Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Crack

Each Christmas I like to try a new recipe.  It can be a cookie,cake, cookie bar, drink...I'm not particular.  This year, I tried a Christmas Crack recipe.  Christmas Crack is a delicious dessert that won rave reviews at each party this holiday season.  Not only was it delicious, it is so easy to make.  With ingredients I am sure that you already have handy, this is a quick dessert to bring to parties or wrap up and gift to friends, teachers, or neighbors!!

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 sleeve of Saltine Crackers or Graham Crackers
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
  • Toppings such as pretzels or M&M’s
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a shallow roasting pan with foil that has been sprayed with Pam or a similar cooking spray.
  3. Lay out the crackers in a single layer in the bottom of the pan.
  4. Bring the 1 cup of butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar to a boil in a pan. Keep stirring the mixture constantly until it is well blended.  Once it is blended let it boil for 5 minutes while stirring.  
  5. When the toffee is done, it will pull away from the edge of the pan easily.  You can then pour the toffee over the top of the crackers and spread it out.  It sets quickly, so try to spread it as much as you can. 
  6. Immediately place the covered crackers in the oven for 5-6 minutes.
  7. After this time, pull out the crackers and let them cool for about 5 minutes.
  8. After it has cooled for 5 minutes sprinkle the top with the chocolate chips.  They will start to melt but if they don’t melt fast enough, just place the pan back in the oven for a minute or two.  When the chips are soft, spread the chocolate around with a spatula.  Smooth it out across the top to make it look pretty!
  9. At this step, I decided to add some crushed pretzels and M&M's on top of the melted chocolate.  I have also heard of adding nuts or crushed peppermint candy on top.  The choice is yours!
  10. Now you are pretty much done!  Let the pan set for 4-5 hours. If you are in a rush like I usually am, you can put the pan in the freezer for about 30-40 minutes.
  11. When the chocolate is set turn the pan over, let the crackers turned candy fall out and break into pieces.
  12. ENJOY and share only if you want!!!!!!

Chasing Tiny Feet

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hello Kitty Large Posable Doll

It's almost one week to Christmas.  If you are still looking for a great present for the 4 and up aged crowd, you can look no further.  Blip Toys now makes a large Hello Kitty doll that is poseable, dressable and has removable fashions.  Sound cool?  It definitely is!

Blip Toys was kind enough to send the Hello Kitty Princess Doll for review.  This doll is perfect for my little princess who loves all things sparkles and ruffles. I have always loved Hello Kitty from the time I was a little girl and now I have the opportunity to share this love with my daughter. 

This Hello Kitty Princess Doll comes complete with her own tiara and adorable ruffled dress.  I love that this large doll is a good size for smaller hands and the perfect size for a younger child to play with.  This doll is made of a durable, heavier plastic that will endure hours of playing.  The doll is movable and can sit, stand, turn her head or be placed in other poses. 

Not to worry, if your little one is not into playing princess.  There are 4 Hello Kitty Large Poseable dolls to choose from: a Princess, Pop Star, Dancer and Best Friend.  You will find that each doll also comes with their own, distinctive outfit and accessories like a scooter or a bed to complete the fun!

These dolls are recommended for ages 4 and up and the MSRP is $24.99.  You can pick one up at your local Target or online at

Thanks to Blip Toys for providing the sample above to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Chasing Tiny Feet