Monday, December 14, 2009

Minty Yum

Im sure I wasn't the first to make these cookies......I know for a fact Im not but I thought I would share something that is new to us this holiday. I found Andes mint chips at the store last week and decided to make my usual chocolate chip cookie substituting those for chocolate chips. And let me just tell ya. These are some darn good cookies! In fact they are so good that husband packed them into bags and hid them so he wouldn't eat them. He hid them so well we now cant find them. So I made another batch today. We went to a different store today and they didn't carry the Andes mint chips. After the initial panic I realized that I could buy the little mint candy bars and chop them up. So we did.

It seemed a bit mintier then last time so we added 1/3 package of chocolate chips.

It was not a mistake.

So good.
Kinda like a Frango mint....if you can remember those....if you can't then imagine a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha in a cookie. Then after all that imagining go make yourself some!

Friday, December 11, 2009

And Again With The Holiday Gifts......

I was talking with a good friend last night lamenting the economy and how its hitting our Christmas's this year. We touched on the fact that we both posses an alarming amount of craft supplies but haven't really figured out something to make for the kids this year. I started looking around the web and found a few ideas.....
  • I love how my mind wanders when looking at this could be such a great toy! And what kind of felt or knitted creatures live inside?? Im intrigued and am anxious to explore this more.
  • How fun would this kite be to make?!!! Its a perfect working with a man project too! Imagine all the cool paper and magazine pictures I could use for this.....
  • And a fave for my girls has always been washcloth puppets. This pattern is fantastic and simple and the possibilities are absolutely endless!
  • Im also a huge fan of the Felt Food. I made my littlest a birthday cake for her birthday last year and its been a huge huge hit. Just don't make the mistake I made and give yourself plenty of time for a big project like that. A few great free patterns online are

Now to just decide what to make first.......

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Gift Knitting

I thought I had decided that gift knitting just wasn't going to happen this year with all the time Im spending at the girl's schools......but then I saw this post on Yarn Harlot. I have noticed this pattern on ravelry and had earmarked it for some selfish knitting in the future(its knitting and cute shoes combined! Thats like crack for me) but had no idea how quick they would be to make.......

Searching the house for wool now........

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Winter, vikings, fire....what can be better?!