One of my pickled yams…food, crafts and other fun stuff
Categories: Food Finds, Main, Sweet Treats
Turtle Cheesecake Fudge

“OOMPY” pick: Turtle Cheesecake Fudge From: Inside Brew Crew Life Easy fudge recipe made from white chocolate chips, instant cheesecake pudding mix, caramel and nuts.

Categories: Food Finds, Sweet Treats
Strawberry Swirl Fudge

“OOMPY” pick: Strawberry Swirl Fudge From: Shugary Sweets Creamy strawberry and cream swirled fudge. No candy thermometer needed for this delicious and easy version!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

“OOMPY” pick: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge From: Buns In My Oven Who says fudge is only for holidays?  You can have this Chocolate Chip goodie any time of the year!!

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“OOMPY” pick: Caramel Cheesecake Bites From: Mom, What’s for dinner? Bite size Cheesecake with Caramel AND it’s Gluten-Free?  Yes…please!!  

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Phineas & Ferb "Surfing Title Waves"

“OOMPY” pick: Phineas and Ferb “Surfing Tidal Waves” From: OOMPY Items needed Phineas and Ferb & Agent P. PEZ dispensers Starburst candy Graham Crackers (crushed) 12′ cake 8′ cake (x 2) White frosting Cake base Wax paper 2 Styrofoam cups Blue color mist Instructions Place 12′ cake on cake base, add frosting then crushed graham […]

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Jungle Flower Diaper Cake_close

“OOMPY” pick: Jungle Flower Diaper Cake Inspired by: The Funky Monkey What’s that I hear?  The “pitter patter” of little feet are near?  Everything you need to welcome the new baby at the shower…is all wrapped up…pretty as a flower. Poem: A beautiful treasure, more precious than gold, your own baby, to love and to […]

OOMPY-Chicken Noodle Casserole

“OOMPY” pick: Chicken Noodle Casserole From: OOMPY What is “comfort food” to you?  Is it mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade chicken noodle soup, apple pie?  For me,  Chicken Noodle Casserole with some freshly baked bread and butter puts a smile on my face Items needed 12.5oz canned chicken (COSTCO) 10.5oz can cream of chicken soup […]

Categories: Carbolicious, Food Finds
Artisian Bread

“OOMPY” pick: Artisan Bread From: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Mix Ingredients for the “Master” recipe from the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day book in a large bucket (I use recycled ice cream buckets and split the recipe between 2 buckets) Let rise Take 1/2 of the dough from one bucket, […]

Categories: Food Finds, Main, Sweet Treats

“OOMPY” pick: Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake From: Skinny Taste Mini cheesecakes decorated with fresh fruit for 4th of July, Memorial Day or any occasion celebrating our Independence…and less than 100 calories each…CELEBRATE indeed!!

Categories: Main, Sweet Treats
OOMPY Smore's on a stick

“OOMPY” pick: S’mores…on a stick Inspired by: Jen loves Kev Got campfire?  NO…you say!?!  How about an oven or toaster oven?  YES?  You’re in luck!!  You can satisfy that s’mores craving in a jiffy with this one. Items needed 6 graham crackers 2 Hershey chocolate bars or chocolate chips 6 marshmallows or mini marshmallows 2 […]

Categories: Food Finds, Waterin' Hole
Red, white and blue Sangria

  “OOMPY” pick: Red, White & Blue Sangria From: Punch Bowl Imagine siting on the porch on a breezy summer afternoon, burgers grilling, kids playing and enjoying this refreshing patriotic drink waiting for the fireworks to start!!  HEAVEN!!

Cheesy Tubes

“OOMPY” pick: Cheesy Tubes From: OOMPY Pasta, sauce and melty cheese…you can’t go wrong with this one!!  YUM…YUM give me some!!  Items needed 3 cups rigatoni pasta 12oz pasta sauce 4oz cream cheese 2 cups Colby-Jack cheese Instructions Boil pasta according to package directions. Heat sauce and cream cheese in a saucepan until the cream […]


“OOMPY” pick: 2nd grade summer math fun Inspired by: Serenade to Second Grade Looking for some fun and education math games to help keep the kids busy this summer?  Then head on over to Serenade to Second grade for the free printables.  I have a black and white printer so I glued each game instruction […]


  “OOMPY” pick: Picnic Plates From: In My Own Style Tying the utensils to the plate is practical as well as pretty and makes one easy-to-carry package instead of guests fumbling for each utensil, plate, and napkin. Click HERE for instructions

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“OOMPY” pick: “Holy Cow” pops From: OOMPY crafty with food “HOLY COW”… you’re turning 40!?!  Help put the birthday boy or girl “out to pasture” with these “moo-velous” cow pops!! Items needed Cake pops (at least 40 of any flavor) White almond bark Mini chocolate chips Pink M&M’s Black edible marker pen “40” birthday candles […]

Categories: Dinner Bell, Food Finds
Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

“OOMPY” pick: Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas From: OOMPY Ahhhh…Mexican food!!  I don’t know about you…but I could eat Mexican food everyday, at every meal for the rest of my life…I would be a HAPPY girl!!  Serve these enchiladas with re-fried beans, rice or tortilla chips OR…all 3…make it a FIESTA!! Items needed 12.5oz canned chicken […]


“OOMPY” pick: Girl Scout Cookie Recipes Now that you have your stash of Girl Scout cookies…you may ask yourself…”What am I going to do with ALL of these cookies?”  How about making some of these Girl Scout cookie recipes…   Thin Mint Icebox Pie from pdx food love   Tagalong Peanut Butter Parfaits  from My […]

World Thinking Day

“OOMPY” pick: 2012 World Thinking Day SWAPS From: OOMPY friend favorite-Sinness Each year on February 22, WORLD THINKING DAY, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also […]

