S’mores Rice Krispie Treat Pinwheels

Ingredients
10 oz miniature marshmallows
1/4 cupChallenge butter(plus more for greasing)
5 cup Rice Krispies cereal
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
7 oz jar marshmallow creme
6 Hershey’s chocolate bars
Instructions
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Line a 10x15 jellyroll pan with waxed paper. Butter the waxed paper and set aside.
Combine marshmallows and one quarter cup of butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and heat on high for 30 seconds, stir. Repeat until completely blended.
Stir in cereal and graham cracker crumbs.
Press mixture into prepared pan.
Spread marshmallow creme on top using an offset spatula.
Place Hershey’s bars on top of the marshmallow creme.
Place in oven for two minutes. Use a spatula to spread the softened chocolate.
Let cool for 10 minutes.
Roll up jellyroll style (like a cinnamon roll), starting on the long side. Peel away the waxed paper as you roll. Pinch the seams together.
Place seam side down and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes or until chocolate has set.
Slice and serve!

This is probably not as messy as s’mores for the kids!

S’mores Rice Krispie Treat Pinwheels

Ingredients

  • 10 oz miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cupChallenge butter(plus more for greasing)
  • 5 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 6 Hershey’s chocolate bars

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Line a 10x15 jellyroll pan with waxed paper. Butter the waxed paper and set aside.
  3. Combine marshmallows and one quarter cup of butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and heat on high for 30 seconds, stir. Repeat until completely blended.
  4. Stir in cereal and graham cracker crumbs.
  5. Press mixture into prepared pan.
  6. Spread marshmallow creme on top using an offset spatula.
  7. Place Hershey’s bars on top of the marshmallow creme.
  8. Place in oven for two minutes. Use a spatula to spread the softened chocolate.
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Roll up jellyroll style (like a cinnamon roll), starting on the long side. Peel away the waxed paper as you roll. Pinch the seams together.
  11. Place seam side down and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes or until chocolate has set.
  12. Slice and serve!

This is probably not as messy as s’mores for the kids!

