Saturday, February 7, 2015

when it snows...bake cookies

Last Sunday and Monday we had a big snowstorm.
We ended up with about 13 inches of snow!

This is what happens when you are cozy at home during a snowstorm. 

Chocolate Saltine Cracker Cookies





Ingredients:
1 1/2 - sleeves saltine crackers (approximately) 
1 1/4 - cups unsalted butter,  best to not use margarine
1 1/4 - cup dark brown sugar
1 - 12 oz package  semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil that has been sprayed with a bit of non stick spray.

Arrange 
crackers on sheet in one layer. In a medium sized saucepan melt the butter and the brown sugar.

Stir often and bring to a full rolling boil.  Boil the mixture for  3 minutes.  

Pour over the saltines and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips all over the caramel/cracker mixture. Set aside to cool.  Refrigerate for about one hour. Break into pieces.


 snowy pics

 



living in a snow globe...



Have a lovely weekend
xoxo


Saturday, January 3, 2015

sad, yet thankful

I haven't felt like updating my blog, but feel I should update for those who may not know. December 22 was a very sad day for our family.   That was the day my Dad went to be with the Lord, he is no longer here with us on this earth.  I miss him so much, wish I could talk to him and give him another hug. 
But I am thankful for the time I had with him and all of the memories. 
I am thankful I will see him again, as this life on earth is only temporary.
 I am thankful that my eternal home is in heaven, where I know my Dad is now. 
I am thankful for the legacy of faith and trust in God that my Dad left us with.  A legacy I will pass on. 
Please keep my precious Mom and our family in your prayers. 




 God bless you

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Day 21 Of 25 Days of Christmas

Day 21 Of 25 Days of Christmas

Reindeer Food

 I made this very yummy treat.

The recipe comes from Monica Potter.

Ingredients for Reindeer Food
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup chocolate Nutella
4½ cups Corn Chex cereal
2 tbsp butter
2 cups powdered sugar
Red and Green M&Ms

In a bowl, melt the butter, chocolate chips, and Nutella. Melt them in 30-second stages. Melt for 30-seconds, remove/stir and continue doing this 2 more times. Once it is mixed, pour the chocolate mixture over the Chex and stir, coating the cereal evenly. Transfer the Chex to a ziplock bag containing the powdered sugar. Seal the bag and shake like you’ve never shook before. Once all the cereal is coated in the powdered sugar, toss in red and green m&m’s and serve. You can store it in the bag for a couple of weeks. But if your house is anything like mine, it would last 2 days.

  I wonder how long it will last in our house??

xo

 



Saturday, December 20, 2014

Day 20 of 25 Days Of Christmas

Day 20 of 25 Days Of Christmas

A few random holiday themed photos

 New yummy creamers I bought today!

 Christmasy guest bath

 New star ornament from Monica Potter's website. 
One of my favorites!

Have a joy filled weekend!
xoxo


Friday, December 19, 2014

Day 19 of 25 Day of Christmas

Day 19 of 25 Day of Christmas

Under The Christmas Tree


Wrapped a few gifts, put them under the tree. 
A few minutes later I walked in on this scene. 
Tucker under the tree chewing a bone.
Bentley looks like he is posing!

xoxo


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