Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Easy Treats...

We have been busy with lots of parties and gift making...

(This year we did a White Elephant/Yankee Swap gift exchange... and some interesting gifts showed up!)

And I just wanted to share a few very easy treats that are yummy to keep for yourself or give as a gift!

These are Oreo Truffles, and a few of my friends have re-named them "Christmas in your mouth!"

You can find the recipe HERE

We are also making lots of Hot Chocolate to give away as gifts.

You can find the recipe HERE

We altered the mix slightly by grounding a 70% Lindt Dark Chocolate bar in the food processor and added it to the rest of the mix.  Our jars and gift tags are from IKEA.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

That's the way the cookie crumbles...

When my mom had her accident several months ago, a friend had made her yummy Madeleine cookies.  Unfortunately, my mom's mouth was too sore to eat anything that wasn't the consistency of mashed potatoes or applesauce~ so that meant that I had to eat them. Torture I tell you!  :)

After my mom was all healed, I was still thinking about those Madeleines.  I asked her if she could ask our friend for the recipe.  Not only did she get me the recipe, she also sent me the special pans that you need to make them.  My momma takes good care of me!

So this morning I was all ready to make the cookies.  I had browned my butter, made cake flour and greased up my new pans.

Well, here are my sweet Madeleines...

(I only greased the pan and did not also flour it like the directions had said to do...lesson learned)

I wasn't about to let these "crumbs" go to waste, so I googled "What to do with cookie crumbs" and this idiom
popped up...

"That's the way the cookie crumbles...something that you say which means that bad things sometimes happen and there is nothing you can do to prevent it, so it is not worth becoming upset about it!"

Wish I could say that I didn't get upset about spending my entire morning for what seemed like nothing...but I redeemed these crumbs by adding them to the top of  ::

(Recipe can be found at www.thegirlwhoateeverything.com)