Vitamins 101

I take a handful of vitamins all throughout each day.  I’m a vegetarian on a college budget, so I know I can’t afford to have a vitamin enriched meal every time I sit down. Vitamins are extremely affordable and one bottle will last you quite a long time.

Before I started taking vitamins, I would notice many things seemed off balanced and I knew my lack of nutrients was playing a factor. When I first began trying to decide what vitamins to take, it was all very overwhelming. All the vitamins will work wonders for your body, so how do you choose which one is right for you?

I’ve broken down the vitamins that are most beneficial to anyone.

Now, I do understand that not everyone is comfortable taking vitamins or a pill of any form. The vitamins that I take are all natural, but I will add a list of foods and beverages that will give you the same benefits as well.

Vitamin A

I take vitamin A because I have sevre asthma, and thyroid problems run in my family. Vitamin A is known for combatting both of these diseases. It will also help conquer mesntratual side effects and fertitlity imbalances in both male and female. It is also used to help with vision and treating eye disorders such as catacts and glaucoma. Some of the foods that contain vitamin A are fruits, vegetables, eggs, whole milk, butter, meat and oily saltwater fish.

B12

I love taking B12. After a few weeks of consistently taking this vitamin, I noticed changes in my body. B12 is known to boosts energy, mood, concentration and immune system. It is also used for memory loss and is know to help fight the development of Alzheimer’s disease. If you apply it directly to the skin, it will help with psoriasis and eczema as well. Some foods that contain B12 benefits include chicken eggs, swiss cheese, mackerel, crab

Fish Oil

Fish Oil pills are something I have taken for year. It gives your skin a natural glow and it helps with your complexion. It is often taken to help with heart and brain health. It also helos with diabetes, asthma nd weak bones. It gives the body omega-3 fatty acids, which the body cannot product on it’s own. It will also reduce pain, swelling and blood clots. Some foods that contain a generous amount of fish oil include salmon, tuna, sturgeon, bluefish, trout.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is my favorite vitamin to take. Generally, I get a cold everytime the weather changes from hot to cold or vice versa. Since I started taking vitamin C habitually, I have not suffered from a single cold. I prefer the chewable version of this pill. The citrus taste is an instant burst of energy, and so I typically take it first thing in the morning. builds your immune system, builds white cell count. Vitamin C can also fight stomach ulcers and depression. Foods that contain vitamin C are citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons, freshly squeezed orange juice.

Vitamin D

I have very frail and fragile bones. My arms are the same size the entire way up. I’m also terribly clumsy and uncoordinated. So, I take fish oil to help develop stronger bones. Vitamin D supports weak bones, bone pain, bone loss and it helps prevent fractures. I also have very brittle teeth too, and vitamin D helps to support strong teeth as well. Vitamin D is found in fish, sardines, dairy products, juice and cereal.

Biotin

Biotin works wonders for your hair skin and nails. Since I have started taking this vitamin, my skin has become more durable and less oily. My nails are terribly weak from constantly getting fake nails. Since taking this vitamin, I have noticed my natural nails are strengthening and growing stronger than before. I also have damaged hair from constantly dying and putting heat on it. My hair has become noticeably shinier and stronger as well. When taken orally, Biotin is known for fighting hair loss, brittle nails, skin rash in infants, diabetes and mild depression. Biotin can be gained through consumption of mushrooms, tuna, turkey, avocados, egg, salmon.

Fenugreek

Now, these pills are quite large, but I just tell myself it’s because they contain so many great things. Fenugreek will help with digestive problems such as an upset stomach, constipatopm, loss of appetite and inflammation of the stomach.  Fenugreek can be found in cheken, curries, legumes and potatos.

With hundreds of vitamins on the shelf, you are bound to find the ones for you that will fit your lifestyle and personal needs. This list is just a few of my personal favorites that have helped with my daily health and wellness.

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Pizookie

Pizookies are life. If you have never had one before, you are missing out. A pizookie is a large cookie mad in a pan, topped with ice cream. BJ’s Sports bar and Grill is known for concocting this delicious dessert, and so we salute them today for their genius taste buds.

I have tried and failed numerous times in the past in attempt to make my own pizookie at home. But, thanks to the Pinterest user HowSweetsEats, I now have found the perfect recipe. It’s so simple, quick and only uses a few ingredients (which my wallet is thankful for).

The Ingredients:

1 ½ cup Flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ tsp salt

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 stick of butter

1 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate chips

8 inch cast iron skillet

 

Here's How:

First Step: Melt the butter.  

