Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Magic Cookie Bars!

Our church has a group of people that get together on Tuesday nights for a prayer meeting. We come together and talk about what's going on in our lives and we ask for prayer request and pray over the list we have. We used to alternate and make dinner for everyone but the group got so big, which is great, and now we just make dessert. Tonight I made magic cookie bars for the group tonight. You can find the recipe below. I've made these so many times before and they are such a hit. They're also quick and easy.

Magic Cookie Bars

1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups of your choice of nuts
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup-1 stick of butter
1 cup of graham crackers(crumbled, I used my new food processor that my husband bought me for our One year wedding anniversary, this past Sunday!)

This thing has a HEMI in it ;)

Preheat your oven to 350*, 325* if you're using a glass pan.
Melt your stick of butter.
Crumbled the graham crackers, measure out 1 cup and pour them over the butter and spread them, to cover the bottom of the pan.
Then pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the graham cracker/butter mixture.
Next, pour the chocolate chips, coconut and nut of your choice over the top.
Last bake for 20-30 minutes depending on your oven. Mine was about 20 minutes.

** I also added peanut butter chips to mine and they were delish.**

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Cupcake Stand :)

I've got to say, this is the most exciting post I've ever done! Today was Homecoming at our church(our church's anniversary!). We always have a big potluck dinner after services. This year, we were asked to bring a meat dish, veggie and dessert. As always, I was so excited about the dessert. I had picked up a cake mix at the store with the orange & black confetti in the batter and couldn't wait to use it so I decided to make cupcakes with it! Exciting, right? but that's not the best

I've been following Stephanie @ SweetCreationsByStephanie for about a month now! She is so talented! I came across her tutorial for a cupcake stand a few weeks ago and knew from the moment i saw it I had to make one. Now, I, myself am not that crafty but my husband on the other hand is the most craftiest(is that a word?) man you could ever meet. Name something and he can build/make it! So since I had decided on making the cupcakes for our dessert, I showed him the cupcake stand Stephanie had made and asked him if he would help me build it! To my suprise he was like, sure! You see, he'd rather build things with his welder or take apart our rhino(4 wheeling golf cart thing) but he said yes. So ALL DAY yesterday we built this darling(if i might say so myself) cupcake stand. It was a HUGE hit at church! So thank you Stephanie for the tips on how to make it, and thanks to my hubby of (1 year exactly TODAY!) for helping me! Now for the fun part! Here are the pictures of it. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to take any picture with the cupcakes on it. I could have cried when I realized that after it was all done. I made confetti orange and black cupcakes with chocolate icing and black and orange sprinkles with black, orange, and green cupcake holders that said boo. It was so cute! I'll check with everyone at church to see if anyone took a picture and i'll post it later if they did. enjoy and have a great week!

Ps. I had to add a picture of my cute leopard print glue gun ;)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

GOOOO Rangers!

I just wanted to post a quick blog to say I'm so proud of my Texas Rangers! We FINALLY made it to the WORLD SERIES!!!! GOOOOO RANGERS!!!!

I've got my antlers up! How about you? ;)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Royal Icing

Hi there y'all!

I'm on a mission to find a Royal Icing recipe that will work for me! I've tried several and it seems like it's either too thick or too thin and it's very frustrating! I follow so many cookie decorators on blogger that are so talented and seem to have it down to a tee! If any of you wonderful bloggers would like to share your recipe with me. Please leave a comment below! Thank you so much.

As for baking, in the past few weeks I've baked pumpkin bread, and cake pops! I made some really cute pumpkin bread mini loaves using a decorative pan my parents bought me from walmart. It's better homes and gardens and it is just down right adorable. I totally forgot to take a picture of the finished product, though :(

Next up, I hosted bunco this month at my house and was so busy getting ready for it, i forgot to take a picture of my darlin' cake pops when they were finished(all of them together) but I did run and snap the last few so y'all could see!

I coated them with Wilton Orange melts and bakers chocolate and then dipped them in some halloween sprinkles :) They were a hit!

Hope everyone is having and Oooberly awesome October!