DIY Flavored Toothpicks

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Flavored toothpicks are great! I Love them, but they can be hard to find. So I decided it would just be easer to make them my self! 🙂

Supplys you will need :
flavored oils about 1 fluid ounce (There are a ton of different flavors! In this tutorial I’m using coffee flavor, but I’ve done a lot of different flavors and they tuned out very tasty! So go ahead and pick your favorite oil)
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a test tube (I’m using one that vanilla beans came in) or a mason jar either will work just fine
tweezers, or needle nose pliers
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Procedure:
Place toothpicks in witch ever jar you are using, if your using the test tube DO NOT OVERSTUFF THEM when they soak in the oil they will swell!
When I first did this, I overstuffed the toothpicks and spent all day trying to get them. Long story short I had to drill a hole in the toothpicks to get them out. If you are using a mason jar lay the toothpicks flat on the bottom of the jar.

Pour your flavored oil in with the toothpicks until the toothpicks are completely covered. (sorry it looks really gorse because the coffee Flavor is dark brown)
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With the my toothpicks I used a little devise that’s sucks out all of the air between the toothpicks so its kind of like a pressure cooker. So I’m kind of pressure cooking my toothpicks! No way do you have to do this! I just did it for fun!

Let your toothpicks sit for a day to two I let mine sit for about two days 🙂

when you open them up go ahead and use tweezers or pliers to pull the out. Put them on a paper towel, or even some foil. I put mine on foil so none of the oil was sucked from the toothpicks. let them dry mine took about three or four hours. but you can usually tell but the way they feel.

Best of luck guys! happy tasting!
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Cookies ‘n Cream Pudding

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Ok, the title just about says it all. How can you get better than Oreo’s, vanilla Jell-O, and cool whip?! Not only that its takes like 5 minutes
(even better)

Ingredients-
8 Oreo chocolate Cookies (crushed!)
2 cups cold milk
1 package of Jell-O vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling (if your a chocoholic like I am you can also use chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling )
3/4 cups cool whip topping (yum)

Procedure-
break 1 of the cookies into 4 pieces go ahead and set aside (this will be a topping!)
crush the rest of the 7 cookies
pour your milk into a bowl, add your dry pudding mix; beat with a Whisk until blended !
stir in your crushed cookies
gently stir in 1/2 a cup of the whipped topping
spoon your pudding into bowls and place broken cookie on top 🙂 (makes about 4 servings)
store leftovers in the refrigerator
Absolutely scrumptious! Best of luck guys! Happy eating!
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

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Chocolate and peanut butter is a great combination that’s been around for ages! Here’s a simply scrumptious desert with one of our favorite combinatons!
Ingredients-
3/4 cup graham crackers
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Procedure-
spray a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spray go ahead and set aside.
in a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, melted butter, and powdered sugar(i have also seen people put some chocolate chips in with this mix 🙂 ) mix well!
spread the mix into the pan you put aside earlier
in a pan heat your chocolate chips until melted
stir the chocolate chips constantly until they are melted 🙂
once the chocolate chips are melted, spread the melted chips over your peanut butter mixture ( yum!)
place the pan into the refrigerator to cool before cutting squares, the time is different for every one I usually check every 2 hours 🙂

One of the best things about baking is liking the bowls! Have fun and good luck, Happy tasting!
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Red Velvet Milkshakes

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Didn’t I say I love Red Velvet? Not only that but I love milkshakes! And its super easy to make!

Ingredients-
1 cup Vanilla Ice Cream (yum) or cake batter ice-cream for more cake-like flavor
3 tablespoons Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup milk

Procedure –
blend all ingredients together until smooth !
add more or less red velvet cake mix to liking (will change the color and flavor) 🙂
Also try cake batter flavored ice cream for a more “cake-like” flavor!

Super easy and amazingly tasty! good luck guys and happy blending 🙂
I originally found this recipe here-
http://pizzazzerie.com/recipes/mini-red-velvet-milkshakes-for-valentines-day/
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Smoothies

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During the summer (and the entire rest of the year), I’m constantly craving smoothies. But I just can’t head down to kiva juice every time I want one ( I wish I could). So making them my self seemed like a good idea to me! Here are some of my favorite smoothie recipes 🙂

Triple-Berry Blend-
1 1/2 cups mixed blackberries, strawberries and raspberries with 1 cup each milk and ice, and sugar to taste.

Raspberry-Orange-
Blend 1 cup each orange juice and raspberries, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 cup ice, and sugar to taste.

Peach-Mango-Banana-
Blend 1 cup each chopped fresh or frozen peaches and mango, 1 cup each plain yogurt and ice, 1/2 banana, and sugar to taste.

Banana-
Blend 2 bananas, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.

I love smoothies and I absolutely adore these! Happy blending guys!
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All natral lip exfoliator

My lips are almost always chapped, and peeling. I am constantly applying chapstick after chapstick and it works for about a hour or two, and then my lips are peeling and chapped. I tried this and my lips were soft all day!

Ingredients-
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon honey

Procedure-
Combine all of the ingredients 🙂
Go ahead and apply the mixture to your lips.
Good luck guys! Have fun!

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DIY pore srtips

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Pore strips are a great way to clean your pores. And it is recommended that you use them once a week. But, buying pore strips every week or so can get a little pricy! So here’s a fast and easy recipe for pore strips.
There are only two ingredients!
1 tablespoon unflavored Jell-O (the powdered kind)
1 tablespoon of milk!

Procedure-
mix together the Jell-O and the milk. ( it should look pretty gloppy )
put the mixture in the microwave for 10 seconds
apply mixture to nose. (once it is cool)
wait about 10 minutes
it should be dry now (you can usually feel if it is or isn’t), go ahead and pull it off your face (carefully! it can hurt!)
once its all peeled off I suggest apply your favorite serum or lotion! sense your pores are clear your skin soaks up nurturance easer. I like using a lotion with vitamins in it because I tend to have dry skin.
Good luck! 🙂
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