"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." (Aldo Leopold) Apparently, I cannot.


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Peanut Butter Play Dough

Play dough that’s easy to make (no cooking required), fun to use, and yummy (you know, in case your little one has a penchant for eating play dough like mine does), you ask? Yup, that’s what I have for you this week. A craft and a recipe all in one.

PB play dough

Big thanks to Megan at Coffee Cups and Crayons for sharing this great idea!

What you’ll need:

  • Creamy peanut butter 
  • Non-fat powdered milk OR powdered sugar
  • Honey

And because there is no heating or cooking required, the kiddos can even help you make this. Then, the possibilities are endless for what they can create. Add some craft or pretzel sticks and marshmallows and you have some pretty awesome marshmallow creatures just waiting to be made! And then, if your kids don’t eat it all up, you can save it in the refrigerator for another time.

To see Megan’s complete post, click here. And while you’re there, check out all of her other awesome stuff.

Oh, and if your kid has a nut allergy, perhaps you can try Megan’s recipe for Red Hot Play Dough!

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: 1-Minute Dixie Cup Cakes

Yes, you read that correctly. Cake you can make in 1 minute in your microwave in a freaking Dixie cup. Now you can eat cake all the time! Better yet, if you have older kids (think 8 and up), this is probably easy enough for them to make themselves. For you! You’re welcome. 🙂

Photo courtesy of Wendy at Around My Family Table (http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com)

Photo courtesy of Wendy at Around My Family Table (http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com)

Thank you Wendy at Around My Family Table for perfecting this fabulous idea!

What you’ll need:

  • Any flavor cake mix
  • Water
  • Dixie cups (3 oz or 12 oz)
  • Whatever toppings you want on your cake

Then, add your cake mix and water to the cup, add your cup to the microwave, add some time to that sucker, pull out your cake in a cup, and top that bad boy! Simple and tasty. And such an easy cleanup!

To see the complete recipe and Wendy’s cute post about how she came to perfect these quick little cake cups, click here. (And while you’re there, you should hang out awhile, she’s got some great stuff!)

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Campfire Cones

Ok, so the name of today’s recipe suggests that you should be camping when trying these. And I have nothing against camping. Love it, in fact. But I say if you have a grill at home (heck, even the oven would do) and want a quick, easy, and fun treat to make with the kids, these Campfire Cones I found from Kids Activities Blog look like the way to go. Just look how fun . . .

Campfire-Cones

Photo courtesy of Kids Activities Blog (http://kidsactivitiesblog.com)

Amiright?! I’m right, right? I am so in love with the idea of Campfire Cones that I am going to try them as soon as I can get my butt to the store for the ingredients.

What you’ll need:

  • Chopped fruit of your choice
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Waffle ice cream cones/bowls
  • Tin foil

That’s it! Just fill, wrap, heat, and eat. (For complete instructions for how to make these, along with some more lovely photos from Kids Activities Blog, click here.)

Really, it’s that easy. And the possibilities are endless for what you can do with these. If you’re more of a caramel and apples type of person, try it. If you like more traditional s’mores, try it! Like candy bars? Try it!

If you need even more ideas, please also check out Chef Jessica Bright’s Campfire Cones ideas.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I think your mouth is going to thank me for this one. 🙂

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Trix Krispies Treats

My apologies for this coming so late in the day. I typically like to get my posts out in the morning, but I had some “technical” difficulties with this one.

I was searching for a craft to share this week since I did food last week, but then I came across a recipe with such visually pleasing photos that I just had to pass it along. And this is where I wanted to do a big drumroll-like introduction to the recipe by including one of the stunning photos for you to see, but alas, I was unable to obtain permission in time to use it.

Anyhoo, on with the show. This week I present to you, Trix Krispies Treats–a fun and colorful spin on Rice Krispies Treats. In addition to being so pretty, the recipe promises they are really quick and easy to make. Only 5 minutes of prep time, 5 minutes of “cooking” time, and 3 ingredients: marshmallows, Trix cereal, and butter.

And now because I love you fine people so much, and because I didn’t have any nice pictures to accompany this post, I took one for the team and actually made these bad boys. See, see . . .

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So technically I wasn’t too tired to try them, but I can promise that I was tired when I made them. And my apologies for the less-than-professional quality of the photos. But you know, cell phone and all.

I must say, these are a good little treat. If you’d like to give them a try, click here to visit Cravings of a Lunatic for instructions (and to see her pretty pictures).

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)


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Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Crock Pot French Dip Subs

I like to eat good food (preferably that someone else has made). And I like simple. The recipe I’m sharing today comes from my friend Amy at Funny is Family — it’s one she shared a while back, and it is supposed to be both delicious and easy to make. (It only has 5 ingredients!) In fact, my friend over at The Girl Next Door Drinks and Swears tried them and swears by them, too — her daughter even requested these for her birthday dinner. These get birthday dinner status, my friends! They both assure me that I’ll have to try them. And I will, one day, I promise.

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Image courtesy of The Girl Next Door Drinks and Swears

In the meantime, click here for the recipe if you’d like to give it a go. And while you’re there, please make yourself at home and tell Amy I say hello. She’ll have a beer or some wine waiting for you. (Psssst, Amy, you may or may not have some people stopping by, so clean up the joint and stock up on some beer and wine. Ok, you don’t need to clean–we can all agree on that, right?–but some drinks would be nice, am I right? And the subs. Can you make those, too?)

If you give it a try, please let me know how it goes. And if it’s good, I’ll send you my address so that you can send me some.

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)