Monthly Archives: July 2011

Food For Thought


   It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

                                                                                          ~Henry Davis Thoreau


Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies


                        Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter; softened
1/2 granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips          

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl.
2.  Cream butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.
3.  Add eggs to butter mixture, one at a time, beating until combined.
4. Beat in flour mixture a little at a time until all has been incorporated.
5. Stir in chocolate and butterscotch chips.
6. Drop rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 – 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on pans for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Farmer’s Wife Quilt-a-Long



My friend Ingrid was the one who told me about this quilt-a-long. I decided to join since I already had the book (thanks to Gigi) and I’ve never done a quilt-a-long. I’m not a fan of the dark, traditional fabrics used in the book, so I decided I’d use lighter fabrics. From what I’ve seen on Fussy Cut’s Blog, I’m not the only one going for a non-traditional quilt.

 I’ m going at a slower pace than the rest of the group, but I’ll be sure and post progress reports.

So far I have 6 blocks done, so that makes me 5 weeks behind. Oh, well.

                                                                         Week 1

                                                                           Week 2

                                                                           Week 3

Who else wants to quilt along with me?

Booking Through Thursday


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What’s the first book that you ever read more than once? (I’m assuming there’s at least one.) Lori Wick’s “The Princess”

What book have you read the most times? And–how many? I read the entire Jane Austen collection every year and I read all the Harry Potter books when they came out and then again before I watch the movie.

Post your answers in the comment section

A Trip to Amish Country


On our way back to Florida, we stopped in Amish Country. I love going there to enjoy the scenery, eat some great food and load up on whoopie pies. Here’s some photos I took:

                                                      Farm Stand

                                                  Honor System

                              Freshest Cauliflower I’ve ever seen

                 I thought it was too funny to see “ain’t” in the North.

                 A junk yard with sugar packets and butter as tire piles

Winnie the Pooh Tea Party


Since the new Winnie the Pooh movie has opened, I thought it would be fun to have a tea party starring everyone’s favorite bear. The guests can bring their favorite Pooh character to the party. If you have an outdoor space, like Pooh, a garden tea party would be perfect.


Peanut butter and Honey tea sandwiches

Assorted fruits with a honey yogurt dip

Honey Scones with Strawberry jam

Serve with Panda Berry Tea