Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pretty Pink Pies by Karen


Guess what I cooked up last night? They are called "Pretty Pink Pies" and I found the recipe in this silly little cookbook I ordered out of one of the twins' fundraiser catalogs. It's called Silly Snacks- Family Fun in the Kitchen and it has all these awesome snack & desserts that you can make with (or for) your kids.


 Anyway, we were going over to our friend's house for a bbq the other night and I had said I'd bring dessert, but when the time came I REALLY didn't want to turn on the oven to make cookies or cupcakes; it was just too hot. So I started flipping thru this little cookbook because I remembered it had lots of easy, non-baking things in it and came across these little pies. They just looked so yummy and refreshing..& they were! Here's the recipe -- I know you'll want to try them!


Pretty Pink Pies
Makes 6 servings

1 small ripe banana, sliced
1 package mini graham cracker crusts (6 crusts)
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup/ice cream topping
2 containers (6oz each) strawberry yogurt
6 mini marshmallows
6 fresh strawberries cut into wedges

1.       Place banana slices in each pie crust. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup. Spoon yogurt over top.
2.       Place 1 marshmallow in the center of each pie. Arrange strawberry pieces around marshmallow to resemble flower. Serve immediately or cover & refrigerate up to 4 hours.

I did not measure out the chocolate syrup, I just eyeballed it and put what appeared to be a decent amount on top of the bananas. I also didn't "wedge" my strawberries, just quartered them, so its not as pretty but it worked. Oh, since I was making more than 6, I just bought a large container of strawberry yogurt, it's less expensive that way & yogurt never goes to waste in my house! 

Honey Crust's Newest Addition

My blog, Honey Crust has got some very exciting news and I have been bursting with joy ever since I got the word. We have a new addition to our "team" -- I am a team now, 2 can make a team! My very talented, hilarious and witty, creative, brilliant and beautiful cousin, Karen will be joining the blogging world and contributing to my blog! I could not be more ecstatic about this as I (and many others) have been telling her for years that she should start her own blog.....oh what it would be like in the life of Karen!  And now she's mine -- AND YOURS TOO! You are going to absolutely love her!
We talked a bit about how her contributed posts will go and both thought a "Hey Jaclyn" version would be fun and go over great with our readers. Karen is constantly trying out new recipes and throwing her own spin on things. Just a few weeks ago her and her daughter even made BUTTER! (Love it!)

We don't have a specific day yet, so you'll just have to wake up in anticipation each morning "hoping" you'll have a Karen post!

Be sure to tell your friends - and make sure you "FOLLOW" us through your Facebook or Gmail accounts (Check out the right hand side of this blog)

Now on to her first post....

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Featured Party

A little overly excited here! I'm a bit obsessed with a website called Kara's Party Ideas as she is always featuring the cutest most adorable parties ever!

SO GUESS WHAT??!!!! This excitement is exploding from my fingertips and I barely know what to write but she featured Henry's 1st Birthday Party!!!!!! So excited!

Thank you Kara - Check out the feature here and be sure to leave a comment on her page!

In the News - AGAIN

This morning I had the wonderful opportunity of being on Channel 12 News - Today once again! I felt like this was the best segment yet and am in love with the entire crew there.

Emma did the interview and as you can tell she was in love with all the treats! Today's segment was titled: Valley Sweet Treats with Sugar Loco: Showcasing the best sweets in the valley!  We featured our favorites from the past month and I'm telling you ... it's hard to choose my favorite among the ones we featured!

Here's a list of the line-up, plus some photos and of course the video link. If you get a chance, please be sure and "like" everyone on facebook (including Sugar Loco and myself) and leave a comment on the video clip!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Sugar Loco:
Sugar Loco Facebook:
My Facebook:


The Scottsdale Bakery
Featured Items: Cupcakes & Pushpops

Sugar Jam Cookies
Featured Items: Homemade Sugar Jam Cookies

Chaparral Homemade Ice Cream
Featured Item: Apple Pie Milkshake

Sherrye's Kitchen
Featured Item: Caramel Addiction Gourmet Brownies

Tommy Bahama
Featured Items: Pina Colada Cake & Key Lime Pie



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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Good Morning Arizona Live Demo

This morning I had another wonderful opportunity to work in-studio doing a live television segment with Good Morning Arizona - Channel 3 News. The crew was awesome as usual and the morning only had a few hiccups like almost not being able to purchase dry ice for my ice cream and nearly burning down their studio (luckily only the camera guy noticed - and responded with "I've been telling them to get a fire extinguisher for years now" --- all the while not moving an inch to torch the flames in the microwave - (*mental note - remove any metal ribbon from dishes prior to turning the microwave on) But other than that it was a blast. Fast as always and never going by the script - I loved being able to chat about my book, about The Real Women of Philadelphia and about my parents Ice Cream Parlor.

Everyone LOVED the ice cream sandwiches as I laughed when they had ice cream literally dripping down their chins! Kaley O'Kelley said they get a lot of food demonstrations coming in and the entire staff rarely all agrees on the quality of the dishes - but she was amazed that everyone was raving about the ice cream sandwiches. She continued to say how delicious they were as she finished off her own sandwich!

What a great experience and I look forward to many more!

Here is the link to the demo if you didn't get a chance to see it live:

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Set your DVR's

Set your DVR's - I'm going to be on TV again tomorrow!


Channel 3 - Good Morning Arizona at 9:45 am tomorrow (Tuseday 5/22) and then replaying throughout the day on Cox channel 14.

For everyone out of state I'll be sure to send out the link once it's posted on their website

I'd love if you'd forward this email on to your friends and let them know! Also some "likes" on my facebook page would be awesome too!!

Thank you once again for everyone's support!!! I am so grateful for the journey God has me on - living out what I love to do with such an awesome supportive group of family and friends!

Enjoying Every Moment!

- Jackie


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ahwatukee Foothills Newspaper


If you're in the Ahwatukee area (or know someone who is) make sure you pick up Friday's copy of the Ahwatukee Foothills Newspaper! Yesterday I sat down with one of their writers for a personal interview and photo shoot.

Also, stay tuned - I should be having some more exciting information to share very very soon. :-)

Feel free to forward on to your friends! And also, if you're on facebook or have friends who are, please "LIKE" my fan page. You can view it here:

Thank you ALL!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Real Women of Philadelphia Cookbook

I'm totally going to go all "Paula Deen" on y'all, but do Y'ALL remember last fall when I was announced as one of the dessert winners for the Real Women of Philadelphia Contest with my original One Maple Bar, Please recipe? Here is the link to the announcement: Click HERE

Well, I just got an email from them with all the details about their Season Two cookbook and GUESS WHAT?! My recipe has a full page photo and recipe right dab in the dessert section. Full page people! How exciting is that! 


Their new cookbook is available through for a free download or $21.50 for the actual hard copy!

Hope you'll check it out! I'm on page 58-59.