Second Step: Add sugars (both brown and white). Mix the ingredients thoroughly until it comes to a caramel-like texture. Then, remove the skillet from the heat and let it sit for a couple of minutes. You want the mix to be warm, not hot.

Third Step: Whisk in an egg and vanilla extract.

Fourth Step: Mix in the remaining dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt).

Fifth Step: Now that you have a batter, mix in the chocolate chips.

Sixth Step: Put the skillet in the over set at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes.

Once you take it out of the oven, let it sit for just a few minutes, and top it with ice cream while it’s still hot. And there you have it! The masterpiece is complete!

For more recipes by HowSweetsEats, visit http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2012/05/dark-chocolate-chunk-skillet-cookie/

Also, check out the FRC Pinterest page to find this exact recipe for more details!

One Day. No Phone.

I thought about writing about spending an entire day without technology. Like I said, I thought about it. I honestly wouldn’t last a day…maybe 8 hours – and that’s because of recommended 8 hrs of sleep. I can not last a day with out my computer, radio, iPad, car – just no, I can’t even fathom the thought of not having music or my car. No, just no.

But what about spending the day phone-less. I think I can do that. Well, actually I have – involuntarily of course. My phone was out of commission a little while ago because I dropped it, my screen was shattered and my phone wouldn’t  turn on. It wasn’t a simple slip, no. My phone fell, rolled over, slid and fell again…. Iet's just say it was a dramatic experience for me and the phone. Needless to say, my phone didn’t stand a chance against the fall.

I hate so say it, but I actually enjoyed not having my phone glued to my hip. It was refreshing. Peaceful. Liberating. Relaxing – and every other word you can think of. I just really enjoyed not having a tracking device attached to me all day. I wasn’t forced to text, call, or Facebook message anyone. I was way more focused in class – it was nice.

The downfall to not having my phone all day was that I needed a watch. It kind of sucked not being able to keep track of the time and trying to make it to class on time. However, it forced me to talk to the people around me. I usually walk around campus in my own little world with my headphones glue to my ears. Asking people the time sparked conversations with strangers and it was cool – I met a few interesting people. Now, I’m not advocating talking to strangers, but not having my phone impacted my school day positively.

I wouldn’t recommend leaving your phone at at home once a week or everyday– I don’t  think I could do that. I suggest leaving your phone at home once a month- That’s only twelve times a year. Just try to pick the days that you wouldn’t need it the most.

Good luck :)

The Little Things

 

A single dose of gratitude can go a long way. I tend to forget to take a little time out of my day to simple reflect on the little things that I take for granted. 

Yesterday I learned about Epidermolysis Bullosa. also known as EB, it's a painful condition that makes your skin sensitive - it's so sensitive that it's compared to butterfly wings. A documentary, The Butterfly  Child, is about 14-year-old Jonathan Pitre who has this rear disease. Only 1 in 50,000 has this disease, it causes blisters in the skin because of a defect in the mucosal membrane, which results in making the skin extremely fragile. A simple task such as taking a bath or even touching someone results in excruciating pain. I couldn't imagine having this disease, let alone bear the pain caused by it. I can't believe this child has spent his entire life going through this and still manages to smile. He strong-hearted, caring, compassionate and he has definitely opened my eyes.

Not being able to take a relaxing bath never crossed my mind.

Not being able to touch someone never crossed my mind.

I'm guilty of taking the little things for granted, are you?

 

Banana Split on a Stick

Here’s a fun recipe that your children can help you with, its super simple and a great way to spend family time in the kitchen. You can serve the super tasty treat at get-togethers, pool parties, barbecues, children birthdays, and any other celebration you can think of. There great and not as messy as the traditional banana splits. You can read the article here.

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • ¼ lb cored pineapples
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 cup dipping chocolate
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts
  • 12 Popsicle sticks (or skewers)
  • Wax paper/ parchment paper
  • tray

Instructions

  1. Remove the leaves and stems from the strawberries and cut them in half.
  2. For each strawberry half cut a banana and pineapple the same size.
  3. Get a tray and line it with wax paper/ parchment paper.
  4. Then add a pineapple, banana, and strawberry to the skewer/Popsicle sticks.
  5. Put the skewers with fruit on the tray and Continue till there are no more skewers left.
  6. Place the tray in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  7. Put the chopped peanuts  in a small plate to use for dipping
  8. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until it’s melted and smooth. Be careful not to burn the chocolate.
  9. Lastly, dip the cold fruit in chocolate, then into the peanuts, then place them back on the tray.

