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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Easter Break 2016

Well, Easter break 2016 is in the books. We had a wonderful time in Orlando, Florida with my parents.

We drove down with my parents van, spent the night in South Carolina then on to Orlando.

We flew back to Buffalo and this was also the first time the boys flew on a airplane. Everything went well.

Look at this amazing chocolate covered apples. We grabbed them on the way out of Island's of Adventure. Chop those babies up and shared them. :)

Yummy


This apple is so cute and super delicious.
The family. xoxo We were waiting out a thunderstorm at Hollywood studios.
OHHHHH. This chocolate mousse is divine. It is from France in Epcot. I found the recipe online and it turns out amazing. I am going to make it for mother's day.
This is where my new obsession begins.

These macarons are so goo and so expensive. I really am determined to make my own. They are little tricky.  I have alreadyI will do a post about that. I have already made about 10 batches. #keeptrying
Hanging at Epcot.
Butterfly. 
Stunning weather. 
Welcome to Florida. We love it there.

Michelle

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Super Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies


I love to make chocolate chip cookies. Here is yet another recipe. This one is really delicious. Wait, I think that I say that every time. :) They were very tender and I had some green and red chips left from Christmas so I tossed them in too.  ENJOY





Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
11/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions

In a stand mixer cream butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Mix until everything is combined. 
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough for 30 minutes. The longer you chill the thicker your cookies.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Scoop balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 9- 11 minutes, until the edge are just golden brown. The center will appear underdone.

Let cookies cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack



Original chocolate chip cookie recipe 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Light and Fluffy Pancakes


I love pancakes!! I love pancakes!! So do my kids. Now honestly I usually use Krustez chocolate chip mix to make our pancakes. I tried this recipe and it is really great. Light and fluffy. No pictures... sorry I had a rushed day. xo

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

mini chocolate chips :)


Wet Ingredients
1 egg
¾ cup milk {a little less or a little more is fine depending on the consistency you like}
2 tablespoons cooking oil

Instructions
In a large measuring cup, whisk together dry ingredients
Add wet ingredients and mix well
Heat griddle and spray with non-stick cooking spray
Pour batter onto hot griddle
Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes, flip and cook other side

Note: batter makes 1½ cups - use ¼ cup for each pancake, it will make 6 large pancakes

recipe from here

Saturday, October 3, 2015

All about the Splurge

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies

Just the title alone should have your mouth watering. Yummy Andes candies. I remember they were my Grandma's favorite candy. The 2 layers of chocolate and the green minty center. I know that I have a love of mint and chocolate just like my Grandma. For that matter I love raspberry and chocolate, cayenne and chocolate, marshmallow and chocolate etc... Just about everything and chocolate :)

I made these for work. I had to do a pregame show and a post game show for a Buffalo Bills preseason game that aired on our station and thought that a treat for the whole gang was in order. These mint baking chips were in the cupboard so I looked on the back of the bag and low-and-behold a recipe. 
These cookies were soft and a little chewy and had the perfect mint flavor.
So delicious.




Ingredients:

1/2 cup salted butter - softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 package (10oz) Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips
2 2/3 cups sifted all purpose flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.
Beat the butter, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla adn eggs until mixed. Stir in Andes Baking chips then flour. Chill about 1 hour in refrigerator. Measure out approximately 1 oz dough. (I used a scoop) (the dough was a little hard at first) Place on baking sheet. Bake for around 8-10 minutes. Cool on pans for two minutes then on wire racks to cool completely.

recipe from bag of chips

~Enjoy
Michelle 

 
 

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