Cereal Cupcakes for Kids

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The beauty of these is that they require no actual baking! 

Cereal Cupcakes
Yields 12
These are fun little cupcakes that my kids eat on the fly when running late for the bus or a quick snack after school on our way to sports practice.
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 7 tbsp. unsalted butter
  2. 3/8 cup honey
  3. 1 3/4 cups oatmeal
  4. 1 cup rice krispies cereal
  5. 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  6. 3 1/2 ounces of dried fruit, chopped.
  7. 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter and honey in a small pan over low heat.
  2. Mix your oatmeal, rice krispies, sesame seeds, chopped dried fruit and chopped pecans together in a bowl and add the melted butter/honey mixture. Stir well to combine.
  3. Spoon mixture into a cupcake pan, lined with cupcake papers, and press down well on each one. Let the cupcake pan, with each cup filled, chill in the fridge 6 hours before serving.
Notes
  1. ** chill for 6 hours in the fridge before serving.** I have never let them go that long and have had no complaints from my kids. A few hours in the fridge for the cupcakes to set up is fine but you test the recipe and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
Adapted from Healthy Cooking for Kids
Adapted from Healthy Cooking for Kids
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First Day of Summer (almost)

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Happy first day of summer (actually it is tomorrow but who cares)!  I cannot wait for those hot, lazy days by the lake with suntan lotion, noisy children, sticky popsicles and the music of the ice cream truck as it makes its way through the neighborhood.  Our red, white & blue garden spinner is all I could find that really reminded me of the summer days ahead so I thought to share it with my readers.  

I am going to try to photograph our town fireworks this year.  I am not nearly as talented a photographer as I would like to be so I do lots of research online and at the bookstore to try to glean as much knowledge and tricks of the trade as I can.  Though there is no substitute for getting out in the world with my camera, shooting what I see, and practicing with the different functions at my fingertips.  Here is to lifelong learning and, hopefully, improvement with my camera!!


Cheddar Biscuits

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Red Lobster Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 ½ cups bisquick baking mix
  2. ¾ cup cold whole milk
  3. 4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick)
  4. ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese
Brush on Top
  1. 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  2. ¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  3. ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  4. pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 2. Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a large fork. You don't want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there that are about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and ¼ teaspoon garlic. Mix by hand until just combined (do not over mix).
  3. 3. Drop approximately ¼-cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I use a 1/4 c. measuring cup.
  4. 4. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown. Take biscuits out of the oven.
  5. 5. Melt 2 tablespoons butter is a small bowl. Stir in ½ teaspoon garlic powder and the dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Make sure you use up all of the butter.
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Enameled plates

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cowboy plate

 

I found some wonderful vintage enameled plates on Etsy.com.  There are two plates total, the one above and a smaller (bread) plate that is identical.  They were not expensive and I think they will look great on the wall in my boys bedroom.  I have found it difficult to find age appropriate boy stuff sometimes.  My two youngest are 7 and almost 10.  They don’t want Disney characters anymore and they are not near enough to the teen years to be interested in girls and such.  I am not a huge fan of the generic sports theme, the ones with a football, baseball, basketball, etc. and the boys don’t really have a favorite sports team yet so for me, decorating their room as they get older has been a bit of a challenge.  

I do love vintage things and decorating with vintage is my favorite way to go.   I guess I appreciate stuff that has withstood the test of time.  The patina, the wear & tear, it all adds to the charm of vintage items.  I am an avid antiques and junk store shopper and online my favorite place to find vintage is Etsy.com.  :)

Happy Friday to one and all!