Sunday, April 25



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Thursday, April 15

Strawberry Pie Time!

My first Strawberry Pie of the year!!!  

I make Strawberry pies for my family, usually all during the Summer months - but with the weather being so nice -  FINALLY with NO SNOW on the ground - and temperatures above freezing, I decided to make them early this year  . . . .  and NO ONE in my family was complaining about it, either!  

Wednesday, April 14

Fridge Art Friday!

Peter's crazy-art kit allowed him to make some pretty cool pictures! 

Volcano (stenciled) a Long Neck Dinosaur, 
a Pteranodon, a Stream and Dino Foot Prints:

"Daddy" Spider, a "Mommy" Spider (next to the tree), a "Baby Spider"
a "Big Boy" Spider and, of course, a Dinosaur Foot Print:

Saturday, April 10


My 'TSNT' idea was a new recipe from a new cookbook!


White Chocolate Chip, Banana, Coffee Cake Muffins:

They were DELICIOUS! 

Mix the following in a small bowl and set aside:
2 1/2 C flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt

In another small bowl, mix:
1 T instant coffee granules 
1 T hot water
 . . . stir until dissolved, then add 2-3 mashed bananas

Cream together the following until light and fluffy:
1 C softened butter
1 1/4 C sugar
1 egg

Add banana mixture to sugar/butter mixture.  Add flour mixture and stir well.  Add 1 cup of (I used white) chocolate chips.  Divide evenly among muffin tins and Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes.

Family Day!

Tim and I received a lovely card from a family at our church, for Easter, with money in it.  It was super generous of them!  Tim and I used about half of it for a date night - at a wonderful SIT DOWN restaurant and had a really nice time together, talking, eating SLOWLY. . without having to feed someone else first!  We took a stroll after dinner and stopped at a bookstore where I bought a baking magazine (one of my favorites!) and then we went into one of my favorite coffee shops - Caribou Coffee!  We sipped on a hot cinnamon latte walking around the outdoor shopping mall, and just enjoyed each other's company.  Later, in the evening, we stumbled by a store and decided to take a quick look to see if they had any nice Easter dresses.  I hadn't bought one yet, and I wasn't planning on it this year, but we thought we would look anyhow.  Not only did they have a huge selection, but I bought my dress and dress jacket together for only $47!  What a steal!!!   Nothing excites me more than a good sale!!!

We also wanted to have a family night with the boys.  So, the following day we had a couple of errands to run  - and the kids acted SO well.  We picked up some food at Wendy's and then headed to a local park.  The kids played for about an hour and really had a blast!  It was perfect weather too!!   After the park, we had one more errand that we had to run (a favorite of the kids . . . Sams Club) and then we topped off our evening with Cold Stone ice cream!!!

Peter, taking a picture of  . . . Peter.

James . . . . trying to copy the mad skills of his brother. 

Each of the boys got a scoop of Cotton Candy Ice Cream, both topped off with lots of sprinkles!  They ate every bite! (which is saying a lot for my boys, who dislike any form of dessert)  

It really was a perfect weekend!!!