Thursday, February 24, 2011


Back to baking..

I've been gone for awhile and busy with so many different crisis, but thankfully I'm back. I haven't been backing very much until this week. I don't have any pictures b/c I forgot to take some but I made some lemon bars for my sister on Monday. She absolutely loves lemon.(eh)

Then last night I got the urge to bake and went looking through the pantry and decided to make brownies. Not just any brownies though. I followed the recipe on the box and mixed it together(adding walnuts and chocolate chips). Then i scooped out a layer into my pan, with another layer left in the bowl. Then i got out my nutella and add a few spoon fulls to the middle of the mixture and topped it with the rest of the brownie mix. I baked as normal, actually a little longer and when i took the brownies out I added miniature Hershey bars, square by square to the middle of the brownies for an added gooey-ness!! YUM!

These brownies turned out delicious. They took a little longer to bake but my husband was in awe!!

So next time you get a craving for brownies..try this ; )

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The weather outside is frightful..

but the fire is delightful! It's snowing/sleeting in my neck of the woods and it's awesome. The ice we could live without, but what's TX without an ice day once or twice a year. We got two in a row (: I'm loving it!

Anyways, I've got a quick recipe that is mindless, that the husbie & i have been enjoying this winter. It's almost an every night thing. Which is good and bad.

It's microwavable SMORES!

Who doesn't like smores! I'm not big on marshmallows, but you put them with chocolate between a graham cracker and I'm all for it!

Microwavable Smores

1 Sheet of Graham Crackers(4 rectangles)
1 mini sized Hershey's bar(we've used bite size twix, snickers, etc.)
1 big marshmallow

take the sheet of graham crackers. break them in two. Then put two rectangles of chocolate on one side, top with the marshmallow and then put the other rectangle of chocolate and then heat it up for about 10 secs or until the chocolate is just lightly melted. Make sure if you have kids that you let them stand at the microwave and watch. It's my husbie and I's favorite part. The marshmallows get HUGE! Lastly, top with the other graham cracker rectangles and enjoy!

our walmart is now saling these JUMBO and i mean jumbo marshmallows. My husbie and I are going to try those next. They just might explode in the microwave.

PS. For those of you wondering, my daddy is doing a lot better. Praise the Lord (: and thanks for your prayers!