Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Recipe - Pink Lady Salad

I have another recipe to share with you today. This one is called Pink Lady Salad.

This is one of those recipes that you just can't mess up and you can eat a lot of it and not feel guilty.
Here are your ingredients:
Sugar Free Jello (any flavor)
Fat Free Cottage Cheese
Canned Fruit (any kind)
Fat Free Cool Whip

This recipe can be any flavor you want it to be depending on the flavor of jello. You can also add any kind of fruit. I used Lite Fruit Cocktail and pineapple chunks.
First you drain the fruit and then add into a big mixing bowl that you can store in your refrigerator.
Next I added in the cottage cheese. I bought a big container so I didn't use the whole container, but you can. I just like to save some for other recipes during the week.
It is a great source of protein, so add as much as you like.
Next I add in the jello. This recipe will take on the color of the jello.
Since I used cherry, it turns a pretty pink color once stirred together.
The last step is to add in the cool whip.
This tastes so light and fluffy and is great for a snack or after a meal as a dessert.
I hope you enjoy this recipe if you give it a try.
Thanks for looking. See you on the next post.
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Recipe - Chocolate Haystacks

Today I want to share my Chocolate Haystack recipe with you.

I have been making us healthier, easy to grab snacks.  I love to make these on a Sunday afternoon and have for the week.
This is an easy recipe that you can make quickly.
Here are the ingredients:
Fiber One Cereal (One Sleeve)
Nuts of your choice
Melting Chocolate/Morsels (Dark, Milk, White, peanut butter)
Other ingredients on hand ( I used some Reeses Mini Pieces)
The Fiber One box had two sleeves in it. You only need to use one for this recipe.
Pour the cereal, nuts, and mini pieces into a big mixing bowl.
Add as many nuts as you like.
From here you can clean out your pantry and add in other cereals, granola, etc.
Put your chocolate of choice into a microwavable bowl and melt according to package directions.

Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal mixture in the mixing bowl.
Stir carefully until mixed well.
Add some parchment paper to a cookie sheet.
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out a mound onto the parchment paper.
I made 23 haystacks.
These will be very wet and will fall apart easily.
At this point, I like to place these in the freezer for about an hour.
Here they are out of the freezer.
I then store these in a gallon size freezer ziplock bag and store in the freezer.
We all grab one when we want a chocolate/sweet fix. 
I have to warn you, this is Fiber One cereal. I would suggest eating only one a day. 
Hope you give these a try.
Thanks for looking!
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Scrapbooking One Year of Photos in a Weekend

Today I want to share with you how I scrapbooked our 2011 pictures using one collection kit and some divided page protectors and completed it over a weekend.

For 2011 I only did a couple of layouts and mini albums so I had some catching up to do.
I went on my first scrapbook retreat a couple of weeks ago and decided that would be a good time to catch up.
I have had the Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy collection in my stash for a while. I got it out and remembered that the Simple Stories collections fit perfectly with the We R Memory Keepers photo sleeve set.
I visited the Simple Stories website and found this wonderful Year-O-Graphy album idea guide.
I printed it out and sat down at the computer and started printing off pictures.
I took everything with me to the retreat and finished the album.
For these layouts, I also used Ali Edwards stamps, Jenni Bowlin Inks, and cuts from my Silhouette Cameo using kraft and cream cardstock.
To fit all of the pictures that I wanted to include, I used Picasa to make 4x6 collages.
Here is my YouTube video showing you the layouts in detail:
In case you prefer pictures, here are the layouts.
My cover page
Each month has a 2 page spread (left side and right side)
January 2011

February 2011


March 2011

April 2011

May 2011


June 2011

July 2011

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011 (The next 4 pictures belong to October)


November 2011

December 2011

Ending Page

I also included some 12x12 and 8x8 layouts from 2011 into the album with the corresponding month. If you watch the video you will see those layouts as well.
I am so happy that I completed this project. It feels so good to have our 2011 pictures in an album instead of stuck in the computer.
After I unpacked from the scrapbooking retreat, I captured this picture of my husband and daughter looking at this album.
Love it!!


 Get your pictures off of the computer and out of your phones and into an album and documented! You will be so glad you did!!
Thanks for looking!

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