The Best Royal Icing Recipe

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The Best Royal Icing Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. In a bowl or stand mixer, mix the meringue powder with water until there's foam. Stir in powder sugar and vanilla extract until the icing become light. If the mixture is thick, add 1 tbsp of water at a time.  Separate the icing into bowls and add the desire coloring.  
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This is the best royal icing recipe. It is very easy to use to decorate sugar cookies. It dries up quickly too. I got this recipe from Follow the Ruels. She gives some good tips on thinning the icing so check out her post.

The Best Royal Icing Recipe

Ingredients: 
  • 2 tbsp Meringue Powder
  • 1/4 cup Water and 1-2 tbsp of water for thinning
  • 4 cups Powder Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Directions:

In a bowl or stand mixer, mix the meringue powder with water until there’s foam. Stir in powder sugar and vanilla extract until the icing become light. If the mixture is thick, add 1 tbsp of water at a time.

Separate the icing into bowls and add the desire coloring.

Click here for the Sugar Cookies Recipe!

 

Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Sugar Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir flour and baking powder together. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Add the flour and baking powder in and kneed the dough. 
  3. The dough doesn't really stick well together and it breaks apart easily. DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH!
  4. Roll the dough out into 1/4 inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut them into shapes. Place the cookies on the baking sheet and freeze them for 5-7 minutes. Then bake for 10-12 minutes. Let it cool off before decorating. 
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This sugar cookies recipe is so easy to make. It is soft and keeps its shape after baking. It’s perfect for decorating too!

My daughter loves to help me bake. I enjoy baking with her. It’s mother daughter bonding time. She helped me picked the cookie cutter shapes. After I rolled out the dough, she helped me cut it. Making sugar cookies is similar to play-doh so she likes it and had fun helping.

Ingredients:
  • 3 Cups of flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Sticks of butter
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Almond extract
Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, stir flour and baking powder together. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Add the flour and baking powder in and kneed the dough.

* The dough doesn’t really stick well together and it breaks apart easily. DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH!

Roll the dough out into 1/4 inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut them into shapes. Place the cookies on the baking sheet and freeze them for 5-7 minutes. Then bake for 10-12 minutes. Let it cool off before decorating.

I made my own royal icing for the sugar cookies. Click here for the recipe.

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prAna Clothing

I’m so excited to do a review on prAna clothing. I will be reviewing a top and bottom from prAna. I received this top and bottom for free in exchange of my review. All opinions are my own.

For those of you who don’t know what prAna clothing are, here’s a little bit of info about the company and what they do:

OUR PURPOSE – The Why Pursue sustainable, traceable, and responsible action to protect our environment and inspire the adventurous spirit.

OUR MISSION – The How Inspire, educate, and outfit our audience as we strive to fundamentally change the way clothing is made.

OUR MANIFESTO – The Promise We’re not in the business of making clothes, we’re in the business of setting the adventurous spirit free. We design with a purpose to inspire our audience to do as they will. We distill trends, fit, style, and performance to satisfy our audience’s basic needs, then get the hell out of the way so they can enjoy their own brand of experiences.

OUR VISION – The Way Transcend the Trends We’re more than makers; we’re doers. Our designs are inspired by our own experiences and built for our shared journey. We strive to make clothes that help us all thrive in any environment and embody our collective adventurous spirit so we can focus on what really matters. Whether you’re commuting to work or wandering the globe, rest assured we’ve been there and used those moments to design a better product.

prAna designs clothing that looks good but is versatile enough for any lifestyle and any adventure. It’s mission is to give people the option of reaching into their closet and dressing in items that reflect who they are. The versatile but classy clothing design makes for outfits that can be worn to work or on an adventure. 

Here is a link to a video that will tell you what prAna is all about: The Not Impossible Mission of the Conscious Consumer

My husband isn’t the best photographer, but he helped photograph these prAna clothing for me.

Rockaway Jacket

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This fitted jacket is a medium weight jacket. It is cozy and stretchy. Perfect for layering under bigger jackets and coats. I really like that it has zipper pockets so I don’t have to worry about stuff falling out while I’m working out. This jacket is very comfortable and keeps me warm.

Juniper Pant

Juniper pant

This pant has a high quality fabric. It’s thick, but feels really soft and is very stretchy. Super comfortable to wear anytime and during work outs. I got a short inseam, but it’s still pretty long for me since I am short. I really like the flare bottom. Just wish it wasn’t so long.

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Mini Firm Jello Recipe

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Mini Firm Jello Recipe
Instructions
  1. Put the molds on a tray. It is easier to carry it to the fridge.
  2. In a small bowl pour in the Jello mix and 4 packets of gelatine to each bowl. Stir well. Add 1 1/2 cup of boiling water into each bowl and stir until it dissolves. 
  3. Using a funnel cup, pour the jello liquid into plastic condiment bottles. Pour the liquid into the mold halfway then put it in the fridge until it is firm. I am doing 2 layers. You can do as many layers as you want.
  4. When firm, pour the 2nd layer on top. Put it in the fridge until firm. 
  5. When it is firm, push the jello out. Repeat the steps until done. Enjoy!
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This mini firm jello recipe is perfect as snacks for kids or parties. My toddlers love jello! Every time I make jello, they always make a mess. Instead of eating with their spoons, they will eat it with their hands. Kids will be kids. With these firm jello, it is mess free! So nice that I don’t have to clean up tiny pieces of jello everywhere.

Ingredients:
  • 2 box of 3 oz Jell-O
  • 8 Packet of Knox unflavored Gelatine
  • 3 cups of boiling water, divided in half
Directions:

Put the molds on a tray. It is easier to carry it to the fridge.

I bought these jello mold here. The molds are kind of small so I would recommend buying 3-4 or more.

jello mold

I am using these two Flavored Jello.

Jello

In a small bowl pour in the Jello mix and 4 packets of gelatine to each bowl. Stir well.

jello

Add 1 1/2 cup of boiling water into each bowl and stir until it dissolves.

jello

Using a funnel cup, pour the jello liquid into plastic condiment bottles.

jello

Pour the liquid into the mold halfway then put it in the fridge until it is firm. I am doing 2 layers. You can do as many layers as you want.

jello mold

When firm, pour the 2nd layer on top. Put it in the fridge until firm.

mini jello mold recipe

When it is firm, push the jello out. Repeat the steps until done. Enjoy!

mini jello mold recipe