Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
7/8 Ruby Foo loves the cat shoes
7/9 Finally- after 3 years and 3 attempts at getting the correct Edison bulbs my kitchen light fixture is up.
7/10 Wating for my new $900 side mirror to be installed.
7/11 Ruby Foo? No, it is her cat twin that sits outside our window catching mice!
7/12 First super added - hope they fill it fast.
7/13 Goodbye Ruby Foo see you in 4 days
Monday, June 24, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The invitations I sent out this year were surprise balls filled with candy, trinkets and, of course, confetti - because I LOVE a really big mess and nothing is messier than confetti.
1 cup butter (softened)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups oats
As much as you want of the following - Macadamia Nuts White Chocolate Chips Coconut Raisins
In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in egg one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats. Add nuts, chocolate chips, coconut and raisins. Drop cookies onto a greased cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Best Tasting - Tecia Brinkerhoff
1-8oz package Cream Cheese,
softened 32-Golden Oreo Cookies, finely crushed (abut 3 cups)
1-1/2 cups Flaked Coconut, toasted, (Heat oven to 350 and place coconut on cookie sheet or metal baking pan for 3 to 5 minutes. Watch closely so they don't burn.) Separate 1 cup out.
White Chocolate, melted
Mix cream cheese, cookie crumbs and 1 cup coconut until well blended. Shape into 42 inch balls. Dip in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store them in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
12 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled until lukewarm.
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
1 cup chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips
1 cup toasted macadamia nuts
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup coconut (toasted or untoasted)
1 tablespoon grated lime zest (1 - 2 limes)
If you haven't melted your butter yet, do that so it has time to cool off. Heat oven to 325 degrees.Mix flour, salt and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside. Either by hand or with an electric mixer, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly blended. Mix in egg, yolk, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, mix until combined. Add white chocolate chips, coconut, macadamia nuts and lime zest. Mix to distribute. Scoop cookie dough into balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake until cookies are set around outer edges, yet centers are still soft and puffy, and appear slightly under baked, about 9 - 10 minutes. Cool cookies on cookie sheets for a few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
Thank you all so much for the time and effort you put into making fantastic cookies every year. You are fabulous!