I was contacted by Okeechobee The Magazine to do a video and article for their spring issue. We settled on our most popular post which is Puff Balls. This video will show you step by step directions on how easy these really are to make and below you can read the full article. You will be a hit at the next party you make them for!
You can read the article below or click to read in a larger version on the Okeechobee the Magazine website.
See the recipes for Puff Balls and Puff Ball Fillings below!
1 8oz package chopped dates
1 1/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup four
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
6 oz bag chocolate chips
Mix chopped dates and 1 1/4 cup boiling water, stir and set aside.
Cream 1/2 cup margarine, 1/4 cup shortening, 1 cup sugar and 2 eggs. Then Mix in with dates.
Combine 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp cocoa and 1/2 tsp salt. Then Mix in with dates and beat well. Pour into greased and floured pan. sprinkle top with 1/4 cup sugar and chocolate chips. Bake 350 for 30 – 40 minutes.
Sliced Swiss Cheese
Horseradish Sauce (find it in the deli)
Take your bread and open them up. Place ham and cheese on the bottom slice of the bread. Wrap with aluminum foil. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and aluminum foil. Top with 1-2 slices bacon, lettuce and tomato. Take horseradish sauce and mix in mustard in equal parts. Spread on roll. Very yummy!
One of my favorite places to go to find home decorating ideas is at our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. This is a great place to find random used or slightly used items, plus proceeds are used to help build more homes for Habitat for Humanity in your area.
Check out our latest find below:
Left: We purchased the black and yellow rope on the bottom Right: We purchased the brown rope
So now comes the question…. What the heck am I going to do with all this rope???? Well check out some ideas I found below. Let me know which idea is your favorite and I will post it to the blog later on what I ended up doing with the rope.
1. Rope and Spool End Table #1
Well this would use up some rope and the spool! I really like that I could use both of my finds to create this idea.