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Homemade Pop Tarts

7 Feb


These ended up being a total success. My kids loved them and they looked great. Best part……. It was super easy.

I used my mom’s pie crust recipe and my favorite jam, Blackberry with the seeds.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into small pieces)
5 tablespoons ice water

Combine the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl and stir briefly until the mixture is aerated. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it’s in pea-size pieces that are slightly yellow in color, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Drizzle in 4 tablespoons of the ice water and mix just until the dough comes together. (Add the last tablespoon of ice water if necessary, but don’t overwork the dough or it’ll become tough.)
Shape the dough into a flat disk, cover it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Take out of the refrigerator and roll thin. Cut out with a shaped cookie cutter or you could use a pizza cutter and make the traditional rectangle.
Fill half with about a tablespoon of jam, (depending on the shape you’ve chosen, you might need more)
Place the cut dough without the jam on top of the jam filled dough and press together with a fork to seal.
Transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Let cool completely then top with your favorite icing.


DIY Monster Birthday Party Invitations

27 Apr


First collect all Materials.

1. Construction Paper

2. Scissor

3. Glue

4. Wiggly Eyes

5. Party Invite printed on photo paper and resized.




Start off  by cutting a sheet of paper about 10″  long and 5-6″ in width. or to match any size picture you ended up printing. Fold down to touch ends and make a card shaped paper.

Trim your photo  invitation  if necessary, then glue to the inside bottom of the paper.

Cut some fun teeth shapes out of more paper. I chose white only but you could always mix it up and give them all different  colors to add a POP. Glue the teeth to the underneath of the top part of the invite.

Take a Wiggly eye ball and glue it to the front of the invitations.  Their  you have it your very own monster invites






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