Friday, April 20, 2012

About the Crickets...

Hey everyone! Sorry about the quiet around here... School (always my excuse) has just been so so so busy and I haven't had a chance to do much knitting or crafting at all. And I do want to finish my Beatnik before it's a consistent 80 degrees outside.

In the meantime, I have been able to do some pinning to Pinterest. Below are some links to some tutorials I'm thinking of trying for some MIBMs!










Be sure to check them out and if you give one of them a whirl let me know how it turns out!



Jenny

Monday, April 2, 2012

Made it By Monday: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

When I stumbled upon this recipe by Megan at radmegan, I knew I had to try it. I also have always had bad luck with anything baking/cooking related but this seemed simple enough that I had to at least give it a shot.


(clicking on the picture will also bring you to the tutorial!)

It requires no baking! Just melted chocolate and a fridge.

Materials:
-melting chocolate or chocolate chips
-peanut butter
-cooking spray
-mini cupcake papers (I couldn't find any in my grocery store as small as the ones used in the actual tutorial, I would say mine were probably the next size up).

Time:
About 45 min to an hour

Tips:
-I found it easiest to just spread the chocolate with the back of the spoon in the wrappers
-Because my holders were bigger, my peanut butter cups were bigger. This meant that some bites contain A LOT of peanut butter. A tip would be to crush up some chocolate or honey graham cracker and mix it into the peanut butter mix.





Delicious! For the complete tutorial, be sure to follow the link!