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Monday, December 16, 2013

A fluffy kids craft with a puffy birthday meal for my hubby!

Saturday was a busy day for my owl, my husband and ofcourse me! Hubby started Saturday morning off by killing a 10 point buck and on his birthday which was probably the best birthday present ever!  He was so happy cause it was now the biggest deer he has ever killed. :-) Me and my owl stayed home and did a snowman craft and hubby a special birthday dinner.

First up is the fluffy craft.

Awww Aren't they soo cute!!!

Well here is what you need to recreate these little guys!

Items needed:
cotton balls
toilet paper roll
poms (different sizes) I got mine at Walmart for 1.00
pipe cleaners
white baking cups (muffin)

So first you glue cotton balls all over the toilet paper roll until you completely cover it.

My little owl covering her roll. :-)

 Then do the same on the muffin cup.

I cut an orange pom for the nose, used 2 buttons for the eyes and the tiny poms for the mouth.
Then cut a ribbon and tie around the snowman. You can hot gun the head to the body but we didn't. My daughter thought it was hilarious when the head would come off, similar to the movie Frozen and the snowman. haha!

Cut a piece of pipe cleaner for the earmuffs and use 2 poms for the balls for the muffs. and 2 larger poms for the body for buttons or you can use real buttons. Add any special touches you want, or change it up and do a hat instead of ear muffs. My little owl enjoyed making these and I'm sure your kiddo's will too!

Now it's time for a puffy meal!

Cheeseburger Puffs

1 pkg of puff pastry
1lb of hamburger meat
2-3 tablespoons of montreal steak seasoning
1-2 tsp of onion powder or 1 small onion diced
1 brick of cheddar cheese

First thaw the puff pastry according to the package. In a bowl combine the hamburger meat, Montreal seasoning, onion powder or real onions. Form small mini cheeseburgers. In a frying pan add some olive oil and brown each side (do not over cook) just brown. Then place each burger onto the puff pastry and cut a square, add cheese on top and pinch to close. (see picture below)

Preheat oven to 350 and make for 20-25 minutes until slightly browned and puffy pastry has puffed.


3 Musketeers Cupcakes

Makes 12 -18 depending on your muffin pan/cups

1 box of milk chocolate box cake mix (prepare according to box)
1 or 2 bags of miniature 3 musketeers or fun-size cut in half
1 container of marshmallow fluff
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 stick of butter
2 tablespoons of milk
cupcake liners
spray butter
muffin pan
preheat dark pan to 325 or light pan to 350

Make milk chocolate box cake mix according to box then pour about 3/4 full into sprayed butter cupcake liners. Bake for 5 minutes. Then dunk 1 miniature 3 musketeer candy or cut in half fun sized bar by pressing it into the cupcake batter cup until it is almost all the way down. This is so the cake batter will form around the candy. Then return to baking for 10-15 minutes.

Let them cool completely before adding frosting

Frosting Recipe

Melt in microwave or on stove top the remaining 3 musketeers bars until they form a marshmallow consistently, Add the marshmallow fluff and butter and mix well. Next add the milk and powder sugar and you are all set.

Put a ziploc or frosting bag into a cup and add frosting. Then cut corner of ziploc bag or end of frosting bag and add piping tip or just use opening. You can also just spread the icing on top. 

These were pretty yummy...