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Homemade Oreos

March 31, 2011

Since you are all aware of my cookie addiction, I thought in celebration of posting more recipes (I needed a cooking break) I would make some homemade Oreos. I searched and searched for the perfect recipe and I think I found it. Big Daddy said they were even better than Oreos, and that means a lot coming from him. Make sure you have a big glass of cold milk ready when you eat these bad boys.

The first step is to let your crazy kiddo mix all the dry ingredients.

Then beat in the butter and egg until the dough comes together.

Next is the fun part, just use you hands and form little circles as thick as you want. I did mine a little on the thin side because I wanted the outside crunchy like a real Oreo, but I think the next time I make them I will do them a little thicker.

Then make your frosting. Be sure to get messy while enjoying the beaters.

Then plop a generous spoonful of frosting onto one cookie and smash another one on top! Mmmmmmm.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 egg

Frosting:

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
3. Add the butter and egg and beat until well mixed.
4.  Place a ball of dough on the cookie sheet and press flat with your hands. You can also use cookie cutters if you would like, once the dough is flat.
5. Bake for approx 9 mins. Place on cooling racks to dry.

Frosting:

1. Beat all the ingredients together  on a medium speed for at least three minutes (this is important, it makes it light and fluffy)

Recipe from www.cupcakeproject.com

Idaho Falls Airport Review

March 27, 2011

Flight time 6:40 am.

5:11 am alarm goes off.

5:42 am leave apartment.

6:06 am arrive at airport, notice no one is in line at the counter so I take my time saying bye to BD.

6:10 am walk into the airport.

6:11 am arrive at the check-in counter, where a rude worker (who is on the phone) informs me that I can no longer check my bag because it is less than thirty minutes before my plane is supposed to leave, so I can either condense everything into a carry-on or change flights. I look at her in disbelief because I have arrived at larger airports with much less time and have no problem. I pull out my phone and it does indeed say 6:11 am. I feel my blood instantly boil and start to get real angry. I’m sure my face gets bright red like it usually does when I get mad. She continues to tell me there is nothing she can do about it, and all I can think of is, “really? Are you feet broken because the airplane is about 20 ft from where we are standing and you could easily walk yourself out there and personally put it in the plane with plenty of time left before my plane leaves.”

She also says, “you really should be here an hour before your plane leaves.”

Then I say, “Yes in a perfect world I would have been here an hour before but I had no idea about your policy.” I continue being irritated and she is still holding the phone to her face so whomever she is talking to can hear this whole conversation (great customer service).

Then she looks at me and says, “so are you going to compact it into a carry-on?”

So I say, “what carry-on? I am just going to pull one out of my butt?” Ok, I didn’t say that but it is what I thought. What I really said was, “I obviously don’t have a carry-on, so I guess, change my flight.”

You still may be asking yourself…why didn’t they just check your bag? I assure you I am still asking myself this same question. When I asked why not this is all she said, “the thing just doesn’t work anymore and we can’t do it.” The thing? If I wasn’t so pissed and it wasn’t so early I would have had great things to say about that.

Anyway, she proceeds to help the trainee book my new flight (and yes, she is still on the phone). $50 and a new flight later, I am then given a sticky note with a number on it. I am then told to walk over to the self check-in kiosk and check myself in with my confirmation number on the sticky note. I am still the only one at the counter with no one in line behind me. So, I walk over and check myself in ( I am still to flabbergasted at this point to really get angry with people). Then the beast on the phone finally leaves.

I walk back to the counter check my bag, that can magically be checked for a different flight just not for mine. I am about to walk away and start to see clearly so I ask, “did you happen to add a lap child onto my ticket.” Of course not. So back I go and the trainee did it wrong (I don’t blame her I blame the crazy lady on the phone). Then lady number three comes to help redo my ticket. Blah, blah, blah. It gets fixed and I inform the new lady how rude the first lady was and that maybe since they had lots of people standing around doing nothing and they don’t inform people of their retarded policy (I could see it being valid in an airpot with more than three gates) and they could clearly see I had a bag that needed to be checked they could have come and told me I had limited time…and then I walk away, slowly getting over my irritation because life happens.

We fly to Salt Lake….Lil Sas entertains the crowds with her cuteness and licks a garbage can….it was a fun day.

A couple days later when the customer service/bag checking survey came from Delta I could not have been happier to fill it out for them.

The end.

FASHION FRIDAY!!!!! March, 25

March 25, 2011

I bet you all thought I forgot about you…well, I didn’t. I am just in Washington for a bit helping watch some crazy little boys. Anyway, I have limited access to cameras and computers so I will try to post when possible. So the pics today are taken by my awesome phone, and I am blogging on a Mac computer (it is like a foreign language).

