Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tasty Thursdays #6

Another terrific party last week with over 120 link ups!!  Thank you so much to everyone that took the time to contribute.  Keep passing the word!!

There were so many amazing recipes and projects last week that I had a hard time deciding.  Here are the wonderful features from last week's party... (a few extra this week)
Paint Pallet Sugar Cookies from One Creative Mommy

Panadillas from Ninja Grandma

Easy Creme Brulee from Lemon Sugar
 Rainbow Heart Cakes from Wine and Glue


Crockpot Mac N' Cheese from High Heels and Grills


Ice Cream Cake from Marlys This and That

Cupcake Cookies from Sugar Kissed

Apple Pie Cheesecakes with Caramel Sauce from Mommy's Sweet Confessions

Weekly Menu Board Printables from Lizzie Jane Baby
Congrats to you all.  Feel free to grab a "Featured" button at the bottom of my blog. 

Now on to the next party!!
New features will be posted next Thursday!!
The Mandatory Mooch


Party Guidelines:
**If you "like" my Facebook page, you will see some of your links featured over the next week.
**I will also be pinning some of my favorites each week after the party is over.

1. Grab my button or add a text link somewhere on your post.  If you don't link back...you can't be featured.
2. Would love for you to follow me through Facebook, GFC, Pinterest, or all.
3. Link something new {MUST BE MADE BY YOU} or a great oldie that you haven't shared before.
4. No etsy shops, giveaways, round ups, business links, please.
5. Link up to your post, not your main blog
6. Link as many items, recipes, crafts, etc... as you want.

Now I want to see what you find tasty this week!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies


This is a recipe that I've been making for many many years.  It is often requested by family and friends for gatherings.  A terrific easy recipe that is great for holiday gift treats or just a quick snack for the kids.  You gotta try this one.  I like to eat it warm out of the pan by the spoonful too!! 

Makes approx. 30 cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 c. sugar 
1/2 c. light corn syrup 
1 c. creamy peanut butter 
2 c. corn flakes 

Directions:
1.  Mix sugar and light corn syrup in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over MEDIUM heat, stirring occasionally. 
2.  Remove pan from heat. Stir in peanut butter. 
3.  Add corn flakes and stir until coated. 
4.  Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and let cool. 
5.  Store in covered container.  Do not refrigerate...will get hard.


Source:  "mooched" years ago from a kids cookbook - unknown title 

This recipe is linked up to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Co-hosting Marvelous Mondays on This Gal Cooks

Hello everyone!! I am co-hosting Marvelous Mondays #8 on This Gal Cooks this week. Thanks to Julie for the honor. It is a separate and wonderful linky party from my Tasty Thursdays. If you post a link it will be shown on all of the blog pages of the hosts...that's 4 blogs!! Please link up and enjoy the party. Now, let't turn it over to Julie... *****************************************************************

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cake Batter Krispie Treats



Rice Krispie treats have always been a favorite in my house.  Such a great way to have an easy, kid-friendly, gotta-have-something-sweet snack in minutes.  When I heard about adding cake mix to them I had to give it a try.  And everything is better with sprinkles!!  These will put smiles on the faces of your loved ones without a lot of time in the kitchen.

(printable recipe)



Ingredients:
3 Tbsp. butter
1 (10 oz.) bag of marshmallows
2/3 cup boxed dry yellow or white cake mix
6 cups rice krispie cereal
1/2 cup sprinkles

Directions:
1.  Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
2.  In a large bowl, melt butter in microwave.  Add marshmallows and microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted and smooth when stirred.
3.  Stir in the dry cake mix and sprinkles.
4.  Stir in the cereal until it is completely coated with the marshmallow mixture. 
5.  Press into pan with a spatula sprayed with nonstick spray.
6.  Cool completely and cut into squares.

Source:  "mooched" from www.sallysbakingaddiction.com 

This recipe is linked up to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tasty Thursdays #5

Another terrific party last week!!  Thank you so much to everyone that took the time to contribute.  Keep passing the word!!

Here are the wonderful features from last week's party...


I can't wait to try this simple yet beautiful Modern Botanical Bloom Print from Posed Perfection.
 

 This Loaded Baked Potato Salad from Hot Eats and Cool Reads will be finding its way onto my table soon.


  These Checkerboard Cookies from Winnish will make a great new treat for my family.


Need a fun idea for a gathering?  Try this Grill Themed Party from Fill My Cup for these cute cupcakes.

I want to treasure some of my favorite memories by making some DIY Coasters from Ephesians Wife.
  
