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Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies


     A Food Friday Recipe:  Family favorite!!

  “Tis the season for baking cookies!”  (Well not for me usually.  I let my sister do that since she is a way better baker than I could ever be.)  But this is one recipe I never go wrong with.  

Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.  (Makes a very light cookie)

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup salad oil, 1 cup (real) butter melted, 2 eggs, and 2 tsp (real) vanilla.  Mix well.
  3. Sift in 4 cups flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 4 tsp cream of tartar, and 1 tsp salt.  (I find it easier to sift in one cup of flour at a time, including part of the soda, tartar and salt.  This way you don’t get that salty, soda taste in the cookie)
  4. Stir in one bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by tablespoon on a cookie sheet.  (I have terrible cookie sheets, so I usually line them with parchment paper or wax paper).
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Place on Parchment paper to cool.
  8. Enjoy!

Let me know if you try this and like it.

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Thankful Thursday…a little bit early


I am thankful for my sister.

My sister has been with me from the beginning (well, almost the beginning).  Continue reading

Would you rather…..


Topic #328

Would you rather have $50 million or live for an extra 50 years?

I would rather have $50 million. Since I am already just a few short years away from the 50 year mark, another 50 years I could take or leave.  The world today is not something that I care to have to face for the next 50 years.  I’ve made my peace with my creator, have had an amazing time getting to know him and , frankly, can’t wait to see him face to face!   Continue reading

On Thanksgiving and the USPS, and no more Facebook…and Suburbans.


Okay, so I am new to this blogging thing and probably over-excited.  The challenge I received from my husband to “quit” facebook was taken up with a little trepidation.  He felt I was a facebook addict…I wasn’t so sure.  So…for his birthday, I gave up facebook for a year.  Little did I know that it would lead me to blogging.   Continue reading

Tj’s Art


This is a new page showcasing my son’s art:

Check it out

Tj’s Art

Moody Monday: An Empty Nest


I  miss my boys..

It’s Monday morning and the only sounds in the house are a ticking clock, the steady breaths of the dog curled up on the living room floor, and the occasional car passing by.  A year ago, I dreamt of a morning such as this, though that dream was far off into the future and just a passing wish for solitude.  Today there is just melancholy thoughts of the sounds that used to occupy this space.  Continue reading