Friday, February 27, 2009

Strawberry Lemon Jello

I love this jello, it is the perfect blend of flavors and I love the pudding consistency. It's so easy. The hardest part is thinking ahead to let it set overnight before serving.
1 large box lemon pudding (the cook kind)
1 large box strawberry jello
whipped topping

Make Jello according to package directions (4 c. water total). Set aside.

Make pudding according to package directions. Pour jello into pudding slowly, mixing well to avoid lumps. Stir well with whisk until jello and pudding are uniform consistency.

Pour into 9 x 13 glass pan. Cool until set (I have to let mine set overnight).

Top with whipped topping.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Best Sugar Cookies You Will Ever Eat

The best part about this recipe is you don't have to refrigerate the dough before you use it! So they are fast and easy, plus they have the added benefit of being the best tasting sugar cookies you will ever eat. They are soft and cakey with just a hint of nutmeg. I have had people who swear they don't like sugar cookies ask me for the recipe. I honestly can't decide if I like them better frosted, or just plain without the frosting.

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. sour cream
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
3 1/4 c. flour (double batch = 6 c. flour)

Mix well. Roll out to about 1/4 in. thickness on a floured surface and cut shapes. Don't roll them out too thin. No crunchy sugar cookies allowed. You do not need to grease the cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. You want them to be soft. Frost and top with sprinkles or other decorations if desired.

Here's a good frosting recipe.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Snow's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our neighbors brought these cookies over to us, and they were soo good.

1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. flour
2 1/2 - 3 c. oatmeal
6 oz. chocolate chips (half a bag)
1/4 bag Reeses peanut butter chips

Bake at 400 degrees for 8-9 minutes.

Originally posted 1/13/06 without pictures

Monday, February 02, 2009

Excuses, Excuses

I've been taking a lot of flack here for my lack of posts. "You haven't posted since December 12th!" I'm glad to know you miss me!

To be honest, I never planned to blog much during the holidays. The priority was to spend time and make memories with family. The unfortunate part is at the beginning of January my computer started to smell like fire and kicked the bucket. With all of my pictures on it.

Don't worry your pretty little head, now, I had the hard drive backed up. I just can't get to it. So I am waiting, patiently.

I think I'll have some new posts coming up within the week.