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Peanut Butter Bars

Day Two of Peanut Butter Mania has  begun. Just look at those yummy, nummy Peanut Butter Bars. When I typed the recipe into this post I had to classify it, and I couldn’t decide between breakfast and dessert! I know, I know, it is definitely a dessert. But it just looks good enough to eat … – Check it out at!

Peanut Butter Balls

Today is DAY ONE of my 10 Days of Peanut Butter extravaganza! I am going on a diet, for real this time! How many times do we start diets to not finish them?!?! LOL! I have done it more than once for sure. But this time I am determined to see it through. But……before I begin said diet… – Check it out at!

Breakfast Skillet

I LOVE this recipe! I love pretty much anything that I can cook in ONE pan (less dishes ya know!) Plus I am of the opinion that breakfast foods might be the best dinner foods EVER!!! So a one panned breakfast skillet to eat for dinner, GET in my belly!! It is definitely not what I would… – Check it out at!

{Big} Announcement!!


Hi everyone, today I have some BIG news to share with you! I have started a new blog called  32turns!!   I am so extremely excited about my new site and have been blogging there on a consistent and regular (pretty much every day) basis for the last few weeks! I know I have been super less than consistent about new content on She Made it and for that I apologize!

But let me make it up to you by having you come visit me at my new home.

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32 turns, is a lifestyle/craft blog where I share easy crafts, ideas for the holidays, great and simple recipes, and things to make your life easier, and more organized. Plus I share bits about me and my life because that is how friendships work. I will share me with you, and hopefully you will come and visit often and comment and let me get to know you better. 

Here is a taste of some of the things you will find over at 32 turns:

Strawberry Vanilla Banana Bread 32turns (10)

Thumbtack Craft Balls 32turns (2)


Shower Dessert Table 32turns (8)

I love blogging, and since I have done a rotten job of keeping up with it on this site, I just wanted a fresh start and a clean slate. But don’t fear, I am not abandoning you, I am still going to be blogging here at She Made it, I promise at least a few times a month. I love She Made it, it was my first blogging endeavor and it means a lot to me. But again I am GIDDY with excitement about 32turns! 

Come and take a peek!

Chicken Pot Pie

Delicious!!!! That is the word to describe this pot pie! I got the recipe from Jamielyn over at I Heart Naptime. I know I have mentioned her A LOT lately, but that is only because I LOVE her blog and it was the first one I ever followed!


This is a great recipe, perfect as Fall is rolling in, and days are getting cooler. Well…..days in other states are getting cooler. Here in AZ it is still over 100 degrees!!!!


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Sorry the picture is of the pie mostly eaten. Just couldn’t help myself! If you want this recipe, and trust me, YOU DO want it, go and get it HERE.

Chinese Anyone?

S&S Chicken and Fried Rice, She Made it Crafts

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe! It is not too hard, although it does create A LOT of dirty dishes, sorry! But don’t worry it is totally worth it! Your taste buds will thank me, and they will dance. My mother-in-law shared this yummy meal with me years ago when my husband and I were first married and it has been a favorite in our house ever since.

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Ingredients Sweet and Sour Chicken :

chicken (I use frozen chicken tenders from Costco, just the right size)

1 tsp. garlic salt

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup chicken broth

1 tsp. salt

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup vinegar

1 TB soy sauce

1 can pineapple tidbits (drained)

2-3 TB cornstarch

2 eggs

Vegetable Oil (enough for frying)


Directions Sweet and Sour chicken:

Mix all ingredients in bowl (except for the cornstarch, eggs and oil) and set aside. Heat Oil on stovetop, coat chicken in beaten egg and then cornstarch. Fry the chicken in oil, don’t cook all the way through, just brown the outside. After chicken is fried, place in bottom a 9×13 pan, pour sauce mixture over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes until chicken is cooked all the way through and sauce is bubbly.


Ingredients Fried Rice:

4 cups cooked, cooled white rice

3 eggs beaten

1 tsp. salt

1/2 cup diced cooked bbq pork, shrimp or chicken (optional)

2 large diced mushrooms

Broccoli chopped into small pieces

1/2 lb bean sprouts

4 green onions chopped-use stems only

2 TB soy sauce

vegetable Oil


Directions Fried Rice:

Heat oil on side of wok, stir fry beaten eggs until they are set. Add diced meat and salt and heat. Then add mushrooms and bean sprouts and broccoli, stir fry for 1 minute. Add the rice and stir fry for 5 minutes or until rice is heated through. Last, add soy sauce and green onions.


