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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sand & Sawdust Festival

Last weekend we went to the Sand & Sawdust Festival at Ocean Shores. The sun was shining and we had a really fun day! It was our first time taking the boys to the ocean, and aside from it being a little windy and chilly down by the water, I think they liked it. The … Continue reading »

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Peppermint Patties

32oz powdered sugar4 TBS butter, softened1 tsp vanilla2 tsp peppermint extract1/2 cup evaporated milk24 oz chocolate chips————————————– Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper and set aside.Put butter, vanilla, peppermint extract and evaporated milk in an electric stand mixer. Slowly add in powdered sugar until the mixture is the consistency of play-doh. (You don’t want … Continue reading »

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Cute Pictures…

I was looking back through the pictures I had taken recently and realized that there were some cute ones just dying to be shared. All of these were taken in June but they’re in no particular order.These were taken the first time we took the kids to the pool. They both LOVED it! We’re so … Continue reading »

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My big helper

Today, while I was taking a shower, Dylan started crying. Skyler, being the attentive big brother that he is, decided that Dylan must be hungry. So, he decided to go make a bottle for Dylan. He found a laundry basket, turned it upside down and used it as a stepping stool to get up to … Continue reading »

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Crescent Rolls

2 TBS active dry yeast1/2 cup warm water1/2 cup butter1 cup milk1/2 cup sugar1 tsp salt3 eggs4 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup butter, softened (to spread on the dough before baking)————————————– Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water (110-115 degrees). Set aside and allow yeast to activate.Heat butter and milk until butter is melted. Allow … Continue reading »

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"I’m not tired!"

Lately we’ve been having a problem getting Skyler to go to bed. He keeps insisting that he’s not tired and if we put him to bed anyway he just keeps getting up and fighting us. We’ve gotten tired of the nightly battle so we’ve been letting him stay up later. Then when he does get … Continue reading »

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Sugar Cookies

3 cups flour3/4 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt1 cup butter, softened1 cup sugar1 egg1 TBS milkpowdered sugar for rolling out cookies————————————–Preheat oven to 375 In an electric mixer cream butter and sugar until light in color. Add egg and milk. On a low speed, gradually add flour, baking powder and salt and beat until mixture … Continue reading »

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan

1 large eggplant1 can diced tomatoes1 jar pasta sauce2 cups bread crumbs3 eggs2 cups grated mozzarella cheese1 cup grated parmesan cheese1 clove minced garlic1 cup sliced mushrooms8-10 basil leaves, chopped2 TBSP olive oilsalt————————————- Preheat the oven to 350. Cut the eggplant crosswise in 1/4 inch slices. Sprinkle the eggplant slices with salt and let them … Continue reading »

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No Bake Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake Filling:3 TBS fresh lemon juice1 envelope unflavored gelatin16 oz cream cheese, softened1/2 cup sugarpinch of salt2/3 cup whipping cream Raspberry Mousse:3 TBS cold water1 cup raspberry puree3 TBS sugar1 envelope unflavored gelatin3/4 cup whipping cream, soft peaks Raspberry Gelee:3 TBS cold water1 1/2 cups raspberry puree6 TBS sugar1 envelope unflavored gelatin————————————– I adapted … Continue reading »

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Coconut Crust

7 oz shredded coconut1/2 cube melted butter————————————– Combine butter and coconut and press in the bottom of pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown. This coconut crust is super easy and very delicious! There are many ways to use it. Today I made this as the crust for a lemon raspberry … Continue reading »

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