Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
~ Put into fridge for at least and hour then break into bite sized pieces and place in wax lined, air-tight container.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I've subscribed to Martha Stewart Living magazine for many years and can't bear to give them away or clean them out. I even have them sorted by the seasons (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.), because I'll look thru them again and again.
Our 8 year old daughter loves Martha as much as I do. She watches the recorded shows we have on our DVR, loves to look through the Living magazines, and even dressed up as Medusa for Halloween after watching Martha's Halloween special last year where she was dressed as Medusa.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Our family will be travelling to visit our closest relatives this holiday. We're thankful to have family close enough to drive to as my family is over 4000 miles away and husband's 2000. It can be tough living away from your mom, dad, siblings, and cousins but this is where life (and my husband's job) has placed us. I am thankful that he is still employed in this tough economy and see the effects of it all around me in our community.
I found a beautiful Thanksgiving Prayer to share which is from The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod website.
This morning I asked our daughter to make a list of what she's thankful for (I typed it as she wrote it, spelling mishaps and all ;o)
I am thankful for...
My family, My cosins, My voice, halloween, dressing up, My friend's, My dog, Christmas, gifts, My hose, My little brother, My playhose, My blow up slide, and our freedom.I hope you all have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Happily submitted to the Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life As Mom. See the swap links today for lots of Thanksgiving Inspiration!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
Toast oats, seeds, and nuts in 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Check every few minutes and stir them around. You don't want them to burn, only to slightly brown.
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 T butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Melt honey, sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt in pan over medium heat. Simmer for about five minutes.
1 cup raisins
Pour sugar syrup over toasted ingredients and raisins. Stir well. Press into greased 9 x 13 glass pan. Carefully press mixture tightly. Cut into bars while still warm.
Instead of the sunflower seeds, peanuts, and raisins, you may substitute from this list.
chocolate chips (allow to cool slightly before mixing in, or will melt, which tastes good anyway!)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This recipe is from one of my most loved cook books "All New Complete Cooking Light Cookbook". I don't necessarily love the book because of it's light recipes but because there's lots of delicious recipes all through the book. I took a photo of how many recipes I've flagged as my favourites.
We doubled the recpie and it made 3 dozen muffins which left us lots to package as treats for friends. We have an elderly neighbour in need, a friend home with three children under 3 (one is a preemie so they can't go anywhere), and a teacher who's pregnant. I'm sure they'll all enjoy these goodies :)
I found a copy of the Pumpkin Muffin Recipe on a really great recipe site My Recipes.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Cookie sales start soon and it's such a great fundraiser for the troop. Last year the girls troop saved enough money from sales (like over $1000 bucks) to go on an overnight resort waterpark trip. Many of the girls in the troop likely would not have experienced anything like this had it not been for girl scouts. How great is that?
Monday, October 12, 2009
SPICY STREUSEL TOPPING
Combine next 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in 4 additions, alternatiing with milk mixture in 3 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon 1/2 of batter into greased 9x13" pan. Spread evenly.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Happily submitted to Frugal Fridays over at Life As Mom (such a great site!).