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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Halloween Costume :)

Just a part of my costume as Betty Crocker. :] And I made it myself. Well... I put the 'B' on.

Magical Meatloaf and Killer Cookies

Today's recipes came from my Philidelphia Cream Cheese Cookbook and The Hershey Cookbook. For dinner I made meatloaf. But this wasn't an ordinary meatloaf. It was smothered in magical mashed potatoes and had cheese on top. Anything with cheese on top is almost guaranteed to be good in my book. The secret ingredient in the potatoes was cream cheese. It sounds a little disgusting, but it made them absolutely fantastic. Meatloaf covered in mashed potatoes? Genius! (I didn't get a picture before we dug in. We were very excited and hungry.)
For dessert I let Crockett pick a recipe from the Hershey book of wonders. He picked a triple chocolate cookie. This was the first time I baked a cookie from scratch. They came out very yummy, but very very rich. I could only have one, and milk is a must have with these cookies. The recipe yielded 3 dozen cookies so we had some friends over to help polish off the goodness. It was a really great evening with really great food and friends.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lemon Pie

Today I was craving some Thanksgiving with my wonderful family. I can't wait to get some of Mamaw's stuffin and gravy and Memaw's lemon ice box pie!! I absolutely love Thanksgiving. It's my favorite holiday. It's the one time a year I get to see all of my dad's family. It's also one of the few times a year I get to play Nertz ALL day long. We eat lunch, play, eat dessert, play, eat dinner, play, etc. It's amazing. :] So today I baked a lemon pie to satisfy my sweet tooth and prepare myself for some Thanksgiving. This was the first time I ever baked a pie. This was also the first time I made meringue. It came out great! The pie is delicious. And I got to really use my KitchenAid mixer from our wedding for the first time. It was easier than baking a cake surprisingly and took about 15 minutes. I couldn't get the meringue to brown, but it's still fantastic. Next I get to make brownies for Crockett since he doesn't like pie. More for me!