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1. Double Feature Date Night - One of the easiest date nights to do with your spouse is watch a movie, but this time –  make movie watching something different and special! 
2. Conversation Starters: A Private Affair - Taking time to talk with your spouse is the perfect was to reconnect. With these conversation prompt questions you will have plenty to talk about! 
3. Couples Would You Rather? - Conversation time just got sillier with these question prompts that ask you to choose between two absurd situations and justify your answer. This date night is so simple but will have you talking long into the night! 
4. Getting to Know You Matching Game - See how well you reallyknow your spouse with a competitive game for two. You might just learning something new!
5. All About Us Charades - No talking aloud in this date night. Act out clues to help your spouse guess the answer. 
6. 50+ Games for 2 With a Deck of Cards! - My spouse and I love to play card games. This post has over 50 new game ideas. All you need is a deck of cards! 
7. The Color Code Date - Get to know your spouse and improve your relationship with this personality quiz. Then read the book to understand better how your two personalities work best together. 
8. The Newlywed Game - Get ready for a night of laughter as you try to guess what your spouse will answer about you. This date night is based off the classic television game show. OR, we have the NOT-so-Newlywed version! 
9. Name That Treat - Put your taste buds to the test as you try to identify a tasty treat. 
10.Secret Love Notes - Using various secret codes, write love notes to each other and then decode them! 
11. Power Outage Date Night - Turn off the lights and turn off the electronics because it is date night by candlelight tonight – no electricity allowed.  
12. Cuddle Kit for 2 - Everything you need for an evening of cuddling all in one place. Snuggle up and get cozy! 
13. Love Shack - Turn your bedroom into your very own love shack! Your spouse will be anxious to enter! 
14. Je T’iame Hotel - Turn your master bedroom into a suite of a fancy french hotel! Nothing invites romance more than your own private sanctuary! 
15. Romantic Rooftop - If you have a house that allows, set up a romantic evening on your roof! Sometimes you have to get creative to get some alone time! 
16. Loveseat Lounge - Sit back and relax as you convert your living room and your couch into a lounge for two. This is perfect for a night of relaxing and romance! 
17. Spa Night - Unwind with these tips for a night at the spa. 
18. Suite Retreat Kit - Items for an evening of romance all in one basket. A perfect gift to invite your spouse to a romantic evening in your private suite. 
19. Spouse Sleepover - Remember the days of sleeping over at your BFF’s house? Now you can have just as much fun with your spouse! 
20. Sensual Massage - Romance will ensue with not just any old massage, but a sensual massage. Relax, unwind and connect with your spouse! 
21. Deal or No Deal - Based off of the hit TV show, you can see just how lucky your spouse will get tonight. Will he win a kiss or go all the way? 
22. 2 Minutes in Heaven - Set your timer for the best 2 minutes of your life! Roll the die to reveal what you will be doing during your 2 minutes in heaven. 
23. Guess The Flavor - Get ready for lip lock time with these unique chapsticks that, when lips touch, create new flavors. 
24. A Steamy Bucket List - Start tonight making and checking off your own personal bucket list of bedroom wishes! 
25. Bedroom Value Menu - Have fun selecting your choice of playtime combinations with this clever bedroom menu. 
26. DIY Games for the Bedroom - Make your own little game for the bedroom and you can make it person to you! Great ideas for creating your own bedroom game. 
27. Fantasy Suite Date Night - Choose from a variety of options for what type of night awaits you in your fantasy suite. 
28. Games for the Bedroom - More ideas for taking ordinary games and twisting them for some bedroom fun. Twister, chutes and ladders and more! 
29. DIY Sexy Spinner Card - Spin the dial to see what secret love surprise awaits you tonight! 
30. Go Picasso! {Blacklights in the Bedroom} - Turn out the lights and turn ON the backlights for some artistic fun in the dark! 
31. It’s a Love Match! - Put a romantic spin on the classic game of memory and you have a fun {and sexy!} date night! 
32. Make Out Session - Go back to how all the romance started and re-live the days where making out was what you did! 
33. Remove Your “Candy Shell” - This sweet and sexy game will have you removing your layers in a game for two! 
34. Sexy Survey - Find out what really turns your spouse on! Take time to really talk about your sexual relationship with this survey! 
35. Not Your Mother’s Spice Rack! - Choose a “flavor” and spice up your night with several choices for a themed night in the bedroom. 
36. Simon Says - This is no child’s game! Simon say to do some sexy things and you’ve gotta do what Simon says … 
37. Naked Night - Invite your spouse to a night sans-clothes! Free printable included. 
38. Sizzling Truth or Dare - A sexy spin on another childhood game. Are you daring enough? 
39. Strip Horse - Add a little competition to the bedroom with a friendly game of horse -  strip horse!
40. Spin the Bottle - Spin the bottle to reveal your evening fate! Just like when you were a teenager only way better! 
41. The Ultimate Fire-Themed Date Night - Get ready for a night that is hot, hot, HOT! Sparks will be flying with this fire-themed date night for the bedroom! 
42. Dirty Deeds - Stop the mundane and tired bedroom routine! Start an intimate game for two, that will last the whole year.  You submit your desires to the can and later pull them out on a night when the kids were asleep. 
43. Follow Me Sexy Tease - Lead your spouse to the bedroom with a sexy and suggestive  invite and pathway. 
44. Strip Trivia, A Bedroom Game - A bedroom game that helps you shed those layers as you answer trivia questions. Now the REAL question is do you want to win or lose? 
45. The Game of Love - Surprise your spouse as you pull back the covers to reveal a DIY bedroom game that your spouse will LOVE! 

Some of these are silly and some are sexy! But any new ideas are appreciated right?

1. Double Feature Date Night - One of the easiest date nights to do with your spouse is watch a movie, but this time –  make movie watching something different and special! 

2. Conversation Starters: A Private Affair - Taking time to talk with your spouse is the perfect was to reconnect. With these conversation prompt questions you will have plenty to talk about! 

3. Couples Would You Rather? - Conversation time just got sillier with these question prompts that ask you to choose between two absurd situations and justify your answer. This date night is so simple but will have you talking long into the night! 

4. Getting to Know You Matching Game - See how well you reallyknow your spouse with a competitive game for two. You might just learning something new!

