Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chocolatey Goodness!

As promised, here is my post on the Molten Chocolate Cake I made this week! It was very simple to make, and I hope that your family enjoys it as much as mine did!

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~Molten Chocolate Cake~
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

• 1/3 cup chocolate chips {you can give or take on this one, depending on how rich you want your cake to be}
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1 cup powdered sugar
• 2 whole eggs
• 2 whole egg yolks
• 6 tablespoons flour
{I used whole-wheat, and it worked very well}
• Whipped Cream or Ice Cream

Preparation Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Grease four custard cups/ramekins and place onto cookie sheet.
Microwave chocolate chips and butter in large bowl on high for about 1 minute, until butter is melted. Whisk until chocolate is also melted.
Stir in powdered sugar until well blended. Whisk in eggs and egg yolks. Stir in flour. Divide between cups.
Bake 13-14 minutes until sides are firm and center is soft. Let stand 1 minute.
Invert cakes on dishes and top with whipped cream/ice cream.

Bon App├ętit!

(To see the original recipe, click here.)


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*yum*

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Let me know how your Molten Chocolate Cake turns out! :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Delicious Dessert!

I don’t know about you, but I love a tasty treat… Anytime of the day!

About a week ago, Tyler and I decided that we needed a tasty treat to satisfy our sweet tooth. May I introduce to you our Friday night snack…DSC_0360

We had such a great time together… Stirring, laughing, and taste-testing {because that is very necessary!}

After spending an hour over the stove, trying out different methods of melting our chocolate, it finally reached the perfect consistency and we started dipping our strawberries. {I also dipped some bananas and pretzels, which turned out quite delicious as well!}

It’s amazing what chocolate chips, a little bit of butter, and strawberries can create! :)

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What is your favorite chocolate dessert?


I am also planning on making a Molten Chocolate Cake sometime this week, so keep your eyes open for a post on that!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Sweet Surprise!

I have the most wonderful big brother…

Truly…

He is kind, compassionate, loving, and someone who I can share just about anything with…

Yesterday, being Valentine’s Day, he decided to do something very special for me and my mom. We came home to find two beautiful bouquets of roses. {I told you he was wonderful!}

One had a note that said, “To my amazing Mother!”

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and the other said, “To my wonderful sister!”

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Both our hearts melted, to say the least! We immediately picked up the phone {my brother was out of the house at the time}, and called him with huge smiles on our faces.

All I could think of was… “Wow, I am so blessed!”

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I’m sure every one of you have experienced a moment like that…

A moment where you feel sooo thankful to God for His goodness and love…

A moment of true gratitude to the One who gave you life’s most sweetest and precious gifts!

Isn’t it wonderful just to ponder on the memories of life and the joy that God brings to us. Even the tiny things are sometimes the best… Like my brother blessing me with a bouquet of roses this Valentine’s Day.

Though it was a simple gesture of love, it meant the world to me.

Thank you, Tyler… ♥

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This Valentine’s Day…

Today, many people will celebrate Valentine’s Day… Giving cards and candy, and thinking of those they love most. But what about God? Where does He come into play? After all, God is love!

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
{1 John 4:8}

“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.”
{1 John 4:16}

Though receiving cards, eating delicious food, and spending time with our loved ones is wonderful in many ways, we must not forget to glorify God and praise Him for the love He has given us.

May we all remember, today and always, that God IS love!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

A Cute Tutorial: Make a Fabric-Covered Letter

Today, I want to share a really fun DIY project with y’all. I found it while browsing one of my favorite blogs, Elm Street Life. The author, Whitney, is so creative and has great tutorials. Be sure to check out her “DIY projects” page… It is over-flowing with amazing {yet simple} projects.

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This particular project caught my eye, not only because it was adorable, but also because I knew it would look perfect in the corner of little Jessa’s desk.

Here is the link to Whitney’s tutorial:

Make a fabric-covered letter

The only things I changed were 1) instead of buying a pre-cut letter from a craft store, I cut my own using a piece of cardboard from a cardboard box. {My letter is not as sturdy as one from a craft store, but it works none the less!} And 2) I also added a little embellishment, using a small piece of ribbon and a button.

Please let me know if you decide to try your hand at this project… I would love to know how yours turned out!

And remember… Be creative! :)

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