Sunday, February 24, 2013

Zucchini & Apple Chips

Zucchini Chips
Apple Chips

Get the crunch without the calories

I purchased this handy-dandy tool at a local grocery store, and I have no idea what it is called. But if you plan on making these on many occasions like I have, it's a great thing to have.

If not, you can always chops very thin slices by hand as well. 



Set your oven to 200 degrees.

Begin by slicing your zucchini/apple.



Spray your cookie sheet with nonstick spray and lay out the chips.

For the zucchini chips, I spray a bit more nonstick olive oil spray on the top, followed by a little sea salt or cayenne pepper.

For the apple chips, I only did a small spray and did nothing on top. I went searching for some cinnamon but couldn't seem to find it. I did happen to have this pumpkin pie spice, so decided to give it a go instead. 
*it ended up being an awesome substitute



Throw the cookie sheet in the oven for roughly two hours 
*ovens will vary, as well as pans and/or parchment paper



Once they are ready let them sit for about 5 minutes and cool, then grab and enjoy :)



Any other chips ideas besides apples and zucchinis??

1:41 AM Ashley
Zucchini & Apple Chips

Zucchini Chips
Apple Chips

Get the crunch without the calories

I purchased this handy-dandy tool at a local grocery store, and I have no idea what it is called. But if you plan on making these on many occasions like I have, it's a great thing to have.

If not, you can always chops very thin slices by hand as well. 



Set your oven to 200 degrees.

Begin by slicing your zucchini/apple.



Spray your cookie sheet with nonstick spray and lay out the chips.

For the zucchini chips, I spray a bit more nonstick olive oil spray on the top, followed by a little sea salt or cayenne pepper.

For the apple chips, I only did a small spray and did nothing on top. I went searching for some cinnamon but couldn't seem to find it. I did happen to have this pumpkin pie spice, so decided to give it a go instead. 
*it ended up being an awesome substitute



Throw the cookie sheet in the oven for roughly two hours 
*ovens will vary, as well as pans and/or parchment paper



Once they are ready let them sit for about 5 minutes and cool, then grab and enjoy :)



Any other chips ideas besides apples and zucchinis??

Sunday, February 17, 2013


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Quick and Easy Recipe

Supplies Needed:
Red Velvet Cake Mix/Box
Cream Cheese Frosting
Marshmallow Creme (optional)
White Chocolate

Begin by making a red velvet cake, as instructed on the box.



Once it has completely cooled, break it up in a large bowl


Next add the frosting & marshmallow creme.
*You can add as much as you'd like, but I typically will add half of each container.


Using your (clean) hands, work the mixtures into the cake mix, and then roll them into little balls


Place them in the refrigerator for a few hours, or the freezer.


Once they have hardened a bit, it's time to melt your chocolate. 
There are many ways to do this, so follow the directions on the chocolate that you have purchased.


Lastly, just dip the balls into the freshly melted chocolate and place them on wax paper or foil to harden and settle. This is the time to add frosting or sprinkles before the chocolate hardens


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11:48 AM Ashley

^^ "Like" on Facebook for updates, tips & tricks

Quick and Easy Recipe

Supplies Needed:
Red Velvet Cake Mix/Box
Cream Cheese Frosting
Marshmallow Creme (optional)
White Chocolate

Begin by making a red velvet cake, as instructed on the box.



Once it has completely cooled, break it up in a large bowl


Next add the frosting & marshmallow creme.
*You can add as much as you'd like, but I typically will add half of each container.


Using your (clean) hands, work the mixtures into the cake mix, and then roll them into little balls


Place them in the refrigerator for a few hours, or the freezer.


Once they have hardened a bit, it's time to melt your chocolate. 
There are many ways to do this, so follow the directions on the chocolate that you have purchased.


Lastly, just dip the balls into the freshly melted chocolate and place them on wax paper or foil to harden and settle. This is the time to add frosting or sprinkles before the chocolate hardens


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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

 This day is either celebrated or hated around the globe,
So regardless it's a great time to bake.

Stained Glass Valentine's Day Cookie Recipe


Okay, the recipe I used for the dough was from here (martha stewart)

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Cookie Cutters, large and small
  •  a bag or two of jolly ranchers
  • Parchment Paper



Follow the directions provided on her website, the dough may be a bit crumbly 


Wrap it in plastic and store in the fridge. I left mine in for about an hour.

Once you roll the dough, cut out the shapes, and place them on the parchment paper remember to set the cookie sheet in the fridge again for another 15-20 minutes so the dough can harden a bit.

Then place them in the oven.


*Note: This was my first batch...One jolly rancher WAS NOT enough!


  & They come out looking fabulous :)










11:30 PM Ashley
Happy Valentine's Day

 This day is either celebrated or hated around the globe,
So regardless it's a great time to bake.

Stained Glass Valentine's Day Cookie Recipe


Okay, the recipe I used for the dough was from here (martha stewart)

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Cookie Cutters, large and small
  •  a bag or two of jolly ranchers
  • Parchment Paper



Follow the directions provided on her website, the dough may be a bit crumbly 


Wrap it in plastic and store in the fridge. I left mine in for about an hour.

Once you roll the dough, cut out the shapes, and place them on the parchment paper remember to set the cookie sheet in the fridge again for another 15-20 minutes so the dough can harden a bit.

Then place them in the oven.


*Note: This was my first batch...One jolly rancher WAS NOT enough!


  & They come out looking fabulous :)










Sunday, February 10, 2013

DIY Ombre Yoga Mat Bag

I recently started taking yoga classes so I thought it would be fun to make my own bag, since the ones that they sell are over-priced and boring. 

Supplies Needed:
Fabric
Clip on Flower
Sewing Machine (or you could try it by hand)


Begin by finding a fabric you like, and place your yoga mat on for sizing.


Cut the bottom corner off to create a shape similar to this


Place the right sides together and sew down the side


Place the clip on flower wherever you'd like.

*I got my flower from JoAnn Fabrics for 99 cents
*I got this awesome fabric also on sale at JoAnn Fabrics
*The yellow fabric was leftover from a previous project

Here is my yoga mat
I bought it from this website




3:10 PM Ashley
DIY Ombre Yoga Mat Bag

I recently started taking yoga classes so I thought it would be fun to make my own bag, since the ones that they sell are over-priced and boring. 

Supplies Needed:
Fabric
Clip on Flower
Sewing Machine (or you could try it by hand)


Begin by finding a fabric you like, and place your yoga mat on for sizing.


Cut the bottom corner off to create a shape similar to this


Place the right sides together and sew down the side


Place the clip on flower wherever you'd like.

*I got my flower from JoAnn Fabrics for 99 cents
*I got this awesome fabric also on sale at JoAnn Fabrics
*The yellow fabric was leftover from a previous project

Here is my yoga mat
I bought it from this website