Who doesn’t like a sundae bar where you can build your own sundaes however you would like to!
  • What I would do differently: nothing at all. It really was a perfect dessert for our spa sleepover party!
  • Items used: ice cream, all sorts of sundae toppings: sprinkles, caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, maraschino cherries, bananas, whipped cream, nuts, chocolate chips, and the girls endless imagination!

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 127: baking away/ adorable easter treat/dessert: “bunny butts”, aka cupcakes, coconut, chocolate, oreos, oh my!

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    • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3. Thanks to my sister-in-law Molly, it went pretty smoothly, but it really helps to have an extra hand, these guys are a bit time consuming!
    • Would I do it again? we will see tomorrow, but I think the kiddos will like them!
    • Items used: cupcakes, frosting, coconut, oreo crumbs, chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, marshmallows

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 101: baking away/ homemade chocolate chip cookies/ absolutely the best!!!

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: day 101: baking away/ homemade chocolate chip cookies/ absolutely the best!!!

• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3
• Would I do it again? most definitely! These cookies were absolutely amazing! Loved the hint of salt and different textures of chocolate.
• What I would do differently: Well, as you can see I had the girls helping me, so the tiny pinch of salt at the end was done a bit overboard on a few of them, but other than that everything else tasted great!! Definitely chewy, chocolatey, moist…just the way a chocolate cookie should be!
• Items used: for the amazing recipe go to: http://www.othersideoffifty.com/2010/08/new-york-times-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 93: baking away/ Black Magic Cake, amazingly moist chocolate cake, so good!

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Source: justapinch.com via Karie on Pinterest

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Project: day 93: baking away/ Black Magic Cake, amazingly moist chocolate cake, so good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3 (thank goodness my most amazing husband was able to help me frost the cake, because mine would have looked horrible!)
• Would I do it again? oh yes. This was the perfect home-made chocolate cake!
• What I would do differently: double the frosting recipe. We definitely needed more for the top!
• Items used: recipe from: http://www.justapinch.com/recipe/lisa-glass/black-magic-cake-best-chocolate-cake-ever/cake?source=fork_FB_black_magic_cake

Ingredients

1 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 c sugar
3/4 c cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 c strong black coffee, cooled
1 c buttermilk
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 tsp real vanilla extract
CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1/2 c margarine, softened
2 oz melted unsweetened chocolate, cooled
3 c powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk
2 tsp real vanilla extract
 Directions
1 Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
2 Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.
3 Beat at medium speed for two minutes. Batter will be thin.
4 Pour batter into a greased and floured 9×13 pan or two 9 inch cake pans.
5 Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes for a 9×13, or 30-35 minutes for layer pans.
6 Combine frosting ingredients and mix with a hand or stand mixer. Spread frosting on cooled cakes.

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