Wednesday, November 25, 2009

These are the greatest Snickerdoodles. They are moist and super soft!!! These are cookies that are great when baking with little hands around. Have your little ones wash their hands and have them roll the balls of dough in the cinnamon sugar coating! I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does!

1 Cup Butter
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 3/4 Cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt

3 TBS Sugar
3 tsp Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For cookie dough mix the sugar and butter until nice and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Combine flour, soda and salt in a separate bowl and slowly add to butter mixture. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes in refrigerator. In a separate bowl combine the topping ingredients. Once dough is chilled roll 1 inch balls in the cinnamon and sugar mixture and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cook 8-10 minutes making sure they do not over cook. Remove from pan and cool on a cooling rack."


I was checking out the internet today and found the following review that I did not know even existed. I have been so happy to hear that so many of you have really enjoyed my different flavors of cocoa. Check it out!
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Black Friday to Cyber Monday Specials

If you are looking to get some great cocoa at a discount, take advantage of our Thanksgiving weekend sale. Get 20% off 1/2 pound and one pound bags as well as gift baskets. You will also find great savings on shipping! Check it out. Pictured above is our rich and creamy hazel nut flavored cocoa

Monday, November 2, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A treasury I was featured in!

Life With Children

Now, I am not denying that every time I go shopping with all four of my children I look like a three ringed circus, but today was even more of a side show than normal. Dan was at work and we were down to having no milk or bread in the house. I stared in the cupboards wondering if I could feed the kids peanut butter out of the jar and consider it a healthy meal. After putting off the inevitable I loaded up all of the kids to go on a quick trip to the Piggly Wiggly for some groceries. Now I have to give you a little background. Almost every time I go to the store I get a comment on how hard it is to have twins. You see my boys are only 16 months apart and D tries his hardest to act just like Joey. This time was no different. It started out with a woman asking me, "Are all of those kids yours?" "Yes, I replied." "Those must be twins", she says. I correct her and told her, "No, they are just close in age". She gave me an a sympathetic look and said, "You must be an angel." I just laughed but knew inside I was not an angel but at times I considered myself just plain crazy!

So every time I go to the store I try to get all the kids set up ahead of time. I searched desperately for a cart that was also a race car so that two could sit in that. Scarlet was in her car seat in the cart, the two boys were in the car and Savannah was already crying because it wasn't fair that she had no where to sit. So, I put Savannah in the cart to appease her for a little while. As I started down the isle I wondered where I would put the groceries.

First thing, the boys started fighting. Over what, I have no idea. But they were pushing and screaming each other over something. At this point someone else came up to me and made some comment about how hard it was to have multiples. I politely corrected them and said, "O no, they aren't twins. They are just close in age." They looked at me no longer sympathetically but like I was a lunatic! All the while the boys are still fighting. So I rearrange the kids. I move Savannah to the car, D to the seat in the cart and Scarlet in the basket. Maybe this would work. It lasted for only a few minutes before Savannah and Joey started in. So, I decide to let the kids scream I am going to just run down the isle and throw stuff in to the cart and get out of here as soon as possible. All the while I am saying those all so familiar comments, "Keep your hands to yourself!" "Don't pull your sisters hair!" "Let go of him!" "You are going to be in huge trouble when you get home if you don't knock it off!" "I am serious, you obey!" I am trying desperately to look like I have it together but it is failing miserably!

I finally make it to the checkout counter. I smile at the teller and try to act civilized and polite. My threatening comments to the kids turn to pleas. "Will you please sit down and be quite." "Please don't do that." Another person comes up behind us and makes yet another comment about twins. I have decided it is better to get their sympathy about having twins than to correct them. So, I look directly at them and say, "Yes, It really is." At this point Savannah and Joey break out into a full fledged fight. Pushing each other in the car as hard as they can all the while doing that screaming cry. I slowly look around and notice that everyone at the check out counters are all looking my way. I think to myself, "They can't all be looking at me can they?" "O my goodness, they are all staring at me." I am mortified. I try to stop the fighting but I want to get out of there so I am trying to get my groceries paid for at the same time. I start apologizing to the teller. "I am so sorry!" She just looks at me. I finally have everything paid for. I am ready to book it out of there. I look up and almost everyone from every check out line is staring at me. I just look at them wondering if I should just duck my head and get out of there or if I should say something. So, I decide to not be a coward and take responsibility for my children. I look at everyone and yell, "Sorry everyone, I am leaving! Hopefully you can hear yourselves think now." I don't know if it helped at all, but I tried.

I calmly got all the kids in the car and started driving away before I started into the kids. "What an embarrassing disgrace! You are all going home and gong straight to your rooms. I want to beat you all for how you were acting. If you ever act like that again.......I swear". This went on the whole way home. The kids were all sent to their rooms crying and as a unpacked the groceries, I realized I had forgotten the bread!

Coconut Dreams

If you know a lot about me it won't be a surprise that I have a huge sweet tooth. I have chocolate every day!! I am not ashamed, chocolate is a girls best friend. If you have never made these then now is the time!! My Coconut Dreams are absolutely heavenly and I am sharing my recipe with you. I hope you enjoy!

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnut
1 cup peanut butter morsels
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

First combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press into bottom of a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle remaining ingredients of mix over crumb mixture. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the layers. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall 2009

It's that time of year again! The leaves are starting to change colors and the air is getting colder. It's the time of year when I love to cuddle up by the fire with a warm and creamy mug of hot cocoa. We are introducing a new flavor this year, white chocolate. It is delicious. We have also made some wonderful changes to our Pumpkins Spice. You don't have to take it from me but it is to die for!! To look at all of my products visit my store at