Vanilla Oreo Mason Jar Cakes

It was Laurel Tribute last night (a recognition night for the graduating seniors) and even though I’m not in Young Women anymore, my friend Diana, the new YW president, asked if I would make the treats, yippee!!  It was held in the Bishop’s backyard so I thought these little mason jar cakes would go just … Continue reading

Candy Box Easter Baskets

I can’t remember where I first saw this idea so I don’t know who to credit but it is all over Pinterest so you can look there for variations.  I still like to give my big kids something for Easter so when I saw these “baskets”, I knew what they were getting this year.  Everything … Continue reading

Maple Cream Truffles

We celebrated Jaren’s (my son in law’s), birthday last night so I decided a special treat was in order so I experimented with these truffles and they came out great, so yummy and so easy!  I used these Maple Syrup Cream Cookies that I found at Costco: and this recipe for “Easy Oreo Truffles” and … Continue reading

Homemade Cookie Butter

Don’t you just love Christmas time?  I do!  I get to bake and bake and bake and then bake some more!  I’m finally done with work for the year (I think!) and have been having a great time in the kitchen cranking out neighbor gifts.  I found this recipe for Homemade Cookie Butter in the … Continue reading

Mint Sugar

I decided to give growing mint in my garden a try this year so I planted 1 mint plant and it is enormous already!  I started looking for some ways to use the mint and found this recipe for mint sugar on a blog called “The Nerdy Farm  Wife”.  It was really easy to make … Continue reading

Star Wars Kit Gift

This just makes me smile!  My daughter and I put together these kits as Father’s Day gifts for Bob and Jaren.  They are awesome, Bob loved his!  He even took a picture of it and put it on Facebook, he never puts anything on FB!  The idea comes from a blog called “Popsicle Blog”, we … Continue reading

College Survival Kit Graduation Gift

So here’s a cute little idea that I found on Pinterest for a high school graduation gift.  I found multiple variations of this idea so this one is pulled from about 4 different kits.  Here’s what’s inside and a list to go with it: Hugs and Kisses (Hersheys) – to remind you that you are … Continue reading

A Box of Sunshine Care Package

I don’t know about you guys but I am done with winter!  I’m tired of the cold and snow and rain and wind and just all of it!  So yesterday I decided to put together some care packages for some missionaries and I found this cute idea on Pinterest from a blog called “Happy Money … Continue reading

Red Velvet Treat Pops

I was so excited when I found these Wilton treat pop containers on the after Christmas clearance rack at ShopKo for 50% off!  I’d been wanting some so I could experiment with making treat pops but didn’t want to pay full price.  Last night our group was in charge of the activity for Young Women … Continue reading

Symphony Bar Toffee Almond Fudge

Alright, I’m warning you now, this might be the best fudge that you’ve ever had in your whole life, in fact, in might just be the best thing that you’ve ever tasted in your whole life!  It is amazingly delicious!  This was Courtney’s Christmas Eve gift and fortunately for me it made a ton so … Continue reading