Cheesy Cauliflower with Better Bakery Melts!

The following is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Better Bakery. It is 100% my own opinion. 

Better Bakery in front 682x1024 Cheesy Cauliflower with Better Bakery Melts!Well happy New Year to you! I am not used to this 2016 yet. It feels futuristic to write 2016. Am I the only one? So weird with that 6 there. 

Did you make any resolutions? I made a few. To lose weight is one. Not that original, eh? I’ve got more, like to get my youngest to eat anything more veggies. Picky McPickerson she is.

What do you do when your daughter won’t eat her veggies? Throw CHEESE on it!

Cauliflower is already one of my go-to veggies because of the mild flavor and tenderness. But with cheese? I mean. Yaaaassss! And I love that you can grab them in the frozen food aisle and they are ready to prepare. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

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This cauliflower is bound to turn Picky McPickerson into Veggie McVeggieson. You want to know how cheesy it is? My daughters thought it was Mac & Cheese!

Did you happen to catch that super tasty looking stuffed sandwich there in the front? Of course you did. It’s pretty magnificent. Oh. My. Goodness. This is something new I found that has quickly become a family fave- Better Bakery Artisan Melts. 

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The bread on the outside looks like a pretzel and even sorta tastes like a pretzel, but it’s artisan bread. Heaven on a plate and the ultimate main dish to the Cheesy Cauliflower side. My favorite kind of Better Bakery Artisan Melt was the Chicken & Bacon Club. It is so good! I was pretty impressed at how closely the sandwich matched the picture on the box. That just doesn’t happen with some products.

These handcrafted artisan melts are made by bakers who are committed to the Better Bakery art and want to make better food. How nice that? They truly love what they do and make a quality product that reflects that!

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The  Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza kind  was also tasty! They are a great quick and easy lunch or dinner idea when you’re in a hurry.

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You can pick them up in the freezer section of your grocery store. I found them at Walmart! Better Bakery stands by it’s promise of “Always Handcrafted” with each sandwich hand cut, rolled, topped, and picked.

You can get a coupon for $1.50 off 1 Better Bakery Artisan Melts and locate a retailer near you, here!

To make those, it’s as easy as popping them into the oven or microwave. The recipe for the Cheesy Cauliflower is below! Here’s to the new year with successful resolutions!

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Ingredients
  1. 1 (16 oz) pkg Frozen Cauliflower
  2. 1 c. Cream of Chicken Soup
  3. 1 c. shredded cheese
  4. 3 tbsp milk
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 1/4 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cook cauliflower according to directions. Place in small baking dish. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Mix together the soup, milk, and cheese. Pour and spread over cauliflower.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
Notes
  1. I tweaked this recipe a little. The original recipe called for an entire can of cream of chicken and more milk, but I found it wasn't need so I reduced amounts. Feel free to play with seasonings!
Adapted from Four Ingredient Cookbook
Pennywise Cook http://pennywisecook.com/

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Homemade Caramel Latte- Folgers Flavors

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Folgers. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Mornings here can be described as many things. Sleepy. Busy. Lazy. Fun. Loud. Quiet. The list goes on. You never know what you’ll get during a morning at our house. 

One thing is for sure. Coffee is always involved. My husband enjoys his straight up, no frills, plain and simple- black. Me on the other hand, I like to change it up often. 

There was a time when I liked to add sweetener and milk. There was another time when I like to add sweetener and creamer. I get tired of things being the same sometimes so I like to find ways to create new coffee drinks.

The day I discovered milk frothers was a life-changing day (thanks to my mom!). Homemade lattes entered my life and it has never been the same. 

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These cool little bottles have also found a way to my heart! Folgers Flavors can be used at home or on-the-go and don’t require refrigeration. Because I don’t like to be a creature of habit, I’m thankful that Folgers Flavors come in 4 different flavors (Hazelnut, Mocha, Caramel, and Vanilla) to match any of my many moods. Most recently, it’s been a caramel mood.

