Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shelly's Fantasies.

As sisters we love chocolate (except obviously Lindsay, poor girl.) We get our love from chocolate from our mother. She loves chocolate anything. Chocolate cookies, chocolate almonds, chocolate caramel squares, chocolate cake bites, or just a dove chocolate candy bar. The list goes on and on. Well one of our families most favorite chocolate cookie is Shelly's Fantasies from Mrs. Fields cook book. The reason these cookies caught our attention as children many many years ago was because 1. they are pure chocolate. and 2. our mother's name is Shelly, which obviously means they are to die for because she approves! They are a rich gooey chocolate cookie! What more can you ask for? Warning: This recipe makes a ton of cookies so you have two options. 1. make the entire original batch and freeze part of the dough for later use. (or later cookie dough enjoyment.) 2. cut the recipe in half and not have cookie dough enjoyment in desperate times of chocolate cravings. Its your choice!

Shelly's Fantasies.
{Pre heat: 375 degrees}

1 1/4 cup Butter {at room temperature}
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup cocoa
3 cups flour 
1 bag white chocolate chips

Mix butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.  Add in eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined.  In a separate bowl combine salt, baking soda, cocoa, and flour.  Add dry ingredients into mixture.  Mix until combined.  The dough should be thick.  Stir in white chocolate chips {this might take some muscle because of the thickness of the dough.} Drop about 1 inch cookie dough on a cookie sheet and bake for approx. 7 min.


{this recipe was brought to you by brooke.}

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats

These are so easy, fun and totally delicious!!! I love cinnamon rolls, but they are very time consuming, so this alternative is so great! They surprise your taste buds in a lovely way, you will not be disappointed!!!

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats


1/4 cup butter
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp unsulphured molasses
2 tsp cinnamon
1 (10.5 oz) bag miniature marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal

Butter a 9x13 dish, set aside.  Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium low heat.  Stir in salt, molasses, and cinnamon.  Add marshmallows and stir constantly until marshmallows have completely melted.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.  Fold in Rice Krispies Cereal, stirring until evenly coated.  Pour Rice Krispie Treat mixture into buttered dish.  Spread mixture evenly into pan with a buttered spatula.  Allow to cool several minutes, then cut while still slightly warm.  Using your hands, round edges of cut squares by cupping your hands around the edges and gently pressing.  Allow to cool completely then pipe Cream Cheese Frosting over tops of Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats.  Optional, dust the tops lightly with cinnamon.

Alternately, for a simpler method, simply spread Rice Krispie Treats mixture into buttered pan after folding in cereal.  Allow them to cool then spread Cream Cheese Frosting evenly over top with a butter knife or an icing spatula.  Cut into squares

Cream Cheese Frosting
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

{recipe from}

{This was brought to you by Ashley}

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Peppermint Popcorn

This holiday popcorn is extremely easy, extremely delicious and SO festive!!! I am so excited to share the recipe with you!! I have already made two huge batches and I plan to take two more huge batches to our family Christmas parties this weekend!!! I hope you love it!!! :)

Peppermint Popcorn


1 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
1 lb vanilla almond bark
2 tsp peppermint extract
1 pkg "bobs" regular sized peppermint candy canes (you could totally use another brand, I just used bob's because they were the cheapest!!)
1/2 bag milk chocolate chips

Pop the popcorn and put in a VERY large bowl-or two regular large bowls.  Crush the candy canes until they are in small pieces (you don't want them to be crushed into peppermint sand....just really small pieces.) I used my ninja food processor, but a meat mallet or rolling pin could work just fine as well if you put them in a ziplock bag. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over your bowl of dry popcorn. Melt the almond bark.  I melted mine in a double boiler on the stove, but this can be done in 30 second increments in the microwave as well.  Once it is all the way melted, add peppermint extract (the extract may look like it is crystalizing, but it will even out the more you stir it in).  Once mixed I added a few drops of red food coloring to make it a little more "festive" :) pour evenly over your popcorn and mix until each piece is coated evenly.  Lay out a large piece of wax paper, enough that you can pour the entire bowl of popcorn to make a large single layer on the counter. (I used tin foil because we were out of wax paper, and it worked just fine)  Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments.  Using a fork drizzle the popcorn with the chocolate.  Let the popcorn set and dry for about an hour-2 hours before using (it tastes heavenly when it is fresh on the counter, but it would not be the right consistency to serve in a bowl at a taste away, but consider waiting the full amount of time before presenting it to your family-you could also put the wax paper on cookie sheets and put the popcorn in the freezer to hustle the process :) ) Once dry, break into chunks and serve in your favorite holiday bowl!!!

