S'mores Snack Mix

January 22, 2012

Happy Sunday! This is another Pinterest recipe...s'mores snack mix! This treat does need to be made AND eaten on the same day, otherwise it will be soggy. 

The ingredients: Golden Grahams, Karo light syrup, marshmallows, milk chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla

Start by melting together the corn syrup, butter, and chocolate chips.

Stir constantly until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.

Pour over Golden Grahams until the cereal is coated in chocolate. Stir in marshmallows.

Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet and press into the pan. Enjoy!

S'mores Snack Mix, from Real Mom Kitchen

9 cups Golden Grahams cereal
3/4 c Karo light corn syrup
3 tbsp butter
11.5 oz package of milk chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups mini marshmallows

Grease a cookie sheet with butter.

Measure 9 cups of Golden Grahams into a large mixing bowl. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine Karo syrup, butter, and milk chocolate chips. Stir constantly until chocolate chips are melted and ingredients are smooth and combined.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour the chocolate mixture over the Golden Grahams and stir quickly until cereal is coated. Stir in mini marshmallows.

Pour mixture onto the greased cookie sheet and press into the pan.

*Side note: After trying it, we decided the flavor of the vanilla was a little overpowering for us. I would probably omit it completely if we made it again, but it's all a personal preference. :)

Frosty Windows

January 15, 2012

This is a little project which was inspired by this post on Bower Power. The front door of our house has a big, paned glass window which was NOT very private. Anyone walking by could see straight into the house and look at me sitting in my chair upstairs. We wanted enough privacy so that the view was blurred, but we could still see out if we needed to. 

The Goods: Martha Stewart Frost Etching Effect paint, stencil brushes....

And of course the Martha Stewart stencils! These things can all be found at Michael's.

I started on the center pane, and worked my way up and out. The key is to get a VERY thin layer of paint on the brush so there's no seepage.

As one pane dried, I would re-align the stencil and move on to the next.

Here's the finished view looking upstairs.

Here's the view from outside. It's enough to blur the view looking in but not completely frost it out.

And a final close-up.

Camels & Tots

January 9, 2012

Last weekend we checked out the Lost Egypt exhibit at the Science Center. It was pretty interesting, not as good (or as long) as the da Vinci exhibit. We got to see "Annie", a real mummy, and take some pretty interesting photos. Cue the camel pics. 

*Still* can't believe I convinced him to do this.

After the exhibit, we went to the High Life for lunch. B had never been and I wanted to introduce him. For those not from DSM, the High Life is a bar with awesome food, shag carpet, and beer from the 70s. It was even featured on Man Vs Food!

They still had the X-mas decorations up, but you get the idea.

Had to get one of their signature appetizers. the bacon wrapped tator tots. They are wrapped with jalapenos and bacon then topped with cheese. Totally low-fat. 

Happy Monday and Roll Tide!
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