Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Bread

Love homemade bread, but simply no time to make it? In less than an hour you can go from a box to warm fresh bread by Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Bread!
 All of the ingredients come in the box! This is the Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Country White Bread. Simply mix the yeast package, sugar, and water and let sit 3 minutes. Mix in the bread mix, and if desired add cheese, herbs, whatever you wish. I added 8 ounces of shredded white extra sharp cheddar. Shape into loaf, place on greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise for 25 minutes. 
 Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for about 25 minutes and this is what you get, warm, cheddary, fresh bread! Let cool about 8 minutes before slicing.
 These photos really don't do the bread justice...still blogging by smart phone! The bread really isn't this yellow. Warm and cheesy, think of all of the options with different add-ins that could be used! At Under $3 a box, this bread is really worth it! Perfect for the holidays or everyday. Why buy bread when it is this simple to make? Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade also supplied me with a box of the Multi-Grain. I am going to try baking that without any add-ins which sounds perfect to slather with peanut butter!
 
Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Bread Mix comes in 4 flavors:
Stoneground White
Italian Herb
Country White
Multi-Grain
  
For more information (currently they are offering a coupon) visit: Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Bread. Also become a fan on Facebook at: Fleischmann's Simply Homemade Mix
Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade provided me with samples of both the Country White and Multi-Grain Bread mixes to try. All opinions are my own. Thanks Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade!
  
~Christina

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

JELL-O Goblin Goo Drink

Happy Halloween!
Vampires, Witches, Goblins, and Ghouls alike will love starting a night of Trick-or-Treating toasting with this slimy Goblin Goo drink!
Here is what you will need for 2 goblets of goo:
1- 3 ounce package of JELL-O Gelatin
1/2 quart of prepared KOOL-AID

Prepare gelatin mix as directed on package. Refrigerate for about 4 hours until set. Break up gelatin with fork and spoon into cups. Finish filling cups with Kool-Aid.

I used grape JELL-O and strawberry KOOL-AID. The colors were too similar to show much difference. I think this would look great with lime gelatin and strawberry drink or try your own fun color combinations!
 I was a bit skeptical that this would be weird to drink or that I would have to chew it a lot. This drink is actually quite cool and yummy! Made in lighter colors it would make a very refreshing summer drink as well! Kids young and old will love drinking this slimy treat!

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Halloween!
~Christina

 


Friday, October 26, 2012

Easy Halloween Pretzels

As some of you already know, I am back to basics. I have been taking photos and blogging from my smartphone without the kitchen equipment and decorating supplies that I once had. Being back to basics, here is a simple and inexpensive way to make a cute snack for your Halloween table!
Here is all you will need:
Pretzels
Candy Melts
Sprinkles

To make these festive pretzels, start by covering cookie sheet with waxed paper. Melt candy melts in small bowl or coffee cup according to package directions. Dip pretzel into melts, tap off excess candy on side of cup, and place onto waxed paper. Sprinkle each pretzel immediately. Let candy set up in refrigerator for about 10 minutes. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
  
 Happy Halloween!
~Christina

Sunday, October 14, 2012

WINNER- Spook-tacular Kraft Halloween Giveaway

is:
Kathy!
GFC Follower

Congratulations Kathy!
 
...and thanks to Kraft for providing the prize for this Spook-tacular giveaway!
  
The winner has been contacted through email! Thanks to everyone for entering!
  
Disclosure: Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me and has provided me with a gift of equal value for review.  This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Mrs. Fox's Sweets.
  



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Candy Coated Halloween Oreos

Make this fun and easy treat that everyone is sure to love this Halloween!
All you need is Halloween Oreo Cookies, a Halloween Wilton Cookie Mold, and Orange and Black Wilton Candy Melts!
I have made candy coated cookies using Wilton Cookie molds quite a few times for various holidays. All you have to do is melt the candy melts in a microwave safe container according to package instructions and fill each mold cavity 2/3 full with candy melts. Press in cookie. If needed, fill smaller spaces like cat ears and pumpkin stems using a piping bag with small end snipped off. Let set up in the refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes or until cookies easily unmold. This mold makes 6 cookies.
Halloween Oreos have a fun orange colored cream center and 5 different designs!
Enter for a chance to win your own Halloween Oreos and lots of other cool stuff  by entering my Spook-tacular Halloween Giveaway!
Enter now through October 12, 2012 at midnight central time!

Disclosure: Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me and has provided me with a gift of equal value for review.  This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Mrs. Fox's Sweets. 
 
