March 26, 2010

Oreo Truffles

The other day at the doctors office I was reading through an old issue of better homes and gardens magazine. I came across a very simple recipe for Oreo Truffles. I knew I had to try to make them.

You only need 3 ingredients. A package of Oreo Cookies (I used reduced fat), 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, and 1 package of melting chocolate. (I used white morsels for this batch)

I put the Oreo cookies in a large ziploc bag and crushed them up into little pieces.

Once all the cookies were finely crushed I mixed in the cream cheese with my hand mixer. Then form into little balls.

Melt the chocolate. I used white chocolate morsels. On low heat melt the morsels. Once the morsels start to shine, keep stirring till they are all melted. Once chocolate is melted dip the balls to coat and place on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

They are great!! I will def try to make these with milk chocolate next time. With the white chocolate, they remind me of Oreo cookies covered with white fudge chocolate that are in stores during the winter. YUM!!!

Rainy Friday

It's a chilly rainy Friday, here in Virginia. I decided to make some comfort food for dinner. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn. Yum!! The house smells so good right now while everything is cooking. While I was washing my potatoes earlier I saw some great photo ops and I think they turned out really good. :)

March 24, 2010


I'm back from my cruise! Been back since Sunday. It was wonderful!! I'm still getting back into the swing of things so I'm sorry I haven't really posted any new blogs. We're also on diets so I'm trying to cut back on making and eating sweets. I hope everyone is enjoying SPRING! :)

March 11, 2010

Peanut Butter Cups

My friend Laura made Peanut Butter Cups the other day. It seemed so simple and so yummy so I decided to make them myself.

Peanut Butter Cups
3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
2 Tbsp confectioners sugar
12 oz milk chocolate
1/3 cup crushed graham crackers

Microwave peanut butter for 20 seconds until softened. Mix in confectioners sugar and crushed graham crackers until uniform.

Melt chocolate over a double boiler. I don't own a double boiler, so I just melted the chocolate in a saucepan and kept stirring till melted. Spoon a teaspoon of melted chocolate in the bottom of a baking cup. Tilt and rotate the baking cup to spread the melted chocolate up the side of the cup slightly. Scoop large rounded teaspoons of peanut butter mixture and press into a half dollar size patty. Place in baking cup, and cover with the rest of the melted chocolate.

Place in muffin tin to maintain shape, and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Makes 15 cups.

March 10, 2010

Getting excited....

This is the only thing I'm thinking about.........We leave for our cruise this Sunday. I can't wait to get to the bahamas. :)

March 5, 2010

Chicken Fettucine Alfredo

Today, I made Chicken Fettucine Alfredo for dinner. I had never made it before but figured it couldn't be that hard to make. I was right!! Sooooo easy to make!!! I baked the chicken breasts in the oven. Once the chicken was almost done, I boiled some fettucine noodles and also made the Alfredo sauce in a seperate saucepan. While the noodles and sauce were cooking I cut up the chicken breasts into bite size pieces. Then I drained the noodles and added the chicken and the sauce and mixed together. DELISH!! :)

March 4, 2010

Grandma Runyon's Meatloaf

I made Grandma Runyon's meatloaf for dinner. I hadn't made it in a long time and it sure is comforting.

All you need is ground meat (I used turkey), 2 eggs, 2 slices of bread broken up little, pepper, and a can of stewed tomatoes. Mix it all together and add to your meatloaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour to an hour and a half. :)

I peeled, cut up and cooked potatoes, then mashed them adding some pepper, milk and butter. I hate peeling potatoes. But it's def worth it to have REAL mashed potatoes!!!

For dessert I made lemon bars again!! :)

March 2, 2010


The lemon bars were a huge hit yesterday. My husband finished them all off. LOL He wants me to make them again and I will def be making them again!! Today, I decided to bake some cookies from scratch! I was so glad that I had all ingredients on hand. :)

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

March 1, 2010

When life gives you lemons, just make dinner and dessert.

I was feeling for something lemony today. I figured since I hadn't made lemon pepper chicken in a while that it's time for some so I did. :)

I made lemon pepper chicken, corn and whole grain brown rice. MMM! Yum!! :)

For dessert I made lemon bars. I bought a lemon bar box mix at the grocery store. (Krusteaz) It was very easy to make and it taste homemade. Grandpa Runyon would have loved these b/c they remind me very much of lemon pie which was his favorite. :*)