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Crazy for Crepes

MERRYCHRISTMAS!!
I woke up this morning thinking.. MmMmmmmMMm WAFFLES... But  somehow, my waffle idea turned into.. MmMmMmmMmmmmMMM CREPES...?

Ohhh boy am I in trouble...  Because everyone knows that Crepes are plain Jane until you have...
Which just so happened to be the PERFECT storm...
And what's even worse, I drenched it with Maple Syrup?!?!!!  ...and can't live without powdered sugar!!!
The guilt has sunken in...  I ate two of those Bad Boys and it's not even lunch-time yet...  OOPSIE!!  Guess it's kinda late for Santa to take back his gifts, because it's already open!!
Dessert Crepes (should have known from the name.....) Ingredients (makes 4)2 eggs, lightly beaten2/3 cup milk1 tablespoon butter, melted1/2 cup all-purpose flour1 tablespoon white sugar1/4 teaspoon salt(I added a little bit of vanilla extract too)

Directions

Butter Mochi

Butter Mochi was highly requested for Eric's Christmas pot luck (there are several people from Hawaii who work there) and I'm the lucky winner that has to make it for them!  I thought I'd blog my recipe because there were several people from a past party that told me they couldn't find a good recipe for it. 
If you're not sure what it Mochi is, they now offer it at those Yogert shops (ie; Yogertland and Red Mango); it's those white, soft, chewy, balls that they offer as a topping.  Just so you have a little background information on Mochi, Wikipedia's definition is:  Mochi (Japanese) is a Japaneserice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki.[1] While also eaten year-round, mochi is a traditional food for the Japanese New Year and is commonly sold and eaten during that time. Mochi is also a prominent snack in HawaiiTaiwanCambodia, and Thailand.
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Cookie Exchange!

Another FABULOUS idea that my co-worker Molli has come up with: Cookie Exchange for the office!  I've never participated in one or even heard of it so this was a new and exciting concept for me!  I totally recommend it!!

We altered the "rules" a little, because we knew we'd have a larger group (20) of people participating so here's the rules that we followed:

All items should be homemade and baked, no store bought itemsAs long as we could throw it all in a bag, you could bring cookies, bars, chocolate, etc (just no cupcakes or cakey items) it's harder with a larger group to ONLY have cookies so we allowed non-cookie itemsBring 3 dozen (or more)Must print your recipe and bring to the exchangeMust RSVP and tell the host what item you're bringing, no duplicatesMost Importantly, bring a container to take your cookies home!And because there was a large group, the rules were: as long as you brought 3 dozen cookies, you could choose 3 dozen worth of cookies to ta…

Cupcake Pop Mold

While surfing through some cool blogs, I stumbled across a cupcake pop MOLD.  How cool!!  Totally wished I thought of inventing this!!  I've already placed my order and I'll post my experience!  I've never made the cupcake shape because it was fairly difficult for me to get the right shape (maybe it's all in my head?).


Anyway, you can purchase it on www.mylittlecupcakepop.com.  Post more when I get it!

I GOT IT! So super excited to have gotten my cupcake mold!!  I'll blog about my experience making it soon!! 
I bought the 4 pack and gave the other three to my friends and my sister.  I heart them!  I'll see if I can get them to take a photo of theirs so you can see it too!

www.BountifulBaskets.org

Every Saturday, I wake up bright and early, excited to see what my Bountiful Basket will hold!!
2 HUGE cucumbers, blackberries, 3 asian pears, 6 pears, 7 fuji apples, 6 bananas, 3 squash, 1 cantaloupe, 1  pineapple, 1 head of lettuce, 1 celery bunch = $15!!!
My co-worker Molli shared this website with me: www.BountifulBaskets.org.  It's a fruit and vegetable co-op  that supports local and small farms.  With the power of bulk purchasing and eliminating the middle men, your fruits and vegetable baskets are $15 and VERY FRESH!  You don't get to pick and choose what you get, each basket [usually -someone may have carrots and you may have celery] has the same items and same quantities of each of seasonal produce.  The locations are throughout Nevada (and ID, UT, WY, TX, AZ, WA).  They are completely volunteer-run, grassroots, no contracts, no catch, and is not considered a business (for profit)- how conceptually COOL!

So here's how the process goes:

Register on www.BountifulBask…