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!!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Family Barbeques

This summer's been so chill so far. We've been hitting up the beach (Powerplant & Huntington), visiting a cute little sailing town (Vermillion), trying out the town's various ice cream shoppes, and of course, Family Barbeques!!

Now our wonderful Simms & Nicholson families are scattered throughout the US, not to mention living in New Orleans. Being so far away, we haven't made it to the latest reunion. So this small family of 4 has been having little cookouts of our own. We have fun, bringing out the grill, charring some dogs and burgers, grilling mom some fish, making kabobs and jello! We things things the Simms way: simple and delicious.