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Peanut Butter Cookie Brownie Bars

Peanut Butter Cookie Brownie Bars



I was sitting around the other day with this recipe bouncing all over inside my brain. I finally decided to get up and try it out. LOL I am usually not one to spend much time in the kitchen unless it’s for a holiday meal (I love cooking those) but every once in a while I’ll get an idea that I just have to try.

You’ll have to pardon the picture. By the time I remembered to take one  that was all that was left!! LOL


Peanut Butter Cookie Brownie Bars

Preheat  to 350

Grease a 13 x 9 pan



1 1/3 cups of softened butter

2 2/3 cups of sugar

4 eggs

2 cups of self rising flour

1 cup of Hershey’s Baking Cocoa

3 tsp vanilla


Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Beat in eggs and vanilla

Mix flour and cocoa together and slowly add to the other mixture


Spread in the bottom of the 13 x 9


Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup of sugar

1 egg


Mix all ingredients together.

Drop by small spoonfuls on top of the brownie mixture


Bake for 20 mins.


Let cool and cut!


They are SOOOOOOOO good. I am definitely going to be making them again!  YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!




Thinking of Thanking AND Crafts, Recipes and Cool Stuff

I was thinking today that I have a lot to be thankful for this year. SOOOO SOOOO SOOOOO MUCH!!! I thought that it would be good to list a few of the things that I am MOST thankful.

1- A Loving Heavenly Father

2- A Wonderful Savior

3- The Hubby and the kids

4- My extended family

5- A wonderfully loving church family, especially Momma Hope.

6- The Hubby’s new job

7- My new found sewing “skills” (such as they are)

8- My AWESOME readers

9- Packers so I don’t have to pack a thing

10- Pain killers because my tooth is acting up again


And since I am thinking of thanking, that leads me to Thanksgiving! Right around the corner!!!! I thought that I would dig through my Pinterest boards and see what wonderful goodies are lurking in there for this special holiday.

Here we go!


This list shares some of our favorite kids books to look at and read this time of year.  Be sure to take the list with you to the library or book store next time you go!  #Thanksgiving

As it says, it was compiled by In Lieu of Preschool.

I think I would add a few though, The Giving Tree,  I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie and Pilgrim Cat.



Easy Turkey Craft

Here is an easy kids craft from



50 Simply Spectacular Thanksgiving Sides  @Sandra Rivas

70 spectacular Thanksgiving sides from Southern Living.




Here’s another cute turkey craft. This one comes from Busy Kids = Happy Mom




Isn’t this adorable??? A turkey breadbasket from Family Fun.




Ooooh, Pumpkin Pafaits!!! I need to show this to my cousin! Hey, Sandra!! Looky here!! LOL

Oh, and this comes from Living Wright at Home.



Hee hee hee. I wish I could credit this but it was just a pic! :/



glittered pumpkins (14)

Here is a tutorial from Infarrantly Creative for a glitter pumpkin place card holder! TOO CUTE!! You could even make a BIG one for a center piece!




SUPER cute children’s craft, Indian corn napkin ring from Preschool Crafts for Kids. I would say that this craft would be great for older kids, too, not just for preschoolers. ;)



From The Cottage Home. I am definitely going to give this one a try!!!



Thanksgiving Decorating

16 Frugal Thanksgiving Decor Ideas from Tip Junkie.






Yep, you guessed it! This post will be alllll about food. Maybe I should eat something BEFORE I start posting yummy goodness…..

These will all be recipes that I WANT to try, not ones I have tried. ;) And they can all be found on my Pinterest boards!

Are you stuck in a cooking rut??? Well, I am…. I get soooooo tired of cooking the same old crap, day in and day out….. SIGH….. It makes me hate cooking! I really love doing the BIG meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas but even they are getting to be too much of the same. I need some NEW things to cook! And thanks to Pinterest yummies are easier to find than ever. ;)

Anyway! On to the YUMMIES!!!

Chicken Tortilla Bake by Homemaking Challenged

It looks SUPER easy and SUPER yummy!! I think my tribe will like it. ;)

Chocolate-Banana Pudding

Chocolate-Banana Pudding from

OMGosh!!!!!! Just OH MY GOSH!! Why have I never thought of this before???? But I think I would leave out the pecans… BLECK!!!!!

Truffle Pie

Truffle Pie from the Deen Bros.

And now I am drooling on my keyboard…. That is going to be a definite for Thanksgiving!!!!

I wish I could climb into my computer screen!!!!

Mini Mexican Pizzas

Mini Mexican Pizzas from Dashing Dish

Minus the olives, please and thank you… LOL

This looks like another family pleaser. Quick, easy and cute! ;)

Heaven, thy name is Oreo Caramel Brownie Bombs!!!!

Let’s say that again. OREO. CARAMEL. BROWNIE. bombs. OH MY GOSH!!!!

Do not try licking your screen… it just makes a mess and tastes yucky. You will just have to trust me on that…. ;)

Dorito Chicken Casserole from Quick and Easy Recipes

Yep, another HAVE TO TRY recipe. I love finding new recipes for chicken! We eat a lot of it around here but I get sick of the same old casseroles. And you know kids will eat anything with Doritos in it!!! LOL

No, I don’t remember saying ANYTHING about healthy….. LOL ;)

Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting @Sandra Rivas

Pumpkin Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Icing from Use Real Butter.

Now THAT would be absolutely PERFECT for Thanksgiving.

That’s OK, you can thank me later…. ;)

This site has 40 Breakfast Casserole Recipes!!!

Awesome for Sunday mornings or holidays!!!! And who says you can’t have breakfast for supper?????

