I thought that some of you would like to make your little angel a TuTu that is no sewing involved. They are really big right now with the girls so I wanted to give you a no sew option. Here are the instructions for making the No Sew Little Girl TuTu.
I thought this would be a perfect day to post some frugal Hot Chocolate recipes to warm everyone up.
Raspberry Hot Cocoa Mix
5 1/2 cups instant dry powder milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup powdered coffee creamer
1/2 tsp. salt
3 envelopes of unsweetened raspberry drink mix (such as KoolAid)
Sift together the powdered sugar, cocoa, creamer, and drink mix. Stir in milk powder. Store mixture in a tightly covered container.
To serve, combine 3 tablespoons of mixture with hot water. Stir well.
You can easily change the flavor of this recipe by using different drink mixes.
Yield : about 9 cups
Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix, from The Tightwad Gazette, Volume 1
10 2/3 c. dry milk
1 lb. Nestle’s Quik
6 oz. of non-dairy coffee creamer
1/3 c. confectioners sugar
Mix the ingredients in a large bowl and store in a covered container. To prepare hot cocoa, mix 1/2 cup of the mix with 1 cup of hot water.
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix
To make your own peppermint hot cocoa mix, you will need:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder (one 4.4 oz container will have enough for one batch plus about 1/2 cup leftover)
5 candy canes
* Place candy canes in a plastic zipper bag, and close most of the way. Pound the bejesus out of those suckers!
* Stir the other ingredients together then mix in the candy canes and stir again. Make sure your mix is stirred really good. Don’t under mix it because it will not taste right.
I have to say that we love baked apples here in so many different recipes, Apple Pies, Apple Dumplings, Apple Fritters and the list goes on. However, when we want something on a cold night to warm us up, and still have a great treat. I make these apples as a treat for the kids. It’s a big hit with them!
10 baking Apples peeled, cored and cut into slices
1/3 cup Red Hot Candies (get on sale or at the Dollar Bill store)
3 Tablespoons water
Large Pan for cooking
After Washing, peeling Coring and cutting the apples up put them in the pan with the rest of the ingredients on a low heat on the stove top. Keep stirring till the red hot candies melt and the apples are soft. Place in bowls and eat. You can top with ice cream if you would like for an extra special treat. These are so good! I make these several times a year for the kids, then we sit and watch a movie together while we eat them. The apples will turn red from the red hot candies and have a heavenly scent to the house as well so your doing double duty. lol Hope your family enjoys them as much as ours does.
I have to say that these Rolo Pencil Back To School Treats are really cute to give to your child’s class or for teachers to make for their students. The kids are sure to love them!
Thanks to Lizzies Tips for Everday Living and Dawn.
I have built my own Ice Tables for Parties, they work great and keep everything cold for BBQ’s, Graduation parties, baby showers and anything else that you need. You can also make them foldable to bring with you anywhere. The cost of the Ice tables retail are around $260 or more but you can make your own for about $40 or less. Here is how I made mine, I don’t have a picture of mine anymore so I can’t show you the finished product but trust me it works great! Here is what I did to make the Ice table, that we used for many years.
* A Foldable Banquet Table that I received from Freecycle.org
* Scrap Wood the length of the sides of the table (Possible Freecycle.org as well)
I took the scrap wood and screwed them into the top of the table so that it gave it higher sides on the top of the table. I screwed all the sides together so that it all came together to be a solid table. I then took a plastic table cloth from Dollar Bill in the color of the party theme and placed it inside the table. The Table Cloth would go over the whole table and cover the sides so that people could not see them. You then fill it with ice and place your items that need to stay cold in the ice. They will stay cold for hours for the party, if out of the sunlight the ice will last longer and you won’t have to worry about if you need to refill the ice. For Cleanup just take the food out tip the table and the ice and water will water the grass for you. Then you just fold the table up and put it away for the next party.
These Irish Cream Push Pops are perfect for after dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. They look amazing and are easy to make, they will think you slaved over them to make them.
If you do not have the Push Pops you can purchase the Push Pop Containers with Lid 12 ct. Clear Plastic Push up Pops for only $19.99 Shipped. They come in handy for many events and different goodies you can make.
I have to say that I just love baking and eating these cookies. Not to mention they are very frugal and are sure to please your families cookie cravings. I make these on a regular basis and the kids just love them and it’s a great way to get more protein into them.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees
Mix all the ingredients till the dough is smooth
Drop by the spoonful onto a greased baking pan and bake for 6-8 minutes. Be sure not to over bake them as they are the best when they are soft still.
Now I would suggest making a double batch for larger families because they will disappear quickly! I have to say that when I make them they don’t last long we usually have them as a movie treat and by the end of the movie we are wondering where the cookies went. lol
I thought they were just so adorable! So I wanted to post them as I thought that Mr. & Mrs. Frosty.
These adorable Mr. & Mrs. Frosty will make the perfect home decorations for holiday. You could also use them in a beautiful gift basket for the holidays. There are so many ways that they would be just beautiful. I think they would be great sitting in the window for everyone to enjoy. However you use them I’m sure that they will bring so much joy to everyone for the holiday season.
Let the holiday fun begin! You can make some great homemade holiday ornaments with the family this weekend. They also make great gifts and scent the house to smell so good! So they have dual purpose and are so fun! The family can decorate them any way they want and they would make a great gift for a family member, teacher or anyone else that the kids would like to make them for.
* Gingerbread Birdhouse Ornaments
* Holiday Cookie Ornaments
* Dough Ornament Recipe
* Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments