Monday, November 10, 2008

photography by Cleetus



I love rainy days! This morning we've been cuddling up in our pjs and listening to the rain and watching Avery's recent obsession 'Mickey Mouse playhouse.' Of course I am the one provoking this infatuation because I want to go to Disneyland in a couple months and you can't go to there if you don't know who Mickey & Minnie are, right? :)


We took these photos of Avery last week on a rainy day, or rather, Collin took these pics of our little girl. Now I am going to say something that is recited over and over by the mouths of mothers, "She is growing up so fast!" I'm sure I'll be repeating that the rest of my life-but she is. One thing for sure is that she's not growing out of her love for rain boots. First the froggies, now the kitties. If you would like to book a photography sesson with Collin let me know...seriously!

Sundays are a perfect day for baking. Yesterday I stuffed my face with the yummiest pumpkin cookies, not to mention, the easiest recipe...
1 box of 'Spice' cake mix
1 can of pumpkin
& a bag of chocolate chips.
That's it. (Thanks Em!)


Speaking of yummy recipes... Paper Crafts released a new book. Want one? It's full of eye-candy craft projects and delicious recipes. Not to mention that the book itself is gorgeous and you'd want to leave it out on your counter top. (the photo below doesn't do it justice:)
Leave me a comment with your favorite treat or dish you like to make on a rainy day.


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Jingle said...

CUPCAKES! Actually, that's my favorite treat to make on ANY day! LOL! Particularly Diet Coke cupcakes! Even my husband loves those ones!

Sarah said...

I like to make oatmeal cookies or pumpkin bread. We are still finishing some oatmeal cookies we made the other night. Yummy!

waldenbunch said...

I love to make chicken noodle soup in the crock pot on a rainy or cold day. Then we can smell it all day!

Holly said...

Love that first picture!!! Ok... my favorite thing to make on a rainy day??? Either soup or caramel dip for apples. Mmmmm I think I'll have to go make some right now.

just me....lynn said...

I love hot tea on a rainy day - kinda warms my soul!

hiscrappergirl said...

that cookie recipe looks yummy I am going to have to try that. And alittle plug for me and possibly a better chance at winning the book (wink wink) I live near Disneyland - only 2 hours from where I live. While you are visiting with Mickey and Minnie - I would love to book Collin for a photo shoot his pics are fabulous. I am getting a new camera for Christmas and can't wait to get those kind of results!!

BTW I have bookmarked your playlist - I listen to it just about everyday I love it!!! ok that was long - did I suck up enough for the book ??? LOL!!!

jill marie barrett said...

cookies, cookies and i think some more cookies!

MandieGirl said...

Mmmm...I just made 2 pans of brownies last night. They are my favorite. Warm and gooey with a big glass of milk!

hiscrappergirl said...

oops forgot to tell you what I like to make - soup - I make a killer sausage and bean soup!!

Tara said...

chocolate chip anything..and brownies. brownies with chocolate chips!!!!

Jessica said...

Oh I love to bake!! My favorite rainy day treat to make is banana bread.
We like to eat it nice and warm with butter!

Anonymous said...

Hot chocolate with marshmallow fluff!!!

jingle-what are diet coke cupcakes??? Please do share. Sounds yummy.

Amazing photos!

Aimers

Teresa said...

Love to make chili! But it has to be cold and rainy. Oh, and the cornbread with it. Would so love to win the book!!

Teresa
Virginia

Kathy said...

Well I don't necessarily have a great rainy day treat but I do have a recipe to share. It's BLT dip. Very (I stress VERY) unhealthy but Oh so good. You cook 1lb. of bacon until crispy mix it will 1 cup of mayo, 1 cup of sour cream, 1 diced medium-large tomoato, let refrigerate for a few hours and serve with toast or crackers. I serve mine with multi-grain crackers. Delicious!!!

Devonne said...

Our favorite thing to bake is Cupcakes. With all the different sprinkles out there you can make them for any season! The little ones can help too. Love the photos. I wish my hubby would grab the camera sometimes. Have a wonderful rainy day. I can't wait for some to hit Southern California.

Brooke said...

Rainy days mean indoor picnics. We pack a little basket and head to the family room for a fun time. Finger sandwiches, chips, raw veggies, and our travel drinks. then pop in a good movie and enjoy...

sarajane said...

put some apple cider in the crock pot with a few cloves and a cinnamon stick. yummy house smell, warm and fuzzy tummy feel.

Melissa said...

I love making chocolate chunk brownies! Straight out of the box! Their fast and the batter tastes the best!

Canadian Princess said...

