How to Make a Two Toned Cake

How to Make a Two Toned Cake

I love cutting into a cake and being surprised by what I find inside. I have seen incredible cakes that include rainbow layered cakes, cakes with candy inside and cakes with multi-colors. I have discovered how to make some of these crazy and awesome cakes and most of them are much easier than you might think. Today I want to share with you how to make a two toned cake. It is by far the easiest to make and you can get really creative with your colors. 5.0 from 1 reviews How to Make a Two Toned Cake   Print How to make a two toned cake Author: House of Fauci's Recipe type: Two Toned Cake Cuisine: Desert Ingredients Box of White Cake Mix along with the ingredients it asks for Food Coloring (I used pink)- but the color c … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Treats

Candy Cane Treats

When my daughter decided to have an 'Elf on the Shelf' themed birthday party I got pretty excited. Her birthday is 1 week before Christmas so I was very excited to get to plan a Christmas themed party. One of the treats I incorporated into the party were Candy Cane Treats. I knew that with 17 little girls that a chocolate coated marshmallow with a candy cane attached would be a hit. 5.0 from 8 reviews Candy Cane Treats   Print This treat is great for kids of all ages. Author: House of Fauci's Recipe type: Sweet Treat Ingredients Mini Candy Canes (I used a combo of green and red to add color) Large Marshmallows 1- 1½ cups of Chocolate Chips Crushed Peppermints Wax Paper Instructions Lay out a sheet of wax … [Read more...]

Why We Believe in Santa Claus

Why We Believe in Santa Claus

As I peruse Facebook and random blog posts, I see articles and read comments about non Santa Claus believers and I see (mainly) moms write that they will not 'lie' to their kids about Santa and that they are Christians and believe that children should know the true meaning of Christmas and not get distracted about such things as Santa. While I respect the opinions of others I just can't understand when and why this new fad of not believing in the spirit of Santa Claus started. I know most of you that are not allowing the spirit of Santa to enter into the heart's of your children had Santa Claus come to your house and down the chimney when you were younger; I can almost guarantee it. So what has happened from the time that we were younger … [Read more...]

10 Signs He Is Not The One

10 Signs That He is Not the One

Before I married my husband, I dated him for around 30 days. After those 30 days I moved in with him and his 3 kids and then 2 1/2 years later I married him. We have been married for over 19 years and have had our ups and downs but we have survived and are still holding strong. We were VERY lucky since we took this dive in such a short period of time. I've watched my oldest daughter go on dates, try to establish relationships and even get married and have it fail. Dating is not easy and knowing the right person to trust with your heart is even more difficult. In an effort to make it a little bit easier for those that are searching for their true love, I have compiled a list of 10 signs he is not the one. Now keep in mind, these pointers are … [Read more...]

San Antonio Tamale Festival

The Tamale Festival

Have I mentioned how much I love San Antonio, Texas? Besides the world's famous River Walk and Market Square, which has amazing food and entertainment, San Antonio has the Pearl Brewery. The Pearl Brewery is a historic gathering place where everyone eats, plays, and learns along the banks of the River Walk. They have family friendly events throughout the year that are always amazing and awesome. This previous Saturday my family and I were lucky enough to attend the 4th annual San Antonio Tamale Festival at the Pearl. When I read on a blog site that San Antonio was having a Tamale festival I immediately called my husband only to have him tell me that he heard on the radio that San Antonio was having a Tamale Festival! We decided at that … [Read more...]

10 Reasons it is Impossible to Lose Weight During the Holidays

10 Reasons it is Impossible to Lose Weight During the Holidays

When Halloween rolls around I start to see news reports, articles, diet commercials, Facebook posts and chatter among Facebook friends on how you can stay slim during the holidays. These news articles and fitness bloggers make it look so easy. They say to drink less sugary drinks, avoid binge eating, remember to stick with your exercise regimen and so much more. As a realist, I call BS on this and I can share with you 10 reasons it is impossible to lose weight during the holidays and I guarantee you that you will agree with me. Williams-Sonoma: 2 words, Peppermint Bark! Have you had Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Bark? This peppermint bark is amazing. It is so creamy and delicate that it has you coming back for more; hence making it … [Read more...]

Peppermint Rocky Road Fudge

Peppermint Rocky Road Fudge

It's the holidays so I decided to make fudge. I think I have made fudge one time in my life and it was nothing spectacular so this time my goal was to make some spectacular fudge. Since I love pecans and gooey marshmallows and since it was the holidays, I decided that I would make Peppermint Rocky Road Fudge. The great thing about making fudge is that it is super easy to make and you can get creative with it, but what you have to remember about making fudge is that it needs to be babysat while you cook it. When you cook fudge you can't walk away from it or it will burn faster than grease lighting. 4.9 from 15 reviews Peppermint Rocky Road Fudge   Print Creamy fudge topped with pecans and peppermint bits. Author: … [Read more...]