Saturday, March 27, 2010

backyard pets

as i was looking out my kitchen sink while doing dishes,
i spotted this little guy in my backyard.
and then i saw he had three friends with him.
i love living in my own national geographic magazine.

Monday, March 22, 2010

what goes up must come down

tannon & i had so much fun with the midget & her parents in town!
she was here over st. patrick's day, which made her visit that much cooler.
we went to the Children's Museum, the zoo, the park, and ate lots of yummy food.

**warning. picture overload'

Friday, March 5, 2010


this little black fur-ball is pure happiness.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

things that make you go mmmmmm

i haven't posted a recipe on here in quite some time.
i made this last night and it is ridiculous.

1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
2 squares (1 ounce each) white chocolate baking squares
2 Tbsp. milk
1 package cream cheese (8 oz)
1/4 C powdered sugar
1 C thawed, whipped topping
1/3 C semi-sweet chocolate
1 tsp. vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape cookie dough into a ball and place in the center of a large pizza stone or baking sheet. Use lightly floured rolling pin and roll dough to a 12-inch circle (about 1/4 inch). Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are set. (cookie will be soft--don't overbake) Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes. Carefully loosen cookie from baking stone using serrated knife. Cool completely on pan.

Place white chocolate and milk in small bowl. Microwave on high 1 minute; stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Microwave an additional 10-20 seconds if necessary. Combine with cream cheese and powdered sugar; mix well. Fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture evenly over cookie.

Arrange fruits over cream cheese mixture. I used strawberries, kiwi, and bananas. Place chocolate morsels and vegetable oil in small bowl in microwave, uncovered, on high for 30 seconds or until chocolate is smooth. Drizzle over chocolate and fruit. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

*individual-sized mini pizzas would be cute, too!