Thursday, December 24, 2009

Flan...NOT Flop.

Woooohoooo!! I figured out how to make flan! It was delicious! And, as you can see, I got it to come out of the pan with out any problems.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Butterscotch Bars

I can't remember the last time I made cookie bars. I made these because I needed something fast and easy to take to work. These were super easy. I got the recipe off the bag of butterscotch chips and they were a big hit. So easy and so yummy, I can't wait to make them again.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Another Cookie Swap

My dear friend, Debbie, hosted her annual cookie swap this past weekend. It was a blast. She is a wonderful hostess, and always goes above and beyond. Really, she prove it...those are her snowflake cookies on the white platter. So much detail, and yummy too! It was great seeing everyone, and all the cookies were delicious.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Almost as good as Thin Mints

Pudding cookies. You know I love them. Here is my latest take on my favorite cookie. This version uses chocolate fudge pudding mix and dark chocolate and mint chips. I also used crisco instead of butter. If you love Thin Mints, you'll love these cookies.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Flan Flop...

What went wrong?
This is my very first attempt at making flan. I definitely need some practice.
To answer the question of what went wrong... two things for sure...
1. I burnt the sugar..bad.
2. I turned it out of the dish to early. I should have waited and let it cool for at least five minutes.
However, all was not lost. The custard was actually pretty tasty and the consistency good.
I will try again tomorrow. Wish me luck.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Easy Pudding Cookies!

These are my all time favorite cookies! They are also the cookies I made for the cookie swap. They are super easy, and they don't take a lot of ingredients. Plus, they are moist and sweet and oh so chocolaty.
I got the recipe from but here it is, just in case you want to make these yummy treats.

Pudding Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) Chocolate Instant Pudding
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
1 pkg. white chocolate chips
BEAT butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add dry pudding mix; beat until well blended. Add eggs and baking soda; mix well. Gradually add flour, beating after each addition until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
DROP dough 2 inches apart, onto un-greased baking sheets.
BAKE at 350°F for 10 to 12 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 min. on baking sheets; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I hosted my first cookies and recipe swap this weekend. I had 18 guests. Each person made 9 dozen cookies. In all, we had over 2000 cookies! That's a lot of sugar!