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“This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Febreze”

I LOVE the Holiday Season!  The smells…the sounds…the love.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite Holidays that I cherish memories I have with family members who are no longer with me.  With my Mom (who passed when I was 17) it is the baking.  Boy did we bake lots of cookies and our house smelled amazing!  With my Dad (who passed when I was 16) it was spending Christmas Eve hanging out with family and enjoying our churches Candle Light Service.  Lastly with my grandpa (who passes just a few years ago) the music.  I still can hear his voice singing songs.

When my Holiday Kit from Febreze that contained the Febreze Home For The Holidays Collection came I was excited as well as my son.  I can not wait to put the plug ins in our house and bring back some of those scents that remind me of my holiday memories!  My son can not wait to play with the Holiday House!  He had a ton of fun with the fall kit!

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We are going to try the Mini Apple Tarts from the recipe box in our kit.  These look super simple to make and even better.. they look fantastic to eat!

Mini Apple Tarts

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 apples, diced
  • 16 wonton wrappers

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Whisk the water, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, flour, and salt in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the apples and stir until the liquid starts to boil and thicken. Set the heat to low and cook, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes until the apples soften.
  3. Press the wonton wrappers into a greased mini-muffin pan. You can sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if you’d like sweeter tarts.
  4. Scoop the apple mixture into the wontons and bake for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!
 

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos from Faithful Provisions

Ingredients

  • 2-3 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (can be frozen)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 jar salsa

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in crock pot.
  2. Sprinkle taco seasoning on top of chicken.
  3. Pour salsa over top.
  4. Cover and cook on Low until the chicken shreds easily with a fork, about 6-8 hours.
  5. When the chicken is cooked, remove from slow cooker, shred with two forks and return to salsa mixture.
  6. Serve with flour tortillas, cheese, lettuce, sour cream and black olives.
 

Jell-O Easy Patriotic Pie

What You Need

1-1/2 cups  boiling water, divided
1 pkg.   (3 oz.) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
1 cup  ice cubes, divided
1 HONEY MAID Graham Pie Crust (6 oz.)
1 pkg.  (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin, or any red flavor
1 cup  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Make It

ADD 3/4 cup boiling water to blue gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add 1/2 cup ice cubes; stir until melted. Pour into crust; refrigerate 5 to 10 min. or until set but not firm.

MEANWHILE, repeat to dissolve red gelatin mix in separate bowl; stir in remaining ice cubes. Cool 5 min. or until slightly thickened.

SPREAD COOL WHIP over blue gelatin layer; cover with red gelatin. Refrigerate 2 hours or until set.

Continue reading » 4th of July Themed Jell-O Desserts

May 052014
 

It seems fall is here this week in my area! So I thought it would be fitting to share one of my favorite Fall Recipes! Taco Soup! My mother-in-law made this for us and I nor my son had ever tried it….But after one bite…We were hooked. My son who is pretty picky loves it!

Ingredients:

-1 lb of ground chuck, browned and drained

-1 package of dry Taco Seasoning Mix

-1 package of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix Original

– (1) 8 0z can tomato sauce

– (1) 15 0z can diced tomatoes

– (1) can diced tomatoes with Chilies

-(1) can Texas Style Beans Not Drained

-(1) 15 oz Can Pinto Beans (Drained)

-(1) 15 oz can whole kernel corn Not Drained

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. On the Side-Serve with shredded cheese, corn chips, chopped green onion and sour cream.

 

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We are always looking to find new ways to dye our Easter Eggs and this one is on my list this year!  Bet they will smell great too!

KOOL-AID Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

2 env.  (0.13 to 0.16 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any red color (try Cherry, Black Cherry, Strawberry or Tropical Punch flavor)
2 env.  (0.14 oz. to 0.15 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any orange color (try Orange, Mango or Peach Mango flavor)
2 env.  (0.13 oz. to 0.23 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any yellow or green color (try Lemonade, Piña or Lemon-Lime flavor)
2 env.  (0.22 oz. each) KOOL-AID Unsweetened Drink Mix, any blue color (try Mixed Berry or Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade flavor)
1/2 cup  water, divided
1-1/2 doz.  hard-cooked eggs, cooled
Directions:
MIX contents of 2 (same-flavored) KOOL-AID envelopes with 2 Tbsp. water in 6- to 8-oz. container; stir to dissolve drink mixes. Repeat in 3 separate containers with remaining KOOL-AID envelopes.
PLACE eggs on cooling rack in sink; rinse eggs with tap water.
SPOON KOOL-AID mixtures, 1 at a time, over wet eggs to create tie-dye patterns. Repeat with remaining eggs.
POUR a little tap water over each egg to set colors. Use tongs to transfer eggs to paper towel-covered baking sheet to dry. Rinse sink immediately as needed.
 

Looking for a way to incorporate the Real meaning of Easter with the commercial aspect? (I hope that is a good way to say it)… Check out the cute ideas Detail-Oriented Diva has with Peeps!  She even has provided the Free templates for you to print.

For all ideas you need:

Peeps

Storage bags (Sandwich size)

Printer

Stapler

NoBunny Loves You Like Jesus-this one is in Blue color above and a fun bright Pink.  You can even find the pastel color printables HERE.

“Chick” Jesus Out! See That the Lord is Good PSALM 34:8 Peeps Treat

This one only comes in the color shown but still super cute!

This one is just too cute not to post!  4 My Peeps Treat (You use your kiddo’s Thumb print to make the bunny!).  Detail-Oriented Diva!  Gives you the printable but you will have to make the bunny on your cards.. Pretty easy though!

Apr 142014
 

Looking for a fun way to color those Easter Eggs this year?  Check out this fun way I found on Family Fun: Tie-Dye Easter Eggs.

Materials
  • A colander
  • 10 hard-boiled white eggs
  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar
  • Vibrant food coloring (we used McCormick Neon Food Coloring)
Instructions
  1.  Place several hard-boiled eggs in a colander in the kitchen sink and splash them with the vinegar.
  2.  Drip yellow food coloring on the eggs.
  3. Tie-Dye Easter Eggs - Step 3 Gently agitate the colander for a few seconds to help the color spread. Let the color set on the eggs for 30 seconds.
  4. Tie-Dye Easter Eggs - Step 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 with up to two shades (any more and your colors may get muddy), allowing each to set for 30 seconds.
  5. Tie-Dye Easter Eggs - Step 5 After the last color has set, give the eggs a light rinse with water and let them drain for a minute or two. Air-dry them on paper towels.
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