Reese’s Stuffed Crescents

I am in love with all things chocolate peanut butter.  Its seriously the best combination ever.  So when I saw this pin, I knew I had to try it.  Soooo easy and sooooo good.

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Open up the crescents, open up the Reeses, roll em up, and bake em.  Easy Peasy.
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Opening the Reese’s was seriously the hardest part.  Actually not eating any of Reese’s once I opened them was the hardest part.
The original post called for half a Reese’s in each crescent, I put in 2/3 of a PB cup and it didn’t quite seem like enough.  I think the regular cups have gotten smaller.
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Finished product dusted with powdered sugar.
I am not exactly sure what I was thinking but I bought the reduced fat crescent rolls- like that was really going to make that much of a difference.  And it was a mistake.  The crescent roll part of the dessert, was not what it could have been.
So next time I make these, here are the changes I’m going to make:
  • Use regular, full fat, crescent rolls
  • Use 1 whole Reese’s cup (cut in two pieces) in each roll

They were really good, and with those changes I know they’ll be absolutely great!  They also heat up in the microwave well.  Just pop ’em in for 10 seconds (no longer or they get too chewy) and they taste as if they were still fresh from the oven.

Enjoy and happy pinning!

DIY: The Best Hair Ties

The first time I saw those knotted hair ties I thought, “Why are these so expensive? Its just colored elastic tied in a knot.  I can do that.”

But, I couldn’t find the right elastic at the craft store, and got busy with life and forgot all about my mission to make cheap hair bands.

Then I stumbled upon this pin.  The blogger said she found the elastic at Michaels.  I tried again to find it but had no luck.

Though I returned empty handed, I also returned with a mission.  I searched for the material online and came across this post which had a link to this website.  I was in heaven.  Image

I ordered my elastic (the plain colors were $ 0.50, the neon colors were $ 0.60, and the glitter was ($1.20)  I got 15 yards of various colors, each yard making 4 hair ties.  So for about 10 bucks I got 60 bands.  Not too shabby.


They were so easy to do.


All the pretty colors


Lots of Christmas gifts

Happy Tying!


Diabetes in a Pan

This recipe was pinned from here.  It was one of the first things I ever pinned.  It was called Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie n’ Oreo
Fudge Brownie Bar.  I have seen it pinned elsewhere as Slutty Brownies because they are “oh so easy, and a little bit filthy.”  And let me tell you its true.  They are sooo easy, and sooo good.  In fact, they are so amazingly sweet and awesome, that they were dubbed “Diabetes in a Pan” by a friend of mine and the name has stuck.  They also have become my signature dessert (which says a lot considering I’m the resident baker in my circle of friends).

ImageThe first time I made them I followed the recipe exactly.  But I have learned an even easier way to make them.  Here are my changes:

When I need to make a 13 x 9 pan:

  • Spread 1.5 – 2 packages of Tollhouse (or equivalent) break and bake chocolate chip cookie dough on the bottom of a greased pan.
  • Layer 1.5 packages of double stuffed Oreos on top. (I break some of the Oreos in half alternate them so that they cover as much of the cookie dough as possible).
  • Prepare a 13×9 boxed brownie mix as directed and add 1/4 c. of hot fudge to the mix.
  • Pour brownie mix on top and bake the whole pan as directed on the brownie mix.

Thats it!


When I need to make and 8 x 8 pan:

  • Spread just under 1 package of Tollhouse (or equivalent) break and bake chocolate-chip cookie dough on the bottom of a greased pan.
  • Layer less than 1 package of Oreos on top of the cookie dough (again I strategically place the Oreos in order to cover every inch of cookie dough possible.)
  • Prepare Pillsbury Chocolate Extreme brownie mix as directed. (Or you could use any 8×8 mix, but be sure to add some hot fudge to it).
  • Pour brownie mix on top and bake entire pan as directed on the brownie mix.

Again, thats all there is to it!

I hope you enjoy this marvelous dessert as much as I do!



Hello friends and fellow pinners!

I have noticed that there are many sites dedicated to failed pinterest projects.  While I enjoy these sites when I need a good laugh, I have found that pinterest rarely fails me.   I use many recipes regularly that I have found while browsing instead of paying attention in class.  I wear several pieces of jewelry that I learned how to make through others pins.  I am inspired in many other creative ways and enjoy crafting and cooking and baking like never before.

I would love to share with y’all the many recipes, crafts, and other tips I have found and grown to love.  Feel free to share any other awesome pinterest finds, because I am always looking for something new!