Asparagus Gratin from Apron Appeal

Now, wouldn’t that make a different side dish?? Tired of green beans, carrots and peas?? Try that recipe out!

Classic Baked Ziti by Budget Savvy Diva

Tired of spaghetti and lasagna?? Try out baked ziti!

Taco Pie by BS Recipes

YUMMMMMMY!!!!!! A new way to do an old favorite. If you are tired of cooking tacos but the kids love them, here is a way to do something different but still keep the same taste! More or less… LOL

Pie Fries from Heather’s French Press

This is pure genius!!! Genius I tell you!!!! I can see it coming in handy for families like mine, especially. You have a ton of kids and they all like different pies… Here ya go! LOL

Top 5 Freezer Meals.

Top 5 Freezer Meals from Joyful Momma’s Kitchen

I have wanted to start doing some of this. I think it would realllllly be a blessing. Some days you just do NOT want to cook. When one of those days happens, just pop one of the pre-made, frozen meals in the oven!!

Slow Cooker Pork Chops by Eat Cake for Dinner

This is what I will be making today. I have made it one before and it was AWESOME!!!!!!

We are trying to use up all the meats we have in our freezer before moving day…. Almost there! LOL

52 Quick and Healthy Meals

Ok… OK!! So you really want something healthy… SIGH….. Here you go! 52 Quick and Healthy Meals from Greatest

Brownie Cookie Candy Goodness from Couponers United.

I have friends who have tried this and they have raved about how awesome they are. They would have to be, wouldn’t they???? LOL I can’t imagine them NOT being awesome. ;)

Bacon-Cheese Pull Aparts. Photo by TnuSami

Bacon-Cheese Pull Aparts from

OH MY GOSH… those look soooooooooooooo good!!!! I need to start making my store list!! LOL

OK, so I think that’s enough yummy goodness for one day. I am now starving!!!! LOL

I will be back to sewing today. I finished Snoopy and will be mailing him out this afternoon. Now it’s time to start on Cailey’s Tinkerbell costume! I need to have it finished by Sunday night for the Halloween party at church!  Wish me luck!

Holiday Sewing and Crafting Ideas, Tutorials and Recipes

Once again I am posting under the influence… LOL Apparently pain meds are good for my creativity because I sketched at least 50 new sewing ideas last night! LOL  If I was a decent sketcher I would show them to you but I am HORRIBLE! ;)

I was thinking that I would share some of the sewing ideas that I have Pinned for the holidays. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!



DIY Black Cat Tutu Costume for girls

Here is a DARLING cat costume tutorial from Crafts N Things for Children.



making costume wings is fun project for the family

Fairy wings tutorial from DIY Network. I can’t decide if I want to make Cailey’s wings or just buy a cheap pair at the Dollar Tree! LOL



Look at these cupcakes!!! OMGosh! SOOOOO cute!! I am definitely going to have to make these!!!  They are from Sweet Simple Stuff.




OOOH!!! Top 20 Handmade Gifts! AWESOME from Craft-O-Maniac!!! I love getting and giving handmade. You know that it’s something special, made with love and care just for you!



ornament wreath and christmas tree hunt 2010 004

How to make new ornaments look vintage from Finding Home.



I LOVE this idea!!!! Christmas coal from Rice Crispy treats!!! COOL!!!! This comes from Big Red Kitchen.



TOOOO CUTE!!! Googly eye headbands from The Crafty Blog Stalker! I am sooo making these!!



Chocolate Mocha Mummy Cookies

Mummy cookies from Betty Crocker! I am adding them to my Halloween baking list! LOL



Halloween witchy broom from Imperfectly Beautiful!



101 DIY Christmas Crafts.... Get busy!

101 Crafty Christmas Projects from Susan Tuttle Photography.



This is so cute! And it looks fairly easy, too!! A Christmas candy cane wreath from Watch Me Daddy.



Fall pumpkin and pumpkin pie Rice Crispy treats from Grin and Bake It! I think I will make these for the church fall party!

Here are a couple of pictures of what I made last year.


I used Tootsie Rolls for the pumpkin stems and then just added icing for leaves.

The other cupcakes have M&Ms around the candy pumpkins.


These are candy acorns using Nutter Butter Minis and Hershey’s Kisses. SOOOOOO good!!! You stick them together with chocolate icing.



101 Handmade Halloween Ideas put together by Everything Etsy! I love that blog.


Christmas craft - gumdrop wreath

25 Fabulous Christmas Crafts from The Daily Buzz!



This site shows you how to make these 3 Christmas trees starting with cardboard!! Thank you, SISTERKINS!!!!



40 Easy Halloween Recipes

40 Easy Halloween Recipes put together by The Miracle Momma!



Paper snowflakes

400 (yes 400!!!) Christmas crafts for kids put together by Sassy Sites!




Finally! Something for Thanksgiving! I am LOVING this cornucopia from The Craft Patch!!!



This is so pretty and so simple! I am definitely making some for the new house! We won’t have a mantel for Christmas this year so this would be perfect for Christmas cards!! This gorgeous idea comes from Pens and Needles.



I <3 Everything Etsy!!!!


Again from Everything Etsy!



Fall activities, play ideas, and crafts for kids

101 Fall Activities for Kids from Growing a Jeweled Rose.



Here is a large list of Thanksgiving recipes for kids from Kid Activities.



And that is it for today, folks!!

Pray that my tooth hurries up and gets better so I can finish up Snoopy and get started on Tinkerbell!!! LOL AND get more work down towards moving…. YILES!!!!

OH!! And don’t forget about the Halloween skirt tutorials I have under the Tutorials button at the top of the page! ;)





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