Homemade Rice Krispie Treats!

Hey! It’s been an eternity it seems like since I’ve posted anything. I had to take a break and deal with some things and breathe for awhile! I’m back with a super fun and EASY (I mean it) recipe!

So new fun fact about me: I am a robotics mentor for the high school I went to- Team 3310, Go BlackHawks! I work with the business & Chairman’s team on presentations, professionalism, knowledge of the team, etc. The whole team is a fantastic group of kids, and many of them I have known for a few years. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to treat them for being so amazing and talented, so I made them rice krispie treats and they were gone within minutes! So, since they were so successful, I decided to share the recipe with you! I didn’t do anything fancy with my treats, but if you want to change it up and make it more snazzy and unique, GO FOR IT! ๐Ÿ˜€

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So this {very} basic recipe calls for a box of rice cereal, a bag of mini marshmallows and a stick of butter!

Yes…I have chocolate chips shown as well, but I totally forgot to use them! Oops!

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So first, cube your butter and throw it into a pot (I used non-stick) over low-medium heat (3-4) and allow that goodness to melt! Mmmmmm, I love butter!

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Second, you’ll need to add approximately 3 cups of mini marshmallows! You may have to adjust depending on what consistency and texture you prefer!

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Next, stir those delicious mini marshmallows on low heat (2-3) until they melt with the butter! This part might be a bit gross to some…it turns into a goopy blob….

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Then, add 6 cups of rice cereal and stir until it all perfectly comes together!

Again, you can adjust the amount of rice cereal to reach your preferred consistency. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Last, pour the mixture into a well buttered pan and let it set! After the bars are set, you can drizzle with chocolate or cut them and of course, ENJOY! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you so much for reading! I promise to post more this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fall Excitement!

I am SO excited for my most favorite season because it mainly includes the most delicious baked goods! This week, I am creating my very first menu for my business that will revolve around breads and muffins. The flavors will predominately be pumpkin, cinnamon and include all kinds of nuts. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love baking with pecans and walnuts especially!

I will upload the menu on here for my friends who live in other cities, states and countries. If you would like to order something and have it shipped- I don’t have a 100% structured way that I’m doing that yet but I wouldn’t mind- or you can order the ingredients that I can send in adorably decorated mason jars with the recipe for a cheaper price. ๐Ÿ™‚

As for anyone that lives in my area, you may order from me and I will deliver the product(s) directly to your house! The menus will have pricing and ingredient detailing for anyone who has allergies or just is curious. ๐Ÿ™‚ Eventually with more revenue, I will slowly start upgrading to organic, higher quality brands of certain ingredients because that is my dream for my business; is for it to be healthy, organic and yummy!

Tomorrow I am making simple banana chocolate chip muffins and blueberry muffins- just because. I also bought ADORABLE packaging for this idea that I had in mind to promote my business locally which I will post about with pictures later this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time, toodles! ๐Ÿ™‚

1:16 Bakery

For those of you who don’t know, I have been on a journey to start my own baking business. That dream came true WAY sooner than I thought!

My father has decided to invest money in me starting a bakery out of our home which I am so grateful for! I purchased by FIRST stand mixer! It’s a commercial grade KitchenAid so rather than having an electric motor that burns out faster this one has actual steel gears in the head. IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

Yesterday, I ordered my first set of business cards and they as well are very beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚ I did my first event on Saturday and already have a HUGE customer base.

This truly is a blessing from God and all the glory goes to Him in this journey. It is all about Him which explains my business name. 1:16. Mainly focusing on Colossians 1:16 which says, “All things were made by Him and for Him…” including my baked goods, my business, my customers and myself! I am so very excited!

Toodles!

Return of the Jesus lovin’ baker

So, I’m back. For good.ย 

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I had to take a break because of things that needed tending to and to spend some very intimate time with God. I feel revived and more joyful. I’ve realized alot of things that I am currently working with God on. My once ex and I got back together after he and I went through a period of maturing and growing and now we are in such a beautiful God centered relationship. We are both very happy and our love for each other and God just keeps growing.ย 

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I will be posting pictures from various things and keeping you guys updated on my journey.ย 

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I am currently in Destin, FL- on vacation with my dad’s family, celebrating the fact that my aunt is now healed from her melanoma. PRAISE JESUS! We have seen so many fish, dolphins, sharks- up. close. ๐Ÿ˜€ We have gone shelling, snorkeling, diving for sand dollars, body boarding (my favorite) and lots more. We arrived last Saturday, the 14th and we are departing this Saturday. A week long vacation…so thankful for it! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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Life is going to be so different when I get back. The beach is my one true home… and because I am quitting my job when I get home.ย 

Prayers are greatly accepted for the whole finding a new job thing! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Maybe I will post some pictures tonight…? We will see!ย 

Love you guys and…

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Toodles. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

So blessed but I’m not worthy.

