Speaking of Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, we had the honor of meeting her at the Fancy Food Show this past Monday. We talked to her for a bit and she even let us snap this picture. Ms. Garten was a delight. She is soft spoken and very sweet as well she seemed interested in what we are doing at Chez Us (maybe she was just being nice ;) ); regardless it was fantastic to meet the woman who is hanging out with us in our pjs every Saturday morning!
Christmas Crack Cookie Bites , Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil, and spray generously with cooking spray. Cover cookie sheet with one layer of saltine crackers. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil, stirring continuously for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add one teaspoon pure vanilla extract. Pour mixture over crackers, then bake for 6 minutes. Remove from oven, pour a bag of milk chcrackers. Cool, then break up into bite size pieces.