March 23, 2010

dUnEs wItH tHe bOyS

It has been FOREVER since I have been to the sand dunes! Dad called me last friday night and invited me to go to the Dunes with the boys Saturday morning.(Dad, Jess, Jack) I of course said YES even though poor Matty had to work all day.
It was a beautiful crisp spring day with a lot of sunshine and smiles!

Jack enjoying the sand & sun!

Jack & I playing in the sand. I'm covered from head to toe in sand :D I had just gotten back from a GREAT buggy ride with my Dad. What a crazy fun old man! We were both laughing & smiling the whole time we were out burning bowls at the dunes!I think we both ate more sand than when we were kids!

The boys! Dad, Jess & Jack chillin in the sand.

Jess & Jack ready to go!

Sweet little man! How is he 4 1/2 already ???

Thanks for the invite! There is nothing better than being with family !
I missed you Matty! (Our Buggy is almost finished!) Matt & I cannot wait to take it out!

Strawberry Cake

1 Super Moist White Cake Mix (Duncan Hines) Egg White Recipe
Bake according to directions
Cool Cake then top with:
1 package of prepared & cooled Strawberry Danish Dessert
Combine together:
1 - 8 oz Package of soft Cream Cheese
1- Pint Whipped Cream(Whipped)
1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar

Spread Cream Mixture over Strawberry Glaze
Top with Sliced Strawberries

This cake is so moist and delightful! You will want another piece!

March 18, 2010

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Small Batch: 350* 30-45 Minutes

3 ½ Cups Warm Water
1 Tbls. Salt
1/3 Cup Oil
1/3 Cup Honey
1 ½ Tbls. Yeast
1 ½ Dough Enhancer
7 Cups Wheat Flour

Regular Batch:

6 Cups Warm Water
2 Tbls. Salt (1 ½ T. Lite)
2/3 Cup Oil (1/3 C. Lite)
1/3 Cup Honey
2 Tbls. Yeast
2 Tbls. Dough Enhancer
10 Cups Flour

*Mix water & whole wheat flour , add remaining ingredients, add enough flour until the dough pull away from the sides of mixing bowl. Knead the dough until the gluten in the whole wheat is properly developed. (8-12 min. )

I have a lot of memories of my Mom from this bread recipe. She used to have this a lot for us when we came home from school. It was hot and fresh from the oven ! What a great after school snack with butter & jam or peanut butter. Mmmm Mmmm...

For the LOVE of FOOD!

Dang food, why do I have to like you so much ???

I have been tossing around the idea of a recipe/cooking blog for a little while now.

So... I have decided to label my post's and have my very own recipe box on my blog. So if you look on the side you will see my box of tried and true family recipes. (More to come of course)

As some of you may know Matt and I both enjoy cooking great meals together. Well we think they are great anyways. :D

Something we say A LOT after cooking a nice meal together is "Why do we ever go out??? THIS is SO good!"- I know why we go out. Who likes to clean up the kitchen after a long day or make a mess of a perfectly clean kitchen ?

I hope our friends and family will enjoy our shared recipes! Any requests ???

March 4, 2010

Jayci Bug is 3

Happy Birthday (yesterday) to our sweet little neice. We celebrated her birthday in style ! She wanted a girl pink party! So fun! Love her!

March 1, 2010

Save The Date .....

Attn: Ladies! Come to a great party! On Saturday March 27th from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

My Sister Erica is throwing a Purse, Scentsy, Clothing, Jewlery & Custom Watch Party!!! We will have some delish food and a great time!Leave a message if you want to come and play with us and I will send you the information. This lady is great that does these parties. Her name is Katherine Moody & has been doing these for years!