Welcome to my blog! I have been intrigued by the idea of a blog for a while now. When I was a girl I always wanted to keep a diary. But, I would get one and keep up with it for a week or two. Hopefully I'll do better with this! This blog probably won't be especially exciting, but if you want to hear about what's going on at our house then just read on!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Recipe for Chess Cake

I have already made one batch of Chess Cake so far this season. Only 2 more to go! It seems that this is the item that I get requested to make the most, so I thought I would post the recipe.


1 stick butter melted
1 egg
1 box yellow cake mix

Mix together and press into cake pan. You will have to get your hands dirty on this one!

8 oz cream cheese softened
16 oz powdered sugar
2 eggs

Pour over first part.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 or 45 mins. You'll want to let it brown a bit so that it won't be too gooey. I have a 10 inch Pampered Chef stone baking dish that works really well for this because it tends to get too done on bottom and not done enough on top.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween Candy

This morning the first words that Megan said to me were "STAY OUT OF MY CANDY!!!" in a very nasty voice. Apparently, the reason she jumped out of bed so quickly was to check her bucket of candy to see if anyone had eaten any while she was asleep. I proceeded to tell her that is was my duty as a mother to get into her Halloween candy. (Insert evil look from Megan) Then I asked her who bought the candy to hand out, who took her to the store to pick out a costume, and who helped her get ready on that night. (Insert a silent child)

I am a firm believer in letting my children eat as much Halloween candy as they want for snack when they get home from school. That way, all of the candy that they like is gone within a week, I can throw away the rest, and we can get on with the rest of our lives! ;-)