In case you needed to know.

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It’s easy to take your coffee and make it into a latte. Folgers Flavors make it even easier. You can use a little or use a lot, hot or iced, the choice is yours to create your own flavored coffee. 

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To make a Homemade Caramel Latte, here’s my steps. I started with plain black coffee. Not exactly espresso, but I’m not a straight black coffee drinker so it’s pretty strong for me.

Add a good squeeze of the Folgers Flavors Caramel Enhancer. I didn’t even add sweetener!

I frothed some of my favorite creamer and poured that on the coffee. Then topped it off with a little whipped cream and caramel sauce.

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It doesn’t get much tastier than that for your morning! No matter what’s going on, I find peace when I’m drinking my lattes.

Check out this video by Mike Tompkins! Talk about a remix!

 

Want to try Folgers Flavors yourself? I’m giving some away!

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Folgers Flavors 2 Sample Giveaway

I am going to make this easy on everyone. Simply leave a comment with which flavor you’d like to try! I will use “And The Winner Is” to choose ONE commenter as the winner.

This giveaway will end Tuesday, November 10th at 11:59pm CT. I will contact the winner on Wednesday, the 11th and they will have 24 hours to respond. If I have not heard from them, I will name a new winner.

Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstakes, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central.


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Salted Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes- Cook for the Cure

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I’m not sure that this cupcake even needs a post. We could just go with that picture and be done. But there is so much to talk about including Cook for the Cure!

These are insane. These are what I call, fall in your mouth. What is it about fall that is so amazing? Could it be the colors? The cooler weather? No, I think it’s the FLAVORS. Yummy goodness that gives us that warm, cozy, nostalgic feeling.

These cupcakes will give you all of that.

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It all starts with what may seem like a way to fill your home with the smell of apple spice, but this is actually the beginning of your Apple Spice Cupcake batter. 

I had never made batter this way before, so it was new to me. But I welcomed the warm, fall smells and spent an embarrassingly long amount of time hovered over the pot.

The mixture contains grated apples (the start of the show!) along with so many of our favorite fall spices including nutmeg, cinnamon, and ground cloves.

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I said it before, but I really feel like these taste like fall in your mouth. I told my husband that a couple of times and when he finally tried them, he gleefully stated, “These taste like fall in your mouth!”. Maybe not gleefully. He doesn’t exactly get gleeful, but they were quite tasty and maybe he couldn’t contain his excitement? I didn’t bake 10,000 cupcakes, but I did make so many that I had to give some away!

Now, what really makes them pop is the Salted Caramel Buttercream that you put on top!

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Oh. my. goodness. Can I get an amen?

This buttercream literally starts by making salted caramel. (Of which I burned the first time, so beware)

You add in all the regular goodness of buttercream like, oh I don’t know, butter. And powdered sugar and you have the sweetness to bring out the spice in the cupcakes. SO GOOD.

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Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes.

You will NEED to find the recipe below!

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I want to talk to you about an AWESOME opportunity with Cook for the Cure to support Breast Cancer Awareness brought to us by hhgregg and KitchenAid! The cupcakes above are apart of the 10,000 Cupcakes: One Great Cause campaign to bring awareness about breast cancer this month.

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I am already a fan of KitchenAid and to know that they are supporting such a fantastic cause makes me love them even more.

KitchenAid will donate $1 to the Susan G Komen Foundation for every person who takes pictures of their cupcakes and uses the hashtags #10000cupcakes & #donate, and tagging @KitchenAidUSA and @KitchenAid. How awesome is that?!

So, the question is how can YOU get involved? Here are some ways:

  • Participate in 10,000 Cupcakes! Bake your own cupcakes and share an original picture of YOUR creation on your Twitter and Instagram channels using the hashtags: #10000cupcakes & #donate and tagging @KitchenAidUSA. KitchenAid will donate $1 to support the fight against breast cancer.
  • Host a party! You can host a party to benefit the Cook for the Cure cause any time of the year. Whether it’s an office potluck, a family cookout or weekend brunch, encourage your friends and family to donate to Susan G. Komen®. You can find out more information about how to Host-A-Party here!
  • Check out hhgregg and how they are a part of the Cook for the Cure campaign!
  • You can get KitchenAid small appliances over at hhgregg and believe me, with a KitchenAid you won’t be disappointed! You can even get a PINK KitchenAid Stand Mixer!