5. All About Us Charades - No talking aloud in this date night. Act out clues to help your spouse guess the answer. 

6. 50+ Games for 2 With a Deck of Cards! - My spouse and I love to play card games. This post has over 50 new game ideas. All you need is a deck of cards! 

7. The Color Code Date - Get to know your spouse and improve your relationship with this personality quiz. Then read the book to understand better how your two personalities work best together. 

8. The Newlywed Game - Get ready for a night of laughter as you try to guess what your spouse will answer about you. This date night is based off the classic television game show. OR, we have the NOT-so-Newlywed version

9. Name That Treat - Put your taste buds to the test as you try to identify a tasty treat. 

10.Secret Love Notes - Using various secret codes, write love notes to each other and then decode them! 

11. Power Outage Date Night - Turn off the lights and turn off the electronics because it is date night by candlelight tonight – no electricity allowed.  

12. Cuddle Kit for 2 - Everything you need for an evening of cuddling all in one place. Snuggle up and get cozy! 

13. Love Shack - Turn your bedroom into your very own love shack! Your spouse will be anxious to enter! 

14. Je T’iame Hotel - Turn your master bedroom into a suite of a fancy french hotel! Nothing invites romance more than your own private sanctuary! 

15. Romantic Rooftop - If you have a house that allows, set up a romantic evening on your roof! Sometimes you have to get creative to get some alone time! 

16. Loveseat Lounge - Sit back and relax as you convert your living room and your couch into a lounge for two. This is perfect for a night of relaxing and romance! 

17. Spa Night - Unwind with these tips for a night at the spa. 

18. Suite Retreat Kit - Items for an evening of romance all in one basket. A perfect gift to invite your spouse to a romantic evening in your private suite. 

19. Spouse Sleepover - Remember the days of sleeping over at your BFF’s house? Now you can have just as much fun with your spouse! 

20. Sensual Massage - Romance will ensue with not just any old massage, but a sensual massage. Relax, unwind and connect with your spouse! 

21. Deal or No Deal - Based off of the hit TV show, you can see just how lucky your spouse will get tonight. Will he win a kiss or go all the way? 

22. 2 Minutes in Heaven - Set your timer for the best 2 minutes of your life! Roll the die to reveal what you will be doing during your 2 minutes in heaven. 

23. Guess The Flavor - Get ready for lip lock time with these unique chapsticks that, when lips touch, create new flavors. 

24. A Steamy Bucket List - Start tonight making and checking off your own personal bucket list of bedroom wishes! 

25. Bedroom Value Menu - Have fun selecting your choice of playtime combinations with this clever bedroom menu. 

26. DIY Games for the Bedroom - Make your own little game for the bedroom and you can make it person to you! Great ideas for creating your own bedroom game. 

27. Fantasy Suite Date Night - Choose from a variety of options for what type of night awaits you in your fantasy suite. 

28. Games for the Bedroom - More ideas for taking ordinary games and twisting them for some bedroom fun. Twister, chutes and ladders and more! 

29. DIY Sexy Spinner Card - Spin the dial to see what secret love surprise awaits you tonight! 

30. Go Picasso! {Blacklights in the Bedroom} - Turn out the lights and turn ON the backlights for some artistic fun in the dark! 

31. It’s a Love Match! - Put a romantic spin on the classic game of memory and you have a fun {and sexy!} date night! 

32. Make Out Session - Go back to how all the romance started and re-live the days where making out was what you did! 

33. Remove Your “Candy Shell” - This sweet and sexy game will have you removing your layers in a game for two! 

34. Sexy Survey - Find out what really turns your spouse on! Take time to really talk about your sexual relationship with this survey! 

35. Not Your Mother’s Spice Rack! - Choose a “flavor” and spice up your night with several choices for a themed night in the bedroom. 

