Tuesday, February 19, 2013

{Tasty} Tuesday

This little baby was Bferg's Birthday dessert.
Imagine a chocolate chip cookie with a pretzel bottom & loaded full of Reese's peanut butter cups.
Yes, you read that right.

It was crazy rich, so yummy & completely indulgent!

Reese's Cookie Pie
Pretzel Bottom
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
Cookie Pie
  • 1 cup butter, room temp
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (8 oz) bag Reese's minis

Preheat oven to 350°
Combine crushed pretzels, 1/2 cup melted butter and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl. Press mixture firmly into the bottom and up sides of a 10" pie or tart pan.
Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven.
While crust is baking make the filling.
Cream butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar with your mixer.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined and smooth.
On low speed add in your baking soda, salt and flour until incorporated evenly.
Stir in your chocolate chips and Reese's Minis until evenly distributed.
Press mixture on top of baked crust.
Place pie back in oven for 30-35 minutes.  Remove and cover top with aluminum foil to prevent burning the top and put back into oven for 15 - 20 minutes.
Let cool COMPLETELY on wire rack before serving.  If you do not let it cool completely, the inside will be mushy.

I served it with a little whipped cream, but ice cream would be perfectly acceptable.  
Just make sure you have a glass of milk on the side. 
 It is a must!

"You open Your hand & satisfy the desire of every living thing."
Psalm 145:16

Friday, February 15, 2013

Life: According to my iPhone

1. Daddy comes home from a work trip & gets attacked.  Literally.
2. Another pair of the girls' jeans bites the dust.  I thought that only happened in little boys?!?!
3. Itty Bitty Basketball is back!
4. A 1/2 Celebration for a summer baby during the school year.
5 & 6. Valentine parties at school!
7. My Valentine Date!
8. A Friday morning pick me up from Bferg!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Is In The Air!

Working hard writing out their cards.

New Valentine Puppies!

Little Loves!

Sweetie & Val

Valentine's Day 2012.
Same outfits...a year older!

"Love never fails...."
1 Corinthians 13:8

Friday, February 8, 2013

Another Year Passed

The first full week of February is over & that leaves us with February 8th, Bferg's birthday.
As I was thinking about him this morning & preparing a grocery list for his birthday treat I had an overwhelming sense of thankfulness wash over me.  

I am thankful & beyond blessed that God allowed me to be his wife.
His love for me is great & often undeserved.
I am thankful for his influence on our girls.
He is kind, loyal, patient & gentle.
I am thankful for his passion for adventure.
He is rugged, hard-working & steadfast.
I am thankful that he is a leader willing to be led by our God.
He is passionate, committed & faithful.

I love you Bferg!
Happy 34th Birthday!

And...he is crazy handsome!

"To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and call upon the name of the Lord."
Psalm 116:17

Friday, February 1, 2013

Many Talents

Lily has many talents....
The ability to make noise with a cotton ball, 
able to dodge consequences by batting her eyes & cracking a smile.
The ability to say "Mom" 465 times in 60 seconds flat
all while twirling & practicing her curtsies.

And my personal favorite; the ability to fall asleep at the drop of a hat.

Even while waiting for her dinner to arrive in a crowded & loud restaurant.
Sweet Dreams Little One!

"Rest in the Lord & wait patiently for Him...."
Psalm 37:7