Saturday, April 14, 2007

Ok, we are at Sondra's house and have to run so we are going to let her type some stuff now. bye

Okay, so Mike and Megan had to hog tie me to get this picture. I haven't been willing to do this on my own because I haven't brushed my hair in months. So, do enjoy!! I love the apron! It matches all of my summer entertaining stuff. So, can't wait to entertain in it. So, thanks again Hannah!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Trenette with Pesto, Potatoes, and Green Beans

This is a great FAST side dish. I use premade pesto from the store but go for it if you are inspired to make your own! Its super yummy and good for you too. Canaan loved it as well.


2 days ago, our fantastic friend and pastor, Kevin, came over for coffee. Reminded by Mike that Kevin is watching his weight, I was clueless as to what little treat to make to go along with coffee. Looking through a cooking light magazine at the dr.'s office this week I came across this recipe and decided to give it a go.......
It was YUMMALICIOUS for sure! It was very low fat and INCREDIBLY EASY and INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS! I am serious girls, very easy and very good. Try it.

Cafe con Leche Cream Pie

3/4 cup chocolate wafers crumbs (I used choc. graham crackers)
4 teasp. butter, melted

3/4 c. extra strong brewed coffee
1 1/4 teasp. unflavored gelatin
1 (8 oz) block 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1 (8 oz) block fat free cream cheese
1 (14oz) can fat free sweetened condensed milk
3 cups frozed fat free whipped topping, thawed
1/2 t unsweetened cocoa

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. COmbine chocolate wafer crumbs and butter, tossing with a fork until well combined. Firmly press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan (ok...at this point, don't worry about springform. It is something you can just scoop out at the end so use what ever 9 inch pan you have)
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, cool completely
3. Pour brewed coffee into a medium microwave safe bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over coffee, let stand 10 minutes. Combine cheeses and milk in a food processor (or with beaters); process till smooth. Microwave coffee mixture at HIGH for 20 seconds. Add coffee mixture to the cheese mixutre, and process until well combined. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Spread the whipped topping evenly over filling; sprinkle cocoa over pie. Chill 1 hour before serving.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Such a fabulously fast and easy cookie recipe, if you love chocolate!
1 box chocolate cake mis
2 eggs
1/2 Cup oil
1 Cup chocolate chips

Mix altogether and drop onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350' for about 8-10minutes
we all love these and they don't last long.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Happy Easter! The kids and I spent the afternoon baking and decorating cupcakes to pass out to our neighbors, and of course enjoy a few for ourselves!

HOpe you all have a wonderful Easter!!

Monday, April 02, 2007

I absolutely love my Thai apron!!! Thank you so much, Marisa! You did a fabulous job. So my 6 year old took this picture. So it's not real good!