Friday, July 20, 2012

The Yummiest, Easiest, Most Addicting Candy you will ever make!

Remember these?

Nowadays you may find them in a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store or other establishment that sells "vintage candies". These lovely little cups are like your traditional peanut butter cups, except they are coated with a smooth butterscotch coating instead of your ordinary chocolate coating. Little pieces of Heaven, I tell ya!

Well, I have a recipe for something that tastes almost exactly like these little treasures. My sister-in-law passed along this recipe to me, not sure where/whom she obtained it from. It is so super easy I almost cannot believe how easy these are to make. Here is the recipe:

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cups ("Heavenly Treasures")

1 bag butterscotch chips
1 bag white chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
Muffin cups (mini or regular size)
Muffin tin (mini or regular size)

Place muffin cups in muffin tins. Pour butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, and peanut butter into microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for one minute (or less), stir, repeat until all morsels have melted and you have a smooth consistency. Pour into mini or regular muffin cups (can make as thick or thin as you want them) and refrigerate until firm. Makes 24 regular muffin cups, about 1/3 full. Enjoy your little "Heavenly Treasures". :)

*These would be perfect for gift giving!! Super easy and super delicious!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Memorial Day. A time to remember those who lost their lives so that we may have freedom. A time to reflect on our country and what it stands for. A time to pay respects and honor by adorning stones with those beautiful colors of red, white, and blue. Memorial Day is a very special day. Praying today for all of the families who have lost loved ones so that I may have that my husband and two precious boys may have that America may have freedom.

In honor of those who have served or are still serving, our family is making this cake to show our appreciation for you and for our country. Thank you!!

Strawberry Poke Cake (Flag Cake)
1 white cake mix (Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on box)
1 box small box strawberry-flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1 container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Fresh strawberries

Fresh Blueberries

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Make cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Let cool completely.

Pierce cooled cake all over with fork. In small bowl, stir gelatin and boiling water until smooth; stir in cold water. Pour over cake. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Frost with whipped topping. Garnish with strawberries (halved) and blueberries as shown to make a flag design. Store covered in refrigerator.

America: Land of the FREE because of the BRAVE.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sundays, PS and DQ

Don't you just LOVE Sundays??! I know I do! What better way to spend your day than worshiping the Lord and spending time with your family! After church today, my two favorite boys and I headed to Penn Station for lunch. LOVE this place! If you have never heard of or been to a Penn Station, here is a little taste of what you are missing:
Hot grilled sandwiches....fresh-cut french fries....fresh-squeezed lemonade....fresh-baked chocolate chunk you see a recurring theme here? FRESH!! This is not your average sub sandwich place. All I have to say is the bread....ohhhh, the bread!! The authentic hearth-baked bread is SO fresh and soft and chewy. It is definitely what makes the sandwich!

Another thing I love about PS is that the grill cooks prepare your sandwich right in front of you -- on the huge grill behind the counter using fresh meats, veggies, and cheeses. My two favorite subs are the Chicken Cordon Bleu and the Philly Cheesesteak (what they are known for). I have tried almost all of them, and LOVE the ones I have tried, but these rank at the top of my list. :) Thank you, Jeff Osterfeld, for your vision and for developing Penn Station!!


The DQ part of this post is just to let you know that I also enjoyed a Strawberry Cheesequake blizzard from Dairy Queen after our amazing "family" lunch. YUM! The only negative thing I can say is that there was only a hint of strawberry (usually they are full of the strawberry topping -- this blizzard wasn't even pink!)...though I can follow that up with a positive -- there was cheesecake throughout the entire blizzard, even to the bottom. :)


One last thing. This will be my last post for a few weeks. I am having baby boy #2 this Thursday (c-section)!! WooHoo!! I appreciate your prayers for us as our lives are about to change over the next few weeks. We are so blessed and excited! I will miss my bloggy friends, though. Hopefully I will be back up and posting soon. See you in a few weeks!