Just Keep Swimming...

Maybe it’s my inner pieces talking, but swimming is the greatest thing in the world. There is nothing I love more than being completely engulfed in water and the feeling of water gliding between my fingers. And I would wear chlorine as perfume.

Okay, yeah maybe that last part isn’t so normal.

Since it’s summer, I encourage you to get out there and go swimming at any opportunity you can get. Not only does it relieve stress, but it’s also proven to be one of the best weight-loss exercises you can do. Also, to all of my fellow asthmatics, it will do wonders for your asthma. Growing up, I could never participate in sports simply because my lungs wouldn’t allow it. Swimming was something I could turn to help build the strength of my lungs while being active.

And the best part is you don’t sweat!

And lucky for you, since you are a student at Oklahoma State University, you have total access to the Colvin Center, which is equipped with two pools. There is a large pool inside will multiple lanes to do lap as well as a deeper section for diving. There is also another pool outside that has a few lanes to do laps, a whirl pool and a shallow area for games such as water polo. 

Here are some interesting facts and statistics 

And if you are interested, here are some fun and effective workouts you can try next time you take a dip in the pool!

Keep in mind that everyone is different, and some workouts aren't for everyone. If you feel yourself struggling miserably, then lighten up! Working out is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. Feel free to checkout our Pinterest account to find more swim workouts that are suitable for you at https://www.pinterest.com/okstatefrc/

Photo Challenge

I CHALLENGE YOU!

So it’s mid summer and you’re bored. You start thinking about the rest of the summer and (although you won’t admit it) you start to secretly wish classes would start so you would at least have something to do. June is almost done, but how will you stay entertained for the entire month of July? Does the 4th of July even count as a work holiday?

Well, I have a solution for your overly relaxed and tired little mind.

Do a photo challenge!

Anyone can do a photo challenge. The only thing you need is a working camera.

You’re given a list of one thing to take a photo of every day for the entire month. What you do with the photos is up to you. You can upload them and share them with friends on social media. Or you can just keep them to yourself as a memorabilia.

I personally really enjoy doing a photo challenge because it gives me a chance to be creative. For example, one instruction may simply by “take a photo of something blue.” Should it be a cool photo of the sky? Of a flowerpot? The carpet that my desk at work sits on? A poster I see on the wall? A pen? The possibilities are endless. Being able to express yourself freely and to think creatively is an easy way to brighten up any day.

So, here is my photo challenge for you!

The only rules are that you can’t skip a day and you can’t skip ahead. Take each day one at a time. Some days it may be hard to think of something to take a photo of, but that’s the point – it’s a challenge!

Put Your Best Face Foward

Fact: Everyone wishes to have flawless skin.

Fact: The skin is the largest organ of the body.

Ugly truth: You’re probably not taking proper care of it.

 

Our skin is always exposed, so we want it to look our absolute best. If you’re anything like me, you have a basket full of beauty products you’ve bought to try and make you skin look perfect. But unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how much time you spend in front of the mirror or how much money you spend in the store. If you’re not properly taking care of your skin, then you’ll be sorely sorry.

The skin is sensitive, and I mean SENSITIVE. One false move and you may counteract your skins entire appearance. Scary stuff.

So I have found what I think is the best and most helpful list online regarding skincare. This list will tell you all the things you’ve most likely been doing that are hindering your skins full blown and flawless potential.

1.     Forgetting Sunscreen – Shielding your skin from UV rays was the first thing on every skincare article I found. The harshness of the UV rays is building up permanent damage. You should apply sunscreen to your face everyday before heading out. Everyone should moisturize his or her face first thing in the morning, so try to find a moisturizer with SPF. UV rays can lead to the skin aging, sunspots and even cancer.

2.     Not Enough Exercise – My motto is “look good, feel good.” Pretty simple, but a big part of that statement is working out. I know, working out can really suck. I mean who likes to be covered in their own sweat? But exercise will cause more blood flow and will also push the toxins out of your skin. Just be sure to wash off all that sweat!

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3.     Allergy Face – Ah, springtime. We wait and wait all year for your arrival and then what do you do?  You through pollen at us and ruin our day. It’s hard to wear any makeup when you feel like you’re wiping it off with a Kleenex all day. Zyrtec celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg offers a few allergy driven tips. You can contour your makeup to help diminish the look of puffiness. Using argan balm or coconut oil will help to get rid of the redness. Applying white eyeliner to the bottom water rim will help to widen and brighten your eyes. You can also draw attention away from your eyes and more toward your lips by using a pop of colored lipstick.

