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No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies

Have you ever heard of no bake cookies? They’re pretty self explanatory, cookies that require no baking before they are ready to enjoy. It’s like getting to lick the bowl without getting scolded by mom.

Generally what makes no bake cookies work is a thick base that requires no eggs. Things like peanut butter, oats or graham crackers typically serve to keep the cookie together without needing to bake.

Here’s a favorite recipe for quick, no bake cookies!


2 cups sugar
1⁄2 cup milk
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄3 cup cocoa
1⁄4 lb softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

1⁄2 cup peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal (instant)

Directions
Mix first 6 ingredients in a saucepan and cook until it boils.
Boil for 1-3 minutes.
Remove from heat and add peanut butter and oatmeal. Drop by teaspoonfuls on to wax paper.
Chill until set.

Try it out and let us know what you think!

Re Organizing your Kitchen for the New Year

Re Organizing your Kitchen for the New Year

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Well we are almost a month into 2017. How are those resolutions going? If you need another thing to add to that “to do” list I have just the thing. What better way to start the New Year than be re organizing your kitchen?! Fun stuff right! Hopefully this can be a quick reminder/check list for you when you decide to take on that feat.

Tupperware

Tupperware is kind of like socks. You put the container and the lid into the dishwasher and only half comes out. This leaves you with mismatched Tupperware sets that serve little purpose without the other half. Not to mention that your Tupperware may be stained by old food or broken or cracked from over use. My suggestion, start over. Get rid of all the unusable Tupperware and just get a new set. If you are looking to re up take a look at these food storage containers.

Clean out the Refrigerator

Okay this one can be a pain, but once you are done it is such a weight lifted. Clean out the old food, get rid of your leftovers from two weeks ago and organize that over stuffed freezer! Once you organize your freezer you will have more room for that ice cream you know you want J

Clean appliances

Okay this is never a fun thing to do but alas it must be done. Deep clean your microwave, coffeepot/Keurig, get a new filter for your water, and sweep the crumbs out of your toaster oven. It may seem like overkill but those appliances can get grimy really quickly and it is always nice just getting all of your kitchen appliances cleaned at once

Tidy counter

Overtime it seems like somehow your counter starts to shrink. Slowly but surely you start to accumulate useless stuff on your counter that is doing nothing more than cluttering your kitchen and taking up space. Find a new home for all of the nick knacks and random things that have found their way onto your counter. This also has the added perk of making more room for your Butter Bay. It will make your kitchen feel bigger and you will have more wiggle room when you are cooking and baking in your home.

Organize junk drawer

Every kitchen have a junk drawer. Well at least mine does. A drawer filled to the brim with random household necessities. Anything from scissors, tape, pens, batteries, paperclips, pretty much anything you could ever need. I know it’s not typically important to organize this space because it is so cluttered with random stuff but it could be a nice way to get rid on unnecessary things in your home and make room for more goodies!

Those are just a couple things you can do to get your kitchen space feeling clean and fresh for the New Year! What other ways do you tidy your kitchen and home! Let me know in the comments or on Facebook. We love to hear from our readers. You butter believe it!

10 Christmas Gifts Under $30

With Christmas just a few days away you may be scrambling for last minute gift. We love kitchen gadgets and are here to help provide some ideas perfect for everyone in your family.

Butter Bay
Clearly we think The Butter Bay is the superior butter crock. It is perfect for both cube and stick butter and will be a gift that keeps on giving year round. Hate waking up on a cold winter morning to hard butter that won't spread? The Butter Bay is the perfect solution.  


Egg Yolk Separator

Have you ever tried to separate yolks the old fashioned way by moving them back and forth between the shells? It’s a little tedious and modern engineering has created a simple solution that makes separating egg yolks a breeze. Pick up an egg yolk separator and prepare to be amazed!


Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

This adorable figure is not only cute but packs a punch when it comes to getting grime out of the microwave. The perfect gift for every clean freak, or just any parent that hates trying to get the residue left from their kids uncovered bowls out of the microwave.


Hand Coffee Grinder

Sure an electric grinder might require a little less effort but you just can’t beat the flavor of fresh, hand ground, coffee beans. With a variety of styles to choose from this piece of kitchen gear is not only great for flavor but also looks pretty spiffy on your kitchen counter. Plus this presents the perfect opportunity to try the infamous butter in your coffee trick!


Cover Blubber

For anyone who has ever tangled up the saran wrap while trying to cover the leftovers this is for you. These handy covers are made out of stretchy material that is perfect for covering the leftover soup or even placed right on the leftover produce. Not only will they keep things fresh but they’re so much simpler to use and to store.


Rocking Pizza Cutter

We all have a rolling pizza slicer but for a real, authentic slice every pizza lover needs a rocking pizza cutter. This large rounded blade allows you to cut across the entire pizza in one swift motion. You can even get more weight behind to to ensure a clean slice through even the thickest stuffed crust.


Funny Mug

Who doesn’t love cozying up by the fire on a cold winter morning with a good book and their favorite hot drink? Seek out the perfect mug for every person on your list. From political puns to their favorite cartoon character you can ensure that it’s personalized and something they’ll love.


Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags

Have you ever thought about making a grilled cheese in the toaster? Have you ever actually tried it? Now there’s handy bags to keep all the cheese right where it should be, in the sandwich. These bags are great for the perfect grilled cheese on the go.


Over the SInk Cutting Board

An over the sink cutting board is great for so many reasons. It keep counter space freed up for others to use, they often include a spot to strain your veggies while you wash them, and they make it easy to send scraps down the garbage disposal. If you have a friend with a tiny kitchen, or just someone who enjoys chopping things this could be the perfect gift.


Herb Scissors

Cutting herbs can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to all the leaves and stems. These scissors offer multiple blades that help cut the bundle twice as fast and much finer than ordinary scissors or a knife could do. Gardeners who enjoy growing their own fresh herbs as well as master chefs will enjoy having a tool to chop the perfect herbs.


Have you found any other kitchen gadgets that would make awesome Christmas gifts? Let us know!