Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dangerous Chocolate Mug Cakes

Sunday night my mom came over and helped the kids make wee cakes in a mug. I was going to make one too but instead I was sitting on my butt watching the Oscars. I was just too lazy and tired to move basically! I did take pics though and want to try this out for myself sometime. I think I'd add more chocolate to it with whipped cream and sprinkles on top. I'm salivating already!

If you can't wait for the recipe click on mom and then on her label "just for fun". By the way, they call this cake dangerous because you're only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake. Too easy to make and too easy to eat! Can you see the calories adding up??


Collin was mixin' it up.

Carlee stirrin' away. She did a lot of taste testing too.

The finished deliciousness.

Collin gave it a thumbs up.

I think Carlee ate mostly ice cream.

Collin really gets into his food!

Go whip one up. You know you want to!

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies*

When I saw this recipe on Bakerella
I knew that I just had to make some!
Of course being the chocolate lover that
I am I used chocolate fudge cake mix
instead of red velvet.
They are soooo goood!!!

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
1 Box red velvet cake mix*
1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
2 Eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix ingredients until combined.
Drop spoonfuls of cookie batter onto baking sheet about two inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Cream Cheese Filling
1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 8 oz. Package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 1lb. Box of confectioner's sugar
1 tsp Vanilla

In a mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla.
Gradually add sugar and mix until smooth.
Makes about 24 cookies or 12 cookie sandwiches.
* Any cake mix should work.

Note: For some reason I had a lot of leftover frosting. I might have to cook up some cupcakes and use the rest in the middle!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Twin Baby Cookie Bouquet

This was a fun baby bouquet to put together!

My friend Josie is having twin girls and we always tease her that their names are "Maui" and "Waui". She and her husband were married in Maui so it seemed fitting!

She loved the cookies! She said she was going to take them home and hide them from her hubby so he wouldn't eat them all. Now I can't wait for the babies to get here!

Baby Shower Cookies

These are the cookie favor baskets I made for a friends baby shower.

I individually wrapped each in a cookie bag with a tiny baby favor and pink ribbon.
Everyone loved them although they said they were too cute to eat!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Heart Pizza

Here's a very fast easy pizza we made for our Valentine's dinner.


1 tube Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough
Pizza sauce
14 or more Pepperoni slices, cut with mini heart cookie cutter
Assorted grated cheese


I accidentally threw out the directions to this. Oopsi! So just follow the directions on the pizza dough package. I rolled out the dough and tried to shape it into a heart shape. Then I topped it with sauce, cheese and pepperoni. I forgot to buy any mozzerella so I used a little cheddar, swiss and colby jack. It was an interesting combo but it actually tasted great!

It cooked fast and the kids loved it!

Whole Lotta V-Day Cookies

I just love Valentine cookies!!
Here's some examples of some we did this year.

Hearts To You!

Carlee's Valentine Breakfast

Little miss Carlee is my pancake eating monster so I wanted to make her some special ones for Valentine's day!

I was going to put the recipe on here but all I did was use the Bisquick recipe. The only difference is that I substituted 1/2 cup of applesauce for the eggs. Plus of course I added mini heart sprinkles on top of the finished pancake. Substituting applesauce for eggs seems to work pretty good for Carlee so she can still enjoy her pancakes allergy free.

Here's little miss bedhead wanting me to cut up her pancake for her. So spoiled!

Yum Yum!!
Sprinkles make anything fun! Collin didn't even want to eat his pancake the little onery boy. He did eat:

Pink milk!

And red applesauce!
Then he wanted to move onto V-Day candy.
I just added a drop or two of red food coloring to the milk and applesauce. I don't know how healthy adding dye is but the kids sure loved it!

So Anti-V-Day!

My hubby Eric is a long time Valentine hater so I decided to surprise him with an anti-valentine's day cookie bouquet.

Of course I had to have black hearts!

These cookies represent a heart gone bad, cupid with no head, and obviously a stupid cupid heart. Eric thought these were funny but there was a downside to my fun. Now Collin knows how to spell stupid. What's a mom to do?