Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Well...I'm not ready to take my Christmas tree down yet ~ It smells way too pretty not to enjoy! That's what I'm telling myself anyways... Instead, I wanted to make something with glitter and paper. NOT clean! I'm sorry I forgot to take a picture of this tin match holder before I started. It was an orangy~red with a flowery decal that was all chippy and rusty. I do realize chippy and rusty is fabulous, but I was in the mood for something pastel. This had been my Grandmothers, from years back. I remember it hanging on the wall above her gas stove. Hopefully she is not rolling over in her grave with my alterations...
I love anything and everything that has to do with pretty papers and glitter! So the last time I was at Michael's, they had a huge bin with these cute little note cards. I knew I would use them for something other than just writing a note...
Adorable right? I think my Grandmother would be ok with this. Before this little tin match holder was living in a cardboard box ~ in the garage. Now it has a home on my kitchen wall. I don't have a gas stove (sad face), but I will use the matches for lighting our candles...
Sunday, December 11, 2011
These are such a fast, easy and fun cookie to make or are they a candy? Hhmmm... Whatever they are. They are definitely yummy! Thank you to my sweet friend Lisa, for sharing her delicious recipe with me.
- 1 (16 ounce) package Oreo Cookies, crushed
- 1 (8 ounce) package Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 (14 ounce) package Wilton Candy Melts, melted
- Sweetened coconut flakes (optional)
- Crush cookies to fine crumbs in a food processor (cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin), place in medium bowl. Add softened cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 little balls, about 1-inch in diameter and place on parchment paper cookie sheet, place in freezer for 15 minutes.
- Melt chocolate following directions on packaging (any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use). Dip balls into chocolate. Sprinkle with coconut flakes.
- Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles in freezer or refrigerator in a covered container. These do taste better cold. Enjoy!