So ya'll know we're moving to Utah this summer. And ya'll might or might not know--we've already bought a house! Aaahh, I know. But we are so excited to be in our new home. Our house has a fabulous kitchen (actually it has two full kitchens). But the main kitchen is big and amazing. It has a great, long island in the middle with bar stools on one side. Two of the bar stools actually have broken backs. We’ll be fixing those soon after moving in. On a different note, check out at the bottom of this post for a great giveaway opportunity from CSN Stores. When we went to the Salt Lake City Hogle Zoo a few weeks ago, we saw this cute little, baby giraffe.
We read online that it died last week. How sad. Said the reason was “failure to thrive”. I’m sure the parents are still grieving.
My wonderful friend, Mindy, showed up Sunday evening with this lovely bouquet of
flowers chocolate for me. How nice. Then she and her mom invited Taylor, Sam and I over today to make some more bouquets for Taylor to take to his teacher. They were fun and easy. Thanks, Mindy and Kay.
Sam often tells me to take pictures of random things he’s done. Here’s the silverware holder from the dishwasher with his tools and GeoTrax in it, in his toy wagon. Nice.
And his sandwich creations which he begged me to take a picture of, peanut butter, honey and string cheese! He was rather proud.
And he loves ridin’ around in his homemade car. Well, his favorite is really when the big brothers scoot him around.
Is that random enough? I found some Orange Creme Hershey’s Kisses at the store, I love buying the Kisses when they come out with new flavors. I love the look of their white chocolate with orange stripes. I wanted to put them on some cookies. There’s a recipe right on the back of the bag. I followed the recipe exactly. Shocker, I know. The cookies are a good sugar cookie. The only thing I would change is after I made a few batches and they spread quite a bit (a lot more than the picture of them on the bag), I chilled the rest of the dough for a few hours. It didn’t spread as much. I was having fun with the sugar sprinkles. I like the ones with the yellow, orange, light green and green sprinkles the best.
I don’t like that the kisses start melting down to look like flattened cones. So after a few like this, I took the cookies from the oven, immediately put the Kisses on and then put the cookies in the freezer for a few minutes. The chocolate still had enough time to melt so it would stick to the cookie, but they held their shape better.
If you liked those little orange-flavored aspirin your mom gave you as a kid when you had a fever, then you’ll like these Kisses. That’s what they taste like. Really, they just taste like candy orange rather than real oranges, which is okay, since you’re probably not putting the Kisses in a fruit salad or anything! I liked the cookies also without the Kisses, even when I baked a couple until they were pretty crisp (on accident).
They are quite fun and festive for Spring/Easter!
And now about that giveaway—I’ve started a new blog just for product reviews and giveaways. Head on over and check it out. Leave me a comment on the new blog, Baking and Boys Giveaways and Reviews to be entered in the giveaway, you won’t want to miss it. The contest is open until next Wednesday, April 7 at midnight.