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Cookie Bowls

Posted in Food, Photos, Random with tags , , , , , on October 8, 2011 by Samantha Rose

So I saw these on Tumblr and thought it was a genius idea! So last night, me and my mom made some cookie dough and started trying to make these. They seem pretty easy at first. All you do is turn over a muffin tin, grease it, and then put cookie dough over the tin and bake it. Sounds simple, right? Yeah it’s not so easy. We learned pretty quickly that you need to put a cookie sheet underneath the muffin tin just in case the cookies grow too much and spill over the tin. (Luckily we caught ours before they started to spill). And the cookies grew a lot. Now we made chocolate chip cookie bowls, but we want to try using a different kind of cookie that maybe doesn’t grow as much. Anyway, we struggled quite a bit with several batches, but we finally figured it out! Here’s how we did our cookie bowls: (we used a log of cookie dough because it was firmer than our home-made recipe.)

Cut the log of cookie dough into pieces that measure about 5/8 of an inch.
Flatten each of the cookie dough pieces.
Grease the upside-down muffin tin and then put cupcake papers on every other spot so none of the cookies will be right next to each other (this is to stop them from really growing into each other. They still might a little bit, but it’s not as bad.)
Put the cookie dough pieces on top of the wrappers and form the dough around the wrapper (you want the dough to go down the wrapper a little bit. That way it will form a taller bowl.)
Put a cookie sheet under the pan just in case the cookies do grow too much.
Put in the oven (we used Albertsons’ cookie dough and we had to bake it for the maximum time–13  minutes).
After bowls are done baking, take out of the oven, but let them bake a little longer on the tin (we let ours sit for about 3 minutes. This hardens them up a little more.)
After the bowls have sat for a few minutes on the tin, flip the bowls onto a plate. Let them cool in the wrappers for about 5 minutes (This helps them hold the shape of the bowl.)
Gently peel the wrappers off and fill with ice cream, pudding, mousse, or whatever else sounds good to you!

Our finished cookie bowls

My cookie bowl filled with pudding and topped with whip cream

I hope this made sense! From what I’ve seen on Tumblr, a lot of people have been struggling with getting the bowls to hold their shape. So I hope this helped with that!

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Bleh…

Posted in Movies, Random, School, Update with tags , , , , on September 30, 2011 by Samantha Rose

So I was originally going to write this post as a review of a movie, but I don’t have the energy to do an in-depth review of a movie right now. So I’ll just say this about the movie: I went to see Contagion with one of my best friends. It was a really intense thriller, but not quite what I expected it to be. The beginning was kind of disturbing, but then it got much better. Overall, it was really good and I would recommend it. Also, the music was very fitting and made everything so much better.

School is school. The year is not going fast enough though! I’m trying to enjoy everything while it lasts, but it’s hard to not compare everything to what I could be doing in Seattle. It’s been a struggle for me this year. I’m so desperate to go out to Seattle that I find myself having difficulty being content here. Needless to say, I cannot wait to go visit Marcy and Travis in a few weeks! I love going out this time of year. Seattle’s fall is so different from Montana’s fall. Seattle is just so different. The two really can’t be compared in my mind.

Well, I really don’t have much else to update on…so I guess that’s where this blog will end!!! Have a great weekend!!

All the Randomness

Posted in Friends, Random, School, This post comes out of boredom.., Update with tags , , , , , on September 21, 2011 by Samantha Rose

The title of this post is also the title of my blog on Tumblr…which you can go to by clicking here. Tumblr is a pretty fun site, especially when you’re bored, like I am most of the time during my Spanish class. That’s what I’m in now. It’s pretty easy so I’m usually ahead and don’t really have much to do.

So three interesting things going on today, two of which have already happened.
The first is that it’s picture day, which I guess isn’t super interesting, but it’s something different and it breaks up the monotony of my days. I’m not really a fan of picture day, because I don’t really like pictures of myself that often. I feel like my smile is kind of awkward, but whatever. As long as my parents like the pictures, I guess that’s what matters since they paid for them!
The second interesting thing is that we had a lockdown today. And not a fake one either! Some kid in my class brought a gun to school. Well, it was in the back of his truck, but still, it’s on school grounds. Ok so that wasn’t that exciting…more just a stupid mistake. And apparently he can get expelled for that (which I hate saying this, but I would be okay if he was expelled for a year. If you knew the kid you would understand. He’s a creeper.) but I don’t know if he will or not. But luckily it happened during first period, so I got to stay in Treble Choir for a while longer which is always nice!
The third (and final) interesting thing that is happening today is that my school is having an assembly…that will last almost all afternoon!! It is 2 hours long and apparently it’s a pow-wow…I guess we had one last year but I must have missed it because I don’t remember it! Anyway, I wish it had been this morning and had gone from 2nd period to 4th period, because then I would have missed Accounting, English, and Spanish. But then I wouldn’t have been able to write this so I guess that wouldn’t have been good. Oh gosh I’m rambling now!! Hehe sorry ’bout that!!

Other exciting events this week….
College fair tomorrow, which I’m really only going to so I can get out of class (bad kid, right? The rest of my cooking group is going to be gone that period so I don’t really want to have to cook by myself…might as well go check out some schools I won’t be applying to!). But again, it’s something to break up the monotony of this school.
Lunch tomorrow at the church! Every week three women (Mandy, Kristen, and Kim) do a lunch for the middle school and high school kids. They’re really nice, and the food is always delicious! Me and a couple of friends go just about every week.

