Monday, April 30, 2007

Simple Cupcakes

Friday, April 27, 2007

The Best Ice Cream Ever!!!

There are a lot of great ice creams out there, but I think I have found the brand that tops my list. Ever heard of Emack and Bolio ice cream? This has to be the smoothest, creamiest, and richest tasting ice cream I have had. The only problem is there are very few shops in the country.

I ran across this by accident. I took my kids to a museum and they were giving out certificates for free scoops of ice cream to everyone. So, I took the kids over. We had 3 different flavors and tried each others. I loved it so much that I went back to buy my FIL some. The Vanilla Bean is just like many vanilla bean ice creams, but it is so much creamier. The Chocolate Addiction is so rich in flavor, you know they use high quality chocolate. The Butter Pecan is wonderful and what I had was sugar free.

If you are a serious ice cream lover, try them out. You won't be disappointed. It is out of my way, but I try to stop there a couple times a year.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Friday, April 20, 2007

Sandwich Cookies

These are so easy to make. The kids love them and will have a whole batch gone in a few minutes. Here's a link for the recipe

Monday, April 16, 2007

Chocolate Brownie Toffee Trifle

This is my kids favorite dessert that is not a cookie.

Cocoa Krispie Brownie Treats

Talk about comfort food. Who doesn't love Brownies, Marshmallows, and Rice Krispies Treats.

My Easter Bunny Cookies

These adorable bunnies hopped away from me so fast, I never saw them again.

Decorated Cut-out Cookies in Shape of a Duck

I just love to make cut-out cookies for my kids. The only problem is I can't draw. This was a super easy design that even I could make.

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Everyone loves to make Smores at a campfire. Marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers are so easy to make. Not really! If you are like everyone I have watched make Smores, you have 2 or 3 people come to you at the same time with Marshmallows that are falling off the stick and you haven't gotten the chocolate open for all three. Not to mention you don't have anywhere to put them, since it is a campfire. By the time they leave, you have a mess of wrappers that you have to pick up if you can find them in the dark. Someone may be upset because their hands are now all sticky because they had to catch their marshmallow before it fell on the ground. Such a great treat can be no fun for mom!

I was at a party one time and watched the host hand out Fudge Striped Cookies and a bag of Marshmallows. Why hadn't I thought of that. Why haven't we all thought of that. They are like a graham cracker and already have chocolate. No extra wrappers. You won't have too much chocolate. You won't have too little chocolate. Of course, you can go ahead and continue on your path to all that work, but why would you.

And, this is such a conversation started at a bonfire. Everyone wants one because it's new. And, when everyone has had enough Smores, someone will finish off the cookies and you have less clean-up.