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Frozen Candy Tastes Better!

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by Uncategorized

 

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It’s blazing hot outside and you want a cold treat. Instead of reaching for the ice cream bar, how about you give one of these frozen candies a try? There are so many different candy bars that taste amazing when they’ve been in the freezer for a few hours, but these are just the few that I have personally tried and loved.

 

Chocolate Covered Raisins: These are also super yummy when frozen. They thaw out fast, but when they are frozen they are a bit more chewy and crunchy.

Charleston Chews: I love Charleston Chews. I really, truly, do. But I do find that they can be a bit exhausting to eat after a while with all of their gooey goodness. Popping them into the freezer for a bit totally solves that issue though, and I find that it even enhances the flavor!

Gummy Bears: Frozen gummy candies are so great. Pop a few of these into your soda once they’re frozen for delicious ice cubes!

Peanut Butter Cups: Some may argue that when these babies are frozen, they taste even better than when they are at room temperature. I didn’t think that there was any way to possibly make them taste better, but when I tried them frozen, I had to agree.

Milk Duds: I can’t eat Milk Duds unless they’re frozen. Despite the deliciousness, they are just too dang sticky! I end up having caramel stuck in my teeth for forever. When they’ve been frozen, however, they turn crunchy and even though they do thaw out when you’re eating them, they are a bit easier to manage.

Snickers: Cut them up into bite size pieces and put them in the freezer for a few hours. Soon you’ll have a crunchy, and once they’ve thawed out a bit in your mouth, extra chewy candy!

Junior Mints: Last but definitely not least. These are my favorite frozen. In fact, whenever I buy a box of them, they end up right in the freezer. I’ve even noticed that most movie theaters will offer you a box of frozen Junior Mints if you ask! (Also, I’m sure that the standard York Peppermint Patties would be amazing frozen as well.)

The frozen candy possibilities are endless! Do you have any candies that you swear are better once they’re frozen?


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Posted on July 17th, 2016 by Freebie Felicia


Grandma’s Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake

Posted on July 16th, 2016 by Uncategorized

 

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Your mouth is already watering just after reading the title, right? I’m dying over here just from typing it out. Seriously, these are the yummiest.

My grandma is a fantastic cook. Whenever we go over to her house for a Sunday dinner, we make sure to head over hungry so that we will have plenty of room for all of her amazing food. Her desserts are what I get most excited for, and she never disappoints.

If you are a Strawberry Shortcake fan, you will love her recipe. In fact, even if you’re not a big Strawberry Shortcake fan, you’ll probably still love these. Because they’re made with a buttermilk biscuit type of shortcake, they aren’t as crazy sweet as standard angel food cake. Give this recipe a try, you will be so happy you did.

(Note: The shortcakes don’t keep for very long, (that’s because they’re homemade from scratch! Super fresh, with zero preservatives!) so be sure to make them the day of your next event or gathering.)

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Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake

Shortcakes (makes 6)

1 ½ c flour
2-½ tsp Baking Powder
2 TBS sugar
Lemon zest (opt)
Pinch of salt
½ c buttermilk (or milk with 1 TBS lemon juice – set aside while mixing rest of ingredients)
1 stick cold butter or margarine (cut up in small pieces)
Sugar

Topping

3 cups fresh berries

1 TBS lemon juice (opt)

Lemon zest

Whipped cream
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Line pan with parchment paper
• Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and lemon zest in a bowl.
• Add butter pieces and cut into flour mixture with a fork or pastry blender until you have coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk until all is mixed. Don’t over mix.
• Turn out onto lightly floured surface and shape into a thick round, and cut with a biscuit cutter, or drop in large spoonfuls onto the lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar and lemon zest. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
• Split biscuits and layer with berries and cream. Store with loose covering or dry towel over biscuits to keep the crisp texture.


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Give Your Kids The Joy Of Letter Writing

Posted on July 14th, 2016 by Uncategorized

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Letter writing is becoming a lost art. It seems that all that comes in the mail nowadays are advertisements and bills. Do you remember how excited you got when you received a letter in the mail, even if it was just a card for your birthday? I still get super excited to see something in the mailbox with my name (as long as it isn’t regarding a payment). This Summer, give your kids that joy, and help them write letters to someone they know. I’m sure that grandma would love to receive a handwritten letter from her grand kid, and would certainly write back. Just imagine how excited your kiddo will be when he or she opens the mailbox to see a response!

Aside from the pure joy of giving and receiving letters in the mail, this is also a great activity that helps your child with their writing skills. Depending on their level, they can start out with drawing pictures on the paper and adding their name and a few words to writing a full page about all the fun things they’ve done this Summer. With school out, kids often regress in their academics during the long break. This is a great way to make sure that they stay on top of the spelling, grammar and handwriting that they’ve worked on the year before. This could also be a great time to teach new vocabulary words as well!

The whole process of writing a letter can be a learning experience. Teach them about addresses; the one that the letter is being sent to (grandma’s house, for example), and their address so that the recipient knows who sent them mail. If they still haven’t memorized their address, this is a great activity to help with that! Teach about how sending mail costs money, and go to the post office to pick out some fun stamps. While you’re there, you can even talk to a post-worker about what they do at their job.

All in all, this is an activity that only costs the price of the stamp, and can be a really fun learning experience for your kids. They’ll be checking the mailbox every day, anxious for a response!

 

Give it a try and let me know in the comments how it went! 


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