You will love this food! I promise the dishes are so worth it! Enjoy!

Easy Caramel Popcorn

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This CARAMEL POPCORN recipe is so easy to make that it almost feels like cheating! But it tastes delicious, so who cares! You actually cook it all in the microwave which is GREAT for me because I live in Arizona and it is so flippin’ hot here that I don’t turn on the stove or oven unless absolutely necessary! Thanks Aunt vicki for such an awesome recipe!
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1 cube butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup Karo syrup

paper bag 1/2 full of air popped popcorn (big paper grocery bags)


baking soda

wax paper



-Cook butter, brown sugar, and Karo Syrup in bowl in microwave for 2 minutes.


-Cook another 2 minutes.

-Add 2 capfuls of vanilla and 1/2 tsp. baking soda, stir. Pour over popcorn, shake bag really hard.

-Roll bag closed, put in microwave 1 1/2 minutes, take out and shake.

-Put bag back into the microwave 1 minute.

-Take out, pour popcorn onto wax paper on your counter.

-Let cool.

-Eat! Yum! Sweet Crucnhy Goodness!

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Breakfast Skillet

I LOVE this recipe! I love pretty much anything that I can cook in ONE pan (less dishes ya know!)

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I will not make any claims that this Breakfast Skillet is healthy, but it is SO good! You will not be disappointed!



Hash browns





Fry Bacon in skillet and remove, let cool and cut into bits.

Cook hash browns in skillet on stove top per directions on package.

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Whip eggs in bowl and pour over top of hash browns.

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Use spatula to scoot hash browns aside and make small crevices for eggs to seep into. This allows the eggs to cook.

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Cut hash brown/egg mixture in half and flip each piece to finish cooking eggs if needed.

Sprinkle chopped bacon bits and then cheese over top, let cheese melt.

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Serve and enjoy! (we like to eat it with ketchup! Smile

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Linking up to these parties: Young and Crafty, Tatertots and Jello

Mint Limeade

Yum! I LOVE this drink, and it is so easy. Perfect for parties and get togethers, we even used it last year at my sister’s wedding reception. I made this last for a Pampered Chef party I hosted, big hit.

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Frozen Limeade

Mint leaves

Ginger Ale

Mix the limeade with water per instructions on the can.

Crush the mint leaves in a bowl, I use a wooden spoon to smash ‘em all up. This is a fun job, it smells awesome!

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Mix the crushed mint leaves into the limeade and stir.

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Then pour limeade through a strainer to get out all the big leafy pieces. There will be small pieces floating in the drink still, don’t worry they taste yummy and they look pretty.

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Now add the Ginger Ale to taste. You can add more or less depending on what you want it to taste like. I add A LOT, it makes the drink sweeter and gives it a little “fizz”.

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Drink up!


Linking up to these parties: I Heart Naptime, Flamingo Toes

Sugar Cookies

For Easter we made and decorated sugar cookies.


It was so messy fun!




The girls loved cutting out shapes and placing them on the cookie sheet.



I find it helpful to roll out the dough onto parchment paper, it sticks less and NO messy countertops!



They were adorably serious as they went to work with frosting and sprinkles.


They even wrote their names with frosting.


I love this sugar recipe cookie, I got it from my mother and it is yummy.


1 lb. butter

4 eggs

2 1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

7 cups flour

Blend butter, eggs and sugar together. Then blend in all other ingredients.

Bake 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.

Let cool, then frost.

(tip: this dough works best when made at least a couple hours in advance and stored in fridge until ready to use)


I have been trying frosting recipes for the last year trying to find one that dries hard and still tastes good…..and…..I FOUND ONE! It is more of a glaze than a frosting, but it worked really well. My daughter even dropped her cookie face down on my Aunt’s carpet (gasp, I thought we were in big trouble) but the frosting didn’t even smear. Oh my goodness, AWESOME!!



1 cup powdered sugar

2 tb milk

1 tb light corn syrup

stir together sugar and milk, then add corn syrup.

(tip: stir before each use, this keeps the color shiny not mottled)

Love me some cookies!!!

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