Now for the recipe for my Salted Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes!

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Apple Spice Cupcakes
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Yields 24
Fall in your mouth, these cupcakes will make you all warm and fuzzy inside.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Green Apples, skin on, grated
  2. 2 c. sugar
  3. 2 c. water
  4. 1 c. butter
  5. 2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 2 tsp nutmeg
  7. 1/2 ground cloves
  8. 3 and 1/2 c.. flour
  9. 2 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with liners.
  2. Place the grated apples, sugar, water, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves into a large sauce pot and bring to a boil. Cool. (I let mine cool for at least 30 minutes)
  3. Add flour and baking soda. (batter will be sorta chunky)
  4. Bake until middle bounces back. (About 15 minutes depending on your oven)
Pennywise Cook http://pennywisecook.com/

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Salted Caramel Buttercream
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 sugar
  2. 2 tbsp water
  3. 1/4 c. heavy cream (+ additional if needed)
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1 and 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1 c. powdered sugar (+ additional if needed)
Instructions
  1. Stir together sugar and water in a small sauce pot and bring to a boil. Keep cooking, without stirring, until mixture begins to turn dark amber. About 6 minutes. (This will happen fast once it begins to turn. DO NOT let it become dark brown)
  2. Remove from heat and SLOWLY add in the vanilla and cream. Stir constantly while you do this. Once smooth, set aside to let cool.
  3. Combine the butter and salt in stand mixer bowl and beat until fluffy. Reduce speed and add powdered sugar.
  4. Scrape down the side of the bowl and then add the caramel. Beat all until completely incorporated.
  5. (You may need to add more powdered sugar to make the buttercream thicker. I added approximately another cup and 1/2. You may also add a tablespoon more heavy cream to smooth it out. This was trial and error for me with the frosting. Make it to your liking.)
Notes
  1. When serving, you may drizzle each cupcake with caramel sauce to make them pretty! :)
Pennywise Cook http://pennywisecook.com/

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Oatmeal in Your Coffeemaker?! + $10 Giveaway!

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I’d love to tell you that breakfast time at my house is a wonderful, peaceful time, but to be honest, it’s a little less than tranquil.

We aren’t exactly morning people around here so if you were to take a peek into our morning, you would see lots of squinty eyes and even hear a few grumbles. We don’t like to wake up and when we do finally get to that point, we have so much to do that we rush out the door like mad people!

However, simply mention the word coffee and I will perk right up.

I’m a big fan of breakfast as well. I really love your typical breakfast items like eggs and bacon. Biscuits are cool too. Donuts and cinnamon rolls. Cereal and yogurt. It’s all good in this breakfast hood.

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s what gets us going in the mornings when we don’t feel like going anywhere. I am working really hard to make sure that I make it a priority among all the other tasks I have to get done in the craziness of the mornings. 

You know what I really enjoy, but sometimes forget about? Oatmeal! Big fan of oatmeal. Since we don’t always have time to make oatmeal, I was really excited to hear about a new and innovative product that makes oatmeal so much easier to make in the mornings.

You can literally brew your breakfast in your brewing machine! Yep, I’m for real. This is breakfast simplified and a great way to help you to “pop up” in the morning!

I was so excited to find out that I can use my brewing machine to make oatmeal. How simple is that?

I’m already making myself coffee, why not grab some oatmeal while I’m at it! Such a cool product. Nature Valley Bistro Cups make breakfast easy!

You can choose from two different flavors:

  • Apple Cinnamon Almond
  • Brown Sugar Pecan

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I was excited to get the Brown Sugar Pecan flavor. It also has cranberries in it!

