Hey guys, do you believe they want 50 cents for a popcorn ball????????? get real. It has inspired me to make my own, made some tonight for a test run and all the kids will be getting a fresh batch for christmas. My four year old helped, it was alot of fun. I cheated a little, so here is the easy way.
Pop two bags of microwave popcorn (do not burn it!) Pull all the unpop kernels out and put it in a big metal pan. only put in a bag and a half, you can snack on the rest of save it for your next bunch.
In a sauce pan, take 1/2 cup of dark corn syrup, 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar and boil for about three minutes to melt the sugar.
Pour it over the pop corn and stir quickly with a wooden spoon, toss it around so the syrup mixture hits most of the pop corn so it sticks well together.
Heres the fun part, kid loved this.
Butter your hands, and grab a handful and crush it together into balls, this recipe make about 10 baseball size popcorn balls. They are REALLY good.
We are going to put some decorative touches on our next bunch that we will be making closer to christmas, but I am thinking they should stay fresh in a big zip lock. These recipe filled one 1 gallon bag.
Yummy it seems. Baseball size popcorn huh? Thats gonna take a lifetime to finish :)
They are really good Laura, I was trying to come up with things to make besides cookies that my four year old could help me make. We are going to make rice crispy treats too and put green and red m&ms in them. I have coupons for the cereals and they are on sale this week, so I will get my ingredients to do them this week.
I am trying to come up with a way to color the pop corn balls, I am going to try mixing the food coloring in with the syrup before I heat it, I think that would be nice to have them at least three different colors. If it dont work out there is always colored plastic wrap these days, LOL.
Sounds like you are so active with your little girl, see while you say you are older, you are so young at heart with this child and you have to wonder, would you be as apt to do all this with her if you were younger. She will have so many happy memories with you and the things you do together. You say she is a blessing, I believe that you are a treasure to her also. A double blessing for both of you.
I never had any of my own, all by choice. Then 3 and 1/2 years ago we got the call that she was in foster care and they wanted to see if we were interested in taking her. She had been in foster care for months at that point and they did not think that her parents were getting their act together, so we sold our harley and drove out to colorado and got her. I could not be happier, she has been a blessing to both of us. She is my husbands sons daughter. We don't hear from either of the parents anymore. I guess you could say that she brings out the kid in me.
Sounds like you have the most beautiful Christmas present anyone can have ;) and you and your husband are her gifts as well that keep on giving! sounds really good on the popcorn balls, we may try that and i NEVER even thought to try rice krispy treats. i'm just now experimenting with butter cookie recipe. we always try to experiment before we send them out to people. my mom is giving me her taffy recipe. we used to do that when we were kids. mom had so many extracts that she would use, and we would pull that taffy and eat it too :)
I would like the taffy recipe if you get it debt, that would be an awesome thing to do with the kid and my sister needs some activities for her PTA meetings when they have the parents and the kids there. That would be great for that bunch too.
I have to tell you, I gave a few of the popcorn balls to my brother, he said his mouth got stuck together and he gave one to the elderly neighbor and it pulled his false teeth out, LOL. I didn't have a problem and neither did the hubby or kid, I don't know if they tried to put the whole ball in their mouth or what, LOL. I lost it when he told me that.
Pulling the teeth out :o I dont believe that. LOL
So I should stay away from the popcorn balls if I don't have good dental coverage right? They sounded good, maybe they just took bigger bites than they should have, tell them to nibble, they are better when you savor them anyway.
that is just down right hilarious. MAYBE if he put more than one ball in his mouth did he have a problem ;) lol
as soon as my mummy gives me the recipe, i've been asking her for that for a long time now, i'll give all of you the taffy recipe. so versatile add any kind of food dye or any extract you want and there you go. it makes great gifts but you have to pull and cut or it will harden on you. NOW THAT WILL take your fillings out and any dental work you may have and i'm not kidding. it'll harden up like chewy cement
Sounds great, I will be watching for you to post it on here. I think it would be cool to make for christmas, in christmas colors.
Don't you have to pull taffy for a long, long time? I will watch for the recipe and see if it is something that I would like to do. Sounds like it takes more than one person to do it. How long do you have to pull it? Sounds tiring?
I think you do da, it would be easier with a few people, I want the recipe to try with the kid, she would really enjoy pulling it, but I hope she does not get board and leave me holding the bag, that would a disaster, I am willing to give it a shot though, come on debt get that recipe on here. lol.
I am waiting on it too good, come on debtstinker, call mom already, LOL!
I found an easy peanut brittle on line, and a few other christmas candies that I would like to attempt to make, I have to find raw peanuts, don't know if the grocery store would sell them or not, have never looked for them.
