Welcome to our Fun in the Summertime series! You can find the rest of the posts in the series here! And don't forget to enter our giveaway!
May 30, 2014
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Howdy Occasionally Crafty readers! I'm Susan from Love in the Kitchen. I'm a lawyer by day and any given day you'll most likely find me negotiating contracts. But in my free time, you'll find me where my heart lies - either in the kitchen or the garden.
At Love in the Kitchen, I share my passion for cooking easy and tasty homemade food with fresh ingredients with you. Today I'm guest-posting here at Occasionally Crafty for their Fun in the Summer Series. Thanks for having me over ladies!
I love making delicious desserts with the abundance of fruit available in the summer. But it's hot in the summer and I don't always want to turn on the oven. So I decided to make a sweet cherry crisp on the stove. Sweet cherries and crisp, nutty topping make this stovetop cherry crisp every bit as tasty as the oven version - in half the time!
May 27, 2014
Welcome to our Fun in the Summertime series! We've got a whole bunch of awesome bloggers stopping by to share some great crafts, recipes, and other posts that will help you be inspired to put the fun in your summer!
Today we have Natalie from Pistachio Road. I'll let her continue on from here:
Hi, I'm Natalie and I blog over at Pistachio Road. I'm excited to be part of the Fun in the Summertime series! I am a stay-at-home mom living in Ohio with my husband and two kids. I enjoy cooking, sewing, reading, crafts and decorating our first home. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
May 22, 2014
May 20, 2014
And then added a Redbox rental code on the back! If you go to redbox.com and click on 'gifts', there's an area at the bottom to purchase a bundle of rental codes. We had 10 teachers so I picked 10 codes for $12. (I figured even if we don't use them all, I will use the codes!) I emailed the codes to myself and then carefully copied them onto my document that I was going to print out for the gift tags. I also used my laminator to make it more sturdy and gift card-like.
May 15, 2014
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Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter ( I use Jif, but your favorite kind will work too!)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
12 oz bag Nestle Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips
granulated sugar for rolling
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter or margarine until smooth. Add peanut butter and mix
until well combined.
2. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat till combined,
scraping sides of bowl as necessary.
3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix till combined.
4. Add the flour and mix until smooth.
5. Carefully stir or fold in the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips.
6. If necessary, cover and chill dough until easy to handle.
7. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in additional granulated sugar and place on baking sheet.
8. Flatten each ball using the bottom of a cup or something similar.
9. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Do not overbake.
Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
10. Makes about 36 cookies.
P.S. I'm linking to some of these parties this week- come check them out!
May 6, 2014
May 1, 2014
I think this is the first time I've crafted for my piano lessons. Hmm.... what else could I make?