Monday, December 13, 2010

Peppermint Bark

I have had a craving for all things peppermint lately! I am not a fan of eating candy canes but I love the flavor of peppermint so when I saw the recipe for Peppermint Bark at on her christmas recipe post I knew I had to try it. It was a hit when I took it to a party. Another bonus is that it is so easy to make! Enjoy!

Peppermint Bark:

12 oz chocolate chips
1 pound white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (I used 3/4 teaspoon)
1/2 cup peppermint candy, crushed

1. Preheat oven to 250. Line a 9x13 pan with foil, letting it hang over the sides. Spray foil. Pour the chocolate chips in an even layer on the foil. Place in oven for 5 minutes or until almost melted. Remove from oven, smooth with an offset spatula or knife. Place in refrigerator until cold and firm, about 20 minutes.

2. Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a metal bowl over simmering water (don’t let bottom of bowl touch water), until chocolate is almost melted. You can use your microwave for this if you’re brave! Remove bowl from water and stir until completely melted, stirring in extract. Let cool a little bit so it does not melt the chocolate layer when you pour it on top. Pour this over chocolate layer, and, working quickly, spread to cover.

3. Sprinkle with crushed candy.

4. Chill until both layers are firm. Lift foil out of pan and shake off excess candy. Trim edges. Cut into 2” wide strips. Peel bark from foil and cut each strip as desired. Chill in covered container. Makes about 2 pounds.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Roast Dinner

I have never been a huge roast fan. I think I have had too many bad experiences with roast but now is the time to break the cycle right? I found this roast on a really cool website and decided to give it a try. It was really good!! I put it in the crockpot instead of the oven because lets face it I love my crockpot! My roast was almost 4 lbs and I cooked it on HIGH for 5 to 6 hours. I also had to try her mashed potatoes and they were really good as well. I hope you like them.

Pioneer Woman Roast and Potatoes

Thursday, October 21, 2010

BBQ Chicken Pizza

One of our favorite dinners is this BBQ Chicken Pizza. I love to make things from scratch and this recipe has not let us down. I sometimes double the pizza dough recipe and make breadsticks as well. Here is the recipe that I found on one of my favorite food websites Hope you enjoy the recipe! Also here is the pizza crust we use!
Just as a side note we don't usually use gouda cheese, we have and it tastes great but we just use what we have on hand and it still turns out fine!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I have to admit I am addicted to looking at blogs! I love to see all the creative things people come up with. Now I have decided to join the blogging world and share some of the things that make me happy. I like just about a little of everything! I like to cook, sew, make crafts and read! I am also an amateur photographer! I hope I can share and inspire all of you to do the things that make you happy. Each time I remember to smell daiziez I am reminded of what makes me HAPPY! What makes you happy?