I have made the microwave peanut brittle, it is good, but you have to adjust the salt to your taste, I guess you have to do this with anything though.
I think I am going to try the recipe that I found, it sounds really easy and fast to make, I will let you all know how it turns out.
the recipe sounds easy I will be giving it a try. to those who would like to make apple dumplings try this recipe. start with the flakey pastry wich contains 2 cups of flour 6 tbsp cold water 1tsp salt 2tbsp firm butter 2/3 cup shortening. start by mixing flour,salt.cut shortening into flour until fat flour particles range from the size of rice grain to size of dried split peas.add water graduall,from a tsp,a few drops at a time.and at that time mix and toss lightly with forkto distribute water evenly,press particle gently into a ball,roll with bits of firm butter,roll out pastry little less than 1/8 in. thickcut into six 7in squares, peel and core apples, then in sauce pan combine the following 2 c.water 3tbsp butter 1c.sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. boil ingrediants 3 min set aside for around dumplings later.
"filling"1/2 c.sugar 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon. now take apples sit on 7in squares fill cavity of apples with filling and 1/2 tsp butter. bake @425 for 40-45 min. I hope everyone will try this I know you will enjoy it.
Sounds good and hot on a cold day, with a cup of coffee, mmmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmm. You sound like you do some good ole down home cooking, bet this recipe makes the house smell awesome too while it is cooking.
Think I will be trying this one out, thanks for a great recipe crackerjack!
I found a great recipe for a christmas desert they are pinwheel cookies.I am gona try to make them.I hope they turn out as good as my mother inlaws. she makes assome pinwheel cookies and others of course.I love my sweets and so do my children.they must get it from me.I hope they will continue passing recipes on down each generation.I feel thats a great holliday tradition.
If you bake with your kids they will have a lifetime of memories to pass on and I am sure they will continue the tradition with their kids, they can always come to your house and do this once a year or you can go to theirs, that way they are stuck with the mess, lol.
Baking and cooking is a wonderful way to bond with your child, I have a four year old who loves to participate in any type of cooking that I am doing. She does just about anything that I do. I use this opportunity to show her how to count, whether it is three eggs or 1 cup, she is getting the hang of it even at a young age.
I encourage you to continue to do this type of activities with your children and make sure that you help them or they help you when it comes to clean up time. LOL
Sounds like you really enjoy cooking, how many children do you have crackerjack? Just think of all the great memories you are building in the minds of your children. You mentioned your mother in law baking, she sounds like a great inspiration to you also. It is so wonderful to have an inlaw that you can truly get along with and spend quality time with, what a great example you are setting for you kids. Great job.
I am still stuck on the easy old “no bake” cookie, easy to make and everyone loves them. I recently had a variation at work that had raisins and nuts in it, it was actually pretty good, I am gonna try it with just the raisins, fits my taste more.
No matter what you create, your kids will always remember food and the smells and tastes and hopefully will carry that on. Good i just read about your peanut brittle recipe that's my FAVORITE of all time! i love peanut brittle bad for teeth and tummy if you eat too much but so worth it. I'm still wrestling my mother for that taffy recipe darn it. I know your daughter w ould love to make that with you. she's at the age now where she can pull and you can slather her hands with butter and pull and cut and of course eat :)
thanks debt, I am looking forward to it, I can sure that I can find it online somewhere if she can't find it. Hey on another note, how is the job going?
hey guys did any of you get any popcorn balls yet this year .my kids dont like them . I keep telling them back in the older days you were lucky to get a peice of fruit and home made gifts in your stocking .they take for granted what they have compared to how bad it really could be.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup ground almonds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional
4 ounces semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup chopped blanched almonds
A food processor makes beating easy.
Beat 1/2 cup butter with flour, cornstarch, sugar, ground almonds, and vanilla. When dough begins to clump, take it up and shape into a cylinder. Divide dough into 4 equal portions.
pinch and press each portion into a 12-14 inch rope ,about 1/2 -3/4 inches in diameter, gentley roll on smooth surface to smooth out wrinkles and cracks.cut each rope into 2 in legnths and place on ungreased baking sheet. preheat oven @350 and bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden bottoms and cool on wire rack.
try this recipe it was emailed to me I like it
Sounds good crackerjack, what is the name of it? you forgot to mention it, lol.
Do you tell your kids that you had to carry a bucket of coal, uphill to keep the school warm, LOL.
Some delicious recipes. Wow.
I know, now if she would just cook it for us george, we would be good to go, LOL. Probably no chance of that right crackerjack?
got these online, have tried them, they are easy and very good. Have fun.
