Friday, January 27, 2012

I made the Best Cookies Ever

These cookies are amazing,
and ginormous,
and soft,
and perfect.
Tastes better than a store bought cookie.

2 C Flour 
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Salt
3/4 C Butter, melted
1 C Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 C White Sugar
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
1 Egg
1 Egg Yolk
2 C Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Step 1:
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease cookie Sheets
In a medium bowl mix together Flour, Baking soda and Salt

Step 2:
In a larger bowl
mix together Butter, Brown Sugar, and White Sugar until well blended.
Beat in Vanilla, Egg, and Egg Yolk until light and creamy.

Step 3:
Mix in dry ingredients until just blended.
Mix Chocolate chips in with a wooden spoon.

Step 4:
Drop cookies 1/4 C at a time onto cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
They expand like crazy, because they are ginormous,
so make sure there is enough distance between them.

Step 5:
Bake 15-17 minutes until edges are a little golden.
Cool and Eat!

Seriously, they are amazing.
Everyone who tasted it wanted the recipe.
Try and tell me what you think!

I made a Crochet Hat

This is the first hat I have ever made.
I love it a lot. 
I am not sure how to describe how to make a crochet thing.
but... here it goes!
Feel free to ask questions or comment.

what you need:
Crochet Hook G 4.25 MM

Step 1:
Start off by making a chain as big as you want to fit around your head.

Step 2:
After this you will do a single crochet stitch for 3 rows
But, you go through both of the top loops,
and not just the one furthest away.
This creates a thicker, less stretchy part.

Step 3:
On the 4th row do a single stitch,
but do it on the loop below the loops you would
normally stick the crochet hook through.
This creates the rib, because the two top loops end up sticking out.

Step 4:
Single Crochet for 3 more rows, or however desired.

Step 5:
On row 7 alternate between a triple stitch and a single stitch.
On row 8 do a single stitch.

Repeat step 5 for about 24 rows, or your desired length.

Step 6:
When you want to bring the hat to a close on each of the 
triple stitch rows and on each triple stitch skip a loop and go to the next one.
This makes each row smaller.
Continue stitching as in step 5 but bringing it in each triple stitch.

Step 7:
Tie it off!

It has a fun Reggae feel to it.

Also, This weather is crazy!! but awesome!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I made the Perfect College Treat

While eating these Roxy and I decided these were the perfect college treat.
Cheap. Easy. Yummy.
I have never made these before, so I burn a couple.
But who wants to see a blog where everything looks perfect?
Those just make me feel bad when my stuff doesn't look so good.

1 1/2 C Oil
8 Oreos
1 C Pancake mix

In all honesty, I did not measure these things, I just guesstimated how much I should put.
So be smart and just take a good guess at how much you need.

Step 1:
Mix pancake mix into a batter
Heat Oil on oven 
You know that it is hot enough when you can throw a little batter in and it
immediately comes to the surface and turns brown.

Step 2:
Cover Oreos in pancake batter
Then put them into the oil
Be careful not to splatter the oil.
Also it cooks super fast, so keep an eye on it.
Flip it after a couple seconds to cook both sides.

I burnt mine because I got the oil too hot.
Make sure your oil isn't too hot, so then it doesn't cook too fast.

Step 3:
If desired sprinkle with powdered sugar and let cool.

Done! SO good!
Even the burnt ones tasted delicious, not even lying. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I made homemade Cheeze-Its

Today I found this recipe online
It's really easy, and seriously,
it tastes amazing.
It kinda has a pie crusty texture.
It makes about 70 1-inch crackers.

Also, I have grown a deep appreciation this year for normal kitchen gadgets
That I do not own at college. 

1 1/2 C (6 oz) grated, Extra-Sharp Cheddar Cheese
4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) softened, Unsalted Butter
3/4 C Flour, plus a little for dusting
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tbs Milk
parchment paper

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 350.
This is the part where if you are like me and don't have a food processor...
Put your cheese in a blender and blend it into itty bitty pieces.
(I had never used a Magic Bullet before, it was exciting. :P)

Step 2:
Mix everything together except for milk
It will look kinda crumby.
haha crumby... get it? jk

Step 3:
Add milk.
If you have a food processor, keep blending until it is a dough ball.
If you are like me and don't have one.
Mix it really really really well.
Then squash it into a dough ball. 

Step 4:
Roll dough onto a floured surface.
Have it about the size of an 8x10 rectangle.
About 1/8 inch thick.
I also don't own a rolling pin. But cups work.

Step 5:
Cut dough into about 1-inch squares with 
a pizza cutter, knife or any other sharp cutting tool.
Poke the center with a pointy object like a skewer.

Step 6:
Place crackers on Parchment Paper, on a baking sheet
With a little room in-between for growth.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Until the edges are golden.

Done! They taste like Cheeze-It's on steroids.
It's beautiful.
Also simple. Love you all!
Don't forget suggestions or comments.

Also, if you want super easy kinky hair, and your hair is dry.
Braid hair, spray with hairspray, and flatten with a straightener.
That's how my hair got kinky.
It's fun.

Monday, January 16, 2012

I made Lemon Bars

On my birthday I eat lemon bars.
Not cake.
Because I way prefer lemon bars over cake.
This recipe is from Deer Valley Resort.
It's SO good.

2 Cups plus 1/4 Cup Flour
4 eggs
1/2 Cup plus 1 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
4 tsp grated lemon zest
1 C (8oz) Unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 C lemon juice
1/2 tsp baking powder
powdered sugar to sprinkle on top

p.s. it's 2 lemons.

Step 1: Crust
Heat oven to 325.
Mix 2 cups flour with 1/2 cup sugar
cut in butter, mix until dough looks like sand.
Press onto bottom of 9x13 inch baking pan
Bake 15-20 minutes until crust loses shine and
begins to show a hint of color. let cool.

Step 2: Lemon Part
Mix 1/2 C flour with 1 3/4 C Sugar and Baking powder

In another bowl Mix:
eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice.

Mix into the sugar/flour mixture until the ingredients are homogenous.
Pour over crust.
Bake until the filling has set and the edges are light golden...
about 20-25 minutes.
let cool.
Dust with PowderedSugar

SO Good! I loved eating these on my birthday
and celebrating with my friends.
Thank you everyone for your support!

I made a dream catcher

So... I have not been awesome at blogging lately.
I am ashamed.
But the first week I have been back to college.
My friends and I made dream catchers.
I love it in my car so much.
My roomie has hers above her bed, it looks awesome.

What You Need:
Leather string
A ring or pipe cleaners

Step 1:
Take pipe cleaners and/or ring
Wrap hemp tightly around it.
When you reach end, tie a knot.

Step 2:
Tie yarn onto the ring.
Then follow the following picture.

Step 3:
Attach leather straps and decorate
with beads and feathers.

 It's so fun!