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Zhu Zhu Pet cake

“OOMPY” pick: Zhu Zhu Pet Cake From: OOMPY crafty with food Mr. Squiggles, Num Nums, Pipsqueak, Chunk and the rest of the Zhu Zhu Pet collection want to party with you!! Items needed Funfetti cake mix (plus ingredients listed on box) White Frosting Necco Wafers Pastel confetti sprinkles Twinkies M&M’s COLOR MIST color spray (assort. […]

Spinach Pasta Salad

“OOMPY” pick: Spinach Pasta Salad From: OOMPY friend favorite-Regan If you have picky eaters…you can make 2 separate meals out of the ingredients for this meal. It’s a recipe to please everyone without additional work Items needed 1 box penne pasta (gluten free), cooked al dente then cooled 1 bag baby spinach 1/2 cup of […]


  “OOMPY” pick: Chick-n-Bottle From: OOMPY This feathered friend can be a party decoration as well as quench your thirst!!  The cost to make it is nothing to “Bock” at either …it’s super cheap…or should I say “Cheep” !!  Make several and they can be lined up in a row as a table decoration for […]

GS Cookie Headband Game

“OOMPY” pick:  Cookie Guess Game From: OOMPY Our troop is only in the 2nd year of Girl Scouting and the girls are still pretty young…so…we put our “heads” together and came up with the “Cookie Guess” game which is based on the new “Headbandz” game.  The girls have SO much fun learning the look and […]


“OOMPY” pick: Meatball Sliders From:  OOMPY friend favorite-Regan Calling all parties…this is the dish for you!!  Whether it be used as a starter, snack or dinner….it fits in perfectly!! So remember this one for your next BBQ, Potluck, Football party, Cocktail party, birthday or any get together…it’s sure to be the hit of the party!! […]

Categories: Dinner Bell, Food Finds, Main
Sweet and Sour chicken

“OOMPY” pick: Sweet and Sour Chicken From: OOMPY This meal is worth the extra effort of making the homemade batter and sweet and sour sauce.  It’s so good that even my picky little eater gobbles this one up Items needed 2 Boneless skinless chicken breast Tempura Batter Sweet and Sour Sauce 1 Bell pepper (cut […]

Songfest SWAPS

“OOMPY” pick: Songfest SWAPS From: OOMPY friend favorite-Sinness I was so happy to be a part of our Girl Scout Neighborhood’s first ever Songfest!!  The girls got to SWAP with friends, eat cake and sing their favorite Girl Scout songs.  Super FUN times!! Items needed Iridescent pipecleaners (cut in half) Assorted bells Safety pins Special […]

Sweet Treats

“OOMPY” pick: GS Thin Mint Truffles Inspired by: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Do you know what time it is?  It’s January…that means…it’s GS Cookie Time!!  So order a few boxes of Thin Mints and make these super EASY and MOST DELICIOUS minty bites of goodness!! Items needed 1 box GS Thin Mints 4oz (1/2 […]

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2. Cookie Monster Cake

“OOMPY” pick: “Me want Cookie” Cookie Monster cake From: OOMPY crafty with food I love Cookie Monster…in fact…I are the Cookie Monster!! I love cookies…ALL cookies…so imagine how excited I was to throw a “Cookie Monster” themed birthday party for my daughters 1st birthday!! Cookie Monster themed party ideas 1. Giant Cookie Monster b-day card […]

Reindeer Kisses

“OOMPY” pick: Reindeer Kisses From: OOMPY-crafty with food You know Dasher and Dancer…Prancer and Vixen…Comet and Cupid…Donner and Blitzen…and the most famous Reindeer of all…RUDOLF!! Items needed Mini pretzel twists Brown and Red M&M’s Hershey’s Hugs Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place pretzels on cookie […]

Maccabee Munchies

“OOMPY” pick: Maccabee Munchies From: OOMPY-Crafty with food Crafty with food…a fun little treat for my good friend who celebrates Hanukkah Items needed Square waffle or mini twist pretzels Hershey’s Kisses Hugs Blue M & M’s Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place pretzels on cookie […]

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"Of Age" Rage Cake

“OOMPY” pick: “OF AGE” Rage Cake From: OOMPY crafty with food A cake made of drinks and gambling?  Yes…please!!  Celebrate becoming a legal or “OF AGE” adult with this tower of sin!! Happy 21st Birthday!! Items needed “Get the Party Started” Rootbeer Float (“Vanilla” Absolute vodka mini and A & W Rootbeer) Orange Creamsicle (“Whipped” […]

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BINGO cupcakes

“OOMPY” pick: B-I-N-G-O cupcakes From: OOMPY crafty with food Knock-Knock!  Who’s there? Bee Eye. Bee Eye who? B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, and BINGO is the game-o Items needed 30 Assorted frosted cupcakes 24 Jumbo white gumballs Black edible marker pen Black, red and blue icing Instructions Make and frost cupcakes (for this particular b-day…6 red, 21 […]

Categories: Carbolicious, Food Finds, Main
Amish Friendship Bread

“OOMPY” pick: Amish Friendship Bread From: unknown   To start the process use these instructions: Amish Friendship Bread Starter   Then give these instructions to your friends: Amish Friendship Bread Instructions for starter bag Baking day recipe: Amish Friendship Bread Recipe   Items needed 1 cup Vegetable Oil 1 cup Sugar 2 cups Flour 3 […]

Nuts About Candles

“OOMPY” pick: Nuts About Candles From: Good Housekeeping It’s a two-fer…two uses in one!!  Use it as a centerpiece on your holiday dinner table then…when dinner is over…pour all of the nuts into one big bowl for everyone to enjoy.  Don’t forget to supply nutcrackers!! Items needed Glass containers — hurricane lamps, vases, glasses, and […]