Monday, June 17, 2013

Girls Camp "Daughter of a King"

I decided that I wanted to share one of my favorite books with the girls while at camp.  This book is called “Daughter of a King” by Rachel Ann Nunes.  This book was given to one of my daughters several years ago for her birthday from her Grandma.  There is such a wonderful message in this book and it truly pertains to all of us.  I wanted to have something to give the girls to go along with this.  I have a whole bunch of these wooden squares left from a project I was doing last year, so I thought I could make a pendant out of them.  I printed out the little message and mod podged them onto the painted wooden squares.  After several layers of mod podge I put some resin on top and let dry overnight.  I then drilled the holes and threaded onto some cord.  I embellished with some beads.

I will have to let you know how these do at camp.  Wish me luck.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Girls Camp Prescription Bottles

I found this idea off of Pinterest.  Where else would I go?  I am so addicted to that site. Aren’t we all?   I found these neat pill bottles with a cute little prescription for skittles geared towards Girls Camp.  I decided to make these as one of my pillow treats. The site I got this from a site called Burlap and Denim.   You can download the labels from this site. The label says that the quantity is 100, but I could only fit about 60 skittles in each bottle, so I’m going to give each girl a prescription for 1 refill.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Girls Camp "Oh The Places You'll Stand!" (spin-off of Dr.Sues's "Oh The Places You'll Go!"

Oh The Places You'll Stand!

Girls Camp is right around the corner and I have been having all kinds of fun getting ready for it.  This year’s theme goes along with the mutual theme of “Standing in Holy Places.”  Our camp theme is a twist on Dr. Seuss’s book, “Oh, The Places You Will Go!”  It’s “Oh, The Places You Will Stand!” 

I am one of the leaders over the 4th year girls.  I have been so excited about going to girl’s camp this year.  I haven’t been to girl’s camp since I was 17.  I have been surfing the web to find ideas to go along with our theme.  I found so many and of course could not use them all, but I found some that were a must for me. 

I found this twist on the book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” on Jessica Herbert’s Blog, Sherbert CafĂ©.  I absolutely loved it.  I then found pictures from the story that I pasted to paint and added the words.  This is how it turned out.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Peanut Butter Fingers

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to watch Young Women’s Conference with the beautiful Young Women in our ward.  It was indeed a great blessing to listen to our Young Women leaders as well as from Elder Uchtdorf.  The talks focused on this year’s theme for our youth, “Stand Ye In Holy Places.”  As a Young Women Presidency we decided to watch the conference at one of our leaders’ home where we could enjoy dinner and dessert, then watch the conference together.  We decided on tacos which everyone loved.  I made the dessert, Peanut Butter Fingers.  Peanut Butter Fingers is one of my families’ favorites and I have always received lots of positive comments about them.  I did share the recipe at one time at a job I had years ago when we were putting together a work cookbook. Unfortunately the recipe I gave them got butchered by being combined with someone else’s recipe that was similar.  It took the best part of my recipe out in lieu of an easier option.  Well, after sharing my Peanut Butter Fingers with the Young Women I have had several requests for my recipe, so I am going to share it here where I know that no one can change it.  I wish I took a picture to add to this, but I didn’t think about it till after it was all eaten.  I had a few pieces left thinking I could take a picture of that, but of course, someone has gobbled that up.

Peanut Butter Fingers

This makes a full cookie sheet worth.

1 cup butter                                       1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar                           2 eggs

2/3 cup peanut butter                   2 tsp. vanilla

½ tsp. salt                                            1 tsp. baking soda

2 cups flour                                        2 cups rolled oats

                Mix together butter and sugars.  Add vanilla, eggs and peanut butter and mix well.  Add salt, baking soda, flour and oats.  After all is mixed well press on cookie sheet.  (I use my hands to press on cookie sheet).  Bake at 370 for 10-15 minutes or until top is light brown.  Remove from oven.  While still hot sprinkle chocolate chips on top.  Let sit so the chocolate can melt.  When chocolate is melted use a spatula to spread chocolate all over the top. 

Frosting:   1 cup powdered sugar              2-4 Tbs. milk                      2 Tbs. peanut butter.

Mix in a ball with whisk until well blended.  The frosting should be a little runny.   Drizzle frosting on top of Peanut butter fingers and spread.  Let cool and then cut into bars and enjoy. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Puffed Pancakes

Yummy Puffed Pancakes

This dish has been a favorite among my family since I married my wonderful husband, almost 12 years ago.  We used to make it every Sunday morning at my husbands’ request but have gotten away from that due to him being gone so much.  Needless to say, he is home this weekend and it is my youngest daughters’ birthday and for her birthday breakfast she wanted Puffed Pancakes. 

I usually do 4 times the recipe and use a 9-13 inch pan because I have a large family.  The original recipe is probably perfect for 2-4 people, depending on how much you eat. 

I wanted to take of picture of the finished product before it got cut into, but everyone was hungry and they didn't wait.

Puffed Pancakes (German Pancakes)

3 eggs
½ cup flour
½ cup milk
Dash of salt
2 tbs. butter          
Apples (peeled and cut up into small pieces and sprinkled w/ cinnamon sugar)                                                                                     

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix eggs, flour, milk and salt together till smooth.  Take apple mixture and mix into batter.  The apple mixture is optional but we love it and I refuse to make Puffed Pancakes if I don’t have any apples.  Place butter in pan and place in oven to melt.  Be sure to not place it in oven too soon, you don’t want it to burn.  Poor batter into pan overtop melted butter and bake for 20 minutes. 

While it is baking you have time to make homemade maple syrup.  Here is my recipie, but if you have one that you love you can use that.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp maple flavoring
In a sauce pan mix sugar and water.  Bring to a boil.  Add the maple flavoring while boiling.  Let boil for a little longer.  Enjoy!!!