First, the HaPpY DaNcInG!! One of my favorite blog sistahs--JennMaruska--had a birthday a couple days ago!! Yeah, Happy Birthday Jenn!! And she did a drawing for some sewing stuff in honor of her birthday--and guess who won it?? Yup! I'm so excited! Thanks Jenn! I'll be sitting by my mailbox if anyone needs me. :-D
Yup...exploding box--sounds exciting and a little scary doesn't it? LOL Like a dummy, I forgot to take pictures of the exploding box I made for my niece's grad gift, and I had told Ang of Norththreads (where I got the directions) that I'd post pics. Anyways, I made some of that delicious dirt cake to bring to the last picnic we went to, and my niece wanted the recipe...so I swapped with her! She takes pics of the box and sends them to me, and I'll send her the recipe! Win, Win. My box isn't as nice as the ones that Ang makes, but I thought it was pretty good for a novice scrapper like myself :-) Thanks Ang!!
And, just cuz' I love you all so much--here's the Dirt Cake recipe too--now watch out, this is ridiculously fattening and devilishly delicious and kids go nuts for it!!
1 pkg. Oreo cookies (put in a big ziplock and smash!--get the kids involved, they love this part!)
In a mixing bowl cream together:
2- 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese--softened
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) softened
Add: 1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
and mix well.
16 oz. Cool Whip (1 large container and 1/2 a regular container)
In separate bowl combine with a whisk:
3 pkg. (3.5 oz. pkg) french vanilla pudding
3-3/4 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Fold the pudding mixture into the cream cheese mixture.
Layer in big bowl or ice cream bucket--pudding, cookies, pudding, cookies!
This would be cute with gummy worms on the top of the "dirt"!!
This is one of my favorite artists--Susan Tedeschi--singing a really great tune
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