I think these bowls are just genius. They have been around for a while but are totally new to me. A cousin received one for her birthday and when I saw it I knew I needed to have one or two so I looked on line and found a free pattern.
You just place your bowl of soup, oatmeal or whateverin the cozy, pop the works in the microwave, and when you pull it out you have something to hang onto so you won't burn your hands. How smart is that and why didn't I think of it?
I had a request for the bar recipe that I served at my Stampin' Up event so here it is.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Preheat oven to 325
1 (18.25) package yellow cake mix (I used caramel cake mix)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used a caramel almond spread)
Combine in a large bowl and mix until smooth. Press into a 9 x 13 pan reserving 1 1/2 cup mixture to crumble on top.
1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
Melt in a small pan and pour over cake mixture.
Crumble the reserved cake mixture on to top evenly.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars
Just when I think it's safe to throw something away ....
I came across some cute little cell phone holders made from cassette tape holders.
Luckily I tossed out a bunch before I came across this idea or I may have been temped to keep them but I have a couple that didn't get chucked yet so I turned them into these ...