Saturday, October 31, 2009
I was Paula Deen, but a few folks thought I was Martha, until I said 'Hey Y'all!'
I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!
Also, we're hoping that Flordia takes down Georgia once again in Jacksonville. GO GATORS!
Friday, October 30, 2009
¾ cups Butter flavored Crisco
1 ¼ cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. Milk
1 tbsp. Vanilla
1 ¾ cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Salt
¾ tsp. Baking Soda
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup pecan pieces
Directions:Heat oven to 375. Cream butter flavor crisco, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla in large bowl.
Blend until creamy. Blend in egg.Combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture, gradually.
Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop rounded Tablespoonfuls (about 2 measuring tablespoons) of dough 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. (I usually cook on stoneware, which doesn't need to be greased either.)
Bake at 375 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies (they will look light and moist) DO NOT OVERBAKE or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies.
Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes.
Remove to cooling rack. 3 dozen 3-inch cookies. Note: if nuts are omitted, use 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
sparkly Christmas ornaments...and presents under the tree!I've begun my Christmas shopping and this week should be able to get started on Christmas crafts and my master plan for Christmas baking. Thankfully, October is nearly over (where did it go so quickly?) and I've got Fakesgiving, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's to look forward to. It's going to be fabulous!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Now the only question to ask is, When can I go back to Key West?!?
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
The movie version is another favorite of mine. I can't resist it anytime it's on tv. John Cusack is such a great actor that I'll watch him in just about anything! Clint Eastwood did a great job directing it. I like how everyone in the movie seems authentically southern, even if they aren't. Some of the accents are a little thick, but none of them seem put on, which usually bothers me about movies based in the south that don't feature southern actors.
Sassy Lady Chablis! I still haven't seen her show in Savannah, but I hear it is quite exciting!
One of my favorite quotes is by John Cusack's character, after he realizes that things are a little bit different down south:
'I've only been here three days and it's just a shooting, but give it time, okay. This place is fantastic. It's like Gone With the Wind on Mescalin. I know you're my agent. Listen to me, they walk imaginary pets here, Garland. On a f-ing leash. Alright? And they're all heavily armed and drunk. New York is boring!'
Mercer House is featured in the movie and one of the spots I'll have to put on my places to see and photograph on my next trip to Savannah.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I'll have to decide what to subscribe to now. Got any suggestions? Food & Wine? Bon Apetit?I hear that Cook's Illustrated is really good, but I love a magazine with delicious food photos...