Thursday, February 5, 2009

Martha and the ATL

I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. Mr. Cookie is taking me to Atlanta in a couple of weeks to the new Georgia Aquarium. I have not been yet and can't wait to see all of the cool things it has to offer. But wait! Did I say I was excited? Yep, I did. And the aquarium isn't the only reason. I get to see Martha Stewart too! WooHoo. She is going to be there for a book signing. So me and Mr. Cookie will be trucking it down there with my Martha Stewart Cookie Books in hand.
Yippeeee! I hope to get a picture with her. Maybe since IT IS my anniversary that day she will be nice and let me. Keeping my fingers crossed!
I will definitely be posting about it with all the details and hopefully pictures! There might even be a giveaway involved.....hmmmmm

The Secret is in the Sauce: February Giveaway: Bedroom Bliss

Check out this Bedroom Bliss giveaway. It rocks!!! I entered because I could really use some new sheets. LOL
The Secret is in the Sauce: February Giveaway: Bedroom Bliss

Monday, February 2, 2009

Yum Yum! Coooookies

Voila! Here are my Jerome Cookies as promised.

I have to tell about my Mr. Cookie . As I removed the pan of cookie bars from the refrigerator he slowly moved toward me with a sneaky little grin (as if I had no clue what he was up to.) He stayed right beside me as I made each and every cut with the knife so I went as slowly as possible. I am such a tease. :)

As soon as the first cookie came out he gave me that Pleeeeease let me have it look with those pretty blue eyes. How could I ever resist?

His first response with his mouth full was mmmmmm........ these are so good.

Such a simple recipe but so addictive. Go figure!

Once I get the camera that I am wanting, I will have better pictures that show each step of the cookie making process. Keeping my fingers crossed for that one.


Fantastic Giveaways!

Here are some great giveaways from fellow bloggers. Check them out!

A valentine giveaway Roy's Progress
Fabulous Aloha giveaway with more prizes to come.
Yummy Gourmet Toffee! Check it out

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cookie Club Recipe #1

I am so excited about posting tonight. I just announced my giveaway winner and now I an adding my first recipe for the Cookie Club. How fun for me!

So here is our first cookie recipe of many. It is a bar cookie called Jerome Cookies. I have no idea why they are called this unless someone named Jerome created them or just loved them like I do. This is something my Grandmother has made for as long as I can remember during the holidays and I can never eat just one. Yummmmmm-o! Let me know if you post about them and I will visit your blog and add a link to my sidebar. I will be making them this week and of course adding a picture. :)

Jerome Bar Cookies

1-1/2 sticks of butter
1 egg
1/2 c. milk
1 c. sugar
1 can coconut
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 pkg whole graham crackers


2 c. powdered sugar
1 stick butter (softened)
3 Tbs. milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Topping Directions: Combine all ingredients for topping and blend together using an electric mixer until smooth.

Cookie Directions: Line a 9x13 pan with whole graham crackers. Melt butter in sauce pan. While butter is melting , beat egg, 1/2 c milk, and 1 c. sugar Add to melted butter and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add chopped nuts, coconut, and graham cracker crumbs. Stir until well mixed and pour over whole graham crackers and spread evenly.
Add another layer of graham crackers on top. Spread the topping mixture evenly over graham crackers. Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours before slicing into squares. Enjoy!!!

Winner Winner Winner!!!!!!

Before I announce the winner of the Carolyn's Kitchen Vintage Apron I must say the best part for me was reading all the funny comments and then seeing my sweet valentine Chloe' draw the winner just moments ago.

So here we go. All the names are in the bowl.....

Chloe' reaches in with excitement.....

Drum Roll Please!..........

And the WINNER is........ Sweet Jelly Bean

WooHoooo! Way to go Sweet Jelly Bean! You are the winner of my very first giveaway.