Friday, January 30, 2009
Posted by tammy at 3:05 PM
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I had a request for the recipe for these cookies. I haven't had a cookie this good in at least ten years. It's the frosting. You brown the butter before you mix it with the sugar and it makes it taste soooooo carmely delicious! I suggest you make a double batch of both cookies and frosting so that you'll have plenty.........of leftover frosting! That way you can eat it with your fingers to your hearts content!!
Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting
2/3 cup white sugar 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat sugars, butter & vanilla. Beat in pumpkin & eggs till well mixed. Add dry ing. Drop by rounded Tbsp. onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Remove to rack and cool completely.
Browned Butter Frosting 3 cups powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 3-4 Tbsp. milk 1/3 cup butter
In med. bowl, place powd. sugar, vanilla, & 3 Tbsp. milk. In saucepan, heat butter over med. heat, stirring constantly, until medium brown. Pour butter over powd. sugar mixture. Beat 1 min. or until smooth. Add remaining milk, if necessary. Generously frost cookies
Posted by tammy at 11:25 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
At first I didn't even understand the tag. I think I read it too fast. So Sidney explained that you look in your fourth picture file and take your fourth picture and post about it. Well, on my PC
Holy Sweet Snuggle Bunny! It's a good thing (i guess...) that I don't sit down and look at past pictures more often or I'd get even less done than I do now! I just want to climb into my computer screen, bury my nose into his neck and take a huge sniff! And then nibble the fuzz on his earlobes!
Posted by tammy at 1:04 PM
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
I love how life works. Y'know, you're just crusin' through each day, trying to make something nice out of it, and before you know it--you've just made a new friend without even trying! Such is the story of Luke. Now I've never been to England. Only been to Tiajuana for about 15 minutes. I just don't get out much! (time for that later, I suppose!) So how does one become acquainted with a pretty amazing ENGLISHKID? Well....suffice it to say, it's a pretty random, round-about story that involves Sidney and Megan, and it's really their experience, so I won't elaborate--unless you ask me personal-like, and then, maybe... for now I'll just sit back and reap the benefits of their social butterfly-ness and be glad the world is really a pretty small place when it comes right down to it!
Luke is sixteen, and, I quote Sidney here because I am not about to get myself into trouble, is quite "fit-as", which I do not recommend you looking up on a British slang page as it lies in close proximity to some not-so-nice colloquialisms...(baaad mental pictures folks! Take my word for it....) "Fit-as" would be the equivalent of very good looking, or "hot" if you will. Again, Sidney's words people....I'm just repeating them to help you visualize...My point is, any self respecting teenage girl would OF COURSE follow him around at EFY......(love ya! Megs!) Luke also has a ton of interests, especially music and movies, spending quality time with his friends, attending concerts, or "gigs" as he would say, and obvioulsy has an appreciation for life and being a teenager. I've totally enjoyed parusing his blog and gaining insight to the life of a clean living, teenage boy from another country!
I bring Luke up because as the snow came pounding down yesterday and today....I thought to myself how much I would miss it if I lived somewhere where it doesn't snow like it does here. That made me think of people I know who live in such places, and that made me think of Luke, my newfound English friend! I swear I read somewhere that he had never experienced snow like ours so I thought I would snap some photos and post them in hopes that someday he is able to visit Utah during one of our amazing snowstorms. They really shouldn't be missed. And neither should opportunities to meet new people! Am I happy when strange (in the acquainted sense...) young, foreign boys randomly call up my daughter on Sunday afternoons and let her talk their ear off? Actually, if they are as nice, "fit-as", head-on-straight, well-rounded, interesting and smoothly-accented as Luke, then YES! And in a reciprocal move, I give a shoutout to Luke and his blog. As soon as (if) he gives me permission, I'll link up to it from HERE and you all can get to know him too!
So back to the snow....If I somehow just imagined your comment about our snow, Luke, you'll have to forgive me and know that I hope you get to experience it someday anyway! I appreciate the excuse to post some cool winter pics! For you, Luke, of course......
Me, myself, and I by: Me, Myself, & I.
Posted by tammy at 1:07 PM