Monday, December 26, 2011

10 RedHot Holiday Trends Betty Crocker Recipes Try Out For The New Years

    Still looking for some fun, fast and yummy recipes to make for the New Years celebration, fun party time & get togethers? Well Betty Crocker has 10 RedHot Holiday Trends Recipes that you could try out.

     I plan on making the fun and tasty #3 recipe below Recipe: Cake Batter Cookie Stackers for our News Years enjoyment. They look festive and will be the yummy snack we can all easily reach for. You could make these in any size and I have a tiny bite size bisquit cutter that I plan on using to create a whole bunch of them.
And I plan on printing out a few of these to tag hang onto a few of my gifts to give so they can add them to there recipe card file.

  So the next time your in your grocery store think of Betty Crocker in a whole new way and create some of these fun & festive recipes below. Enjoy

Trend: Double Desserts

Taking two desserts and mixing and mashing them together is one of our favorite trends. Things like pie shakes, cookie stuffed cookies, and pie-filled cupcakes deliver a whole new kind of delicious. It’s a 1+1=3 kind of thing.
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cookies
Pie, meet cookie. Cookie, say hello to pie. When two all-time favorites come together, you get Pumpkin Pie Cookies, the star at your next holiday cookie exchange.

Trend: Boozy Baking

From booze cakes to cocktail pies, bakers everywhere are bringing the bar into the kitchen. A titch of tequila or a skosh of scotch whiskey adds a serious shot of fun and flavor for the over 21 crowd. We’re loving these boozy baked goods!
Recipe: Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes
Taste for yourself what the buzz is all about! A bit of bourbon, a hit of coffee liqueur and some vanilla vodka-spiked frosting make these sophisticated chocolate cupcakes the ultimate “holiday helpers.”

Trend: Color. Flavor. Fun.

Traditional baked goods are being transformed with bright colors and playful flavors. With a little creativity and imagination, no one can resist this happy, fun food!
Recipe: Cake Batter Cookie Stackers
Take sugar cookies to a whole new level of delicious! Kids and adults will love these cake batter flavored cookies with colorful frosting, and lots of sprinkles! Stack ‘em up and watch ‘em go.

Trend: From Cave to Kitchen

Forget the man cave. Today guys are in the kitchen making (or at least appreciating) really good food. Big food. Really good, big food that’s stacked and stuffed with the flavors they can’t resist.
Recipe: Mantastic Fried Chicken ‘n’ Waffle Sandwich
Here’s a new take on chicken ‘n’ waffles - made better with beer, bacon, and bourbon. It’s the ultimate manly man meal.

Trend: Skinny Cocktails

Here’s the skinny! Drinking high-calorie cocktails is so last year. The modern mixologist is shaking things up with light & flavorful cocktails.
Recipe: Skinny Clementine Martini
Add some clever sparkle to your next party. Enjoy these natural, light martinis made with fresh juice, high-quality liquor, and a splash of club soda. Lower calorie cocktails never tasted, or looked, so sweet. Cheers!

Trend: Better Than Bought

From canning to candy making, there’s a renewed interest in handcrafted foods. This season, homemade food gifts are just the right thing to show your care and creativity.
Recipe: Cajeta Caramel Fudge
Create the perfect combination of flavor and crunch with this homemade candy. Rich chocolate fudge layered with cajeta caramel, cashews and a sprinkle of sea salt—a recipe to impress.

Trend: Veggie Love

Once just tolerated, vegetables are now celebrated. Omnivores and herbivores alike have discovered that veggies offer variety and great taste, and are feeling the love.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Hummus
Hummus with fresh sweet potato packs even more plant power. Add a delicious blend of smoked paprika, coriander, and cumin to make this flavorful dip.

Trend: Shareworthy & Allergen-Friendly

Allergen-friendly foods may be free from things like nuts, dairy and eggs, but shouldn’t be free from flavor. Thankfully, we’re seeing new foods and recipes that can be enjoyed by everyone – whether you’re allergy-sensitive or not.
Recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
Gather everyone around the table to enjoy this moist and delicious pumpkin bread. Made with no nuts, no dairy, no eggs, and no gluten - no kidding!

