Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Crack

Line a jelly roll pan with tin foil and spray with cooking spray.
Layer with saltine crackers.

Preheat oven to 375*

Combine butter, brown sugar and vanilla in a small sauce pan.  Over medium heat (be carefully not to scorch) use whisk and stir occasionally, simmer until thickened about 5-6 minutes.

Pour over saltines and bake about 5 minutes, then sprinkle with chocolate chips and spread with a spatula.  Then sprinkle with crushed up score bars.   Let cool.  You can keep it covered with foil on the cookie pan or use a spatula to break it up and store it in an air tight container.  Be prepared to be called dirty names, as this is addictive and people wont be able to stop eating it.

about 35 saltine crackers (depending on the size of your pan)
2 sticks butter
1 cup  brown sugar
1 teaspoon  vanilla
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
2-3 king size score bars (crushed up)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Quick & Easy Cake Mix Cookies

Need a quick easy treat?  
These are so simple the kids can almost do it all by themselves. 

Devils food cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1/2 bag white chocolate chips
Mix well and drop by spoonfuls.
Bake at 375* for 10 minutes

Yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1/2 bag chocolate chip cookies
Mix well and drop by spoonfuls.
Bake at 375* for 10 minutes

Sorry for the lack of pictures and the short post!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lemon Meringue Pie

I know I deserve the worst blogger of the year award seems as how I've pretty much abandoned it since I started my "new" job a year ago.   Call me human, but working 10 hours a day and keeping up with our kids is about all I can do. We also just moved a few weeks ago... which was kind of a big scary decision.  So I've had my plate full so to speak. But I am sorry for not keeping up with the blog a little better.  I hope there are still a few followers out there.

One night before we moved we were hanging out with our awesome neighbors (that we miss already) and we decided we needed to invent a Skittle Pie.  How cool would that be?  Ever since I haven't been able to stop thinking about pie!

We went to Village Inn for dinner on Wednesday, just because I knew it was free pie night.  I couldn't pass on the Boston Cream.  Now my wheels are turning thinking of all the pies I want to make for Thanksgiving.  To be honest I'm craving all kinds of comfort foods with the stress of moving, I might gain 50 lbs.

Lemon Meringue has always been one of my mom's favorite pies.  Over time I've come to appreciate it myself.  So here is a pie for you.

You might want to start with the crust.  I'm really not a baker, so I often "cheat" and buy them already made.  But if you have a crust recipe that you like make it first.

Follow the instructions on a box of lemon pie filling.

The tricky part for me is making the meringue and toasting it just right.  It takes a little patience (or the other kind of patient if my sister is reading this LOL), and that's never been a strong point for me.

3 eggs
1/4 tea spoon cream of tarter
1/2 tea spoon vanilla
6 Tbs sugar

Beat egg whites & cream of tartar till foamy.
Add sugar 1 T at a time, beating till stiff.
Add vanilla. Put on pie & bake @ 400* till brown.

Chill in the refrigerator for as long as you can stand it... and then eat the whole pie.

Let's get back to sharing, link up your favorite pie (or anything else you'd like to share).

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Getting back to blogging

I can't believe I haven't posted since November.  Life can be so busy.

I've been thinking about updating for a few weeks... but I'm afraid I dont have anything new and amazing to share.

We've been living off winter comfort foods. Good old standbys. 

I guess I need to get back to blog hopping and pinterest for some new inspiration.

Speaking of blog hops, I'd love to start up the linky and drinky party again.  Except it might move to the weekend.

Hope to post again soon.