Friday, February 29, 2008
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine (butter)
1/2 cup of molasses
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup lukewarm coffee
3 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup raisins or dates
Cream sugar and shortening. Add molasses, then soda which has been dissolved in the coffee. Add the sifted dry ingredients. Add raisins and then add the beaten egg...Form into long strips on greased cookie sheet. Flatten with floured hands and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cut when cool......ENJOY!
oh, yea....here is a digi blog site you just need to check out!!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
So…the tag is for me to list 6 unimportant things about myself…well…I listed 7 on a previous tag (Jan.11) sooooo I think I will modify this (you don’t mind, Elisa..do you?)and list 3 things about my “digi life” and hook you all up with three sites I think you will love exploring…….so….
1. I began this digi journey in june of ‘07 when I hesitantly took a beginners class on line with Jessica Sprague…I was NOT going over to the dark side…right…I am so addicted now that even my 2.5 year old granddaughter knows to look for me in the computer room…
2. I have more digi supplies than I have photos (shhhhhhhhhhh) ….reason why I don’t have as many layouts as I should….once it stops snowing here I will go out and take some…I will….you will see…
3. I am a Blog Hopper….each morning with my cup of coffee I start clicking away..it started as a freebie search but it has opened my world to such amazing people and places out there … and to think I had to be “double dared” by my JS playmates to even start a blog….i had just figured out email…hee,hee
ok - here are three interesting blogs you should check out!!
More to come....
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Cottage Cheese Dill Bread
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 Tablesppons sugar
1 cup warmed cottage cheese (room temp is what i do)
1 Tablsp.finely chopped onion
2 tsp. dill weed
1 tsps salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2.5 cups flour
Dissolve yeast in water with sugar. Combine with remaining ingredietnts and mix to form dough. Knead till firm and place in buttered bowl. Cover and let rise 2 hours in warm place. Punch down dough and shape into 2 loaves. Place in buttered layer pans Cover and let rise 1 hour. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes......YUM!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Sweet and Sour Chicken
1 (8 oz.) bottle Russian dressing
1 (10oz.) jar apricot preserves
1 env. dry onion soup mix
4 whole chicken breasts, halved or one chicken cut up into pieces
Combine first 3 ingredients and simmer until preserves have melted...cool...Pour over chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes...i tend to set up in the morning and refrigerate and than cook. Bake 1.5 hours at 350 degrees and could use basting a few times (or not)...
I serve with an Armenian Pilaf (my friend Ginny's recipe)
1 cup of long grain (Uncle Ben's) rice
1/3 cup vermicelli (break into pieces)
2.5 cups chicken broth
1/2 stick butter
salt and pepper
(i will sometimes add choppted garlic and chopped onions)
Brown vermicelli (garlic/onions) in butter until golden (watch carefully for you do not want to burn)...Add all other ingredients. when it comes to a boil, turn down heat, cover and simmer approximately 20 minutes....(You will never use a rice mix again)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The idea behind this tag game is different from other tag games. Rather than look inwardly, we look outside ourselves and bless, praise and pray for three blog friends. By participating in this endeavour we not only make the recipient of the blessing feel valued and appreciated, but we are having some fun too. We’re going to see how far the bloggin’ blessings can travel around the world and how many people can be blessed! Recipients of a bloggin’ blessing may upload the above image to their sidebar if they choose to do so. In addition, be sure to go to the blog of those you are blessing and leave a comment on their blog to be sure they check yours!
SusanD….even though I have never met her I feel that I know her…she is warm and caring and I look forward to reading her messages on the mb over at jessica’s…she jumps in to help and she makes sure I don’t miss any freebies…She makes me feel good with everyone of my blog postings for she comments…I know she is there and that is comforting!!
Angela…you might come from a cold place but you are definitely a warm soul! You are so talented…your photography grabs me…I love your blog and if you lived next door to me you could be my best friend…each time I see your blog header I smile and say …”now, there is an independent, strong woman”..am I right!?
Veevs…ok, my London friend….how could I not luv you when you are a savior of all who is lost…even kitties! You direct all of us on the mb in the right direction! When you see my name on other forum chats you personally message me and I feel soooooo good when you do that!..for there are times (don’t tell anyone) that I am not sure I know what I am doing on those chats but knowing you are there really makes me feel good!
I could say something about each and every one of my digi friends from JSprague’s…They are woman that I have grown to care about over these months and am thankful and honored to have met all of them!!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
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This page was done very quickly....as it is a quickpage...the above needed modifying before i could "drop" the picture in....getting mucho help from my digi friends!! Thanks!
credits: QP by vlim_PrimaHybrid
1 lb.ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 (10oz) pkg. frozen, chopped spinach
1 (1 lb) jar spaghetti sauce with mushrooms
1 (8oz) can/jar of tomato sauce
1 (6oz) can tomato paste
dash of pepper
1 (7z) pkg.shell or elbow macaroni, cooked, drained
1 cup shredded sharp cheese
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
2 well beaten eggs
1/4 cup salad oil
Brown first 3 ingredients in a large skillet. Cook spinach using package directions (use microwave). Drain, reserving liquid; add water to make 1 cup. Add spinach liquid and next 5 ingredients to meat mixture. simmer 10 minutes. Combine spinach with macaroni and remaining ingrediets; spread in 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Top with meat sauce. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Freezes well. Serves 8-10...(in my house 4)
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
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