My daughter and I are constantly miscommunicating. I beleive it is because wether or not she likes it, we are similar creatures. Neither of us ever does what we do not want to do. I can be persuaded, she can't. I wish it were easier with her, most of the time, my feelings are hurt, I don't want them to be it just always seems to happen. I feel everything with my heart and Amber only uses her head. I wish, I wish.......
These were to die for, Strawberry Shortcake and Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes!!
Baking Christmass cookies like crazy!!!!!


Not sure why I make this soooooooooooooooooooo hard!!


Ok, now that that's out of my system I can update some info on my blog!! Yeah!!!!!!!!! Moving back to Oregon soon, and after that the world! Can't wait, the 5 year plan is to get outta dodge and move to the DR (Dominican Republic). The beach here I come. Have attached photo's of the dream house!
What the fuck chuck, been trying to sign into my blog for months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


My newest food adventures:
Can I just say I was going through blog withdrawl without my computer for a month!!



The baby shower cake for Crystal!!
Ok, haven't managed to bake anything in the cookbook, but someone gave me Amish bread starter & then I had to do a few other things, oh well, soon!!


My new project!!

This week I begin cooking from this new cookbook "Great American Home Baking" a thousand page trilogy to baking. Yummmmmm!!! Will do one recipe per week starting in chapter one, and randomly select recipies out of each chapter. I am starting with chapter one biscuits & rolls, onion dinner rolls. I am new to anything with yeast, but having good luck! Below I have posted pictures of the cookbook, chapter & product I will be trying! Wish me luck!


I have the first egg!! Good chicken's, mine laid first!! Whew!!!!!


Have to say, I do not deal with stress well. I am maxed at this point, worried about the kid, and us. Not sure where all of this is going. Harmony has been my only goal for so long, that this chaos sends me over the edge. Have always worried about money, but never when the next check was coming. No work down here, no prospects, and now unemployment is sketchy. My head is going to pop off any minute. The future is showing no brightspots, don't know where this country is headed and it scares me to think about it. Prayer only helps doesn't cure.


Blackberry, Raspberry pizza with Strawberry Glaze!
I have been neglecting my blog. I have been painting, and changing the rooms in my house around. No time to write or even hook up most of my equipment. Have attached several pic's of the new guest bedroom (for the guests that never come), and the new media room.


My second attempt is plain white bread! Turned out fabulous!!!!!!!!!!
Tryed my first yeast breads. My first attempt was cinnamon rolls. Turned out ok could have stood a longer rising period! Next time!


Chocolate whip cream cake with chocolate filling and vanilla icing in the center!
Cream pies are my favorite, on the stove, 10 minutes, DONE! Coconut cream & Pomeganate pie! The pom is made with an old orange juice pie recipie converted to pom juice!
My pound cake tryed in January, also to dry!
My daughter tryed two new pound cake recipies when we were in Oregon for Christmas. Old recipies don't always translate well with the foods of today. I believe after trying a recipie for pound cake from the bible (my 1932 Betty Crocker cookbook), that you need to use half and half instead of milk, 2% just doesn't cut it the cake is always to dry.
Both of these were flops, one was to dry, and the other I believe was a misprint in the cookbook, you can't make good cake without SUGAR!! That recipie did not have any sugar in it!

I Decided to make very colorful Christmas cookies this year! Lemon butter cookies w/buttercream frosting! Yummmmmmmmm


Apple Betty!

This is the easiest recipie: Peel & slice 6 or 7 apples, the variety does not matter. Cut with a fork, 1 cube of softened butter into 3/4 cup of flour, 1 cup of sugar, 2 tsps cinnamon, 1 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Butter the bottom of a pie pan, place apples in pie pan, pour mixture over the top patting down lightly. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 45 minutes or until apples feel soft when poked with a fork! Enjoy!!