fruit snacks

let me start out this post by saying… i miss winter, snow and the cold. it is blazing hot and only june. it is going to be a long summer. today i had a bunch of kids over. food is pricey these days and i found a neat little recipe on pinterest for fruit snacks. we were going through these by the box full due to my darling child who needs to share all we have in our pantry with the neighborhood. i headed over to the market today and picked up some jello and gelatin. these were super simple to make, and taste a lot better than your average fruit snacks. i made mine with peach jello, because it happens to be my favorite.

i don’t know if there will be any left for the kids.

Homemade Jello Fruit Snacks Recipe:

1 (3 oz) package gelatin, any flavor
2 (.25 oz) envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/3 c. water

Sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a small saucepan.  Heat over medium heat and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.  Pour into molds and allow to set at least 20 minutes.



i love breakfas…

i love breakfast.

there is just something about all breakfast food that gets me. my breakfast ideas were running pretty low and i was existing off cereal and green smoothies. i decided to give this idea a whirl and it was great!

a must try!

Blueberry French Toast Sandwich

This is a yummy and easy breakfast. Try will be hooked!

  • 1 3 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1- 1/2 tbl confectioner sugar
  • 1 package (12 oz) frozen french toast slices
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries

In a small bowl mix cream cheese and sugar. Set aside.

Heat french toast according to directions. Spread cream cheese on one side of bread, add blueberries, top with other slice. Garnish with extra blueberries and confectioner sugar if desired.

thanks blue willow.

cinnamon roll waffles

i am a cinnamon roll lover. so when i pinned this, i knew it was a must try.

unfortunately, i wasn’t that impressed with this idea. i like cinnamon rolls for their gooey – sticky goodness, and that was just missing in these.


Heat up your waffle maker and grease it with a bit of non-stick spray. Separate your rolls then place them into a belgian waffle maker. Close the lid and press down slightly.

Set the timer for 2 1/2 – 3 minutes.

pinned from a hens nest

whoopie pie recipe with cake mix

we attended a baby blessing a few weeks ago and my husband just about died when he saw a bowl of these on the table. i decided to look for an easy way to make these whoopie pies, and i hear they are the ‘new cupcake’. i made mine with a box of devils food cake with vanilla frosting in the middle. yum.

i decreased the oven temperature to 350 and baked them for only 7-8 minutes.

Whoopie Pies
from a cake mix

1 chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of vegetable oil

2 sticks of butter, softened
3-4 cups of powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil.  Whip together for 2-3 minutes.

On a parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet, scoop out batter into round mounds.  I used a small ice cream scoop that measured 1 2/3 inches in diameter.  Use the back of a spoon to round out scoops of batter into perfect circles.

Bake for 8 minutes.  Cool.

For the icing, in your KitchenAid with the paddle attachment, whip together butter and sugar (start with 3 cups of powdered sugar, then add more if necessary for thickness).  Whip for 5 minutes until light and fluffy (the extra time makes all the difference!).  Scoop into a pastry bag with the end cut with a 1/2 inch opening.

To fill, pipe icing onto the bottom cookie (wrong side up), then top with another cookie (right side up).

thanks jenny steffens hobick!