Tuesday, April 24, 2012

All it takes is an idea...

I'm not sure if any of you have heard me say this but,....


All my niece needed to do was repin something to bake, and I was off to the races this morning.
I shouldn't be baking, today is "cleaning lady day", and I need to be pre-decluttering! oh well.
Here is a photo of the pin, easy, peasy...I can do this with my eyes closed, or can I..


DOH, no chocolate chip cookie dough, I was just at the store yesterday. I'll just use the leftover smores cookie dough from last week...but peanut butter with that, na...just the brownie mix...

but I don't have enough cookie dough for the rest of the brownie mix,
sugar cookie dough in freezer, 
but that'll be plain, now add the candy, let's try Almond joy, Reeses peanut butter cup and Rollos,
now on with the Brownie batter,

Run out of Brownie batter, make more...
oh no, now extra Brownie batter, 
put it in cupcake wrappers and top with a non peril.
Phew, get all that...that's how my baking goes sometimes...
and hour and a half later...I need a little rest before it's on to the decluttering...

I'll post pictures of the finished products to Facebook & Pinterest, of course :D

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fresh Strawberry Coffeecake, YUM

Cook Time: 35 minutes…Total Time: 35 minutes
·         Ingredients: CAKE BATTER
·         1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
·         1/2 cup sugar
·         2 teaspoons baking powder
·         1/2 teaspoon salt
·         1/2 cup milk
·         1 egg
·         2 tablespoons melted butter
·         1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced

·         1/2 cup flour
·         1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup butter

·         PREPARATION:
·         Sift together the 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, egg, and melted butter; beat 2 minutes. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square baking pan. Top with sliced strawberries. Combine 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle crumb topping over the strawberries. Bake at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes. Serves 8.

Friday, April 13, 2012


 This is for all the smattering of followers on Pinterest who would like a recipe to go with the pictures :) Dirt is a combination of all wonderful things...Cool Whip, Cream cheese, Chocolate Pudding & Oreos. HELLO, WHO WOULD NOT LIKE THAT? It's a little labor intensive, just a smidge, but worth the trouble!

1   16oz package of OREO cookies, regular. Crush the crumbs in your food processor, then place 1/2 to 3/4 in a 9x13pan. I tamp them down with a flat bottomed glass.

1   stick of butter,softened
1   8oz bar of cream cheese,softened
1    c. powdered sugar.
1   8oz Cool Whip
3   c. milk
2   4oz packages Chocolate pudding
1   tsp. vanilla

Cream together butter & cream cheese. Make sure they're completely mixed together. You'll have to scrape your mixing bowl several times. turn mixer on low (learned that the hard way) and add 1 c. powdered sugar, mix until completely incorporated. Fold in Cool Whip, I use the mixer on low still.

In a separate bowl, mix 3 c. milk, chocolate pudding & the vanilla. Combine completely with no big lumps, and let stand for about 10 minutes to thicken. It helps keep the cool whip fluffy! THEN. stir into cream cheese mixture. Spread over crust, cover with remaining crumbs. Drool.

Then place in fridge for at least a couple of hours (couple =2)

When the boys were little I would make this in plastic cups for their friends at school, or after school or at scouts, and I would top it with gummy worms. put the worms in the dirt, so they look like they're crawling out.