Until Next time....
~Christina

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Oozing Brain Fluid

Create this fun oozing brain fluid centerpiece that everyone will love with a few simple classic ingredients!
Here is what you will need:
2- 6 ounce packages of orange JELL-O Gelatin
1- 5 ounce can evaporated milk
1- 3 ounce package of strawberry JELL-O Gelatin
2 tablespoons cornstarch
JELL-O Halloween Brain Mold
  
Spray inside of brain mold with non-stick spray. In separate bowl, add 1-3/4 cup of boiling water to orange gelatin mix, stir for about 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add 5 ounces of evaporated milk and stir. Pour into mold and let set up in the refrigerator for about 4 hours until firm.

Dissolve 1- 3 ounce package of strawberry gelatin, stir in cornstarch and mix well. Be sure to use a bowl large enough to accommodate boiling to avoid messes! Microwave 3 minutes. 

Place a few tablespoons of the hot strawberry gelatin mixture onto serving dish. Unmold and place brain. Spoon strawberry gelatin on and around brain.
  
Now make like a Zombie... eat and enjoy while warm!
  
Would you like a chance to win this JELL-O Halloween Brain mold and lots of other spook-tackularly fun stuff?

Enter now through October 12, 2012 at midnight central time!

Disclosure: Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me and has provided me with a gift of equal value for review.  This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Mrs. Fox's Sweets. 
 
Until Next time....
~Christina

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Spook-tacular Kraft Halloween Giveaway & Pumpkin Cupcakes

Halloween is my favorite time of year! All of the fun decorations, dressing as anything you want to be, not to mention the cool crisp air and the trees changing color! When I was offered to do this post I just couldn't resist! What better way to get back to blogging after a little (okay extended) vacation!
Not only did Kraft send me all of this fabulous Halloween stuff, they are sending on of my readers the same gift pack valued at approximately $100!
This gift pack contains:
3 Halloween flavors/shapes of JET-PUFFED Marshmallows (new!)
2 Halloween JELL-O Molds and JELL-O product
  1 package of Halloween OREO cookies
2 flavors of VELVEETA Cheesy Potatoes (new!)
1 coupon for a free Seasonally flavored PHILADELPHIA Indulgence (new!)
1 Rachel Ray Orange Souped Up Bowl
8 glow in the dark plastic ghost cups
kids Halloween apron
Halloween serving dish
JELL-O Halloween Idea Booklet
Pumpkin Party Picks
 
There are so many possibilities of things that you can make from this package.
This is one of the many ideas I have decided to make!
 
Pumpkin & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Cupcakes
 The Spook-tacular Jack-o-Lantern Cupcakes were made using the Jack-o-Lantern picks and the coupon for th free Seasonally flavored PHILADELPHIA Indulgence. I chose the Cinnamon White Chocolate PHILADELPHIA Indulgence...yum!
Here is what you will need to make these cupcakes
1 box of spice cake mix
1 can of pumpkin
1 package (1-lb) of confectioners sugar
1 tub of PHILADELPHIA Indulgence (I used Cinnamon flavor)
  
Mix together cake mix and can of pumpkin well, 2 to 3 minutes. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 18 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  
Mix together entire package of PHILADELPHIA Indulgence and confectioners sugar, until fluffy. Pipe icing on using piping bag with 1M decorating tip.
 
The icing turned out absolutely delicious with the PHILADEPHIA Indulgence Cinnamon flavor and is my new favorite ingredient to make cream cheese icing with!
   
 Look for many more Kraft inspired recipes to come over the next week!
   ~Christina


How to Enter to win this Giveaway:
All entries are to be submitted in the comment section, one winner will be picked by random.org to win this giveaway package. Giveaway is open to US residents only. To enter you must be a follower of Mrs. Fox's Sweets in some way and be sure to let me know how you follow with your entry (See social media links in right column!) Be sure to leave your email if it isn't visible in the profile you log on with to comment.

You may earn up to 3 entries in this giveaway!
1. Share this giveaway on Twitter to hey can also Tweet with #KraftHalloween and @MrsFoxsSweets for a chance to win your giveaway prize. Let me know in the comment section with the url to the Tweet and how you follow Mrs. Foxs Sweets.
2. Share this giveaway on Facebook and tag MrsFoxsSweets. Let me know in the comment section that you did so!
3. Share your Halloween ideas in the comment section below!

Enter now through October 12, 2012 at midnight central time!