Apple cider and apple crumb cake are my favs on a rainy day!

Anonymous said...

I like to make pies and cobbler...my favorite is blueberry. My parents live in Maine where the blueberry is the State fruit. So I have a great excuse to make blueberry cobbler when I visit them. Thanks!

Michele
Austin, Texas

Liana said...

slow days scream for soup, but I find myself, instead, making choc chip cookies or pumpkin bread.

kat78 said...

Oh, what a cutie you have - just adorable! ((((;

My favourite treat for a perfect inside day: newly discovered last Friday: a whole-wheat-applesauce-cinnamon-brown-sugar-and-pecan-half-on-top-muffin - THEY WERE UNBEATABLE THE BEST MUFFINS I EVER MADE!
If you had asked one week earlier i would have said "The best brownies in the world" from the "Crazy for chocolate"-book by Trish Desine!!!
WOW!!!!

Lovely greetings from over the ocean
Katharina from the BlackForestRegion/Germany (;

Mel said...

I love to bake...so my fav would be choc chip cookies.
As far as drinks go it's a toss up between hot chocolate or hot apple cider. Then for dinner..I love to cuddle up with a piping hot bowl of chili complete with cheddar and some fritos! WOW!! That's a lot of stuff and it's rainy..so I need to get crackin'! :)
Mel in OKC, OK

Amy said...

Those pictures are absolutely adorable... Love them! And she is growing fast!

Oh on a rainy day I love sipping on some yummy herbal tea or hot chocolate. But I also love spending time baking- cookies, breads/muffins, brownies... anything yummy!

abbeyviolet said...

So cute! It is a rainy day here too and I'm craving a big pot of soup or maybe hot chocolate!

Heather said...

I love a good grilled cheese sandwich with a steaming cup of tomato soup. D-lish!

Hilary said...

A hot cup of english tea (Yorkshire tea is the best!)

Scott and Rachael said...

I love to curl up in my pj's with a nice mug of hot chocolate and cool whip or vanilla ice cream on top... then again that sounds good every day:P.

Samantha said...

My favorite (which I actually made yesterday!) is home-made mac and cheese... I have so much fun grating the cheese and even more fun eating way TOO MUCH when it's done! :-)

Sarah said...

S'mores are my fave! I'm even so desperate for them sometimes I just zap them in the microwave- I'm not ashamed!

~Sarah H.

Kay said...

OK, I totally want to make the cookies, but so, do I MAKE the cake mix, or just add the pumpkin? Am I just dumb or what? Seriously though I need some help here.....and booking with Colin?! How much? I soooo need a family Christmas picture asap!!! I figure if you are serious no one would be better than him to get both my kids looking at the SAME time! Where do I sign up?!?!?!

Kaila A said...

My favorite thing to make on a rainy day is grilled cheese with a hot bowl of chilli or tomato soup!!
A cup of hot chai tea is yummy too!

Jessica Turner said...

I would love this book - my favorite easy recipe is brownie cookies. Love how soft they are! :)

Amy said...

Ooo...Fun Book! Soup is a must on a cold, rainy day. We call it "Papa Soup" at our home!...Just a simple, home-made vegetable beef soup, but extra yummy and full of love since it's my dad's one specialty. I love your blog, Liz! I always look forward to the next post, no matter what the subject!

Scrappy Girl said...

I love hot chocolate....mmmmm...and roasted marshmallows done over the gas stove!

RobinG said...

just so happens it is a cold rainy day here in NH...i have the smell of pot roast & apple pie cooking in house right now! love to bake cookies also, families new addiction is chocolate peanutbutter chipe cookies! YUMMO

Karen said...

we had a rather dreary day here in nashville this week and i made some oatmeal cake. it is so yummy!

And U Jest said...

Well I understand the need for Disneyland... even though I am only 10 minutes from it... I can't get enough of it... especially seeing it through my 4 years olds eyes.... The magic is there that is for sure....
Just a hint... if you are planning a get away to disney in Anaheim... the best days to go are tuesday and wednesday....but never during the holidays!! But if you make it during the winter months... you will see the most beautiful lite up castle ever!!!

And on a rainy day...when we have them here... you can never go wrong with Chocolate Chip Cookies... straight from the oven of course...nice and HOT!!!

Caroline said...

Caramel brownies are in the oven as we speak! YUM! Such comfort! I love them.

Judy said...

Love the smell of brownies baking in the oven. It's devine!

tc said...

chocolate chip cookies. I just posted the best recipe ever on my blog today (to celebrate the cloudy, stay-in-bed-all-day weather.
http://whitesparrow.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/amazing-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Kylie said...

