And this is my middle little love, Miles. He will be 3 in June. His hobbies include sabotaging many efforts of his baby sissy, antagonizing his big brother, and warming hearts with his sneaky, yet sweet ways.
I love to sew and try to be crafty. I also love being a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. Speaking of being crafty, leave me a comment and I'll do a random drawing from those names. The lucky winner will receive some cute, little handmade something made by yours truly. I'll post the winner on March 14th.
Finally, a good southern girl must always offer her guests a special little treat to eat, so here is a recipe that I love. I served these at Ella's first birthday party and they made everyone happy!
Raspberry Almond Bars
In saucepan, melt butter. remove from heat; add 1 cup white chocolate chips (don't stir!). In a small bowl beat eggs until foamy; gradually add sugar. Stir in chip mixture and almond extract.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 package white chips(10-12 ounces), divided
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
Combine flour and salt; add to egg mixture just until combined. Spread 1/2 the batter into a greased 9 x 9" pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
In small saucepan over low heat melt jam; spread over warm crust. Stir remaining chips into remaining batter; drop by teaspoonfuls over jam layer. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Yield: about 2 dozen bars. Yummy!
The prize list for the Ultimate Blog Party giveaway is great. If I could choose for myself my top picks would be (in no particular order):
- 1 Rocking Horse Provided by: A Rocking Horse To Love
- 7 — Bead Dangle Photo Tile Necklace Provided by: Elemental Memories
- 11 — $40 gift certificate to Good For The Kids Provided by: Good For The Kids
- 15 — $50 gift certificate to Kids Magical Wonder Provided by: Kids Magical Wonder
- 20 — $50 gift certificate to Paperlicious Provided by: Paperlicious.com - Hip Invites & Notes
- 28 — Uncommonly Cute tees Provided by: Uncommonly Cute
- 34 — Custom Tutu Provided by: Live~Love~Dance Boutique
- 78 — 50 Custom Photo Cards for Any Occasion Provided by: Polka Dot Bumblebee -Custom Photo Cards & Personalized Stationery
- 80 — Scripture Doll Provided by: Jill
- 103 — 7 Pink Brick Box Play Sets Provided by: LEGO
- 119 — Personalized Lunch Box Provided by: Girl, That’s Cute