4.     Using Toner – There are hundreds of toners on the shelf. If you feel as though your toner is either drying your skin or causing it to produce more oil, simply take the toner out of your routine. It is not vital to your skincare routine, and if it’s cause too many issues, just let it be!

5.     Exfoliating Too Often – Personally, I love the feeling right after I exfoliate my nice. It’s like I am scrubbing away all my problems! I know, so cheesy. But believe it our not, exfoliating can be too harsh for your skin. Try to limit yourself to exfoliating once a week.

6.     Too Much Stress – Stress is sometimes unavoidable, but it can cause many issues to our health. Stress will cause our skin to age prematurely and can also cause unwanted blemishes. Being stressed out effects your entire body, and with the skin being the largest organ, it’s bound to suffer some consequences. Simple Skincare suggests lighting lavender-scented candles to help you unwind and feel more at ease.

7.     Applying Makeup with a Dirty Brush – Using the same brush over and over is bound to lead to build up. This build up consists of dirt and bacteria and if you continually apply it to your face, it is almost guaranteed to lead to break outs. There are several products out there to clean your makeup brushes, or you can use a mild soap or shampoo.

8.     Skimping on the Sleep – We are constantly on the go trying to fill up our entire day, but often times we bite off more than we can chew, and our sleep suffers the consequence. Try to aim for getting 8-9 hours of sleep. During our sleep, our skin is forming new cells and our bodies are rebooting. Passing up sleep is vital to keeping your skin glowing and flawless.

9.     Smoking – Smoking is terrible for your skin. The smoke will clog your pores and cause breakouts. It also will cause premature aging, age spots, and unavoidably cause wrinkles.

10. Waiting to Moisturize – The key to moisturize is to do it when the pores are open. Once you get out of the shower, it’s tempting to wait to moisturize until you’re dried off and dressed. However, studies show that you will get the best results for you skin if you moisturize as soon as you get out of the shower while your pores are hot and opened.

11. Lacking a Skincare Regime – You and your skin need to be on the same page. If you’re throwing new products onto your face everyday and mixing up your routine, your skin is likely to suffer. Getting on a routine and staying on track will help your skin adapt to the care. If you’re constantly changing your skincare routine, your skin is going to get confused and freak out (aka breakout).

12. Lacking Vitamin-Rich Foods in Diet – Try your best to avoid sugary or salty snacks throughout the day. Instead, replace these snacks with walnuts, leafy greens and foods high in antioxidants to improve your skin (pomegranates will work wonders). Salmon is known for giving your skin an extra glow. And using Coconut oil to replace vegetable oil and butters is known to give your skin the extra glow you desire.

13. Neglecting the Under-Eye Area – The skin under the eyes is the most delicate and requires the most care. Be sure you are gently applying lotion and sunscreen to this area to prevent damage.

14. Too Much Alcohol and Caffeine - I’m pretty sure caffeine is in my bloodstream by how much coffee I drink it. No, I'm not proud of my addiction and yes I am trying to quit (well, cutback). Caffeine and alcohol will cause dehydration, which eventually leads to your skin drying out as well. Join me in my kicking of caffeine. It sucks, but our skin will eventually thank us.

15. Failing to Use Retinols – Retinols contain vitamin A, which does wonders for your skin. It will help to unclog pores, boosts collagen (which helps to reduce wrinkles), and it speeds up your cell recovery. Dr. Mariwalla recommends to find a nighttime moisturizer that contains retinoid, and ease the product into your nightly skincare routine.

You can thank Shannon Bauer for all of these helpful tips and tricks on skin care! Feel free to read her article for more information at http://www.divinecaroline.com/beauty/skincare/15-skin-care-fails-avoid-secrets-flawless-skin?page=14

Local Grub

The best part about living in a small college town is the local food. Stillwater has so many locally owned restaurants, I feel like I discover a new one every week.  I have made a list of my personal top favorite places to eat in Stillwater that you can’t find anywhere else

 

Eskimo Joes 

Stillwater’s Jumpin’ Little Juke Joint. If you’re only in town for Stillwater to make it to one restaurant, it has to be Eskimo Joes. You have to go to Joes. You have to order cheese fries. And you have to get a soda so that you get a free cup. Joe’s is a fun, family restaurant with a little college kick.

