Oh. My. Goodness! Heaven is not a good enough word to describe how delicious these are. The cookie part was very easy to make and easy to handle. My three-year-old and five-year-old helped me make the cookies. This made a huge number of cookies. You could even make the cookies slightly smaller to increase the number of cookies in the recipe, but the size that they recommend is just about perfect in my book. I made the frosting the next morning, which was relatively easy.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
This is potentially going to be a problem for us, just because my two youngest typically go to bed around 6 PM :-). We had gone to an Atlanta Braves game back when H a S was only six months old. It was at the end of July and was 102°. Not our smartest move as parents. So, we thought we would try this one in April. It was not 102°. However, by the end of the night, it was 45°. The best part was that the Gwinnett Braves won and we were there for Friday night fireworks.
We love to write our bikes as a family and the two little boys are just getting to the point where they can keep up and enjoy this experience with us. We had a hysterical experience several years ago, when I was pregnant with LPS. I've attached the link to that experience for your reading pleasure. HAS is now able to ride his bike on his own, so that makes the experience even more enjoyable. LPS is still a little small, but does enjoy the bike trailer. One of these weekends, included a 34 mile bike ride down the Virginia creeper trail in Abingdon, Virginia. We did this with my extended family to celebrate my dad's retirement. LPS Rode in the trailer the entire time and loved it. HAS rode on a trail-a-bike behind me, and pedaled 32 of the 34 miles. I was so proud of him. For my boys, their favorite part of the Virginia creeper trail was probably the train the road right by the little house we rented. As we were checking this off the list, we were able to find a new trail, or new to me, that will be great to ride on in the future.
Monday, April 8, 2013
I have wanted to do this for a long time, but I struggle to find service anymore that warrants such a tip. In addition, we do not eat out frequently, so that was making this a challenging task. However, I love the place where the two little boys get their hair cut. David cuts JMS's hair. They are so patient with the boys and always attentive to them. My boys do not like to sit still and the movies that they have playing do not even slow the boys down at all. Needless to say, I thought this was a great place to leave a 100% tip. In addition, they have just closed the facility two days a week so I know in a hurting economy, it would benefit these sweet ladies. The best part was letting LPS hand them the tip. This made my heart smile.
I love a hot fudge sundae. So, I was really looking forward to this recipe for Hot Fudge Pie. I made it for myself, my mom, my aunt (mom's twin sister), and my cousin When we had a girls weekend at the cabin. I think I must have done something wrong, because the recipe looked nothing like the pictures that I saw and the taste was not that great. I was highly disappointed, and didn't even have a second piece. I believe my mistake was that I used self rising flour instead of all-purpose flour. The chocolate and the other ingredients seem to separate while cooking. We did have one piece each, but through the rest away. I was disappointed, but might be willing to try this recipe again at home.
This is also a recipe that I made during girls weekend, with mom, my aunt, and my cousin, when we were all up at the cabin. I opted not to make this recipe at home because none of my family eats broccoli, so I thought it would be a big waste on them :-) This recipe was ridiculously easy and unbelievably delicious. It was a great way to enjoy broccoli and everyone who ate it loved it, but the broccoli and the walnuts. I will definitely make this again, more likely to do so as the price of walnuts go down :-).
Delightful!!! Hope if I continue to make this, then my family will get on board with eating it :)