Friday, December 26, 2008

"Puppy Chow" Recipe for Jen

Well really lets call it..
SNOW CHOW (click)

I am loving all of this white stuff and so is Molly!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Good, The Bad, and The Funny!

The Good...

I am invited to a Cookie Exchange tonight, here is my cookie to share mmmm they are good. I wish my appetite would behave and let me enjoy all the goodies that will be there but unfortunately "The Funny" state I am in prohibits most food enjoyment.

Caramel Almond Grahams

12-14 Graham crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup slivered almonds (opt.)

Arrange graham crackers on a greased cookie sheet with sides in a single layer. In a medium saucepan melt butter and add brown sugar. Boil for 2 minutes then spread evenly over graham crackers. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool and then break or cut into pieces.

I put m and m's and crushed candy cane on top of this batch and it was yum!

The Bad
So, not everything I make is all that great. These little peppermint cheesecakes looked super yummy on paper and on the plate but didn't taste so hot. If you really want the recipe I will post it but I won't unless it is requested.

The Funny

Molly's drawing of her baby brother in "mom's tummy that makes her puke a lot!"
Isn't she sweet!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tis the Season!

Ahh the season for holiday baking, mmmm. Unfortunately I haven't really baked much. I could just take credit for baking up this cute Gingerbread House we made as a family. I have attempted in the past but thank heavens for Costco! I have also been working on a craft for our Ward Christmas Party. What do you guys think about this for a centerpiece?

I had better post some good recipes for the month, don't be surprised if they are all desserts though.

Homemade Oreo Cookies

1 package devil's food cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Canned frosting (your favorite flavor...ours is cream cheese)

Mix cake mix, eggs, and oil. Form into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Let cool. Put frosting in the middle of 2 cookies.

While eating one last night I thought mmminty frosting or cherry would be super delish too. Decorate them up for Christmas with some red and green sprinkles around the edges.