Café 88 

I lived in Stillwater for three years before finding this hole-in-the-wall restaurant, and it was right across the street! Café 88 is home of what I deem the most delicious and spicy Asian food on the planet. With 5 levels of spicy to choose from, you’ll be sure to leave with a kick in your step. They also handcraft their own bubble tea.  In the back, they boil the tapioca balls, brew the tea and add whatever flavor you request, and then they seal it tight at your own wish! Brilliant!

 

Granny's

This place will taste even better than your own grannie’s kitchen. Granny’s is only open for breakfast. But, I’ll be the first to say, if my alarm clock is set for me to go to Granny’s, I will not be hitting the snooze button. I will spring out of bed with a smile if I know I’m about to eat Granny’s breakfast.

 

Da Vinci’s 

Walking into Da Vinci’s is like leaving Oklahoma and enter Italy. This little restaurant doesn’t really stand out amongst the crowd, and you wouldn’t really think much of it. But the food, the setting, the staff – it’s all incredible. Da Vinci’s Italian menu is delicious and if you’re in the mood for some real spaghetti, I highly recommend a visit.

 

Thai Café 

So much food that it’s impossible to not get a to-go box, all for a price a college student can afford? Yes! I’m a picky eater, so the first time my friend and I went to eat here, I was a little hesitant with such a large menu.  But boy was I in for a treat! If you want to take a date somewhere that won’t leave you eating ramen noodles the next two weeks, I recommend Thai Café.

 

Blue Spruce

Now, it may be on a little bit of the pricey side. But let me tell you, this gelato is worth every penny. With so many flavors to choose from, everyone will leave with a new favorite flavor. The atmosphere of the room is so cozy and relaxed, it makes it impossible to leave. And then they throw in live music every now and again and the shop turns into the best date spot in all of town.

 

Shortcakes 

Also known as a hometown IHOP. Shortcakes is here 24 hours a day to satisfy and pancake craving you have. Located right off the main road, you can swing by in between classes, for diner, or for breakfast like a normal person.

 

Ranchers Club 

The finest cuisine in Stillwater, made by the finest residents of Stillwater. The Ranchers Club has it all. The chefs are the hard workers that provide for OSU dinning all day, everyday. The staff knows what the students want, because they’re students too. The Ranchers Club is a fine dining experience that anyone can appreciate. And the best part is, you can bursar it. Take the family or a date out for an elegant dinner, bursar, please!

 

Red Rock Bakery 

Stillwater is lucky to have two Red Rock Bakeries, one on each side of town. They open up when you wake up and are sure to bring you the best on-the-go breakfast in town. The location on the north side of town has a drive-thru for you busy-bodies, while the one on the south side of town has a large dining space. So whatever pace of breakfast you crave, Red Rock Bakery is the choice.

White Smile

They say a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear. So why not try and perfect it? Here are a few home remedies that will help you have a bright smile that will turn heads and save you money!

Strawberries – Cut a strawberry in half and rub it against your teeth for one minute, then rinse. Or, you can mash up a few strawberries and mix them with a tablespoon of baking spoon of baking soda to create your own whitening toothpaste.

 

Banana Peel – Take a banana peel and rub it against your teeth for a minute and then rinse.

 

Baking soda – After applying toothpaste, dip your toothbrush into a bowl of baking soda. Brush your teeth as you normally would and rinse.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar – Replace your mouthwash with apple cider vinegar and swish it in your mouth for 2 minutes.

Whitening Strips – There are several over the counter products that you can buy to whiten your teeth.

Hydrogen Peroxide- Make a mixture of two table one tablespoon water, one tablespoon hydrogen peroxide to replace your normal mouthwash. It will leave you with a squeaky clean feeling and a brighter smile. Just be careful not to swallow it or make your mixture too strong! 

Flossing – Be sure to making flossing a part of your regular routine to ensure a healthy and clean mouth.


All of these methods are to be used how you feel best. If you notice any type of discomfort, simply stop and let your teeth rest.

Cherry Coke popsicles

Popsicle's taste great, especially during the summer heat. Here’s a great Popsicle recipe with a cherry twist! You can view the Pinterest post here for more details. Here’s what you’ll need for a Cherry Coke Popsicles.

