Fitness is Futile if I Keep Making These.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars. Doesn’t that sound amazing? It is. After the disappearance of the buckeyes, I had to fill the void with something just as peanut buttery and chocolate-y! So I did. I got the recipe through Baker Lady, but the original recipe is here by Let’s Dish.

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I was lame and didn’t take any pictures, because we’ve eaten most of them already. You can hardly tell there was anything in the pan! :D

I exchanged the graham crackers for Rice Chex to make this gluten-free. It seemed to work okay, I think it was runnier than it was supposed to be, and they have a slight crunch, but man, they are so rich. Definitely worth it. Plus, it’s a no bake recipe and will work great for early morning potlucks at church!

Since these are almost gone, what should I make next?

-Shelby

Whoopie Pies should be called Mmm Pies. (Picture Heavy)

Ahh, the long awaited Whoopie Pie post. Unfortunately these have been gobbled up by now, since I’m pretty sure I made them a month ago. But golly gracious they were amazing while they lasted. I used this gluten-free recipe from Gluten Free Canteen. Super simple. Super quick. And if you don’t feel up to eating the gluten free kind (it tastes just like normal cake thahnk yahou vahhry mahch) I’m sure it could be substituted with another Betty Crocker mix that’s chock full of gluten!!! I also bet, that you could take vanilla cake mix, add in some pumpkin and spice, and have yourself a Pumpkin Whoopie Pie….But that’s just me!

So you follow the instructions, mix it all up, plop it on the pan, blah blah blah, and then put it in the oven for maybe 8-10 minutes, depending on how big they are.

Speaking of, I really recommend not making them as huge as I did, it was a lot of whoopie pie to try and shove in your mouth, along with all the icing.

Make the frosting while the whoopies are cookin’. The recipe calls for icing and Marshmallow Fluff, and as yummy as it was, if you want the icing to go on easier, I recommend just using the icing. Also, before you put the icing on the whoopies, let it set up in the ‘fridge for a little while. I was like, supa’ desperate to try them as soon as they came out of the oven, so I smeared it on, and, as a result, got it all over myself. It was kinda melty. So, as a safety precaution, resist your indulgence and put it in the ‘fridge.

Oh snap! They’re done! Pull ’em out, let them cool for a few minutes, and (if you remembered to grease the pan) they’ll come right off, no sticky mess!

You don’t have to just put the icing on it, we also used a peanut butter frosting Tim made months ago, and just plain ol’ peanut butter :) Ice cream would be incredible with this, especially since the pies hold up so well. They’re very sturdy.

Ta da!!!! So yummy. And what a lovely picture of Tim’s feet.

What will the verdict be?

A happy husband. Success!!! 

I can’t wait to make these again and take them to social gatherings. Boo yah. Shelby can’t make Mac n’ Cheese, but I can make this.  See it. Eat it. Believe it.

I realize my pictures suck. I want to make them better. However I am a poor little college student. If anyone has any suggestions on how to make my images better, how to edit them, or what cameras I should look into for better image quality, I would so appreciate it!

I’m making a skirt as well! I’ll post pictures later this week, once I’m able to get it on a mannequin : ) Have an Autumny week!

-Shelby

Yumma for your Mumma

Just thought I should let y’all know that I made cookies.

Gluten-Free Cookies.

I also wanted to apologize for the lack of anything blog-wise recently. I have been so busy with my wonderful evil new job and all of my college work as well, it’s been hard to make time to sleep, let alone blog.

However, I am continuously getting new things to talk about, new adventures, and sewing. I’ve got to show you the sewing : )

Talk to you soon!

-Shelby

Labor Day Weekend

We packed up and visited the fam’.

And Tim got a haircut.

 

There was some baby partyin’ going on.

Cuteness overload right?

Despite the cute factor, she wasn’t very interested in opening presents, or eating her yummylicous 1st birthday cake.

Bummer.

I manned the fancy camera for this special event.

Boy, it was fancy.

I’m quite jealous of Lee,  Fancy Camera’s owner.

No, the beer bottle is not mine.

Sheesh.

Oh, and there was ice cream.

Needless to say it was delicious.

So yeah.

We also visited Tim’s family and watched his brother preach, which was awesome.

However, my camera wasn’t present with me for those adventures.

I sorta kinda forgotted it. : (

But all in all that was our Labor Day, two weeks ago.

How was yours??

-Shelby

Starbucks is having a Frapp’ sale…In Your Kitchen

Kay so, I had some leftover banana(s):

Some leftover coffee:

A brand-Spankin’ new blender:

And a hankering for a Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks.

I saw this recipe on Pink Lemonade and HAD to try it.

So I did.

But um, I had to deviate off the recipe list a little.

This is my concoction.

This is the result.

Lessee’, I put a cup of milk, about a cup of Tim’s leftover coffee from this morning, a 1/3 cup of sugar, a couple scoops of plain yogurt, and…. a frozen, nearly overripe banana.

I know, I know. I’m so dumb.

I hate naners now. Tim will testify. I curse at them every day.

What was I thinking?

Well, I was thinking the banana may thicken the mixture up a bit, and that SOMEHOW the banana flavor would disappear.

Wrong.

NAaaaasty.

So I ended up chucking in 2 scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream and a scoop of triple chocolate ice cream, plus a ton of Hershey’s chocolate syrup.

I also didn’t have any ice trays. So I made my own.

Out of water bottles.

After hammering the crap out of them for ten minutes, I finally had enough ice to bring my concoction to frappuccino status.

And it’s yommy indeed :)

Thanks goes to Dinah for buying us these lovely glasses for our wedding!

I only wish I had bought some whip cream. It would have definitely complemented the mixture, and made it even more frappuccino like!

I’ll try this again, but nix the naners. It’ll work better, and I won’t waste as much.

I reccomend this recipe, and add the mint chocolate chip ice cream if you want a knock off mint mocha chip frapp.

Oh, and Strawberries taste great with it :)

And…..

I was ambitious and made some Rice Krispie Treats.

Needless to say, my husband’s belly was pleased!

Loove that Rice Krispie chocolatey marshymallowy goodness :)

Now I’m off to make Strawberry smoothies : )

Ta Ta!!

-Shelby

P.S. You wanna try this yourself? Scroll up and click on the Pink Lemonade link. There you will find Paige’s yummy recipe : )

Also, my Macy’s interview and Hub interview are today. Prayers would be appreciated!