Cupcakes! Altho, if my partners home, he would prefer Yo-Yos. But you can never go wrong with Cupcakes! :)

Christine said...

First can I just say that I am always intoxicated by the blueness of the eyes of you and your children??? Amazing! Love the family pics you share on your blog...

It actually rained here in Southern California this weekend. On Saturday morning, I whipped up a batch of Pumpkin Waffles and the house smelled HEAVENLY. With a hot cup of coffee, it was bliss!

jcmcmt said...

Mmmmm.....crockpot chili and cornbread. Perfect for a cold day. Thanks for sharing the pumpkin cookie recipe!

Heidi G said...

I like to make chocolate chip cookie dough. No need to bake. Just eat the dough. Yum. And if there is any left, then you can freeze it for later to eat more dough. The best no bake cookies around.

Anna Kristina said...

I agree with the grilled cheese & tomato soup vein. Although I do get picky and need colby/monterey jack cheese with (preferably) Sarah Lee potato bread. I was lacking both when my husband and I went on an internship for him to Philadelphia. Rainy days just weren't the same.

Christine said...

Well, this may seem boring, but my all-time favorite is chocolate chip cookies, using the recipe right on the bag of chocolate chips. They're the BEST!

toots said...

Martha Stewart's chocolate waffle cookies...They take a bit of time...the kids love to do them...and we just love to eat them... seriously enjoy!!!

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/chocolate-waffle-cookies

Pamela said...

Cookies! Any kind...I love to try new recipes. :) That book looks great!

sara said...

it's rainy a lot here in seattle... but nothing beats the smell of warm homemade bread in our house!

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

I'm with everyone else- I love soup on a rainy day. One of my faves is this one:http://triedandtrues.blogspot.com/2007/09/baked-potato-soup.html
Oh I hope I win. I'd love to have this book.
Thanks for the chance!

Sara Ancich said...

Chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast bars...I added "breakfast" to the name so that we have an excuse to eat them right at the start of our day.

Shannon Hager said...

Nothing beats chocolate chip cookies!

Jennifer S. said...

On rainy days I like to make brownies, and hot chocolate, talk about chocolate overload, yum yum. Thanks,
Jscrapfreak@hotmail.com

jodie said...

I'm actually having one of those rainy days today! I always fill my teapot up and listen to it whistle and get my huge mug for some yummy hot chocolate!! It's a good excuse for chocolate, right? LOL

Thanks for sharing!
Jodie aka jswinger98

jodie said...

I'm actually having one of those rainy days today! I always fill my teapot up and listen to it whistle and get my huge mug for some yummy hot chocolate!! It's a good excuse for chocolate, right? LOL

Thanks for sharing!
Jodie aka jswinger98

Karen Foster said...

I make Choc. chip cookie dough(from scratch) with mini choc. chip morsals. Instead of putting them on a cookie sheet to bake use a mini muffin pan. Cook for about 8minutes when they come out of the oven let them cool for 2 minutes then gently press a mini peanut butter cup in them. Cool again then pop them in your mouth. There is NO WAY you can eat just one.

Laura said...

I love putting on a big pot of homemade spaghetti sauce on a cool day. If I bake it is almost always brownies.

erin said...

chicken noodle soup, and hot tea:)

Naomi Lewis said...

We make french toast with drizzles honey or maple syrup .... mmmmmm

Aartee said...

soup most definitely! Love the pics of Avery...I posted a cute idea for a stocking stuffer for little ones today if you get a chance to check it out!

Adrian Veteikis said...

I like to make chili! Nothing beats it on a rainy day.

Tiffany Hewlett said...

Any kind of cupcakes! I make them every Friday whether it's raining or not!

Ashley said...

Chocolate chip cookies with coffee flavor. yum.

Lara said...

Hello there TV Star!

I also love the spice cake mix/can of pumpkin recipe! And as a Weight Watchers Recipe - Guilt Free! Never tried chocolate chips with it. Sounds yummy!

Lara
Cissna Park, IL

Lara said...

OK - My daughter wants to tell you what she likes on rainy days too! Is that cheating? She loves popcorn and hot chocolate while watching a good movie.

Anna - Age 8
Cissna Park, IL

Pick her. She is Adorable!

sara said...

brownies,all the boys in my house love the brownies...there are never any leftovers - it's amazing how fast they disappear!

Lara said...

Yikes - Now my other daughters want to vote too!

Emily - Age 5 - S'mores. She is my baker and loves the American Girl Coconut Cookbook.

Katie - Age 2 - Hot dogs and ice cream??!!

Lara
Cissna Park, IL

Brenda Walker said...

