Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Baby blanket

I finished my first baby blanket. I learned how to crochet about two weeks ago. This one is for my friend who is due in August so it is a light blanket. The one I am working on now is going to be thicker.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Our House

When we bought the house we knew we would have our hands full. The previous owners did not put anything extra into the house and everything was very cheap. Every room downstairs was painted white, everything upstairs was painted blue. The kitchen and all the bathrooms had blue Formica counter tops, which we are slowly replacing. So as you can imagine we have alot to do, but we are taking it very slow! This is what we have started so far!

Previous owners

our Living room, we still need to hang some pictures

. Previous owners

our dining room, very messy

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

White chocolate coconut chewy cookies

White chocolate coconut cookies
(adapted from Bakingblondes' Coconut Toffee Chews)
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350

In a large bowl wish together flour, salt and baking soda. In a mixing bowl cream the butter until smooth. Add brown sugar, and white sugar and mix until well blended. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended and light in color.

Add the flour mixture 1/4 cups at a time just until blended. Stir in the coconut and toffee chips. Chill for 30 minutes in the freezer. Using a scoop, drop dough by rounded scoopfulls onto ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for about 11 minutes until golden brown. Cool on cooling racks.

Alton Browns' cookies

Alton Brown’s Chocolate Chip Cookie

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup unsalted butter, melted in a pan on the stove
2 cups chocolate chips ( I split the dough and used 1 cup chocolate chips, and in the other dough I used 1 cup white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup macadamia nuts)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees*.

In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the melted and cooled butter, sugars, egg yolks and vanilla until combined.

I added the flour mixture in 1/4 cup at a time to the butter and egg mix. Mix well and then add the chocolate chips.
I then put my dough in the freezer for 30 minutes I used a ice cream scoop and placed the dough on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Big papi and Daisy duke

papi as a puppy

Papi an old man

Daisy a puppy

Daisy an old lady, in her tutu that my MIL made haha yikes!

My First ever post

Ok I really have no idea what I am doing, I have never posted on a blog before. But my husband and friends always tell me that I should have a video camera follow me around because funny things always happen to me. So since MTV didn't offer me enough $$ to be on The Hills a blog is the best way to get my daily stories in! Barefoot? Because I hate shoes and love being barefoot, and crazy well sometime my life is just a little crazy sometimes.
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