Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cooking Thursday

The recipe I'm sharing today is nothing fancy.  However, it's very quick to put together and it tastes refreshing on a hot summer day!
My friend Sandra is back hosting Cooking Thursday, so if you want to check out more recipes, visit her at Diary of a SAHM.

German Sweet Chocolate Freezer Pie
4 oz Bakers German Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup milk, divided
8 oz cream cheese
4 tablespoons sugar
8 oz Cool Whip
1 ready to use graham cracker crust

Melt chocolate and 2 tablespoons of milk in microwave.
Beat cream cheese with sugar until well mixed.  Stir in melted chocolate and add the rest of the milk.
Stir in Cool Whip until blended.
Freeze 4 hours or until firm.  Let stand about 15 minutes before cutting.
Store in freezer.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pinterest Play Dough

Here's another thing I tried from Pinterest. This one worked!
This is called Silky and Stretchy Playdough, and you only need 2 ingredients to make it.
1 cup conditioner - the cheaper the better!
2 cups cornstarch
I thought this was a perfect thing for Alaina to make with me and then play with.

Here she is with the bowl of cornstarch.

We added the conditioner and she helped stir.  It took a few minutes to get it all stirred in.  You can add more cornstarch if it's too liquid, or more conditioner if it's too stiff.  Mine was good with the amount listed.

Alaina had fun playing with this. It smelled wonderful because I had coconut scented conditioner.  It was soft and very pliable.  This isn't the kind of play dough you would want to mold things from, but if you want something soft and easy to play with, this is great!
Store it in an airtight container.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Finished sign

 I have to show you what I had made for the room we've been working on.  There's someone in our town who makes signs.  You can pick what you want on it, and the colors you want and she'll put it together.
I picked a verse and asked her to put it on a board that looked like an old barn, with the red and gray.
I'm very happy with how it turned out.

Here you can see the sign hanging over the bed.  I originally had another spot in the room planned out, but when it arrived, we decided it looked best over the bed.

Here's a close up of the sign.  Isn't that a wonderful verse?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Amazing Mosaic

Here's a short video clip showing you an amazing mosaic.  You won't believe what this is made of and the detail in the finished picture.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cooking Thursday

We had our small group from church at our house Sunday night.  I thought I would share the dessert I made for them.  It's perfect for this time of year, as it uses fresh fruit.  I used sugar free pudding mix so it's pretty healthy for a dessert.  It's refreshing and yummy!

Angel Food Cake Trifle

1 Angel Food Cake, cut into cubes (large size or 2 loaf pans)
2 small vanilla instant pudding mixes
3 cups milk
8 ounce Cool Whip, thawed
Fresh Fruit - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches to your taste

Place angel food cake cubes in a Trifle bowl, mini trifles or a 9 X 13 pan. Mix pudding with milk and fold in Cool Whip. Pour over cake cubes. Top with cut up fruit of your choice.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014