Hello! Let me introduce myself to y’all before I get started with my blog! I am a Wife, Grandmother, God Mother, Mother, Aunt, Cousin, and Chief Cook and Bottlewasher! My occupation is: Domestic Engineer. This title allows me to do most anything at anytime of the day or night for whomever!
I married the most wonderful man, Phil Greene, almost 12 years ago and life has been a dream come true from day one of our relationship! I hope and pray that my grandchildren will find someone later in their lives that will give them the love and security that I have been blessed with. Together we have 3 children, or should I say married adults, Cathie (Chad), Phillip (Holly), and Harrison (Payton).
Now, my grandmother name is BUBBLES. Collins, the oldest granddaughter, gave me my beautiful name! Needless to say, I am Bubbles everywhere I go to everyone and I just love it. I am so glad that my name is unique. Phil says that it just fits me. I shudder to think what she could have come up with!
We have three precious grandchildren. Collins (13), Carson (9), and Kiran (9 mos.) are the light of our lives. Two girls and a boy what more can you ask for! I have a God Son, Gil (17), Ivy (21), and Little John (24) that I also call mine, and many more- too many to name. I would love to be like the Old Woman in the shoe… The more the merrier! I just love to hear the pitter patter of little feet and laughter in our house!
Now that I have given you a brief introduction to who Bubbles really is, let me tell you how to put a star in your Grandmother Crown. Kiran, our grandson, lives in California and we do not get the opportunity to spoil him like we can Collins and Carson, our granddaughters. We all want so badly to go visit and play with Kiran. He is a cutie pie and you will see from his pictures what we are missing!
Carson and Collins love to spend the night with Bubbles and Phil. There is usually an activity planned by them before they come to our house. Lately, the girls have had their friends over and they have wanted to cook, imagine that! You know what, they can make the biggest mess in the kitchen, but who cares, not Bubbles! The time we share together is so precious and the memories that they will have to share with their children are priceless. I let them tell me what they want to cook and away we go.
OK, all of you 20th Century Grandmothers here is a recipe that will knock your socks off! Collins and Carson have mastered this gourmet delight with the greatest of ease, also eating them! You will want to rush out and get the ingredients ASAP and make some with or without the Grandchildren.
Recipe for CRACK, OREO CRACK, that is!!
1 package of regular Oreo cookies
1 8 ounce package of Cream Cheese (room temperature)
2 packages of Candi Quik (Vanilla flavored)
Ready, set, go! Put the Oreos in a large zip lock bag. Give one of the little darlings a hammer or wooden mallet. Let them pound the cookies until they are crumbs. They like to take turns taking their frustrations out on the cookies!!
Pour the cookie crumbs into a mixing bowl and mix with the cream cheese until smooth.
You can roll the mixture by hand into small balls or use a small melon scoop to form them and drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. By this point a lot of finger tasting has gone on, so you might be short a few pieces of CRACK.
I do not let them melt the Candi Quik in the microwave for safety reasons. Just follow the directions on the package. When the Candi Quik has melted, let the children drop the Oreo balls into the mixture to coat. Scoop balls out of mixture and place on the cookie sheet. Place in the refrigerator until firm. If you want, you can drizzle some milk chocolate Candi Quik over the Vanilla Candi Quik for a more gourmet look!
Oh my gosh! These are to die for! Take them to your next Sunday School party or office party and see what kind of reaction you get. I cannot tell you how many recipes that I have made over the years. Actually, I am thinking about buying some Nabisco stock now that I have given out this wonderful recipe!
P.S. Collins and Carson prepared this for “Miss Paula” and “Mr. Michael” and it was indeed a hit!
i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above?
Sandra Neuheimer-Huller in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 19, 2014 at 10:37 am
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in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 8:22 am
I WISH I COULD COOK.
COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER?
I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE.
YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE.
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KINGS PARK, NY 11754
HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 4:31 am
You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition.
Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm