Tuesday, March 5, 2013

St. Patty's Day Rainbow Treat (Bday's too!)

I saw this on pinterest a year or two ago, and thought they were super cute!

The original poster, did not use marshmallows, but I thought they gave it a little extra something special.  My daughter sure had a hard time keeping her grubby paws off all the candy as I assembled the bags, so instead of one bag of rainbow twizzlers making 5 rainbow treat bags  (which I thought was a lot!) It only made 4.

To make yourself -

You'll Need:
1 bag of Rainbow Twizzlers
1 bag of Rolo's
1 bag of mini marshmallow's
sandwich or cellophane bags

To assemble, place each of your rainbow pieces in the correct order.  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple.  Open your baggie and add in your rolo pieces.  I used 4 (for 4 leaf clover).
Then pick up all your rainbows pieces and slide them in one side of the bag, then bend, to shape into a rainbow and place on the opposite side of the bag so that the rolo's are in the middle.
For the "clouds" I used 6 marshmallow pieces for each side.  You have to kind of tuck them in so they're not rolling around.  That's it.

BTW, These do not travel well.  If you're making them for a classroom, I would definitely use the cellophane bags over sandwich bags, as they're smaller and would create a more compact rainbow.  These were for my daughters cousin's, so luckily they weren't too hard on us.  Like most kids, I think they were just excited to be receiving CANDY! ;)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Taco Twist Soup

Bring It ON!  This stuff is awesome.  I have made it religiously since my friend, Candy, gave it to me last year.  It's super easy, and like most of the recipes I post, they're versatile.  You can truly add whatever YOU think will add some extra pizazz or cool it down for your families taste.

The original recipe can be found here.  It's pretty mild, so I usually throw in some green chilies and jalepeno's, and other times, I make it just as it calls.

If you enjoy additional spice, add some cayenne along with the chilies and peppers to kick it up a notch.

Like Candy, I too add one pound of ground beef (and sometimes turkey), but this would probably be pretty amazing with shredded chicken or sausage too.  Yes - I just had that "light bulb" moment! ;)

Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we do! xo