Quick On The Go Microwaveable Cake Mix

angle food cake cake1-2-3 Cake. I love this idea!!!
You need two boxes of cake mix. One can be any flavor you prefer, but the other MUST be Angel Food cake mix. Mix them together (shake them in a big bowl). Then simply store the mixture in an airtight container until you get the urge for dessert. Then just put three Tbsp. of the dry mixture in a big coffee mug and stir in 2 Tbsp of water. Microwave it for one minute and you will have a single serving of cake! Top with fruit, ice cream, whipped cream or whatever! Awesome for those of us who want something sweet every now without making an entire cake!!!

Twist On Pecan Pie

pecan pieA new & easy Twist on Pecan Pie for the holidays from Pillsbury!

Crescent Pecan Pie Squares
Crust
1 can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Filling
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg, beaten

1.Heat oven to 350°F.
2.Unroll dough; separate dough into 2 long rectangles. Place in ungreased 13×9-inch pan; press over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust. Firmly press perforations to seal. Place in ungreased 13×9-inch pan; press over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust.
3.Bake 8 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix filling ingredients. Pour filling over partially baked crust.
4.Bake 18 to 22 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store at room temperature.

Strawberry Valentines Day Chex Mix

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Strawberry Valentines Chex Mix

Ingredients

6 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 bag of white chocolate baking chips {12 oz}
1 box of Strawberry Creme Jell-O Pudding {make sure you use pudding!! Gelatin does not have the same effect, trust me!}
Valentines M&M’s, sprinkles, food coloring- whatever you’d like to make them more festive!

Measure out 6 cups of Chex into a large bowl.

Dump white chocolate chips into a glass dish. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir gently.

Return to the microwave and melt for an additional 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave another 30 seconds and even though the chips still hold their shape, once you stir it, you’ll see that they are in fact melted!

You can add about 1-2 tsp of shortening to the chips and it will help the consistency be slightly thinner and smoother. It’s easier to cover the cereal when you use a little shortening, however it’s optional.

Note: Microwave times will vary. I have a 1500 watt microwave, so this is what worked for me. If your microwave is less powerful, you will have to increase the times. Go slowly. You don’t want to seize the chocolate. In my experience, the chocolate is always done before I think it is. If it’s nearly melted, just let it sit on the counter for a minute or two and stir again- chances are the heat from the mixture itself is enough to melt the chips the rest of the way.

Add 4 TBSP of the strawberry creme pudding into the white chocolate and stir gently until smooth. You can also add a bit of food coloring if you’d like. Since you added the pudding, it tastes like strawberry, but it doesn’t actually add any color.

I opted to divide mine, making most of it pink, but leaving some white.

Dump the chocolate mixture over the Chex cereal and stir gently until the cereal is coated in chocolate.

Add any Valentines candy, sprinkles, etc.

Lay out on pieces of wax paper to cool and solidify. I found the M&M’s looked better if you sprinkled them on top, once the mixture is laid out to cool. The candy sticks to the Chex cereal but it doesn’t get coated so you can still see the colors.

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Easter Egg Race

Give each child a tablespoon and a hard-boiled egg. The children form in line and one is the leader. Each one holds the spoon with the egg in its bowl at arm’s length and hops on one foot, following wherever the leader leads them.

The leader may take them up stairs, over stools, and any place hard to reach on one foot. To drop the egg or rest on both feet prevents one from continuing in the game. She must stay out until the next time round.

At Home Remedy For Nausea

Whether you’re pregnant, suffer from motion sickness, or are fighting some sort of flu bug, there’s a very thrifty, natural home remedy for your nausea. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 tablespoon of honey, and add it to a large glass of cool water. You can drink this mixture straight away, or if you’re pregnant and suffer from morning sickness, drink it before you go to bed. Cider vinegar has been used to cure nausea and other ailments for hundreds of years.