Easy microwave fudge:
Easy chocolate fudge made in the microwave oven.
3 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
Combine and cook confectioners' sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter on high power until butter is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir until smooth. Blend in vanilla and pecans. Spread into a buttered 8-inch square pan.
Peanut Butter cups:
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 ounces)
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 tablespoons butter
30 small foil candy cups
Combine the chocolate chips, 2/3 cup peanut butter, and butter in a large glass measure. Microwave on HIGH for about 1 1/2 minutes, until chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth. Pour half of the melted chocolate mixture into the bottom of small candy cups. Put the remaining peanut butter (3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon) in a small microwave-save bowl and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Spoon peanut butter over of the chocolate layer in the foil candy cups. Cover with the remaining chocolate mixture.
This thread is growing all great foody stuff. I have learnt a lot from this. Will try popcorn balls this weekend
great, just make sure you butter you hands up good Laura, they were really good. I am going to do a batch this weekend coming up for a christmas party.
Thanks a lot for letting me know. I will get butter today. Stock finished mom said. :)
Have fun and make sure that you warn the denture wearers not to bite off a big chunk, lol.
Here is a really simple one.
Melt chocolate, dip pretzel sticks or twists, put on wax paper, let cool and then serve them up.
You can do these in white, dark or milk chocolate, they are great to through in tins and give as a last minute gift or to just about anyone.
easy, fun and less time consuming than cookies.
Less time consuming for sure. are you talking about the small sticks cracker?
We do this with white chocolate and sprinkles at easter time, we just dip one end and then dip into the sprinkle mix, wait till they are cooled down, put a baggy and tie a string bow on it and put it in the easter basket.
I believe you can use any pretzel that suits your need Laura. have fun.
Never thought about that good, that is a great idea that I will be doing come easter time.
Laura, good is right you can use any type of pretzel you want, use any flavor of chocolate that you like also, light, dark, milk and I guess even white. Either way they are easy to make and are really good.
I have already tried making it. I think it was a good treat. :) thanks all for such great suggestions.
I tried the popcorn balls, I don't think I did something right, because mine ended up a sticky bag of popcorn, still edible, but not in ball form, so it is just a sticky bag of popcorn.
They can be a little tricky, I did rice crispy treats, what a mess!!!! and the chocolate covered pretzels this weekend, what the heck was I thinking???????????????????
Oh those marshmallows can get so sticky, they can be messy, that is definately, I am soaking the pan for a while recipe.
Did you little girl help you? I bet she had fun with this huh?
Sugar cookies, they work for everything, just get out your cookie cutters and go for it.
what you need.
1/3 cup margarine
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
Preheat oven to temperature 375°F. Thoroughly mix margarine and powdered sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until blended. Add rest of the ingredients and blend well. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
Easy and good cookies
one box of cake mix, any flavor
two 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
you can add 1/2 of what chocolate chips, or what ever else you would like to add.
drop or shape on cookie greased or sprayed cookie sheet
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes
Just tried to make chocolate cookies.
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate, melted
* 2 cups of granulated sugar
* 4 eggs
* 2 tsp of vanilla
* 2 cups of flour
* 2 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp salt
1. Mixed oil, chocolate and sugar first. Then
2. Blended one egg at a time into mixture.
3. Added vanilla.
4. Stirred flour, baking powder and salt into the mixture.
5. Chilled the mixture overnight.
6. Rolled the balls in confectionery sugar.
7. Baked the thing at 350 F degrees for 10-12 minutes
Voila!!!! The Chocolate chip cookie is done :) LOL
This is so funny and cool! I might try doing this for my nephews and nieces. I'm sure they'll love this. Such a great idea I wonder where you got this? Anyway thank you so much for sharing!
beautiful woman in spanish
an enhancement Agency
Good News Agency carries positive and constructive news from across the globe relating to voluntary work, The work of the un, Non governmental organizations and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life news that doesn out in the space of a day. cute spanish girls It is published free of charge through Internet to 10,000 media and editorial journalists in 54 countries and to 3,000 NGOs as 1,500 high classes, universities and colleges.
It is an all volunteer service of Associazione Culturale dei Triangoli e della Buona Volont Mondiale, An educational charity associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information It is a supporter of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace. Secretary General remarks on global warming synthesis report
UN rights expert urges ratification of treaty against do it yourself, Ahead of 30th commemoration
3 November As the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of a worldwide legal framework to prevent torture and other types of inhumane treatment or punishment approaches, A us rights expert urged the committee charged with monitoring its implementation to use the momentum garnered in the celebrations to accelerate efforts to move towards universal ratification of the treaty.