Disclosure: Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me and has provided me with a gift of equal value for review.  This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Mrs. Fox's Sweets.
  

Giveaway has ended. Winner will be posted 10/14/2012!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Vacation Cookies

It's finally here...VACATION TIME!
Here are the cookies I made for the road!
Whole Wheat Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies
2 sticks margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder

In stand mixer with dough hook mix together margarine, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add in flours and cocoa powder 1 cup at a time until fully mixed. Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or more depending on cookies size.
These cookies are made with Wilton mini cookie cutters and this recipe made 100 mini cookies. The cookies are iced with royal icing.
Soft, chewy, and bite sized!

See you in a few weeks!
  ~Christina

Friday, June 15, 2012

2012 Graduation Cupcakes

It's Finally Here!
Today is the day, by the time you are reading this it was yesterday!
My son graduates from high school! It has been an amazing journey and when he smiles, I still see that little boy graduating from preschool and he is still just as sweet!
The years have gone by fast and so has his senior year! I had a huge cake planned for this spectacular occasion, time just didn't permit.
So we have had little sweets here and there to celebrate!
This time it is all about you!
Congratulations Steve!
   
~Love, Mom

Thursday, June 14, 2012

2012 Graduation Cookies

This is my very first cookie order!
Deja Vu? Kinda. Less than a week ago, with the help of my 2 daughters, we made Graduation Cap & Diploma Cookies pretty much just like these. I sent a few of the cookies home with one of my son's friends that is also graduating and his mom asked me to make some for them! I can't tell you how excited I was that someone wanted my cookies! Okay, I get email cookie orders pretty much weekly, but they are usually out of state and I decline. But now, who knows? Maybe this could be the start of something new in my life?
...Graduation Caps
...Diplomas
I really enjoyed making these cookies and once again found relaxation with my piping bag in hand!
The cookie box dividers didn't quite fit the cookies so had to go without, but my first order is boxed and ready to go!

Tonight they finally walk! Tomorrow look for the final graduation sweet of 2012 that I made for my son!
 
CONGRATULATIONS
CLASS
of
2012

~Christina

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party #28

Hi and welcome to my party!
(Notice- I didn't say sweets?! For this week only, you can link up ANY of your EDIBLE CREATION! that means FOOD!!!)
I decided to go ahead and put one more party up before my much needed vacation time! So this will be the LAST PARTY for a while, I just don't want to have to worry about it while I am away! Not that anyone has ever posted anything bad, but when I can't check it is when they would! I do still have a few more treats I will be posting for you before I leave though!
I would like this last party before vacation to be the BIGGEST PARTY yet, so I am opening it to ALL FOOD this week only!
 
First thing, here are the features from Week 27:

Congratulations to all of you!
Grab your "I Was Featured" button on the Grab a Button Page!
 
Moving on to this weeks party:
Link up ANY foods week!
Nothing new? Link that up too! Dig thought your archives and find a food that you want to share! I just ask that you keep it all family friendly! I reserve the right to delete any post that I find inappropriate or not with theme. There is a button available for you to share Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party in the right column and on the Grab a Button Page! Don't forget to visit some of the other links! We all love visitors!
Each week I share a few sweets from the party the week before! By joining this party, you give Mrs. Fox's Sweet's permission to use your sweet photo in a featured post. Featured sweets may also be shared at Mrs. Fox's Sweets on Facebook and/or Pinned!
 
Don't forget about the RED, WHITE, and BLUE PARTY going on too for all of your 4th of July recipes and crafts!
 


Friday, June 8, 2012

Graduation Cap & Diploma Cookies

Less than a week to go until my son's graduation ceremony! His last day of school was actually today!
With so many things going on I just haven't had time or motivation to bake. I had lemon sugar cookie dough in the freezer that I used to make these. My daughter and partner in baking, Katie, actually flooded all of these cookies for me! My 4 year old wanted to get her hands into the fun and actually helped pipe the top outline on some of the graduation caps and diplomas! I helped guide her tiny little hand a bit, but she did great and had lots of fun!
I planned on these being my last cookies for awhile, but actually had a request to make a batch of these for a senior graduation camping trip before we take off on our vacation! I am pretty excited that my cookies are wanted! So look for more cookies similar to these soon!
CONGRATULATIONS
CLASS
of
2012
and
to my dear son Steve, you have made it to the finish line, just waiting for the ceremony now! It seems like just yesterday he was graduating preschool!
   
