Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Use a double boiler to melt your chocolate. I don't have one so I just used a metal bowl and a sauce pan. Don't bring the water to a boil, just warm enough to melt your chocolate!You can use anything on the top! Nuts, broken up candy cane, white chocolate, etc. Enjoy! love, K
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
3/4 Cup Butter
6 Tbsp. Sugar + More for dipping
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Cup Flour
1/2 cup crushed peppermint sticks or candy
Preheat Oven to 350. Place parchment paper on cookie sheets. Cream butter with sugar, egg yolk and vanilla. Blend in flour 1.4 cup at a time. Stir in candy by hand.
In separate bowl, beat egg white until frothy. Roll cookie dough into 1 in ch balls. Dip the top of each ball in egg white then in sugar.
Place on cookie sheet and press down slightly. Bake 10-15 minutes.
I would use parchment paper if you have it!
(I didn't so I just sprayed the pan)
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I asked for this book for Christmas. Any book that real simple publishes is one to buy. I can't wait to get it! Check it out!
Need interior design help? This book goes through every room in your house. Tells you exactly what you need to complete each room and give you organizational ideas. I love this one! It's called Real Simple: The Organized Home.
Monday, December 3, 2007
9:35 AM – K8 picks a bear off the seat, the sogginess of the cookie itching the back of her mind, but not enough to prevent her handing it to Franny (who promptly and efficiently throws it down the hatch).
9:35:05 AM – (5 seconds later) A brown liquid – mixture of teddy graham bear and urine is discovered all over Franny, her dress, and the seat.
9:40 AM – Dad is speeding home with Franny for a new change of Sunday dress. (and yes, he even came back to church!)
12:08 AM – (Immediately after church, and the drive home from church) A new recipe appears in an anonymous inbox at Nabisco Industries. the subject reads; "bold new flavor: sweet and salty teddy grahams"
Sunday, December 2, 2007
I am moving all my family posts over to the foutch coutch! Come and take a seat! Live Lovely will still be in operation but more on a domestic diva view. I won't post as often but I will try to send out more home and family help ideas! Thanks for reading! love, K
(Himmy) K8 is a high kicking, interior decorating, momming wonder. We have way too much fun together in our little subsidized apartment. she is a professional hobbyist, and has about 20 interests all competing for attention at any given time. yet somehow, (i haven't figured this one out) she gives the majority of her attention to her family. I have about 2 interests at a given time, and if i embark on one, i disappear for a week. It used to annoy me how moderate she was, because i could never feel good about spending 5 hours (in one sitting) on a task. I'm finding out just how many amazing moments pass by in 5 hours of uninterrupted concentration. I think that best thing she has shown me is how to pause from time to time and enjoy the richest gifts life has to offer. for example, when Frannie is reading her bear a bedtime story. K8 is a very funny hunny, we laugh a lot, and shes always got an answer waiting for my rambling conjecture. (marrying up is a great thing!!!) Oh, and shes just as much an artist as I am! during rennosance times, i would have been the realist, and she would have been the impressionist!
So take a sit on our coutch and enjoy the show!