This weekend was the opening of pheasant season along with the opening weekend of white tail bow hunting out in Kansas. So, needless to say the Great White Hunter was headed east before Friday’s work day was even over. But, what this meant for me was my first weekend home alone. Some may think this wouldn’t be that big of a deal but the reality is I’m a scaredy cat. That’s right people you heard it here 1st I’m a nervous, horror movie thinking big sissy la la when it comes to being home by myself. And to top it all off it was the 1st time alone at The Great White Hunter’s, I mean our house. Plus my whole family, mom, dad, sister, everyone, was in Florida which really equals a million bigillion miles away. (Side note – I’m making up a lot of my own words today please don’t judge.)
The 1st night alone wasn’t a big deal, just every little noise I heard I rose up in bed ready to take on the bad guy that had quietly snuck in the double locked front door. Let me tell you thought I’m pretty sure I could have kicked some major butt with all the adrenalin that was shooting through my veins. Well, when the sun rose on Saturday morning it was time to get to work. When most wives are left alone by their husbands to go hunting they hit them where it really hurts, the pocket book. This would give most wives the perfect opportunity to go shopping shopping shopping. Well, being the new wife that I am and ignorant to most wifely things I cleaned. That’s right I did the laundry, including the Great White Hunter’s, and I cleaned the house. Well, that’s until the vacuum officially died on me and my fabulous sister-in-law Tanya reminded me that maybe shopping was a better idea. So, Saturday afternoon was spent shopping. The shopping was not just for fun stuff but also baking goodies. On my weekend home alone I experimented with a few recipes that I would like to share with you. Let me warn you though the only individual that has currently tried either recipe is me and let me just say I wouldn’t tell if you my cooking was really bad or not. Cmon’ you guys know me better then that. And, actually while we are being honest here I haven’t tried the pie yet. Ok ok, I’ve tried all the layers of the pie I just haven’t officially tried them all together. I will update everyone once someone other than me has tried both items. So, here goes nothing…
Chocolate Raspberry Thumb-Prints
What You Need
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup red raspberry jam
HEAT oven to 375°F.
MIX flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min.; stir until chocolate is completely melted. Whisk in cream cheese. Add 1 cup sugar, egg and vanilla; mix well. Stir in flour mixture. Refrigerate 15 min.
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