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You make it in your brewing machine! It doesn’t get any simpler than that.

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You start by pouring the oatmeal into your favorite mug. I love eating food in a mug!

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Pop the brewing cup into your machine and using the 6 oz option, brew it into your mug of oatmeal!

Give it a stir and then let sit for about a minute.

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That’s it! Goodness in a mug to kick your morning off right! Even if you are in a busy whirlwind in the mornings, you probably have a couple minutes to prepare an easy oatmeal like this.

Want to try this out for yourself! Grab a COUPON for Nature Valley Bistro Cups! Here’s how:

1. Head over to the Publix coupon page here.
2. Select your store using either your zip code, city and state, or store number.
3. In the search bar under “This Week’s Savings,” type “Nature Valley”
4. Hit print and enjoy!
 
And if a good coupon isn’t enough to get you excited, I’m giving away $10 bucks! Enter below!
 
$10 Paypal Cash Giveaway

$10 Paypal Cash Giveaway

 Oatmeal in Your Coffeemaker?! + $10 Giveaway!

This giveaway will end on October 5th at 11:59pm CT. I will contact the winner on Tuesday, October 6th and they will have 24 hours to respond. If I have not heard from them, I will name a new winner.


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Cspace: Impact Your Favorite Brands

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You know that I’m a fan of saving money. It doesn’t matter what the product, I am going to do my best to research what I am getting for price and quality. So because of that, I know a little bit about many brands out there. And sometimes I honestly think that I could help them out a bit. Give some advice and they could be even more awesome than they already are, right?!

Have you ever wished that you could share an idea directly with a brand to help create positive change? C Space specializes in bringing the customer and the brand closer together, so they can create impactful growth with their combined opinions and ideas.

 YOU ARE invited by C Space to join one of their newest, private online communities, where you can be an advisor (WHAT WHAT) to all your favorite brands, like Twitter, Unilever, Colgate, or Godiva (to name a few). Interact with others like you, engage in activities, surveys and discussions that interest you, and earn Amazon gift codes (for reals?!) for your participation.

I’m a member! It’s easy to sign up, head over here to do so!

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.


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Birthday Cake Crispy Treats

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Long time now see, eh? Only since February. That’s not too long is it? Nah. We’re all busy folks.

How have you been? That’s good to hear. 

I’ve been doing well. Just a teensie bit busy, but good. I have been thinking about you and how I have left you hanging for months without a recipe. Then today, I whipped up something that I thought was worth sharing. 

And here we are!

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These, ladies and gentlemen, are Birthday Cake Crispy Treats. Made with all the same ingredients regular crispy treats are, except cake mix is added.

And sprinkles.

They are incredibly simple, uber tasty, and contain enough sugar to send you to the moon.

My 4 year old helped me in the kitchen to make these today. She is a great spoon-licker! And I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I am too. 

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Birthday Cake flavored Crispy Treats!
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Ingredients
  1. 4 tbsp Butter
  2. 1 Bag (10 oz) Mini Marshmallows
  3. 1/2 c. Dry Yellow Cake Mix
  4. 5 c. Crispy Rice Cereal
  5. 1 Container Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows.
  2. When the marshmallows begin to melt, remove from heat and add dry cake mix.
  3. Stir in cereal until its coated well with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles. (Don't over-stir or the sprinkles colors will bleed)
  4. Press the mixture into a greased baking dish. Top with the other half of the sprinkles.
  5. Wait at least 30 minutes before cutting and serving.
Notes
  1. Before you stir the cereal together with the marshmallow mixture, you might spray the spoon with cooking spray to avoid sticking.
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
Pennywise Cook http://pennywisecook.com/

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Valentine’s Day Granola Cookies

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I’m a pretty big fan of granola. Are you? 

I bet you didn’t know that nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day more than granola.

It’s true.

