Friday, December 28, 2012

Can You Say Sweet Tooth?


The Infamous Buckeyes!

We make these every year, as we once called the Buckeye State home. They are very sweet, but delish! They are always a hit, especially with the huge "sweet tooths" out there.
-1 1/2 Cups of Peanut Butter
-1 Cup Butter(Softened)
-1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
-6 Cups of Confectioners Sugar
-4 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
Cooking Instructions:
-Mix together peanut butter, vanilla, butter, and confectioners sugar.
-Roll into 1 inch balls & place on a wax-lined cookie sheet.
-Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler
-Dip peanut butter balls into the chocolate with a toothpick. (They say this is easier if the peanut butter balls are set in the freezer for 30 minutes, but I have always just dipped them in the chocolate right after.)
-Place the dipped buckeyes back on the wax-lined cookie sheet, and there you have it, BUCKEYES!

Cream Cheese Cut Outs

-8 oz. of Cream Cheese(Softened)
-2 Cups Of Sugar
-1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla
-2 Cups of Butter(Softened)
-4 Cups of Flour
-Cookie Icing
Prepping Instructions:
-Soften the butter and cream cheese in the microwave
-Mix all of the ingredients together, minus the Cookie Icing of course;)
-Once thoroughly mixed, chill in the fridge for 2 hours in a covered container
-Once the dough is done chillin', it's ready to roll out(about 1/4 inch thick) and apply the cookie cutters.
Cooking Instructions:
Bake at 350 inbetween 10-12 minutes.

Sweet & Extra Cheesy Sausage Balls

You know I had to add another freezer meal, since these turned out to be so delicious.
-1 lb. Jimmy Dean Maple Sausage
-2 Cups Taco Style Cheese, Mozarella, and Cheddar Cheese Mixed Up
-1/2 Can of Cream of Mushroom (I believe the size is 10 3/8 oz.)
-3 Cups Bisquick
Prepping Instructions:
-Thoroughly mix/beat all of the ingredients together.
-Make 1 inch balls out of the mixture.

Cooking Instructions:
-Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
-Let the item cool, and freeze or eat, whichever you prefer!
Today I felt as if the kids were literally hanging from my bra straps, so we had to throw in some sensory play to our day. I gave them sponges, cups, measuring cups, cookie cutters and eventually a dish brush to clean the cutters. Kids absolutely love imitating adults, so when I gave them the dish brush, they were head over heels with the kitchen sink.
On top of bra strap hanging, I pulled a mommy no-no today. I gave the little ones a bath with bath crayons, sponges, and growing bath gel caps and then sent them downstairs to cut out cookies. They were covered from head to toe in flour, and their fingers were caked with dough. Needless to say, we had a fun but eventful day.
Tonight, my (sarcastic voice chimes in here) generous brother is helping me prepare a marble run to occupy the kids tomorrow, stay posted for the outcome. :)

Don't forget to come back January 7th for my headband/hairband giveaway. They are too cute to pass up!

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Frugal in WV said...

I love buckeyes, yum! Saw your post on bloggy moms and following you on GFC now. I look forward to your future posts :)

Megan Damron said...

Thank you for stopping by! I will definitely be visiting you soon, as the word "saver" in your link has already attracted me, haha!

Alvina Castro said...

hi there! Here from bloggy moms. You can find me at . New follower :) THose cream cheese cut outs look good. Cant wait for the giveaway. my bf just had a baby girl yesterday so we want her to be spoiled!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Buckeye candy yummy! I bought a magnet with this recipe when I visited Ohio a few years ago!

It's great to see you had a little help with the dishes, afterwards. :-)

So glad you could link up at this week’s Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop!

Megan Damron said...

Alvina, Perfect! Most of the headbands are newborn size, but they are also very stretchy(up to 6 months). :)
Kelly, Buckeyes are amazing:) I'm glad I got ahold of the blog hops!

Proper Honey said...

Hey Megan,
I love sausage and cheese, so I have to try these sausage cheesy balls. Thanks for the visit and follow from Mom Bloggers Club. I'll be connecting with you on Google, too.


Carol Tyner said...

I made some Buckeyes this holiday season, too.
In fact, I made two batches!

Following you from Bloggy Moms.


Megan Damron said...

Ahh, we went with two this year also. A couple years back we made about 5. I felt as if the Buckeyes in my fridge would never leave! However...they were gone within the month:)

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