Monthly Archives: October 2015

Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats

Recipe: Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats

Halloween movies and costumes should be the stuff of nightmares, not your candy shopping bill. This year I decided to skip the bags of chocolate (half of which seems to be consumed before the actual main event…) and opt instead for making homemade Halloween Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats. This is a viable option for me this year because we are known to our neighbors, as we live on post and literally have our name on the door; if anyone has health or safety concerns, they can ask us and be rest assured that the goodies were baked in a clean kitchen with the best of intentions. Continue reading

Mistakes to Avoid when Making Rice Krispies Treats

Homemade Rice Krispies Treats are easy and quick to make, and they are a fun and affordable alternative to go-to desserts like brownies and cookies. You may be tempted to just dive right in and make the recipe per the instructions on the back of the Rice Krispies cereal box; they are the experts right? That’s fine, but there are a few crucial steps that you really need to be aware of before you get started. Take my advice and first read about these common mistakes to avoid when making rice krispies treats and tips to cooking gooey, scrumptious desserts. Continue reading

Fun toddler crayons!

Homemade Chunky Toddler Crayons

My daughter is nearly two and over the last few months at daycare she has begun finger-painting, sponge-painting and coloring with crayons. I am not yet brave enough to venture into the realm of toddler-painting at my home, but crayons do not seem nearly as daunting. The regular crayons at the PX here at JBLM are too small and fragile for her sweet, chubby little hands to grasp and use effectively. I saw some chunky toddler crayons online for a pretty penny. So, I spent an afternoon creating some star-shaped homemade toddler crayons. These crayons are great for regular, home-use but they also make fantastic party favors. Continue reading

Well-loved Uggs

Cleaning Your UGGs

Now that Fall has begun here in the NorthWestern United States, it is time to break out the winter boots! The UGG trend in the U.S. began during my high school days, though I refrained from ever purchasing a pair, and especially from wearing them with a jean skirt in the middle of a Texas summer (seriously?). However, now that I find myself in a damp, cold Washington climate, and after observing the native Webbed-feet inhabitants in all their UGG-glory, I figure there must be something about these over-priced boots that I’ve been missing out on. Continue reading