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!!!! :) 


{this holiday goodness was brought to you by Ashley}

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cheese Ball

This is the best cheese ball in the world and it only takes 5-10 minutes!
So easy but so good!  We make it for every party and it is gone fast!

You will need:
1 8 oz pack cream cheese softened
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 oz. packet of dry ranch dips
1 cupish cheddar cheese

Mix cream cheese, mayo, buttermilk, ranch in a bowl then add cheese
Shape to desire. Sprinkle more cheese on top. Chill in fridge to mix the flavors. ( not needed but tastes better when colder)
Made by Lindsay and Rachel

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Luscious Banana Pie

So I realize that we have not posted for a while.  So sorry about has been a crazy few weeks!!!! 

This banana pie is not very fact, its not really a banana cream pie....even though there are banana's and cream in the recipe.  It is a twist on the original....and quite possibly the most wonderful twist ever invented.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Luscious Banana Pie 
{I also forgot to take pics the pie......but just trust me...its amazing!!!!}


3 bananas, sliced
1 tin of sweetened condensed milk
2 cups whipping cream, whipped until there are peaks (add powdered sugar and vanilla for a blissfully sweet taste!)
1 package graham crackers
1 stick of butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 small bar of chocolate {i used a few hershey kisses that I had in the cupboard}

Your first step can be done way ahead of time (at least hours but can be as much as months before). Remove the label on the condensed milk and submerge the unopened can in pot of water. Cover and boil for 2.5 hours. Warning: Be sure to keep the can covered by water at all times!!After the time has passed, take pot off the stove and allow the can to cool.

To make the crust 
  • Grind up graham crackers in food processor.
  • Melt stick of butter in microwave and pour into crumb mixture.
  • Blend until you have a moist sand mixture.
  • Smooth wet crumbs into pie plate to make a crust.
  • Bake at 350F for 10 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Cut up bananas into slices and lay into your crust. It doesn't matter how you arrange them. 
  • Open the can of sweetened condensed milk (now a caramel sauce) (WARNING: It will splatter when you open the can, so do it in a sink!!!) 
  • Spread whipped cream over the pie. 
  • Grate chocolate on top (optional)
  • Put in fridge to set for at least 1 hour

{this recipe was brought to you by Ashley who adapted the recipe from :) }

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oreo Turkeys

I love doing crafts. Especially if it includes making them with sweets. These turkeys definitely fit that description! They are so easy to make and would be so fun for kids. Or make them by yourself and you will have just as much fun, and they turn out so cute! 

Oreo Turkeys.

double stuffed oreos.
reeses {miniature.}
candy corn.

Start by putting frosting on the back edge of one oreo and placing the other oreo on top {sticking up.}
Next cut a sliver off your reeses so it can sit nicely on top of the oreos.  Place a dollop of frosting on the cut part of the reeses and stick it on the oreo for the body.
To add the candy corn feathers, cut the white part off for later use as the beak.  Then put some frosting in the middle of the oreo and stick the candy corn upside down in the frosting to secure. {you might have to hold them a little to stick.}
To make the head, add a small dot of frosting to a white "beak" and stick it to the head.  Add the sprinkles for the eyes by adding a miniscule dot of frosting on the sprinkle. 

Then add a dollop of frosting to the back of the whopper and stick on the reeses.  Now just look how cute they are and see all the different personalities that shine through each turkey!

{this recipe was brought to you by brooke.}

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Twisted Breadsticks

One day Rachel and I decided we wanted to make bread so we did and it turned out perfect. Ever since then we have been trying bread, rolls, and bread stick recipes. I found this recipe and made them to go with our dinner that night.  they turned out pretty good and it was a really easy recipe. I hope you enjoy them.

You will need-

3 tbsp. yeast                                               1/2 cup sugar
1 cup warm water                                       1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup milk scalded and cooled               2 tsp. salt
2 eggs                                                         7 cups flour 

Sprinkle yeast on top of water and set aside.  In a large mixing bowl, pour in milk, eggs, sugar, butter, and salt. Blend together at a high speed. Stir yeast and water then add to other mixture.  Blend in 3 cups of flour and mix at a high speed for 5 min. Gradually add in 3 cups more of flour.  Dough will be sticky.  Put dough on a floured surface and knead until dough is no longer sticky to touch. Place in a greased bowl and let it rise until double in size.

 Shape as desired.  ( I cut a six inch long 2 inch wide piece then cut it in half to have two pieces then twist them). You can sprinkle garlic, cinnamon, etc. or just leave them plain. bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. (15-20 min.)

After they are done baking brush with butter and enjoy!

{These yummy bread sticks were brought to you by Lindsay and Rachel}
{Recipe adapted from Worldwide Ward Cookbook}