Tuesday, June 22, 2010


So lately I have been craving something out here on the west coast they don't have! GOBS! Nobody even knows what the hell I am talking about... The yummy chocolate and the soft white fluffy filling.... I miss them. So I found this recipe today from one of my very favorite ladies Paula Deen...

(Photo from Food Network's website)

Here is the site link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/two-brothers-chocolate-gobs-recipe/index.html
She calls them Two Brothers' Chocolate Gobs
And here is the recipe:

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa
5 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening until fluffy. Add eggs and continue to beat. Stir together buttermilk, boiling water, vanilla, and blend this into the creamed mixture at low speed.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa. Add to mixture 1 cup at a time, blending well at low speed. Batter will be very thin but do not worry. Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and transfer onto waxed paper.

To make the filling, place flour into saucepan and slowly add milk, stirring until smooth. Set over medium heat and cook, stirring until very thick. Mixture should become as thick as solid vegetable shortening. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. In a medium bowl, cream together sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla using a handheld electric mixer. Add the cooled flour mixture and whip until fluffy. Spread onto bottom side of cookie and top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.

Well there you go... Yummy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My birthday layout

This is a page I did for my 31st birthday. I know my birthday was in January. I just forgot to post it for you guys. I hope you like.
1. Scrapfit: WORKOUT #22 "Fans, Fans, Everywhere Fans"
2. The Color Throwdown: Color Throwdown #97 (Wed)
3. Quixotic Challenge: Take a break (Wed)
4. Color Create- Baby blue and Pastel Pink (Thur)
5. Shelly's Images: All that glitters (Thur)
6. Stamp Something: Happy Somethings (Fri)
7. Stuck on U Sketches: Embossing (Fri)
8. Cupcake Inspirations: CIC 63 Inspiration Challenge (Sun)
9. Sundays with Crissy: Rellish to Embellish (Sun)
10. Lexi's Creations: Something Old- me, jk actually the patterned paper in the background (Mon)
11. Practical Scrappers: Glitter or Flocking (Mon)
12. Party time Tuesdays: Anything goes Birthday (Tues)
13. There she Goes Stamps: Worn, Torn, or distressed (Tues)

Monday, June 7, 2010

anniversary card

So this is a little card I did for my anniversary that is coming up in September. But my wife already looked at it! The Brat.... Anyways hope you like!
1) Pile it on: Quirky
2) Cupcake Craft Challenge: Dazzle us
3) My Time to Craft: Wild Thing
4) Practical Scrappers: Eyelets
5) Tuesday Taggers: Touchy Feely Texture
6) Tuesday throwdown: trees and nature
7) Charisma cards: Flowers (flowers on the bikini top on the bear's head)
8) Delightful Sketches and Challenges: Texture
9) Meljin's Designs: Dry embossing
10) Paperplay challenge: Flowers and Sparkle (flowers on the bikini top on the bear's head)
11) Pixie Dust Studio: Punch it out
12) The Character Cafe: Red, Rhinestones, and Ribbon (Rhinestones are on the inside of the card)
13) Fun with Shapes and More: Handmade background
14) Stamp Simply: Sweet Stuff
15) Crazy for challenges: Pleats
16) Crafty Ho's: Anything goes
17) Paper Sundaes: Summer Fun
18) Sentimental Sundays: New or neglected stash (eyelets)
19) Stamptacular Sundays: I do I do I do
20) Sundays with Crissy: Relish to Embellish
21) LaLa Land Crafts: Summertime
22) Stampin for the weekend: Summer/ Travel Themed
23) Busy Beauties Creation Station - Anything Goes
24) Wee Memories - Punch It
25) Oh Alice - Show Us Your Muchness (your signature style). depth it out!
26) Our Creative corner: Summer inspiration
27) Raise the bar: Celebrate Summer
28) Every day Art: Summer
29) AIFactory - Anything Goes + punch
30) Crafty Cardmakers: Least and Most (least-red and most- blue)
31) Paper Cupcakes: Summer inspiration
32) Corrosive Challenge: Die Cuts
33) PollyCraft Monday Challenge: Ribbon and Bling
34) KL Stampin' and Scrappin': Shaped Challenge
35) Studio 313: SHC3 TOP SELLING ALBUMS OF ALL TIME ( I used the Joshua Tree by U2, the song is I still haven't found what I am looking for- but I did the opposite- I did find what I was looking for!)
36) Shelly's Images: Anything goes other than a Square or a Rectangle
37) S2G Challenges: Babies and Brides (Anniversary)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wooohooo! I won!

Wooohooo! I got picked for a challenge that I entered. Please go check put their site. It is a really good challenge blog!
Here is the link to their site! http://www.iftheshoefitsscrapit.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wow it's been a while!

Sorry all I have been super busy. I just got back from NTI (National Teaching Institute for Critical Care Nurses) in Washington DC. It was so fabulous! I learned so much! I have to go back next year!!!
Anyways here is a project I worked on this late night. I hope you like!

Here is the list of challenges this applies to:
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: Hidden Message
The Crazy Challenge: Pink, White, and Black
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Let's Get Trendy
Tuesday Taggers: Touchy Feely Texture
Crafty Creations: Black, White, and a splash of red (I like a little bit more than a splash)
Fun with Shapes and More: My Favorite Colors
If the Shoe fits... Scrap it!: Ad Inspired (I went with the chemistry of the princesses and the prince that sweeps them off their feet).
Just Magnolia: Hot and Spicy
Sew Many Challenges: Three's a Charm
Stampin' for the Weekend: Project to make someone smile
All Sorts: Black, White, and one other
Sundays with Crissy: Layers
Simple Doodles: Anything But..
ScrapFit: Exercise Machines