Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Candy

One of my friends, who I have known since high school, used to make this AMAZING candy but only during the holidays. I couldn't wait until Christmas came around. It's funny, because I never asked her for the recipe, just waited for her to make it. This year, though, I asked her for the recipe. She said it's called Cracker candy. Anyone heard of it? It's a really easy recipe. So, instead of making my homemade Rocky Road fudge, this year I thought I would mix it up and make Cracker candy. Honestly, I will probably end up making the fudge too.

Here's the recipe. It's super easy and smells delicious as you are making it

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 bag semi sweet chocolate morsels
saltine crackers

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Line a cookie sheet that has sides with wax paper or aluminum foil I personally like wax paper because it tends not to stick to the cracker.
Place saltine crackers all along the cookie sheet until cookie sheet is full.

In a small pan, melt the butter and sugar on low heat. Bring to a boil.
Once boiling, keep stirring for 3 minutes. You will have to watch mixture because it tends to boil over. (Almost happened to me)
After 3 minutes are up, pour mixture over the saltine crackers.
Put cookie sheet in the oven for 5 minutes. Make sure the crackers don't burn.
Take the cookie sheet out of the oven.
Slowly pour morsels over the saltines. After about a minute, the morsels will melt. Spread them out over the entire sheet.
The best thing to do is place the cookie sheet in the freezer for a few hours. If you don't have too much freezer room, put them in the refrigerator.
After cool, break saltines and serve.

Let me know what you think!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our Christmas card 2009

Thank you everyone for your input. I was actually able to find a card that allowed me to include all of my favorite photos.

Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Have been sick....

Sorry for the lack of blogging. We have been a bit of a sick family. In November we went to my brother's wedding in VA, which was beautiful! Well, while we were there, Sebastian got sick with a double ear infection and bronchitis. Since we felt bad for him, he slept in the bed with us. Well, this meant I contracted his bronchitis because he likes to sleep right next to me. So, we were both on inhalers and nebulizer (breathing treatments). We are finally now over everything, although I still have what my friends are calling my sexy voice. For some reason, my voice hasn't come back to normal. Hopefully it does soon.

I just wanted everyone to know why I haven't blogged in a while. Please don't unfollow. I promise I do have some great makeup reviews coming up soon. We all love makeup, don't we?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas time.....

Around this time every year, Mickey and I try to agree on our Christmas card design. Ever since Sebastian was born (last year) we have decided to let him be on the card sans us. So, last week, my FAVORITE photographer, Jennifer Brum, took pictures of Sebastian for his yearly card. Here are some of the pictures. Now I just need to pick one. How can I pick one when they are all so cute?
I am leaning towards the last two. Which one would you choose?

photos courtesy of Jennifer Brum photography