Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ghost ship

Forget about ghosts, my friend Nancy Lauzon saw a ghost ship.

Check out her story over at Denise Agnew's Haunted blog.

Guest author: Nancy Lauzon

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pretty in Pink Pancakes

For the past two years, my boys and I have participated in the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk. I hope we can do it again next year. It is the least I can do to help the courageous families battling this frightful disease worldwide. In honor of all the warriors out there, my Tasty Tuesday contribution is Pretty in Pink Pancakes. 

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon (or more) vanilla

1 teaspoon salt (or less)

1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup non-fat milk

1/3 cup prickly pear cactus syrup as seen here (or strawberry syrup)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. I am pretty salt conscious, so I use less than the salt the recipe calls for. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the vanilla and egg. Mix in the milk and syrup slowly to ensure the batter achieves the right not too wet or too dry consistency for pancakes. More syrup means pinker and sweeter pancakes. Mix until smooth. If the batter is too wet, you might need to add a little more flour.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Scoop the batter onto the griddle using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve. 
My boys enjoy adding a peanut butter topping. Enjoy!
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Denise Agnew's new book and contest

Denise A. Agnew gives us a never-before-seen sneak peek into Asylum 2: Shadows Rise at her blog today & a contest. Happy Halloween! 

So be sure to stop by

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tasty Tuesday Sinfully Delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have always been a cookie monster. Cooookieees. 

Here is my favorite oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie recipe: 


2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter (or margarine)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 table spoon vanilla extract (or imitation vanilla)
2 cups packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs (wash egg shells prior to use)
18 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans)

Preheat: oven to 375 degrees

Combine: flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Add two eggs (shells cleaned so that cookie dough is safe to eat), blending until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Transfer mixture to a larger bowl add chocolate chips, oatmeal and nuts and mix completely.

Bake:  9 to 11 minutes until golden brown.

Makes about 4 dozen.

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