Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Ombre Drinks

I just found out that hats are not allowed at my son's elementary school next year.


I thought that was the great part about having a boy? You know, them being all low-maintenance and everything.  Slapping a hat on them and sending them out the door.

Umm, do they even realize what a huge inconvenience this is?  This will probably add an additional minute and forty five seconds to my morning routine.  Where am I supposed to find that kind of time?

Will there be a complimentary breakfast served at school to make up for the time I will have to take away from toast-making or orange juice pouring in order to style his hair appropriately?

Starving children typically don't do well in school.

Don't they know that??

It's so hard to be a mom these days.

Sarcasm aside, remember the layered drinks craze of last summer?  For Valentine's day I came up with a cute ombre version to make my kids.  So pretty and soo yummy.  The trick of course, is layering these drinks in the right order.

Check the label on the back of the drink and look at the sugar content.  The highest amount of sugar is the drink that should go on the bottom.  The lowest will go on top.  Do not use drinks that contain the same or similar amounts of sugar or they will just mix together like regular drinks.  For really defined layers, choose sugar contents that are pretty drastic.

Happy Valentine's Week!

Wish me luck with all this hair-doing I'm going to be doing.  I should probably start practicing!

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Last summer I made Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes and used strawberry cake and chocolate frosting.  This time I used chocolate cake and chocolate frosting and filled them with strawberry whipped cream.  I love both versions, but man, the strawberry whipped cream in these is delicious!  These ones might take the cake.

I just swirled frosting onto these but if you want to top each cupcake with an actual chocolate-covered strawberry, check out my other link for directions.  Next time I make these I will add those.

Nommy nommmy.

In other news.

What are you all getting your significant other for Valentine's Day? 

I'm thinking my husband maybe needs a bacon tie?

If it happened to be scented it would be a no-brainer, of course.

Happy Friday friends!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chocolate Caramel Truffles

I can't say the word "truffle" without silently adding "shuffle" onto the end. 

Chocolate caramel... truffle {shuffles}.

(A truffle shuffle, of course, being when one holds on to, and proceeds to shake, their stomach.)

If you have no idea what I'm talking about you should probably watch Goonies immediately.

This compulsive habit sometimes gets awkward when it becomes necessary to say "truffle" in public.  One more reason I try to avoid social situations. 

PS- These truffle {shuffles} are great for Valentine's Day.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine's Oreo Truffles

February is here, all my girly pink and red decorations are out, and the sun actually peeked out for approximately six minutes last week.  I am all smiles!  Also one of my dear friends had a little baby girl this weekend, and I have a niece coming any day now.  If the groundhog is correct and Spring is actually on it's way, there are even more reasons to celebrate!

Around these parts, we usually celebrate in the form of chocolatey-goodness.

Oreo truffles are nothing new but I've never actually posted the recipe here.  I figured it was about time.  Also, my husband (who is on Atkins)  is convinced this is the food of the gods.

I agree.
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