Friday, January 25, 2013

Food Friday - Peanut Butter Cloud Dessert

Food Fridays are a way to show DEE-LICIOUS recipes on a weekly basis without getting too obnoxious with recipe sharing. On occasion I will break my own rule and share too many recipes in a week... But this week it's just the one.

Would you guys want to do a Food Friday link-up? Do you have recipes to share?? Let me know and if the demand is there, I'll set it up!

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Now I made up the name to this. I'm not sure what the original recipe was, or what it was called since it was copied time after time from worn pieces of paper. But the wear on a recipe card means its been put to good use, right? And that means it MUST be good, right!? You tell me!

Here's what you'll need:

  • 8oz fat free cream cheese at room temp
  • 1/2 c Powdered peanut butter (whaaaat?!) I used PB2 from the grocery store. It's SO much better for you than reg. peanut butter. 
  • 1 small box of fat free sugar free vanilla pudding (instant)
  • 1 c skim milk
  • 8oz Cool Whip you can use reg or fat free. I prefer reg. 
  • 1/2 c milk chocolate chips (add more or less as you see fit) (I freeze mine for optimal crunch... Yummmmm) 
Beat PB2 and cream cheese together till smooth.

In a second bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk. 

Pour together and beat till smooth.

Lastly, whip in the Cool Whip and divide into 6 containers (6 servings). Let cool completely (trust me, it's better cold). When you're ready to serve, top with some chocolate chips. 

Not too terrible for you and pretty darn delicious if you ask me!

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Monday, January 14, 2013

The Voice

The baby voice, that is.

Kylie found her voice in the last week or so. A while back she cooed once or twice, but I'm sure that was a fluke. Now? She talks ALL the time!

Motherhood is full of surprises and every new experience tops the last.

My baby went from this:

to this:

in only 13 weeks! Time is flying by.

I am so proud of our little girl!

How in the world am I so blessed?

Her 3 month update will post tomorrow.

"There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger"
-Agatha Christie

Friday, January 11, 2013

Food Friday - Swirl Cookies

First and foremost, WELCOME to all of the new wonderful ladies who have joined me here in my tiny bit of blogland via the Wii U giveaway! I'm happy you stopped by!

You will soon find out I tend to over share, over love, and over eat. Which means I should really start over-working out... right? Ahem... GO TEAM RESOLUTIONS!

I blog about recipes, DIY successes (and failures), and my fairytale life with Mr. Perfect and our little peanut who just decided to join us in this crazy world 3 months ago!! Have I mentioned how much I love being a mom? Because I do. A lot.

ALSO, and this one's huge, ladies.... On Wednesday I got a call for my FIRST review/giveaway. This is something I have wanted to do for a while. I'm hoping I will have this opportunity many more times in 2013. So stay tuned for more giveaways.


Food Fridays are BACK!

I made these bad boys for Christmas but really, they are delicious and should be made for any holiday/occasion.

When I saw these on, I panicked. I thought they would be way too hard to make. I was so wrong.

Remember the video I made about dough cutting?

This is the recipe I used it for.

You will need:
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • food coloring
  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Beat the butter with the brown and white sugars in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until smooth. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until evenly blended. Gather the dough into a ball, and divide into two equal parts. Place one half in a second bowl. Add red food coloring to the dough in one bowl, and green food coloring to the dough in the other bowl. Use a fork or wooden spoon to blend the food coloring into the dough until evenly blended. Add additional drops of food coloring to make the desired shade.
  3. Roll out the one of dough halves to 1/4 inch (5mm) thickness. Roll out the colored dough to 1/4 inch (5mm) thickness, and place on top of the first dough. Beginning on one edge, roll the doughs to make a log so the two colors spiral inside each other. Wrap the log in waxed paper, then in a cotton towel, and refrigerate at least 8 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  5. Unwrap the dough log, and place on a clean, lightly floured surface. Slice the log into rounds 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick, and place on prepared baking sheets. If they get much thinner than that, they will turn brown and crispy in a hurry
  6. Bake in preheated oven until set, 5 to 6 minutes. Watch carefully to prevent edges from browning. Remove from oven, and cool on racks.
  7. TRY not to eat them all while they are cooling off.
 Try this, I promise you can do it. You won't be disappointed.
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