I love the smell of rain and the smell of my mom's chili cooking on the stove. Oh and i can't forget about the garlic bread warming in the oven. Well, that settles it... I know what I am having for dinner.
Brenda
Northern Ca.

Diana said...

Way to go CLeetus, the pictures are fantastic! I found a new favorite recipe to make on the cooler days, varsity chowder, here is the link:http://wonderwoman-diana.blogspot.com/2008/10/another-couple-of-yummy-recipes.html
yummo! and it's quick!

jkhenson said...

Treats, hm... cookies and tea, but the yummiest (and not as difficult as it sounds) dinner we made last week when it was cold and rainy is: (you can make it ahead and freeze it, too, and it's still yummy!:)) Sorry about the long comment!
Chicken Noodle Casserole

1/2 c plus 2 T butter, divided
1/2 c all-purpose flour
3 c rich chicken stock
2 c sour cream
1/2 c white wine
dash nutmeg
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 lb egg noodles, cooked 6 to 7 minutes
4 1/2 c cooked chicken, cut into pieces
1 lb mushroom, sliced and cooked
1 c soft bread crumbs
1/2 c Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Clean and slice the mushrooms and sauté in a 2 tablespoons butter until soft and slightly browned, about 7 minutes.

Remove crusts from 2 or 3 slices of fresh bread and with steel blade in food processor, process bread until soft crumbs form.

Melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan, over medium heat, and whisk in the flour. Cook 1 minute. Gradually add stock, sour cream and wine. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste and blend well. Arrange the noodles in an ovenproof casserole. Layer chicken, mushrooms then sauce to cover.

Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter and mix with the bread crumbs. Top the casserole with the buttered crumbs and sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until heated through and bubbly.

Serving idea: have with buttered green beans and biscuits.

Erin said...

I don't bake or cook much...but I love to scrapbook on a rainy day! Does that count? :)
p.s. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. I've been a faithful reader of CK magazine for years and am now a faithful follower of you blog too. Your scrapbooking is inspirational and your family is darling! I have two little girls too (age 4 & 2). It's the best! Thanks for sharing!
Erin
San Diego, CA

Jodilyn said...

Oatmeal Raisin cookies or Gingersnaps. I love them both and can't seem to get enough. Snickerdoodles have their time and place as well.

Bee said...

Hot cocoa with a huge mountain of fluff floating on top.. :-)

GEL-Oh said...

Rain in the fall would be apple crisp.

N Thom said...

I love making yummy warm banana bread on rainy days! Too bad the rain is quickly turning to snow :(

lisa ellerbeck said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Well let's start the day with a cup of chai coffee and warm cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven, then if it goes into lunch and nice gooey grilled cheese sandwic with a diet pop (a vice of mine). Then a nice cup of hot tea with milk for the afternoon creative session.

Thanks and I love your website.

lisa ellerbeck said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Well let's start the day with a cup of chai coffee and warm cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven, then if it goes into lunch and nice gooey grilled cheese sandwic with a diet pop (a vice of mine). Then a nice cup of hot tea with milk for the afternoon creative session.

Thanks and I love your website.

elizabeth said...

You guys are making me hungry!! :)

Kay,
to make the pumpkin cookies you don't add the oil or egg to the cake mix-just the pumpkin and chocolate chips. Don't worry I asked her the same question.

:)

Alena said...

White chicken chili...easy, healthy & yummy! :)

Ashley and Chris Miles said...

Thats my sister, educating Avery on the most important things Mickey, Minnie, and all the other characters I will be testing her before your Disneyland trip to make sure she is ready :)
give avery a kiss and quency a squeeze love you

Krista said...

Lemon Snowflakes or Chocolate Krinkles (made from same recipe depending on the cake mix used)

1 pgk (18.25 oz) lemon cake mix with pudding (use choc cake mix if wanting chocolate krinkles)
2 1/4 cups whipped topping
1 egg
powdered sugar

In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, whipped topping and egg. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Batter will be VERY sticky. Drop by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll lightly to coat. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield 5-6 dozen.

Krista in OHIO

Shelleycee said...

Me and my three little boys love popcorn on the stove and real hot chocolate on rainy days..especially this time of year when it is cold!

Amber said...

Homemade potato cheese soup is a favorite for days like these (at least it's pouring in Utah where I am!). Also, good old chocolate chip cookies.

Tracey said...

Hmmm, it might depend on my mood. I do enjoy curling up on a rainy day with a big bowl of popcorn. But, if I am going for homemade goodness then I love homemade cinnamon buns!! Yummy!

