Thursday, July 23, 2009

More cake balls

My cake balls that I made for our family party on Sunday. My mother took this picture before they were devoured! They were a huge hit and I will definitely be making more of them for family gatherings! I figured that one cake made about 55 of them or so.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cake Balls!

Bakerella has inspired me in so many ways! Pat was off working a 24 hour shift this weekend so I needed to entertain myself. What to do? Bake!

Her website can explain far better how to make them, so I won't attempt it. Her photography is also much better than mine, but here are my pictures of my creations.

I seriously think they're so cute I can hardly stand it. I've got another batch at home ready for dipping tonight and I can't wait. I'll probably even bake another cake for dipping on Tuesday. I think they came out pretty well for my first time!
I'm obsessed!!




My working space (I love our kitchen):












What do you think? Any suggestions?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pat in the kitchen!

When I got home last night my wonderful husband had dinner all prepared for me. Shake n' bake chicken, corn and stuffing! What a great surprise and it tasted sooo good too! There's something wonderful about walking in the door at 7pm and having dinner already made for you!

Thanks honey!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Crockpot Salsa Chicken


(crappy cell phone picture)
I've seen this recipe all over the internet, but I mixed it up a little. Most people just use salsa and chicken. But I didn't have enough salsa so I added some frozen corn and a can of stewed tomatoes. I then added some red pepper flakes for a little spice.

This was VERY good and I wish I had made more for leftovers! We ate it with tortillas and I will definitely be making it again!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

More 4th food!

Homemade sugar cookies with homemade buttercream frosting:

Fruit platter (strawberries, grapes and cherries) with fruit dip:


More strawberries and some pretzels to use up the rest of the white chocolate:



Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!


Friday, July 3, 2009

Father's Day

This blog is WAY overdue, but here it is anyway, they're too cute not to share!

Like a lot of people (I hope!), I know my Dad is the best one out there. However, he is impossible to buy presents for. When I saw a post on http://www.bakerella.com/ before Father's Day I knew what I would be making.

Burgers and fries!






Stryker helped too!
These pictures don't do them justice at all, they were so cute and a huge hit! Bakerella has easy instructions in her blog and even templates for the tray and fry holder!
Even though Dad doesn't eat sweets I know he appreciated the thought and time that went into these. He even took them to work to show off!