Monday, July 26, 2010

Slacking, but not on purpose.

I had been feeling a little under the weather, and am going to visit family later this week.  But I promise more posts upon my return!  I think that's good reason for my lack of posts lately....I don't think I have even tried something new lately...but burritos are on the menu for Wednesday, that's good news!

BUT I did make this dress while I was slacking.  My Mom tried to talk me through it since I have never really sewn anything and I did this without a pattern.  She wore it once and that's probably all she'll wear it.  This picture is just proof that I haven't been doing nothing (not that I need proof or anything!).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

I got these macadamia nuts from Oh Nuts!  months ago and still haven't used all of them (remember this post?).  SO I decided to make one of my all-time favorite cookies, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut.  This recipe was so incredibly good.  After they first came out of the oven, they tasted just like a store bought cookie.  I even froze some then would occasionally stick one in the microwave for about 25 seconds to soften it up and it still tasted just as good.  I sorta wish I had some right now...should have frozen more.
Recipe discovered here

1 cup butter, softened  (not margarine!  Cookies will turn out to be more "cake-like" with margarine)
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
10 ounces white chocolate (chips or bars cut in chunks)
1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped into chunks

Heat oven to 375 F. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt with electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, beat well. Stir together flour, and the baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture,beating until well blended. Stir in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. (Edges are golden brown and center is set.) Cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Flag Cake

There really isn't much that goes into this recipe, but I do love it!  It is such a light refreshing dessert.  And you can make any design on front since it is now past the 4th.  We make this cake for Memorial Day and the 4th.  But it can be made at any time!

White Cake mix
(Eggs, Oil, Water-according to box)
Cool Whip

1.  Make cake according to instructions on the box.
2.  Let cool completely
3.  Cut your strawberries and sprinkle the top of the unfrosted cake with some blueberries and strawberries
4.  Cover the layer of berries completely with Cool Whip
5.  Decorate the top of the cake with a blueberry and Strawberry design.
6.  Refrigerate then enjoy!