Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Delicious Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls

I don't know the actual name for these things, but I think they sounds fantastic. I say "think" because I haven't tried the final product yet (just bits and pieces of it!).

I got the idea from my friend Dana. It's SUPER easy, and they look really yummy (pics to come later).

Here's how I made them:

1 package of Oreos
1 8oz block of cream cheese
Powdered sugar (to add to cream cheese)--add to taste :)
Chocolate bark
White bark
Candy cane pieces (or any other topping--I bought some Andes Peppermint Chips)
Small cupcake holders

1. "Puree" half the package of oreos, set aside
2. melt cream cheese, with powdered sugar added to taste
3. mix cream cheese and oreos in large bowl
4. refrigerate for 2 hours or so (until it's no longer "sticky")
5. roll mix into quarter size balls (warning your hands get really messy!) and place in little cupcake holders--I placed mine in a cake pan
6. refrigerate balls for 30 minutes or so
7. warm up barks in separate bowls (I used three bars from the package and it was way too much)
8. spoon out bark of your choice to cover each ball
9. sprinkle your topping on the top
10. Refrigerate long enough for bark to harden
11. Enjoy (which is what I'll be doing later this evening)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Stocking for Noelle

The Christmas stocking I made for my friend Kelly's sweet baby girl, Noelle! Don't mind the craftsmanship :)

Stay tuned for more crafting pics...I organized my craft corner last night and am ready to rock and roll on the remainder of my Christmas gifts!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vegas Vacation & NFR

Last weekend, Aaron and I met my parents and sisters (and Brice) for a little family vacation in LAS VEGAS! We were celebrating Maddie's 21st bday (a little belated!) and going to the National Finals Rodeo for Remembrance Night--my great uncle was a pro-rodeo bull dogger and was being recognized.

Let me just say, we had an absolute blast!

Here are some of my highlights of the trip:
  • Watching Kristin try sushi for the first time--and she liked it!
  • All the rhinestones and cowboy hats...man, they were everywhere!
  • Christmas decorations at Bellagio
  • Ice cream and frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3
  • Singing along to a Garth Brooks look-a-like on Fremont St...so much fun!
  • Winning $100 on the Sex and the City Penny Slot Machine
  • Going to my first NFR and taking Aaron to his first rodeo ever...yes, I married a Yankee :)
  • Singing Christmas carols in the limo, and, of course, my dad saying "how you doin'?" to every car we passed
  • Visiting the Venetian bridge where we got married (aww) and eating gelato
  • Last but certainly not least, spending time with my amazing family!!!!

Here are some pictures from the trip--

Family Pics

The Limo!

Singing Garth Brooks' Songs...We're big nerds

It's All Flowers!

The Rodeo

My Dad's in heaven....