Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Thanksgiving Day Poem

Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.

For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.

We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.

The list of all we’re grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!

By Joanna Fuchs

I hope that everyone has a very blessed Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes :)

Hello everyone!
Yesterday I made some of these cupcakes and I thought I'd share the recipe. So, here it is! :)

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 cup powdered cocoa

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 egg

1/4 cup corn oil (I use vegetable oil)

2/3 cup milk

1 tsp. mint extract

1 cup miniature chocolate chips


Heat oven to 375 dgrees. In large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in cocoa, sugar, and cinnamon. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg. Stir in the corn oil , milk, and mint extract. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir in the chocoalte chips. Stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Fill greased muffin tins. Bake for 18 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Makes one dozen cupcakes.

On a side note, earlier this week I made some pumpkin mufins and I forgot to put the sugar in the mixture! When they came out and someone commented on how they tasted, well, sugarlees, I was like, "Oopsies!" So whenever somebody got a muffin they sprinkled sugar on the top. Man, they were gross without the sugar! Oh well, I don't think I'll do that again for a long time! :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Eldarwen's Giveaway!

Eldarwen over at The Faithful Elven Princess is having a giveaway in honor of her 200th post! That's a lot of posts! She's giving away some really cute stuff so go check it out!

A Really Cute Apron!

I found this really cute apron at the local antique mall a couple of weeks ago! I'm going to make it a cleaning apron. I would have posted a picture of it sooner, but my sister and I kept forgetting to take a picture of it! ;) So anyway, I just thought I'd post a picture of it!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pretzel Fun

Yesterday me and my sister decided to make pretzels! Since it was cold and rainy, it seemed like the perfect day for it.

Almost done!

We shaped our brother's name. He was pleasantly surprised because he didn't even know that we were making them. :)

This was definitely our favorite ingredient! :)

Done and cooling! Mmm...

Here's the recipe we used:

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1-1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup cold water
Coarse salt

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add flour and salt; stir to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 4-5 times. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes. Punch dough down and divide into 20 equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a 15-in. long strip; twist into a pretzel shape. Combine baking soda and cold water; brush over pretzels. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 20 (small) pretzels.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Taylor is Having A Giveaway! :)

In honor of her 100th post, Taylor is having a giveaway! She is giving away some really cute stuff, so head on over and enter. :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lindsay Has Awarded Me!

Lindsay, over at Content in Christ has awarded me! Here are the rules for this award/tag:

1. Do a post about the person who awarded you, and their blog.

2. Give the award to 5 of your favorite blogs, give a reason, and leave a comment telling them they have been awarded.

3. Answer the 10 random questions.

4. Have Fun!

Lindsay is my big sister, and we are best friends. :) She has a wonderful blog, and I greatly enjoy her posts!

Here's who I'm going to give this award to:

Sarah H - Sarah has a very neat blog. She is a great writer, and I really enjoy her posts!

Hannah Rose - Hannah's blog is very fun and interesting! She seems to be very busy, but always finds time to post. :)

Courtney - Courtney has a wonderful blog, where she posts about everyday life with lots of pictures. She and her family are in the process of adopting an adorable little boy from China. :)

Rachel - Rachel is Courtney's sister. She posts some great recipes and fun picture posts. I really like her blog too!

Callie - Callie has a great blog. She posts about everyday life anf fun tags! :)

Now, for the tag:

1. Have you ever ridden an elephant? No, but it sounds fun!

2. Have you ever eaten squid? Yes, and it was disgusting!

3. What is something crazy you have done with your best friend? I have no idea.

4. Have you ever held an alligator? No, but I went to an alligator farm once. :)

5. Have you ever let a snake slither through your fingers? No way!

6. What is your first and foremost dream in life? Get married, have kids, and whatever God wants me to do!

7. What is your dream vacation? A year-long trip in Europe.

8. What is the funniest movie you have ever seen? Probably Toy Story and Toy Story 2. I love those movies! :)

9. What is your favorite song? That's way too hard! Just go down to the playlists at the bottom of my blog to see some of my favorites.

10. If you could change the world in one way, what would you do? Bring everyone to Jesus Christ and many other things!

Thanks for awarding/tagging me, Lindsay! This was really fun. :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Giveaway!

Hannah over at Trusting In His Love is having a giveaway! She's giving away a few things and it's quite fun! So go and enter before it's over!