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Friday, December 29, 2017

Emily's Sugar Cookie Recipe

1 cup butter softened
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream eggs and sugar together. Whisk together dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the eggs and sugar mixture. Roll to 1/4" thickness. Cut out cookies with your favorite cookie shapes and place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


1/2 cups butter softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together and add milk to desired consistency.

Katie's Chocolate Pecan Strata

1 1/2 sticks butter melted                                         
1 1/2 cups flour sifted                                              
1 cup pecans, chopped                                             
8 oz. cream cheese softened
1 cup sifted powered sugar
2 cups Cool Whip
6 oz. package instant chocolate pudding
6 oz. package instant vanilla pudding
Chocolate Bar

Mix together the first 3 ingredients and press into the bottom of a 9 x 13" baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool completely. Fold together the next 2 ingredients with 1 cup of Cool Whip and spoon it over the crust. Refrigerate until set.

Prepare the chocolate pudding with 2 cups milk and spoon it over the cheese layer. Prepare the vanilla pudding with 2 cups of milk and spoon it over the chocolate layer. Top with 1 cup Cool Whip and shave the chocolate bar over all. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 5 hours.

You might want to make two. This never lasts long at our house! :-)

Monday, November 27, 2017

Printable Tags "I Found Santa's SECRET Stash"

I found Santa's SECRET Stash and I am sharing it with you!
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

12 Days of Christmas In A Box

Caution: This 12 Days of Christmas is full of sweet treats. If you are not a sugar lover, beware!
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Monday, November 13, 2017

A favorite game of kids everyone. Download this Thanksgiving game board "Gobble, Gobble" HERE.  Your kids are going to love this game!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

"Moose Be Christmas" Treasure Hunt Activity

This treasure hunt starts with a 32 page illustrated story about Marvin the moose who wants to be a reindeer. After you read the story the treasure hunt has your kids running all over the house discovering why Marvin is so special. Let your kids and grand kids join Marvin on this very fun journey.  Your kids are going to love it!!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Witch's Brew Treasure Hunt

Your kids are going to love our "Witch's Brew" treasure hunt. Watch your kids shriek and scream as they find ingredients to make their own brew.
You can can get the treasure hunt HERE.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Online Treasure Hunt Activity "Liam Returns"

Your kids didn't catch Liam last year, but will they be able to catch him this year?  You won't know until you set a trap and take your kids on a "Liam" advdenture.  Liam and his dog "Lucky" have left clues all over your house and your kids have just barely missed him again.

Download this "Liam Returns" HERE!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Online Treasure Hunt Ideas "Catch Cupid's Kisses"

Cupid's love bugs are out and they are about to fill your house with love!  This fun printable activity book is a great Valentine's Day adventure that features ten different Valentine's crafts/activities that will entertain your kids all day.  Kids will make their own special fairy wands, decorate heart valentines, string beads, and compete in a heart-staking game along the way.  This "activity" hunt can take as long as you like - adapt it to your needs by either encouraging kids to spend more time on each craft or helping them move along at a quicker pace.  You'll have so much fun together filling your house with love!

You can download this Valentine activity treasure hunt "Catch Cupid's Kisses" treasure hunt book and activities HERE.

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