Friday, June 29, 2012

More Fourth of July Fun: Star spangled Rice Krispie pops!

Easy?  Yes.  Simple?  Yes.  Delicious?  Yes!

Just your average rice krispie treats only tons more fun!  Color them red, white and blue, cut out with a cookie cutter and you have a rice krispie pop! 

For detailed recipe instructions, head on over to Chef Mom!


  1. Completely unrelated to this post, but I had a question/request :)
    I stumbled upon your idea for a 3D family tree here:
    I am wondering if you would mind sending a pattern for the tree trunk? We are going to do this craft with our Cub Scouts and my trunk drawing skills are limited. A well-balanced trunk is a must if it is going to stand on it's own.
    Also, the instructions mention using brown construction paper for the trunk. I'm guessing you used something with the thickness of poster board.
    Thanks in advance for your help. Our cubs here in Chandler, AZ are going to love this project!

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  3. Hi Amy,
    I saw your project for the DIY Bug Net just love that idea for a cute summer craft! I am the editorial apprentice of AllFreeHolidayCrafts ( and would love to feature this tutorial and your other great craft ideas on our site with full credit to you. I know my readers would just love it and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It's really that simple. Your project will look similar to this project already on my site:

    My site is part of Prime Publishing and we publish 27 cooking and crafting web sites. We have over 5 million active e-mail subscribers and about 10 million page views per week. You can learn more about us at

    Please let me know if you would like to get started. Just email jcarpender AT, that is all it takes.

    Thanks, and look forward to hearing from you!

  4. So Amy, this is what you do? I found your blog after reading your artile on Yahoo about the draft.
    As a feminist you felt obligated to speak your mind. I respect that. As a Veteran I feel obligated to speak mine. Have you ever served? Have you ever tried to strap 100 lbs of gear to yourself and do a marathon? I am guessing not.
    Women should be able to succeed and move forward in any job they like. But if they cannot do the job then find something else. If a woman wants to be a combat soldier. Then there are requirements in place that must be met to keep them alive. If they cannot wether male of female then its time to find another job.
    Your hypocrisy is that you think a woman should have the benefit of that career path but not the risk or responsibility.
    I am a veteran, combat veteran, served in both the Navy and Army as a non commissioned officer. I am willing to have an open dialogue with you on the basis that you learn more about the comabt arms requirements and why they are there.
    Strength is needed. some women are strong enough.
    fortitude is needed and many women have that in abundance.
    But no matter what if a person, male, female, or martian cannot do the tasks that are required to be in combat, then they do not belong.
    It isn't about sex, its about a job.
    Feel free to contact me if you like. I would love to hear your thoughts.