Drying Herbs In The Microwave

7 I tried this with parsley and works like a charm – so time saving since I did not have to to and let dry! Now I know it works I will get the rest of this done so we will have our cabinet filled with enough parsley for the year! Now on to find a neat way to store it all – we had used old milk containers which work out ok but as we used the herbs we were always stuck with these 1/2 gallon milk containers that were partially filled.

Ice Cream Christmas Ornaments

530298_477419642310148_1531513395_nPreform these in advance and pull them out with lots of ohhs and ahhs.

Make round scoops of ice cream and roll bottom into candy sprinkles – think all red, all green, green and red, multi (like is shown). On the side take Reece’s Peanut Butter cuts (small) and poke a hole on one side and then directly across from the other. Take a piece of string licorice and make a loop as the ornament hanger. Freeze well before you serve.

Strawberry Whipped Cream Santa Treats

60720_327520874027434_1397626496_nAnother very easy treat. Cut tops off of strawberries. Toss these and then cut the tip off but keep these.  Pipe whipped cream and place cap back on top of this. Place two dots of whipped cream to make buttons. Then top the cap with whipped cream to make a puff on Santa’s hat. With the tip of a toothpick touch the whipped cream with a dot of black food coloring. Serve.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes

1396962_621732474539941_1862622456_oThese turkey cupcakes are so cool to make for Thanksgiving and even though they look like a whole lot of time went into them it was simpler then you think.

~Make you favorite cupcakes and cool.

~Melt candy melts or chocolate chips and dip top of cupcakes into it and allow to harden. (If you use chocolate chips are a small spoonful of corn syrup to make the chocolate easier to work with.)

~The head – the picture shows fondant being used but lets use half of a Nutter Butter cookie dipped into the melted chocolate and then leave to dry on the side.

~Start with yellow icing and make a rippled edging along one half of the cupcake. When done squeeze the icing back into a bowl and add more coloring to that icing to get layers of yellow, yellow-orange, orange, orange-red, red, and a maroon color (by adding a very small amount of black or purple food coloring to the red).

~Top with Nutter Butter cookie that has pipped eyes, nose and goblet.

Would be great for an extra special treat for your Thanksgiving dinner party – the kids will especially love them.

Nutter Butter Halloween Ghosts

nutter butter ghostsSo simple and so cool – your kids and party guests are going to love them.

You will need a package of Nutter Butter cookies, bag of white chocolate chip cookies (or almond bark) and small chocolate chips.

Melt chocolate/almond bark in chocolate melting bowl on stove and dip one end of the Nutter Butter cookie into it. Let these rest in a mini cupcake pan with the melted chocolate leaning to the top. Have a pair of extra hands stick two mini chocolate chips (or you could use mini M&M’s) for the eyes.

Use at a party or for munchies while passing out the candy! Have a Happy Halloween and stay safe.