Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This is what my son ask while I was fixing these. JETS!! See, I only (usually) make these once a year. Well, it was my sister in law's birthday and she loves them, so I made some for her birthday. Of course I made a double batch so my family could enjoy a little Christmas in September.
1 & 1/2 boxes powdered sugar
6 oz peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 sticks margarine
12 oz chocolate chips
1/2 block parafin wax
Mix margarine and sugar until creamy. Add vanilla and peanut butter and continue mixing until dough is formed. Roll in small balls, and dip with toothpick in the melted chocolate chip and wax mixture; place on wax paper until cooled.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Good Morning........as I try to type on a key stuck key board. Don't you hate it when you tell your kids 10000 times, NOT to drink at the computer. Wonder what part of the "NOT" did she not understand? Yep, our keyboard is a sticky pepsi mess.........thanks to my 15 year old.
Oh well, could have been worse....at least it didn't fry the computer.
Thought I'd share another recipe. My family loves these garlic mashed potatoes. The best part.........to my Weight Watcher friends.............they are only 3 points per serving.
7 cups peeled baking potatoes
6 garlic cloves - peeled
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Place potatoes ad garlic in a saucepan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes; drain. Return potatoes and garlic to pan. Add remaining ingredients; beat at medium speed until smooth. Enjoy!!
On - and don't pay much attention to the slab of butter on top of my potatoes...that doesn't count!!
Have a great Tuesday!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Woke up to a chilly morning, so I decided to make my copycat Hazelnut Mocha, my favorite from Starbucks ™. I don’t like regular coffee…never have…but add a little chocolate (or a lot), and some hazelnut cream, and syrup…and now we’re talking. This is how I make it:
Just brew regular coffee. While the coffee is brewing, add the Hershey syrup, hazelnut syrup, and hazelnut cream to your cup. I then nuk it for about 40 seconds in the microwave. I stir in the coffee, add some whipped cream on top, and waaalaaaa, a yummy beverage on a chilly morning. This is a favorite for my husband & I to take to Sunday School, or have on a cozy Saturday morning. Hope you enjoy!
Have a wonderful, blessed Monday!!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
As I was listening to our pastor this morning, he made the comment about "how little" most people pray. It really hit home with me, especially being a mom. The bible tells us to "Pray without ceasing".....I Thessalonians 5:17.....If I'm not praying for my kids and my family like I should be....WHO IS? I will certainly be more diligent with my prayer time.
Have a wonderful Day!!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Well, this is one of my families favorites. Usually doesn't last but a day around here. Now, if you went to elementary school in the Mountains of Virginia (like me) you would call them Congo Bars. Sometimes I would trade everything on my plate for another Congo Bar. They are also call Blondies. Anyway, super simple and they are yummy.
Congo Bars - Blondies
1 stick butter - melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup nuts - optional
1/2 cup to 1 cup chocolate chips
(I'm the chocolate lover - 1 cup of morsels for me)
Butter 8x8 pan. Mix melted butter with brown sugar. Beat until smooth, then beat in egg, and add vanilla. Add salt and stir in flour. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.