You’re Da Bomb Favors

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So I’m a dumbass and forgot to take a picture of my final product but this is what inspired me to make my You’re Da Bomb favors for all of our new pledges for Initiation.

We have this tradition where we set out little goodie bags and throughout our I-Week, the older members put all sorts of cute little goodies in there for all of the girls. It ranges from candy to notes to mixed-tape style cd’s, you name it. Here’s what I did:

I guess I’m not the only dumbass because I just noticed that the ones I was inspired by isn’t even grammatically correct. (Your the bomb) haha.

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Belated Thanksgiving Post

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My Thanksgiving break couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m in that point of the semester where I’m just about checked out of school. It seems almost everyone I’ve talked to is in that same boat, which is comforting (knowing I’m not alone) but also kindof bad. I was so excited to see my family and do some Black Friday shopping. My dad and sisters surprised me by building me a room! When I went off to college my youngest sisters used to share a room but one of them took my old room, so when I’d come home for breaks I was sleeping on the couch and it sucked. Not gonna lie, I definitely let everyone know how much I hated it. But I never in a million years expected anyone to do anything about it! It’s not completely done, and I’m excited because I always need a project to work on and it has become my winter break project for this year. I’ll for sure have a lot of pictures up.

Here is some random Thanksgiving stuff I came across online and liked. Keep checking back because I’m FINALLY going to post all of the furniture up-cycles I’ve done, and a bunch of awesome gift ideas from our initiation week.

You could have Thanksgiving anytime with this single serving sweet potato!

I have so much to be thankful for 🙂 Especially all of my followers! Thanks for the supportttt.

-Sam

AOII Inspired Food :)

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Panda’s and Red Roses. Smile. 🙂

Awww these last ones are in the cupcake cookbook I have called Hello Cupcake. Our sweetheart Tanner made them for everyone last year when he was helping me cook for the sweetheart competition I was in 🙂 What a cutieee.

-Sam

Upcycle – Common Items Used in Uncommon Ways

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Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

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Angelfood cake, strawberries, wooden skewers, and drizzled chocolate. Couldn’t be more simple, but looks elegant.

Inspired by Introdekatelyn. She’s my little sister! Check out the other little sister’s too [Zeejenneration]. Chrissy’s is still under construction. Have a wonderful night!

-Sam

 

Umami

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Mushroom and Goat Cheese Bruschetta From A Couple Cooks

Serves about 4 as an appetizer

What You Need :

Good crusty bread

Goat cheese
4 ounces mushrooms (we used baby bellas and shiitakes)
A few handfuls fresh thyme and oregano
One clove garlic
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper

What To Do

Prepare the bread: Cut the bread into slices, and brush each side with olive oil. Then:
-Cook on a preheated grill until golden brown, a few minutes per side (be careful that it doesn’t burn!) OR
-Cook on a griddle on the stovetop, about 1 minute per side OR
-Preheat an oven to 450°F. Place the oiled bread on a baking sheet and toast until golden, around 5 to 6 minutes.

2 Prepare the mushrooms: Wipe any dirt off of the mushrooms and slice them. Wash the thyme and oregano and remove the leaves; coarsely chop them if necessary. In a saucepan, drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Throw in the mushrooms, herbs, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper, and saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Turn off the heat, and add a few squeezes of lemon juice.

3 Assemble the bruschetta: Peel and cut off the end of a garlic clove. Rub the cut end of the garlic on the top of each bread slice. Spread some goat cheese over each slice, and top with the mushrooms.

S’mores!

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Everyone knows summer comes with camp fires and camp fires obviously come with s’mores! I’m actually a huge fan of chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows, but for some reason I don’t like them together in the typical s’mores fashion! So I’ve been looking different for ways to combine them.

I love this tablescape! From http://blog.amyatlas.com/2011/02/smores-magazine-shoot/
Martha Stewart’s S’mores Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, cut into 30 squares
  • 15 large marshmallows, halved horizontally

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse oats until finely ground. Add flours, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; pulse to combine. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, scraping down side of bowl. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture just until combined.
  2. Drop dough by tablespoons, 1 inch apart, onto two baking sheets. Top each with a chocolate square. Bake just until lightly golden, 11 to 13 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Remove sheets from oven; heat broiler. Top each cookie with a marshmallow. One sheet at a time, broil until marshmallows are lightly browned, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. 

S’mores Martini from My Daily Find

2 Ounces Chocolate Vodka
2 Ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream
2 Ounces Cream de Cacao
2 Ounces Vanilla Vodka
2 Ounces Heavy Cream
Graham Crackers, Crushed
Chocolate Syrup
12 toasted mini marshmallows or 4 large marshmallows

Dip the rim of 4 martini glasses in the chocolate syrup and then into the crushed graham crackers. Chill glasses in the freezer. Pour all the remaining ingredients except the marshmallows into a martini shaker filled with ice and shake until well blended. Skewer your marshmallows on a cocktail stick and place in the chilled glasses. Strain the drinks into the 4 glasses.

http://www.mydailyfind.com/tag/smores-martini-recipe

S’mores Chocolate Bark from Baking Down By The Bay

6 ounces of dark chocolate
6 ounces of semi sweet chocolate
4 graham crackers broken into rough pieces
1 cup miniature marshmallows

place a sheet of parchment paper over a cookie sheet. Roughly chop the chocolate and place it in a double boiler or a glass bowl over a pot of water. Bring the water the a low boil and stir the chocolate until completely melted. pour the melted chocolate over the parchment paper in a rough rectangle. sprinkle the graham cracker pieces over the chocolate making sure to give each piece a little press. Do the same with the marshmallows and then leave the bark to set for at least two hours.

http://hippie-hippie-bakes.blogspot.com/2010/08/smores-chcolate-bark.html

Hahahah cuuuute!

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