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Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treats

Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treats!



6 cups Fruity Pebbles Cereal

5 1/2 cups Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

5 Tbsp BUTTER (Real butter not Margarine)


In a large pot on very low heat melt the butter.

Allow butter to turn slightly caramel colored with a strong nutty aroma.

Add marshmallows and stir, stir, stir until completely melted. Don’t allow to burn.

Take off burner and add in cereal. Mix well.

Turn out into a pan lined with parchment paper. I used my 9×9 stoneware, but any pan with sides will do.

Allow to cool and cut up into squares!

ENJOY! Yuuummm… the kids love these!

We’ve been BUSY! (In a good way!)


We started the New Year with a bang! We left Texas early and are en route to Gila Bend, Arizona! We decided that along the way we would stop at National Parks and destinations! We are having a blast and blogging about it along the way!

Check out our travels here and feel free to comment!


2013 is going to be a busy year for us! This is great news because we LOVE our lives and love to travel!

We wish you and your family a blessed 2013!!

Russian Tea Cakes a.k.a Mexican Wedding Cookies!

This year I had the opportunity to do a little cookie baking with my sisters who are usually away at college. It was great! I love spending time with them and spending time in the kitchen is a bonus!

When I was a kid my grandmother used to make Mexican Wedding Cookies every year at Christmas. Since she passed away there haven’t been any made. This year we found her old cookbooks and what we think was her “secret” recipe! We took a leap of faith and used the old, crumpled, well used recipe. It worked! The cookies only have THREE INGREDIENTS and are SUPER tasty and easy to make! The family was super excited to have an old favorite back!


Here is the recipe we found…

1 cup butter (real butter, no margarine)

1 2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar divided

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup finely ground pecans



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Cream the butter and 2/3 cup of confectioners’ sugar until it is light colored.

Add vanilla

Still in the flour, salt and finely chopped nuts (the finer the better unless you like chunks)

Roll a tablespoon of dough into a cylinder shape

Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes

Take out of oven when done and cool for two minutes.

Roll in Confectioners’ sugar

Let cool COMPLETELY and roll again

Enjoy (best with coffee or tea)


2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 230,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 4 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

Click here to see the complete report.… a little extra help!


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I did!

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The Library contains the craft shelf which is where I was able to put together a simple craft for the kids to enjoy. Often I lack creativity (give me math any day!!) so I just end up not doing arts and crafts. craft shelf was easy to access and the kids loved the wintery snowman craft we did!


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