Thursday, March 11, 2010

Grateful to Have Girls

I've never been so happy to have more laundry in my life.  The increase is due to Galina's recent success with potty training.  Praise the Lord!  Only 1 kid in diapers.  Feels good to be at that stage again.

To celebrate being a "big girl", I painted Galina's nails.  And toes.
But I couldn't resist.
She was reading.
I took the opportunity to do some decorating.
On Brielle.
I painted her toes!
It's fun having girls. 

S'mores Cookie Bars

There will be these bars in heaven.
I stumbled across this recipe.  They turned out divine!
And of course, like all my cooking, it's E-A-S-Y!
S'more Cookie Bars
1/2 C butter or marg
1/4 C brown sugar
1/2 C sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 C flour
3/4 C graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 bars (king sz) milk chocolate ... I used milk chocolate chips instead.
1 1/2 C marshmallow fluff.... I used almost all of a large jar since we love marshmallows here.  I'd strongly suggest increasing this as the mallow fluff really makes these bars!

Preheat 350, grease 8" square pan.
Combo butter and sugars until light.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  In separate bowl, mix flour, crumbs, powder, & salt.  Full disclosure....I just dumped it into the butter/sugar mix and it turned out fine.  If you do the separate bowl thing, add the dry and butter ingredients and mix.

Divide half the dough and press into pan.  Place choco bars (or chips) over dough.  Glob marshmallow fluff over the choco.  Place remaining dough over fluff and press down.

Bake 28-32 min or until golden brown.  Cool before cutting.  But it's okay if you take a spoon and scoop some into your mouth when it first comes out of the oven...repeatedly.  Just blow on it so you don't burn yourself, okay?

It's also especially yummy if you heat a piece in the microwave before eating the leftovers...if there are any.