Monday, April 16, 2012

Sensory Bins

I think I must be behind on the sensory bin explosion.  I had not heard of these until my dear friend Pinterest brought these to my attention.  We made our first sensory bin last night.  I started out with a basic bin because I did not really know how it would go over.  We used a plastic shoe box and some various glass stones from the Dollar Tree.  I collected some ocean animals from a play set that K had previously received and voila!  She called it her Ocean Box and loved it.  I would like to make more of these and store them in the closet to be brought out when she is bored or needs a new distraction.  They are inexpensive and give new life to toys that may otherwise end up at the bottom of the toy box, never to be heard from again.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Cheese Slaw

Have you ever had it or even heard of it?  My first experience with cheese slaw was about a year ago and I ate so much of it I almost hurt myself. You may recall this was on the menu for the Hot Pink and Zebra Stripe Party I posted about last June.

It seems like the oddest combination but it is SO delicious.  If I had just read the recipe before actually tasting it, I would have never made it.  I did not put Jalapeno peppers in mine because I usually have little ones eating it.  I just throw in a little more banana peppers.  Serve it with a sturdy cracker or even a bagel chip is good.  The cheese slaw is in the round white bowl on the square platter with the crackers.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Honey Bun Cake

I love a good cake.  I mean, who doesn't?  I don't always like to bake though.  I like to cook, but I've only recently got into baking.

Whether you like to bake or not, you have to try this cake from The Country Cook.  Her blog is great if you are looking for real food to fix for your family.  I have tried countless recipes from her site with great success so I encourage you to check her out.

I made this cake for my husband and he said it was one of the best he has ever had.  He doesn't like a lot of icing on his cake so this fit the bill perfectly.