36. Simon Says - This is no child’s game! Simon say to do some sexy things and you’ve gotta do what Simon says … 

37. Naked Night - Invite your spouse to a night sans-clothes! Free printable included. 

38. Sizzling Truth or Dare - A sexy spin on another childhood game. Are you daring enough? 

39. Strip Horse - Add a little competition to the bedroom with a friendly game of horse -  strip horse!

40. Spin the Bottle - Spin the bottle to reveal your evening fate! Just like when you were a teenager only way better! 

41. The Ultimate Fire-Themed Date Night - Get ready for a night that is hot, hot, HOT! Sparks will be flying with this fire-themed date night for the bedroom! 

42. Dirty Deeds - Stop the mundane and tired bedroom routine! Start an intimate game for two, that will last the whole year.  You submit your desires to the can and later pull them out on a night when the kids were asleep. 

43. Follow Me Sexy Tease - Lead your spouse to the bedroom with a sexy and suggestive  invite and pathway. 

44. Strip Trivia, A Bedroom Game - A bedroom game that helps you shed those layers as you answer trivia questions. Now the REAL question is do you want to win or lose? 

45. The Game of Love - Surprise your spouse as you pull back the covers to reveal a DIY bedroom game that your spouse will LOVE! 

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DIY- Orange-Peel Air Freshener Slice a large orange in half, and use a spoon to scoop out the pulp. Fill the inside of the orange with rock salt. The salt absorbs moisture from the air, whisking away damp and musty smells, while the orange peel releases a delightfully fresh scent. Position the orange-peel smell-buster on a plastic lid or small plate, and then place it where it’s needed. Enjoy the freshness for several weeks, and then replace with a new orange peel filled with salt.

Wonder how well this works

DIY- Orange-Peel Air Freshener Slice a large orange in half, and use a spoon to scoop out the pulp. Fill the inside of the orange with rock salt. The salt absorbs moisture from the air, whisking away damp and musty smells, while the orange peel releases a delightfully fresh scent. Position the orange-peel smell-buster on a plastic lid or small plate, and then place it where it’s needed. Enjoy the freshness for several weeks, and then replace with a new orange peel filled with salt.

Wonder how well this works

(Source: popsugar.com)

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients
1 C white whole wheat flour
1 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1 egg
3/4 C brown sugar
1/2 C granulated sugar substitute or sugar
1/2 C 0% plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 C canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
**For the Salted Caramel
6 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp non-fat half & half
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together egg, brown sugar, and sugar substitute. Add in yogurt, butter, and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Slowly add in dry ingredients and beat until combined.
Add in pumpkin and beat until combined.
Spread about half of the batter into the bottom of a prepared baking dish.
Bake for 10 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, stir together brown sugar and half & half. Over medium heat, bring mixture to a boil. Stirring constantly, allow sugar mixture to boil until sugar has dissolved and mixture has turned dark brown. This will take about 3 minutes. Stir in butter and salt. Remove from heat and continue stirring for another two minutes to cool the mixture.
Drizzle about 1/4 C of the salted caramel mixture over the top of the pumpkin bars and spread with a spoon. Spread remaining pumpkin batter over the top. Drizzle remaining two tablespoons of salted caramel mixture over top.
Bake for another 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes over clean.
Allow bars to cool for 10 minutes before cutting into slices.
Store leftovers in an airtight container.

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar substitute or sugar
  • 1/2 C 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • **For the Salted Caramel
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp non-fat half & half
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together egg, brown sugar, and sugar substitute. Add in yogurt, butter, and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Slowly add in dry ingredients and beat until combined.
  4. Add in pumpkin and beat until combined.
  5. Spread about half of the batter into the bottom of a prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. In a medium saucepan, stir together brown sugar and half & half. Over medium heat, bring mixture to a boil. Stirring constantly, allow sugar mixture to boil until sugar has dissolved and mixture has turned dark brown. This will take about 3 minutes. Stir in butter and salt. Remove from heat and continue stirring for another two minutes to cool the mixture.
  8. Drizzle about 1/4 C of the salted caramel mixture over the top of the pumpkin bars and spread with a spoon. Spread remaining pumpkin batter over the top. Drizzle remaining two tablespoons of salted caramel mixture over top.
  9. Bake for another 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes over clean.
  10. Allow bars to cool for 10 minutes before cutting into slices.
  11. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

(Source: a-kitchen-addiction.com)

