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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Goodies

I have been looking forward to doing some baking this Christmas. However, I needed to find some quick and easy recipes because it's hard to do much with a very active toddler :) All he wants to do is play and not by himself. He wants me or anyone he can recruit to be with him at ALL TIMES!!! I love it though ;)


So the first recipe I decided to make is Jeremy's favorite cookie......

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
Wax paper

In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

Next, I made something I have never made before....

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup
2 pounds white chocolate

Place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate. Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces (like peanut brittle.)

And last, I made one of my favorites.......

Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars


1 cup corn syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup peanut butter

7 cup corn flakes


Bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil, then remove from heat. Add peanut butter and mix in until melted. Place corn flakes in a bowl and pour mixture over them, then place in a 9x13 pan (buttered) until cooled. Cut into bars.

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

5 years

On Friday, Jeremy and I celebrated our 5th year of marriage. We had a fun date night filled with lots of good food and shopping. Five years ago I never thought I could love Jeremy more than on the day we got married. But five years later and one precious son I love him even more. I will be forever grateful to the Lord for bringing us together so long ago. He is the perfect matchmaker:)

He also got me pretty sweet anniversary gift.......

I have been wanting a new camera for sometime now and I am so excited. I am in love with this camera!!!! I haven't figured everything out yet but here are a few of the first pictures I took...

My beautiful flowers Jeremy brought home...

This is one of the many ornaments we received when we got married...

My cutie pie:)

Headed to Magnolia for Christmas

And here is Graham with his love.....a brand new tractor. Maybe Santa will bring him a few more:)

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas at the Rose Center

Tonight we took Graham to see the Christmas lights at the Rose Center. He had a blast looking at all the "ights" :)

We had to get a picture with the TECH bulldogs:)

Silly Savannah :)

My sweet sister

I laugh at this picture b/c as you can see Graham is upset. He wanted everyone else but me holding him. I guess he's sick of me ;)

He even had a fun ride on the "choo choo."

Merry Christmas Y'all :)