Saturday, June 20, 2009


A quick trip to Miami to visit my dad for Father's Day. Squirrely the cat was in excellent form.

A LARGE cactus we saw while geocaching

Lovely skies over Miami

Friday, June 19, 2009

170/365 Garden pics

Morning Glories are still blooming!

Delicate yellow flowers

Thursday, June 18, 2009

169/365 Pics around town

Seen while driving around....

View from the way out

Hubby's hands

Dots? Stop?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


A quick picture of Colors being a sweetie

New flowers in the garden! My morning glories blossomed for the first time!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

167/365 Chicken Cacciatore

Dinner tonight was Chicken Cacciatore and I used a bunch of fresh farmer's market veggies. It was delicious and pretty too! I based it off this recipe, but used 5 peppers and threw in some mushrooms also. I also seasoned the flour with oregano and garlic powder when I dredged it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

166/365 Peanut Butter Cookie Time!

In honor of last Friday being National Peanut Butter Cookie day, I had to make up a batch.

I used this recipe, but made some changes. I find that adding a banana cuts on some of the butter and gives the cookie a delicious banana flavor.

Here's my recipe:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 banana
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon of sugar

1. Cream together butter and banana. Then add peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time.
2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.
3. Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. Mix together the last two ingredients and sprinkle on top of cookies before baking.
4. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

165/365 Farmer's Market and great food

The day began with a trip to the local farmer's market to load up on produce.




Later on, Matt made dinner while the Wonder Cat watched

Matt made his homemade mac 'n cheese (based on Alton Brown's recipe)

He makes a few changes. He doubles the onion, adds about a 1/2 cup of chopped bacon and adds more cheese on top. Soooooo yummy.

I love him so much!