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1  COOKING / Dessert / Re: "Buckeyes" or "Holy cow that tastes just like a Reese's cup" recipe w/PIX! on: February 06, 2009 08:06:27 AM
What kind of chocolate did you use? They look delicious! bookmarked!

Specifically, Ghiradelli (sp?) milk chocolate chips - the first batch: melted in the microwave (not so workable)
second batch: double boiler melted and much easier to work with Smiley
2  COOKING / Dessert / Re: "Buckeyes" or "Holy cow that tastes just like a Reese's cup" recipe w/PIX! on: December 20, 2008 06:53:48 AM
actually, in my opinion, I think they are easier and more fun to make without a stand mixer. Especially for kids. It's easier to meld with your hands, and since its so thick, you dont have to worry about unclogging your mixer and such.

Im gonna make a million of these tonight Cheesy


Oh!, and the recipe that we have always used has rice crispies in it! I was looking online for something similar, and it seems like no one else puts rice crispies in their's!

Blasphemy!

whoa whoa whoa. that'd be awesome. AND if you drizzled caramel in.. it'd be JUST like a whatchamacallit (my favorite candy!!!) ahh!!!
3  COOKING / Dessert / Re: "Buckeyes" or "Holy cow that tastes just like a Reese's cup" recipe w/PIX! on: December 19, 2008 04:56:25 AM
Well, apparently I'm a little late on the buckeye bandwagon  Cheesy I'll definitely turn these into a tradition.. and I'd be unstoppable if I had a stand and/or electric mixer. oh boy! I think the workout my arm gets keeps me from making huge batches Tongue

4  COOKING / Dessert / "Buckeyes" or "Holy cow that tastes just like a Reese's cup" recipe w/PIX! on: December 18, 2008 12:43:16 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: the buckeye. Or - the most amazing edible I've ever had the pleasure of creating. Recipe & slight back-story follows the obligatory photograph Smiley



The following recipe was inspired by this photograph, from my food-photographing flickr friend, PATierney. This goes out to you, PAT!

Buckeye peanut butter & chocolate candies

Youll need:
1/2 c. peanut butter
3 T. butter (or margarine) slightly softened
1 1/2 c. powdered (confectioners) sugar
1 c. chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate & use more if you want to cover the buckeyes completely)

Makes 2 dozen (24) 1″ +/- round candies.



Combine butter and sugar (I used a fork to cut it in, but Im sure a hand mixer would work a LOT better/quicker)
Add peanut butter and mix to combine.

Roll mixture into balls and place on a cookie sheet (on a piece of wax paper or foil.)

Refridgerate for 30 minutes, then place in freezer for 15-30 minutes - or longer if youve got things to do, etc. Theyll be fine.

When youre ready to coat them, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave (youll have to reheat it a couple times if you use the microwave.)

Retrieve the now hardened peanut butter balls, stick a toothpick in and dip into the chocolate - halfway or all the way, the choice is yours. Place on the same cookie sheet and continue until theyre all done. Once theyre dipped/covered, its back into the fridge for 15-30 minutes and then theyre ready to go/devour!
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I've made two batches so far - and they're awesome & addictive.  Also - I melted a wee bit too much chocolate (ok, impossible!) so a few buckeyes got turned into "truffles."



See? Tongue

Super easy recipe - I highly recommend it!

5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Not Yo' Mama's Banana Soap - Inspired by Paula Deen on: July 20, 2008 04:44:04 AM
Thanks you guys! It smells ah-maaaa-zing.
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Not Yo' Mama's Banana Soap - Inspired by Paula Deen on: July 19, 2008 08:25:19 AM
This is my first post in the Bath and Beauty section, I think. Anyway, I just haaave to share my favorite soap I've made so far. It's inspired by Paula Deen's recipe "Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding"

Made with a melt and pour (sshhhh!) shea butter base; I added apricot seeds (for exfoliation and decoration), and it has a banana and vanilla scent. It smells just like banana pudding! And it looks like a chessmen cookie - 'cause that's what Paula tops her puddin' with.  I love it! Smiley

I sprinkled apricot seeds on the edges of my rectangle mold, poured in the soap and also sprinkle apricot seeds into a chess-piece candy mold and soap base followed that.  After they'd both hardened, I melted a little bit of soap to use like "glue" and affixed the chess piece on top of the rectangle bar. Voila! Super neat and super delicious smelling soap. Yummmm.

Thanks for looking!  Kiss
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Cherry Quartz Glass - a 3 piece set! on: June 16, 2008 01:48:20 PM
thanks you guys!  Kiss
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Cherry Quartz Glass - a 3 piece set! on: June 16, 2008 11:55:15 AM
I fell in love with these beads (and pendant) almost instantly.  The necklace was first, then earrings with a few leftovers, then I realized I had enough for a bracelet - even better! Sterling silver findings.. and beadalon!


necklace...


bracelet...


earrings...

annnddd
All together now!


I love 'em so much! Thanks for peekin' Smiley
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Re: Dislaying Photography? on: June 15, 2008 05:39:42 AM
I displayed my photography in a "mail sorter" so people could easily flip through my prints.. but it wasn't a big clonky box.  The mail sorter cost $3 at Staples Smiley

See also: http://flickr.com/photos/robinlynne/2530436169
10  COOKING / Dessert / Re: I can sing a bandwagon, sing a bandwagon, sing a bandwagon tooooo! [Pic Heav on: May 27, 2008 05:34:55 AM
Those are the best ever! I love rainbows.. and cupcakes. It's like.. HEAVEN. and you can EAT it!!?

Great job Cheesy
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