Tuesday, August 19, 2008

eggless cookies

Bowl of Berries Cookies

1/4 c water
3-5 drops green food coloring
1/2 of a 2-oz package slivered blanched almonds

1 c butter or margarine (everything's better with butter though!)
1/2 c powdered sugar
1/2 of a 3-oz package strawberry-flavored gelatin
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
2 c all-pupose flour
Red-colored sugar
Green-colored sugar

1. To make stems, mix water and green food color in a shallow bowl. Add almonds. Allow to soak and absorb color, stirring several times.

2. To make cookies, beat butter, powdered sugar, gelatin, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy. On low speed, gradually beat in flour. Chill 30 minutes.

3. Drain almonds on several layers of paper towels. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

4. Form dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Taper one end of each to make a strawberry shape. Dip the wider end into the green sugar and then roll tapered end in red sugar. Insert an almond stem in wide end of each berry. Place one inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 11-12 minutes until set, but not browned. Cool on wire racks. Makes approximately 36 cookies

I haven't made these yet, but I can't wait to try them for Kaden.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Konnor got to attend Jordons graduation while the other two kids stayed in AZ.

Konnor got blessed a few weeks ago. He looked so dang cute.

Look at that smile. I just want to pinch those cheeks... He is 4 months old now, I am not sure how much he weighs or any of that because we are still looking for a doctor here and trying to get health insurance.... but he is definitly a chunky monkey.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

check it out

I started a new blog, it is called www.copyandcreate.blogspot.com
It is just for fun, I am not selling anything. It is mostly just ideas I would like to remember. Some people have a file of magazine pages they tear out, this is like that. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


The week before we moved they had italian street painting (or something like that) it was amazing.

We are so proud of Jordon and all of his hard work. We love you honey!