Friday, December 23, 2011

Tired....but still have time to spend with my kids.....

It's hard a Christmas when your kids are sort of seems like some of the "fun" of the holiday is gone.....but yesterday all the "magic" came back to me for a little while.....

Usually after the big baklava/cookie extravaganza in my house I don't ever want to see a cookie again. This means it is time for Alexx to make some of her "faux" turtles. These don't go on our cookie plates. They get stored in the freezer (I mean sunroom) and people randomly get "lost" in there at any given time trying to find one or a cookie or two.

I was so tired, but she insisted on my help. We laughed so hard I almost pee'd in my pants, LOL! Of course, Casey not far in the distance was waiting for one of the finished products and got some of it on camera because he thought we had lost our minds--nothing new in my house.
Alexx refusing to move because I walked away on the first pan and it got a little "over done" one of the reasons we were laughing so much.
My ever ready sampler!!!

Need a fast treat??

"Faux" Turtles
Any shape pretzels, this year we used the square grid ones--usually we use the round ones.
Rolo candy
Whole pecans

Put parchment paper on your baking sheet. Place a rolo on each pretzel. Put in 350 degree oven just until the chocolate looks "shiny", take out and immediately push a pecan on top. Let cool. YUMMY!


  1. OMGosh!! that is so much easier than cake pops!!!
    I'm heading to the store for those ingredients tomorrow. Thanks for the tip Have fun and Merry Christmas.

    DIANA L.

  2. Great pictures of you and your family. Would make a cute recipe scrapbook page :-) I love those rolo candies too, delicious! Happy Holidays!


  3. Maria...oh my goodnes...every Christmas eve my sis-in-law bakes several different things and brings to me, since I am not a baker...haaahaaa...anyway she says I have a new one for you this year and explained how easy it was the Rolo, Pretzel, funny is YOU ARE RIGHT THEY ARE REALLY GOOD. She said they were so easy. I may be able to make them...we will see.
    The pics of you and your kido's are so sweet. Your daughter is just beautiful and your son is a handsome guy.
    Have a wonderful New Year!
    Dee B


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