A New Beginning:

This summer I am away from home and discovering new passions. I am living with a family, working at Dutch Bro's coffee, taking an online class and more. Since I have been at college I have been developing a love for baking and discovering new delicious treats. I have decided that this summer I would start baking more and writing about what I bake on this site. These recipes are not mine, I am using ones I find just to learn and have fun! Hope you enjoy reading and learning new treats to fill your kitchen with!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Crunch Treat!

I just wanted to eat some Captain Crunch cereal, So I decided to make some rice crispy treats but use Captain Crunch instead. I figured we needed a treat while watching the Mexico vs. USA soccer game and Gordy's favorite is Captain Crunch and so it was settled. First start with a box of captain crunch and put it in a bag and smash some of it up with a rolling pin...but not to much. Then put a bag of mini marshmallows in a bowl with about 5Tb of butter cut into little squares. Microwave it for about 1 minute, maybe a little more. The marshmallows will turn into a huge bubble. So do not freak out when you see it blowing up in the microwave. After it is all melted, take it out and mix it around, then add the crushed up cereal. Next take a 13 X 9 pan and grease it up. Then pour it all into the pan and make sure it is settling how you want it to and let it cool for a while. Super fast and easy treat! Try it with all your favorite cereals.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Monster Cake

Today is my little friend Judah's 7th Birthday! I was over visiting him the other day and decided to ask him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday. He was eating one of the confetti cookies I made and he said, "This kind!" His favorite color was green and because he is a seven year old boy I decided that a monster cake would be awesome! So I baked two round confetti cake filled pans last night and let them cool over night. Then this morning I made homemade 7 minute frosting and added neon green food coloring. Then I bought some candies to make the eyes with and decorated it. I was nervous that it would not turn out right and that the frosting would not work, but it did! The frosting is very thick and that made it easy to stick up like hair. I hope he likes it :) because I sure do!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Peanut Butter and Chocolate!

My favorite desserts always have chocolate and peanut butter together! So because Meghan, her mom and I needed a snack to watch our t.v. show tonight I decided to make No Bake cookies :) They are so easy and really fast to make.
2 cups sugar
4 Tb cocoa
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 Tb vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup of Nutella
Mix sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk in sauce pan until boiling. After boiling for about a minute remove off the stove and add in the rest of the ingredients. Then let sit for a little to harden up faster and put wax paper out. Drop spoon fulls on wax paper and let cool and harden.

Lemon and Lime

Father's day and I made lemon bars as the request from my "father" Gordy this summer. I decided to make lime bars also and make a checkered board out of them. I have never made them before so it was fun to try them out.