This recipe is from Cari. This is such a yummy recipe. I made it for a baby shower and everyone kept asking how to make it! Yum Yum Yummy!!!
Peanut Butter Ball (Instead of a Cheese Ball)
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 cup of Powder Sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
3 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
1 1/2 cups of mini chocolate chips
Blend first 4 ingredients, spoon into plastic wrap, bring up 4 corners and twist into a ball shape.  Freeze for 1 1/2 hours. Put chips in a bowl, unwrap ball and roll it in the chips. Cover back up and put in freezer for another 2 hours or overnight. If overnight, thaw 30 minutes before serving. Serve with cookies, teddy grams or apple slices.

Found this fun recipe and wanted to share. The picture is a link to the blog. Here is the link:

If you try it and like it, please let us know your thoughts :) As always if you have a fun recipe you would like to share, please let us know! We would love to feature your recipe on our blog!
♥ Amber


Just over a year ago my husband opened his Etsy vintage shop.  We search high and low for vintage books :) One old recipe book we found was one of my favorites. Not just because the book itself was so neat, but because we found inside a handwritten letter from the 1920s and 2 recipes.  One of those recipes I am going to share today. It is DELICIOUS. Sour cream sugar cookies.  Enjoy!

1 C. Sour Cream
1/2 C. butter 
1 C. Sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp soda (mixed in sour cream)
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp Vanilla
1 qt flour (or enough to make dough soft)

Sprinkle with sugar and bake in quick over. *** I'm pretty sure most of our ovens are pretty quick these days :) I think I baked in mine for about 10 minutes on 350 deg.


Recipe for Glitter Playdough

Today I'm going to share one of my very favorite recipes, although this one is a fun one, not to eat. Homemade playdough. I like to add extra fine glitter to it to make glitter playdough! The kids love it! 

Here is the recipe:
2 c. Flour
1 c. Salt
4 t. cream of tarter
2 T. cooking oil (I use olive oil, you could use any vegetable oil)
2 c. water
food coloring
extra fine glitter

Mix all dry ingredients (including extra fine glitter) in a bowl. 
(this picture you can't see the glitter, but I did add it here. I added an extra fine iridescent silver glitter)
In a pan, add water, food coloring and oil. Bring to a boil. Pour into dry ingredients and mix together.
(this is the boiled water and the dry ingredients before I mixed them.)

 Knead like bread dough (with hands-it is hot so I mix with a spoon until it cools enough to touch). The more you knead the smoother and nicer the playdough gets. Makes quite a bit (you can do a half recipe).
Here is the finished playdough. The glitter doesn't show well in the picture, but makes the playdough fun and sparkly. 

Store in a zip lock back. Can be used over and over as long as it is kept in an airtight container. Hope you enjoy!

Here is a fun recipe by Maya (ConnectionsbyMaya):

The peaches are ripe and the basil is plentiful . . . time for a "gem" that uses both! Don't miss this one! It's BEYOND DELICIOUS!!!

Fresh Peach, Brie and Basil Grilled Sandwich

4 slices whole wheat bread
2 T. butter substitute, like Smart Balance
4 oz. Brie, sliced
2 peaches, thinly sliced
8 fresh basil leaves
2 T. honey or xagave
Spread butter substitute on outsides of bread slices; turn over 2 slices and layer each slice with half of brie, peach slices and basil; drizzle with half of honey or xagave. Top with remaining bread, butter side up. Place on grill (I use a stove-top grill pan over medium low heat.) and grill 2 min. on each side or 'til lightly toasted and cheese melts. Cut in half and serve warm. HEAVENLY!


Texas Sheet Cake V:

This is a delicious Cake recipe from All

Texas Sheet Cake V

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35 Servings, Prep Time: 10 Minutes, Cook Time: 20 Minutes


I have made this recipe for years. My children always chose it for their birthday cake over any other, it makes enough for a crowd. Moist and delicious. Very easy to make. Enjoy.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch pan.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat in the sour cream and eggs. Set aside. Melt the butter on low in a saucepan, add the water and 5 tablespoons cocoa. Bring mixture to a boil then remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly, then stir cocoa mixture into the egg mixture, mixing until blended.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. For the icing: In a large saucepan, combine the milk, 5 tablespoons cocoa and 1/2 cup butter. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Stir in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla, then fold in the nuts, mixing until blended. Spread frosting over warm cake.