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Monday, August 27, 2012

DIY marble magnets

So I know I am behind the times a little (okay maybe a lot) but I finally made my first set of marble magnets. I especially wanted to make them so that I had some for my lessons for YW. Talk about super easy, super cheap and fun and fast to make! I just might make some of these as gifts for friends. Thanks to my sister-in-law, Chrissy for explaining to me how to make these! And thanks to a couple of my friends for coming over to my house to make these with me. I had so much fun!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

DIY scarf

I made my first ruffle scarf today. I have had this cute purple fabric for a very long time and I bought it at Walmart when it was on clearance for like a $1.50 a yard or something like that. Anyways, I saw this idea off pinterest and have wanted to make one like this for a very long time now and finally made one. It's not exactly the same as the one you see on pinterest, but that's okay. I like how it turned out. I want to add lace or something to my next one to make it even cuter.

Pinterest Recipe critique: Chocolate Chip cookies with cornstarch

I saw this recipe on pinterest that gave you a tip to have puffy chocolate chip cookies. I love puffy chocolate chip cookies and thought I would give it a try because mine always go way flat after they are done cooking. They said instead of using Baking soda, use Cornstarch. So I tried it.......and well, let's just start with the positive thing(s) about it.

First, they really did poof out. I was so happy about that part. Second, well.....that is the only positive thing I have to say about it. Sad huh?

Here are the cons:

*The cookie dough did not even taste the same as it usually does. I really did not think that cornstarch would make that big of a difference to the taste of the dough but it did.

*It gave you a bad after taste after eating the cookie dough.

*So I figured well, maybe they will taste better all warm and yummy. I took them out of the oven let them cool off a bit and tried it, and it was not good at all. They tasted nothing like my chocolate chip cookies that I make, even though I used all of the same ingredients except the Baking Soda.

So needless to say I was pretty sad they did not taste as good as they looked. But that is just my own personal opinion. Brandon was pretty sad too because he really likes my chocolate chip cookies. Oh well, now I know.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Duncan Hines Frosting creations mixins~opinion

I just wanted to share my opinion on the new Duncan Hines Frosting Creations mix ins.

*Love the idea of it
*They have a variety of flavors you can choose from
*It gives you more ideas on differents kinds of desserts to make with it.

Though it's a good idea, the flavor of the mix ins are off a little. Just my opinion though.

*I tried the Cinnamon roll one and that one tasted more like a pumpkin spice. Still really good, but didn't quite taste like a cinnamon roll flavor. But I actually kind of really liked that it had a pumpkin taste to it. I thought it tasted pretty good.

*I also tried the White Chocolate Raspberry flavor mix in and that one tasted like it had a hint of grape flavor in it. You can kind of taste the Raspberry but it tasted more like Grape to me. But here's the thing I love Grape flavor things and so I didn't mind it,  but was hoping this one would taste more like raspberries.

*I tried the Orange cream one as well and that one was true to it's flavor. So that one was good.

But, all in all they are still good, but the flavors are just off a little. They don't really taste how you think they should taste.