Thursday, January 24, 2013

Easy Party Ideas

It's not too early to be thinking about party ideas for Superbowl entertaining and Valentine's Day. Here are some ideas I found on Pinterest
This is such an easy treat to make. You need pretzels, Hershey’s heart shaped chocolates or Dove chocolates, and M & M's. Unwrap each chocolate and place them on a pretzel. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Just as the chocolate starts to get melty immediately remove them from the oven. Press a Valentine M&M to top them off adding a bit of color.
Heart Shape Peanut Butter Butter Cookies
This recipe comes from Betty Crocker. It can be made two ways.
#1
  • Need I box of Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix 
  • Heart shape milk chocolate candies 
  • Heat oven to 375 and follow directions on box to form dough 
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar 
  • Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes 
  • Immediately press chocolate heart into top of each cookie 
  • Cool cookies on wire rack 
#2 Peanut Butter Cookies from Betty Crocker Cookie Book p.79
Cook's notes: This has been one of my favorite tried and true recipes from the book. You know its a keeper when food stains highlight the page :)
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup white sugar 
  • 1/4 cup butter softened 
  • 1/4 cup margarine 
  • 1/2 cup chunky Skippy Peanut Butter 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1-1/4 cups flour (I use half whole wheat and half white flour) 
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
Directions:
  • Beat sugars, butter, margarine, peanut butter and egg 
  • Stir in remaining ingredients and place bowl in freezer for an hour or refrigerator for three hours 
  • Heat oven to 375 
  • Shape dough into 1-1/2 inch balls and place on an ungreased sheet 
  • Place 3 inches apart and bake 9 minutes 
  • Immediately add chocolate heart
Use red hots to decorate Valentine cupcakes
Make bags of popcorn and add in Valentine M and M's
This was just too cute of an idea to pass up posting!
Love Potion Drink
Serves 1
Ingredients:
  • pink lemonade
  • raspberry sherbet
  • Sprite
  • vodka
Directions:
  • Fill serving glass half full with pink lemonade, 1 large scoop of sherbet, 1 oz. vodka, 4 oz. Sprite
  • Pour all of this in blender and mix well

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