Rocky Road

Every holiday season I make a special treat for my girlfriends that is so easy and delicious (and sweet and fattening) but hopefully nobody is counting calories too closely during the holidays!  This recipe can easily be doubled.

Rocky Road
1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup (6 oz) butterscotch chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup salted cocktail peanuts

Combine chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter in top of double boiler.  Place over hot water and stir until morsels melt and are smooth and well blended.  Remove from heat.  Add marshmallows and peanuts.  Mix until everything is coated with chocolate.  Spread in an 8 inch square pan lined with foil.  Chill until firm then cut into squares.

I put these in little cookie boxes or decorative holiday tins and pass out to friends. Important: These need to stay refrigerated.  Enjoy!


Project #1: Dresser Makeover

My very good friend just moved into a new house and was in need of a little makeover on her guest room dresser.  She wanted a pop of color in her new space so with a little inspiration from her table lamp color,  this is what happened… plain white, a little boring turns into a turquoise beauty!

Cute dresser, love the hardware, but needs a little something to make it special don’t you think?

1. I lightly scuffed up the dresser with a sanding block.
2. Then I applied 2 coats of Zinsser primer.
3. Then 2 coats of paint (Valspar Belle Grove Spruce)
4. I added an antique glaze, wiping most of it off with a rag for a subtle look.
5. Then a coat of Minwax Polycrylic to protect all my hard work.

Oh what a little paint can do!