October 24, 2009

Fall. . .

always seems to get me in the mood to bake and cook. Mmmmmm. . . .

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. margarine
1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 T. milk
2 t. vanilla
1 3/4 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
2 1/2 - 3 c. oats (quick or old fashioned)
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Cream margarine & sugars. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Mix well. Drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 9-10 minutes for a chewy cookie; 12-13 for a crisp cookie.

Makes about 45 cookies.

(Lex, these were taken with that free, sepia camera app I was telling you about.)


I got this "delish" recipe from my friend, Holly.

Pizza & Breadsticks

3 c. flour
1 T. (rounded) instant yeast
3 T. sugar
1 t. salt
1 c. warm water
2 t. vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Sift together flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Add water and oil; knead 5 minutes. Let dough sit 5-10 minutes; it will be easier to roll out. Roll out. Place in a greased pan or on pizza peel. Add toppings. Put pizza into oven (on preheated stone, if using). Bake 10-15 minutes.

Breadsticks: Put dough in 9x13 pan. Mix 1/4 c. melted butter, 1/2 t. garlic powder, 1/2 t. onion powder; spread over dough. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cut with pizza cutter. Let raise 90 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees 8-10 minutes.


October 15, 2009


Did you know BYU has a Planetarium?

I just recently made this discovery when I went with Isabel on her field trip. It is so GREAT! Then I found out they do shows every Friday night. So for our next date, guess where Kevin and I went? Yup - the planetarium. We had tons o' fun. And the price can't be beat- $2.00!

It makes a fun family outing or a super inexpensive date night!