Friday, October 10, 2014

It's Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Browsing the internet looking for something to bake for the football team, I came across this recipe. I am all about pumpkin, just love it. And this recipe delivered. Of course I added more chocolate chips, homemade vanilla. This is perfect for the season.

Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

2  1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Cream butter, sugars until fluffy. Add egg,vanilla,pumpkin
mix well. Stir in flour and oatmeal, add spices, chocolate
chips and nuts. Refrigerate batter for about 20 minutes,
cookies will not spead during baking. Scoop out by  2 tbsp
on lightly greased cookie sheet, bake 350 degrees 10-12 degrees
until edges are lightly browned. Do not overbake, cookies will be
dry. Store in airtight container.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sparkly Christmas Card

One of my card this year. I used a retired Stampin Up set, shimmer and glitter paper. Some sponging
and coloring. You can't see the rhinestones sparkle in the photo, but it is pretty, shiny, and I have a few more to make.

Five weeks to Christmas, Ho Ho Ho


Thursday, February 14, 2013


Valentine fun today, goodies for the dear husband's office, treat bags and goodies for the grandson's classes and teachers gifts. A great day, lots of celebrating, and a big gooey pizza for dinner tonight.

                                             HAPPY  VALENTINE'S DAY

Monday, October 29, 2012

Christmas is coming!!

Finally got a minute to post a picture. These are the ruffled scarves, very easy to make.
Go to youtube, pull up tutorials for starbella yarn, there are several to choose from.
The red scarf has metallic thread on the edge, those are a little stiffer, more fullness,
also the tutorial will tell you to pull up eight loops, I found eight made the scartf a little
"flimsy", needs more fullness, I pull 12-14 loops, and the scarf will be long enough.
Also, pull the yarn from the middle, this stuff twists, and you will have to drop the
ball a few times, and let the thread untwist. These are simple, fun, very cute. One woman
at Michael's told me she is selling these for $30.00. Now I would not pay that much for
a ruffly scarf, but I am pairing a couple of matching socks with these, and I think making
a nice gift.


Monday, April 9, 2012


Three hours shopping, two cleaning, one hour decorating, three hours cooking. Two hours clean up after lunch. All time well spent so my grandson could put the finishing touches for dessert.



Sunday, March 4, 2012

I saw this recipe on the Taste of Home internet bb. Slutty brownies, rich gooey, and not WW friendly at all. But ya gotta live sometimes. Very easy, pat out a chocolate chip cookie mix in the bottom of 9x13, a layer of Oreos, double stuffed of course, then pour on your favorite brownies mix on top, and bake.