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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Iguacu Falls

The Falls
Majestic, roaring, awe-inspiring.  I could go on and on but I won't because I know you really just want to see the pictures.  The falls are on the border of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.  They are one of 'The New Seven Wonders of Nature". 

We spent several hours visiting the falls.  We did one of the longer trails and slowly made our way towards the beautiful falls.  We started out with a good, far off view that just kept getting better and better.  

We also stopped by the Bird Park where you could get up close and personal with a lot of cool birds and butterflies. The birds would let you get pretty close for pictures and some even posed for us.  Truly. If you visit the falls, I highly recommend the bird park.  The trails are really pretty and the birds and butterflies are amazing.

My beautiful mother in law.  

My daughter's favorite part of the whole trip

Friday, July 19, 2013

Red Velvet Cake Truffles

Ok, this is my Mom's recipe.  She is the queen of desserts.  When we visit, she makes at least one new dessert a day until I finally beg her to stop.  These truffles are super easy and super addicting, so proceed with caution!

First, you make a red velvet cake (straight from the box).  Just follow the directions to bake.  Let cool. Cut it into chunks and place it in a very large bowl.  Add one can of cream cheese frosting.  You are going to get messy so get use to the idea.  You have to mix it with your hands.  Mix thoroughly.  Using your hands, roll out into small balls (about an inch). Place on a foil or wax paper lined baking sheet and chill in refrigerator for 3-4 hours.

Next, melt the chocolate (white, milk, dark, or all three).  I do it on the stove with a double broiler but you can also do it in the microwave.  Whichever method you use, just make sure the chocolate doesn't burn.  Take the balls and coat in the chocolate and place back on the lined baking sheet.  Once they've all been dipped, place back in the fridge to chill.

Isn't that easy?!

Red Velvet Cake mix and ingredients to make the cake
1 can cream cheese frosting
white/dark/milk chocolate for melting



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