Friday, November 6, 2009
I just baked a couple batches of Almond Butter Cookies-I was on my 3rd batch when I realized that they are a vegan recipe. Here's a link to the site where I copied it www.lovelikeavegan.wordpress.com :
I thought I'd share-these cookies are soft and melt in your mouth delicious!
1 C all-purpose flour
1tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 TBS sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 C almond butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
3 TBS canola oil
1-Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a cookie sheet
2-Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in sugar and salt.
3-In a separate bowl, combine the almond butter with the maple syrup and extracts. Stir in the oil.
4-Add the dry mix to the wet mix until combined
5-Place tablespoon-fulls of dough on cookie sheets. Bake for 7-8 minutes until golden brown.
Cool on racks
I didn't use the vanilla and increased the almond extract to 1 tsp. This gives a really strong almond flavor (which we all love!) and I omit the salt. The almond butter I use is salt free. I know some has salt in it but I get the big jar at Costco.
Oh, this is the first time that I made them actually sifting the flour and I think it really made a difference. But, it could just be me.
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Monday, August 17, 2009
There will be a lack of activity on my blog this week! I need to do some "spring" cleaning and back to school shopping. I'll be back on Monday with a new giveaway-new video and-new scrapbook layout! Have a great week.
and Shelly is the runner up! Yep, my number pickers (the kiddos) each picked a different number so we decided to have a runner up. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know where to send the goodies to. It will go USPO and I'll get it right out to you'all.
Enjoy and check back every Monday when I'll post another giveaway.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
If you have watched my latest video you know what my favorite season is. What?? you have not watched my Matchbook Album video?? Ok, I'll tell you again, it's Fall. Moving from Texas to Snoqualmie was like moving around the world. There are seasons here, leaves turn colors, the days get shorter, the moon a little brighter. Now it's your turn. Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite season is and why. On Monday, August 17th I'll randomly choose a comment and get this goodie bag out to you. It contains Close To My Heart paper and 2 spools of coordinating ribbon and brads and buttons-yours free!!!
This is going to be fun.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I decided to enter a scrapbooks etc. challenge using stiching. My first idea actually jammed up my embroidery machine so I went to plan B. I really like plan B. I cut the stars from old jeans and stiched around the inside using a thin crochet yarn. Never stiching before this took a while. The first needle was too big and frayed the stars. So I started over and cut bigger stars. Bigger stars didn't show the thread. Not having any embroidery floss I broke into my crochet basket and pulled out a crochet lace yarn. Expensive but it worked. The All American boy stickers and A chipboard is CTMH as is the ink pad to color the A. The star paper is left over from the 4th page. The pictures are all Robby.
A little OT but thought I'd add it here. I've been wanting to do some video tutorials on the blog but realized that my hands really need a manicure before I put them out for everyone to see. Too much hot glue and gardening. So I'm off to get a spa manicure and a pair of gardening gloves. So, be on the lookout for video coming soon!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Place cover boards on paper then place the binder board. Glue or tape down as shown in picture. Then score the fold lines along the top, bottom and both sides. Adhere the top and bottom first then the sides. The outside is done.
If you want to add ribbon to tie the book closed do so now on the inside cover boards. Then add your inside liner.
Run your finger along the joints and press the liner into the adhesive. Be sure to get a good fit around the binder board. If using glue let it set up.
Score around the joints and fold book closed.