All posts tagged: Recipes


Yes, I’m feeling a bit¬†cookie monster-ish today. Or maybe it’s just the significant sugar high I have going right now. :/ So without further ado, since I have a crazy sweet tooth and can’t possibly choose a favorite… here’s Danny’s favorite Christmas cookie recipe! Butternut balls! I’ve also heard them called snowball cookies or wedding cookies. 1 cup margarine, softened 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar (doesn’t have to be sifted) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup finely chopped nuts (we use pecans) Powdered sugar Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add salt, vanilla, and flour, mixing well. Stir in pecans. Shape dough into balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until very lightly browned. Roll each in powdered sugar while warm. Yield: 3 dozen balls. Super easy! Haha… I say that, but all I did was watch Danny make them! :) He has made 3 batches already. He made the first batch yesterday while I was making peanut …

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

…for the win! One little addition for today… anyone who likes pumpkin and chocolate and/or is head over heels for the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins at the Great Harvest Bread Company¬†like I am… should definitely try making these. I made them for our retiree appreciation day last Saturday and although they didn’t quite live up to the magical ones from great harvest, they were a solid substitute. Highly recommend. :)

The Dangers of Pinterest

I joined Pinterest a few months back, thinking, ok… I just want to find out what all the hype is about. Well, since that time, I feel like I’ve become a Pinterest maniac. If only I spent as much time doing the things I see on Pinterest as I do pinning then, I would could have traveled the world, learned about 5 new languages, completed my CE for the next 10 years, finished about a hundred craft projects, all the while cooking 3 meals per day at home and renovating my home into my beautiful dream home. If I had the money for all those things, of course. To be fair, I have successfully made about 5 meals from Pinterest recipes, a daily cleaning schedule inspired by a photo I saw on there, as well as detailed plans for a juice cleanse that Danny and I will probably start sometime next week (once we finish all the cinnamon rolls and cookies we have sitting around the house, of course) :/ I have a ‘board’ for …