Sunday, January 24, 2010
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup Butter softened (don't use margarine, that's just gross)
1 cup brown sugar
2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups flour
2 (7-ounce) Hershey bars chopped up or 1 (12-ounce) package of chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (if you like them)
Heat oven to 375 degress.
Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Mix in salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Add chocolate and nuts. Mold into golf-size balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press slightly. Bake 7-10 minutes. Cookies will be very soft. When cookies cool they will be firm. If you cook them until they are brown and firm they won't be very good. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
Recipe adapted from "Remedies for the "I Don't Cook" Syndrome" by Janet Peterson. This recipe book was my bible when I was first married. I used it soo much that the spine fell apart and I had to take it to the copy store and get it spiral bound. I'm happy to say my cooking skills have improved since then. I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine does!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
So I've seen a few people around with fancy camera straps. But when you look close at the stitching on them it's always crappy quality. Just for fun I went to some of the popular websites to see how much they cost and I couldn't believe that people were paying $25 plus for a bad quality cutesy camera strap. I came across this tutorial on Cluck Cluck Sew (sorry, no link, I haven't figured that one out yet) and decided to give it a shot. My total cost of materials was a whopping $3. $1 for the fabric and $2 for the Pellon fusible fleece. It only took me about 15 minutes to do from start to finish and that's including turning it inside out twice to get the width just right. I'd give this project two thumbs up. Inexpensive, quick and functional.
My other project was to make refrigerator magnets. All ya do is modge podge scrapbook paper onto a clothespin and glue a magnet on the back. It's pretty darn simple! My little sister gave me the cute scrapbook paper and matching flowers for my birthday last year. I'm glad I found a way to display it and enjoy it everyday.
I love how it makes the fridge look so much more organized and cute. Before it just had random advertising magnets on it.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
I've seen soo many awesome tutorials for crayon rolls all over the internet that I decided it's time to make one for my little girl. I was surprised out how easy it was. If I wouldn't have used rick-rac for the edging it would have gone a lot faster too. We took this to church with us yesterday and now I'm wondering why I didn't make one a long time ago. It's soo much more convenient than keeping the crayons in a plastic bag because the crayons stay in place instead of rolling around on the bench. Macey loves it, I love it. I'd say this project gets two thumbs up!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
A new year - a new blog. Now that Christmas is all packed up and over with I'm realizing that I have less than three months before this baby is going to be here. I've got a list of projects I would like to get done before she is born, therefore I have started a blog to document my projects. I have two big projects (blessing dress and a quilt) and a whole lot of smaller projects. After I had Macey I think it was 8 or 9 months before I was able to pull my sewing machine out and actually work on something. So, I'm determined to get the project/sewing bug out of my system before this baby is born. It's also a place to post my favorite recipes and home decorating (or lack thereof). Why the title Ten Cow Chick? Well, it's a long story, but once Justin made the joke that he was going to get one of those vinyl lettering stickers for the back of my car that says "Ten Cow Wife." For some reason that made me laugh soo hard I almost peed my pants. If your not familiar with the movie Johnny Lingo - it's a reference to that. Unfortunately the blogspot address 10cowwife is already taken. Soo, here I go. Wish me luck! I've got a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it in!