Pinterest Fun Friday:Pudding Pops (37 Calories)


Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

Here is a great idea I found on Pinterest that I thought was worth trying… Low Calorie Pudding Pops

I love Jell-O Pudding pops. Growing up in the Cosby Show heyday and Bill Cosby Jell-O Pudding Pop commercials days they became one of my favorite snack. I don’t know if they stopped making them, but I can’t find them anymore. After spending way too many hours on Pinterest one night I came across a great pudding pop easy recipe that is not only delicious but low in calories.  


BTW don’t make the mistake I did and buy the Royal sugar free chocolate pudding just because it’s on sale spend a few more pennies for Jell-O the Royal is not as sweet and as you will be able to tell in the pictures it never loses all of its lumps. The flavor was subpar, but when I made them again with Jell-O they were fantastic!



Ingredients:

  • 1 small box of sugar free (or regular) pudding any flavor
  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk (or regular)
  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • 6 small cups dixie cups (around 2.5 -3 oz cups)

Add milk and pudding to a bowl and mix until the pudding mix has dissolved. Taste the pudding to make sure it’s sweet enough (Royal sugar free pudding was not sweet enough for us but Jell-O was) If it’s not sweet enough add sugar substitute and mix until it dissolves.  
Pour 1/3 of a cup of pudding into each cup (like I said before avoid the Royal Pudding because it’s lumpy and doesn’t have a sweet flavor) 
Place each cup into a holding pan, and cut out six 3×3 squares of tin foil  
Place each cup into a holding pan, and cut out six 3×3 squares of tin foil  
With a knife or a pair of scissors cup a small slit in the middle of each piece of the tin foil. I found it easier to do this with the cup already wrapped because then I knew exactly where the middle was going to be.   

Add a Popsicle stick to the slit. Place back in the pan and freeze for at least 6 hours to ensure that they are frozen all the way through. Once they are frozen pop them out of the cup and enjoy.

*Variation: Add fruit or nuts to the pudding or add marshmallows to the cup before filling with pudding fill then freeze for one hour then add graham cracker crumbs to bottom by the stick and freeze into solid for a Smore pudding pop.

Number of Servings: 6
Nutritional Information: (If made with sugar free products)
  • 37 calories per serving
  • 7 carbs 
  • 1 grams of fat 
  • 0 protein
  • 0 sugar
*Nutritional information found on www.myfitnesspal.com this information will vary based on the products you use.*

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Pinterest Fun Friday: Homemade Clorox Clean Up

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Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

Here is a great idea I found on Pinterest that I thought was worth trying… Homemade Clorox Clean Up!

I love cooking up new recipes but my favorite recipes don’t stop at the dinner table. Yesterday I was cleaning up in one of the bathrooms and realized my Clorox Clean Up was almost gone.   I love this stuff and clean like a mad person with it. At almost $4 a bottle I have trouble even thinking about buying more especially when I have one bottle in each bathroom and one in the kitchen. They are all almost empty.

At almost $4 each that is going to add up quickly. I am not going to go so far as to say I am cheap, but I am certainly a frugal person. I just can’t justify dropping that much money when I originally got them all on sale combine with a coupon for little to nothing. 

As I was cleaning up the bathroom my frugal mind went to work. I knew someone on the Pinterest had to have come up with a recipe for refilling these spray bottles that would be less expensive that dropping $16 that it was going to cost for me to replace mind.

It only took me a few seconds of digging to find a ton of recipes that are all pretty much the same. I deiced to give it a try and see what came of it. At this point I would even take a subpar formula to save a lot of money.  Don’t get me wrong I love Clorox Clean Up but if I don’t have a coupon or a great sale I am not buying it. I just can’t justify it.
The good news is I didn’t have to settle for subpar and I didn’t have to drop a lot of money as a matter of fact I only had to spend pennies and even better I had everything I needed.




Ingredients:
  • 1 empty spray bottle (I used the Clorox Clean Up Bottle)
  • ¼ cup of bleach (I used the store brand that cost me $1)
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap or laundry soap
  • tap water

Directions:

  1. To your empty bottle add bleach, and dish or laundry soap. 
  2. The fill the remainder of your water with cool or room temperature water. 
  3. Replace the lid then gently shake to mix together, and it’s done! Now you are back in business!
Give this recipe a try next time you are out of Clorox Clean Up and tell me if you can tell a difference. I couldn’t tell any difference at all. Not only does it smell the same, look the same, and clean up the same it saved me a lot of money and a trip to the store. You can’t beat that!

I found saw this idea on Pinterest Original Recipe Source


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Pinterest Fun Friday: Baked Eggs


Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

Here is a great idea I found on Pinterest that I thought was worth trying… baked eggs!


The instructions read: The best way to make “hard-boiled” eggs is in the OVEN! Place the eggs in a muffin tray so they do not move around, turn the oven to 325 degrees, pop your eggs in the oven for about 25-30 minutes and remove! Not only are they tastier, but they also are much easier to peel! (If you are not making one dozen eggs at a time fill the empty wells with water.)

My take: I love the concept of baking the eggs in the oven. It’s a super easy way to do it and if you are in need of all the burners on your stove this is a great alternative.
Although the write up says the eggs taste better I didn’t noticed that they tasted any different. The write up also says that the eggs are easier to peel and they maybe if you peel them immediately. I didn’t do that! I peeled them a few hours later which may have been the problem. They were an absolute nightmare to peel at that point. I had such a mess on my hands that I just wanted to throw them all away. I blame myself for not peeling them sooner.

I would definitely give this method a try again, but this time I would peel them right away. Its fun and I didn’t have one cracked egg! That’s huge for me! No cracked eggs is certainly a selling point!

I found saw this idea on Pinterest thanks Pixie

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Pinterest Fun Friday: Pourable Mason Jars


Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

Here is a great idea I found on Pinterest that I thought was inventive, practical, and just simply awesome!



You will be starting with an empty table salt container, scissors, knife, Mason jar with lid, and if needed something to cover your work area. I used a paper bag for easy clean up. I hate the feeling of salt on the table.


Using a knife and/or scissors to carefully cut the top off the table salt container, be sure there isn’t any edging over hanging when you are done. You should have a perfect flat circle.


Take the top you have cut off and place it in the lid of the Mason jar. It should fit perfectly without having to add anything to keep it in. Fill your jar and screw on the lid. You should now be able to easily open and close the pour spout.


It’s just that simple. I love this idea and I love how cute it turned out. I am planning to make one for coffee creamer to put next to our Kuerig. I think it will look so much nicer than a container of creamer. You could even top it off with a bow around the jar or do some etching for a cute design. 

I found saw this idea on Pinterest. I don’t know who to give credit to because apparently I forgot to pinit.  If I owe you credit please let me know.

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