~Christina, Katie, & Jess
(we all had a hand in making these!)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party #27

Hi and Welcome to My Sweet Party!
I haven't been able to devote the time that I used to to my blog anymore. There are a few more sweets that I plan to make before school gets out for summer, but then I do plan on taking a vacation for at least a few weeks, if not quite a bit longer as I will not have access to a computer. I am sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused and I will miss you all!
Here are the features from Week 26:
 
Congratulations to all of you!
Grab your "I Was Featured" button on the Grab a Button Page!
Moving on to this weeks party:
Link up your sweets, whatever dessert YOU have made this week!
Nothing new? Link that up too! Dig thought your archives and find a sweet treat that you want to share! I just ask that you keep it all family friendly! I reserve the right to delete any post that I find inappropriate or not with the sweet theme. There is a button available for you to share Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party in the right column and on the Grab a Button Page! Don't forget to visit some of the other links! We all love visitors!
Each week I share a few sweets from the party the week before! By joining this party, you give Mrs. Fox's Sweet's permission to use your sweet photo in a featured post. Featured sweets may also be shared at Mrs. Fox's Sweets on Facebook and/or Pinned!


Friday, June 1, 2012

Graduation Cupcakes

Just 2 more weeks until my son graduates!
I found these liners and plates at Michael's, they are Celebrate It! brand. The cupcakes were made with the Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe from Glorious Treats and the icing is a traditional buttercream with a package of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations in Cotton Candy flavoring which give it the flavor and color.
CONGRATULATIONS
CLASS
of
2012!
  

~Christina
 


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party #26

Hi and Welcome to Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party!
Wow! I can't believe Wednesday is already here! I hope you all had a wonderful 3 day weekend, if you were lucky enough to be off! I can't wait to see what you have all been working on!
But first....
Here are the Features from Week #25:
(no particular order)

Congratulations to all of you!
Grab your "I Was Featured" button on the Grab a Button Page!
Moving on to this weeks party:
Link up your sweets, whatever dessert YOU have made this week!
Nothing new? Link that up too! Dig thought your archives and find a sweet treat that you want to share! I just ask that you keep it all family friendly! I reserve the right to delete any post that I find inappropriate or not with the sweet theme. There is a button available for you to share Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party in the right column and on the Grab a Button Page! Don't forget to visit some of the other links! We all love visitors!
Each week I share a few sweets from the party the week before! By joining this party, you give Mrs. Fox's Sweet's permission to use your sweet photo in a featured post. Featured sweets may also be shared at Mrs. Fox's Sweets on Facebook and/or Pinned!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pina Colada Skull Lollipops

Pina Colada flavored Skull Lollipops
By now you can tell I am having a bit of a love affair with lollipops! You can't fit a whole lot of calories in one and they are easy to take on the go! This is my 3rd time making hard candy lollipops, each time a little different.
Since I haven't before I wanted to show you some of the supplies needed in making the lollipops
Supplies 
small pot (not pictured)
candy thermometer
lollipop sticks (not pictured)
White lollipop mold made for hard candy (still wet since I had just washed it)
plastic lollipop bags with ties (both found at my local cake store)
metal spoon (for both stirring molten hot sugar and for filling the cavities)
 
Ingredients:
(this makes 12 lollipops plus extra for loaf pan)
flavoring (I used a full 1 dram bottle of LorAnn oils)
 1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup water
  
Prepare mold with cooking spray and stick. Mix sugar, corn syrup, and water in pan. Cook on high heat, without stirring, until 302 degrees on a candy thermometer. As soon as the temperature is reached, remove from heat and add candy flavoring and candy coloring, if desired. Using a metal spoon, spoon the molten hot candy into each of the lollipop cavities and pour the rest into a sprayed loaf pan. After about 30 minutes, unmold.
I was multi-tasking when making these, okay I was chatting on the phone, so some of the skulls migrated to the edge and didn't fully get covered when I filled the mold cavities. Usually, I spray the candy mold with cooking spray first, this time I forgot, luckily the lollipops still came out just by pressing on the bottom of the mold. I did add the skull sprinkles when I put the sticks in the mold. Molds need to be prepared BEFORE cooking the mixture. The molten candy begins hardening fast, so time to work is limited!
As usual, I broke up the extra from the loaf pan for snacking! Using the 1 dram container of flavoring may have been a little strong, but the Pina Colada flavor may not have been as obvious without the entire container, and I would do it that way again. I decided not to add candy coloring to these, so they are "natural" colored.
  
~Christina



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