Michael’s Is Evil and Wilton Is Wonderful

I went in for one thing. One. Thing. Some plastic baggies for my kid’s Valentine’s for school. That’s all I needed. But, alas…Michael’s is evil. So terribly, wonderfully EVIL. Out I came with a bag loaded down with rafia ribbon, chocolate melts and candy molds. I’m weak-minded. It’s true. I’m a marketing and merchandising gold mine. I see things that look fun and suddenly think I’m crafty & I buy them. I suppose I should consider myself (and my bank account) lucky that I didn’t find some uber involved super-craft project to throw myself into. One time, I went into Michael’s with my cousin and came out with about $150 worth of blank canvases, paints, brushes and what-not. I was absolutely sure I’d be the next Picasso with all that crap. I remembered very quickly that I haven’t an artistic bone in my body once I started trying to actually use it. This time wasn’t that bad I guess.

Chocolate Covered Oreos07

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Oreo Mint Ice Cream Pie

As I wandered the aisles of the grocery store the other day I was struck with the realization that I find great pleasure in having enough random stuff in my cart that the cashier wonders if I may have multiple personalities. Joy is found in the little things in life people. Confusing salespeople is one of the simple ways I stay happy. Thrilling as it was, this epiphany made me feel very old. It also reminded me of the movie Hook and the line “I’ve just had an apostrophe.”. Speaking of suddenly feeling middle-aged, babies born the year Hook came out are now old enough to purchase alcohol legally. Holy crap.

OREO Truffles

Easiest recipe ever. Seriously. You will be amazed at how simple these are. And how many compliments (and marriage proposals) you’ll get from people eating these. They are amazing.

If you have a food processor, these literally take about 3 minutes to throw together. Crushing the cookies by hand will up the prep time a little – just throw them in a Ziploc bag and pound away with a mallet or small soup pot. Prep will still be under 10 minutes. If you have time, I prefer to pop the batter for these in the fridge (after step 2) for about a half hour – before dipping them. Just makes the dipping process a little easier. Enjoy! [Read more…]

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