Susanne said...

i love a pan of simple, old fashioned brownies--warm, right out of the oven with a glass of iced milk! YUMMO!

Jen said...

Caramel Popcorn is such a yummy treat and I love to make homemade rolls or breadsticks on rainy days. What adoreable pictures!!!

April T. said...

S'mores! I have an indoor smore maker (because we have no fireplace). They are scrumptious and makes everyone feel better about being inside on a rainy day!

April Tilley
atilley@wfubmc.edu

Michelle (mla1111) said...

I love to bake - especially on rainy or snowy days....so cupcakes, cookies, cakes & brownies. yum

Melody Williamson said...

Oh I really want this book! I love to make hot chocolate with marshamallows on the chilly days. I also love Duncan Hines Brownies! The best!

Angela said...

I'm a sucker for warm soup (or chili) on a cold, wet, dreary day... of course, with home baked rolls to go with! YUM!

The J9 said...

I love to make chili in the crockpot and corn bread. I love to smell it all day long!

dawn said...

chocolate chip cookies!! hot out of the oven. Yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Apple crisp! it's sweet, conforting and the house smells amazing!

Michele

Heather M. said...

Chex Mix with real butter hits the spot on a rainy day! It contains cereal so it can serve as breakfast if needed. :)

Amanda Sevall said...

Definitely hot cocoa to drink and some sort of cookie to eat with it - usually oatmeal raisin or peanut butter chocolate chip!

BTW - Super cute pink hat! :)

Angie and Jim said...

I gotta have COMFORT FOOD on those rainy days, yesterday it was Potato Soup, sometimes it's Chili. Mmmmmmmm.

Holly said...

I like to make some warm chocolate chip cookies and dip them in some cold milk.

Lisa Lew said...

My recent treat-obsession is Cool Whip. Come rain or shine, that stuff is da bomb, and very easy to make-scratch that-buy.:)

Jen said...

becky higgins makes these pretzel hugs that are out of this world. they are my new favorite treat.

Jennifer.T said...

mmm definitely double choc chip muffins! The really big ones where the muffin top is soooo HUGE it's overflowing like a big mushroom, yum :o)
My DD has just discovered Mickey Mouse too! Thank goodness cause I'm waaaayyy over Dora!!

justin and shara said...

We must have been on the same wave-length because I made the exact same yummy cookies yesterday. I think I ate 5 of them after dinner (wow-that is so many).

Monica said...

Super easy pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting in the fall, and chocolate peppermint cupcakes in the winter!

Thanks!

Monica

Natalie said...

Our family favorite desert to make is...
Frozen Lemonade Cake

1 carton of vanilla ice cream (softened)
1 12oz can frozen lemonade defrosted a little bit

Mix these two ingredients together for the ice cream cake

Crust:
12 graham crackers
1/2 cup melted butter
4 Tbs. sugar

Mix these ingredients together to make the crust. Evenly coat on the bottom of a 9x12 dish. After the crust pour the ice cream mixture over the crust and freeze until ice cream is frozen.

So YUMMMY! And yet so EASY! I hope I win the book! I am a big desert girl!

julieann said...

I love to bake and it does not have to be rainy either:) My fave yummy thing to make is chocolate marshmallow bars!! They are super gooey & so delish...and easy to make too - box of deivil foods cake, marshmallow fluff, & peanuts!!

Beth B. said...

I always make chocolate chip cookies for my husband. I make a double batch about once every 2 weeks or so and keep them in the freezer.

Megan P said...

Banana bread!!
soo yummy, especially with a glass of tea, or hot chocolate!!

Nicole said...

we definitely go for the chocolate chip cookies here!

Raysha said...

Creamy potato soup topped with cheese and crumbled bacon. Yum!

Raysha
Rio Rico, AZ

x said...

Oooh, those look delish! I love to make blueberry muffins ... there's nothing quite as good on a rainy morning at home as warm blueberry streusal-topped muffins and a cup of hot coffee. I think I'll make some tomorrow since there's rain in our forecast.

Colleen

Meredith said...

Snickerdoodles...definitely Snickerdoodles! Love the kitty boots! too cute!

Marfa said...

Just made the Chocolate-Macaroon pizza, recipe from The Pampered Chef....so scrumptious!

Kristi K said...

I would have to say chocolate chip cookies. My husband LOVES the cookie dough and my little guys and I love the fresh baked cookies. Combine that with a fireplace fire and hot apple cider....mmm mmmm mmmm

Jill Ann said...

I definitely need the pattern for your daughter's hat! So cute!

I make oatmeal chocolate chip pudding cookies. Ooh, I may have to make those now!

steph said...

