Written By: Jodi on May 8, 2010 No Comment
Brownie Cookies

So you want some brownies, but you’re out of vegetable oil. Or you don’t like using vegetable oil in general. Or you’re in the mood for cookies but want or need them to be quick and easy with minimal ingredients. Or you’re in the mood for brownies but they are too messy for your purposes. There are lots of reasons why you might want to make brownie cookies, but whatever your reason you really should try these!

Written By: Jodi on April 30, 2010 No Comment
Pink Pillow Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour (I swapped out 1/2 c. of white for unifine wheat flour) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup strawberry-flavor Nestle Nesquik powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs Pre heat oven to 375º F. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in [...]

Written By: Jodi on March 13, 2010 One Comment
Butterscotch Bars – healthier version

The term ‘healthier’ being relative…these are more healthy than the original recipe. I found this version over at Heavenly Homemaker.  Apparently, she took a basic recipe and substituted some healthier ingredients. This version does have a little different taste to it, but it’s good!  I enjoy it alone, but I think some vanilla ice cream [...]

Written By: Jodi on February 23, 2010 3 Comments
Homemade Drop Spindles!

After taking a spinning class last weekend, I realized that the spindle I had was really too small and light to use very well.  I shopped around for a new one and there are a lot of expensive spindles out there!  I did find one that I could buy shipped for $7.50.  I probably would [...]

Written By: Jodi on February 16, 2010 One Comment
Valentine Cupcakes

I’m calling these “Valentine Cupcakes” because that’s what I first made them for, but they can of course be made for any reason at any time. The main trick to making these cupcakes is simply a technique used with the batter. You can really use any recipe that you like.

Written By: Jodi on February 4, 2010 2 Comments
Snickerdoodles and Smoothies

I’ve had a couple of culinary successes lately that I thought I’d share. First up are some Snickerdoodles Blondies. I got the recipe here, from Eat Me, Delicious. Strangely enough this is a vegetarian blog but I have found a lot of good recipes here.  I followed the recipe on the site exactly and they turned [...]

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Written By: Jodi on February 3, 2010 No Comment

I could write a whole post about why I haven’t written anything here in so long. But I won’t. I doubt anybody really cares. If you really feel that you need to know, go ahead and think up some wild mom-homeschooler-employee-daughter-Facebooker-friend craziness and you will probably not be too far off. My hats, they are [...]

Written By: Jodi on April 27, 2009 One Comment
Book Review: The Noticer, by Andy Andrews

This little book, under 200 pages, packs a powerful punch. It is the story of a man named Jones, who comes to a small beach town in Alabama and quietly turns many of the residents’ lives upside-down. The story begins with Jones meeting the author of the book at a low point in his life. [...]

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Written By: Jodi on April 2, 2009 One Comment

Heather and I discussed the CPSIA on the Grace Talk podcast this morning and you can listen to it right here! Click on the arrow next to “Select a past episode,” and choose “CPSIA meets Dr. Seuss…”  It should load and stream from there. If this doesn’t work for you, you can also download the [...]

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Written By: Jodi on March 28, 2009 No Comment
Join the Bee Hunt!

I signed up for this the other day and I think it will be a fun activity for us during the summer. Simply visit the site for The Great Sunflower Project, sign up with them, and they will send you sunflower seeds.  Plant the sunflowers and when they bloom, spend some time tracking how long [...]

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