Simplicity makes me smile!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Easy as Fudge Pie

This pie really is Super easy. 
I get it from my favorite all time go to cookbook. It's tattered and torn and stained. { you know it's great when it looks like this } 
 Here is the recipe. 

Nashville  Fudge Pie. 
I double the recipe. It makes two regular pies. I just buy the frozen crusts. Makes it even easier!! 

You don't even need a mixer. Mix by hand. Just like brownies. 

Finished product. Love this pie warm, served with vanilla bean ice cream. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Graham Crackers from Scratch

These make store bought graham crackers taste like cardboard. But I will say they are labor intensive. Buying cardboard is a lot easier for sure. 
These were fun. And the kids said they were amazing!!

I made the dough. Rolled it out thin. And cut with a fluted cookie cutter only half way. This was kinda difficult since the dough was so thin. 

After freezing the cut dough for 20 minutes. You push ever so slightly a fork. Not to hard. Because it cracks the frozen dough. 

In the oven until crispy brown. About 15 minutes. 

Allow to cool completely. And then break apart. 

They look great. Taste buttery and crisp. 

I put white chocolate between the two. Grahamwichs. Delicious!!

It was fun!! 
Recipe from Martha Stewart. 
As follows:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt 
1 tsp baking soda 
2 sticks butter
Roll out thin. 
Follow above directions. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

First Day.

The first day of school. You think about it, how it's going to play out. Who will you see. What should I wear. It's never like you picture in your head. 
Lanny gets so excited and nervous. 
He's just so sweet. So cute. I love him. 

Bouncing in the van. He couldn't wait to go in. But didn't want to go in. 
Last year in this elementry school. 
Kind of sad for me. But great on the other hand. 
He probably won't let me even attempt this in 5 th grade. I even got to kiss him on his head. Love him. 

The famous fireplace first day shot. Have to take it. 
Here's to a great year. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer in Indiana July 2014

I love visiting my sister and brother in law in Indiana. Summer is my favorite time though because I love the weather as well as the lanscape of the countryside!!

This year we had this sweet ride. Awesome. 

I love road trips!

Louie was so good. 

Goofy kid. Love him. 

Indiana Farm Country 

Corn fields for miles. 

Gorgeous day for a beautiful drive. 

Mom Wades house. Getting it ready for the sale. 

Mom loved daisies. These were in her flower beds. 

Sweet Sarah Belle. 

Love these two so much.