Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cherry Chocolate Crumb Bars

Pretty good, a lot of work to make, and are way too thick. Recipe said put it in a 9x9 pan, I think a 9x13 would have been better. It's not on Martha's site, so another reason to buy the book!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Molasses Crinkle

Pretty close to the ones from last week, just no chocolate. I don't know if molasses is my thing or not. Easy enough to make, texture is good. Not on her website, sorry duders.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

These I thought would be a crowning moment in my Martha cookie making, since they are on the cover of the book. But alas, I was disappointed in the taste. The texture was nice, I just did not like the molasses flavor. I would reduce that and add more sugar. Or maybe use white instead of brown sugar. I used milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet, and I would not use semi-sweet in the future, as the milk gave it a sweeter taste. Of course they are on her site.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cherry Tuile

Disaster. Some did turn out, but they aren't pretty, I didn't take pictures of them even. John likes them, but he's easily pleased. It was basically burnt runny carmel with cherry chunks in it. They can't all be winners. Check out Martha's.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wells Fargo

I really really really hate this bank. Truly I do. The only reason why my checking account is there is because the company my husband works for uses Wells Fargo, and they do the direct depositting. And if his weekly paycheck is not deposited into a Wells Fargo account, we get a $1 fee per check. That would be $50 a year. I'm not sure if this is even legal. I think I am going to check into this forced using of Wells Fargo.

Anyway, today's over the top annoyance is I went to the one over on the far East side of town. I normally go to the Goodview one. The East side one teller got all snarky with me because I didn't have a deposit slip, nor know my account number to deposit a $8 garenteed funds check. After her informing me I couldn't deposit with out it, she sent me out this slip to fill out, including my full postal address. But no pen. Seriously, I have a two year old in the back, I don't have time for sending the tube back and forth 36 times. Why is it the Goodview one doesn't make me fill out slips, but this one does?

I know, it's small potatoes complaint, but EVERYTIME I go, it's something else. I LOVE how they then ask me if I would like to open a savings account and earn .5% interest on my account. Right. Like I would keep more money with them then I would have to. I know the small amount we keep there (less than $3500) isn't enough for them to care if we left, so I deal with it. But I am seriously considering getting a new account else where, and going to the bank every Tuesday to take the direct deposit out in cash and deposit it elsewhere. Goodness, it feels good pounding that out on the keyboard.