Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gift Exchange

My extended family had our annual
Christmas party last night.
I forgot to take pictures till the end but I did end up with a cute one of the four of us.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Knock off Pepperollies

Liv and I made knock off pepperollies the other night.
Joe's not a huge fan of pepperoni and he was working
late so I knew it would be a good time to try them.
We started out with a quick pizza dough.
I chose the Pioneer Womans, which you can find here.
Then after the dough rose I separated it into 2 pieces.
I set one aside and then rolled out the other piece like I was making cinnamon rolls.
I then spread a thin layer of tomato sauce, then pepperoni,
then cheese and finally I sprinkled some Italian seasoning on top.
Then I just rolled it up like a cinnamon roll and cut it into 12 pieces and put it in a lightly sprayed 9 x 13 pan.
Repeat the process with the second piece of dough.
I let them rise for about 20 minutes before I put them in
the oven at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
They were really good and next time I think I'll make extra
and see how they freeze.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

With the holidays coming up I was looking for quick recipes
with minimal ingredients that I could throw together.

We do chex mix a lot but I was wanting something a little different.

I found this recipe from Life's to Short to Skip Dessert.

I love the salty sweet combination!

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

 (16 oz) bag pretzel twists
⅔ cup vegetable oil
½ cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Pour pretzels into a roasting pan. In a medium sized bowl mix together vegetable oil, cinnamon and sugar. Pour over pretzels and stir to coat. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes, removing twice to stir.


Yesterday was my husband Joe's birthday.
He wanted waffles, eggs and bacon for dinner.
I was pretty happy with this request, since it doesn't take
much time to cook. :)
We ended the evening with this chocolate cake.
It was super easy to make and I love the shape of it!

Happy Birthday Joe!