Father’s Day Printable

Here is a printable that I made up for my kids and I wanted to share it with you, as well.  This would be fun to give dad each year – I’m sure their answers will change each time!

Just click on the image and print.  Enjoy!

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Weekend Craft

Here’s a fun and easy weekend craft from Big Box Detox.  Find your palette of colors, get some painter’s tape and canvas and you are ready to roll.

I’m going to try this soon and will post pictures when I do.  I might try doing a 3 x 3 design and vary the width of the tape.  We’ll see!

For step-by-step directions: Big Box Detox – DIY Grid Painting

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Frosted Banana Bars

I found this recipe quite a few years ago in a Taste of Home magazine.  It looked delicious and I had ripe bananas on hand so I gave it a try.   These are so good!! They are my family’s favorite and I’ve made them many times now.  I should make them more often but we could literally go through the entire pan in one day!  If you are looking for a super moist, fabulous new twist on banana bread or banana cake you’ve GOT to try this.  Taste of Home Frosted Banana Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 to 4 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in bananas.
  • Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually beat in enough confectioners’ sugar to achieve desired consistency. Frost bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3-4 dozen.
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Turkey Cupcakes

I know that Thanksgiving is no where near us as spring is (finally) almost here, but I came across this picture in my albums and thought it was just too cute not to share.  My girls and I made these for Thanksgiving in 2009.  For details on how to make these little guys go to Family Fun online.

(Click for larger image)

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