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DIY Easy Recipes for Lip Gloss

ID-10054942In Winter and Summer your lips can get chapped unless you protect them from the sun and wind. You can make up your own lip gloss and have ingredients on the ready for when you need more.

To make a yummy chocolate lip gloss – heat 1 TBS petroleum jelly with one chocolate chip in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until the chocolate chip is fully melted. Take out carefully and stir until the chocolate is all blended. Put into an empty cosmetic jar and let cool completely before use.

Want to make a fruity flavor lip gloss? Simply add a spoonful of any flavored drink mix to another tablespoon of petroleum jelly and heat for about 25-25 seconds, remove carefully and stir well. Let cool in an empty cosmetic jar before using.
Lip Glosses should keep for up to one month.

You can use more petroleum jelly if you want to make more, just adjust the chocolate or fruit drink to taste.

Great project for the family and would make fun gifts.

Photo Courtesy of  Stuart Miles



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Super Bowl Must Have Party Tailgating Recipes

ID-100171893The 2015 Superbowl with Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will meet up this Sunday February 1st at 6:30 pm ET on NBC.

For a great Super Bowl party,  you need awesome food to share with friends and family.

Hot Chili to Hot Wings, here is list of recipe idea’s for your game day fun.

Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing

Brown Sugar BBQ

Nachos Cheesy Party Dip

Perfect Guacamole

Lara Spencer’s Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip (as seen on Rachael Ray Show and so yummy!)

Bacon Spinach Quiche Bites –Easy Recipe With Just Five Ingredients

Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken

Bacon Wrapped Beer and Brat

Beer Candied Bacon StripsiSaveAtoZ

Mini Meatball Heroes – Giada De Laurentiis

Slow Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork with Apple

Loaded Sweet Potato SkinsSallysBakingAddiction

Favorite Pepperoni Pizza DipSallysBakingAddiction

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Beer Soft

Emeril Lagasse’s Baby Back Ribs With Coffee BBQ Sauce – As seen on Good Morning America

Kansas City-Style

Frito Chili Pie  – Ree Drummond The Pioneer Woman

Game Day Chili – Sunny Anderson Food Network

Football Pretzel Sticks ­

Neely’s Pigs in a Blanket with a Tangy Dipping Sauce – Pat and Gina Neely (Food Network)

And of course there has to be Dessert!

Chocolate Pudding and Cookies Layered Dessert Recipe 

Candy Bar

Football CupcakesMix&

Butterfinger Rice Krispie

Wishing you a fun Super Bowl Party and don’t forget the commercials!


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Chocolate Pudding and Cookies Layered Dessert Recipe

chocoreoThis is a favorite in our house and so easy to make. Once the crust is made, it is topped with cream cheese filling, chocolate pudding and Cool Whip… Yummmmm….

1 1/2 cup Flour
½ cup Butter (1 Stick Softened)
½ cup Pecans (finely chopped)
2-8oz pkg Cream Cheese Softened at room temperature
1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
1 Large Tub Cool Whip or your favorite Whip Topping
2 large boxes Chocolate Pudding mix ( Instant)
5 cups Milk or follow directions on box
10 Oreo Cookies (crushed)

Directions for Layers:

In a Mixing bowl add flour, butter and pecans mix until combine well. Pat the mixture into a 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes. Allow to cool. You want the crust to be slightly golden.

While the crust is cooling mix together room temperature cream cheese and powdered sugar with an electric mixer. Spread over the cooled crust with a spatula, using a light touch. If some of the crust breaks up, just put back together with the cream cheese spread. Sprinkle a good handful of cookie crumbs over top.

Prepare the pudding according to box directions. Spread over the cream cheese mixture and sprinkle cookie crumbs over that too.

Spread the Whip Topping over the pudding and top with the rest of the crushed Oreo Chocolate cookies.
Cover and place in refrigerator at least 3-4 hours. Better made the night before.

*Hint: The cookies can be crushed in a food processor or plastic bag.