Blog Posts by ShiningLight

  • How to throw a kid's party and not clean your house

    We had a party, everyone had a great time, and we did not clean the house. We did not spend hours dusting the lampshades, vacuuming the baseboards, or cleaning the top of the refrigerator. Well, we did touch up the bathroom a bit. How did we have 10 kids over for food and fun and not clean the house? We had the party outside.

    We had a Bonfire Party. We offered pop, juice, and water. We had marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers for Smores. (We had a container of baby wipes on the table.) We had fruit kabobs: strawberries, blueberries, can chunk pineapple, and mandarin oranges on sticks (see below), fresh veges and dip, potato chips, Doritos, and brownies. Someone brought chocolate chip cookies, (thank you) and someone else brought a bag of giant pink and white marshmallows (cool).

    We had a homemade pinata, an Easter egg hunt in the dark, played flashlight tag, and of course, we made a campfire.

    Cost:

    • the price of the food, approx. $30.00
    • a bag of
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  • User post: Peanut Butter Fudge

    Sometimes you just need fudge. This is a great recipe that you can make in the microwave. A small of amount of chocolate is added in for fun.

    Peanut Butter Fudge

    1 - 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk

    2 cups peanut butter chips

    1 ounce square of unsweetened chocolate

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1 cup of peanuts

    Place milk, peanut butter chips and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.

    Microwave on high 1 minute. Stir and microwave another 1 minute or so until chocolate is melted.

    Stir in vanilla and nuts.

    Pour into a greased 8 x 8 pan.

    Refrigerate until set, then cut into squares.

    Enjoy.

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    Yummy Chocolate Fudge
    Pudding Shots



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  • Awkward Family Photos

    The family portrait is as old as time itself. Some pictures are good and some, well, they appear on this website. For a good laugh, gather your family around and check this out. You may not seem so weird anymore.

    AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com



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  • Disappearing Crescent Rolls

    Disappearing Crescent Rolls

    1 package of refrigerated crescent rolls

    8 marshmallows

    1/4 cup margarine, melted in a bowl

    1/4 cup sugar

    1 Tablespoon cinnamon

    Preheat oven to 375 deg. Grease a muffin tin.

    Combine cinnamon and sugar. Unroll crescent rolls onto a clean counter or plate. Dip marshmallow into melted margarine. Roll in cinnamon sugar. Place in center of crescent roll. Fold up roll around marshmallow. Dip the topor brush with margarine, then in cinnamon sugar. Place in muffin tin and bake for around 8-10 minutes.

    Where did the marshmallow go?

    Enjoy.

  • User post: Magic Milk Mixers

    Flavor that plain milk with Jello and ice cream. Use any flavor you like. Great for a party or just a boring night at home. Magic Milk Mixers are easy to make and fun to drink.

    Magic Milk Mixers

    4 cups of milk. 1 small 4 oz. package of Jello, and 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream. Place in a pitcher and either stir or shake until well mixed.

    Makes 4 glasses.

  • Absolute Best Nail Polish

    I've got a secret. I discovered it this summer. I can't be the only one who knows, because there are always only a few bottles left when I see it in the store. You can't buy it at the mall. It's a middle of the road price. It is the best thing in beauty supplies ever.


    It is called..................................... drum roll please ........................................................

    Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

    Fast Dry Nail Color

    IT DRIES IN ONE MINUTE - IT REALLY DOES - I'M NOT KIDDING!

    You can buy it at the drug store.


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  • User post: Easy Macaroni & Cheese

    Try this warm comfort food. Any type of pasta shape is good. You can add veges, ham or cooked chicken to it. The uncooked pasta bakes in the milk and it is so quick and easy.

    Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    4 tablespoons melted margarine
    2 cups uncooked pasta
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    4 cups milk
    1/4 teaspoon each salt, pepper, & onion flakes
    breadcrumbs


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Use an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.
    Pour margarine in pan.
    Add uncooked pasta and stir.
    Add cheese, salt, pepper, onion.
    Pour milk over top.
    Top with a sprinkling of breadcrumbs.
    Bake for 40-50 minutes.

    For a great picture of this dish.

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