Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blog Decision!

Hello my faithful blog readers, first off. Thank you SO MUCH for all the comments and encouragement to keep blogging. I didn't even know that I still have blog followers after not blogging for two years! Niiiice surprise :)

I have decided that I AM going to blog my baking adventures, but on my "other" blog.... It is my photography blog but I also do personal/random posts sometimes and I am going to add baking posts there. This blog will still be open, but all my new baking posts will be on my other blog.

I will have a new recipe up on the blog this weekend, can't wait to do this again. I have missed it!

Hope to see some of you all there!!! :)



Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I have no idea how many readers still follow this blog but I am realizing how much I miss baking and sharing recipes with you all. I can't bake nearly as often as I did with a full time job but I can on the weekends.

So this post is pretty much asking if anyone still reads this and if you guys would still be interested in me posting again? I've been gone awhile, and I miss it!


Friday, October 23, 2009

Visit Me Here Now!

Hello blog readers, I am no longer going to be blogging here. But I am still going to be keeping this open for those of you who asked me to for the recipes. I haven't baked/cooked in a VERY long time....but you can visit me at this new blog:
Thank you again for being great blog readers!!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Already Middle Of September..??

Hello Blog Readers! I'm sorry...for such another long time with no posting. Thing is, I honestly haven't baked anything for months. Why, I don't know. But I have something up my sleeve for tomorrow. A Neopalitian Banana Cake....we will see how it turns out.

Right now I am currently taking this semester off school and working. And in-between doing photo sessions, frisbee games, hitting the mall, trips to the theater w/family or friends, multiple trips to get ice cream with friends, church activities, and then of course the usual...spending time with family and friends.

Annnd, last Friday was a whole new experience for me. I'm currently the 2nd baseman on our softball team and well. Last Friday, which was our last game for the season....I ended up spending most of the evening in the ER. During the game I went to catch a fly ball and the ball ended up landing on my face instead of the mit.
I fractured my nose and received 2 black eyes. It was also my first time ever in the ER....a tough night.
Buuut, God has healed me amazingly. My black eyes are almost completely gone and I got my stitches out yesterday. My family took amazing care of me and I found out during my week of recovery that God has truly given me the "best" family and friends in this world.

I also think I had enough injuries for the year. Lets see...a fat bruised lip from snowboarding, breaking my middle finger when the wind shut the door on my hand, and a fractured nose....hmmm. Yup. Hopefully that is all.

And Lord willing. Next softball season. I will be back out on that field.


My latest photo session was of my softball coach's family.
Ohhhh Adalyn. She is my very favorite 1 year little girl. Her pigtails are melting. Her little smile with 2 bottom teeth and 2 top teeth are equally melting. I think we have a future Miss America on our hands.

Have a wonderful Friday! We have had 20 days of sunshine and beautiful weather....I couldn't ask for anything better. See you with a recipe very soon!!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Savoring the last days of Summer.

I cannot believe it is already September. Seriously, this summer was the fastest summer ever. I have no doubt now that as you get older time goes by faster. Because that is how I have been feeling.

Frisbee. How we all love it.
Want to know something funny? Until this year we had never heard of Ultimate Frisbee. Sure we knew what a frisbee was...but playing a sport with a brothers and sisters and I were thinking how dumb does that sound. Ha. That was until we played. And um...simply. We are addicted now. Another sad thing about summer winding down. Frisbee winds down too. Until next spring.
My brothers sometimes forget we aren't playing Tackle Football and decide to take out players. I can say I survived being smashed by my 19 year old brother who is over 6 ft. My sisters and I have kinda learned to play rough in sports....with 3 brothers. I think it is a bit hard not too.

Steven (in the tan cargos)...why he is leaning up against the pole...I do not know.

I'm in the blue shorts on the far left and my sister Lisa is on the right in the blue shorts. We bring a LOT of players...ha. 6 of us.

Park Days with friends on a sunny day. Pretty sweet.

We are sane. I assure you.

Our Church Softball Team. My 3 brothers and I played. We have a couple more games and then sadly we have to wait until next summer.

I will be back in not too long with a food post. Thank you guys for sticking around while I was taking a break from blogging this summer!!
God gave me a amazing summer and one I will remember forever. He is good.


Friday, August 14, 2009

I love you Friday!


Can I say summer is flying by way too fast?! Popping in to say have a great weekend. Off to enjoy a full Friday!


Monday, August 3, 2009

Perfectly Rounded Choc. Chip Cookies.

Good Monday everyone! Whew. Crazy weekend. But a blast. I love Mondays because they are the only day all of us are home evenings.

Ever since getting this recipe from a friend, I haven't been able to stop making these! They are superb. I prefer these with Chocolate Chunks but I don't always have those on hand so sometimes I use Chips. Still delicious either way.
To get those perfectly rounded must use a cookie scoop. My Mom bought one at some Amish Country Store but I bet Wal-Mart or any other store with cook/baking ware would have one. My size is about medium. I started using it a couple months ago and haven't stopped. Can't use spoons anymore!

Perfectly Rounded Choc. Chip Cookies
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups chocolate chips (or 1 bag of chocolate chunks)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat sugars, butter, shortening, vanilla, and egg in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips/chunks. Using a cookie scoop, drop onto ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Cool 1 to 2 minues; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.


We recently discovered Ultimate Frisbee earlier this summer. Wow. We had no clue what we were missing out on. All 6 of us kids play. And we love it. It is a bunch of friends that get together weekly.
We can get rough with each other....grabbing the frisbee from someone else or crashing and taking out other players. But with most of us under 25....I think that is pretty normal.
Mr. Joe...sporting his new haircut.

Yeah...that is me with those red shorts.

It is good to be back! Looking forward to another busy week...see you in not too long with another food post!