Friday, June 28, 2013

Random Friday....

Happy Friday! I am going to post some random happenings here (recipes I've tried, things I'm doing, etc....). My daughter has officially been on summer vacation for a full week now. I am happy to report that there hasn't been too much complaining of being bored... yet. We had two of her cousins over for a sleepover the other day, which was a lot of fun! Being that half-Christmas was the other day, they watched a Christmas movie...


In guinea pig news, can these boys stop growing so fast?!?!
I mean, really?! They are almost the same size as Mama already! And they still have another week to go before they hit 2 months...
Speaking of Mama, Ganache is a girl after my own heart....




In food news....

I made these cookies this week! They have got to be the best peanut butter cookies that I have ever had! Check out the recipe and try them, you won't be disappointed!

I also made these chocolate chip cookies (made with honey!). They turned out delicious as well. Sorry, didn't get a picture of these before they were gone!



Another recipe that I didn't get a picture of but can totally vouch for is these brownies! They were so good!! I do believe this will be my new go-to brownie recipe! :)



I also made some cupcakes, and this happened...

It was sad. I don't want to talk about it.

My daughter wants another guinea pig. Since we have the two boys in one cage, and Ganache is by her lonesome self in another cage, Samantha thinks she's too lonely. Sadly, a new piggie is not in the plans for right now, but we did find this awesome website with webcams on their guinea pig family! So for now, Ganache can enjoy a snack and watch her friends on the computer, at HappyCavy!!
Love it!

Have a good weekend! I will try to get some new recipes on here in the next few days!!
-Erin




Friday, June 7, 2013

Cinnamon Crescent Rolls



Well... less than two weeks left of school for my girl! Which mean the weather has gotten warmer. As I get older, I like the heat less and less. I grew up in Florida, which is HOT most of the year, but I don't remember it bothering me as much as a kid as it does now. Although, here in NY, it does get occasionally hotter than I remember even the hottest summer days in FL. I don't remember 100*+ days in FL!

This recipe is something quick and easy to make in the morning for breakfast, so hopefully you can get in there before the heat gets too unbearable (we don't have ac in the kitchen). I am a huge fan of those cans of cinnamon rolls from the grocery store. We have them for breakfast pretty much every major holiday morning. No complaints about them at all! But these cinnamon crescent rolls were even tastier, and almost as quick to put together and bake as the can of cinnamon rolls!

A quick update on the guinea pigs.... We brought all 3 piggies to the vet for a check up when the babies were 2 1/2 weeks old. Both babies are very much little boys! Unfortunately, since guinea pigs are born so "well done" that means they can mate very early. For that reason, boys need to be separated from Mama by 3 weeks old. Both boys are now in a cage of their own. Ganache (mama) seems much lonelier though now that she doesn't have her boys with her. She pretty much hangs out in her igloo all day. I am hoping to save up enough money so that we can get the boys "fixed" so that they can all be reunited again.

Now, onto the Cinnamon  Crescent Rolls....