Hi, everyone, I’m sharing this fantastic recipe for Monte Cristo Roll Ups over at Rhodes today. It’s a doozy – smoky ham and turkey, savory cheese, and sweet raspberry jelly all rolled up and baked into Rhodes’ amazing bread dough, sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled with a delicious raspberry glaze. Using only a few ingredients, this Stromboli comes together in a snap so no matter how you slice it, it’s a keeper.
Recently my son celebrated his birthday, wowzers, where does time go? He desperately wanted to have a game with his friends that used Star Wars light sabers. We didn’t have enough of the real toy ones for everyone to enjoy and honestly, I was worried someone would get hurt with them. They are one of those things that I would love to magically disappear one day – too many “oops” happen with them because they always want to battle with them, and it never ever ends well. Someone always winds up in tears. So I started searching Pinterest for DIY Light Sabers. I found Muddy Boots’ pool noodle light sabers. What a fabulous idea! Not only do they look amazing, they are cost effective (I found the noodles at the dollar store), and I knew I wouldn’t have to worry too much about anyone getting hurt. The kids had an absolute blast playing with them. Don’t be fooled, the grown ups did too. They were a huge hit and the kids were tickled at the end of the party when they got to take one home. I love when I find projects that are easy and simple and that everyone loves. They made great party favors, but I think they’d be great costume props, you already know why I like them better than the toys, and it would be crazy fun to keep a stash around for a rainy day. They might even be more fun than Nerf guns. Making these DIY light sabers would be a fabulous activity to cure some of that summer boredom your kids might be experiencing. Whatever reason you make them your family is totally going to thank you because they are going to have so much fun playing with them. Continue reading →
I fell in love with these Coffee House Blueberry Scones during my college years. My husband and I attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Carroll is an amazing school with a beautiful campus and amazing academics. The college holds a very special place in my heart and I have to say if you know anyone looking for the perfect place to spend their undergraduate years, they can’t go wrong with Carroll. I miss our college days, seriously, best school ever. With it’s beautiful campus, small classes, and caring professors, it was easy to build a Carroll family. Carroll does an excellent job promoting student life. Besides the normal college activities, we enjoyed movie days, bowling nights, rafting trips, retreats, dances, coffee nights, and much more as part of the student body. In fact, it was at one of those free coffee nights that I had my first latte. Frankly, I will never ever forget it. We all received drink tickets to a coffee house and were invited to stay and hangout and listen to one of the local bands – always packed and always tons of fun. After just a few sips, my heart started racing and my entire body was shaking. Had I not known better I think I would have thought I was experiencing a heart attack. Needless to say, that much caffeine and my body just didn’t get along. Helena’s many local coffee shops were favorite study places and since I preferred studying in a calm state of mind without my heart feeling like it was going to jump right out of my body, I often looked past the coffee and turned to comforting treats like these coffee house scones. Which is also where I learned that sconces weren’t always delicious pieces of fried bread served with honey butter. Silly me, who knew? They rotated through flavors but the blueberry scones were my favorite. They made them just like this – drop style rather than wedge shaped. They are perfect, not too dry, or overly sweet. Kind of like a sweet biscuit, a little crusty on the outside, soft on the inside and dotted with a little something extra to jazz things up a bit. Now that I don’t live there anymore, I really appreciate being able to make them at home. I may not be able to go back and relive those incredible college days, but I can remember them and will always cherish them – and now, I can have a scone or two whenever I feel like it. Which is way more convenient that driving 8 hours for one, however, I wouldn’t mind going back to visit sometime. There are so many amazing people and places in Helena that I miss. Continue reading →
This S’mores Chex Mix is fabulous!!! You will love it because it takes both our favorite Caramel Chex and the classic s’mores flavors and combines them into these little incredible caramely s’moresy bite-sized treats that just might knock your socks off. The recipe makes a ton and is easy to transport which makes it great for just about any party or get together. You can serve it in big bowls so guests can grab and snack as they go or put it in individual bags or other fun containers creating individual servings if that’s more your style. It’s also easy to make. Continue reading →