Monday, June 29, 2009
She loved it so much that she took the empty carton over to the carpet and fell asleep with it in her mouth. It was a good day for Rice. So go out and buy your dog ice cream and you can both share a late night snack. If their name is Rice, or Amos, or...whatever...they'll love it!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Instead of following the cake mix directions, mix the cake mix with 2 eggs and 1/3 c. of veggie oil. Roll into 1 inch balls and flatten with a cup dipped in flour.
Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes, depending on your oven. (Mine is hot so it takes about 6 min.)
Let them cool (or stick the in the freezer for 2 minutes if you want to eat one reallllly bad). Decorate with your favorite icing (I chose Funfetti...see the theme?) and sprinkle with whatever you want!
You can use whatever cake mix you want! The sky is the limit. If your dad likes red velvet, buy that cake mix, slap some cream cheese icing on it and another cookie on top and call it a red velvet sammy. Got a baby shower coming up? Throw some blue food coloring in a white cake mix and call em baby cookies. Love carrot cake but don't like all the calories? Well too bad, they're still there, but it seems like you eat less b/c cookies are small, right? Buy a carrot cake mix, slather it with cream cheese, and you've reinvented the wheel...or the cookie...
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This is Tatum. She's my other BFF. We (with the help of her sis and MOH, Sarah,) planned her shower together.
We had lots of yummy good food, so if you're looking for a light menu for a shower or luncheon, take heed:
Here's my latest cake. I was quite proud b/c it is my first two tier and I didn't mess it up too bad. I baked an 6" cake and stacked it on an 8" cake. In order to stack tiers you must prepare them for the weight (otherwise, the top tier would sink like the Titanic!) This cake has four, but I put six in mine just for safe keeping! It's super easy! Try a tiered cake: everyone will be impressed!
PS I will post recipes for the above menu items as I decide to make them!
Monday, June 22, 2009
We each chose our pottery (also called greenware) and sat down to paint. It's not what you think, because the paints are ugly and dull. My favorite was the crackle paint that went on dull and came out BEAUTIFUL! After the big decision of what to paint, we squeezed our paint on the table and got busy!As you can see, I did lemons with a bright red crackle paint on the outside. I also outlined the lemons in puff paint. You can tell the colors look dull! Kendra did an ocean scene and Elaine did a teapot with a peacock feather on the front. You have to leave your piece there for 3 days so they can glaze it.
What a fun trip! I recommend the Purple Glaze for dates, with or without your man! I will post pics later this afternoon of our finished pieces. You will be amazed!!!
My finished product! What is it for? Duh, lemons!!!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Crush half of em right up and put them on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
What's next, you ask? The rest of the crushed pita chips. AND...BUTTER! Take the rest of the butter and pour over the second layer of chips. Add about 1/4 c. of brown sugar and 1/4 c. oats and sprinkle over the chips.