I'm a pumpkin lover so chocolate chip pumpkin bread with cream cheese icing hits the spot for me on a rainy day:)

Sharon said...

I love making brownies or chocolate chip cookies. Avery is so beautiful, and YES she is growing up so fast!

Sharon said...

I love making brownies or chocolate chip cookies. Avery is so beautiful, and YES she is growing up so fast!

Jessica G said...

I found a great brownie recipe made from scratch. It is topped with marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, and chopped nuts. Yummmm!

Anonymous said...

Chili or vegetable soup on a cold day! Gotta have corn muffins to go with it, though!

Tracy M

MommyMe said...

My favorite is oatmeal caramaletas. And my 6 yr old daughter loves to make them with me!! That's the best part!!!

Elise said...

The year-round rainy day treat is popovers. I like to make a roast in the oven (any kind will do) and serve warm, crusty, eggy popovers full of gooey warm butter spilling out of them! Hmmm, we have grey skies but no rain--send it this way!

robynbum said...

My Favorite rainy day treat is banana nut bread and hot chocolate with marshmallows. Although, I do have to make a loaf with nuts and a loaf without nuts as my girls do not like nuts in theirs! LOL!

What a beautiful picture of Avery! I sure wish I could take pictures like that! Believe me if Georgia was not so far away I would definitely book a photography session!

Robin

Min said...

Oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips... among many things!

sohpiasmom said...

my fave chocolate chip cookie recipe...yum!

Mike and Michelle and family said...

Definitely apple crisp. Just cut up apples and put the crisp on top.
For a 9x13 pan-

2 1/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts, I like walnuts
1 cup melted butter

Mix it up and spread over the top. Cook at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. (can also be used with peaches, pears, plums, or cherries.)

Delish! Tastes just like the apple crisp at Red Robin.

-Michelle, Mom of Six

MeganK said...

Mmmm classic chocolate chip cookies. I like the straight out of the oven and dunked in soy milk :)

jenn said...

hmmm, it would have to be Rice Krispie Squares! (at least I know they will always turn out, lol) With a mug of warm cider, of course!

Anonymous said...

Chocolate chip banana bread is always a winner in my house. A big, thick, warm slice with a glass of cold milk....mmmmmm.

- Bridget N.

Shannon :-) said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Here is an awesome pumpkin recipe I like to make on a rainy day.

1 yellow cake mix
1 15oz. Can of libbys pumpkin pie filling
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 eggs
1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. walnuts
1 c. melted butter

Mix pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon,eggs, milk, and sugar.
Pour into 9x13 greased cake pan.
Sprinkle dry cake mix on top.
Sprinkle walnuts on top of cake mix
Drizzle 1 c. butter on top of walnuts.

Bake @ 350 for 1 hr.

Thanks for letting me share!
Shannon,
Stevens Point, WI.

Wendee said...

My rainy day fave? That would be pumpkin bread... or maybe chocolate chip cookies... or blackberry cobbler.. or oatmeal raisin bars with cream cheese frosting...Actually I just love to bake ANYTHING on a cold rainy day. It warms the house up & makes is smell great :)

luvzenkm2 (Leea) said...

When I was a kid on rainy days my grandma always had a batch of top of the stove cookies(also known as no bake cookies) ready for us after school...now not enough time to make them...by the way when my niece (3 yr old) was here this summer, I HAD to get her the kitty rain boots during our shopping excursion ..much to her mother's dismay she alternates between them and her cowboy boots I got her!

s0ccer Family said...

they do grow up too fast my daughter is a senior and headed for college in less than a year
:( I love to make chili

Kirsten said...

Chocolate chip cookies or mini muffins using the same recipe as your pumpkin cookies only using chocolate cake mix instead. Yum!

Missy said...

I love that picture, and i would love some lessons from Cleetus! When does the class start??? sign me up! My new favorite thing to make is pumpkin cream cheese muffins...i have a knock of recepie from the ones made at starbucks, and it is pretty close! YUM!!!My husband said they were my best muffins yet! :)

Lisa said...

Sweet potato chili! Yum!

Angel S. said...

Mmmmm - we love grilled tuna sandwiches. A basic standby for our family. Thanks!

krisalt said...

I love to bake on cold and rainy days - banana bread with chocolate chips, gingerbread, oatmeal raisin cookies - yum... Then enjoy my sweet treats with a pot of coffee...

Kristin, Pittsburgh, PA

Tiiu said...

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Though that pumpkin cookie recipe sounds heavenly! TFS!

tina said...