Ingredients

  • 16-20 oz cola
  •  1 jar maraschino cherries - will need 12-24 cherries

Instructions

  1. Separate maraschino cherries from the maraschino cherry juice. Keep the juice and cherries.
  2. Cut 18-24 cherries in-half then place 3-6 cherry halves in the Popsicle freezer molds.
  3. Pour maraschino cherry juice over the cherries in each mold to fill up each mold.
  4. Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  5. When the cherry juice is frozen, move on to the next step.
  6. Pour cola over the cherries and juice in each mold - leaving ¼" head-space in each mold.
  7. Cover and place Popsicle sticks down into each Popsicle - push firmly and into the frozen cherry portion.
  8. Freeze overnight.
  9. When ready to serve, gently remove the Popsicles. If needed, dip the molds (do not immerse) in lukewarm water but just for a few seconds and only long enough to loosen the Popsicles.
  10. Enjoy!

 

...We all scream for ICE CREAM

The summer heat can drive anyone insane, well cool down with a tasty summer treat. There’s nothing better than homemade ice cream, in the middle of the summer. I found this terrific recipe on Pinterest, check it out here.

 

Materials:

(1 serving)

  • 2 sandwich-sized baggies
  • 2 gallon-sized baggies
  • ½ cup of half-and-half (or milk)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ice
  • ½ cup of rock salt
  • winter gloves

Now that you have your materials, let’s get to work.

  1. Pour ½ cup of half- &-half (or milk) into one sandwich sized bag.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  3.  Remove all of the air from the bag. Then place your filled bag into another sandwich-sized baggie and seal it.
  4. Now put the doubled-bag inside of a gallon-sized baggie and add the ice along with ½ cup of rock salt.
  5. Then place the gallon bag that also contains the milk and vanilla extract inside into another gallon sized bag. ( you will have 2 small bags and 1 large bag inside)
  6. Next use gloves to start shaking the bag because the ice makes the bag cold. (shake bag for 15-20 minutes)
  7. Now you’re finished! Enjoy your treat.

Sports Party Treats

We all know that the best part about going to a sports party isn’t the energy, the friendly competition or seeing your friends – it’s the free food.

I know when I host a party, I always like to have clever snacks that fit the theme. So, I have made a list snacks that will be sure to impress your guests at your next sports party.

Here are a few sporting events you can throw a party for in this upcoming year:

  • Super Bowl 50
  • FIFA World Cup
  • French Open, Wimbledon, Australian Open, US Open
  • NBA Playoffs
  • College games ex March Madness
  • Hockey Cup
  • PGA Tour
  • College Football
  • Birthday Parties

 

 

PGA Cookies

Bake normal sugar cookies either store packaged or homemade. I’m cheap, so I prefer to buy the prepackaged kind.

Bake your cookies, and as soon as you pull them out of the oven, you’ll need to poke of tiny hole through while the cookies are still hot.

Next, take your cookies and and add green icing while it is still hot, that way it is smooth and even.

While the icing is hot, quickly add a white golf ball “aka one of your sugar pearls”

Now allow everything to dry. Once it is dry, you can start adding details. You will want to add a gray line (the pole) with a red triangle at the top (the flag).

Next, take black piping icing to add a swoosh, this will look like the path the golf ball took.

TA-DA!

For visuals and more clarity to help you with these cookies, visit the creator at:

http://www.sweetsugarbelle.com/2015/05/decorated-golf-cookies/

 

 

This recepie is quick, clever and delicious.

You’ll want to take an OREO (flavor and size is your own preference).

Next you’ll want to take orange melting chocolate and place it in a pot on the burner.

Take your “cake pop stick” and instert it into the cream  of the OREO cookie.

Carefully dip the cookie into the orange chocolate, and let the excess drip off the sides.

Allow the icing to cool.

Take black piping icing and add detail marks to create your own edible basketballs!

 

For visuals and more clarity to help you with these cookies, visit the creator at:

http://www.craftibilities.com/2014/03/basketball-treats-party-or-team-mom.html

 

 

Snackadium

Alright, this one is a little intense.

First, grab a large aluminum tray

Then, the night before you’ll have want to made a batch of Rice Krispy Treats. You can either use a thin and narrow pan, or use a large pan and simply cut the treats into strips. Surround the edge of the tray with your treats.

Next, fill in your tray. Start in the middle with your thick guacamole. Then on one side, add queso while on on the other side adding salsa.

Then, take a piping bag and add sour cream to make the yard markers.

Along the outside of the stadium, add finger sandwiches using toothpicks.

Fill the spaces in between the Rice Krispy Treats and the sandwiches with assorted chips.

Easy enough, right?

 

For visuals and more clarity to help you with these cookies, visit the creator at:

http://stilllearninginthislife.blogspot.com/2011/09/snackadium.html

 

Here are more snacks to give you a little inspiration for creating your own snacks. They are all on our ResLife Pinterest page!