Sunday, December 11, 2011

Crockpot Chocolate Candy

I got this recipe from my friend, Mary-Clare.  I just finished it earlier this morning.  Very good.  Would make great gifts.  Simple & easy too.

  1. Crockpot
  2. 200 small cupcake liners *
  3. 2 pounds salted dry-roasted peanuts
  4. 4 ounces German’s sweet chocolate
  5. 1 12-oz package semisweet chocolate chips
  6. 2½ pounds white almond bark
* I say 200 because I filled them more than I should've & I used probably 150 of the liners.

Place the peanuts on the bottom first.

Then put all the chocolate on the top of the peanuts.
Set the temperature on low and cook for 3 hours. Do not stir the mixture.  After 3 hours, stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth. 

Drop the candy into cupcake pan liners.  Allow the candy to cool completely.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Macaroni and Cheese with Crumb Topping

  • 1 pound uncooked macaroni (any kind you like)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces processed cheese food (eg. Velveeta), cubed
  • Dry bread crumbs (Planko gives a crunchy topping)

Cook macaroni according to package directions.

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Reduce heat. Add the cheeses, stirring until cheese is melted.

Drain macaroni.               

Transfer macaroni to a greased baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over macaroni; mix well.

Sprinkle bread crumbs over top.

Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden brown.

London's LEGO collection, so far....

List last updated on December 25, 2014

There's no way that I'd be able to remember what LEGO sets/minifigs that London owns.  I decided to make it easier on myself & anyone wanting to get him some.  You're welcome!

Trust me.  If you "collect" something, keep a list of whatever it is.
  • The name of the items are a click-able link.
  • Click it to open a new window with information/photo for that set/minifigure.
  • Minifigs are the characters that come in the sets & can be purchased separately.


LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes
6862 - Superman vs. Power Armor Lex

LEGO The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
9470 - Shelob Attacks
79001 - Escape from Mirkwood Spiders
79002 - Attack of the Wargs

75022 - Mandal organ Speeder
75040 - General Grievous Wheel Bike
75052 - Mos Eisley Cantina

LEGO Space Police


LEGO Creator
31009 - Small Cottage
6741 - Mini Jet
6742 - Mini Off-Roader
7292 - Propeller Adventures

LEGO Minifigures Series
8833 - Series 8 - Santa
8833 - Series 8 - Red Cheerleader
8833 - Series 8 - Diver

LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu
2260-1 - Ice Dragon Attack
9440-1 - Venomari Shrine
9442-1 - Jay's Storm Fighter

LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu Minifigs
njo017 - Krazi - Jester's Cap
njo018 - Zane DX - Dragon Suit
njo031 - Zane ZX - with Armor
njo034 - Jay ZX
njo035 - Snappa

LEGO Ninjago Building Toy
2174 - Kruncha

LEGO Power Miners
8188 - Fire Blaster 
8189 - Magma Mech

LEGO Spongebob Squarepants
3833 - Krusty Krab Adventures

LEGO Kingdom/Castle
6918 - Blacksmith Attack

LEGO Boxes
6161 - Brick Box
6166 - Large Brick Box

Building Accessories
626 - Large Green Baseplate
628 - X-Large Grey Baseplate

06824 - Call Of Duty Seal Team

The LEGO Movie
70808 - Super Cycle Chase

Friday, December 2, 2011

2011 Reading Challenge

I'm very proud of myself so far. I just told my bf, Matt that I will not be able to complete this challenge by the end of the year. I am happy to have at least one goal nearly completed this year. Yay, me!

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge
Hollie has read 91 books toward her goal of 100 books.

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