MMMMmmmm... there are so MANY yummy rainy day yummies! We LOVE a good crockpot full of potatoe and beef goodness, or banana bread fresh out of the oven with butter melting on each slice... or even a killer grilled cheese with fresh tomatoe slices and fresh basil leaves.

And the first person that commented and said 'diet coke cupcakes' I'm totally going to google those... WHAT IS THAT? Sounds heavenly ;)

Amanda said...

Cakes...I like to share them with friends/neighbors, a surprise delivery! I am buy today scarpping our Disney trip last Fall, the BEST trip/time ever...I am STILL scrapbooking it, enjoying every minute of it again and again!

Brandi said...

On rainy days I like to bake brownies or cookies. I guess it just depends on what I'm in the mood for or what ingredients I have on hand!

Brandi said...

On rainy days I like to bake brownies or cookies. I guess it just depends on what I'm in the mood for or what ingredients I have on hand!

Colorado Kid said...

Wassail, apple pie, and homemade bread.

MindyShel said...

Anything with pumpkin is great by me in the fall. Choc. chip pumpkin bread is one of my favs.

MindyShel said...

Anything with pumpkin is great by me in the fall. Choc. chip pumpkin bread is one of my favs.

Jan said...

Chili with homemade bread is great on a rainy day and of course better with family.

Sue M said...

I love to make cinnamon brownies!!!

Sheila said...

The rainy day staple: Chocolate chip cookies. As I've gotten older, my taste in chocolate chips have become quite particular. Not any old chocolate chips will do..callebaut or nothing.

Have a great day!

Andrea said...

Ahhh yes, love the rainy day with the house being warmed by something delicious in the oven, snuggled up under covers with a good book (or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse :).

I love classic chocolate chip cookies or as of late pumpkin bread. Mmmm ....

Christen Krumm said...

A really big cup of spice chai latte... Mmmmm

Becky said...

On a cold, winter day I like to curl up with a warm cup of ibarra - a spiced mexican hot chocolate that my mom made all our childhood and now I make for my own kids...

Jim & Erin Joseph said...

Disneyland is the best...we just got back from Halloween Time a couple weeks ago, so fun. Collin's pictures are beautiful - rainy days have the best lighting!

On rainy days I like to stay inside and bake something that makes the whole house smell good - like blueberry muffins and even though it's not raining here in AZ I may have to go and make some!

Erin

Jim & Erin Joseph said...

Oh and I forgot to ask...where did you get that hat Avery is wearing?!?! So cute, I think my daughter needs one!

Erin

Jenny said...

Rice Krispy Treats, for sure!

clippergirl said...

Love to make a Pumpkin loaf with walnuts and dark chocolate chips. It makes the house smell wonderful too.

Gayle said...

What a cool book idea!! My favorite thing to bake lately is banana bread, its super easy to make and lasts a long time which is a plus in my book!

Jennifer said...

Excellent book idea. On a cold rainy day, nothing beats a big pot 'o chili. :)

Kirsten said...

Your daughter is so cute!!! If I didn't live in Ohio...I would book a session immediately! ;-)

My favorite treat to make on a rainy day is Mint Hot Chocolate. And not just ANY mint hot chocolate...this one!!

One cup hot chocolate +
2 andes mints on the bottom =
stir it up and it is pure heaven!!

My sweet husband came up with that one to cure my mint craving and I make it especially when it is cold outside!!! Those cookies on that book look SOOOO good too!!
Kirsten Rasmussen
Columbus, Ohio

Spencer Family said...

Yum! Anything with chocolate and peanut butter is my go to on rainy days...or any day for that matter. :o)

Shannon said...

broccoli cheese soup and smores... yummy

Katy and Landon said...

Right now - nothing because I'm 10 weeks pregnant and am miserably sick. But....when I'm not sick my new favorite rainy day treats are Andes Mint cookies (from Becky Higgins blog) I keep the Andes Mints on hand just in case! They're DELICIOUS and they look so fancy though they are super easy to make.

Nancy said...

Has to be soup,I have a great recipe for a Minestrone I like to make or a Black Bean soup served with warm crusty French bread.. Yum

sandra o said...

I love to make cinnamon buns - They never last long though!!!

Amy said...

We love the cake mix with the can of pop! Sounds as easy as yours, probably not as tasty though cause no chocolate chippers!! We just made a vanilla cake mix with diet cream soda and no, it did not make it past the weekend! =)

junebug said...

Rainy day? Hot chocolate or double chocolate chip cookies, of course!

deejay said...

I cant resist hot milo with marshmallows and choc chip cookies!

Susan Wood said...