When you make these Valentine’s Day Granola Cookies, it’s like a big old gigantic bear hug of Valentine’s Day goodness. For one because you can make them into cute and adorable little hearts. And for two because you’ll make them healthier for your favorite Valentine.

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These tasty cookies are made using better for you ingredients, so you can feel good about making these for your Valentine.

I recently read a research study that showed that corn oil is better at lowering cholesterol than extra virgin olive oil! You learn something new every day!

I like to use Mazola® Corn Oil because it has a neutral flavor and lets the other flavors in my cooking and baking stand out. Mazola® Corn Oil made a great addition to the granola cookies that I made. I’ve also used to it to make breaded chicken and stir-fry. 

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I have a special tip for you. Happy Valentine’s Day from me. I love you. Yes, I do! I can’t take all the credit for it. I saw this on Rachael Ray recently and thought it was genius so I had to share. 

Sticky stuff like honey is so hard to measure out and then get out of the measuring cup. You lose some as you pour it out because it sticks. I never feel like I get all the honey out. Here’s a tip:

  • Put plastic wrap into your measuring cup
  • Fill with desired honey (or sticky substance like corn syrup)
  • Bunch at the top.
  • Snip off a small hole and squeeze out every last drop.
  • Throw away plastic wrap and have a CLEAN measuring cup with no honey lost in the process! 


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Genius, right? LIFE-changing!

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The Mazola® Corn Oil does a great job holding all my wet ingredients together. The egg whites and honey kinda want to go off and do their own gloppy goo mess, but the oil man. It keeps the harmony.

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I will not lie to you, Valentine. I did eat from this very spoon.

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Here is yet another genius idea. I KNOW! I really, really love you.

Put a cookie cutter on parchment paper (that’s on a cookie sheet). Spray it with a taddy bit of cooking spray to keep from sticking. Then spoon in your granola and pat down. Remove your cookie cutter and you have your heart-shaped cookie. 

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I was so happy with how they turned out. I was going for a cookie-like texture and not a granola bar and this was exactly what I got!

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I’ll be making these often. I love how versatile they are. You can add in raisins or nuts or whatever you’d like. I added a few chocolate chips to these and red sprinkles on top to be festive. You can certainly leave them out to keep them better for you.

Check out more research facts about the benefits of Corn Oil and be sure to check out Mazola®, too!

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Ingredients
  1. 2 and 1/2 c old fashioned oats
  2. 1 c crisp rice cereal
  3. 1/2 Mazola® Corn Oil
  4. 1/4 pure honey
  5. 2 egg whites
  6. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 c chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix together oats, cereal, and chocolate chips.
  3. Wisk together oil, honey, egg whites, and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  5. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Place greased cookie cutter on parchment paper and scoop in granola. Flatten and remove. Repeat until all granola is used.
  7. Bake 15 minutes or until sides begin to brown.
Pennywise Cook http://pennywisecook.com/

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Filing Cabinet Makeover

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I think it’s safe to say that most filing cabinets are pretty boring. They just don’t offer them in a plethora of prints or colors. The office supply store isn’t really concerned whether our filing cabinet matches our aqua theme or not. Well, all I can say is how dare they!

It gave me a little DIY project to sink to teeth into. 

I purchased a massive tanker desk at a thrift store recently. I knew it needed a friend.

A filing cabinet friend. 

I thought what better way to practice my metal object furniture redoing, than with a filing cabinet.

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I guess it’s a good thing that I had this old black/ugly filing cabinet hanging around.

Confession: I had to YouTube how to remove the drawers. Leave it to me to have a filing cabinet with drawers that didn’t remove the same as most.

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My weapons of choice for this Filing Cabinet Makeover.

I knew I needed to prime this sucker so the paint would stick to the metal. Walmart’s Krylon has always been good to me in the past. It’s cheap too, so Krylon it is!

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I started by wiping the filing cabinet down with a damp cloth. You know, to get the cooties off. 

