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cake pops for the fourth

Impress your guests. So Easy!

Ready?

Buy your favorite cake box mix and bake according to the box directions. Leave until cooled. Once cooled, use a utensil (or fingers) to crumble the cake. Use homemade or store-bought frosting (just use enough to act as glue) to roll the cake into balls. Place the cake balls in a freezer for about 15 minutes then dip into melted chocolate or candy coating and cover with sprinkles!

Happy 4th of July!!!

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download: bath tea

Memorable and made with love, homemade bath tea sachets are so simple. Fill with an assortment of organic herbs, oatmeal and salt.

Copyright 2010-2011 Quite Like It Design.

Organic Bath Tea

Ratios of oatmeal to herbs and salt can vary based on your preferences. For the Bath Tea shown above, we used a ratio of 1/2 oatmeal, 1/4 salt and 1/4 herbs. Be sure to use organic ingredients, reducing pesticides and chemicals that will contact the skin. For organic herbs and spices, try  Mountain Rose Herbs.

organic oatmeal
sea salt
lemongrass
red rose petals
peppermint leaf
Hibiscus flowers
4″ x 6″ organic cotton muslin bags
string
Bath Tea Tags, can be downloaded here

  1. Mix together ingredients until it looks great and smells good.
  2. Fill cotton muslin bags with mixture.
  3. Tightly close the bag.
  4. Attach Tag.
  5. For the tags: Print tags front and back (it might take a few attempts to get the front and back to line up properly) on 8.5″x11″ paper of your choice. Cut tags out following template lines. Punch a hole in the tag and tie with a cute string of your choice.
  6. For use, drop the entire bag into a tub of warm water to soothe and relax.

Bath Tea Tags were designed by Quite Like It Design.

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easy entertaining: wonton cups

Need to impress, but don’t have too much time on your hands? Try baking wonton wrappers in the oven to create a perfect vessel for smoked salmon, cucumber and dill. You will need a miniature muffin pan for the wonton cups.

Smoked Salmon Wonton Cups
yields 12 wonton cups

12 wonton wrappers
2-3 tablespoons canola oil, or cooking spray
4 ounces smoked salmon
1/4 cup créme fraîche (substitute: sour cream)
1/4 cup diced cucumber
fresh dill

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place wonton squares on a work surface then brush lightly or spray with oil. Press each square into a miniature muffin cup, oiled side down.
2. Bake until wonton cups are golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Cool completely in mini muffin pan.
3. Fill each wonton cup with smoked salmon and cucumber, add a dollop of créme fraîche on top and garnish with a small sprig of fresh dill. Serve.

The wonton cups can be made 3 days ahead. Remove cups from tins and store airtight at room temperature; fill just before serving.

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