Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cookie Dough Truffles


I make these yummy things EVERY year – I actually first saw them on “how sweet it is”  Tested it out….delish!!!

After I ‘mix’ up the batter…I let it set in the freezer for a while – it is VERY sticky!!!  After I roll them into balls…again I set them in the freezer to ‘set’ again.  This makes it a little easier.  VERY VERY GOOD!  I did Milk Chocolate, and White Chocolate…I used the same melting bowl – therefore…the white chocolate looked a little brownish 😉

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

14 oz can sweetened, condensed milk

3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

To coat: 1 1/2 lbs chocolate disks or chocolate chips

In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and add milk. Add chocolate morsels, mixing well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper; chill 2 hours.

Since the dough is sticky, roll your fingers into flour. This will make it easier to roll.

Melt chocolate chips or disks in a double boiler. Using 2 forks, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover. Place on waxed paper and chill to set. Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour



White Chocolate dipped


Anything dipped in chocolate is good?  Most…yes 🙂  I have to say I absolutely LOVE Nutterbutters…..and oreos hold thier own.  Dipped in White chocolate…just sends them over the top in my opinion.


I of course added christmas sprinkles…….I intend on making these again – but dressing them up as Santa – I didn’t really make them fancy – they were just for us at home, still cute.



Potatoes are one of my favorite foods.  I’ve seen this recipe floating around for a while – I think I first saw it on The Pioneer Woman’s blog.  It looked delish then…it still looks delish.  I’ve seen different variations of it – from garlic, to putting butter/cheese between the slices.  I just used the butter/olive oil method.  Next…I do believe I’m adding slices of cheese and butter between…..

fresh out of the oven…..

I did top this off with cheese – it would have been great with a blob of sour cream mmmmmm!  These are very yummy – I will be making them again!! 

Christmas Vase Fillers


I’ve actually done this the past few years, but stumbled upon it on Pinterest….along with some other really cute ideas.  I have used pinecombs, and Christmas ornaments…both very pretty.  Here is a Center piece that I made for my dining room table….which I have now cleared off for my village that covers the entire table.  I have now moved this vase to my round coffee table.

Such cute ideas…..