Thursday, October 30, 2014

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

Excited to have Cindy Larkin back sharing another fantastic recipe with us today...

This time of year with parties and social events to go to, I'm always on the hunt for a great recipe to share with lots of people.  This recipe is a crowd pleaser!  BUT, it does have peanut butter, so be careful with your friends with peanut allergies!  It makes a large batch, but don't be shy about cutting the recipe in 1/2 if you only need to serve a few.  Or, you could always freeze the left-overs for later.   

4 sticks of butter (1 lb.)
3/4 cup peanut butter
4 cups sugar
4 tsp. vanilla
8 eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
*optional ingredients (mini-chocolate chips or nuts)

1.  In a medium mixing bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt together and set aside. 
2.  In a medium mixing bowl,  microwave butter until melted. 
3.  Stir in sugar and vanilla. 
4.  Add eggs and peanut butter
5.  Stir in the dry ingredients and combine wet and dry ingredients together. 
6.  If using the optional ingredients, add them in now, stirring by hand.
7.  Pour the batter into a greased 12" x 18" sheet cake pan
8.  Bake at 350* for 35-40 min. (you'll know it's done when the brownies start to pull away from the sides of the pan)
9.  Cut into 2" squares
10.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar (or not!) ;)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nautical Inspired Thanksgiving Leftover Labels

It's Sara from Confetti Sunshine again. Can you believe that it's almost time to start thinking about Thanksgiving? Hello? Where did October go? While I am just as excited as anyone to see the holidays roll around, I am left a little crazy with the list of things that still need to happen.

This is my first year hosting a full out giant Thanksgiving dinner, so my nerves might have the best of me at the moment. I've decided to prep a head of time and get a lot of the work done. So, some of that prep means planning on how to properly send home all of those Thanksgiving leftovers. So I designed some fun and useful leftover labels to coordinate with my nautical inspired kid's table!

I love our local restaurant supply store. It is full of great paper and plastic tubs and boxes. Recently, I stocked up on a supply of different sized food containers - just for Thanksgiving leftovers. But, since I wanted to make it a little more special, I also came up with these nautical inspired Thanksgiving Leftover Labels for you to just print out and use!

I created a long wrap around label to easily seal up boxes as well as two fun 2 inch circle stickers to place on top of tubs or smaller containers. Each have a clever little place to write down what was placed in the container - just in case you are having a hard time remembering if it was your aunt's mashed potatoes in the box or mom's apple pie.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Our Friday Five | Jen Edition

I just can't get over how cute these are. Definitely on the to-do list for next Halloween!!
02 |  Washi Tape Christmas
It's always so exciting when one of our friends accomplishes something so BIG, like writing their own book! You can find our friend Kami's book Washi Tape Christmas HERE in their shop or HERE on Amazon! Thanks for checking it out.
Cannot wait to try this recipe by Simply Stacie... cheese and zucchini just happen to be two of my most favorite things. :)
Our friend Landee made these and we think they are pure awesomeness.

05 | Let the countdown begin...
Less than a month till Mockingjay comes out!!Yay!!