Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Yes, I have become one of those annoying grandparents that thinks their grandchild is the smartest, cutest, most adorable child that ever was.
Here she is talking.
And here she is as an actress. She's being the baby from that E-Trade commercial.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Have a good weekend!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
For the crust you'll need 1 1/2 cups crushed Nilla wafer cookies. I just happened to grab the box of mini wafers but the big ones will do too. After all, you'll be crushing them to crumbs. An easy way to accomplish this is by putting some of the cookies in a plastic zip baggie and use a meat pounder or small frying pan or something similar to crush the cookies into fine crumbs. Remember not to seal the bag completely or it might explode and you'll have cookie crumbs everywhere you don't want them. Next you'll mix the crumbs with 1/3 C sugar and 1/3 C melted butter. Press the mixture into a springform pan. A neat trick is to use a measuring cup to make neat corners. That's an Ina Garten tip.
Add the 13 oz. jar of Nutella and beat together until well mixed. Pour over the cooled crust and carefully smooth the top.
Bake in 325 degree oven for about 55 minutes or until center is set.
Cool completely. I refrigerated mine overnight before trying. (Run a knife around the edge before loosening the springform ring.) Just a word of warning: This cake is extremely rich and a thin piece will fulfill any chocolate/hazelnut cravings you may have.
CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CHEESECAKE1 1/2 C crushed Nilla Wafer cookies
1/3 C sugar
1/3 C melted butter
16-pack Ferrero Rocher balls
16 oz. softened cream cheese
13 oz. jar Nutella
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
It tasted just like sauerkraut! Now, if you don't hear from me again, then never mind!
Friday, February 8, 2008
Just doing my part to stay "green".
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
It's loose enough to be comfortable.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Store bought Grade AA "large" egg on the left, home grown white leghorn egg on the right.