Creating, crafts, gardening, quilting and life on a little ranch.

Photo Challenge #1/Nature

mushrooms

A little mushroom/toadstool village growing in our front yard with a little green sprout growing in the middle of the village.πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’œβ€οΈ

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Wordless Wednesday.

staircase st. barbara

Lovely little staircase at Mission Santa Barbara.πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’œβ€οΈ

I Hit the Big One.

Yep, I am now 70 years old. This seems so amazing to me and I keep wondering where all that time disappeared to.

But I was rewarded with a fun fiesta from my family. They went all out for this occasion.

First I got a dance floor. It was a beautiful setting.

dancefloor

A beautiful cake with Frida Kahlo on it.

frida cake

The best decorations anyone could ask for and great food and goodies, like these little sombreros made from sugar cookies.

sombrero cookies

Gifts are also fun to receive. The most precious was receiving a picture of my mom that I had no idea existed. A life long friend who is in the picture found it and gave me a copy. Β  I’m thinking it was taken in 1953 or 1954 in front of our old courthouse.

my mom

My family is always so supportive and loving that my heart is full of contentment.

family

Happy New Year!πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’œβ€οΈ

 

 

Foto Friday.

 

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My winter flowers. Β One of the Paper White Flowers has it’s own little face which is a little scary.

If You Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate….πŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ

peanut butter and chocolate

You will love this recipe for these cookies if you do.

cooling cookies

I remember first eating peanut butter cookies in elementary school. Β My memory of them is that they tasted heavenly and melted in my mouth.

In this recipe I added another step once they are baked. They look pretty and taste divine. Enjoy!

This recipe was taken from our newspaper many years ago and Β is one of my favorites.

cookie recipe pb and choco

When the cookies are baked and cooled, I dip half of the cookie in melted chocolate using melted chocolate chips.

Merry Christmas!β€οΈπŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’œ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wordless Wednesday.

sand dollar

Summer memories.β€οΈπŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’œ

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My First Batch of Cookies.

Well, I’m a little late, but managed to bake my first batch of cookies yesterday.

I used a recipe that I cut out of a C and H box of sugar many years ago and you can tell by the stains on the card that it was used many times.

cookie recipe card

These little delights are very easy and you don’t need very many ingredients, although I did add one additional ingredient to make it my own.

I added a 1/2 tsp. of Abuelita granulated Mexican chocolate mix to the flour mixture and 1/2 tsp. of the chocolate mix to the sugar and cinnamon mixture just to give it a Β little punch of extra flavor.

mexican cinnamon cookies

Although the recipe calls for 10 minutes of bake time, you might want to try 9 min. Β The 10 minutes gave my cookies a toasted bottom.

These would be good with some Canela ( a Mexian drink made from cinnamon sticks.)

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