Thursday, December 20, 2007

Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! and a shout-out

So last night was the cookie exchange...it was fun, but I've been left with A LOT of cookies. Thank goodness Dan took a huge tray of them to work. Everyone had beautiful and of course, yummy cookies. My favorite were my friend B's Buckeye Balls. Chocolate and peanut butter together...need I say more? I ended up doing the Nutella Kisses that my friend Slacker Mama made, as well as the Cranberry, Chocolate and Oat bars from the Kraft Food & Family Magazine. (If you don't get that magazine, it's free and they always have great recipes. Just go on their website and sign up) They were really good-thanks K, for the recipe! Also, huge thanks to my friend J, over at Sweet Peas and Pumpkins for the hot chocolate recipe. I ended up making it in the crockpot and used a package of Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips and they melted just fine. It simmered for a couple of hours before guests arrived which gave it time to get to the ideal consistency and temperature. It was oh so creamy! Can't you just taste it now with that description? Ha! Ha! A couple of the women loved it so much that they are going to make it on Christmas morning for their families. Of course, adding the Bailey's Irish Cream is a good treat for the adults!

Oh, and today I'm grateful for sweet neighbors. I'm so happy that we finally live in a neighborhood where the neighbors actually like to socialize and are friendly. You know in an instant if you needed anything they would be right there for you. What a refreshing feeling!

3 comments:

slacker mama said...

I'm glad you liked the Nutella Kisses!

I have a chocolate and peanut butter bar recipe that will blow your mind! Super easy and absolutely delicious! Let me know if you want it.

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

Wow! You've been busy! The pics are great, Harrison is too cute!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I am so glad the hot chocolate turned out well. Bailey's works great, BTW. :)