Archive | August, 2011

It’s Peanut Butter Cookie Time…Where ya at? Where ya at?

22 Aug

So we were craving some sweetness last night and after perusing the pantry, I noticed an overwhelming amount of peanut butter. Being the peanut butter lover that I am, it was a  surprise that a copious amount of such greatness would last this long in my pantry. I immediately decided that cookies would cure our sweet fix. But alas, not enough flour…what’s mama to do? Google a recipe for flour-less peanut butter cookies, of course!

I’ve made peanut butter cookies before, but never without the usual ingredients such as flour and brown sugar, etc. I was skeptical at first but figured, if it sucked, I wouldn’t have wasted much…except for that sweet-sweet peanut buttah!! The cookies came out great. They did crumble easily and were a little too sweet  (even for me) but my daughter LOVED them, and that’s all that matters to me! Enjoy!!

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie recipe adapted from Kraft Foods…

Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 egg

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Beat egg with mixer until foamy. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Flatten in a crisscross pattern with the tines of a fork. Bake for 10 min. or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets  for 1 min. Remove to wire racks; allow cookies to cool completely.

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…and I’m crafty too!

4 Aug

*sigh!* My little man turned the BIG 5, and what better way to celebrate a Summer baby than by having a “Dinosaur Pool Party!” He changed his mind a lot about the theme. At first, it was Cars2, then it became Power Rangers, then he finally agreed to those prehistoric favorites. Now, I’m that mom who goes all out when it comes to celebrating their spawn’s day of birth. I’m the one who’s balling as we’re singing “Happy Birthday”, realizing that “my baby is growing up!” *wiping tear* I’m also the procrastinator who waits until the night before the party to get everything done. I decided to create my own decorations, assemble a most fabulous candy/sweets buffet and make the giveaways! Who has the time, you ask? Not me, but I’m gonna sure as hell try!!

Yep, I made that banner! It could have been nicer and a little bigger, but no one even noticed it…the banner, that is! The kids and I cut out the dino pictures, but when it came time to hang everything up, everyone went missing…

I got a few chuckles since the hubby noticed that my “sweets table” looked more like a memorial table…kinda morbid, I know…

By the end of the party, I was indeed pooped, but nonetheless pleased with the turn out. The birthday boy was extremely thankful and I as usual, vowed to NEVER do this again…until the next kids’ party, of course!