Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Garlic Bubble Bread

This bread is one of my family's favorites! It's easy and delicious.

Garlic Bubble Bread

Thaw out a loaf of frozen bread dough.
With a pizza cutter, cut it into 1 or 2 inch pieces.
Melt 1 cube butter. Stir in 2 Tbsp parsley flakes, 3/4 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp garlic salt.
Dip each piece of bread dough in the butter mixture and place in a bread pan.
Let rise for 1 hour.
Bake at 350* for 30 minutes.
Tip pan over onto a large plate and let it sit for a bit so all of the garlicky, buttery goodness soaks into the bread.
Pluck away and devour!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Christmas Wreath

Laci and I made some wreaths last year for Christmas using a wire hanger and a whole bunch of Christmas ornaments!

Balloon Wreath

I made a Birthday Wreath to hang up when someone in our family has a birthday. I got the idea from http://www.howdoesshe.com/ . What a fun way to celebrate a special day!

Courtney & Jordan's Wedding Reception

My niece Courtney got married in August and the family asked if I would do the refreshments. So with the help of most of the entire family (thanks Shirley, Lesli, Betty, Laci, Dani, Jessi, Carol and Chelzee) we whipped out some awesome chocolate cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes, oreo balls and chocolate mousse cups. I think they turned out great! With all that chocolate, we ended up just serving water with sliced lemons, oranges and limes in it.

Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Lois' Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was in a recipe card exchange a while ago and this was one of the recipes I received. Lois Wood made the recipe card (which was awesome, by the way) and the cookies are simply delicious! My picture is a bit blurry. Give these cookies a try.

1 cup shortening
2 eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar

Cream together and add:

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp hot water

Beat well and add:

12 oz chocolate chips
1 cup nuts (if desired)

Bake 7~8 minutes at 350 degrees.