Fall Colored Sugar Cookie Idea

gfdfgSo this is done so much easier than you would actually think. The picture above is done with a sugar cookie recipe – so use your favorite or you can even use store bought in a pinch. Allow dough to go to room temperature so it is easy to work with. As shown above the dough was divided into four equal parts (green, burgundy, orange, yellow). Use food coloring (paste or powder – do not use liquid it will change the recipe too much) and color each separated chunk of dough with a different color. Take chunks of dough off of each separated color and put on parchment paper covered counter with flour. Push down and put different colored chunk next to it until you get a nice array of colors. Use rolling pin and make cookies the thickness you desire. push cookie cutters down and make cookie shapes. Squeeze remaining dough together and roll out. The more you roll the more the colors will me mottled but thos can be a sweet treat just for you.

Nutter Butter Halloween Bats

1148808_397183767049694_1390882462_nDip Nutter Butters into melted chocolate or chill Nutter Butters and dip into candy shell (the stuff you buy for ice cream that goes on as a liquid but hardens as a candy shell. Drag with a toothpick little ridges at the base of the wings. Place a dot of melted chocolate at the top and stick a brown M&M onto it. Place two dots of melted chocolate at the top of the M&M and drag (with a toothpick) up to create two ears. Pipe two dots of colored icing (powdered sugar with a few drops of food coloring just to make it almost runny). Put two drops of melted chocolate for the center of eyes.

Delicious treat for a Halloween party or for an added bonus to a treat bag. If you love Nutter Butters like i do this will surely be a scary little treat you will want to make.

Banana Benefits – Who Knew?

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I have always loved bananas and eat them regularly. My favorite has always been to slice them and place into a bowl, add orange juice to cover and add a little sugar. Tastes good and gives the body a boost off goodness to start the day off with. These good benefits for bananas just makes eating them that much sweeter. Breakfast is often overlooked and anyone can grab one of these and eat it on the way to work or school. What I like also about bananas is that they are fairly cheap and you can buy them at the beginning of your week with some ready to eat and some still green so you have enough to make your full week.

Jello Red, White and Blue Treats

946507_658314530865305_647629302_nUse disposable clear cups and make blue jello – pour to almost one-third level and chill. Repeat with a cool whip layer and then a red layer of jello. Chill. You can add fresh (wash and dry before using) in the blue layer before it has thickened completely. Before serving add a whipped topping and one blueberry to the top.

Icing On The Cake – Different Styles

icing a cake treatment treatments finishes finish1st: ice the cake and make random 1/2 swirls  with a tip of a spoon and rotate them as you go

2nd: ice the cake and use a fork and run the tips of prongs into icing to make squiggle/straight lines (squiggle is more forgiving)

3rd: ice cake and use tip of spoon and  dig little trenches going around the edge and random on top

4th: ice cake and use a butter knife tip and drag it from bottom to top around edge and from edge into the center on top

Now you never have to worry about making the icing all nice and smooth (which will give you a quick headache). Use these designs with butter cream or any soft icings like cool whip icing. I hope you enjoy!