This Fashion Friday is brought to you by Macy’s and there fantastic sale I partook of yesterday. I can’t wait to live by a real mall with real stores!!!!! There is nothing for sale this week (sad for you, I know) but these sexynesses should get you excited for future FFs.

LOOK AT THESE SEXYYYYYYYYYY BOOTS! My life will never be the same. (Keep in mind it is a Mac and I don’t have any idea how to flip the picture…my bad). The best part about both of these as they were only $20 a piece! If you have a Macy’s by you I suggest checking out the sales this week.

So todays fashion is fun on the go. Easy to accomplish…all you need is a face. And isn’t that just the cutest little baby in the back? She was free with the shoes!!! Woohoo.

Fashion Friday: March 18

March 18, 2011

I feel as though some of you are missing the purpose of Fashion Friday so let me break it down again.

1. I have great fashion sense and I want to share it with the world.
2. I do not post how much I paid for the articles of clothing, I post how much it would cost for you to buy it from me.
3. Everything I wear is for sale (except for the cat boots), if you don’t like my prices, make an offer.
4. This week I look GOOOOOOOD.

Spring is in the air and what says Spring better than jelly shoes?!?!?!! I will tell you, nothing. This is a great Spring outfit because you get the floralish (it’s a word in my world) pattern of the top with the stripes of the socks. Patten mixing is totally in and when done the right way it can really scream,”I’m a hottie!”. Exhibit A:

But we all know the true star of this outfit is the shoes, so take a closer look.

Shop my closet:

Top: $12
Orange shorts: $12
Cat socks: $1
Jellies: $5

My attempt at being crafty.

March 16, 2011

It is apparent to me that I have a lack of stalkers in the town in which I dwell, because only one person has entered my amazing giveaway…or maybe they all just want to continue with their non-zumba lives and remain unhappy. That must be it. With that said, onto more exciting things happening in my ever entertaining life.

 I would first like to say that I am not crafty. By that, I mean I do not have the patience for crafts. If I start a project and it isn’t done in approx. 10 minutes then I am so over it. But I am bound to change my ways and am on a quest to be that “crafty person.” You know, the one that you want to be…making all the things your neighbors envy. I found this very ugly(if you like Dora please excuse that previous comment) toy chest last week at a local thrift store and I decided I was going to make it beautiful.

So I sanded it a little, by hand. Lets be honest, sanding by hand sucks…so it was short lived.

Then I attempted to spray paint it. Two cans later it looked like this. Still pink and Doraed.


Then I went and bought some paint and it started to look real good. I bought new baskets at Michaels and here is the finished product.


Here is what I learned. This was a spendy toy chest project and I think I could have found a new one for less. I am finding that the initial crafting process is expensive but once you already have the supplies it gets cheaper…hopefully, or I quit.

 

Fashion Friday: March 11

March 11, 2011

This week has been eventful for me. Lil Sas had a cold and cough most of the week, I had my first lawn party yesterday with my buddy Kelly and her little ones. It was 45 degrees outside, how can you resist a lawn party?

Today I decided to go casual with jeans and a t-shirt. Simple yet classy all at the same time. This is a look that would be easy for anyone to replicate. (I tried being serious for this picture since this is a serious matter, but BD made me laugh. Curse him.)

Shop my closet:

Orange flip flops: $5
Hudson jeans: $50
Tank top: $5
T-shirt: $5
Head piece: $5

Looks like 5 is the lucky number today!

Chicken Green Chili Quesadilla

March 9, 2011

I first would like to start by saying this recipe comes from a friend/neighbor and his name is John…everyone say, “thanks John!!!” When he shared this recipe with me he said he doesn’t get the praise he deserves for creating this delicious quesadilla. I agreed with him. This recipe is very comparable tasting to Bajio’s, mmmm. It is also super quick and easy which is a huge plus in my book.

I have a lack of pictures for this recipe since I had first taken pictures of it before my computer was so rudely attacked by that evil virus. Had I been thinking last night when I made them again, I would have taken more…..it’s a sob story I know.

Well here are a couple pictures I have of the process, lucky for you they are goooood.

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts – cooked and shredded (I just boil mine)
1 small can fire roasted chilis
1/4-1/3 cup ranch dressing (it really just depends on your preference, I just squirt some in until I think it looks good)
tortillas
shredded cheese

Directions:

1. Mix the chicken, chilis and ranch on medium heat in a pan until warm.

2. Warm up your tortilla in a skillet with cheese and some of the chicken mixture, until the cheese is melted.

3. BAM! Enjoy. Serve with whatever your little heart desires.