Friday, November 6, 2009

coconut creme macaroons

coconut creme macaroons
1/3 cup butter softened
1 package(3oz) cream cheese, softened(okay if you have ever seen in 3 oz let me know i bought reg and cut 3 oz, lol)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp orange juice
1 - 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 cups sweetened coconut flakes, divided
48 hershey kisses
1. beat butter, cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until well blended. add egg yolk, almond extract and orange juice, beat well. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt, gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. stir in 3 cups coconut.
2. cover, refrigerate one hour or util firm enough to handle. Remove wrappers from chocolates. heat oven to 350 degrees. shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll balls in remaining coconut. place on cookie sheet.
3. Bake 10-12 mins( i think i baked little longer didn't seem long enough) or until lightly browned. removed from oven, immediately press chocolate on top of each cookie. cool and enjoy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Peach Cobbler

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
4 cups peeled, sliced peaches
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup water
8 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups milk
Ground cinnamon, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the peaches, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour, and milk slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon fruit on top, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using. Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.
To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with your choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Grace's Banana Bread

1/4 c. Crisco

1 c. Sugar

2 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla(my addition to recipe)

2 Bananas( i freeze them and thaw when i need them)

1 2/3 c. flour

1/2 tsp Baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 salt


1/2 nuts or 1/2 choco chips or both

Cream shorting and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. add vanilla & bananas and blend for couple mins until well blended but don't over blend. Sift flour, soda and powder, than add dry ingredients. If you desire add the nuts and chips. Bake 325 45-60 mins until knife comes out clean from the center. Makes one loaf~~~feel free to double batch( i think i baked about 52 mins with 2 loafs in oven) YUMMY ENJOY!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Arizonia & San Diego

Cali & Becky in the moon caves

So on march 20 we left for our vacation during spring break to Arizonia to see Andrea and Family. It was just me, my mother, sis Becky, Lisa and her 3 kids. We drove and decided to drive it in one day(wow that was really a mistake, Mapqwest is wrong it takes much longer than it says, but oh well) It was so nice to get to see Andrea and my sweet neices who i missed so much and still do!
Jade at the park
I had never been to AZ before and it was nice as it was cold here at the time(but im glad im not there now). It was cool to see the palm trees everywhere and i was just amazed at all the fruit trees everywhere, you can have your own lemon tree in your backyard. We celebrated some of the kids bdays while we were there. Happy Bday Maci &Brooke Brett flew in the following mid-week to my surprise, cause he missed me so much and wanted to see San deigo. The day before we left we drove to San Deigo. That time of year San Deigo was just amazing, i just didn't want to come home. First we went to the San Deigo Temple. Wow that was just so amazing, even more beautiful then in pics. So of course we took a lot of pics there. Than we wet to The Birch Aquarium At scripps. That was really neat and the kids just loved it. And than onto the beach. Which was cool cause i could say i'm laying on the beach while everyone in Idaho was just hating the cold and for once i got to be that person who wished she was in a tropical place, lol. The next day we headed back home but along the way we stopped in Vegas. Vegas was interesting, you just had to remember to look straight adhead(not at the people trying to had you a card(and if you don't already know whats on it don't ask and don't look at the ground)) We went to the M&M world store.
Monte Carlo and Paris Paris hotels.
Becky in the M&M store in the tour of how they make an M&M
And last before we left we went to Mcdonalds for dinner(at that point we were all out of money, so had to go cheap) The lights at night on the hotels, the water show & Etc it was just very cool! We can't wait to go back just me and Brett to get to see everything. And when we got home it was home sweet home or bed sweet bed, we were so tired, i slept all day!

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Birthday & Valentines day!

My Birthday was Feb 8th. We went to the Ramonos Macaroni Grill to celebrate with some of our friends. We love Italian food, and that is one of my Favorite places to eat. Happy Birthday to me! I got a Professional flat iron for my hair(i love it, so worth it)

Valentines Day! Feb 14

On Valentines day we went out with our friends Sapna and James. We went to dinner at Red Robin(which was the only place on that night that wasn't an hour plus wait). After we went Bowling.
Which was pretty fun cause it had been a very long time since i bowled.
Sapna & James

Jan 09 McCall winter carnival

Winter carnival Jan 09. McCall, ID

We went to McCall and stayed in our cabin over the weekend in the end of Jan with my Family. On that Saturday we went to the parade. and after we spent the day looking at the Ice Sculptures.

Me and Brett on the bridge of the Sculpture

It was the first weekend so the sculptures were in pretty good shape, they had some pretty neat ones

My friend Stephanie with her Son Joey

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Christmas day! Yes a little late...

Christmas day!~ It was a wonderful day! We went for brunch(which was just yummy) at about noonish over to my sister Erica's house. In my family we do a gift exchange instead of buying gifts for everyone.

So the children(my nieces and nephews) exchanges names with each other.

Maci got her very own table with even her name on it.

And after the children had there gift exchange we did ours. We played a gift exchange game. Keegan was a big little helper.

My Little sis Rebecca

My Grandma Pearman

And now i have saved the best and cutest for last. These are 2 vidoes of Lisa's kids. Maci is reciting her Pledge of Allegiance she learned in Preschool(she is 3yrs old) and Brock is reciting his school honor pledge(he is 5yrs old).

We had a very merry Christmas. We are so greatful for our family and the birth of the savior Jesus Christ!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas sewing priojects

So i finally finished some sewing projects i started a couple of years ago. It's not that it was hard just always never had the time. I am also late at bloging so no i didn't just finish them recently either. I made some stockings w a pretty easy pattern. Actually i think i started making these in Enrichment(lol).
I used the same Pattern and made a Christmas tree skirt last year and i was making another one just with some differnent fabric this year. I am so proud of my self cause this is one of my new talents. I can't sew much(just a beginner) but for what i have done i feel i can go on to learn much more. I did take sewing in 4h when i was a kid but lets be honest my mom sewed most all our projects. After trying to teach us and being so patient, it just didn;t work out so good. Lol!