Monday, December 19, 2011

Six more sleeps!

We've been busy bees getting ready for Santa! 

Shortbread and Gingerbread and Oatmeal raisin Oh My! 
Apple sauce cake, chocolate covered pretzels and more! Good thing we've been giving away almost as much as we bake or I would be in some serious trouble!
Santa better wear his cookie eating pants.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thank you, Shopping Channel

Hello folks. I know I haven't been around in a while. No matter, I am here now! With a treat! I was whiling away some time on the Shopping Channel yesterday when I came upon these gourmet pretzels. They were enormous and dipped in caramel, chocolate, toffee and many other delights. They were positively drool worthy, but I wasn't about to pay $30 for 9 pretzels, no matter how gorgeous they were. So, I made my own version. I melted 1 cup dark chocolate chips with 2 tbsp vegetable shortening for my dipping chocolate. Then, with the help of my son, we dunked pretzels half way and then dipped in either; cocoa, cinnamon sugar, or sprinkles. Pretty much anything goes here and it was a cinch. Yes, my pretzels were lovingly hand made and they taste amazingly fantastic. If you don't believe me, try it for yourselves!