Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 8th Recap and a Recipe

Today has been an awesome day. My birthday and Mother's day all in one.

Madison gave me these beautiful measuring cups from Pier One.
Love them!!!!!!

After a late breakfast, we made a trip to Target which resulted in these for her.
Super cute.
Oh to be a teenager again :)

(I've received several requests for the polish color - it is Blue-Away by Sally Hansen from Target)

We also stopped by my mom and dad's house to visit and wish mom a happy mother's day too.
This is picture of the two of us back in the day. 
Love you Mom!

While traveling a lot for work this week, I found a new drink addiction.
Sonic's Low-Cal Sparkling Lime Limeade.
So good!

I made my own version at home today using Sam's Choice Key Lime Sparkling water and fresh lime juice.
Love it.

We usually go out for birthday dinners, but I wanted to stay home and make dinner since I have been traveling so much lately.  I used my favorite Le Creuset pot to boil pasta. 
Caribbean Blue = cooking happiness.

It was delish.
I also made these cookie cups using refrigerated cookie dough and my Pampered Chef Mini Muffin pan.

Which resulted in these when I finished.  So good!!
Want the recipe?

Strawberry Cookie Tarts
recipe from Joy's Hope

2  packages of Pillsbury Refrigerated Ready to Bake Sugar Cookies
1 tub (8 oz) Philadelpia Whipped Cream Cheese
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip
1/4 cup sugar
Fresh Strawberries

Spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray.  Place one Ready to Bake Sugar Cookie in each tin.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven and use a Pampered Chef  Mini Tart Shaper to press them into tart shapes.  Let them cool a few minutes before you remove them from the pan to a wire rack.  I run a plastic knife gently around the tarts to help remove them from the pan. While the cookie tarts are cooling make the filling.
Combine whipped cream cheese, cool whip and sugar.  Mix with electric mixer until fluffy.  
Put filling in a pastry bag with tip and pipe into each cookie tart.  Top with a strawberry or other fresh fruit. 
Makes 48 cookie tarts.

Hope you enjoyed my recap of May 8, 2011.
Loved this day :)

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  1. short and sweet, my kind of dessert.

  2. I agree, I love how easy! I hope you'll stop over and link up on Momspiration Mondays:

  3. I love these -- so cute and light and springlike. Joni

  4. I love Sonic's Limeade. Since the closest Sonic is 47 miles away. I made my own version too. I put ice in a glass (I use Pasta Jars) and muddle fresh mint then add 4 Tbsp Limeade concentrate in a glass then pour sprite over it and serve.

  5. What a cute and yummy idea with the little tarts. I have a mini muffin pan - I'll have to try this! Thanks!


  6. Wow! They sound wonderful!!!

  7. These are so easy and way pretty! Thanks for sharing such an easy how to!

  8. great idea and seems pretty easy too! I'm gonna use these for hubby's b-day party!

  9. So pretty! New follower from seeing you on tatertots and jello. We could be soul sistas.. love diet coke (well pepsi) and the limeades at sonic (after lacrosse games and tennis matches we head over to sonic). visiting from


  10. I just wrote down this recipe and I'm going to try it out! Thanks for sharing! You didn't specify a temperature for baking. I assume 350. Is that right?

  11. I loved these. The only problem I had was getting them out of the mini muffin pans. They sure didn't look like yours LOL. I tried Pam, butter and i also tried paper muffin cups. What did i do wrong ?

  12. I want those toes! Who says you have to be a teenager? Lol. I'm going to go have to pick me up a bottle of that color.

  13. awesome!! Can't wait to try this recipe! i'm a new follower. check out my blog on your free time:


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