Monday, February 25, 2008

{banana chocolate chip cookies}

don't be fooled...i've baked more in the month of Feb. than i did all last year!  i cannot think of a time that these cookies were NOT in my Grandma Garner's cookie jar?  I just loved them when i was young, more than any other cookie.  so if you're like me, and always have bananas sitting on my counter...this is a great recipe that is a little twist to banana bread.
here's the recipe:

Sift together:
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix together:
2 small mashed bananas
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Add and beat until light and fluffy:
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs

Put into bowl, add gradually the dry ingredients.  Fold in 1 cup chocolate chips.  Greased baking sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.


{little girl lost}

{my new baby!}

Doing a happy dance that will last for a while! WOOOOHOOO! I did it!  Yeah, Sabe was choking during the purchase and is now having to take a nap because of it :)  But hey, I derserve it, right?  Just wanted to share my joy!
Here are the awesome specs of this baby....

Friday, February 22, 2008

{just some pics of my cute girls...}


Thursday, February 7, 2008

{how's this for a hairdo?}

i had isabella's hair in these cute, little knots today, and when i pulled them out, look what we had. i really think its going to be the new look....

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

{a little bit of bakin'}

so we are all basically a bunch of semi-hibernating squirrels these days. the kids really want to make some V-day cupcakes for the Superbowl party so we did it in 2 parts-the first night was Red Velvet, the next night was French Vanilla. As you can see, Izzy was the only one that stuck through it to the end. She was pretty smart, though, because that meant more finger dips in the icing. You don't even want to know how many cupcakes I ended up eating!