play dough recipe. While I was making it I added a few drops of essential oils. I made one batch with peppermint and the other I added a few drops of lavender. Talk about refreshing! And because I have a 6 year old girl who is all about sparkles we added some glitter. While sculpting it I felt refreshed and relaxed. I also noticed my stuffed up little one playing with the peppermint play dough seemed to be opening up a little. The kids and I had a great time and ended up making some fun treats for their friends. I can't wait to share with you tomorrow what we made.
This is such a simple one to make and great to have on hand for all the kiddos who might pop by during the holiday season.
To make this you will need:
clear bags ( I used the small candy bags from Michaels. They don't need to be large._
8 chocolate round candies (I used whoppers)
1 red nose (gum-balls or jaw breakers work well)
bag topper which you can download by clicking here
All you need to do is print and cut out the toppers.
Add your 8 chocolate candies and 1 red for rudolph.
Fold the topper over the bag and staple.
Easy enough and so cute!
So, what is the science behind this super flaky pie crust? Half of the pie dough's moisture comes from vodka. From what I have read the alcohol in the vodka doesn't promote gluten formation, so it helps the crust stay flakier. I have tried the vodka in two different pie crusts recipes. One of the recipes was part of an amazing apple pie recipe from Erica Marie's Catering and the other was from Cook's Illustrated. Both recipes were a success!
Here is a link to a Foolproof Pie Dough recipe. At the bottom of the page it has the Cook's Illustrated pie recipe which uses the food processor to make the dough. The food processor in my opinion is the way to go. Don't forget to read our Tips and Tricks Tuesday about rolling pin covers. You will love them for rolling out your pie dough.
We would love to hear if you try using vodka in your pie dough this Thanksgiving and what you thought!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
What are the benefits?
- A little bit more sleep time
- I can pick up on my project quickly the next day
- Saving water - Not cleaning brushes nightly sounds like it is great for our drought
- Saving money - I love those black foam brushes. They are great when they have the 20 for $1 sale. Of course I run out of them when they are not on sale. It kills me when I have to pay a dollar for ONE! I like to make that one brush stretch. I have found it stays nice and wet for a little over a week in the fridge.
There you have it. It's not new or amazing, but sometimes simple is best. What are some of your tips? We would love to hear them.
favorite sugar cookie recipe. I don't know how I have never heard of these until last week?!?! My pie crusts always tear and stick to my rolling pin and I hate adding more and more flour. The rolling pin cover worked like a charm to roll out the dough with out it sticking to the pin. I tested it out this weekend on my pie crust and today I tried it on my sugar cookies with much success! Erica Marie Catering for introducing me to rolling pin covers. They have forever changed my rolling out cookies and pie crusts.