Chocolate Chip Day : Giant size

Chocolate Chip Day : Giant size

1 cup butter, softened¾ cup white sugar¾ cup packed brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 eggs2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda2 cups semisweet chocolate chips1 cup chopped walnuts In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.Step 2Gradually [...]

Book Review : The Beginner’s Guide to Cookie Decorating

Book Review : The Beginner’s Guide to Cookie Decorating

You’re inspired by the cookie decorating trend on TV and social media, but how can you find your way through the maze of information out there? You turn to The Beginner’s Guide to Cookie Decorating.In this comprehensive guide, Mary Valentino of Emma’s Sweets, a winner of the Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge,” reveals her latest and [...]

Lisa Book Club

Lisa Book Club

Welcome to my Saturday Book Club at the Melville, La. Today we are having fun playing book bingo and having a Snack and talking books. Our Summer reading series is all about camping and the great outdoors- so here a great Smores cookie recipe that you dont need a campfire to enjoy these cookies. Smores [...]

Sunday : Home and Garden

Sunday : Home and Garden

This Sunday Morning it's 38 degrees and Rain in South Louisiana. Tomorrow will be 65 degrees and by Tuesday 70 . Typical Louisiana weather for January . In between the Rain to check out the large Pecan tree in the yard. And pick a few for using in recipes. Pecan tree facts; Pecan trees are native [...]

Happy M and M Day !

Happy M and M Day !

And Today on my Food Blog this fun Halloween cookie made with Halloween M and M's. So make a batch for you favorite little goblin -this Trick a Treat season. 1/2 cup butter softened1/2 cup shortening1 cup granulated sugar1 cup packed light brown sugar2 large eggs1/4 cup milk1 tsp vanilla extract3 cups all-purpose flour1 3.4 oz box vanilla pudding mix1 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt1 cup mini chocolate chips10 oz Mini M&M's1 cup Halloween M&M'sCandy Eye Balls Preheat oven to 350°F and line [...]

Lisa : Fall Favorites

Lisa : Fall Favorites

Happy October 1st! Today's post is about Coffee and Pumpkin Spice and all thing Nice. Lisa International Coffee Day : Pumpkin Spice Latte 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy) 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree 1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, depending on how sweet you like it 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus [...]

Mars Rover : Watch Party and Crafts

Mars  Rover : Watch Party and Crafts

This Saturday the kids and I are celebrating the Mars rover and baking and decorating some Sugar cookies. Come join the fun.... Lisa Mission Name: Mars 2020Rover Name: PerseveranceMain Job: Seek signs of ancient life and collect samples of rock and regolith (broken rock and soil) for possible return to Earth.Launch: July 30, 2020Landing: Feb. 18, 2021, Jezero Crater, MarsTech [...]

Family Memories and Cookies

Family Memories and Cookies

Welcome to Saturday crafts and baking post. Today I am sharing family memories with scrapbooking and my son favorite cookies recipe. Enjot the fun. This week we had snow and ice in Louisiana and it brought back great memories from living in Michigan where this was a typical winter site. As a kid my son [...]