Friday, December 31, 2010

Frappuccinos, & truffles

If your looking for a GOOD home-made frappuccino recipe here it is! We've had the recipe for along time but never made it! Don't know why?!

Easy Frappuccino
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup fresh espresso
1/4 sugar

To make espresso, put 1/3 cup coffee grounds into coffee filter, run 1 1/2 cups water through coffee
maker (or make very strong instant coffee) mix together. We save empty frappuccino bottles & like to put them in those, or fill a glass & put cool whip on top with chocolate syrup, chocolate covered coffee beans, chocolate curls etc.   To make mocha frappe use 1/4 tsp. cocoa powder (or chocolate milk mix) 
For vanilla frappe use 1/2 tsp. vanilla.  Enjoy!

Simply Sensational Truffles
2 1/2 pkg. Bakers semi sweet chocolate, divided
(this would be 20 oz. & any chocolate will work including milk chocolate)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened 
Melt 8 oz. chocolate. Beat cream cheese w/ mixer 'till creamy; stir in melted chocolate. Refrigerate until firm. Shape into 36 balls. Place on wax paper covered tray. (Refrigerate again before dipping) Melt remaining chocolate. Dip truffles in until completely covered. Garnish tops with chopped nuts, peppermints or sprinkles. They are also good plain. Store in fridge.

I don't have a picture of these so I guess another of the coffee drinks will have to do! :) 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


  •  A candle is burning
  • piano is practiced for the day
  • Jolly fat snowmen sitting on the shelf
  • the laundry is getting clean :)
  • I'm happy about the fact that I am updating 5 days since my last post instead of 15! :)
  • I'm working on sewing a dress
  • there are the best chocolate covered coffee beans (that my sister won in a giveaway) sitting on the desk & sometimes I get 1 or 2. or 3?

The new year is coming! 
I'm thankful for another year to be alive & most importantly another year to serve my God 
& discover more of His Greatness!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Blog transformation.

 Greetings & Salutations!  Now that this blog has been "transformed" for several days I have finally decided to talk about it! :)   The pages of songs & quotes have been re-done as well. Tell me what you think!  I might do a little more to the pages yet sometime, no promise. :)  Thanks to Corina for loaning me the picture for the header. She does a wonderful job with photography!    Someday I will do a real post again. until then.... Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Of cousins & coffee shops

When we were in Iowa for Thanksgiving, we made a point of going to the little coffee shop there in Kalona.  I discovered that they are very generous; They forgot about my order so they brought me a size larger then I had ordered, it was almost more then I could drink but the tasty-ness made up for it :)  ~For what it';s worth~ if you ever go there get a snicker's mocha!
   ( If you wonder why I re-posted this, it's cause I realized the picture wouldn't come up if you weren't signed into google.)