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Since I never seem to get around to sending out Christmas cards or letters, I decided to blog a bit to keep my fans updated. :-)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Éclair Cake

I was reminded last night that I promised a friend that I would post the recipe for Eclair cake. Well, it's 4:30 in the morning and I can't get back to sleep, so I decided to work on my blog. This recipe came to me from Silly Girl's grandma.

Éclair Cake

1/2 cup Butter
1 cup Water
1 cup Flour
4 Eggs
8 oz pkg. Cream Cheese (room temp)
3 cups Milk
2 sm. pkg. Vanilla pudding
1 pint Whipping Cream
Chocolate Syrup (I use Hershey's)

Preheat oven to 400F.
Melt butter in water until boiling. Add flour. Add eggs one at a time. Spread in greased 11x15 pan. Bake for 25 minutes.

Blend cream cheese; slowly add milk. Add pudding mix. Spread over cooled crust.

Whip cream and spread over pudding layer. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.

After years of making this in my 11x15" pan (like the Pampered Chef Bar pan), I discovered that Silly Girl's family uses a 9x13" pan. Feel free to try that. I've found that I prefer the thinner crust.

This one works quite well with sugar free pudding, and if you do that, the dessert is sugar free provided you leave off the chocolate syrup. There are some sugar-free chocolate syrups out there, but I've not tried any of them.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Facebook Privacy / Security

I know what you are thinking -- "Facebook" and "Privacy" don't really seem to go together. However, I did just read an interesting article about ways to preserve some privacy and still use Facebook. If you are are interested, click to read "10 Privacy Setting Every Facebook User Should Know"

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

On the radio!

It's fundraising time at Classical 89! I've been invited to co-host a couple of shifts and will be on-the-air on Wednesday 9-11 AM and Friday 9AM-12PM. If you'd like to listen in (and live within the KBYU FM range), tune your radio to 89.1 or go online to www.classical89.org/streaming

I haven't had time to make treats for them, so tomorrow might be disappointing for some. I plan to redeem myself on Friday though. :-)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cleaning those monitor screens

I know you don't clean your computer screen very often and it is hard to do the inside, so here is my present to you.(works best if browser is in full screen mode)