Monday, February 16, 2015


So Grandma gave me some of this from her herb groups.  Xylitol is a sugar substitute.  I've used Splenda before, but it is quite a pain to bake with, even using their specific recipes.  Like these Molasses cookies. Last time I made them, they did not rise...I had to do them like refrigerator cookies.  AGH!!

But this actually rose really well!  I used about 1/2 the amount that was sugar and this came out pretty well.  I did mini zucchini loaves and then sour cream loaf. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Recipe Flops

So I've had a few flops lately.  First, Strawberry Brownies. Seriously, I should NOT be allowed to make brownies.  EVER.  These SHOULD have been easy.  Yep, not.

I also tried chicken broth in the crock pot....yep, not so great.  It is okay, just not worth the effort. I might try this again through with a different recipe. 

Utlity Sink

New utility sink in the garage!

Thank You Cards

Making thank you cards

Adam's First Finished Miniature

Adam's first finished miniature, painted all by himself!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fireworks Display

Adam took some of Great's toothpicks to make a fireworks display

Adam's Birthday Party

Family party!

Skating fun with friends

Birthday cake

Friend party