Monday, September 5, 2011

Introducing: The Tollhouse

This year, Campus House (my college church) started an Intentional Housing ministry, where students intentionally grow relationships with their roomates, as well as their community.  Students invite neighbors over for dinner and have fun activities like game night or movie night.  The houses even gave themselves names, such as the Boathouse, the Porch, the Luce Flore (floor) and the Firehouse (they have a firepit).  My sister Jasmine and I love love love LOVE to BAKE! So naturally, with a littile help from the ladies at the Zone (another house), we were dubbed the Tollhouse (often brought to you by Nestle!)

In all the excitement of the schoolyear, I hadn't made my way back to 1CT til now.  Don't be overly excited, because I'm not BACK yet!  I'm awaiting graduation & I would like to finish my college career before making blogging an everyday hobby.  So look forward to some amazing recipes this Christmas! As always, I'm so excited to bring you a schoolyear worth of fun community-centered treats.  I will do my best to make them budget-friendly (and believe me, I'm on a budget like no tomorrow!) I will try to incorporate college-friendly recipes, involving recipes with limited ingredients (like Honey Cookies, these recipes are always fun!)

Coming up, we have Fall pies, new cookies and Winter treats galore!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Reese's Chocolate Cookies

I felt the urge to crank out some cookies the other night. Although the weather here in Northeast Ohio has been "Heat-Advisory"-hot and we're urged NOT to use our ovens AND my A/C is on the fritz, I couldn't help myself. I love baking, LOVE it.
My mom has recently been experimenting with different flavors of Praline Candy (it's a Southern thing) and just so happens to have many different kinds of chips and assorted dessertsy flavorings in our pantry. So I went in there and snatched up some unloved Reese's peanut butter chips. On the back is a recipe for:

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pizza Puffs!

Our local shopping, Crocker Park, has this cute little pizza stand that sells the most delicious form of pizza -- the pizza puff! The stand is called Casa Vella and you can buy 2 puffs and a cup of sauce or a drink for $5. Not bad, but Jas and I decided to try this at home. Introducing our very own Pizza Puff:

With these simple ingredients, we created an awesome dinner!

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July: Simple Fun

Here's a truly simple dessert that'll make everyone stare down their plate, all the while they'll be excited to eat it: RAINBOW JELLO!!! HEEEEY!!!!