Homemade Reese Cups

The 21st was our 5 year anniversary! Cody had to work that night so I ran over to his house that morning when he got off work and had breakfast with him. We don’t usually do presents for Valentine’s Day or our anniversary, but I made him homemade Reese cups.

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I found this recipe on Pinterest (where else?) and it looked so easy. This was the first time I was over at Fifteen Spatulas‘ blog, but it wont be the last. Her recipes are awesome! And you have to try this Reese cup recipe. Head on over to her blog and check it out. You might find it’s easy enough to make it for yourself.

They were super easy and super yummy! I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate, but I think I may use Hershey chocolate next time. Cody likes his chocolate super sweet and he wasn’t sure these we sweet enough. I thought they were, so I guess it depends on personal taste.

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What a busy week . . .

These past two weeks have been so crazy. I’ve been pretty sick so add on two jobs and Marley having multiple snow days, I’ve been beyond stressed. Luckily, I’m feeling much better, the snow has gone away, and my hours at work are down (I’ve only got one job again), so I’m trying to get back into the swing of things.

This upcoming week, I have three days off in a row and I’m pretty stoked to catch up on cleaning. But, here’s a catchup post because I’ve actualy managed to do a few things during these crazy days.

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I live in the woods and when it snows, it covers everything. Isn’t it so pretty?

 

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We had some leftover strawberries, so I whipped up a batch of strawberry cheesecake muffins.  I used this recipe, but my muffins did not look as good as her muffins. That’s alright, because they were really yummy.

We have potlucks each Wednesday at work, so I always try and make something for that. Last week, I made a Butterfinger pie and a taco casserole. Both were really yummy and several people at work asked me for the recipes. I consider that a win. Please excuse these pictures, I snapped them last minute because I made them right before work.

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This week should be way more chill, so I’m hoping to get more up.

February IPSY Glam Bag

February is one of my favorite months .  . . normally. I’ve been sick for a little over a week so I haven’t felt up to baking any of my February staples like red velvet cupcakes and Oreo balls. I started feeling a bit better this morning so I’m hoping I feel wel enough to bake on one of my days off next week. Well, my Februar brightened up when I got home from work today because my glam bag from IPSY was waiting on me.

The theme this month is ‘Pretty in #IPSYPink’. I love that because I love pink and the 80’s classic Pretty in Pink.

I am so excited for this month’s bag. All of the product look amazing! I haven’t had a chance to try any of them yet, so I’ll just share the photos.

How’d you like your glam bag this month?

Rice Krispie Treats – The Perfect Treat

I adore Rice Krispie treats so much. The crunchy, chewy, sweet combination makes my taste buds delighted. Seriously, they’re amazing. And this recipe from Life In The Lofthouse is literally the perfect Rice Krispie treat. No, I’m not exaggerating. Perfection right here.

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I had never made Rice Krispie treats before so I was unprepared for making them. They seem so simple, but . . . Ok, they are simple but messy! I was not ready to be so sticky.

This recipe calls for 6 cups of Rice Krispies, 5 tablespoons of butter, .25 teaspoons of salt, and 8 cups of mini marshmallows. I added six drops of pink food coloring, an extra cup of mini marshmallows, and about .5 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract.

I lined a large baking dish with greased parchment paper. In a large pot, I melted the butter and then added seven cups of mini marshmallow. While stirring constantly, I added the food coloring as the marshmallows melted. Once the minis were melted, I turned off the heat and folded in the Rice Krispies and salt. After the mixture was almost completely mixed, I added the last two cups of mini marshmallows and mixed well.

After dumping it into the lined panned, I greased my hands (less sticky stuff on you this way), and pressed the treats into some semblance of a flat, even treats.

After they cooled completely, I used a greased cookie cutter and cut them into heart shapes, because Valentine’s Day. What’s your favorite way to make Rice Krispie treats?

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Valentine’s Day Inspiration from Pinterest

Love is in the air!

I love Valentine’s Day crafts, desserts, and decorations although I don’t normally celebrate Valentine’ Day because I think it’s strange to pick one day a year to show the person you love how much you love them. That being said, I go big on the Valentine’s Day desserts. I’ve been looking at pins for months trying to get inspiration to decide what to bake. I thought I’d share some of my favorites 🙂

Just click on the pictures to access the original bloggers post. Don’t forget to checkout the rest of my inspiration on my Valentine’s Day board and to follow me on Pinterest.

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