Trend: D-I-Y for D-O-G

Man’s best friend deserves man’s best effort. That’s why making your own dog food is one of the latest canine crazes! This year, homemade dog treats are at the top of fido’s list.
Recipe: Dog Bark
This treat will make your dog sit up and beg for more. Make the bark by melting carob chips and peanut butter then top with your dog’s favorite ingredients – bacon and cheese. Bow WOW!

Trend: Food Craft

The kitchen is the new craft room. With food as their medium, clever cooks are making amazing edible food crafts that are as good to look at as they are to eat.
Recipe: Chocolate Coal Lumps
Naughty or nice, everyone will love these easy cho-coal-late treats. Cocoa Puffs® cereal dipped in melted chocolate and marshmallows create these tasty stocking stuffers.

Mamawj's Moment Away BlogSpot Discloser: I received these details from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark and wanted to share some great recipes with you to enjoy for the News Years.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mission : Impossible Ghost Protocol - View it first in IMAX 5 Days Before The Crowd!

Starting December 16th, a full five days before its North American premier, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol will be shown in a mind-blowing IMAX experience in 300 theatres across the country!

Join Ethan Hunt and his team of rogue IMF agents, in this awesome spy adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. With 30-minutes of scenes shot with IMAX cameras, fans will be able to enjoy certain sequences of the movie in larger than life proportions. You will be right in the action as Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) scales the world´s tallest building; the Burk Khalifa Tower in Dubai, as this and other thrilling moments expand to fit the entire IMAX screen. As an added bonus, IMAX will offer the first previews of the upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, prior to Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.

Go Below and see the trailer; You won't want to miss this on in IMAX!!
And be sure to Like IMAX's Facebook page!/IMAX and stay updated with the latest IMAX news!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Win a Chick-fil-A Cow Prize Pack Ends 12/23

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Plaid Acrylic Paints Bring My Painted Holiday Themed Windows To Life

   I have been as busy as a bee this week enjoying hand painting my old house wooden windows that I collect. And with winter here and these nippy brisk cold days right before Christmas, my theme I enjoyed painting today was Snowmen. As as always I love using plaid acrylic paints to bring my scenes to life.  I love using both choices of Apple Barrel & Folk Art acrylic paints made by Plaid. I buy the small bottles which last so long, always giving me vibrant colors.  I keep a big piece of card board placed down on my work shop table that I dab out small amounts of the paint colors onto and use lots of different size craft brushes by plaid in my painted design. Two of the plaid craft paint brush types I use most often are the 1/4" Angle brush & the 10/0 Liner brush. I just finished my Snowman Window today with a happy group of Snowmen enjoying the New Fallen Winter Snow. For depth and 3D effect of real snow I use the textured paint on the bottom of my paintings. As you can see by the photo my craft supplies are well used, which I have used so many times and I love buying more as I run out of a certain color. I buy my apple barrel and folk art acrylic paints at Ben Franklin or Walmart where they cost between 50 cent or $1.00 at great price for something that last for the many projects that I create. So of the prettiest items you can paint on for the holidays to display in your home are old wooden home windows, old house shutters, old mirrors, ice skates etc. These painted old windows look great in lots of areas for the holidays as decor like an entry hall way, in front of your fireplace, on on your porch with string lights behind it. So think outside of the box and put your plaid paints to use with lots of items to create yourself a seasonal item to display as decor for the Holidays. Do you love to paint as well?  Are you a plaid product user like I am? I love all there products. They offer lots of stencils which I sometimes use, but mostly I free hand paint my own design from my minds eye. My real weakness in plaid products are there paints & brushes which I buy every chance I get, you can never have enough hehehe. I'd love to hear your comments on what type items you enjoy painting onto. Merry Christmas Everyone.
                                                               Work In Progress
Finished Picture

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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