Monday, November 16, 2009

Are you a Super Duper Pooper?

I found a bear at the goodwill today that sings "I'm a super duper pooper"

I was umm giggling my big head off.

Here is a video of a same bear on youtube.. go ahead watch it but make sure you don't have any liquids in your mouth or do not have to use the restroom lol. My bear doesn't have the diaper.

I'm sure the bear was inspired by this clip which is just wrong on so many levels. (the parents sing the song at the 1:20 mark)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yummy Tummy Thursday ; Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars
(from Laura, linked above at her new wordpress site)

I LOVED these! I cannot even begin to tell you how much! I have made them twice in the last 2 weeks once taking some to work and am making them again tonight to take to mom's night out bunco tomorrow night! I am also taking them to thanksgiving dinner with the fam. The best part is they are cheap to make, make a large amount and easy to make and you have most the ingredients in your pantry already. I have used 2 tubs store bought cream cheese frosting but if you want to use a cream cheese frosting recipe Laura has one in the link above. Well I want to fatten myself up some more so I did chocolate chips over the entire thing and also cream cheese frosting over that. If chocolate is not your thing nuts would be a great addition.

I also do not have a jelly roll pan so what I ended up doing was a small layer in a 13 x 9 baking metal sheet/pan I got from pillsbury a little bigger layer in a 13 x 9 glass cake pan and same size layer in a 9 x 9 glass pan. Seriously it makes that much lol. I'm sure you could modify this recipe in half and use a 13 x 9 pan if you do not want that many bars. Also if you do a smaller layer or a metal pan I'd advise only 20 minutes in the oven. I set the timer for 20minutes and took the metal pan out and then left the 2 glass ones in for 10-15 additonal minutes.


6 eggs
1 1/2 cup oil (I used canola)
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 large can (29 oz) pumpkin (or 2 15oz cans)
3 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. salt
(chocolate chips or cream cheese frosting or both in my case)


Mix together eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin. Fold in dry ingredients and pour into jelly roll pan (13 x 18 pan) . At this point sprinkle the pan with chocolate chips and/or nuts if desired. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not over bake. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yummy Tummy Thursday ; Pastry Cream Filled Fillo Shells

Pastry Cream Filled Fillo Shells
From Laura linked above (her's are much prettier, I really need some more kitchen stuff.. hint hint)

These are the other fillo desserts I took to a picnic back in June. I just want to say I much preferred the reeses one :-D.


1 large box instant chocolate pudding
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
fruit for garnish (such as mandarin oranges cut in half, raspberries, strawberry slices, banana slices, etc)


In a large bowl combine pudding, milk, and whipping cream. Mix together by hand using a wire whisk. Mix well to ensure a smooth mix. When the pudding starts to set, it is finished and needs to be used immediately. Place filling into a large zip lock bag or pastry bag. Squeeze out extra air and seal the top. If using zip lock bag, cut a hole, to fit into the hole in the pastry, in one corner of the bag. Pipe filling into each fillo shell. (This filling with thicken as you chill the pastries)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trick Or Treat ; Halloween 2009


These first few pictures are actually the day before Halloween we got dressed up for a dinner function with the Snohomish County ARC.

My Garden Fairy, Surfer and my Spongebob!

Alana has a sneaky grin here lol and look she's blinding poor spongebob!

I loved his grin in this picture

Okay now these are from Halloween

Kaila's lovely fairy makeup!

At the Boo Bash in Mukilteo.. which we got dumped on by this crappy seattle weather shortly after arriving.

She wanted the mouse that was shown on the cover of the face painting book lol. Then proceeded to rip one of the makeup things off the table to open it so she could look in the tiny mirror at her face painting :-P.

Kaila got a flower to match her costume

Painting pumpkins but it was pouring so we left them there and forgot to go get them before the bash ended.. oh well life goes on right they are just pumpkins that will rot yes? lol

Trick or Treat!!!!

It stopped raining for about an hour for the most part and started up again when we decided we were done! At one house the lady asked if she could take their picture lol.

Anybody there???? I WANT SOME CANDY!!! TRICK OR TREAT!!


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