Oreo Delight

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is an easy and simple recipe that everyone loves!

1 Pkg. Oreo Cookies
1 Pkg. Instant Chocolate Pudding
1 C. Powdered Sugar
1 Stick Margarine
8 oz. Cream Cheese
16 oz. Cool Whip

Crush two rows of cookies in a freezer bag. Melt margarine and mix with crushed cookies. Spread evenly in bottom of 9X13 inch pan. Place in freezer until hard.

Mix pudding according to package directions. Set aside.

Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and over half of Cool Whip. Place a layer of Cool Whip mixture over cookie crust. Add a layer of pudding over this. Layer Cool Whip mixture. Layer pudding again. Place remaining Cool Whip over this. Crush remaining cookies and sprinkle on top. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving.


Perfect Chocolate Chip/M&M Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Chip/M&M Cookies


When I was young and would dream about being married someday and having kids. I would always imagine myself making amazing treats for my kids and their friends, so in high school I started my search for the perfect cookie recipe. It wasn’t until college that I found what I was searching for at a potluck. Luckily she was willing to share her recipe and I have made these over and over. Today I decided to add a little fun and added M&M’s. If you just want chocolate chips take the M&M’s out and put 4 C Chocolate chips in. Enjoy!

The key to delicious cookies is beating the sugars until very smooth.

The key to delicious cookies is beating the sugars until very smooth.

Chocolate Chip/M&M Cookie Recipe
2 C Brown Sugar
1 1/2 C Sugar
1 lb Real Butter (used margarine and the kids didn’t notice)
3 Eggs
2 Tbs Vanilla
1 1/2 Tbs Baking Soda
1 1/2 Tbs Salt
6 C Flour
2 C Guittard Milk Chocolate Baking Chips
2 C M&M’s

Preheat Oven 350. Beat sugars until smooth – Very important! Add butter, cream together well. Add eggs and vanilla, mix. Add dry ingredients (dough will be stiff). Add chocolate chips & M&M’s. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. No longer! Cookies will be doughy when you take them out. Let cool for about 10 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a plate or cooling rack.

Cookie dough

The dough should be stiff. Add more flour if needed.

This recipe is huge! You can cut in half or freeze part of the dough to cook later…if you don’t eat it first:)


Advice for Men: How to Use the Women’s Restroom

I have occasionally had to use the women’s restroom.  Not the big public restrooms with lots of stalls – I am talking the one-person-at-a-time room that you lock behind you.

It doesn’t make any sense to me that it has to be labeled one way or another since only one person can use it anyway.  Shouldn’t it just say “Restroom”.   My guess is that some women can’t handle the idea of using a restroom that a stinky man has used, so they have to divide them up.   Maybe they just like to decorate one room all cute for the ladies and put up a fishing picture or something they think men appreciate while relieving themselves (excuse my English) in the other.

But I digress.

There are rare instances when two men have to relieve themselves at the same time.  I know it seems strange, but it has been known to happen especially since people tend to eat lunch around the same time (at least at the restaurants I go to).  For instance, the other day I arrived quite hurriedly to the bathroom door only to find it locked already.  I did a little dance and paced for a minute not sure what to do.  The women’s restroom door was open and unoccupied.  I decided that I was either going to have to use the ladies room or something worse would happen.

As I was finishing up I heard someone twist the locked door knob.  Uh-oh.  Obviously a woman was out there wanting to use the toilet.  I now had a dilemma.  I knew that when I opened the door I would have to come face to face with this woman.  And not only would she be shocked that I was in there, but a woman needing to use the restroom is not something to be trifled with.  I may end up dead.

I thought about not coming out.

Maybe if I stayed in there long enough she would go find another restroom, or better yet,  use the Men’s room.  Not likely.  I decided that the longer I stayed in there, the angrier she would be when I came out.

So I came up with a plan.

I opened the door, and sure enough, a woman stood there with a surprised look on her face.  Without hesitating I said to her, “It should be working now”.  I walked confidently past her and when I got around the corner I waited until I heard the door close behind her.

I just hope it smelled okay.