Pins 9,10,11 – Super Bowl Goodies!

Hope everyone who watched the Super Bowl enjoyed it.  While Kevin was finishing up his midterm, I snuck into the kitchen and made him some yummy goodies to enjoy during the game.

Pin 9 – Smores Cookie Bars

This pin comes from The Couponess.  Pretty easy recipe…the only thing I had trouble with is that it said you needed 8 chocolate bars, but I couldn’t squeeze 8 in!  Also, I think I figured out from looking at the original picture just now that instead of plain graham cracker crumbs on the top layer it should be the graham cracker mixture.

Pretty simple ingredient list

I love the way butter and sugar looks all whipped up…doesn’t taste too shabby either! lol.

Try not to eat all of this.

Tried to fit as much chocolate as I could without layering.

Yum!

Pin 10 – Jalapeno Poppers

This pin is from Lisa Leake over at 100 Days of Real Food.  I’ve always wanted to try something like this…can’t beat a spicy, creamy, bacony combo!  They came out really nice.

Very few ingredients! I had some peach preserves in the basement so I added it for a nice sweet component.

Seed the jalapenos…my least favorite part.

Add cream cheese.

Add peach preserves.

Wrap with bacon!

So good!

Pin 11 – Pineapple Cheese Ball

A Super Bowl party wouldn’t be complete without a cheese ball! I usually make a cheeseball of green onions, cream cheese, and chipped beef.  This recipe is similar but I thought the added sweetness of the pineapple and the crunch of the nuts would be nice.  The pin comes from Chef-in-Training.  Super simple and super yummy!

Green onions, ham, cream cheese, and some powdered sugar.

That’s it!

So did your team win? I don’t really care for either team, but I rooted for the Giants.

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Pin 8 – Extreme Gold Eyeliner

This pin I saw on a friend’s board and thought that I had to try it! I found some great gold liquid eyeliner on Amazon for $7.00. Some of the reviews mentioned that it was hard to get it off…but I didn’t have any problems and just used my regular face wash to take it off.

NYX Studio Liner – Extreme Gold

I didn’t have any black eyeliner (I usually wear brown) but I found some sparkly black eye shadow that worked just fine!

Black eye liner on first

Then the gold!

 

 

The gold liner went on very smooth.

 

 

Pin 7 – Click

Good afternoon and Happy Groundhog’s Day!  Today’s pin is a product that I’ve been wanting to try but hadn’t got around to it…especially since I created my own Coffee Protein Shake.  It is called Click.  I finally ordered it because they had a great deal….free shipping and a free gift!  It’s really yummy, tastes different than the shake I make so will be nice to switch between the two. Each serving has 15g of slow metabolizing protein, a double shot of espresso, 23 vitamins and minerals, and only 120 calories. Check it out below.  You can order click here and use the promo code GIFT for the free shipping and cup.

 

 

 

 

Pin 5 & 6 – How to Peel a Kiwi & Kiwi Pops

Yes, that’s right….2 pins in 1 post! 🙂  By the way, my post yesterday was perfect timing…apparently yesterday was National Popcorn Day (although I just searched and others are saying it was the 19th, oh well.)

So pin 5 is How to Peel a Kiwi this was really neat and I’d never thought of peeling a kiwi like this.  It comes from Jaden Hair over at Steamy Kitchen.  Basically all you do is cut off the ends of the kiwi and slide a spoon between the fruit and skin.

Fruit! I decided to do some bananas also…I love chocolate covered frozen bananas.

Cut the ends off the kiwi.

Slide the spoon between the fruit and skin.

Voila!

On to pin 6 Kiwi Pops.  This pin comes from Cathy at ShowFood Chef.  I’m always looking for something sweet after dinner that is somewhat healthy; this seemed perfect!

Fruit is all cut up and ready.

Insert popsicle sticks. Tip: just go to the kiwi’s center, if you try to go past that it will pierce through.

Stick the fruit in the freezer and in the mean time melt your chocolate.  I forgot to add coconut oil to the mixture but it still came out alright.  I used a 60% cacao dark chocolate.

 “Double Boiler” 🙂

I came up with this contraption because the chocolate didn’t harden right away (perhaps from not having the coconut oil or maybe they weren’t frozen enough).

All done!

I ended up putting the kiwis in the fridge, they really don’t need to be frozen.  I will definitely be doing this again, but I decided next time I’m just going to dip half of the kiwi’s in chocolate and forgo the popsicle sticks.  Much easier!