Friday, September 30, 2011

Started the room makeover!

My before photo. Yes, it's messy! As usual. This room has been green and navy blue for a long time. It used to be the boys' room. Now, my creative space. It's time to make it my own. :) Decided on a sunny yellow. Hope to add some creative detail for fun.
So, it begins. Looks like it's going to need about 3 coats of paint. I will post an update next week. Guess I better get to work!
This is my newest piece of creativity selling on Etsy. I am enjoying the doodling. :)
Have a super weekend!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

No Bake Cookie Recipe

This is a family favorite. Made some for Chris and Reed's college care packages.

2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
3 cups of quick oats

Mix sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in saucepan and cook on medium heat until it begins to boil. Boil for one minute then remove from heat. Add oatmeal, salt, vanilla and peanut butter. Spoon onto waxed paper and let cool.


Have a great week!  Laura

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reed and Karen's Vegetarian Dinner!

Reed and Karen found some nice recipes on  But, they revised them to make them vegetarian instead of vegan.  They used cheese and milk in some of the recipes.  :)

Cut Crescent roll dough into triangles.  
Stack ingredients and cheese on dough.  (They had veggies and cheese.)
Roll and bake on a baking sheet and bake for 10 min. at 375 degrees.
Top with enchilada sauce, tomatoes, cilantro and avocado.

Onion Rings
Slice half an onion into rings.
Mix a spoon of corn starch with 1/4 c flour and half cup of milk.
In another bowl, mix about a half spoon of salt (cut down from original recipe) with a spoon of olive oil and a half cup of bread crumbs.
Dip onion rings in flour mixture, then bread crumbs and place on baking sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes, flip, then bake for another 6 minutes.

Fruit Drink
Reed and Karen's own drink recipe.  
Freeze fruit juice into cubes.
Place a cube in a glass and add ginger ale.

Peanut Butter Bars
Melt a bag of chocolate chips in microwave.
Pour half into a pan and freeze.
Mix half cup peanut butter with enough powdered sugar to make a stiff dough.
Place mixture on frozen chocolate.
Spread remaining chocolate on peanut butter mix, decorate if desired and freeze until set. 
Let stand at room temp until able to cut into bars.

Reed and Karen, you guys are great cooks!  
Was fun to watch you shop and work together in the kitchen.  :)