Monday, June 20, 2011

Double Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies...Shampoo

My shampoo smells so good that it makes me hungry and I am not even that big of mint chip fan! My mom got me a bottle of this shampoo for Christmas and I am still shocked by the delicious smell every time I use it. Grant it, I only use when I am at my parent's house, but still!

It is made by Philosophy and there are lots of other scents...coconut frosting, strawberry daiquiri and amazing grace...didn't know that last one had a smell. In my opinion, it is also a bit too pricey for something I am going to wash down the drain. But I will enjoy it while it lasts!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Then will all your people be righteous
   and they will possess the land forever.
They are the shoot I have planted,
   the work of my hands,
   for the display of my splendor.
The least of you will become a thousand,
   the smallest a mighty nation.
I am the LORD;
   in its time I will do this swiftly.”

                                                    -Isaiah 60:21-22

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cream Cheese Frosting

I will get to the frosting, but first I would like to share with you some of the theatrics from the kitchen today.

Me: "Prepare to meet your doom."
Bunny: "Oh no, not the cheese grater!"
Me: "Yes, the cheese grater!! Bahaha."
Bunny: "No, not my ears! My beautiful ears!"

Wasn't that nice? I wanted some chocolate shavings to top the cupcakes that were frosted with the cream cheese frosting. Practically speaking, a chocolate bunny is much easier to grate than a chocolate bar because of its thickness. On with the recipe...

Cream Cheese Frosting:

2 (8 oz.) blocks of cream cheese
1 cup of butter
8 cups of sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 teaspoons of sifted cocoa powder (optional)

Cream together softened cream cheese and butter. Add sifter powder sugar and cocoa powder, mix on low speed until creamed together. Finally add the vanilla, mix on high speed until smooth.