Friday, February 12, 2010

Look who's sitting up!!!

Chocolate-chip cookie dough cupcakes

My friend Jenny made these for Master Club. now you have to understand. I don't like cake. I don't like cupcakes. Shoot! I almost gagged on my own wedding cake, and it wasn't because Eric shoved it down my throat. I'm simply not a big fan of cake. There has been only one exception to my hatred of cake and that is Costco's chocolate cake with chocolate icing. That was it....until now!!! These, chocolate-chip cookie dough cupcakes, are to DIE FOR, like a little piece of heaven in your mouth. Just thinking about them make my mouth water. YUM!!!! You gotta try them. The only thing different that my friend Jenny and I would recommend is letting the cookie dough freeze overnight instead of only a couple of hours.


This was one of my favorite games growing up. Luke came home from co-op last week,and was telling me about this great game called Stratego. You should have seen his face light up when I pulled this out of the adult game cabinet! We've been playing it all week. Even Jakeb loves it.

(Luke loved the fact that Klaire fell asleep while he was holding her.)

Thursday, February 11, 2010


We had to go back to the dentist yesterday for various reasons, and these are what we found! We actually go there early, and the boys were so psyched to be able to play with the icicles. Check out those monsters! I felt a little bad when we went inside to find out that one of the dental hygenist was not too impressed that we took down her icicles. She had been enjoying watching them get bigger and bigger each day. Whoops!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Check out this fun food. Jakeb discovered this in our tiny little kid's cookbook (which we've never really used). He begged to make it last night, but I told him we would have it for lunch today. They loved it. Even Eric tried a bite, and thought it was good.
Cute the apples in half. Take out the cores.
Put Peanut butter over the skin of the apple.
Put Marshmallows on top of the apples.
Sprinkle Cinnamon sugar all over the apples.

Then later in the day we made some Magic cookies (from the same cookbook). Jakeb actually helped make these. I think these might be the easiest cookies ever to make. They were simply an 1 egg, sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter. (The picture is them in the oven.)

And last but most definitely not of my favorite types of cookies....NO BAKES. We called them Boiled Cookies when I was little. YUM!!!!!


2 cups suga
r1/2 cup cocoa1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter
Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a saucepan. On medium heat, bring to a boil for3-5 minute.
Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter (optional), vanilla and oatmeal.
Drop by spoonful onto wax paper. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Family of Eight


Here's what you can do with left-over, broken crayons. We took all the paper off of them, broke them all up, and melted them in the oven for about 15 minutes. Talk about an easy craft project for the kids to all enjoy!