Monday, October 19, 2009

Brownie Balls

This one is for "Peter"! Kendra couldn't ask for a nicer neighbor!

All you need is:
*One box of brownie mix
*Apx 1 cup powdered sugar

Bake the brownies as instructed on the box. Let them cool on the counter. Then dig out the soft center of the batch of brownies (leave edges) with a tabe spoon. Roll each spoon full of brownie in your (very well washed four year old) hands until it forms a nice little ball. Then roll the brwonie ball in the powdered sugar. Done.

Miss Kendra enjoys making these when we have garage slaes. She sells a small bag of them for .50 each. That has contributed to our very nice swing set in the back yard and to our up-comming Disneyland trip! When she runs out, people that have been to previous garage sales, ask for them.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Play Dough

It's a dragon... no it's a snake... no it's the letter K....

**pictures soon***

2 Cups flour
1 Cup salt
4 tsp cream of tarter
1-2 pkg of kool-aid (or food coloring)
2 Tbl oil
2 Cups water

mix dry in a lrg bowl
heat water and oil
mix wet and dry and kneed till playable.
store in a zip lock bag for about 2 months.

Recipe complements of Grammy, the Play dough Queen.
I like my Grammy because...."she plays play dough with me and I like her and I love her."

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Baked Apples

A nice little treat on a blustery, brisk, fall day....or a good little General Conference break snack.

4 medium apples, washed
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup raisins
cinnamon candies (optional)

While Momma cuts top of apples off, cores them and places them upside down in a large microwave safe dish. (something like and 8X8 Pyrex) Kendra measures and mixes the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Pack each apple first with raisins, pushing them to the bottom of the apple to kind of seal them, add a few cinnamon candies (if desired) and then pack the rest of the apple core with the sugar mixture. Little fingers work well to get all the ingredients nice and tight in there. Then pour apple juice into bottom of dish. Place dish in microwave and heat at full power for 3 minutes. Basts apples with juice from bottom of dish (a Mom job) and heat another 3 -5 minutes until apples are tender. Take out and let cool a good 5 - 10 minutes - will be VERY HOT. With a large spoon, place each apple in a bowl, (slice it up for the little ones) then spoon the juices over each apples. Can be served with a nice sized scoop of frozen yogurt or vanilla ice cream.