A few weeks ago our parents, grandparents, and aunt and uncle went to a wedding, so our cousins and us decided to have a ‘rejection party’ and go fishing at our (great) uncle’s pond down the road. It was quite fun! Continue reading “Fishing Trip”
Hello! Today I have one of my favorite cookie recipes. My brother found the original recipe in an old cookbook (see it here on Amazon) and modified it a bit.
Well, we are snowed in from church today. Our church hardly ever closes because of snow, so you can be sure it snowed a lot! 😛
Yay! We got through the first round. 😀 I have written out who I got photos from and how many points that team now has. Also, I given the teams that only have four people an extra 5 points. 🙂
I got photos from
The Camera Lens (Rachael)
Nicole (The Secret Life of an Irish Dancer)
I got photos from
I got photos from
I got photos from
Josie can not get her photo yet, but I will add her points when she can.
If you didn’t see your name but you did send me a link to your photo, do tell! 😀
I saw lots of cute animals in the last category; I can’t wait to see what photos you send me for the next category which happens to be….
But before you leave, I have two more things to say. One, at the end of the contest I want to pick one photo that I think is the best of all. Will that be okay with you guys? 😕
And two, if you need some photography tips, visit Maddy’s post here!
Alright, you may go. 😉
Why did I pick food? I better just look at your photos after I eat, otherwise I might get too hungry! XD
**6-2-16: I removed the photos because they showed where I lived**
Last week was fair week! We almost always enter something or other in the fair and this year I entered 9 things.
All of the stuff together.
My quilt. Me, my sister, and my cousins all did a sewing class this year and we made this quilt (in different colors of course). Believe it or not, I actually got 2nd place!
Here are the pickled banna peppers I made. Logan, Jeff, and I share a garden, and Logan wanted to try to grow them. I thought it would be fun to try. So we bought half a dozen plants ( only three survived, the rest got tilled up by accident). soon we had pretty many and we decieded to pickle them. Yay! a blue ribbon!
I also did pickles.
And last but not least, yellow pear tomatoes. We had about 1,000,000 so don’t worry, we still have plenty. Yay! a blue ribbon!
Hope you liked it!
The past two months we have been doing a brownie stand off and on. We sell the brownies by our dirt road. And yes, we have sold brownies to more then just family and friends. We have got around $100 off of our Brownie Stand. Me, my two cousins, and my sister usually do the brownie stand, although originally just me and my younger brother did it. While doing the brownie stand, I have learned the recipe by heart. Eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, cocoa powder, flour, and…. Uh, well okay, I guess I didn’t learn the whole recipe by heart. Butter! That’s it! Ha! I do know the recipe by heart. Anyway, we have bought a big tube for the pool, ingredients for coffee, ingredients for brownies, and ingredients for lemonade with the money. We are thinking about donating some to a charity.
Here are a few pictures of the Brownie stand.
Apparently Allison does not quite know what I’m doing!
The sign for the Brownie stand.
Here are pictures of the ice coffee and brownies. We had lemonade, but I didn’t get a picture.
The day I took these pictures we only sold brownies to one customer. Thankfully we had some entertainment.
So, now you know about The Brownie Stand!
Allison, my cousin Leisha, and I made up this recipe. It works best with fresh raspberries but frozen ones work fine. We have a big black raspberry patch and we have picked 3 gallons in 2 pickings. The first time we made smoothies. Next we made ice cream and bars. Here’s the recipe.
I hope you like it! We did!
We made these mints in about an hour, but the hardest thing was covering them with chocolate. The rest was easy.
Here is the recipe
Homemade Chocolate Covered Mints
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 5 Tbs butter, softened
- 1 1/2 tsp mint extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- green food coloring (start with a couple drops and add more until desired color is achieved)
- 4-5 cups powdered sugar
- 10 oz chocolate candy coating
- Combine corn syrup, butter, extract, salt, and food coloring in a medium size bowl. Stir until well combined.
- Stir in 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time until mixture is too stiff to stir.
- Add more powdered sugar and knead mixture until it no longer sticks to your hands, adding more powdered sugar as necessary. (LOTS of powdered sugar right!)
- Roll into 1-inch balls and place on trays or baking sheets lined with waxed paper.
- Flatten with a flat-bottomed cup or your hand. (Or you can roll them out the right thickness with a rolling pin and then cut them out)
- Melt chocolate candy coating according to package directions.
- Dip the candies into the melted chocolate with a fork, tap off the extra, and place back on the waxed paper.
- Repeat until all candies have been coated.
- Let candies set up until chocolate is firm before storing in an airtight container.
I got this recipe from momontimeout.com
Here is a recipe for yummy chocolate chip cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 and 1/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3 rounded cups of flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups chocolate chips
1. cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
2. stir in remaining ingredients
3. drop onto a greased cookie sheet
4. bake at 350° for 8 -10 min. or until light brown. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.
Which kinds of desserts are your favorite?