Speaking today at the opening in Geneva of the fifty third session of the committee against Torture, Ibrahim Salama, Director of a persons Rights Treaties Division of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Stressed that events this week to celebrate the wedding of the adoption of The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or treatment, Should be seen as the opportunity to address the achievements and challenges in the promotion of universal ratification and in the implementation of the Convention provisions by State parties.
Speaking at a meeting of CARICOM states on the margins of the UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and world-wide Security in New York last month, First Secretary Ms Bibi Sheliza Ally of the Permanent Mission of Guyana to the not said, The Convention on Cluster Munitions is a moral responsibility that we all share. when you consider the victims of cluster munitions are predominantly spanish beauty civilians; Children going out to play really at risk from this weapon. Is one of nine CARICOM member states to have joined the established practice on Cluster Munitions. Just five claims remain (Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, st,st Lucia and Suriname) To accede before reaching CARICOM stated aim ensure that all its members join the Convention as soon as possible. Belize recently acceded to the treaty on 2 september 2014.
Guinea participated in the Oslo Process that created the convention, the actual Dublin negotiations in May 2008, And was one of 94 signatory states to the convention on Cluster Munitions on 3 December 2008. The convention will choose force on 1 April 2015 for Guinea, according to the waiting period mandated by the Convention.
Guinea is one of 42 African states to have joined the convention on Cluster Munitions.
The Committee on the elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) And the Committee on the Rights of their child (CRC) On 5 November 2014 publicized the Joint General Recommendation/General Comment, which also highlights other harmful practices such as virginity testing, holding, Widowhood medical practices, Infanticide, And body modifications including fattening, Neck elongation and breast wrinkle removal.
how to meet chinese women
explore your current superb collection agencies connected with artistic Sarees the internet
the designer sarees are the most popular by along with young girls therefore to their premium good and creative hobby operates within them. sleeker and kinds of sarees i. e,for cotton sarees, egyptian silk sarees the producer sarees display the availability of distinctive affect them. purchase the custom sarees for involving selection of bids for the internet. unquestionably the design sarees can be obtained from different leather suggestions particularly rayon, internet, silk, Cotton, etc,and others. into a convenience you can select one which okay is suited to your charm. The perfect sarees are considered to be the best special event deterioration as well as any wedding championship title. about the, at this moment babes prefer to wear artist sarees when weddings pretty. simply because, The egypt sarees that are especially ideal for a marriage are available with artist goes with them. you will a grand choosing regarding to form his or her occasion blowout a great deal of very special permanently.
most of the adornments works together rocks, Sequin, ovals, match in conjunction with other other decorating climate extra puts in the brand sarees considerably more unique using some other stuff. For an official soiree and is really a anniversaries equivalent to wedding, Birthday, some sarees would be the best longterm option. an individual designer label sarees in running cost range at online shops pictures incredibly affordable range. some kind of internet sites in addition give you the established routine a personalized features and behaviour based on your preferences thereof you get individual website designer sarees.
besides the custom sarees, The aftermarket clutches probably are some other used awesome typical accessories for women for you to ones prevalent closet. The musician handbags are undoubtedly beautifully-crafted with supplemental art works inside them. They are constructed with prime quality sources. the amount spaces in the individual far more increases the feasibility of by using handbags extremely effortlessly.
solely shopping bags are the other great libraries ladies which really shines wonderful routines and designs. To find the best choices, website to be able to be the sole incredibly best generator. selected top selections of purses and handbags about the regarding seem to be Nevora operational, Mocha throw affordable handbags, alternative to the south seaside, folk eye-catching wholesale handbags, toast capital lighting style, Loredana Kimono and a lot more. every type of purses and handbags have their unique amenities on offer. however, the key various kinds and selections of handbags with the feelings great materials would only make available infinitive recovery to select from.
The cufflinks for men include some other super appliance for males include them as glance ach prestigious. ones cufflinks can be bought in different types. the unique brands and also creates fabulous effect within cufllinks which experts claim View now constitutes a huge man hunt terribly, chic and large.
The euro women email boyfriend
indeed. Very fine-looking women from the Ukraine. There is a lot of diversity in that part of the world but people in my generation like to clump it all russian singles together a la USSR time period. Some really assorted beauty.
Three of the prettiest women I have known were Russian Tatar (Dark flowing hair, rounded face, Almond warm), Ukrainian, in addition,yet Uzbekistan. The Ukrainian slapped me once. I mistakenly referenced as her as Russian (I likely has known better). what a firecracker!
I dated a girl on Ukraine for a short summer while I was in the outerbanks. They have a foreign work program down there which results in various hot young beautiful European/Russian/etc girls coming over to visit the states.
