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Weekend Happenings


The weather really warmed up for us in Central Florida so it was a sunny weekend although I opted for lots of relaxing and catching up on sleep.

Hosting Ladies Night


Baby Shower/Gender Reveal Party Planning


This weekend was a relaxing one. Much needed after our Boston travel adventures last weekend. Other than lots of relaxing, getting my car detailed, and being productive around the house, we attended a Gender Reveal party yesterday.

Weekend Entertaining

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Every week brings a new adventure in life whether big or small...Often times my life can be full of action and then the pause button comes to even things out. This weekend was one full of entertaining family and friends.

Festive Rice Krispies Treats


This is seriously the easiest dessert recipe I've ever tried and it goes a long way for entertaining guests. I made a pink and blue batch for Kate's gender reveal party and then another festive batch for the 4th of July weekend.


The Original Rice Krispies Treats recipe on the back of the cereal box is more or less what I followed but I doubled the ingredients since it was for a large group and added a few more marshmallows. Of course the colorful topping is optional but adds a festive touch for certain occasions.

Serving Size: approx 30 bars

Ingredients:
25 oz large marshmallows
12 cups Rice Krispies cereal
6 tbsp butter
Pearlescent sugar or sprinkles
Cooking spray
Two 15-inch baking sheets


What To Do:
Melt butter in a large nonstick saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir frequently until completely melted and then remove from the burner.

Add Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal to the mixture and stir until the ingredients are well mixed together.

Use cooking spray or butter to grease the baking sheets. Also grease the spatula or spoon you will be using to prevent the mixture from sticking as you transfer over to the baking sheet.

Carefully transfer the mixture over to the baking sheets and use greased wax paper to press mixture evenly.


Let it cool for about 10 minutes before adding the topping of your choice.


Side note: I'm not a baker and rarely make anything of the dessert variety so my initial thought process was to use food coloring to do a batch of pink and then a batch of blue treats to go with the gender reveal theme. Thank goodness I couldn't find pink food coloring and I stumbled on those gorgeous pink and blue sugar crystals because everyone's mouths at the party would have been "undelightfully" colorful.
 

Once completely cooled, cut into 2-inch squares and they are ready to be served!


What I love the most about this recipe is that is takes just under 30 minutes to complete because it requires no baking time. And, not to mention, they are a light and delicious treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Enjoy!

Easter Weekend Entertaining

Hi everyone! 
Hope you enjoyed the weekend and Easter Sunday yesterday however you decided to spend it. 

Friday was a wash for me after returning home late on Thursday night from a work trip. Thankfully my job gives us Good Friday off so I was able to rest a bit before going grocery shopping and organizing our house for Easter entertaining. 


We hosted an Easter open-house party and potluck for friends on Saturday which was a fun and busy day. We baked a ham, fried a turkey and had a bunch of other appetizers and sides.


Kerri and Kate both came to celebrate and it was so fun hanging out with them. 




I hosted the same Easter party last year and hope to continue the tradition as it's the one holiday we get to entertain friends and cook up a big meal. Thanksgiving and Christmas are usually spent with family out of town.

Sunday was perfectly lazy which was much needed. I had plans to go for brunch but decided against it and stayed home to relax before the busy work week.

How was your Easter weekend?

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup. 

Football Appetizers & Entertaining

It's certainly hard for calorie-counting around football season. Everyone knows pizza and beer are consumed in copious amounts during this time. I know we'll be attending a few football parties this season so I went on the hunt for some fun and festive appetizer, finger food and dessert recipes that I thought I would share.


Loaded Potato Dip via Eclectic Recipes.


Mac and Cheese Bites via Virtually Homemade.


Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos via Blog Chef.


Buffalo Chicken Bites via Eat Yourself Skinny.


Avocado & Grilled Corn Pico de Gallo via Yummy Life.


Sweet Heat Meatballs via Oh Bite it.


Football Cookies and Cream Dip via Get Creative Juice.



Nutella Chocolate Truffles via Just A Taste.


Football Whoopie Pies via The Cake Blog.