Saturday, January 2, 2010

'lil ladybug

This is my bf's daughter on Halloween;

The cutest 'lil ladybug I've ever seen!

She actually won the costume contest - which was really meant for the adults but she just looked so cute that everyone voted for her! So that's why you see her next to a basket that has a bottle of wine and a shot glass in it. She will enjoy that in about...20 more years!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Cookies!!!!

Believe me...these taste just as good as they look!...

I don't have a name for these cookies but I can tell you that they are awesome!

I used Pillsbury's recipe altered slightly;
  • 1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Large bag of Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg; mix with electric mixer on low speed until stiff dough forms.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place in a greased mini muffin pan.
  3. Using a Tamper, press down on the balls to form a cup.
  4. Bake at 375°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately top each cookie with 1 Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, pressing down firmly.
  5. Allow cookies to cool before removing from mini muffin pan.
  6. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Hanukkah!

Today I will be celebrating my very first Hanukkah with my best friend Mindy and her husband Ryan. I am so excited to learn all about their family traditions and share this special holiday with them!

So this morning I made a Red Chrayn (pronounced khreyn). I found this recipe while looking through Nigela Lawson's book - Nigela Christmas

This book is actually a Christmas gift that I begged to open early :-)

I used;
  • 1 Cup Horseradish Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1 Uncooked Red Beet - peeled

I whisked together the Horseradish Sauce and Sour Cream. Then (wearing latex gloves) I grated the red beet into the mixture. Here is my final product;

Chrayn is typically served as a condiment with fish...I can't wait to try it out!

I also made this yummy Monkey Bread for dessert;

Happy Hanukkah everyone!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monster Mash

Some more LO's with pictures from our annual Halloween Party
They did the mash...they did the monster mash!
Tick or Treat!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spiders & Witches

Here are some new LO's that I did with pictures from our Annual Halloween Party...

My best friend Mindy & I and a few SPIDERS!!! We both hate them so I am not sure why I used the spider decals on this page. You cant see too well but the spiders have little black gems on them - too cute!

In the top left hand corner is my friend Alexis as a witch and me as June Cleaver. The bottom right hand corner is Ruth as at witch and Jimmie as a knight.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Camping LO

The pictures on this page are from our camping trip this past October to Hickory Run State Park in our state of PA. It was a beautiful crisp morning at the lake - perfect for pictures! The picture in the lower left hand corner is my husband standing on the damn. You can actually hop over the wall and walk out onto the damn. I got up the nerve to walk out and that's where the top center picture was taken. And the picture in the bottom right hand corner was taken in a tree on the edge of the lake.
To see more pictures from the camping trip click here

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Treats

A fun way to turn Rice Krispie treats into Halloween Rice Krispie treats is to add some colorful Halloween sprinkles into to the mix.
Use mini marshmellows to make the melting and stirring easier.

Garnish the top with extra marshmellows

I can say that there are NONE left after our Halloween party, not even a mini marshmellow! They were a big hit!
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Scrap

My mom gave me these cute Hershey Kiss stickers for Christmas last year and I have been waiting for the perfect pictures to scrap with them. I'm really pleased with this LO - its cute and fun!

This is my best friend Mindy & I. I love this LO - purple is our favorite color!

Don't forget that you can click on the link to the right to see my whole scrapbooking portfolio at!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from my Mom and it is SO easy...

Chicken + Ranch Dressing = Chicken Salad

That's it! I actually made this for a lunch to take camping and I used canned chicken {you can find it right next to canned tuna}. You just drain the chicken and pull it apart with a fork and mix it with Ranch Dressing, salt and pepper. If you like celery {yuck!} in your chicken salad then I guess you could add that too!

Enjoy :-}

Monday, August 10, 2009


I'm sorry but there is nothing better than a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Nothing...

The most important aspect of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup is the way you eat it. Personally, I like to bite all of the chocolate edges off all the way around. All that's left is the peanut butter center...the best part. I stick it in my mouth and just let it melt.

What's your favorite Reese's product and how do you eat it?