Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Kitchen Color Change


I have always loved the color red, so much so that not long after moving into our home I painted the kitchen red.  You can see what it looked like in the picture above taken this summer at my sons birthday party.  Sorry guys, you where in the best picture I had of my kitchen before I changed the colors.  It looks fairly bright in this picture because it was a nice sunny day, but on days that the sun didn't shine, it was very dark and cavernous.  I also love the blue color that is not quite powder blue, not quite turqoise, not quite robin's egg blue, I guess it most closely resembles Tiffany box blue.  It is accented nicely by my ever favorite color red.  I made the curtains you see in the background of the above picture and was inspired to change the wall color of my kitchen.

I love how it turned out.  I ended up adding ric rac to the curtains (you can see it on the one on the left).  I had to purchase another roll to finish the other curtain.  Ric rac and polka dots are alot another passion I have, you can see the hand towel I made on the oven door from polka dot material.  I will show you how I made the hand towel soon.  I have one thing I want to change and that is the space between the cabinet top and the upper cabinets.  It shows every little splatter and doesn't clean up well.  I would like to put metal, tile, or something back there that will clean up nicely.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful, blessed day.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookie dough?  But we all know it can be harmful to our health, but we eat it anyway, right?  Well I have a recipe that I am going to share with you that will allow you to eat all the cookie dough you want and not have of the guilt.  These delicous Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles have no eggs in them so they are perfectly safe to be consumed uncooked.  I am going to share the recipe with you and some pics of the ones I made for my family for Christmas.  ENJOY!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

1/2c butter (one stick), softened
3/4c brown suga
1t vanilla
2c all purpose flour
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2c minin chocolate chip morsels
*You may use regular size morsels by running them throught the food processor.
White or Chocolate almond bark for dipping and drizzling and sprinkles for decoration

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar, beat in vanilla until fluffy.  Gradually add flour althernating with the milk.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop cookies with a scoop onto waxed paper and chill for 1 hour.  Take out of fridge and roll into balls and chill for an additional hour.  Dip in chocolate and decorate.  Remember if you use sprinkles they need to be added while the chocolate is still wet.
This is what they look like after you have formed them in to balls to chill.

This is how they can look depending on if you choose white or dark chocolate and if you add sprinkles.