We made Andrew a batman cake for his birthday. It involved homemade cake, some store bought white frosting-turned black, and the bat symbol. It was hard. Here it is.

I then proceeded to eat all of the yellow frosting, as a reward to myself.

This is some honey-soaked feta. With some rosemary. Best idea ever, so delicious.

These are pigs in a blanket. Made from crescent rolls I wrapped around mini hot dogs. Delicious.

I think I dropped one. Oh well, I may have ate it anyways.

Corelyn makes guacamole, delicious.

We had quite a surplus of avocados because Corelyn and I went to the farmer’s market, bought three avocados that were almost ripe, then we went to the grocery store and bought another 3 avocados, and we already had one. That is 7 avocados, in case you were wondering.

This is the crowd, who is actually watching the game, whereas we are still cooking.

I made Corelyn cut the jalapeno with plastic bags on her hands, because I was concerned about her well-being.


Mystery puffs, made by Mary, Becca, and Jen

Tiramisu and cake, also made by the Girls. Delicious.

Parker bowls being put to good use.

“I got you these drill bits, since I owed you them.” – Jeff

“You didn’t OWE me drill bits. You broke one.” – Corelyn

“Jeff. You did not owe me these.”

“But I love them.” And then they smiled.

Also a flashlight, since Cor borrows ours. AKA, he got her everything she keeps borrowing. Hilarious.

An apron for the birthday girl.

“WHAT is this?” – Corelyn

“It is a meat tenderizer.” – Jennie

“I will show you how it works. You twist here.” – Jennie

“Then you hit the meat. But if you hit me with it, you’d not hurt yourself, because of the safety.” -J

“ohhh.” – Corelyn


Hello friends!

Sorry we’ve been gone for a bit. We’re working on posting on a more regular basis, and now that my work is slowing down, Corelyn and I will be able to focus on what is really important: this blog.

Right now, we’re working on our grand plans for completing the PW cook book by December 31, 2010. We’ve (accidentally) made 1 recipe already (comfort meatballs) and we’re planning on making 3 recipes today. The boys (and Becca) have a meeting this afternoon regarding Andrew’s film, so Corelyn and I are going to have a self-imposed meeting to discuss recipes, make cobbler, and update said blog.

The recipes on the slate for today, you ask?

1. Chili (for lunches)

2. Cornbread (for Chili)

3. Blueberry cobbler (because we have all the ingredients, and because it’s delicious.)

We’ll make sure to take lots of pictures (because, you know, the light is perfect and we have the time.)

Meanwhile, I will tell you about what we’ve been doing in the meantime. Corelyn’s birthday was Saturday, and we made some more Pioneer Woman recipes to feed our friends. I pawned this recipe off on Mary and Becca (and I believe Jen helped, too.)

Cricket and I, because Corelyn wanted these recipes, made Cheddar Bites and BBQ Comfort Meatballs.

The meatballs, miraculously, a) look just like the picture and b) ARE IN THE COOKBOOK.


I will investigate to find photos, and get back to you 😉