Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Field Cookies....aka Westbye cookies.

A family that I grew up with had a cookie recipe that I love and love and love....then I lost it....a few times...then I get it again....then I lost it again.....then got it again.....and now I am eternalizing them on the Internet so I will never lose it again. Although getting it again, allows me to visit with Elisabet again and catch up with her, when I wouldn't normally because I am lazy like that.....

Make these cookies NOW!!!

Field Cookies

1 lb butter
1 1/2 c sugar
2 c brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/ 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
6 c flour

Cream together butter and sugars. Then add eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon.
Slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture. After batter is mixed add one of the following...(I usually put a whole bag of resses peanut butter chips and 1/2 bag of milk chocolate)

4-6 c chips
2 c raisins
2 c nuts
1 1/2 c old fashioned oatmeal
1 1/2 c coconut

Scoop 1 inch balls and this recipe will make about 116 cookies.

Bake at 350* for 8-10 minutes, no longer. Cookies will not look done. They will be fluffy and tall and good!!!

Adding the eggs to the sugar mixture
Kitchen casualty....poor spatula
Right out of the oven...see they don't look quite done.
But they are delicious goodness.....yum!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Tonight I lay in bed; my thoughts are scattered.
My brain is foggy.
Emotions are built up in my chest.and I am unable to process them all.
Things are changing.....quicker than I thought they would.
Relationships are being tested, order of it all has been evaluated, rearranged, and put into place. Words have been spoken that have never before considered.
The changes are for the best
And they are not bad ones, just difficult.
But isn't it true what they say "good thing come to those who wait"
Jason and I have decided to work on our emotional relationship and find the Lord in it all. A shift has happened.
But right now I want the selfish tears to stop and I just want to sleep.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Brownies with icing

These are the BEST BROWNIES EVER!!! I got it from a church cookbook, that I love!
It is not only brownies, but frosting too! Yum!


1 stick of margarine (melted)
2 eggs
3/4 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. cocoa

Mix ingredients thoroughly. Pour into 8 inch square, greased and floured pan. Bake at 350* for 22-25 minutes. Do not overbake!

Brownie icing (can be used for up to 3 pans of brownies) :

1/2 stick of margarine (melted)
1/2 c. cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. powdered sugar (add a few more tablespoons to the icing if it is too thin)
1/3 c. milk
1/4 tsp. salt

Add cocoa, vanilla, salt, milk, and powdered sugar. Mix well. Frost brownies when they are cool.

We made these a few weeks ago for a church potluck. They were a hit!

Alyssa was my little helper.....she had a good time!

Whats better than getting a chocolate face from licking the beaters?

The evidence can be washed off!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Rant on Facebook

I HATE FACEBOOK! I do. I know it is the cool thing to do...and I have one....but I hate it....all the applications and sending random crap to random people...poking...what the hell is that all about? it is stupid.
And Myspace is not far behind. It is now using facebook applications....and it drives me CRAZY.

I have both of these as a virtual "connection" to people who I would not normally know what happened to from my past...a lot of kids I went to school and church with are on it...I like to drop an email or comment their way every now and again....but COME ON...PUHLEASE.....barf. I am almost totally done with it.

Not to mention, blogging and reading people's blogs are so time consuming, I don't have the time or sit and poke people. blah.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Polaroid Flashback....

This is a picture of Me, Shayda, Veida and the local grocery store Easter Bunny.....Shayda was just a newborn...... what I would different.... just about everything....too bad there isn't a rewind on life..
My aunt has a sign on her wall at her house that says something to effect of "Experience is the greatest lesson, but the tuition is costly" (Denice correct me if I am wrong with this....) I am a true believer in this saying...because I know I am who I am because of the experiences I have had....but sometimes I feel spent. And with that feeling comes utter exhaustion......but it makes me a better person......that is sort of how I feel right now......spent.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Two out of three..

My sister Veida...what can I say...she has piercing eyes, the most beautiful olive skin, and the brown curly hair most women dream of....and she is my right hand woman.....she is the part of me that I don't have the guts to be sometimes. She says no, when I would say yes even though no is what I wanted to say. She gives me the courage to do what is in my heart, not what others want me to do....and she helps me to NOT buy random stuff, even though I influence her to buy more than she wanted to....
As a child I wasn't the nicest person to her. But as we have grown up, we have learned to appreciate and love each other more than words can say. She (along with Shayda of course) is the reason I am me today....she is loved. By me.