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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone is enjoy the beauty and wonder of Spring and having a wonderful and blessed Easter. We've taken a couple days off to venture north and spend some time with my DH's sister and her family. I am hoping to get some serious shopping in and just have some time to rest and relax!

This first card is a favorite of mine. It's probably because I like lady bugs so much! :-) The saying says "bug me anytime."

The second card I love the colors of and I really like the stamp set with the butterfly. I'm sure I will make many more cards with this set.

Have a wonderful weekend! See you back here next time! :-)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Collin is in the 6th grade advanced math class right now and one of their assignments was to find a recipe that included at least 5 fractions. So he looked through the family cookbook - A Taste of Chase and decided on the recipe for Chocolate Mint Cookies. We made them this afternoon because each student in advanced math is supposed to bring a sampling of their recipe. I'm not that much of a chocolate fan - but even I thought these cookies were good. Here's the recipe....


3/4 c. butte
2 c. chocolate chips
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 TB water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 box Andes mints candy

In medium saucepan, melt butter, brown sugar and water until melted. Add chocolate chips and cook until partially melted, remove from stove and stir until completely melted. Let cool for 10 minutes. On high speed, beat in eggs. Reduce to low speed and add remaining ingredients. Chill for one hour.

Roll into nickel sized balls and place on foil lined cookie sheet 2" apart. Bake at 350ºF for 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven, press 1/2 mint on top of each cookie. Let melt and swirl with knife. Let stand on cookie sheet for two minutes and place on cooling rack. Makes approximately 4 1/2 dozen cookies.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Another action packed weekend!

We're having another action packed weekend. We started out by attending the last fish fry of the Lenten season. I know my DH thinks I'm weird, but I love going to the fish fries at our church!

Baseball season has started and we have a couple of practices under our belt now. Yea! I know that I'll complain in just a few short weeks about "how many more games do we have left" and "geez I'm tired of sitting out in the heat" - but I do enjoy watching DS#2 play! :-)

Sunday is our DD's last swimming lesson. It's kind of been disappointing because since she isn't three yet, her dad has had to go in the pool with her. So she hasn't been really learning all that much, but I guess just getting acclimated to the water before we start heading out to the cabin is good. Maybe this fall we'll get her in some "solo" lessons!

I do have two cards to share this week. I've been busy working on some daycare projects as well as a project for our school advisory council - so maybe now that those are settling down and coming to a close I will actually want to get crafting! Wouldn't that be great!?!

Have a great week!