We don't get a lot of rainy days here in Mesa, AZ, but any day is a great day for chocolate no bake cookies. I like to put in a little peanut butter for added flavor.

ScrappinJill said...

Black bottom cupcakes...so yummy and decadent, with cream cheese/chocolate chips. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity :-)

Holly T. said...

spelt oatmeal choc chip cookies Yum

Tricia Wilson said...

Wow, Cleetus is a man of many talents! I hope that he doesn't come around only at Halloween.
My favorite rainy day treat to make are scones or muffins. They go perfectly with a little hot chocolate, mmmmmm!

Ward said...

Always cookies. Rainy, sunny, whatever . . . always cookies, any kind! Today it was chocolate chip.

Bonnie said...

Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies is my new discovery this fall. My family and I loves them. Yum! I think it's time to make a batch.

3QTGUYS said...

Yummy! I love to make those very same favorite muffins!

Yummy!

Shana H. said...

Oreo bark is my favorite! So easy to easy to make and great for the holidays. It's addictive!

Lacey said...

Peanut Butter Cookies!! And if I'm feeling extra daring I might push a Hershey's kiss into the middle. Heaven!!

Heather said...

I love making homemade soup (any kind) when it's rainy or cold!

Wendy said...

On a cold rainy day I like to have bread pudding...especially when my husband makes it for me!

Sarah said...

We had a rainy day today, and it's the usual: chili! And because of the season I also made pumpkin pie. =)

Wendy said...

BTW, could you tell us how long you bake the pumpkin cookies and the oven temperature?
Thanks!

undonegirl said...

On a rainy day? Hmmm...probably either hot chocolate or a slice of homemade banana bread. Oh wait, I just remembered butternut squash soup. One of those. Yes. One of those.

julie said...

Hot chocolate with marshmallows... or cookies! Yum!

Paris said...

I love to bake when it's rainy particularly chocolate chip banana bread. Yummy!!!

andrea f. said...

I'm not much of a baker but on a rainy or snowy day I love some hot chocolate!!

Reina said...

on a rainy day I love hot cocoa! But my new favorite treat is Reese peanut butter cups frozen!!!! They are heavenly.

Callie said...

There is nothing as comforting as hot cocoa on a rainy day.

Erika said...

my girls and I like to make and decorate sugar cookies and homemade cream cheese icing that we dye fun colors using food coloring. We made some fabulous ones for Halloween on a rainy day and had so much fun...except for that whole cleaning up the mess thing :-).

Carol said...

What a terrific photo....Kudos to Collin! I love to make cranberry white chocolate scones and eat them alongside a nice hot cup of Chai tea. Mmmmmm!

Janna said...

Caramel brownies! Yum!

Love your pics! Avery is so adorable!!

Stay funny said...

Hot chocolate with marshmallow!
Love the pics!

Nanette said...

How fun!! Would love this book!

My fav thing to make on a rainy day is a big pot of soup and let it cook in the crockpot all day. That + a loaf of garlic bread. Mmmmmm!!

Emily said...

Stephen's mint hot cocoa. I know, it's not something hard or long to make, but I prefer the quick treat and a good book!

AndreafromNoVA said...

Ok first I have to say Cleetus certainly missed his calling, not that I know what his calling is but that picture of Avery is gorgeous. I guess it helps that she is gorgeous but anyway....sorry for rambling.

Favorite rainy day meal? I'm a southern girl so chicken and dumplings. yummy

Andrea Johnson
Warrenton, VA

Thanks!

Joan said...

I don't have to wait for a rainy day. No bake chocolate cookies are a favorite and fast treat when you are craving that special something. The rain just gives you an excuse, right?

Tiffany And Co. said...

WANT IT! Fave treat on a rainy day is hot caramel apple cider and warm cranberry orange scones. Yum!

Hailey said...

I always seem to make warm honey wheat bread. It does just the thing to help cozy up.
I hope I win!

Amy said...

I absolutely love Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread...yummmy...and I have to make sure to add the streusel topping too!...I love these days!
Amy Wright

Andrea said...

I like to make Chicken-Corn soup; it sounds like a weird combo, but it is delicious and one of Hubby's faves!

Rhiannon said...

I love to bake chocolate chip cookies...Yummy!!!

Rhiannon
Conway, AR

~Sasha Farina~ said...

so Cleetus, shall we bring our family to meet halfway for a photoshoot? and where is halfway between States and Singapore btw? LOL :D Liz, Miss Avery is growing into a fine young lady :) and my fav on rainy days, must be homemade chicken soup :D

Amber said...

Who doesn't love a nice warm brownie on a rainy day?

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