Then I went into my garage where the temperature was twelve below zero. Not really, but it felt that way. Because my DIY projects can’t wait until the summer. Noooo. I have to do them when it’s frigid and I can barely hold a can of spray paint because my fingers are trying to fall off because of frost bite.

Next, I perused my garage for something to use as a drop cloth.

Of course! The Christmas gift bags that we received that were larger than life! I’ll cut them and place them underneath. 

Bad idea. Don’t recommend it.

I primed the whole thing and then let it dry for an hour and a half. Then went back and sprayed on the aqua-ness.

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I used my Silhouette Portrait machine (which I’m obsessed with) to cut out these cute little flowers. Then I painted them onto the filing cabinet in a few random places.

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I think they added a nice little touch!

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And then BAM! Mr. Filing Cabinet became Mr. Awesome Filing Cabinet!

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It goes really well with my DIY Tanker Desk Makeover. I can’t wait to show that to you!

Stay cool Mr. Awesome Filing Cabinet.

You are way too cool for school.


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Valentine Pies

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I love Valentine’s Day. Not because we get all romantic and stuff, but because it’s such an easy holiday to decorate for. 

Throw up some things that are red, pink, or white and you have got yourself some Valentine’s spirit. Not to mention that hearts are everywhere. All the dollar stores are brimming over with decor and treats galore. And the love things makes it pretty cool too. 😉

Our anniversary is just 2 weeks after Valentine’s Day so we never get too mushy on the 14th. But I love helping my daughters get their little Valentine cards and treats ready for school that day.

Ah, yes. The days when you could use cheesy lines and call everyone your Valentine!

I made up these little heart Valentine Pies the other day and I must say they were a hit. I’m sure these have been done before, but I have never made them before now. SO simple. 

I think they would make a great treat for my daughter to take to school on Valentine’s Day!

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I used store bought pie crusts. You know me! I rolled them out and used a $.50 cookie cutter to cut out little hearts. I will use a bigger cookie cutter next time as these were just a taddy bit too small.

I dropped about a teaspoon of canned cherry pie filling into the middle of the heart and topped it with another pie crust heart.

I used a fork to crimp all of the edges. Helps to keep it from coming apart while it’s cooking.

Lastly, I cut a X in the middle to keep it from puffing up in the oven.

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Make these extra tasty by dropping a dollop of whipped cream on top when they are warm! Use any pie filling you’d like or make your own.

Easy as pie!

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Valentine Pies
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Give your Valentine more than a card. Give them a PIE!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 refrigerated pie crust, brought to room temp
  2. 1 (20 oz) can pie filling, you won't need it all
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. With first pie crust, cut hearts out and place onto cookie sheet. Add about a teaspoon of pie filling to each heart.
  3. Cut out hearts from 2nd pie crust. Top each pie filling heart with another heart. Crimp closed with fork.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes watching to make sure edges don't burn.
  5. Let cool!
Notes
  1. You'll need a heart-shaped cookie cutter and a fork!
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KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer $189.99 + Cash Back!

Kicthenaid KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer $189.99 + Cash Back!

I don’t post a lot of deals anymore here on Pennywise, but I wanted to share this one because I am very passionate about something. 

My stand mixer! 

My KitchenAid has been with me through thick buttercream and thin. I wouldn’t want to go through that with any other kinda mixer.

Today at Best Buy, the Deal of the Day is the KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer for just $189.99! That’s down $60 from the original price of $249. I’m used to seeing them for around $299 so this is a great price.

Now, why not get some cash back on this purchase if you can? TopCashBack will give you 2.25% cash back for this purchase! You purchase just like you would at the Best Buy site only they say “hey! they purchased through us, so let’s give them some cash!”.

To get yours:

  • Head to TopCashBack.
  • In the search bar at the top, type on Best Buy.
  • You’ll find Best Buy at the top and click on the Cash Back button.
  • Then the Get Cash Back Now button.
  • It will take you to the Best Buy site where you can click on Deals > Deal of the Day.
  • Bam- Get your stand mixer!

This deal is good today (1/23/2015) only!


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