Wednesday, March 17, 2010

{Feelin' Lucky...

to have friends like these...

Last night was my turn to host TLC. What a hoot! I feel so blessed to be surrounded by women who are fun and know how to kick back and have a good time. There have been periods in my life when I haven't had that and so I just have to say I LOVE these ladies! (and many more but these are the only pics I had on my camera). We shared beauty secrets and played like teenage girls until the "wee hours of the mornin'."

We were taught how to apply false eyelashes. Here's an action shot... one eyelash on and one off!

My beautiful Sister-in-law, Alicia.

One of my "co-hosts" for the evening (thanks Cori for a super fun time!)

J.B. nothing but good vibes comin' from her!

Buffy knows how to work the camera... this was just one of many gorgeous "glam" shots of the evening!

Valarie is a natural beauty (and a rockin' yoga instructor!)

Kelly moved in a little over 6 months ago and I just love being around her. What a fun addition to our little group!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

{S'mores Cookie Bars...

We had our first stake camp meeting this weekend (Yay for camp!) and I figured a camp meeting without S'mores was no camp meeting at all. So, short of building a fire in the backyard I found this recipe on the internet and it was a big hit. Just thought I'd share it for anyone looking for a fun new dessert for FHE or for this summer when your kids want to 'camp' in the backyard!

1/2 c butter, room temp
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1 large egg
1 t vanilla extract
1 1/3 c flour
3/4 c graham cracker crumbs
1 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
2 king-sized Hershey's bars
1-7 oz jar of marshmallow fluff (or I substituted mini marshmallows and it worked out fine too)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with Pam. in a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined.

Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough. Spread marshmallow fluff over chocolate (which is next to impossible, hence the mini marshmallows!). Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until lightly browned. cool completely before cutting into bars. Makes 16 squares.