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This. Looks. Delicious! {Argentinian Dulce de Leche)

Have you met the Celebration Girl?
She has wonderful posts about recipes, tablescapes, printables and party inspiration.  She did this post a few days ago that literally made my mouth water!  Dulce de Leche is easily my favorite ice cream.  I didn’t even know it was used as a cookie filling, and now that I know, I think I must try that too.  Anyway, she gives three different methods on how to make your own along with pictures and instructions.  Check it out!
http://thecelebrationgirl.com/?p=421
Please visit her, follow, subscribe and leave wonderful comments, because she is totally RAD!
Best,
Krysten

These. Look. Delicious! {Mocha Popsicles}

Mocha Popsicles from The Caffeinated Globe looks like just the thing for a summer party!  No recipe there, but I found one {that included pictures} at A Cozy Kitchen!

Mocha PopsiclesRecipe adapted from David LebovitzMakes 8 popsicles, depending on the size of your molds.
I made super strong coffee using my French press. I put 6 scoops of coffee with 3 cups of hot water and let it sit for 5 minutes.  It came out super strong and perfect.  Also, if you don’t have sweetened condensed milk, David says you could substitute using half & half or milk. I would just add a little at a time to taste.
2 cups (500ml) extra-strong coffee or espresso
2/3 cup (160ml) sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 tablespoon of unsweetened dutch processed cocoa powder
Mix the coffee with the sweetened condensed milk. Add the tablespoon of cocoa powder. Taste, and add a bit more milk or chocolate powder, if desired. (A spoonful or two is fine, but any more and the popsicles won’t freeze as hard.)
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until sold. Mine took about 8 hrs.  To loosen the popsicle out of its mold, hold under warm water until it slides out. Voila! Awesome Mocha Popsicles.

Enjoy my party pals!

Best,
Krysten
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Tuesday Has a Recipe 10.12.10 {Fair Fried Dough with Maple Cream Topping}


The last two days we took our annual trip to New Hampshire to the Sandwich Fair. My mother-in-law lives and owns a business in North Sandwich, and we always go up at least for the day.

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the Sandwich Fair, and the first annual Skillet Throwing Contest, which my darling mother in law talked me into entering. I was able to throw the 4 pound cast iron skillet fairly straight, much to my surprise and delight, and gave it a good 33 foot toss. Nothing compared to the winner’s 57 foot launch, but I was happy to have not hurt anyone!
I shared some Fried Dough with cream maple glaze with my 8 year old early in the day, and it was by far, the best fried dough I ever had! Inspired by this, I am posting a recipe for fried dough you can make at home from Meeyauw’s Recipes and maple cream sauce recipe that I think would work!
For the maple cream:
Combine 1 cup pure maple syrup, 1/2 cup heavy cream and about 2 tablespoons butter in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil.
More about my eventful weekend to come, with some real party pix! WOOT!
Best,
Krysten
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Tuesday has a recipe {VEGAN Pumpkin Pie!} 10.5.10

Today’s recipe comes from a fellow mogger blommy, Marci from The Balancing Act in Scrubs and Stilletos and her Meatless Monday series!

From her blog:

This blog is mostly about my 2 sweet little boys, Levin and Brighton, about being a Mother, our Vegetarian/Vegan diet/Green Living/Recycling/Saving the animals/Earth-loving/Hippie Lifestyle. Were not your ordinary Family!

She is definitely a great girl to follow as she chronicles her ‘life less ordinary’! And without further ado, I give you…

Vegan Pumpkin Pie!



Visit her blog for the recipe and directions, and leave her some comment love! Why is this extra great? Because every year for the holidays, we have some friends and family who are vegetarians or vegans – and now I know what I can do to show them I love them that much more! And you can too!

If you missed yesterday’s post: Monday’s Blog has Something Free – click through and download you free Halloween party circles! And there is still time to leave your link for Feature Me! Friday! Link Party!

Best,
Krysten
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Friday features something new! 10.1.10

On with FEATURE ME! FRIDAY!

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We had lots of great links to look at this week! Thanks to everyone who linked up for the party – don’t forget to link up to this week’s too and to share the love with friends!

Awesome Mommy Bloggers {Moggers? Blommys? Haha}

I am a mommy blogger too, and love and support my fellow Mogger Blommys who take the time to share a bit of themselves, their expertise and genius with the rest of us!
Healthy Sushi is a fab blog about organic healthy living, greenity and natural beauty! She has awesome product reviews, articles and health tips for everyone!
Another Mogger Blommy is Three Peas in a Pod who had a wonderful blog about her darling family, natural parenting, parent product/book reviews and giveaways too! Such an honest read about juggling life with all it’s challenges and being an awesomopathic mom in the meantime! Show this girl your love!

Jewelry

Elise Linenger, Stella & Dot Independent Consultant, has a beautiful page with fantastic jewelry. Her blog mixes fashion forward style with real-life stuff {like who do you rock out to? and latest runway fashions}. Stella & Dot is a fabulous and inspiring company, and Elise makes their products that much more realistic for today’s fashista ladies {or wannabe’s like me!}


Love handmade jewelry? This girl has a style all her own and I love it! Lisa’s Urban Nostalgia blog shows off her unique style and her beautiful jewelry with antique flair. Her Etsy store can be found here – Christmas is coming people! And my favorite color is blue. Just sayin’.


