Mar 30, 2010

Sienna's new favorite obsessions...

It's ours!

We are finally homeowners! I can't believe how fast it came. We started building less than 3 months ago. Crazy! I need to post some pics of us with the house. I promise I will when life slows down! We closed last Wednesday and moved Thursday and Friday (Saturday, Sunday...that's the bad part about not really having to be out on a specific day, it's easy to let things linger...). Work has been pretty crazy for both of us, so we haven't had much time to feel settled quite yet. It's funny, though. It definitely feels like we're just playing grown up. I'm sure I won't feel that way once we pay our first mortgage. We LOVE the house. McCarthur has really done a fantastic job with the house. It's beautiful. We are really loving the finished basement. It's Sienna's toy haven. I love not having my living room look like an explosion of toys. Sienna has adjusted so well and just loves it. She runs around banging on every cupboard and shelf she can get her hands on. She already knows where everything is. It's really cute, she loves turning on the master bath tub and ripping her clothes off. Anyway, we are slowly getting settled and unpacked. I can't wait until we are all unpacked and decorated. Patience is definitely not my strongest point! I just can't wait until we can actually entertain and have people over. It's been a long time since we were in a place where we really had the space to entertain. I've missed it. Anyway, just wanted to post a little something. I'll post more pics and details later.

Mar 2, 2010

Yummy, yum yum....

I made these yummy oreo truffles awhile ago and have been meaning to post the recipe. I use the term recipe loosely, since they have such few ingredients and are super easy! (Though a little messy). They are so tasty. Has anyone had the oreo truffles at Blue Lemon in Highland!? My friend Amber introduced me to them--they are divine! These taste fairly close, but don't look nearly as pretty as theirs. ;) Here's the recipe. Enjoy!

Oreo Truffles


  • 1 lb Oreo cookies (3 sleeves)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (you could also use mint or coc)
  • 1 lb milk chocolate
  • 1/2 lb white chocolate


Using a food processor, grind oreo cookies to a fine powder. With a mixer, blend oreo cookie powder, cream cheese and vanilla extract until thoroughly mixed (there should be no white traces of cream cheese). Roll into small balls and place on wax-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 45 minutes (or put on the back porch for 5-10 minutes on a Utah sub-zero winter day). Line two cookie sheets with wax paper. In double-boiler, melt milk chocolate. Dip balls and coat thoroughly. With slotted spoon, lift balls out of chocolate and let excess chocolate drip off. Place on wax-paper-lined cookie sheet. In separate double boiler, melt white chocolate. Using a fork, drizzle white chocolate over balls. I like to mix things up and dip some in white chocolate, some in milk, then drizzle with the opposite chocolate. Sprinkle with a few oreo crumbs for a finished look (and so no one can see the messy job you did dipping the chocolates!). Let cool. Store in airtight container, in refrigerator.

***FYI, I think it's easier to melt chocolate in the microwave. You just have to watch it carefully. Make sure you use a microwavable dish and that you melt for 30 seconds, then stir, melt for 30 seconds more, then stir, until melted. It works great!