Saturday, August 16, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

So I got up this morning and decided to make my beehives Choc. Chip cookies for class tomorrow. I tried a new recipe from "good things catered." They were very good. I will definately make them again. Also you can use salted butter you just dont add the salt it calls for.
2 cups plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted & cooled until warm
1 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:-Adjust oven racks to upper & lower -middle positions & heat oven to 325. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.-Whisk dry ingredients together; set aside.-With electric mixer, or by hand, mix butter & sugars until thoroughly combined. -Beat in egg, yolk and vanilla until combined. -Add dry ingredients & beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in chips.-Roll scant 1/2 cup dough into ball. Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull into 2 equal halves. Rotate halves 90 degrees and, with jagged surfaces facing up, place formed dough onto cookie sheet, leaving ample room between each ball.-Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft & puffy (about 17 minutes in my oven). -Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking and place on wire rack to cool.

Friday, August 15, 2008

November.21st,2008 New Release Date!

For all of you who have been counting down the days like can take off about 3 weeks. A new release date for twilight movie has just been released due to Harry Potters release date being post-poned. I saw the previews at the movies the other night and I got so excited I could hardly stand it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Here is a recipe for a yummy fruit dip. I love fruit and I love the classic cream cheese dip, but if you are looking for something differant at your next event try this one out!

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Your kidding me right?

I know what you are thinking....Boden cannot be a senior this year. Because that is the way that I feel. But he is! He just had his senior pictures taken this week and here is one of my favorites. It is really hard to believe that he is so grown up. Although he always has the dirtiest room and cant wash a dish without being told to save his life. There will really be an empty place in our home once he is gone. So I am going to do my best to savor this year with him. It makes me get emotional just thinking about it. But he is so exeptional, he is one of those kids that you really dont have to worry about. I know that whatever he decides to do and wherever he decides to go that he will be ok.

Fab Find!

Yesterday was my father in laws birthday...Happy Birthday shout out to Pops. So on Sunday night it was Jeff and my turn for dinner and so I made grandpas cake. He is diabetic and so he can have things as long as they are half the sugar as normal. So I had a few of these in my cupboard that I bought a while ago and decided to try it out. We had the devils food...and it was so yummy. It didnt rise as high as a normal cake..but really I dont think anybody new the differance. Great find if you are looking to cut out some sugar as it uses Splenda Sweetener.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Show me the biggest Rock....

Sometimes when I get home from teaching my beehives on Sundays I want to go find a big rock and hide under it. Sometimes I forget being that age and feeling like what my teachers had to tell me was a waste of time. It is hard to get 12 yr old girls excited about most of the things I am supposed to teach them. Today I had to beg them for answers and participation. I know it will all be important to them someday. It just makes me crazy to think that maybe they will make some of the same mistakes I did. I look at them and see so much potential and such a bright future. Why cant they see what I see?