Fab Blogs Rated PG-13
Shhhhh! Just Between You and Me is an honest blog about Tiffany – a beautiful 29 year old girl living life to the fullest with her lovely family! She’s a mom blogger who’s not afraid to tell it like it is! You should visit her -especially on Weird Me Wednesday’s Blog Hop and make a new friend!

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Visit Sarah’s Organized Chaos for some wild reads! She’s a talented papercrafter with a great Etsy Shop, but don’t let the flowers fool you! Her blog chronicles her life as an awesome mom and she does not hold back her quirky sense of humor to tell you about it! I love it! Below is the Bad Car Contest. Enjoy!



Crafty Blogs!

Maggie Lamarre’s Cutting Above blog showcases her talents as a graphic designer, papercrafter and artist. Below is a project in embossing complete with tutorials. Wouldn’t these look beautiful framed in a grouping? Her blog also talks about recipes, fashion and great deals.

C.R.A.F.T. {Creating Really Awesome Free Things} showcases creative ideas from around the bloggosphere. {She even featured me! Thanks Jamie!} Jamie submitted this post about making beautiful garlands {We all love garlands}, with a “how to” on great ways to get your garland craft on!

Recipes!
The Mom Food Project is all about comfort food. Really delicious comfort food. I love to cook, I love recipes, and this blog is full of hearty, yummy nostalgia. Look at this braided bread wreath {below}. I mean pa-lease people! It is gorgeous and I can’t wait to try it! {Step by step instructions with pictures included}.


An American Girl in Bristol shared this yummy recipe for Chicken & Chickpea Korma {Yum!} for her Slow Cooker Saturday series. Melissa shares about her life as she studies education and works on her future and her goals in life.


Photography
Define You Photography stopped by, and what can I say? Gorgeous! I love how Jillian chronicles the sessions as well as the beautiful results. The blog also has sections on parenting tips and blogging tips, and this month is promoting Juvenile Diabetes Awareness. Define You Photography is located in Arizona.


Giveaway

Finally, the Just Married With Coupons Catch the Bouquet Giveaway Extravaganza!

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I will let them tell you about it:

There will be over 10 unique and awesome giveaways right here on this blog alone!! There will be $200 in Gift Certificates, Candles, Perfume, Gift Baskets His & Her items, Massage Oil, Personalized Products & more! We have been planning this for quite some time and we are super excited!

Check it out, friends and followers! You could be the lucky winner!
Don’t forget to enter this week’s link party for Feature Me! Friday at Clickable Party {The Blog}. Follow me so you don’t miss Freebie Monday and the rest of the fantastic blog posts!
Local Yokels

If you live in the area {Massachusetts/Rhode Island} here are some fun things you can do this weekend!

Farmers Market at Kennedy Park in Fall River – I hear this is a good one!
The Rhode Island Audubon Society, Bristol, RI Free Family Fun Day!

Providence Ghost Tours! A spooky night out!
RISD Museum Family Event: Art + Design Lab

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Best,

Krysten

Tuesday Has a Recipe {Haunted Cookie Cups} 9.27.10

Ok, how totally cute are these?

SO CUTE!

I was looking for a fellow blogger recipe, but I just couldn’t resist

These are Nestle Cookie Cups {Thanks 24/7 Moms} and here is the recipe!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
1 container (8 oz.) frozen light whipped topping, thawed
1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
48 (about 1 teaspoon) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
24 (about 1 tablespoon) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
Directions:
PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 24 mini-muffin cups. Place one square of cookie dough into each cup.
BAKE for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. With tip of butter knife, remove cookie cups from muffin pan. Arrange on serving platter.
FILL plastic bag with whipped topping; seal. Cut ½-inch from corner of bag. Squeeze bag lightly to pipe whipped topping on top of cookie cup to form ghost shape. Position two mini morsels as eyes and one regular size morsel as a mouth on each ghost. Serve immediately or store refrigerated for up to 2 hours.
Make Ahead Tip:
Cookie bases can be made ahead and stored covered at room temperature.
Remember to follow baking instructions before consuming.
Tomorrow I will be trying out the Pie Pops from last week. Not sure where the results will end up – I think maybe my son’s classroom teacher/s will be getting a sweet surprise! :)
Enjoy!
Best,
Krysten

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Tuesday has a recipe {Pie Pops} 9.21.10

Today’s recipe comes from a blog called Luxirare, a funky food and fashion blog that I honestly don’t know how I came across – but who cares!? This is the best idea EVA!

Pie Pops

The short of it is:

1) You mix fresh fruit with sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon {when appropriate}.

2) Cut the pie crust into 2″ish circles (one for top and one for bottom)

3) Place one unbaked crust circle down, add the lolly stick on the bottom and a spoonfull of pie filling.

4) Place one unbaked crust circle on top and use another lolly stick to seal the edges for a pretty finish.

5) Wash outside of pie crust with egg white/water mixture.

6) Bake at 375 for 15 minutes (This is my best guess).

7) Impress all your friends.

Apparently Bakerella did a feature on these too! But it’s new to me, so I’m sharing it with you!

Don’t forget, there is a half price coupon right now through Friday, 9/24 for all orders of $15.00 or more. It basically gives you any full tablescape for only $7.50 – 50% off!! There are no exclusions, so even Party {in a box} is on sale.

Coupon code is FALL12010. Enter at checkout!

Also, if you missed Feature Friday, leave a link to your page (blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and follow us on Facebook to be entered to win our Trick or Treat Halloween Tablescape as a free giveaway! This link party is open until Thursday, 9/23.

Best,

Krysten