Upcycled Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Rolls – 5 Ways

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We all have waited for Spring and with Easter coming I thought I would do a few crafts using Fiora Toilet Paper Rolls. We all have the empty rolls so why not have some fun and use them.

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Valentine Sundaes

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DIY How to make a Valentine Sundae - www.cobornsblog.comValentine’s Day is always a special time to celebrate with loved ones. This cold day in February has an extra special meaning for me; it was the day my second son, Mathew, was born. I remember it like it was yesterday, a big Minnesota snow storm outside and a sweet baby boy in. Year after year, it was heart-shaped cake after heart-shaped cake. Mathew begged me to make something else. So this year, I will be making my son a fun little gift in a glass. Today I am going to share this idea with you and you can make this festive gift for your friends and family. I call it the Valentine Sundae.

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DIY Valentine Sundaes
  • Glasses: Think how many Valentine Sundaes you want to make. Consider the size and shape you want based on the candy you choose.
  • Candy or Nuts: Consider colorful items to go into the glass.
  • Something White: Taffy, Marshmallows, Curling Ribbon, Bow, White Carnations, and Cotton Balls could all work.
  • Flexible Straws
  • Toothpicks
  • Something to resemble a Cherry on Top: A Red Sucker or Red Heart Candy would be perfect.
  1. Put 1 straw in the center of the sundae glass.
  2. Keeping it straight, add a little bit of candy around the straw so that the straw stays in place.
  3. Add one or two more straws and bend those two straws.
  4. Add more candy, filling the glass.
  5. Put curled ribbon (or whatever your white items are) on top of the candy.
  6. Put a toothpick in 1 candy heart set in the middle straw; if the straw is too tall, cut off part of the straw.

If you need a few ideas, remember that most kids love Skittles, men often love peanuts and pistachios, and most all women love chocolate.

Giving a Valentine Sundae is a fun and easy way to brighten the day of your teachers, friends, co-workers, moms, dads, significant other, grandparents, day-care-providers, coaches etc.

Happy Crafting,

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Weekly Ad Recipe – Game Day Treats

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Toffee Ice Cream Treat
  • 1 (12 Count) Box Food Club Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • 8 oz. Food Club Whipped Topping
  • 12 oz. Jar Hot Fudge
  • 2 Heath Candy Bars (or Toffee Candy Topping)
  1. Place unwrapped ice cream sandwiches in a glass 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Cut sandwiches so all fit it the pan if needed.
  3. Microwave jar of hot fudge about 30-45 seconds to soften; pour over ice cream sandwiches.
  4. Top with whipped topping and crumbled candy topping.
  5. Freeze for minimum of 1 hour.
  6. For variety you may use different flavors of ice cream sandwiches and toppings: mint sandwiches and crumble candy canes or Andes mints.


Doggie Birthday Cake

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If any of you know me personally you know that I am insanely in love with dogs – my dog, your dog, anybody’s dog. Doesn’t make a difference whose dog it is, I fall in love the minute I see a dog. I have a yellow lab and her name is Blondie Sue and she is the “queen bee” of the house.  In fact, my kids are jealous of her and ask all the time why she receives such special treatment and I always say “she is cuter and doesn’t talk.” Seriously though, they can’t leave her alone when they come to visit so I know they have fallen under her spell too. Well, on April 23rd it was her 5th birthday so we gave her a special treat, not that she doesn’t get them all the time, and I wanted to share the recipe with all the dog lovers out there looking for a good birthday cake for their cute little, furry haired angel. Here is a recipe for a doggie birthday cake.

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Doggie Birthday Cake
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cup Peanut Butter
  • ¼ Cup Cooking Oil
  • 1-tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ⅓ Cup Honey
  • 1 Cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1-tsp. Baking Soda
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a bundt cake mold.
  3. Combine the egg, peanut better, oil, vanilla and honey, in a large bowl; blend well.
  4. Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly.
  5. Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into the carrot mixture.
  6. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  8. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Decorate with small doggie bones if desired.

I hope your doggie enjoys his/her birthday treat…. mine did!

– Jayne
Coborn’s Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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