Monday, February 28, 2011

SNOW....SLEET....RAIN....

Monday morning dawned with dreary weather....snow in the morning....sleet at noon....and rain for the remainder of the day....what does one do on a day such as this.... bake....Now.... If you are a mother of grown sons as I am....and are craving a visit from your boys....drop the words "Wicked Whoopies" and watch your sons race to your doorstep.... My "Wicked Whoopie" recipe comes from Amy Bouchard, the founder of Isamax Snacks.... a Maine Company. I changed Amy's recipe up a bit. I added my homemade vanilla (which has been brewing for the past year, all I can say is WOW) and Dark Hershey's Cocoa instead of Hershey's traditional. Add a cold glass of milk.... why you just might think you have died and gone to heaven. A warning....pack the remainder of the whoopies up and send them home with your sons....mailman....fedex person....give them to your husband to share with co-workers....otherwise....before you realize it you will have a good "MUFFIN TOP" going ....
Later in the morning.... while doing up the dishes....I was looking at my dish detergent bottle....Yup....If it has a HEN or CHICKEN on it I am going to buy it....but this Bon Ami is really good stuff....
and the little guy on the bottle was the inspiration for my little spring mat....
Inspiration....you never know where it might come from....Have a great day everyone....

25 comments:

Verde Farm said...

All my New England friends I work with have told me about these famous Whoopi Pies--I’ve never had one I want to try them and yours look fabulous!!! Love your adorable mat too :)

henbogle said...

We were just talking about whoopie pies last night. I haven't made them in ages becasue I'm looking for a recipe that uses butter rather than crisco. Does yours? If so, will you share?

How are your girls? Mine were very happy until Friday, when they told me they were tired of the snow! "We want some dandelion greens," they said!

from me to thee......... said...

oh looks yummy...would you like to share that recipe?? Also, love the chick mat, I have never seen that dish soap before, I would buy it too.

Courtney said...

Yummy! I remember making whoopie pies for my boys as well. Your little chick rug is cute and I love that you found the inspiration doing the dishes!
Courtney

The Barn Door said...

Oh my gosh....I think I gained weight just looking at those chocolate delights! Love the little chic mat!!

Farm Girl said...

I know my kids would show up too. Heck I might take a quick??? flight and show up. :) Those look so good. I like your little mat. It sounds like you had a good day and the weather isn't getting to you.

Denise said...

Gee, great minds think alike, I was planning on making some whoopie pies tomorrow. I went to the shop where Amy's are made and was amazed at all the different kinds that she had, I told my hubby that one of these days I would take him for a little ride.....it's about an hour and a half away! I like the idea of trying dark chocolate and I have always wanted to make my own vanilla, gotta get the recipe so I can start some!

Larkrise garden girl said...

How Cute! What a great idea to find inspiration where ever you look.

Pondside said...

Of course I couldn't resist a blog post with Whoopie Pies! I'm going to visit my grandchildren in April and I'm going to introduce them to these treats.
Your little chick is adorable!

acorn hollow said...

Well a very productive stormy day for you. I haven't made whoopie pies is awhile now. You may have nudged me for Easter. They are always a hit. Love your little mat and can't say I have seen that dish soap just the cleanser.
Cathy

moosecraft said...

Those whoopie pies look scrumptious! I only knew of the Bon Ami powder cleanser... did not know they made dish soap? Will have to look for it around here. Cute mat! Think Spring and it will arrive!

missthesea said...

Those look delicious! When I made whoopie pies in Florida, I also used the dark chocolate! I also made an oatmeal batch too. Yummy! Your little chick mat is so cute!

hip-chick said...

I will be on the lookout for the Bon Ami. I am often on the look out for something that makes doing dishes pleasant. I love your little mat. And, those wicked whoopies look like just the thing for a cold, sleet, rain, day like we had here in New Hampshire on Monday...or a plain old snow day like we had on Sunday...or a day filled with rain and slush such as we had on Friday...

Rural Rambler said...

So I heard you were giving away wicked Whoopie Pies over here to people with feet that were in agony so I came on over! Love the little Spring Peep mat :) Wait, you put the hot chocolate machine up but your making Wicked Whoopies?!! Sorry about your Monday weather Julie. I won't be like that Eve gal and tell you how beautiful and sunny and how it is going to be in the 60's today in MissouREE. No I won't do that to you.

Ginny said...

Love the Bon Ami. We just sold a bright yellow box of it at our antiques show this past weekend.

Nezzy said...

Oooh, your little chick spring mat is sooo cute!

Whoopee Pies. Ahhhh, those were the days. I used to make 'em for my kids but I would add cocoa to the fillin' too. Girl, I'm all about the chocolate!

God bless and have a beautiful day sweetie!

Giveaway...my place!

Julia said...

I['m going to the barn with my mouth watering.

Cute chicken mat. JB

Tina Eudora said...

Wow I haven't seen Bon Ami since leaving Montreal! I used to get the scouring powder all the time and I loved it but I haven't seen it here in upstate New York unfortunately. The next time I am in Montreal visiting my sister maybe I should grab a couple and sneak them across the border, ...:)
Oh and I love the colorful napkin on the plate, so pretty..
Tina xo

Peacemom said...

Oh, that's a tease...whoopie pies just happen to me my very favorite food in the world. And I love Wicked Whoopie (see my post from Freeport camping trip) and I'd LOVE your recipe if you'd be so inclined to share it :^)...with your friend over here in NH :^)...come on, whadya say? Please??

Genny said...

Oh no, I just started a diet. But I really. want. to. make. these. pies!! They look so good, better than my favorite Suzy Qs. Is the recipe posted somewhere? Is this what all the uproar has been about in Maine over the filling of these delightful looking time killers?

doglady said...

Whoopie Pies, soon to be the official desert of Maine

Anonymous said...

Wow ooh ooh ooh those look delicious.

Debbie said...

I have always wanted to make a hooked rug and someday by golly I'll do it.
Thanks for the inspiration! And oh my, whoopie pie..........yum.

An Historical Lady said...

Such a nice post! I was first introduced to whoopie pies when I moved to New Hampshire alone from Illinois where I was born and lived all my life, and bought a rundown 18thc. house!
Although I don't eat sugar, flour, etc., I make all kinds of homemade whoopie pies for my grateful hubby! (I don't think there is anyone who wouldn't love to 'make whoopie'!)
Mary

http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

www.thecountryladyantiques.com

dulcy said...

Well.... didn't know Bon Ami had a liquid soap. I use the powder because it's safe, and it has the little chicken on it. Packing sure does work! Love your little spring mat!

dulcy