Sunday, April 8, 2012

Martha's Marshmallow Peeps

Today is Easter! And with Easter comes candy..lots of candy! I try my best to keep candy away from artificial flavors, no High fructose corn syrup..and whatever else they put in most candy. So as a special treat I promised her we would make marshmallow peeps this year. And who better to go to for fun Easter candy then Martha Stewart! I found many recipes online for marshmallow peeps and ended up picking this one because it did not call for corn syrup. It does however call for gelatin, which I am on the fence about, but for the sake of the peep, I went for it. These are really easy and fun to make! Hope everyone is having a great day! Happy baking-
Riley trying to tell me something with a mouth full of marshmallow

showing daddy 

Happy Easter from my little helper! :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Home Served Gorilla Munch

Guest Writer:  R.G. Sitter

today, i woke up feeling very motivated.  Riley was saying 'Im Hungry, Im Hungry, Im Hungry...', and i wanted to do something special for her.  So i got my apron, my supplies, and got to work.  First i took the bowl from the cupboard and set it down on the counter, careful not to set it down too hard, because i don't like loud noises.  i then took her cereal, gorilla munch (don't worry, it sounds like a complicated cereal, but if you follow these directions you'll be a hero), and carefully poured a moderate amount into the bowl.  Careful though, you don't want to spill these little suckers because they're round and they'll roll everywhere.  anyway, i then took the milk and poured about 8 ounces into the bowl containing aforementioned gorilla munch.  i removed a spoon from what we call the 'silverware drawer' and placed it submerged within the milk/cereal mixture.  i placed it carefully onto the table, again avoiding a 'slamming' sound.  Riley then ate it and screamed 'holy moly daddy you're my hero!'.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Oatmeal Cream Pies

When I first moved out at the tender age of 18 I would often stuff my pantry (and my face) with junk food. Nine times out of ten you could count on finding a smashed Little Debbies Oatmeal cream pie buried at the bottom of my purse. Oh how I loved those things! Now, fast forward a few years and my food obsession/craziness begins...NO more processed foods! No more HFCS. I became a mom and realized what I was ACTUALLY eating and feeding my family. Most of which I didnt want anywhere near my Riley. I told myself if we wanted something we would make it from scratch and I have been pretty good with doing so. I hadn't  realize I missed oatmeal cream pies until I saw this pinned on pinterest. I logged it in my memory for a rainy day project and soon mother nature came calling for rain and I was ready to go! I will say this, they did take sometime and by the time I was done, I really didnt feel like eating them, but when i worth it! I have now had my fix for the year. Happy Baking! -Jess  p.s. you can find the original recipe here
Riley enjoying her homemade oatmeal cream pie