|Whew! Like I had mentioned before, I received my first scrapbooking kit from Studio Calico last week, so I finally sat down and scrapped! Lots of layouts…lots of scrappy goodness!!!! And, obviously, 36 more days until I turn 40!!|
Category: new camera pix
|As we know, I love coffee. I recently have discovered homemade biscotti. Last year, my sister-in-law surprised me with her homemade chocolate biscotti…it was AMAZING!!!! Never before had I tasted a biscotti that I liked, but hers was out-of-this-world. So, there was hope. Store bought biscotti is nothing compared to homemade.
This Christmas, my mom made biscotti for the celebration. Her recipe was delicious also. You can find it here, Chocolate Chip Biscotti, (she omitted the hazelnuts, because of food allergies). I admit, I am not a ‘fruit with my chocolate’ kind of person, but this biscotti was really good.
Tonight, I wanted to make some biscotti for a friend’s birthday, so I checked out the Betty Crocker website and found this one for Mocha Biscotti.
I altered it a bit, here is my version:
Ingredients for Biscotti :
Ingredients for Chocolate Drizzle :
*Recipe claims to make 3 1/2 dozen. I must slice them extremely large because my recipe only produced about 16. I could slice them in half, but I’m giving them as a gift and I want them to be large and pretty.
*This recipe was made nut-free by omitting the almonds and checking all ingredients for allergens.
*Nutritional values are on the Betty Crocker website.
I haven’t been on the treadmill since my bout with the stomach flu, but chilly weather makes me want to bake, so I better get back on it!
|I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.
I, for one, had a super-terrific Christmas day.
Above, is one of my gifts. This one, from my son, Nick.
More Christmas pix to come. Enjoy your day!
|Found a yummy recipe online for “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies”, but changed it up a bit, so that it would be peanut-free.
Here’s the recipe:
Yield: approx. 3 dozen
Nutritional info based on using peanut butter: Calories 128; Fat 4.5g; Cholesterol 6mg; Carbohydrate 20.5 g; Sodium 106mg; Protein 2.3g; Fiber 0.6g
|I made this ATC for a swap over on SISTV. The theme is “the 12 Days of Christmas”.
My day is 7 Swans-a-Swimming.
I found an image online of the sheet music, shrunk the image and printed it.
Then I sprayed it with Candy Apple Glimmer Mist.
Christmas is coming soon…lots to do!
|Whew! It’s been a long week.
I had the stomach flu for most of the week, then towards the end of the week, I had 2 events to get ready for. One being my husbands family Christmas and the other, a coffee fellowship time at church this morning. Whew!
Today, I finally worked on my December Daily.
I got out my sewing machine and decided to make pleats for paper!
It’s as simple as that!
That completes my December Daily: Day 4.
|My niece & nephew have spent the entire weekend with us. In a house of 3 people, the youngest being 15, there aren’t too many things to entertain a 10 & 6 year old.
Kate, the 10 y.o. made this cute purse. For the most part, all by herself! She came up with shape, handstitched the edges, (whipstitch, is what I call it), hemmed the flap, we added a snap for closure, a shoulder strap and a flower & button embellishment! It’s quite a pretty bag!
We’ve also strung many letter-beaded bracelets, hand embroidered hearts and lettering onto fabric, sketched, AND we’ve been to our local museum for the Annual Christmas Tree Festival, (which I have gone to for yeeeeaaarrrs), drove around to look at the Christmas lights, shopped for furniture, drank hot chocolate, watched Christmas movies and MORE! (I’m going to need a vacation from my weekend…lol)
Hoping to work on my December Daily later tonight/tomorrow….I will post pictures soon!