When I was on Tumblr I only had 12 followers and those 12 followers plus other people would actually message me telling me to stop talking so much about Jesus and talk about something real.

But Jesus is real…

On here, I have 21 followers. 21. No, not thousands. Or tens of thousands but I still feel extremely blessed. I’m not good at this, I’m really not. But I want so badly to make 2 things a popular never ending trend and that’s Jesus, of course but also healthy baking.

I promise over the course of time, posting will become a regular thing for me- please be patient and understand that I am learning. It will be Jesus focused and include tons of yummyness as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks to all for the support thus far, you are my family and please continue this journey with me. Let’s work together to see just how much love we can spread. ๐Ÿ™‚

Toodles. ๐Ÿ™‚

Just Simply Happy.

I’m going to be completely real with you guys. I got out of a really serious and long relationship just 3 1/2 weeks ago and it was such a hard thing to do, honestly. I knew it was God’s plan but that didn’t make it easy. A lot of things happened in the relationship both good and bad that have really affected me as a person and my faith and so bouncing back and healing has been a slow process but beautiful none the less. Also, because of recent events- I have had to make the decision to fully let go of the guy and the other person involved for the sake of not having drama, tension and so that there can be healing and so that God can be glorified. Somedays, I really miss it all emotional and physically- even to the point of going back and begging to try again and changing my mind, but then I pray and God reminds me of everything. God makes me even stronger in those moments and reminds me that He is painting a much bigger picture than just two people.

All today and tonight, God has shown me through His presence, my church family, my mom and my new friends at Pillar church- How he looks at me- which is as beautiful, worthy, valuable and as His daughter. Also, He has completely shown me today the full measure of His presence, love and grace. I didn’t know how badly I had lost sight of not only myself but my love for Christ until today. One of my favorite women, Rachel Harrison told me this morning after church, “The real Rachel is coming back and it makes me so happy and encouraged. I’ve missed the real you so much.” That got me thinking, Have I really changed THAT much? and I had! Today was just the beginning of me not only returning to the real me but growing into an even better woman of God and it was just the beginning of me falling back in love with Jesus like I used to be- to the point of honestly being addicted to Him! I’m just so excited for what God is doing with me currently!

I’d love prayers as I continue on my journey with Christ. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love you all so much!

Toodles. ๐Ÿ™‚

Going Out in Faith

Really awesome reminder and something to think about as I start to think about traveling the country to spread the Good News.

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When we go out to reach the world in Godโ€™s name what do we need to take with us?
Apparently nothing. When Jesus sent out the disciples, he sent them two by two and told them not to take too many supplies, which is all about Godโ€™s power and our faithโ€ฆ

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Letting encouragement from God lead your words.

God doesn’t play games, let’s just make that clear.

A lot of times, when people are going through a dark time and they hear, “You have to focus on what God wants, not what you want.” It can turn into discouragement, I get that. I’ve been there before. Because then the negativity grows and you start thinking, “So God WANTS me to suffer?” “God WANTED my friend to commit suicide?” “God WANTED my mom to die giving birth to my brother?” “God WANTED me to get kicked out of my house?” Etc etc.

This is not a rant about how everyone should stop complaining and be more content. It’s about us as Christians, letting the same encouragement that flowed from Jesus’ lips to flow from ours. Yes, we should be more focused on God’s plan but maybe our wording needs some work.

“I know this is so hard, and I am so sorry this is happening to you. I’m praying for you, I’m here for you, I love you and God does too. I don’t know why this happened, but I know God allows things to happen for a reason, sometimes those situations are brutal- but they always turn into something beautiful when we trust in God. ” – This is something that this girl who was witnessing to me in middle school told me when my first boyfriend killed himself. I wasn’t a Christian at the time but I was open to the idea…somewhat. Anyway, instead of being blunt and short with me, she was loving and sincere. I still remember these exact words: 6 years later because they were completely full of love and encouragement.

As Christians, encouragement is a big deal when it comes to being reflections of Christ. You can feel in your heart the desire to encourage someone, but your tone and choice of words is where it shows. Your actions is where it shows.

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Have a blessed day, Toodles. ๐Ÿ™‚