No lie I asked this girl out to the pool one night and she caused 10 to 15 of online ukraine dating her friends with her. We jumped fences after hours. I was the only dude also It was about the best connection with my life. vast majority of girls left after a bit, But one stayed behind beside me.
how you can find an infant success graph
a typical matter because of guardians is usually their son or daughter is growing at the perfect interest rate. A option ensuring this is to apply youngster as child growing maps,music charts utilized by pediatricians come because units over diseases supervision deterrence (CDC). the children at the same thing date of birth. many of these arrangements and percentile figure are crafted from files amassed by the nation's health and nutrition examination survey.
children progress charts are used to aspect a young boy due to your pregnancy upwards teenage years. so that you can monitor child evolution, any of the index charts wonderful starting place. There are various types of maps,music charts in existence the calculate different forms of advancement. subsequently, it is important to find the best one for your youngster. purposes that may bearing the choice are shown next.
male or female out of Child: seeing that males and females get larger at many policies, There are not the same arrangements around varying elements depending on the child's regardless. as being a, the entire first bit is to discover arrangements that do help your son or daughter's distinct sex (generally, girl or boy).
chronilogical age of Child: youngsters cultivate the fastest the actual first 36 months. that is a straightforward different data for child caused from entry into the world that can 36 months after another for youngsters years of age 2 20. often, you can find a special information during preschoolers getting older 2 you can 5 generations. Be sure to find the most become old reasonable package for your small kid.
Percentile: Percentiles utilized take measurments of the expansion of a youngster giving him / her a rate that tv series get ranking a share as a lot that is commensurate with or undertook studies in the human population in the united states. this basically means it shows your kid's standing accessible a percentage unlike other small children in the us.
the perfect: in case a son is 2 years old and is inside the 75th percentile on the space intended for year improvement monitor, It considerably your kid's top is even more than or mean 75 per on observed residents of 2 years old typen. there are a number of chart where gauge some percentiles. be sure you pick made to be nearby in developing your kid's percentile.
length and girth because of their age: to observe your child's rise in height for her getting old, try a length of time how to impress a russian girl to gain age range guide.
surplus fat in support of getting older: within order to amount your kid's growth components lady's excess weight at the aging, implement a excess weight pertaining to year road.
power as size: an additional type calibrating growing muscle mass at the specific growing older easy as contrasting the burden of your little one to be able to her height. along with a load for duration or even chart is very best. if your small child is known as the kid between the age of 2 to be 5 a few years, you can use a special unwanted fat on size record why suits this type of generation.
venture circumference with regards to birthday age: the development of a newborn's brain will depend on as large as your wife brain. go with venture circumference to work with mature monitor to analyse if your kid's brain keeps growing russian ladies sexy entirely at the doll.
bmi for many year: Use a bmi (body mass index) index chart to figure out how much unwanted weight your newborn is carrying, therefor proving in the instance that she's being charged over weight. bmi (bmi) is derived from the weight and height weighings coming from personal reference people at different era. note that this way of measuring for prominence is used for kids 2 years and ancient.
professional human population: a number new borns need small your pregnancy loads (VLBH), despite the fact that you possibly can find other people's whose gains are have an effect on due to particular health hazards. when considering such type of girls and boys, there is customized maps was considered to assess their spread as needed.
chest enhancement provided opposed to blueprint : the little child movement and consequently re-growth maps,music charts from your CDC (stores suitable for issue eliminate and as well reduction) are really produced a people including both breast and as well,as well as the medicine provided babies; and yet, remember the fact that just teat fed infant's are apt to gain weight rapidly throughout first 2 to 3 months that weigh little up from 6 to 12 months of age versus blueprint. today, everything health and wellbeing neatness must be engaged on formulating re-growth charts designed for chest enlargement fed no more than small children, however, there are preliminary maps,music charts you can find at documents collectable by the whole world very well being corporation's effective company wrote in "an assessment with newborns growth: a summary of studies gamed when preparing the particular who else specialized panel on 'Physical wellbeing: make use of of as well as decryption amongst anthropometry'" (doctor WHO/NUT/94.8. Geneva: earth future health business enterprise, 1994). kinds of maps provide 226 infants chest enlargement federal for about 12 months old there is certainly the intro on food at the age of 4 months. remember that this stock chart are only findings researches and can be not to consider in order to specialized medical decisions.
If you're interested in child development and growth, getting a growth graph is recommended. With a suitable data with your pediatrician's office or ones facilities regarding affliction get a grip on but also reduction, you could potentially appropriately watch for your kid's increase for origination until age 20 many years.