Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Snow Day!! Recipes included

There was no power at work today so I had a "snow day" =)
I was up at 530 for work, got dressed and made PB&J to take- then got the call.

I watched the Hurricane reports, watched some shows on the DVR, made some tea and breakfast burritos, yum. 

Then I went thru my Yarn and added anything new to Ravelry then picked out a few projects in my queue to work on. 

Then I felt the urge to bake- and you know it's never just one cookie when I get to going...

So as I type this I am also getting my It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown & Garfield Halloween on.
It's not Halloween without 'em!
Even though Halloween was moved to Saturday in Cleveland and Sunday in other surrounding areas.

Clockwise from top right:

Nutella Cookies (24 cookies)  -Lori gave me this recipe she found on Pinterest
Italian Christmas Cookies (105 cookies)

I then dipped the Italian Cookies in chocolate as usual

 I texted a pic of the cookies to Arleen who said I should go out in this junky weather and bring her some. (even though I am taking some to work tomorrow lol)
And I sent her this in response: 
I'm thinking not- LOL
I told her good things come tho those who wait...

Nutella Cookies: 

1 cup Nutella
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingedients together well. Form into 1-inch balls.  Place on cookie sheet. Press down firmly with bottom of floured glass. Bake 7-8 minutes or until set. Cool.

NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® SWIRLED™ Semi-Sweet Chocolate & Premier White Morsel Cookies



PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels and nuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Top dollops withremaining morsels.

BAKE for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above, stirring in 1 cup morsels. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining morsels.Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

* NOTE: If omitting nuts, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour. 

Andes Crème de Menthe Cookies:


1/2 cup salted butter - softened
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 package (10 oz.) Andes® Crème de Menthe Baking Chips or 2 packages 4.67 oz Andes Crème de Menthe or Toffee Crunch Thins, chopped.
2-2/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350° F.
Blend butter, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla and eggs until mixed.
Stir in Andes Baking Chips and then flour. Chill approximately one hour in the refrigerator.
Measure out approximately 1 oz. of dough. Form a ball and slightly flatten.
Raise oven rack one level above the middle and bake on non-stick baking pans.
Bake at 350° F for approximately 8 - 10 minutes.
Cool on pans for two minutes before removing.


4 dozen cookies.

Halloween Meat Pies- Pumpkin Heads! 10/24/12 with recipe

It's Halloween time! That can only mean one thing....

Click here for 2011 post
This recipe came from Taste of Home, called Trick or Treat Turnovers

I first get out all of my ingredients.
I grate up carrot and onion for veg without chunks.

Fry some meat, season to taste. 
I used Salt, onion and garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce.

Once the meat cooks up a bit, add the carrots, onion and I also added minced garlic.
Once there is no more pink add your cheese and mustard.

I can't say I have measurements really...
I used 2 lbs beef, 1 large carrot, 1 medium onion, maybe a tablespoon of minced garlic, sprinkled the seasoning then a handful of cheese- adjust to however you like to flavor your meat =)
You can probably even use a taco seasoning mix.

Then get some jumbo refrigerated biscuits- I used flaky this time and it was a mess 
because as I rolled the dough out...the dough kept flaking off haha.
I rolled them out so they were 5-6 inches in diameter.
Spoon about 1/2 cup of meat then add the top rolled out biscuit.
I cut pumpkin faces out for mine...Oh and I attempted (and kinda failed) at cutting out our NASCAR drivers numbers....it's supposed to be an 18, 14 and 48.... The 18 and 14 aren't too bad but the 48 needs some work...heehee

Bake on a greased pan @ 350* for 20 mins
I brushed the tops with an egg wash prior to inserting in the oven.


Out of the oven:

Q said if you flipped the numbered ones on the side they looked like weird Frankenstein's LOL

MMMMM so tasty

Make some for your family this Halloween! 
You can even make the meat in advance if you wanted-
just reheat when ready to fill the biscuits. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stuff from funeral book

Uncle Frank's obituary was turned into a laminated book mark, 
similar to the one they made for my father.

They had to edit the obituary, the printers left out my father's name. 

My cousin made a CD of pictures that the Funeral home edited 
to add music and peaceful scenes in between photos.

The permanent mausoleum marker 

We added the flag and a few flowers-some were there already when we got there.

The funeral home also made a scrap book of images from the funeral.
The name cards

The sign in book

Pics of the flower's sent to the funeral home
there were pictures of every arrangement and the card associated with it.

Baby pics of my Dad and Uncle

Baby Frank 

Other family photos

Thank You notice in the paper.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I'm a Techie and I Know It ("Sexy & I Know It") Parody for eInstruction'...

Streetsboro High School's entry into eInstruction's 2012 Annual "Flip Your Classroom Makeover Contest". 
SHS is vying for the top prize: $30,000 in technology equipment!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Honoree Dinner WVIHF 9/30/12

The Program for the weekend.

Uncle Frank's insert from the weekend program.

The dinner program

The insert from the Honoree dinner

The plaque awarded to Uncle Frank

The certificate given with the award

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Luncheon & House

After the parade there was a luncheon for the Honorees, 9/1/12.
I sat in place of my cousin at the lunch.
Hubby and Q took pics.

Aunt Snuffy accepting an award for Uncle Frank

The place card

The program for the luncheon

Pics from the porch at my Aunt and Uncle's house.

There has since been a new car port installed.