Friday, March 20, 2009
I came across a recipe for Unbelievable Cookies that only has three ingredients. I was intrigued so today I made a batch. They really are easy and tasty.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream peanut butter and sugar. Add egg and mix until well blended. Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Use a fork to flatten balls in a cross hatch pattern.
Bake until lightly brown and just firm to the touch about 10 minutes. Let cool on pan for about 5 minutes before putting them on a cooling rack. (They are very crumbly when just out of the oven.) Makes about 2 dozen cookies - I got 20.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
A television program on Sunday will, as part of the storyline, depict an endowment session using the "expertise" of a former member of the church to help the set and wardrobe designers depict as accurately and in as much detail as possible the sets and wardrobe. There is an article in the TV Guide with a picture.
It is unfortunate that the shows creators have violated their assurances to the Church that the show would not be about Mormons. It is a reference to their character that they have chosen to depict that which they know is sacred to many people - sacred enough that they had to use as a consultant someone who is disaffected with the church.
You might find the following links interesting. http://www.newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/commentary/the-publicity-dilemma
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Several years ago I planted some freesia bulbs. They have bloomed with varying degrees of abundance over the years. This is the first of this year's bloom. They are in a cut glass bud vase I purchased in Ireland.
The tangerine bush is bursting into bloom. It smells heavenly. The bees and other insects are enjoying a feast which I don't begrudge. Notice the teeny baby tangerines.
I really enjoy the ground orchids. They are a colorful color spot. Individually the flowers are really pretty.
Monday, March 2, 2009
You will enjoy reading the story of the discovery at http://www.hasselbacher.us/hazelbaker/phgrave/spahrcem.html. These pictures are from that address.
You can find the Hazelbaker Family Tree at http://www.hasselbacher.us/tng/index.phplbacher.us/tng/index.php. Search for Henry Franklin Ralstin or his mother, Margaret Hazelbaker. The line goes back to Steffan Hasselbacher born about 1570 in Gresten, Austria. His three sons were protestant refugees from Austria during the Counter Reformation and followed each other into an area of Germany following the Thirty-Years War that had suffered greatly during the war sometime shortly after 1655.
The Hasselbacher family website, http://www.hasselbacher.us/ , has lots of information with much to explore.