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My Failed Drizzle Pretzel Rods Lesson

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Cooking and baking has taught me many lessons including that I love to try new foods, baking is therapeutic and that not everything I make needs to be perfect. This week’s Feed Me Friday is all about my failed drizzle pretzel rods and the lesson that not all short cuts are going to work and not everything I make is going to be perfect.

Danyella and I found these cool Candy Melt drizzle packs that we wanted to drizzle over pretzels to make chocolate covered pretzels. They were only $1.50 a pouch so we decided to try them out. I got pink and she got red. We had pretzel rods in the cabinet at home and decided to decorate with sprinkles. We were all set to make our drizzle rods.

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The directions stated to microwave the pouch on 50% heat starting at 1 minute, knead to encourage the melting process then continue to heat in 30 second intervals and knead the pouch. I kept doing this process for a total of 3 minutes. The pouch got hot and it felt like the contents were melted.

This is come up with the failed portion of this lesson…..

I begin to try to drizzle my rods with the melts and it just come out in globs! No drizzle to be found. Now that I opened the pouch, I can’t reheat it to melt more so I keep trying to drizzle my globs. Once the pouch is empty, I attempt to melt them more by heating the rods and globs in the microwave. After a total of 2 minutes worth of 30 second intervals, the globs just wouldn’t melt!

At this point I just transferred the rods and globs to a plate and sprinkle with red sprinkles. I ate one and they still tasted good just don’t look as pretty as I wanted them to be. I guess that is life, some moments are great and look ugly which is where you adjust your expectations and enjoy the sweet side.

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What cooking/baking fails have you had that still tasted wonderful?

 

 

 

 

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Last Days To Get Her Something Special Valentine’s Day Edition

Last Days to Get HER a Gift

Yes that is a mouthful of a title but how else can I get your attention when you have a week until Valentine’s Day to get your special lady something she will love! Thank goodness for Amazon Prime where they will ship with 2 day shipping so you still have time to get your special lady that lovely gift for a lovely day.

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1. State Stamped Necklace: If your girl is like me, we are proud of where we come from and love to show that pride to others. (Jersey Girl!)

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2. Mommin’ Aint Easy Wine Glass: For the girl who is a Mommy too!

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I hope this helped you find a last minute gift for your lovely lady and that you both have a Loving Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

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If you are like me, you have no idea what to give the man in your life for Valentine’s Day. Plus this year we are on a budget for gifts so I wanted to find unique gifts that were affordable.

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Here are my top 5 choices:

For the Beer Lover:

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For the Beard Men

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For the Outdoorsman

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For the Sports Fan

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Philadelphia Eagle Black Metal Frame or choose your man’s fave team!

For the Nerd or movie buff

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Happy Valentine’s Day to you and all of those you love ❤️

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Kids Tissue Paper Heart Craft

Today’s Teach me Tuesday is for the kids but adults can have making these too. With Valentine’s Day only a couple weeks away, I wanted to do a cute craft that kids could make and give as a gift or use to decorate their room. Plus, after the baby shower I have a TON of tissue paper because I just can’t throw it away so I am recycling it.

Now depending on the age(s) of the child(ren) making this craft will determine how much help they will need from an adult. An adult will need to cut a heart shape from cardboard which I used an exacto knife to do. For younger kids, an adult will need to cut the tissue paper into small squares.

Supplies:

Heart shaped cardboard cutout, tissue paper squares 2″x2″s, Elmer’s liquid glue, paint brush and string or yarn.

Directions:

Cut the heart out of the cardboard and put a hole at the top to put the string through later.

Cut the tissue paper into 2″x 2″ squares.

With the pain brush put a little bit of glue at a time on the heart so it doesn’t dry to fast.

Take the tissue square and squish it to create the texture and put it on the glue.

Keep doing these 2 steps until the entire heart is filled but make sure you don’t cover the hole at the top.

Once dry, thread the string through the hole and tie into a loop.

Now the heart is ready to be a gift or decoration.

This is a great way to let kids get creative with colors and make a handmade item.