Well I think that’s enough for this post! =)
DFTBA (Don’t Forget To Be Awesome)

Briefly

Posted in Movies, Random, School, Update with tags , , , , , on September 16, 2011 by Samantha Rose

This post is gonna be short because I’ve got a lot to do tonight! It’s homecoming week so we have the big game tonight and then a dance after.

Homecoming was pretty fun this year. We have a new principal in our school and he’s actually pretty awesome. He played macho volleyball today, trash talked the seniors while playing volleyball, was ready to take a pie in the face yesterday (luckily for him one of the gym teachers got it instead) and seems to want to make things fun for the teachers and students.

In other exciting news, my ukulele came in the mail this week!! Since it was homecoming I haven’t had much time to play it, but I am already starting to learn Somewhere Over the Rainbow (amazing how quickly Youtube can teach you how to play a ukulele)!!!

Star Wars came out on BluRay today. I want a BluRay player just so I can watch Star Wars on it. Although I’m not sure how I feel about them changing the movies a bit. Why fix what wasn’t broken, right?

My classes are going fairly well…Spanish is fun, my TA period is awesome, and I usually have little, if any, homework, which is really nice!

Anyway, I’ve got to go get ready for tonight…I’ll post something more later this weekend if I have the chance…

Cool Stuff

Posted in Fashion, Music, Photos, Random with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2011 by Samantha Rose

Another list of some cool things!! =) (This one is just 5 things because I have to go decorate for Homecoming in a bit…)

1. Bon Iver. I just discovered this band, although they are not new. Bon Iver’s first CD, titled For Emma, Forever Ago was released in 2007. Justin Vernon recorded the bulk of this album while spending three months in a cabin, pretty much alone, in Wisconsin. The band’s second CD, a self-titled album, was released in June of this year. Although both albums are good, my favorite is For Emma, Forever Ago. The songs are beautiful and very different (I think) from anything else I have on my iPod. Which is a good thing I think. Also, Bon Iver radio on Pandora is just as awesome.

2. Jon McLaughlin‘s new CD. Jon McLaughlin is one of my favorite singers. The first time I ever heard him was at the Kelly Clarkson concert I went to a few years ago. He was her opening act and my goodness, he’s amazing live! Molly and I soon fell in love with his music. His first CD, titled Indiana, was released in 2007 and his second album, titled OK Now, was released a year later. Now, he’s released his next album (a 3 year wait!! Ugh) titled Forever If Ever. I bought it yesterday, and I’m already in love, even though I haven’t listened to the whole album yet. My favorite song so far is My Girl Tonight.

3. Kate McGill. I found this girl on Youtube one day while looking for a cover of a song (I don’t even remember what it was anymore). She usually sings in her bathroom, but even so she always sounds amazing! She’s releasing her debut album this month, on the 26th. I’m very excited about it! I wish I lived in the UK though because that’s where her tour is going to be (she’s from the UK so it makes sense). Guess I’ll have to go spend a few months over there! =)

4. Capes. Sounds a little weird, right? I don’t mean superhero capes, but fashionable, I-want-to-wear-this-everyday capes. My favorite is a BHLDN cape that Lily Collins wore in the October issue of Teen Vogue. BHLDN has a ton of gorgeous capes, boleros, cardigans for your wedding day. However, they are super expensive! (The one I love is $400…Yikes!) Forever 21 does have a very affordable trench cape that I wouldn’t mind owning!

A gorgeous BHLDN cape

Forever 21's trench cape

Lily Collins looking beautiful in Teen Vogue

 

5. H&M. I LOVE this store. Unfortunately there isn’t one in Montana, so I rarely shop there. Their ads (TV and print) are amazing, their clothes are amazing, and the stores themselves are really fun to be in. If there was one closer to me, I’m sure I would spend a lot of time in it.

 

Cool Stuff

Posted in Movies, Photos, Random, This post comes out of boredom.. with tags , , , , on August 16, 2011 by Samantha Rose

So..this post is about, well, cool stuff I guess. (Because that’s not super vague or anything…)

1. Webcam!! I just installed our webcam on our computer so I can do cool stuff like this….

2. Google Chrome, which I downloaded because I wanted this photo editing software…little did I know that Google Chrome is one of the coolest things ever. At least right now, anyway. It’s probably actually not that cool, but I just think it is because I just started using it.

3. The editing software mentioned above, which lets me do cool stuff like this….

4. BFF Taylor on Youtube (and Twitter). I just started watching her channel, and she’s hilarious! She’s really crazy and hyper pretty much all the time, but that’s ok!

5. This…

6. The Computernerd on Youtube and Twitter…also this shirt by him…

7. This (very expensive) necklace from Tiffany & Co.

8. The Hunger Games movie. The books were awesome, and judging by the few pictures released from filming, the movie is going to be amazing too.

9. This shop on Etsy that does really cool car decals.

10. The show How I Met Your Mother. Me & Molly watch it most mornings because it is so funny! Our favorite is Barney, played by Neil Patrick Harris.

Twitter

Posted in Random with tags , on July 16, 2011 by Samantha Rose

Me and Molly have started a new Twitter account together!! It’s called DearWormtail.  We like to make up commands for Wormtail from Voldemort (Harry Potter stuff for those who don’t know…which seems silly that you wouldn’t..but you know. no judgment happening here. maybe a little)
If you want to check us out, RT our stuff, follow us, and tell your friends (haha that was weird) go for it!
http://twitter.com/#!/DearWormtail

thanks!!!
–Sam

(More posts to hopefullly come…)