Congrats to you all.  Feel free to grab a "Featured" button at the bottom of my blog. 

Now on to the next party!!
New features will be posted next Thursday!!
The Mandatory Mooch


Party Guidelines:
**If you "like" my Facebook page, you will see some of your links featured over the next week.
**I will also be pinning some of my favorites each week after the party is over.

1. Grab my button or add a text link somewhere on your post.  If you don't link back...you can't be featured.
2. Would love for you to follow me through Facebook, GFC, Pinterest, or all.
3. Link something new {MUST BE MADE BY YOU} or a great oldie that you haven't shared before.
4. No etsy shops, giveaways, round ups, business links, please.
5. Link up to your post, not your main blog
6. Link as many items, recipes, crafts, etc... as you want.

Now I want to see what you find tasty this week!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mallow Brownie Bars



Everything that's irresistible about a dessert got rolled into this recipe. What's your favorite part? The brownies on the bottom? The marshmallow in the middle? Or the chocolate peanut butter crunchy goodness  on the top?  Just make sure you have a big glass of milk ready with this one!!

(printable recipe)

Ingredients:
1 (19.8 ounce) package fudge brownie mix  
1 (10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows 
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips  
1 cup peanut butter  
1 tablespoon butter  
1 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal

Directions : 
1.  Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes. 
2.  Top with marshmallows; bake 3 minutes longer (marshmallows will not be completely melted).  Let marshmallows cool before topping with next step.
3.  In a saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal. Spread over brownies. 
4.  Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm before cutting. 

Source:  a great co-worker who brings this to many gatherings

This recipe is linked up to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!

 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tasty Thursday #4

 Another successful party last week!!  Thank you so much to everyone that took the time to contribute.  Keep passing the word!!

Here are the terrific features from last week's party...
 How about starting your day off with a tasty breakfast?  I could go for some Pecan Pie Muffins from Call Me PMc.

Cheesecake + Chocolate = YUMMY in my tummy!!  You have to see these Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Bites from Hugs & Cookies.

 My girls and their friends would go crazy over this Slumber Party Birthday Cake from 'A Casarella. 


I'm in the mood to decorate for fall.  My front door is ready for a new look.  Maybe I should try this fun idea for an Interchangeable Wreath from Cox's Corner.

Here are some creative ways you could use denim in these wonderful Denim Tablescape Ideas from The Style Sisters.

Congrats to you all.  Feel free to grab a "Featured" button at the bottom of my blog. 

Now on to the next party!!
New features will be posted next Thursday!!
The Mandatory Mooch


Party Guidelines:
**If you "like" my Facebook page, you will see some of your links featured over the next week.
**I will also be pinning some of my favorites each week after the party is over.

1. Grab my button or add a text link somewhere on your post.  If you don't link back...you can't be featured.
2. Would love for you to follow me through Facebook, GFC, Pinterest, or all.
3. Link something new {MUST BE MADE BY YOU} or a great oldie that you haven't shared before.
4. No etsy shops, giveaways, round ups, business links, please.
5. Link up to your post, not your main blog
6. Link as many items, recipes, crafts, etc... as you want.

Now I want to see what you find tasty this week!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lemon Sunrise Muffins



I'm a huge fan of lemon...lemon cake, lemon cookies, lemon candy, lemon pie.  You name it, I'm there!!  However, I had never made lemon muffins before until my oldest daughter had a friend stay the night.  We got up needing something fresh and yummy to wake us up for the day.  I looked through the cabinets and found a lemon cake mix and lemon pudding mix.  Hmmmm...  After a few minutes I thought, why not?  I created a simple lemon muffin with crumble topping and lemon pudding glaze.  I think they were a hit.  My oldest daughter ate 3 fresh out of the oven.  Hope they make your morning as happy as ours!!

(printable recipe)

18 muffins:
1 lemon cake mix
1/2 box (3.5 oz) lemon pudding
3/4 c. water
3 eggs
1/3 c. vegetable oil


Topping: 
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. flour
1/2 stick of butter or margarine, diced
1 tsp. cinnamon

Glaze:
1/2 box (3.5 oz.) lemon pudding
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp. milk

Mix muffin ingredients together until fully combined.  Fill paper muffin papers 3/4 full.  Mix all topping ingredients together with fork until crumbly.  Sprinkle 1 tsp. over muffins before baking.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes until lightly browned. Top with glaze while warm and serve.

Source: a Mandatory Mooch original

This recipe is linked up to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!




Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tasty Thursdays #3

 Another successful party last week!!  Thank you so much to everyone that took the time to contribute.  Keep passing the word!!

Here are the terrific features from last week's party...
My husband is a huge fan of mushrooms.  I thought this was a great new dinner option for Portobello Pizzas from Jo and Sue. 

My mouth is watering just looking at this picture for Deep Dish Gooey Cookie Pie from Picture Perfect Cooking.
My oldest daughter is always working on some kind of art project.  I was very impressed with this thrifty idea for Placemat Pencil Rolls from One Creative Mommy.  Great for gifts!!
I just learned from my very talented quilting mom about jelly rolls last week.  No, not the kind you eat...they are a preselected rolls of coordinating fabrics.  So much fun!!  Look at this adorable Jelly Roll Skirt from Adventures of a DIY Mom.

As many of you know, I love Mexican food...and dessert.  So, I was excited to see this combination with Cheesecake Burritos from Dishing with Leslie.  Can't wait to try this one!!


Congrats to you all.  Feel free to grab a "Featured" button at the bottom of my blog. 

Now on to the next party!!
New features will be posted next Thursday!!
The Mandatory Mooch


Party Guidelines:
1. Grab my button or add a text link somewhere on your post.  If you don't link back...you can't be featured.
2. Follow me through Facebook, GFC, Pinterest, or all.
**If you "like" my Facebook page, you will see some of your links featured over the next week.
**I will also be pinning some of my favorites each week after the party is over.
3. Link something new {MUST BE MADE BY YOU} or a great oldie that you haven't shared before.
4. No etsy shops, giveaways, round ups, business links, please.
5. Link up to your post, not your main blog
6. Link as many items, recipes, crafts, etc... as you want.

Now I want to see what you find tasty this week!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Banana Shortbread Cookie Bars with Nutella Frosting

Here is a great recipe to use up those too-quickly ripening bananas.  You know you hate to throw them away.  Why not make something different and delicious?  Try this recipe for a change.  Nope, not bread...shortbread!!  Bet you can't leave them alone.


Cookie Bars:
5 c. flour
2 sticks of butter, softened
1 1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. of salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 medium, ripe bananas; mashed 

Cream butter and sugars. Add egg, beat well and then add banana and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until mixed well.

Place a strip of parchment paper down the middle of a 9x13 pan, overlapping ends of pan.  Spread mixture evenly over paper. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.  Let cool in pan.  Then remove by lifting parchment paper.  Cut into bars and frost.

Frosting:
1/2 of one 13 ounce jar of Nutella spread
1 stick of butter, softened
2 c. of powdered sugar
1/4 c. of milk

Cream butter with Nutella and slowly add the powdered sugar. Add milk, until desired consistency is reached.

**I kept these in the refrigerator to keep the frosting from melting.  They are best when set out for 20-30 minutes before serving to soften slightly. 

Source:  "mooched" from www.52mantels.com

This recipe was featured on:
 Lemon Sugar 
Simply Sweet Home 

This recipe is linked up to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tasty Thursdays #2


Yippee!!  I have my first linky party under my belt.  What a terrific success with 100 links!!  Thank you so much to everyone that took the time to contribute.  Keep passing the word!!

Here are the wonderful features from last week's party...

I'm a sucker for lemon and can't wait to try these wonderful Lemon Whoopie Pies from Fort Mill SC Living
Bet you can't resist these yummy Homemade Twix Bars from Steak N Potatoes Kinda Gurl


I think these Death by Chocolate Cupcakes from Lilikoi Joy would cure any chocolate cravings
I loved how simple this What to Wear Closet Organization was from Allons-y Kimberly.  Gonna have to try this for my kids too.
Looking for some beautiful ideas for a baby shower?  Go check out this Sugar & Spice Baby Shower from Pajama Crafters

Congrats to you all.  Feel free to grab a "Featured" button at the bottom of my blog. 

Now on to the next party!!
New features will be posted next Thursday!!
The Mandatory Mooch


Party Guidelines:
1. Grab my button or add a text link somewhere on your post.  If you don't link back...you can't be featured.
2. Follow me through Facebook, GFC, Pinterest, or all.
**If you "like" my Facebook page, you will see some of your links featured over the next week.
**I will also be pinning some of my favorites each week after the party is over.
3. Link something new {MUST BE MADE BY YOU} or a great oldie that you haven't shared before.
4. No etsy shops, giveaways, round ups, business links, please.
5. Link up to your post, not your main blog
6. Link as many items, recipes, crafts, etc... as you want.

Now I want to see what you find tasty this week!