Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Sorry I haven't posted from this past weekend until now! It's been hectic and I'm not quite sure what I've been doing. I can tell you that Ryan & I did play Canasta again tonight with the Haymonds!

Valentines was wonder. Ryan took me to Chili's for lunch and then headed home to watch the fateful K-State game against KU. :( That's ok though! We still had a great date night. Ryan surprised me with a nice new mirror for my bathroom so I don't have to stand to put my makeup on every morning. However, the best gift was Ryan scheduled to have our house cleaned once a month!! I can not wait! It is sooooo worth it to me. <3 He speaks my love language. We got cleaned up and had dinner at the Cheese Cake Factory, always a hit. Then we topped off our date night seeing the movie "He's Just Not That in To You". I would say it's more of a rental but I still cried. I cry at every movie (except scary ones). Which Ryan did threaten me with seeing the 3-D movie "My Bloody Valentine".
We didn't take any pictures of this V-Day. :( So I thought I would post one from our very first Valentine's Day together. We look so young!
I just like this picture because this was shortly after we got engaged. We were beaming! We were so in love and that love has just continued to grow.
OK, now for a few recipes that I promised. Well, this first one really isn't a recipe but I thought it was still cute.
I took a box of Oreo Cakesters...
and these new heart shaped cookie cutters from Crate & Barrel...
and made these! So cute, so simple, and so delicious. I love being festive. I got the idea off of Bakeralla.
I also tried another recipe off Bakerella's site as well.
They are called Valentine's Day Cake cookies. They are pretty rich so beware. If you like cream cheese then you will love these.
Ryan's not a huge cream cheese fan but he still had to try them out.
Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies Recipe:

1 Box red velvet cake mix
1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
2 Eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix ingredients until combined.
Drop spoonfuls of cookie batter onto baking sheet about two inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Cream Cheese Filling
1/2 Cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 8 oz. Package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 1lb. Box of confectioner's sugar
1 tsp Vanilla

In a mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla.
Gradually add sugar and mix until smooth.

Makes about 24 cookies or 12 cookie sandwiches

I also made Ryan's favorite cookies this past weekend too and I will share with you what kind (and recipe) later.


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