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Tres Leches Cake

Ingredients
For the cake:
4 eggs, room temperature, separated
3/4 cup cake flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the leches:
1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup whole milk
1-2 tablespoons rum (optional)
Topping
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
cinnamon
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350°F- and position a rack in the middle of the oven. Generously butter the inside and sides of a 8 or 9 inch round cake pan and line with a parchment round. Sprinkle lightly with flour- set aside.
Sift the cake flour, and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Use a large whisk to vigorously beat the yolks and sugar until they are pale, thick and creamy. (About 5 minutes.) Stir in the vanilla extract.
In a very clean stand mixer bowl or a large mixing bowl, add the egg whites. Fit the mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium high speed until soft peaks form. With the mixer running- gradually add the sugar. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
Using a rubber spatula, pile about one-third of the egg whites into the yolk mixture. Gently fold them together until smooth. Add half of the flour and continue to gently fold, being careful to not deflate the egg whites. Repeat with another third of egg whites, the rest of the flour, and the last third of whites. Do not over-mix, but batter should be smooth, airy and fluffy.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the top of the cake springs back when lightly touched or a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Run a knife around the edge of the cake pan, and invert the cake onto a wire rack. Peel off the parchment, then flip the cake right side up so it can cool.
In a glass measuring cup or bowl, stir together the 3 milks and rum if using. When the cake has cooled for about 15-20 minutes. Use a fork to make holes all around the top of the cake for maximum milk-soakage.
Place the cake on a large rimmed plate or cake stand. Pour the milk mixture over the cake slowly, letting it soak in before adding more. Make sure to get all around the edges and sides, spooning spilled-over milk back onto the top if necessary. You may not need all the milk, but continue to really drench the cake until you think it’s evenly soaked.
Chill in the fridge for minimum of one hour.
Whip cream in a chilled bowl and fold in the powdered sugar. Spoon the cream over the chilled cake and top with cinnamon.

I made this for my husbands birthday (minus the vanilla in the cake because I forgot and minus the cinnamon on top). It turned out DELICIOUS!!!

Tres Leches Cake

Ingredients

For the cake:
    • 4 eggs, room temperature, separated
    • 3/4 cup cake flour
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the leches:
    • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
    • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
    • 1/2 cup whole milk
    • 1-2 tablespoons rum (optional)
Topping
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F- and position a rack in the middle of the oven. Generously butter the inside and sides of a 8 or 9 inch round cake pan and line with a parchment round. Sprinkle lightly with flour- set aside.
  2. Sift the cake flour, and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Use a large whisk to vigorously beat the yolks and sugar until they are pale, thick and creamy. (About 5 minutes.) Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a very clean stand mixer bowl or a large mixing bowl, add the egg whites. Fit the mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium high speed until soft peaks form. With the mixer running- gradually add the sugar. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, pile about one-third of the egg whites into the yolk mixture. Gently fold them together until smooth. Add half of the flour and continue to gently fold, being careful to not deflate the egg whites. Repeat with another third of egg whites, the rest of the flour, and the last third of whites. Do not over-mix, but batter should be smooth, airy and fluffy.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the top of the cake springs back when lightly touched or a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  7. Run a knife around the edge of the cake pan, and invert the cake onto a wire rack. Peel off the parchment, then flip the cake right side up so it can cool.
  8. In a glass measuring cup or bowl, stir together the 3 milks and rum if using. When the cake has cooled for about 15-20 minutes. Use a fork to make holes all around the top of the cake for maximum milk-soakage.
  9. Place the cake on a large rimmed plate or cake stand. Pour the milk mixture over the cake slowly, letting it soak in before adding more. Make sure to get all around the edges and sides, spooning spilled-over milk back onto the top if necessary. You may not need all the milk, but continue to really drench the cake until you think it’s evenly soaked.
  10. Chill in the fridge for minimum of one hour.
  11. Whip cream in a chilled bowl and fold in the powdered sugar. Spoon the cream over the chilled cake and top with cinnamon.

I made this for my husbands birthday (minus the vanilla in the cake because I forgot and minus the cinnamon on top). It turned out DELICIOUS!!!

(Source: the-baker-chick.com)

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