Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pumpkin Brownies

Just thought I'd share this recipe :)

Pumpkin Brownies

1 15 oz can of pumpkin          1 tsp baking soda
1 cup vegetable oil                  1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs                                    1 tsp cinnamon
2 c sugar                                1/2 tsp salt
2 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350 deagrees. Beat together eggs, oil, pumpkin and sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients until evenly mixed. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until center springs back when touched.  It can be served with whipped topping or cream cheese frosting, if desired. Optional, toss chopped nuts on top of the frosting.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

No Bake Cookies-Easy Recipe

I have tried other recipes for these cookies but so far this is the best one. They turn out every time!


2 cups sugar
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp Cocoa (Heaping)
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp vanilla

Step 1: Bring sugar, buttter, and milk to a boil; cook one minute, remove from heat.

Step 2: Add cocoa, peanut butter, oats and vanilla.

Step 3: Working quickly, spoon mixture onto waxed paper and let cool.

* Tip: You can add more oats while your mixing this together to make the mixture firmer.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Instructions for Life

I'm not sure where I got this but I wanted to share it.

"Some wise sayings...Improve your life."

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three 'R's: Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let a little dispute injure great friendship.
7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

~ author unknown

2 Recipes Kids Might Enjoy :)

Peanut Butter/Marshmallow/Cracker Snack

INGREDIENTS:                                         ITEMS NEEDED:

Peanut Butter                                                Cookie sheet

Marshmallows (1 bag of mini or large)             Butter knife

Crackers (salted or unsalted tops)

PREP TIME: 10 to 15 minutes
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Spread peanut butter on tops of crackers. Place on cookie sheet.
Step 3: Top the crackers with 3-6 mini marshmallows or cut large marshmallows in half and place each half on top of crackers.
Step 4: Place crackers in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown. (Note: Marshmallows will puff up while in the oven).
Step 5: Carefully remove the cookie sheet from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before heating.
You can store any left over crackers in an air tight container for up to five days.


INGREDIENTS:                                     ITEMS NEEDED:

2 Boxes of Instant Chocolate pudding         2 large bowls

1 bag of Mini Marshmallows                        Hand mixer

1 box of Honey Teddy Grahams                   Spoon


PREP TIME: 10 to 15 minutes

Step 1: Mix instant chocolate pudding according to directions on box.
Step 2: Place a layer of Teddy Grahams and marshmallows on the bottom of a large bowl.
Pour some of the chocolate pudding over this layer. Repeat (can make however
many layers you desire). Top with a layer of Teddy Grahams and marshmallows.

*Variation for parents or teachers: Make up the pudding ahead of time, give each child a small bowl, a handful of Teddy Grahams and mini marshmallows and let them make their own individual smores pudding treat.

Any uneaten pudding can be stored three to five days in the fridge.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

7 Steps to Having A Successful Party

If you are hosting a Timeless Treasures home party, here are seven easy steps to having a successful show.

1. Personally Invite (either by phone or in person) your guest. *Use the "Who Do You Know" sheet.

2. Over-Invite! Invite people that you may run into at the grocery store, beauty salon, veterinarian's office, gas station, favorite restaurant or fast food place, etc. Ask your guest to bring a friend or friends along with them to the party.

3. Be Enthusiastic!

4. Send a copy of your "Guest List" along with your "Wish List" to me within 3-days so that I can send out reminder cards. This will also secure your party on my calendar!

5. Obtain outside orders as well as bookings before your party. Tell everyone about the FREE "shopping spree" that they can take advantage of from the catalog!

6. Make 'reminder calls' the night before your party to EVERYONR in order to guarantee the best attendance.

7. Keep your refreshments simple! Coffee, tea, water and cookies are ample.

8. HAVE FUN! This is a party - time for friends, relatives and new friends to relax and have a good time.

* Remember that you and I are partners! Call me with any questions or for any advice. I want you to enjoy the largest "shopping spree" that you have ever been on!