Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Making Whoopie

Whoopie Pies for cryin' outloud, get your minds out of the gutter!

The Spousal Unit commented last night that I never bought anything containing chocolate any more and the fact is the kids don't really eat that junk food stuff these days. I mean the last few boxes of Little Debbies or Hostess Snacks I bought went uneaten. I know, shocker that. So today I decided I wanted to make some good old Amish Whoopie Pies. Well truthfully I bought this book:

Martha Stewart's Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Shar

Which reminded me that I had this cookbook, my all time favorite by the way:

Cooking from Quilt Country : Hearty Recipes from Amish and Mennoni

So I combined both recipes and then screwed up the filling. I made a deal with my friend Pam, "these cookies were supposed to be a surprise but do you think you can make the filling because I've already wasted three cups of milk trying to do the one in the Quilt Country cookbook". She reminded me that all my surprise gifts ended up having a string attached(like the bag I made her but she had to do her own lining--) but thankfully the awesomeness that is the Whoopie Pie made up for my lack of skilz.

This recipe is similar to the one I used: - Recipe - Chocolate Whoopie Pies

My filling though is a basic vanilla buttercream frosting--thanks again PAM!

I have just noticed that I have yet to blog on this season's Project Runway, my favorite was auf'd last week. I loved Kellie--hope I got her name right. I thought she was creative and was a solid designer. I'm enjoying this season when I remember to watch it. The whole Olympic thing has thrown off all regularly scheduled tv viewing, like I keep forgetting The Closer on Monday nights. What is wrong with me?

The spousal unit and I started watching Season 1 of Weeds. I see that I must subscribe to Showtime because we are digging this show. I've also heard good things about Californication too.

I'm trying to get some order back in my life since the kids are back in school but I seem to be failing but hopefully I'll get it all figured out soon.


Rachel S said...

You are making me hungry for them. My dad's cousin made those for us growing up and they were so good. I had her recipe, but washed it and can't get it anymore. They are the best!

Maureen said...

Hi - dont' think I've commented on your blog before, only came across it a wee while back ..

Ok - I don't know what these whoopie pies are but they look quite interesting! Might have to check that recipe out..

I would definetly recommend you keep wathcing Weeds - I think I have seen up to Series 3 here, it just gets better and better with quite a few twists and turns.

barbara said...

Hey, Melissa,

When you get order in your life, please let me know how you did it!! I need all the order I can get!
Love your blog!

Barbara (in Tennessee)