Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Simple Cookies

Fluffernutter Cookies

1 Cup creamy peanut butter

1 large egg

1 cup marshmallow cream

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl mix the peanut butter and egg until well combined with a spoon. Slowly stir in the marshmallow cream until just combined. You want to see the marshmallow cream not fully incorporated, almost like swirled through. With a small-medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until baked through. Let cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Definitely grab some milk with these bad boys and Enjoy!!

about 18 cookies
recipe courtesy of: Picky-Palate

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Garden Veggies

We are beginning to harvest some of our vegetables from the garden. So far we have lettuce, potatoes, and 2 tomatoes. Much more to come this summer!
The promise of corn to come!

Our second harvest of new potatoes.....they are so wonderful with a little salt, pepper and butter. We have a lot more to dig up yet.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My guy and I!

It is so rare that I am ever out from behind the camera, that I cherish pictures like this! Lane and I after the circus.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Come one, Come all to the Circus!!

Lane was the ringmaster in his 1st grade circus on Thursday. It was too cute with lions, tigers, elephants, monkeys, dancers, gymnasts, and bike riders. The student did a wonderful job!! Lane was so excited to be announcing in the circus, I would have panicked if they has asked me to do that! He is his daddy's son in this way for sure!! He sure was the best looking ringmaster I have ever seen!! We sure were proud of him!
The handsome ringmaster!!
A pro at speaking in front of the crowd.....

He looks so much like Jay in this picture. Has to be that squirrelly grin!

The elephants walking the tight rope!

The clowns

The lion tamer and his lions and tigers jumping the ring of fire!

The bike riders

All of Lane's 1st grade class

Saturday, May 15, 2010


The first swim of the season. With the pool complete today, the boys were in immediately despite the fact that it was quite cold!! They had a wonderful time! Many more sunny summer days will be spent right there I am sure!


This week was Teacher Appreciation week at school. I feel very fortunate to teach at the school were I am and to be able to take my children with me. I was showered with gifts and flowers, plus everyday there was goodies, breakfast foods, sweets, chips and dips, etc, etc to snack on!! Plus a wonderful luncheon on Wednesday! These are just some of the flowers still living that I brought home. Some of the kids cut them from their yard and others bought them from the store. A special week for sure!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Berry Good!

Two weekends in a row now I have made a strawberry desserts. Last weekend it was a strawberry custard pie, it didn't last 2 days, it was wonderful! Today I made a fresh strawberry pie for lunch tomorrow. Our household LOVES strawberries and I have to thank my father-in-law for bringing them to us each week! I love my new red Paula Deen crock to hold all the big kitchen tools! This recipe calls for strawberry jello, cornstarch, sugar, and lemon-lime soda. I can't imagine it won't be wonderful!

Sure signs of Spring!

There is no doubt that spring has settled here in Louisiana, in fact the past few days feel like summer is coming soon! These are some of the common sights around our house these days. Bryce loves his new Lil' True Temper wheel barrow from Lowe's. He has helped us a bunch with the landscaping, moving dirt here and there. Lane has even asked to help using it too. We have had a good bit of rain each week and our garden is smiling *BIG* over it! The corn is growing by the hour it seems. With 26 potato plants we will have plenty to share come summer. The lettuce and tomatoes are coming along too. Our baby Wrens are busy trying out their wings in the laundry room, with Buster on high alert watching. The boys have sure enjoyed them at every stage...checking on them daily! A lesson through nature is priceless! Baseball season is in full swing, with at least 2 games or more each week. Lane's team is doing well with a 5-1 record. Bryce is disappointed they don't keep score for T-ball. We are hoping he will move up to Lane's division next year and they can be together!