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Channeling June Cleaver

Channeling June Cleaver

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Simply adorable and easy Spring Place Cards


I enjoy setting a holiday table including making decorator Place Cards. These spring themed place cards are perfect for Easter or any other spring dinner party. This Easter I had an egg them so I wanted to make place cards to match. So easy to make!


Supplies Needed:
12 colored place cards, I used mint green from Paper Source, my go to paper store.
12 mini nest from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
dried moss from any craft store
12 mini robin eggs from Pottery Barn
hot glue gun

1. Print name on place cards. Paper Source has a templates on line for all your printing needs. I used brown to print on the mint green.

2. Attach a just a few strands of the moss on robin's nest with glue. Put a little more glue on top of moss and attach robin egg. Press and hold for a few seconds to secure.

3. Cut to slits on the top of the place card, the slits should be an inch in from each side. Fold slits down to create a ledge for the robins nest.

4. Cover ledge with glue securing the nest to the top of the place card.


Your done! Simple easy beautiful place cards!

Enjoy!

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sinfully Rich Chocolate Fudge Cookies


When it's cold outside and the weather is tiring I always turn to chocolate. What could be better than baking these fudging cookies to enjoy warm right out of the oven, just melting in your mouth. Easy and delicious I loved to make these cookies with my children on snowy days so they could have a warm cookie after playing and sledding in the snow!

Ingredients
 
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips, for melting into the cookie dough
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips for mixing into the prepared cookie dough

Directions

In a heatproof bowl over a double boiler, melt chocolate and butter until smooth. Turn off the stove and let chocolate sit over warm water. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and mix to combine. In another bowl, mix together sugar and eggs, combine thoroughly with a whisk and slowly add the warm chocolate mixture. Stir to combine. Add vanilla extract and mix. Stir in flour mixture. Cool for a few minutes (if batter is warm, chocolate chips will melt). Stir in chocolate chips. Chill for 10-15 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Scoop rounded tablespoons of batter and place on baking tray. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 7-8 minutes until the outside looks slightly cracked. Be very careful not to over bake cookies because they will continue to bake as they cool once removed from the oven. Cookies should be soft and gooey in the center.

For a twist add one of the following: 3/4 cup toasted pecans or pistachios, 1/4 cup chopped candied ginger or 1/3 cup sweetened coconut

Enjoy!