Saturday, July 16, 2016

Heath Bar Cake Recipe

This is a family favorite of ours and probably one of the best (and easiest) cake recipes of all time. I mean it, this is the most amazing and rich cake I know how to make. This past weekend I made it for my mother-in-law's birthday (she requests this specific cake every year) so I thought I would take some pictures and share the recipe with all of you! Enjoy! :)



Ingredients:

  • 1 (18 ounce) box German chocolate cake mix (really any chocolate cake recipe will work)
  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping (I dont really measure this, the more the better in my opinion!)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) container whipped topping
  • 3-4 Heath candy bars, chopped

Directions:

  • Bake cake mix according to package directions, using a 9 x 13 x 2-inch pan.
  • While still hot, punch holes in top of cake with a fork.
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping over hot cake.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve
  • When ready to serve (make sure cake is completely cool)  and spread whipped topping on top.
  • Finish up by sprinkling chopped Heath bars over all the top.

Monday, May 23, 2016

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Collage.com has the BEST Father's Day and Graduation Gift Ideas!

As Graduation season and Father's Day near us, I've been thinking a lot about gifts and how my favorite gifts to give (and receive) are personal, sentimental ones. When I give gifts to my loved ones, I always try to be as thoughtful as possible and really personalize it for them. For 3 years now, my favorite place to look for gifts has been Collage.com


For example, this year, I was really stumped on what to get my mom for Mother's Day. I only knew that I wanted it to be sentimental and personal. Well, I ended up making her a beautiful Collage.com Custom Sherpa Blanket. This was by far the most meaningful thing I have ever given her. Her new gorgeous Custom Sherpa Blanket is covered in photos of her grandkids (even her grandkitties and her grandbunny). I used about 40 photos and it was the perfect amount for this size blanket. Each of the photos turned out sharp and vibrant, I was really impressed by the quality of the pictures!  


I cannot say enough how much I love the quality of products from Collage.com and this photo blanket was no exception. I'm just constantly amazed by the variety of customization options. I just cannot get over their gorgeous background choices for projects; they are unlike anything I've seen on other photo sites. So, if you're looking for a present for any loved one, you simply have to check out all that Collage.com has to offer and I promise you will not be disappointed!


Graduation season is coming up fast and this would make the coolest gift for your graduate-- you could fill the whole things with photos of their childhood. Or this of Dad this year for Father's Day! I know my husband would absolutely love a gift that includes pictures of his two precious girls! The possibilities are literally endless with help from Collage.com and I can't imagine a more personal gift than this.

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Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

ClubsGalore Chocolate of the Month Club

For true chocolate lovers only...

Graduation season and Father's Day are coming up fast! Do you have a unique gift picked out for your loved ones? I always love to find thoughtful, fun gifts for my favorite people. Think about how awesome it would be to receive a Chocolate of the Month Club membership! Hint to my loved ones, that'd be awesome.


Give someone a little taste of heaven in the form of creamy truffles, buttery caramels, premium dark chocolates, nutty nougatines and so much more. We'll send an entire pound of these award-winning sweet sensations to your recipient each and every month, crafted by small batch specialty chocolatiers throughout the country.

I received a month of this fun subscription service and in my box, I found a Vintage Card Box with Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. I actually didnt open the box until I got to my mom's house and between the 5 of us that were there, we ate all of the chocolate within 15 minutes! I am lucky I was able to take any pictures at all! I also want to apologize for the phone pictures, my camera was on the fritz and I knew if I didn't take pictures ASAP, we would eat all of the chocolate before I got the chance.


Actually, funny story... By the time I remembered to take pictures, we only had one chocolate truffle left! So, here's my sad picture with the last truffle. Yes, they were so delicious and they smelled so good that none of us thought "hey, I should take a picture first." Nope. Our whole though process was "those look and smeel amazing... how many can I eat in one sitting??" Here's our one lone truffle and it was gone about 5 seconds after this photo was taken:

From the Clubs Galore website: "Our premium chocolates are created from the finest ingredients and made in small batches to insure freshness and excellence. They truly are the essence of decadence, the epitome of pure bliss. We know because we have the tough job of tasting every morsel."


I think the idea of a Chocolate of the Month Club is the best idea ever. However, for almost $35 I would like to think I'd be getting way more chocolate than I received. However, it was by far the most amazing chocolate I had ever eaten. They were really high quality chocolates and that's probably why I wanted more than what I received!

If you are looking for a unique and incredibly impressive gift for someone in your life (think Graduation gifts or Father's Day) you should definitely check out all the monthly subscriptions Clubs Galore has to offer! You will be able to find a box for everyone in your life. For anyone who is wondering. my favorites are the Cupcake, Brownie, Candle, Popcorn, and Ravioli clubs. Now, I'm super hungry!


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Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Husband's Delight Recipe

Where do some recipes get their names?! Well, Husband's Delight is the name of a recipe I've been hearing about forever so I knew I just had to try it. I've also heard it called Martha's Casserole. Well, whatever its called, it is delicious and its now one of my favorite dinners. It's like if a lasagna and stroganoff had a delicious baby, this would be that baby. Now that I've grossed you out with food baby talk, onto the recipe! This recipe is enough to probably serve 6-8 people. Since just my husband and I eat this, it usually lasts us two meals plus at least two leftover lunches for him! 



Ingredients
1-1/4 pound Ground Chuck
1 can 15-ounces Tomato Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Salt
 Freshly Ground Black Pepper
8 ounces, weight Egg Noodles
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1-1/4 cup Small Curd Cottage Cheese (or 1 cup of cream cheese)
1/4 cup Sliced Green Onions
1 cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese (but I use 2)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown ground chuck in a large skillet. Drain fat, then add tomato sauce. 1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Stir, then simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.
Cook egg noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese. Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Add to noodles and stir. Add green onions and stir.
To assemble, add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, then sprinkle on half the grated cheddar. Repeat with noodles, meat, then a final layer of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until all cheese is melted.
Serve with crusty bread.

This makes a big casserole and I don't have a casserole dish so I just make it in my ceramic pie plate. The plate almost overflows but its been working for me. I was so excited to eat it that I forgot to take pictures of it sliced up on a plate so you could see the layers! Oh well, I guess I'll have to take one for the team and make another one soon so that I can take more pictures!

Monday, March 7, 2016

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Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more. 


Digital Media Academy also offers STEM camps just for girls, called Made by Girls! Learn from a female role model and tech professional in an environment of creative girls just like you!

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See you this summer at Digital Media Academy! #CreateTheNext

Find your summer camp at DigitalMediaAcademy.org! Questions? Call 1(866)656-3342 or email info@digitalmediaacademy.org.