Friday, September 2, 2011

Peanut Butter & Pickles....

Okay so this is one of my favorite sandwhichs to make and eat. I have even convinced my children that they are delish. It is just something about the sweet creamy peanut butter with the crunchy dill pickle. YUMMY!!!! I loved it as a little girl too.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A few little cards....

Here are a few cards that I have completed over the past few months. I joined a card swap at my LSS Scrapbookit! It is great to get 10 different cards back each month.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

More scrappy pages....

Above are more challenges that I completed over at My Scrap & More I scrapped alot of photos of Denise and her childrens visit to us from TN. You can find all the crop challenges at the site and you have until Saturday to uplaod them. TFL!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chocolate Peanut butter Surprise Cookies

So, I cam across this delicious recipe for this chocolate cookie. I knew I just had to make this. Enjoy!

They are DREAMY.......

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies
Sweet Pea's Kitchen

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar (plus more for rolling)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together sugars, butter and 1/4 cup of peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg, beating to combine. Stir in the flour mixture and stir to combine, blending well. Set aside.

4. In a medium bowl, mix together powdered sugar and remaining 3/4 cup of peanut butter until smooth.

5. Pull off a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten with your hands. Take about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter mixture and place it in the center of the chocolate dough. Wrap the chocolate dough around the peanut butter center, pressing to seal. Roll the cookie into a ball and roll the cookie in the sugar. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Using the bottom of a glass, flatten each cookie to about a 1/2 inch thickness.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 9 minutes. Let stand on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack

Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekend Re-cap and some scrappy goodness....

Wow! What a weekend. Ayla had a volleyball tournament this weekend so she had to miss the first home football game. All the girls were not too happy. Last week she had a game everyday except Wednesday and she has another one tonight and tomorrow. She loves it though. Jack had a football
game on Saturday and lost yest again. The poor boys only have 3 more to go. He did however get his first Touchdown. very proud of him. I had to run to Hobby Lobby this weekend an get some more material to make sparkly headbands for some of the girls on Ayla's team. The vehicles managed to get washed along with a ton of laundry. I tell you I just don't undertsand how there is always a pile. I do about 2 laods a day and just when i think I have it completed Wham! They bring me more. I did manage to get a ton of scrapping done over the weekend. Over at My Scraps & More they had a big
crop with 16 challenges. I think I have about 3 more to go. The DT over there gave out some amazing challenges. The Ole layout is based from the July Newsletter sketch. It is on of my favorites of Jack right now. The Toys layout had to have the word Summer in it.